Increase Productivity Through Consistency

Recently, during one of my downtime breaks, I found myself reflecting on the times that I’ve felt the most content and satisfied with who I am and where I find myself. As I thought about the different phases of my life I found that the times when I felt most content compared to those when […]

Boost Your Productivity, Focus and Wakefulness

We’ve been a little busy over here at V-CAF. Tight deadlines, issues to fix and increasing demands have been taking their toll for the past few weeks! Anyways, being that we espouse the virtues of working smart without having to resort to caffeine, I thought I’d share some of the techniques and processes that proved […]

A New Beginning

It’s been a while since the last article was published, so belated new year’s greetings to you and yours. During the holiday season a lot of you may have had the time to reflect on the past year and think about how you would like this new year to pan out. Giving up or reducing […]

A New Productivity Hack

Everybody wants to be more efficient and productive. For years I’ve been searching for the golden mean between minimum effort verses maximum output. This has lead me on some strange and wonderful trials that overall have helped me to know what works for me as compared to those things that don’t. In this post I’ll […]

Be Productive, Give Up Workaholism!

It’s easily done. You have a tight deadline, the works not finished but you reckon if you put the extra time in now, you can salvage your reputation and get everything done. There are times when you just have to burn the midnight oil to get things done and it’s understandable. But recently I’ve been […]

Stay Awake pills, are they worth the risk?

In the past when I had a lot of work to get finished, a tight deadline, or studying for exams I would use caffeine to help me focus and stay awake. I started to be concerned when I found that I needed more caffeine just to stay awake and focused, until eventually I got the […]

Coffee vs Tea for Studying

In the past when studying for exams or to learn a new subject at work, I resorted to coffee and/or caffeine pills to keep me alert. Some colleagues used to tell me to drink tea as it does less harm to your body than coffee. Others swore that coffee is the best at keeping you […]

How To Stay Awake While Driving

Most of us have to commute to work daily. In America, 76% of us drive to work. Worldwide, commute times are getting longer: Commute_full_listInfogram In a study of UK drivers in 1997, 29% of drivers who took part in the study admitted to almost falling asleep at the wheel.Maycock, G. “Sleepiness and driving: The experience […]

How To Stay Focused Without Caffeine

Many of us have times when it is really difficult to focus, whether it is at work, whilst studying or even when having fun. In an effort to wake up, some instinctively reach for caffeine, because it works. But short-term fixes can end up having long-term effects on our health and wellbeing. The recent epidemics […]

How to Beat Tiredness, Stay Awake, Stay Productive

Recently I’ve been working long hours and not getting enough rest. Even though I know better, I’ve just pushed through. My deadlines were tight and something had to give. Unfortunately it’s been my sleep.  As sleep wasn’t an option I had to find quick fixes that worked for the short term without being too harmful […]

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