8 Ways To Improve Your Productivity And Mental Health

During a pandemic, productivity and mental health may seem to function far apart from each other, but they actually work hand in hand. For many of us, including myself, there has been a lot of pressure to not only stay productive, but to accomplish more than ever before.

Productive employee on the job

Although many are working from home, maintaining productivity may be even more difficult right now due to the state of our mental health. Being quarantined in a confined space, unable to hug our loved ones, continuing to work full time while caring for children – and many more stressors can easily cause anyone’s mental health to deteriorate without adequate (or any) time for self care.…

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Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Consider Psychotherapy

Being an entrepreneur is definitely not an easy job. Opening your own business comes with its fair share of risks and uncertainties. Regardless of whether you’ve had your business for a while now or are just starting out with something of your own, the journey can indeed be daunting.

Entrepreneur consulting with a psychotherapy

Amidst all the planning, sleepless nights, financial investments, and overall stress, it’s very easy to lose your mental sanity in the process. That’s why you need fellow entrepreneurs to create a support system. But what if you’re overwhelmed and want to deal with this with a specialist?

Enter psychotherapy. It serves as a good and healthy route for every entrepreneur out there.…

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Is Your Business Guilty of Making These 5 Productivity Mistakes?

When just starting out your business, you may believe that all business models can be applied to create the perfect environment. But this isn’t so. The majority of startups fail within the first five years because they didn’t have a sound business model in mind. However, it’s the daily goings-on of the business that determines success.

Successful CEO leading a meeting

To prevent that from happening, here are five productivity mistakes you can avoid to ensure that your business is heading in the right direction.

Putting Too Much Thought into Strategy

Many business owners are caught in the loop of thinking about what they should be doing instead of actually taking action.…

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How to Design an Office to Support Productivity and Collaboration

It’s probably safe to say that improved collaboration is one of your main business objectives as this new year dawns — not too far behind increased productivity. As luck would have it, the two are closely linked. People will stick with a task 64% longer when working collaboratively than alone. They’re also more likely to be engaged, energetic, and successful.

Business team working at office desk

Hiring right can help, of course. As the founder and CEO of Spartan, I believe you need a crew around you who’s just as passionate and motivated about a company’s mission, vision, and goals as its leadership team is. The physical workspace is a critical part of the equation, and there appears to be truth behind this notion.…

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How to Design an Office Space to Enhance Productivity

There are factors which influence people’s mood, energy levels and productivity. These include diet, length and quality of sleep as well as physical activity levels.

Productive employees with high morale

Office design is another, important factor when it comes to enhancing wellbeing and productivity. A well designed and carefully maintained office can also install confidence in potential clients, as well as the workforce themselves.

If you are a business owner, looking to enhance the productivity of your employees using methods other than financial incentives, you may be surprised to learn how much of an impact the office environment can make.

Lighting

Many people in the United States suffer from a mild form of Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months.…

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Is Travel THE Reward Scheme Your Company Is Missing?

The influence of employee reward schemes on increased job satisfaction and workplace productivity is well documented. Perks and benefits can drive your staff to excel; inspiring them to maximise their performance to qualify for rewards. Rewards schemes can also make your team feel appreciated and valued, which can support the development of loyalty and a sense of worth within your company.

Colleagues traveling together in a employee travel reward scheme

Put simply; there are a lot of reasons to incorporate reward schemes into your company culture.

When it comes to the deployment of rewards, there are many types of incentive structures available. Common programs include personal recognition — such as employee of the month — and financial bonus schemes for hitting objectives.…

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4 Morning Routine Habits for a Productive Day

You may not realize it but the choices you make in the morning set the tone for your entire day.

Are you starting your day with productive habits that encourage activity throughout the day? Or do you spend your mornings sipping a cup of coffee scrolling through your phone?

Morning routine habits

Include these four habits in your morning routine to get your mind right for the day ahead.

4 Habits to Optimize the Day Ahead

You don’t need to reorganize your entire life. Just make a few small tweaks to scale your productivity today and every day.

1. Take Your Grooming Seriously

Your appearance can have a profound effect on your productivity throughout the rest of the day.…

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5 Reasons Why Sharing Is Caring in Small Business Time Management

Time management is important to SMEs, as this is the one resource that can’t really be bought. For small businesses, limited staffing and a small budgets are common. For SME team leaders, this negatively impacts their work-life balance, often resulting in those at the top taking zero holidays throughout the year.

Team Meeting

However, there are a few tools that can help to reduce the workload and save time, but they all require team effort. This is why sharing is caring in small business time management. In other words, it’s essential to rally your team so that you’re all on the same page.…

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How to Ensure That Your Business Remains Organized

Owning a small business and running it on your own can be a difficult thing to do. Besides doing the work that you do best, you also have to take care of your finances, sales planning, marketing, etc.

When customers come pouring in, it’s easy to lose track of everything you have to do. And once you begin falling out of sync with all of your responsibilities, it can be very difficult to get back on your feet and recover. After all, your small business is only as organized as you are!

Organize your business

With that in mind, here are some useful tips to help you ensure that your business remains organized.…

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6 Tips to Create Your Own Zen Room

In this day and age, we’re constantly on the go and trying to keep up with our jobs, relationships, health and more. Technological advances also mean that we’re always connected on our smartphones, computers, tablets etc. With such a busy lifestyle, it’s important that we have a space for ourselves where we can just relax, unwind and disconnect.

Tips to create a zen room

Below, we offer 6 tips to create your own Zen room – a restful, serene and restorative space just for you.

1. Select Natural and Light Fabrics

One of the most basic foundations of a Zen room is utilizing natural and light fabrics that are also comfortable.…

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