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What Should You Do to Stop Procrastination?

What Should You Do to Stop Procrastination?

Procrastination is not a very good thing. Imagine all the deadlines you have missed as well as the five months’ of education being rolled into one. Though there are people who have mastered procrast...
Improve Your Concentration With These Tips

Improve Your Concentration With These Tips

How to Accomplish More in So Little Time

How to Accomplish More in So Little Time

How to Renovate a Kitchen for a Co-working Space

How to Renovate a Kitchen for a Co-working Space

Make Your Co-working Kitchen Stress-free with these Tips

Make Your Co-working Kitchen Stress-free with these Tips

Co-Working Tips

How to Accomplish More in So Little Time

How to Accomplish More in So Little Time

Productivity is essential in our careers. One thing’s for sure, freelancers always face the challenge of maintaining t...
Tips to Being More Sociable

Tips to Being More Sociable

Sociability is a highly important trait to have. After all, us humans are born to be very sociable beings. We simply c...
How to Renovate a Kitchen for a Co-working Space

How to Renovate a Kitchen for a Co-working Space

Co-working spaces have become very much popular nowadays, thanks in part to entrepreneurs who are seeing potential in ...

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What Should You Do to Stop Procrastination?

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Procrastination is not a very good thing. Imagine all the deadlines you have missed as well as the five months’ of education being rolled into one. Though there are people who have mastered procrastination in a way that enables them to do a good job under pressure, it doesn’t actually work out well for people who think they can handle it.

Sure enough, procrastination is one thing you should get rid of, especially if you’re aiming to finish an important project before the deadline comes along. Now, without further ado, here are the top things you can do to combat procrastination.

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Pick the right place

You know well enough that studying at home is really inefficient. This is because the house has plenty of distractions that will prevent you from doing any productive work. It’s only best to switch locations before you succumb to the overwhelming power of procrastination. A good tip is to find a co-working place where people like yourself can meet and concentrate on the work you currently have.

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Maintain a To-Dop List

Here, make sure you use a flip up note. This will make it easier for you to flip through the pages.  You can use such a notebook to write down your thoughts and prepare lists that can help you with remembering the tasks you were set on doing. For this, it’s important that you focus on the right things and get rid of any tasks that will only offset the gains you have made. Also, be sure to update your list with new tasks. This will essentially help you track your progress more effectively.

Improve Your Concentration With These Tips

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One thing’s for sure, you want to start the year on a more positive note. Sure enough, you have already identified several goals you want to achieve for the year, and the best way to go about it is to make sure you are focused on making things happen.

Concentration is important if you want to be successful in life, so you would want to spend time watching countless documentaries on how to improve your focus. Then again, you don’t need to do anything time-consuming to create a better version of yourself.

Sure enough, there are simpler ways you can improve your concentration. Let’s look at a few important tips you should be doing.

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Divide the work into chunks

If the task is too complex or extensive, you may as well divide the task up into smaller yet manageable pieces. Doing so allows you to put more focus on smaller tasks until you are able to cut the workload in half. Moreover, isolating these chunks will help you accomplish a large task without compromising. For sure, this is a win-win situation for you.

Keep distractions to a minimum

Distractions are the number one enemy of productivity. So, to ensure that you’re working unhindered towards your goals, you will have to maintain enough self-discipline to purge any distractions that you might come across. Here’s a tip: If you’re friends what you to go out bar-hopping tonight instead of doing extra work, you can think of the money you will needlessly spend if say yes.

List down your priorities

The best way to be serious with your goals is to list down all the priorities you have always wanted to achieve. What is it you want? Fame, power, glory? Love, peace of mind, and family? Well, everyone has his or her own perspective on what would bring them happiness. What’s clear is that people have different priorities in life, so it’s only a matter of writing down your priorities and see where you’re currently.

How to Accomplish More in So Little Time

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Productivity is essential in our careers. One thing’s for sure, freelancers always face the challenge of maintaining their momentum as they try to be as productive as they can despite the limited amount of time they are afforded for deadlines. Come to think of it, it’s already too much of a challenge to maintain a constant level of productivity knowing that you’re fully in control of your time and energy.

Freelancing is great because you have to pick what time and where to work, whether it be at home or at a co-working space. The caveat to this, however, is that it allows for ample reasons to procrastinate on an urgent project.

Sure enough, there are ways that will help you maximize your working hours and ensure that you get to accomplish more tasks. Let’s look at a few things to get your started down that path.

Do Compartmentalization

As much as you want to accomplish more tasks within a limited timeframe, you put the quality of your work at risk. There should be a more effective means of doing tasks without lowering the quality of the efforts you are exerting. Fortunately, you can always consider compartmentalization as an essential strategy. For this, you only need to focus a great deal on one task, finish it and ensure it passes your standards, and move on. In this sense, compartmentalization is the key to finishing tasks faster without having to worry about overlooking the details.

Use the Pomodoro Method

Another great way to finish more tasks within a limited amount of time is to use the pomodoro method, which allows you to work on a task in short bursts, with intermittent rests in between each cycle. Sure enough, this method allows you to accomplish a great deal of goals without having to go through bouts of burnout as a result.

Stay committed

Finally, a great way for you to accomplish more goals in so little time is to simply stay committed to the things that give your work a basis or purpose. That said, you should be able to right down your goals and make sure to stay committed to them no matter what comes your way.

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Tips to Being More Sociable

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Sociability is a highly important trait to have. After all, us humans are born to be very sociable beings. We simply cannot survive without having to deal with others. Whether it’s for business or for other legitimate purposes, socializing has without a doubt a functional importance in that you are able to develop a wide range of skill sets as a result of your exposure to other people.

That being said, we can definitely find something that can help us improve our sociability and, in the long run, allow us to tap new opportunities.

For this, let’s look at a few things you need to consider to become even more sociable.

Improve your sense of humor

It takes a great deal of skill to make people laugh for some reason. Nonetheless, having a great sense of humor can actually be very beneficial if you are aiming to make more friends. After all, building relationships has to involve a certain of lightheartedness. Good-natured jokes and humorous slice-of-life anecdotes are always effective conversation starters. So, make sure to talk about previous experiences that are so funny you will never forget them.

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Be a good listener

When you’re having a meeting with someone at a co-working space, you will need to have the ability to understand what the other person wants. Mutual understanding is grounded on effective communication. And to be an effective communicator, you will need to learn how to listen thoroughly to the other party. So, as much as possible, you will need to minimize distractions and focus more on what the other person has to say.

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Be articulate

To be articulate means being able to say what’s on your mind clearly and effectively so as to convince people of your real intentions. This comes with ample practice in the core areas of speech. For sure, being able to articulate your thoughts will payoff nicely in the end. It will help you gain an upper hand in any negotiation. It will also allow you to influence people into doing specific actions on your behalf.

How to Renovate a Kitchen for a Co-working Space

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Co-working spaces have become very much popular nowadays, thanks in part to entrepreneurs who are seeing potential in such business set ups. For sure, the market is currently comprised of people coming from different segments of the population, with the millennial generation comprising a majority of the co-working environment.

That being said, businesses are giving their all in terms of improving the environment of these co-working spaces and investing in new elements that can help customers make the most of their experiences in the co-working market.

For one, there are co-working spaces fitted with kitchens where students and freelancers can cook their meals, make sandwiches, and other dishes that suit their fancy. On that note, let’s look at a few kitchen renovation tips you can do to impress your customers.

Make it minimal

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Minimalist aesthetics have become the primary design motif in recent years. There’s a kitchen renovation company in Ottawa named Ottawa General Contractors that does this and also other types of minimal renovations and remodeling. You may want to apply the same motifs to your kitchen. After all, less is more, so make sure to use smaller appliances and stick to a monochrome paint palette. For the counter, opt for chrome or white colors so you can achieve a better illusion of greater space, which is of course a prevailing design choice in minimalist workplaces. That being said, you might want to adopt minimalist principles to your kitchen.

Add plants and flowers

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There’s nothing that could give your kitchen life quite like potted plants and flowers. Sure enough, having a few succulents at the counter or on top of the refrigerator will definitely make your kitchen stand out. In this sense, make sure to choose the right indoor plants to give your kitchen a more relaxing vibe. Plants such as lemongrass and succulents are always ideal. Plus, these plants are relatively easier to maintain so you won’t have to worry about having to leave them alone.

Refurbish your cabinets

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Give your kitchen a fresh new look that will captivate your customers. The best way to go about this is to replace or refurbish your cabinets. If the hardwood material of your cabinets are already brittle, it’s time that you might consider replacing them with new doors, that is, depending on the extent of the damage. Leaky cabinets, for instance, should be replaced altogether. Still, if these fixtures indicate minimal damages, then you might as well give them a fresh coat of varnish. Sure enough, this is more practical and less costly since it doesn’t involve shopping around replacement cabinets.

Make use of energy-efficient appliances

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If you are still using appliances you have bought ten years ago, you might as well replace them with energy efficient ones. Refrigerators and coffee machines nowadays run on energy-efficient technology. It’s a considerable investment to make, but it does payoff in the form of the money you save from your monthly energy bills. Opt for Energy-Star certified appliances which can help you slash your monthly bills by a large margin. Aside from the appliance, you should also replace worn down or flickering lights with energy-efficient LED lamps.

Change your walls

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Finally, to give your kitchen renovation a brand new look, you should consider repainting or decorating the walls. For this, make sure to swap the color with something that adds value and makes your kitchen spacious.

Make Your Co-working Kitchen Stress-free with these Tips

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A co-working space with a kitchen is already paradise to many of your customers. Whether they’re students or professionals, your customers will experience a bad case of the munchies right when the stress of studying or working sets in.

Stress can also manifest in a co-working space, so you will have to work towards making everything in your establishment relatively less stressful. On that note, you should be able to focus on making certain areas stress-free and that includes the kitchen.

That being said, let’s look at a few simple tips to help you achieve a kitchen environment that’s less stressful.

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Keep everything ergonomic

Ergonomics refers to principles that allow greater ease and handling. From the tools you use right down to the handles of your cabinets, everything has to be designed in a way that doesn’t put too much of a physical strain. For one, you can always install grooved door handles that allow for easier gripping.

Use non-slip rugs and mats

It becomes a challenge when the kitchen is prone to being slippery, so it’s important that you replace the material of your flooring with the right material. For this, you may want to opt for cork and rubber which provide ample protection from slipping. In addition to that, you may also opt to place non-slip mats and rugs in areas that often get wet such as the sink.

Consider potted plants

Plants are also a great way to liven up your kitchen. Aside from that, the right choice of plants be therapeutic. Aloes, for example, are great as stress-relievers and having one strategically placed at a corner can essentially make the kitchen a little lighter. Bonsai trees are also preferable since they give off a calming effect.

Change the wall color

Aside from plants, your kitchen’s walls can also help you relax. You will need the right color to achieve the effect you wanted. Opt for lighter shades of blue and grey to make your kitchen lighter for the eyes.