Articles in the category Productivity

On Leadership…

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton

What Can We Learn From The Zombie Apocalypse?

There are parts of all of us that need to be developed. We are no greater than the thoughts we think. We get up every day. Go to work. Walk the dogs. Cook the food. Mind the children. But do we move as a result of who we really are or who we want to […]

4 Healthy Habits to Help You Get Off to a Good Start Every Day

I am not a morning person, and I think I never will be. I have to admit, however, that there are periods when I do get an early start. And when I do, the day turns out to be more productive. Source Additionally, I’ve noticed that when I wake up earlier than usual, I tend […]

4 Power Nap Mistakes That Kill Your Energy Buzz

Power naps are supposed to perk you up and give you the second wind you need to get through your day in a better mood. But are you getting the most out of the quick zzz’s you take during your lunch break? If you want to make the most out of your nap time and […]

The benefits of green exercise

We all know that regular exercise is essential for both a healthy mind and body. According to the Mayo Clinic, taking regular exercise helps to prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Indeed, research also shows that exercise can have a positive effect in reducing anxiety and […]

Self belief and mastering your mindset

About six months ago I took up running and have found it to be really helpful for beating stress and improving my overall fitness. Six weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to take part in a competitive race – something I’ve never done before – and I accepted the challenge. However, now that […]

Start your day on the right note

Previously in this blog I’ve written about the fact that I’m not a natural optimist and that I have to work hard to maintain a positive outlook in life. Well, it so happens that I’m also not much of a morning person. It’s a pretty rare day when I leap out of bed, full of […]

Time for a change?

Work can sometimes get you down, which is why on the Daily Mind we try to give you the best tips and advice for making the daily grind more fulfilling and spiritually rewarding. Making a difference If you are contemplating a career change and want to pursue a job that really makes a difference, then […]

Is your workplace making you ill?

As I write this blog post I can feel my neck and back aching from sitting at a desk all day. I’ve also got a touch of eye strain and I think my knees are a bit locked up. What a mess I must sound! But my discomfort has inspired this blog post, which asks […]

Be your own NLP master

I’m a big fan of NLP – or neuro linguistic programming – so I thought I’d devote this particular blog post to some of my favourite NLP techniques. NLP is a personal development system based on an understanding of how the mind works – how people use thoughts, feelings, words and actions – and using […]

Say “No” to Television: Why TV is Your Worst Habit

photo credit: Loving Earth Television has become like sleep; you just can’t do without it. Every day hundreds of millions of people around the world sit down and spend time watching their favorite shows. In fact, people love TV so much they might even spend a few hours watching programs that they don’t even like! […]

The Guide to Developing Self-Discipline That Lasts

photo credit: UBC Library Graphics “The only difference between Buddhas and ordinary beings is discipline.” – Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920 – 1996) a great Buddhist meditation master. When you hear the word “discipline” do you think of Samurais, Shaolin Warriors and Buddhist Monks? Do you think about professional football players or perhaps members of the […]

18 of My Best Travel Tips to Make Your Holiday Truly Amazing

photo credit: Shutterhack As my long time readers will know I travel to India every year for a holiday. Over time I have picked up some excellent travel tips which have allowed me to make the most of my overseas adventures. As the holiday season is looming I thought it would be a good idea […]

What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life 1

photo thanks to: samurai gallery “There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you […]

9 Tight Computer Hacks to Save You an Hour a Day

photo credit: f_mafra I use a computer to make my living. Many people do. Over the years I have found some pretty cool tips and tricks that make me a lot faster on the old PC or Mac. In this post I’ll show you how to save an hour a day by utilizing some tight […]

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done Now

photo credit: Symic Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. – William James It’s midyear exam time for students around the world. I thought I’d do a post on procrastinating to hopefully help some of them out. If you know someone studying at the moment why not email them […]

How Do You Keep Organized? Ask the Readers.

Yesterday I spent $80 on a new Debden Executive diary (pictured above). Mrs. Daily Minder wasn’t very happy. I went down to my favorite office supplies warehouse called Officeworks thinking that I could pick up a diary on the cheap. I was wrong. All they had were fancy covers that cost $50+ and then you […]

Facebook Syndrome: 8 Ways to Beat Your Facebook Addiction

Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter, Myspace… the list is endless. Millions of us are addicted. The Government tells us that our time wasting internet addictions are costing the country billions of dollars every year. Our productivity at work is dismal because we spend most of the day reading our Fun Wall or checking out our favorite […]

Deadlines: How to Make a Deadline Without Getting Stressed

Have you ever been handed a deadline from your boss and thought, “Are you serious? There is no way I can get it done by then.”? In those times it is important to have a few skills at your disposal so you can make the deadline without stressing yourself out to the max. How to […]

Writer’s Block: How to Solve Writer’s Block at Work

This morning I had a massive case of writer’s block and a close friend suggested I write an article about it. Over the years I have developed a few simple techniques for overcoming writers block – here are a few. What exactly is writer’s block? If you take a look at the Wiki page on […]