Get plenty of rest

Make sure you get well rested

If you are one of those people who talk about sleeping for only 3 hours as if it is a huge achievement, it is time to reconsider this. If sleep deprivation is so heroic, it would not be one of the tactics that has been by dictators throughout history to torture their victims. When you are not rested enough (at least 7 hours per day) you’ll go about your chores much like a drunk. Getting enough sleep helps you to re-energize and clear your mind. You are then not only happier but also more productive. Get good nutrition, and exercise
Some people are so busy that they only have time for a quick snack and soda for lunch and then stuff themselves with a heavy meal for dinner. They also have no time for exercise. Good nutrition and exercise helps our minds work better and should be at the top of our self-care programs. The joy and renewed energies that good nutrition and exercise bring are transferred to our businesses – ultimately making us more productive.

Don’t worry be Happy

We are constantly told that to be successful in our endeavors we have to be fully focused on what we are doing. That we need to have a single-track mind. That all our energies have to be directed at the particular venture we are engaged in.  Well, this is all true because entertaining distractions will make us less productive than we would otherwise be. But how much time should we dedicate to our chosen careers and ventures without forgetting to take care of ourselves? Can we be truly successful in our businesses when we are unhappy about how we feel about ourselves?

When you are stressed out or unhappy, the feeling is communicated to your co-workers and customers. A customer who gets the feeling that you are unhappy about what you are doing is unlikely to do further business with you. Your co-workers will also avoid you and only relate with you when they have no other option.  That is why your personal happiness should take precedence over your career. Research shows that people who are happy about themselves perform better than those whose minds have been taken over by work to the extent that they never spare a moment to take care of themselves. Fortunately, taking care of yourself, and therefore becoming more productive, is not rocket science. You’ll be shocked at the simple things you need to do to become a better person and worker.

Toy Buying

You certainly love your children and only want the best for them. Toys present parents with a wonderful opportunity to show love to their kids but these good intentions can sometimes end up causing problems especially when we make toy-buying mistakes. What are some common toy buying mistakes and how can you avoid them?

Toys are supposed to be played with and a toy that the child can’t play with will be a bad buy. Today, there are plenty of toys that the child can only watch. Simple as they seem, most classic toys have plenty of power play and, in addition to being durable, they can be enjoyed by children of varying ages.

The toy you buy should be enjoyed by the child immediately. If you bought a toy that is appropriate for a kid who is older or younger, it will not serve the purpose you intended. This is a mistake that you can easily avoid by reading the manufacturer’s labels. Choosing a toy that is appropriate for your child’s age is not just important for the fun the toy is supposed to provide but also for the child’s safety.

While we all want to save money, it does not make much sense to get your child a cheap toy that disintegrates within a day or two. Such a toy is not just frustrating for the child but also presents a safety risk as the parts that fall apart could end up injuring the kid.

Toys are available in a myriad of sources but should you just buy toys anywhere? There are department stores that deal exclusively with toys and you’d be better of making your purchase here. The people running toy stores have the experience to get good quality and safe toys and would be in a position to answer any questions you might have.

While the safety and durability of a toy are critical considerations, you must refuse to be duped into buying an exorbitantly priced toy that will probably fail to work for your child. Some of the toys that the children find fun to play with are actually simple and reasonably priced. At the end of the day, what really matters is the kind of experience the child has in playing with the toy.