Progress

  What does progress mean to you? Progress, to me, can be many things. It can come in many ways and take many forms. It can be anything. I could be a work in progress, learning new things, wanting to take the leap, go the extra mile and be a better version of myself.  I…

A Glorified Treasure Hunt

Spring cleaning isn’t something I’d look forward to, especially on weekends because it means unearthing old junk and disturbing the thick layers of dust covering said junk. It always leaves me in a sneezing fit. And it also means having to do housework when all you really want to do is relax. But it’s okay….

Halt! Stop the Meeting Invitations!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Has anyone ever asked to schedule a meeting for a meeting of the meeting for that meeting… Sorry, I had to do that. But think about it. How many meetings have you attended lately? How many meetings have you attended lately within a day? How many of these meetings were…

How Often Do You Get Your Caffeine-Induced Creativity?

The notion of working remotely (be it from home, at your nearest Starbucks or from the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora) can be very stimulating and inviting. Of course, this depends on how you feed your curiosity and creativity. For me, the idea of working from and on a beach sounds heavenly but I…

What I Learned From My Weekend Social Media Detox.

In this day and age, we live in a constant and consistent updatable (if there’s even such a word) lifestyle of connection and being “in-the-know”. The moment we feel as though we’re missing out on something important, we feel the pinch. Similar to what addicts feel when drugs and/or sex are out of their reach….

Art Therapy: My Way of Learning to Cope with Stress.

Sorry for the long absence from blogging. That’s because I’ve been struggling with stress lately (mostly from work) and I’ve been trying to find ways to cope. Stress is something many people face, yet not many know how to cope with it. I know positive stress is good for us as it encourages us to…

Why You Should Keep A Journal (Mine Would Be With A Typewriter).

Now that I have a typewriter, I’ve often been wondering what the heck am I going to use a typewriter for as I already have a laptop and several new Moleskine ruled notebooks (these are still waiting to be used). I’ve done my share of researching online, reading a variety of blogs and websites on…

Welcome Wednesday: What’s Your Best Time To Get Things Done?

Here’s a little something to ease the weekday stress. What is your best and preferred time of the day to get things done? Are you the early bird who catches the worm? Or would you rather get up a little later, get more sleep instead of waking up early because you already do that on…

Should Companies Have Counselling Services For Their Employees?

What do YOU think? Should you have someone to turn to when shit hits the fan? Or are you afraid of approaching anyone at your workplace for fear of misplacing your trust and jeopardising your career? These questions have been on my mind for a long time, swirling and whirling in my mind ever since…

What Happens When You’re Unemployed For Too Long?

The last time I was unemployed and looking for a job was in January this year (2016). The project I was working on last year had closed down and the whole team designated for the project were forced to look for work elsewhere. It took me four months to get a decent job, and even that…

The Adventures of Working Remotely.

If you’re anything like me, you will probably have the option and the flexibility to work at the office or remotely from home. Oh, and if you’re anything like me, you will find that working remotely isn’t all that it seems to be. Once upon a time, when I took on my first job, I…

A D.I.Y. Project using Discarded Tiles.

What happens when you have a box of dusty, discarded wall or floor tiles in your home? Do you get rid of them? Or turn them into a D.I.Y. project? Precisely what I did. Some years back, my uncle noticed a pile of discarded items on the front yard outside my next-door neighbour’s home. Famous…

Hello, June.

Wow, it’s June already? Time really flew by quickly. And what have I accomplished lately? To be honest, nothing much. Which makes me feel a little depressed too. Here’s what happened in my 2016 that I am still not happy about: I was jobless in January. I fell behind in my 2016 Reading Challenge on…

Don’t Lose Sleep Over It.

How many times have we welcomed the weekend only to come back to work on Monday feeling like we still needed more hours to unwind? Do you often feel that way? That you were so hyped up on Friday, and going over your plans with your friends to paint the town red. Only to realise…

Spring Cleaning, One Box at a Time.

In view of yesterday’s post and all the previous articles I have ever written on minimalism and de-cluttering, I decided to go on a de-cluttering spree myself. The condo that I share with my husband was not just a home but also a storage for all sorts of items that we no longer use or…

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

“Five more minutes, I promise… Zzz…” That’s what we always tell ourselves when our alarm rings at 9:00am in the morning, regardless of the day. That’s what we always say to the person who has been tasked to wake us up in the morning. And then you find yourself waking up at noon. OH NO!…

The Waiting Game.

Government offices and their employees, mostly those working in the customer service departments, often bear the brunt of irate and impatient customers and are subjected to verbal abuse. They are almost always on the receiving end of a telephone call with a customer whose product never arrived. Why do we subject these poor individuals to…

Hi, My Name is Jack.

WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO… JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs of…

Table Your Success with SEO.

Do you often lament on how your website isn’t generating enough traffic and revenue? Do you often hear your boss demanding to know why the numbers are deteriorating? Are you worried that your website isn’t providing clients with enough reason to stay on-page and not leave? Well… The answer is right here. The answer is…

Cold-Calling or Buzz-Email?

Cold-calling is common, but what the heck is ‘buzz-email‘? Urban Dictionary defines the word ‘buzz‘ as ‘anything that creates excitement or stimulus‘. Dictionary.com defines ‘buzz‘ as a ‘low, vibrating humming sound, like that of a bee, machinery, or people talking‘. There was even a Google Buzz, which was a ‘social networking, microblogging and messaging tool…

Beat Monday Blues with Brownies.

Let’s be honest, shall we? — I didn’t have a good weekend. There, I said it. The reason why I didn’t have a good weekend was because I foolishly promised my manager that I’d get back to her on a few tasks that had been left on the back-burner for a week. I foolishly assumed…

Undetected and Disconnected.

I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual, but what do you actually feel when your network disappears and you realise that you just lost all connection to your tech devices? For me, I actually feel as lost and disconnected as my devices. If my devices could feel and talk, they’d be complaining nonstop about the…

Put Your ROI on the Social Scale.

Is it just me or does anyone find the topic on social media measurement and metrics rather confusing and difficult to understand and comprehend? I’m sure there are many Social Media Administrators, Managers and Consultants out there who have to go through the hassle of Social Media reporting and analytics at every month-end. The numbers…