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 […]

Is Your Caffeine Dependency Your Key to Success?

A lot of people don’t realise that they have a caffeine dependency. Usually they don’t notice how caffeine influences how they feel throughout the day and how it even affects the quality of their sleep. Realisation, when it comes, can be sudden and brutal! The blow to their self esteem can be massive and make […]

Staying on Top of Life

There is so much focus on productivity and organization that often the fundamental issues that impair both can be overlooked. Tiredness is difficult to quantify and varies from person to person and situation.  A myriad of factors can lead even the best intentions to spiral. These factors can include, illness, stress, nutrition, depth of sleep and […]

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 […]

Are You Microsleeping Away Your Productivity?

For a long period of my life I felt that I wasn’t performing at my best. Things that should have taken a relatively short amount of time were regularly taking me double the time I’d planned for them. I started putting more effort into better planning and getting things done, but although at first it […]

How to Stay Awake Without Caffeine

Need to stay awake but don’t want to use caffeine?  In this post I’ll share 5 tips with you that will beat that tiredness slump. Caffeine and Staying Awake Side Effects How to Stay Awake Review Last Point Caffeine and Staying Awake It is tempting to just use caffeine and be done with it. It […]

How Can I Stay Awake During A Long Drive?

Not too long ago I had to travel between two countries fairly regularly and the cheaper, quicker option was to drive. It was a four-hour drive door to door. It was also winter which meant that after work on Friday, I was driving in the dark with ice on the road more often than not. […]

Are You Driving Tired?

Long commutes and heavy workloads are putting a strain on our daily lives. For a lot of people that I know driving to work saves time and allows them to work longer hours. I know few of them have the time to think about whether they are putting their lives at risk just to work […]

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