Napping – A Sign of Laziness or Smart Working?

Drifting off to sleep at the the most inappropriate times has been something that has plagued me from school. As I got older I thought that things would improve, but sitting in meetings after lunch have proved that wrong. My initial attempts of trying to use caffeine to keep me awake and alert did work, […]

Pause, Stop & Start

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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