Many of us are under a lot of pressure and don’t seem to have five minutes to spare to just stop and do nothing. Despite all the advances in technology we still haven’t come up with a way to remove stress from our lives. And nor should we as stress is a natural part of […]
“What!? Another unrealistic deadline? When am I supposed to rest and recover? And what about the quality of the work you’re asking us to produce?” I yelled at my team lead.
Working from home is not a new concept. Most of us, especially those in the tech industry, have worked from home occasionally, but it is uncharted territory when the entire company is working remotely.
Self-motivation has been something of a crash course this year with a much clearer appreciation for pyjama days as a rarity.
Life can feel as if it has its own momentum with meetings, timetables, meal times and our list of things to-do can seem endless. We can go weeks, months or years knowing that we are stuck in a rut and need a new direction, change of scene or some type of action that calls us […]
As far back as my student days when trying to pass exams to get into university, caffeine and I have had a love hate relationship. Caffeine has helped me get through difficult exams, work pressure and setting up home. Each time I’ve used it I’ve said to myself, “Just this last time”. However, whenever the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]