“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.
A constant annoyance of mine has been the amount of times I get distracted whilst working. It’s not that I can’t focus, but never ending interruptions via messaging, emails or people just talking to me when I’m deeply engrossed in something makes it feel like I’m not making any progress. Currently I’m working on a […]
A colleague of mine was speaking to me about doing shift work and mentioned how much he hated it. Luckily for him he only did this once every six weeks and got paid well enough to make it worth his while. I told him to be careful with that and he replied, “I know, working […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently I’ve had a lot of work on and noticed that I’ve been feeling more tired than usual. As a result I’ve felt that my work has been harder than it needs to be and taking longer than expected. This in turn has made me more frustrated which has effected the quality and efficiency of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Most don’t realize that it is the caffeine that is making them feel tired!