Take Some Timeout And Put Your Feet Up

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 […]

Best Practices for Effective Remote Working

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.

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 […]

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