Monday, 13 April 2015

Why do people dislike Mondays?

How did you approach Monday morning at work today, was it with a skip in your stride or did you slowly shuffle into the office, slump into your chair and brace yourself for another long week.
I'm sure most of you will hear someone making a cup of tea bemoaning that it's "Monday" and there is a big long week a head.

Why do people dislike Monday so much?

My daughter who is 2 and a half, she doesn't fully understand the days of the week but every day she runs excitedly into my room "get up daddy, get up daddy".
She is excited the day has begun, she can see the day can be full of possibilities and fun
This is the feeling we should have for Monday morning.
You have a choice how you view the start of the week either view
start of the week focusing on all the possibilities and the things you can achieve this week
start of the week as a long time with lots of tasks you have to do and five days until the weekend.
As a person with a positive outlook, I don't understand why people like to moan about it being Monday, I think we have had a rest from working, you are charged up and ready to rock
AIM HIGH
if your only aim this week is to get through the week, all the way to Friday then that is all you are going to archive but why are you aiming so low! If you aim low you hit low targets, if you aim higher then you could hit those high targets but if you come a little bit short you will still have done a lot better than aiming low.
Set yourself some targets that you want to achieve this week. Once you have your targets, the next step is to create a plan to achieve those targets.
The targets can be linked to your normal work and include other things like read a number of articles, start learning a new skill/technology and read a chapter/number of pages.
Energy
if you trudge into the office, feeling sorry for yourself, feeling there is a big long week a head, you are going to have bad posture and you are going to persuade yourself into feeling tired.
If you view a task or in this case a weeks worth of work as a big task, which is going to be a slog, it's going to drain the energy out of you and make it more difficult, this attitude is contributing to the likelihood of it becoming true.
Bound into the office, Give out some hearty Good Mornings
If you are unsure about how your body language shapes you actions then watch the this Great TED talk from Amy Cuddy - Your body language shapes who you are

Come on it's Monday, you have things to archive, work to do

You have
all week to show what an asset you are
all week to better last weeks output
all week to sell/do more than last week
all week to meet people you have met and increase you network
all week to learn skills to help you in your job
This could be your best work week ever and why not, what's holding you back
Go get em tiger
frog picture used from Mathew T Rader
tiger picture from Christina Saint Marche

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Low Carb Low Fat Diets

Whilst reading articles on low carb diet because I am currently trying the Low Carb Diet highlighted in Four hour body by Tim Ferriss.  

I have seen a few videos from the diet doctor, who looks at lots of different diet techniques

he reviews lots of difference diets and other things like learning, is salt good for you etc.


he has had lots of people write in saying how effective the low carb diet was for them


more success stories here


he has an interesting article on how to lose weight (step 1 - low carb diet)


A 2012 study also showed that people on a low carb diet burned 300 more calories a day – while resting! According to one of the Harvard professors behind the study this advantage “would equal the number of calories typically burned in an hour of moderate-intensity physical activity”. Imagine that: an entire bonus hour of exercise every day, without actually doing it.
Bottom line: A low carb diet reduces your hunger and makes it easier to eat less. And it might even increase your fat burning at rest. Study after study show that low carb is the smart way to lose weight and that it improves important health markers.

so it seems if you want to lose weight the low carb method is the most successful