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Timeboxing - How It Works to Make You More Productive

Darryl Bachmeier May 29, 2019 Productivity

Introduction Timeboxing is a simplistic time management procedure that involves allocating a fixed, maximum amount of time to activity in advance and then completing the activity within that period. Let us look at how timeboxing works, the value it provides, and how it integrates into other work processes. Know what timeboxing is? In essence, timeboxing is a time management technique where you set aside a specific amount of time for a planned activity. You work in the process for some time, stop doing it when the time is up - then, evaluate whether you have achieved the intended goals. This concept was first introduced by James Martin, author of the book Rapid Application Development, as part of active software development. You can use this approach to handle your project management tasks or manage your mistakes. Why timeboxing is used? The purpose of timeboxing can be summed up as two: improving...

How Can You Heal Yourself Through Guided Imagery?

Darryl Bachmeier May 28, 2019 Mind

Imagine yourself going through a stressful situation or feeling ill or uncomfortable at a certain place. In such a condition, all you wish for is to be at some calm place where you can feel relieved, comfortable, and relaxed. You can do this by guided imagery. What is Guided Imagery? Guided imagery is a therapeutic way to use words and images to divert your attention from stress, worry, and pain and focus on your inner strength and capabilities. It’s one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for building self-awareness and self-consciousness. Our mind is connected to our body in such a way that it reacts to what we experience or imagine in our mind. tremendous effect on the body, a mind can play a vital role in healing the body and enhancing well-being. The power of imagining and creating certain images in your minds can help you to reduce...

Don’t Expect People to Change

Darryl Bachmeier May 27, 2019 Social

It is normal for a person to resist change but expect others to change for them. In the real sense, expecting change from anyone can be a futile venture. Most times we expect people we have relationships with to change and become better people, to learn to treat us with more respect and to behave more maturely. We want them to become people we can love and admire. Sadly, these expectations are never met. They remain who they are, even as suffer due to their inability to conform to our expectations. Being in a relationship where you perpetually anticipate a change in the other party is to exist in a toxic space. This can be a slow killer, because most of the time you remain emotionally dependent on this people, wishing for a change to occur so you can start your emotional healing. The anticipation is frustrating and can lead...

Developing Trust Strategies All People Should Learn

Darryl Bachmeier May 26, 2019 Social

Trust is defined as believing that a person will do what he says and when he says it. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The full definition of trust is extremely long. Generally, it means that you believe in another person and you know he will always be there for you. This also means that developing trust is a process. For that, there are strategies people have been using for a long period of time. Now, we are going to explain them. Consider your word a contract Some people believe that a word is stronger than a contract. A partner or generally a person you are giving your word to is ‘’holly’’ (extremely important). This is the ultimate strategy or at least part of others that we all need to utilize. If you promise something, make sure you complete it and make sure you complete it...

How to Promote Effective Learning by Optimizing Cognitive Load?

Darryl Bachmeier May 25, 2019 Mind

Besides short-term and long-term memory, scientists classify a third type of memory that helps in learning, memorizing, and understanding something. It’s known as working memory. It involves the part of the brain that holds on to the information for a few minutes or seconds. Our working memory plays a crucial role in enhancing cognitive abilities of the brain that are required in problem-solving, reasoning, developing concentration, and processing information to create long-term memories. For instance, when we need to understand a story, our working memory processes the events involved in it while we listen to it. Similarly, when we are solving mathematical problems, we are able to rehearse the sequences involved in it due to the working memory involved in it. Cognitive Load and Working Memory Though working memory is important to conduct various everyday tasks, it has a limited capacity to retain data or manipulate information at one time....

Gender and Sexuality

Darryl Bachmeier May 24, 2019 Life

Although gender and Sexuality are regularly utilized in regular conversations, gender is not equivalent to sex. What is Gender? Gender comprises two segments – our interior feeling of sexual orientation (or gender identity, male or female), and how we express our gender or present ourselves to the world (our sex articulation/introduction). Gender alludes to the broadly shared arrangement of desires and standards connected to how women and men, and girls ought to act, in contrast to ‘sex,’ which alludes to the organic and physiological qualities that characterize people. Gender alludes to the socially developed jobs, practices, exercises, and characteristics that are labeled to people in our society. These desires are not fixed and are continually being developed through social connections and political elements. What is sexual orientation? This is the sexual attraction or potential sensations of sentiment an individual has for someone else. Sexuality or sexual orientation is about who...

Quality of Communication Mediums

Darryl Bachmeier May 23, 2019 Social

Different Types of Communications in the Workplace There are various means through which people can communicate with one another, and it is appropriate to act according to the situation one is in and base their way of speech in that manner. It can be mainly divided between verbal and nonverbal. However, it can be further categorized into smaller channels. Verbal Communication (Face to Face) Pretty much every occupation expects their staff to use their verbal communicational abilities. That is why verbal aptitudes are profoundly positioned on the up-and-comer assessment agendas and used by many interviewers. The more grounded your communication abilities, the better are your odds of getting employed, paying little mind to the occupation for which you’re applying. You’ll improve during the meeting, just as at work. What establishes viable verbal correspondence at work relies upon the connections between the higher staff and the employees. Verbal communication in a...

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