Learn to Delegate

CEOs are often seen as major control freaks. About a decade ago, I would have agreed to this perception whole heartedly. That is because back then, I was a firm believer of the saying “If you want it done right, do it yourself” and boy, did I do a lot of things myself! I was doing the work of half a dozen people because I didn’t trust them enough to be able to do it right even if I screened, interviewed, and handed out their job offers myself.

This all changed when I missed the birth of my son. I can still remember that day very clearly. I was stuck in a meeting with an advertising agency I just hired to launch a campaign for my company. I had my advertising and marketing executive with me in the meeting but I just couldn’t bring myself to leave him alone with the team the agency assigned to handle our account. I was so engrossed in the meeting that I didn’t bother to pick up my phone when my mother-in-law called. Little did I know, she was calling to let me know that my wife had already gone into labor and my son was due to come out in the next couple of hours.

By the time I finally checked my phone, my little boy had already been born and I missed the whole thing. I was very upset and disappointed in myself that I cried and apologized to my wife profusely when I got to the hospital. From then on, I vowed to delegate tasks so I would never miss another important family event.

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Learning to delegate was not easy for me. During the first few months, I worried incessantly about the tasks I assigned to my subordinates. But little by little, I realized that I had nothing to worry about because not only did they get the job done, the results were better than I expected. Over time, I learned to stop calling them every hour to get updates on their progress.

Aside from the extra time on my hands, there were other benefits to delegating tasks. First of all, I learned to trust my employees. I guess one of the main reasons why I refused to delegate was because I didn’t have enough confidence in my people. I just didn’t trust that they could get the job done much less do it better than me. I forgot that the reason why I hired them was because they were experts in their field.

Next, I was able to focus on other aspects of my business because I was able to see the bigger picture. I realized that because I was working on so many things at once, I was failing to see aspects that hindered the growth of my company. But because I delegated, I was able to focus on the growth of my company. Since then, my company has expanded to 50% more than when I started.

Lastly, I was able to earn the trust and respect of my employees. I saw that my people were happier because they were finally able to put their skills to use and experienced a growth in their careers. This is perhaps one of the biggest benefits of them all because everyone knows that one of the keys to a successful business is keeping employees happy.

Managing Your Kids

Despite my busy schedule, I make it a point to play an active role in my children’s lives. I’m not just talking about showing up at PTA meetings and piano recitals. While most parents with high-powered careers leave the job of raising the children to the one that’s left at home (usually the mom), my wife and I work together in making sure my kids grow up to be well-rounded individuals.

I have two daughters aged 15 and 13 respectively and a son who is 9 years old. Modesty aside, my kids are the best. They do not throw tantrums when they don’t get their way and they learned the value of hard work at a very young age. I will admit that I have somehow incorporated the way I handle my employees into my parenting style. However, seeing how effective it has been in instilling values and right conduct in my children, I am not sorry at all.

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Here’s how I did it:

1. Setting Goals

Like with any other company CEO, I sit my employees down at the beginning of every quarter to discuss our goals for the next couple of months. I do the same with my kids. We sit together as a family and talk about what my wife and I would like to see them achieve for say, the first quarter of the year. After we’ve had our say, we give them the chance to “negotiate” our expectations until we come to a compromise. Of course, we also let them know that it is okay to tell us what kind of support they need to achieve those goals.

2. Reward System

I am very generous when it comes to rewarding my employees for a job well done. I use this same principle with my kids. I don’t always give them what they ask for if I don’t think they deserved it. This is how they learned to value the rewards of working hard. Let me give you an example.

A couple of months ago, my eldest daughter asked me for an Iphone 6. There wasn’t anything wrong with the phone she had at the time but it was an Iphone 4 and you know how it is with teenagers these days. They just have to have the latest gadget. I told her that if she got straight A’s for the first quarter of the school year, I would get her a new phone. Of course, she worked very, very hard over the next months and even exceeded my expectations. I was more than happy to reward all her hard work with a brand new Iphone 6 as soon as I got her report card.

3. The Demerit System

You know how you get three strikes at work before you get laid off? I do the same with my kids when they misbehave. Except of course, I don’t lay them off. Rather, we set a demerit system for misdemeanors.

When they ask us for something big like a really expensive toy, gadget, or a trip abroad, they need to really behave over the next few months. Minor misdemeanors will cause one demerit and if they reach three strikes, the deal’s off. If they really misbehave, we don’t wait for three strikes. Of course, we also sit each child privately to calmly explain why such behavior is unacceptable so they know to not act that way again in the future.

The demerit system has helped my wife and I discipline our children in such a way that they understand why they are being punished. As a result, they have become very mindful of their actions and make it a point to observe proper behavior whether they are at home or otherwise.

My Top 3 Travels in 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for me. For the first time in a long while, I got the chance to take some time off from work and spent it traveling with my family. I know that’s sounds a little bit ironic considering I am the CEO of an airline company. Yes, getting somewhere, practically anywhere in the world, isn’t the problem. It’s getting enough time off to enjoy a trip.

You see, being a company’s CEO is not all it’s cracked up to be. Most people think CEOs can take off any time they want because they have people to take care of everything. What they don’t understand is how important it is for us CEOs to be on top of everyone else in the company. Simply put, things could easily crumble if we don’t pay close attention to the operations of our business.

But enough about that. Today I would like to tell you about my experience while traveling with my family. I let my kids pick the destinations for our trip because I wanted to make sure that they would have the time of their lives. Let me tell you now, it was a trip we won’t forget anytime soon.

Without further adieu, here are my top 3 travels in 2014:

1. Fiji

Our first stop was Fiji, a Melanesian country comprised of 300 plus islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. We stayed in Viti Levu, the largest and most populated island of them all. It was absolutely breathtaking. The waters were clear sparkling turquoise and sand on the beach was powdery white. During our 2-week stay, we island hopped, surfed, sunbathed, swam, and enjoyed the top notch hospitality and food that Fiji had to offer.

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I definitely recommend the Fiji Islands to families and couples who want to get away from their busy lives and enjoy some peace and quiet under the sun.

2. Norway

After enjoying the tropical climes, we made our way to the Svalbard Islands in Norway. My son has an affinity for astronomy and fought tooth and nail with his sister for this destination because he wanted to see the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights can actually be seen all over Norway but I decided it was best to head North so we could get a better view.

Our trip to Norway is not something I will ever forget in my lifetime. Seeing the Northern Lights up close was a jaw-dropping experience. My wife had tears in her eyes as she told me that it was better than any fireworks show she has ever seen. My kids, especially my son, were speechless. I, on the other hand, was overwhelmed by the emotions coming off from my family and the mystical beauty of what I was seeing.

3. Andalusia, Spain

Our last stop was Andalusia, Spain. My wife picked this destination because she wanted to tour the castles and mansions in Alhambra. It was a very culturally enriching experience because we got the opportunity to see the dwelling place of kings and queens of the 14th century.

The tour we booked included lunch served in one of the gardens in the palace built in the 11th century. We were catered to by waiters dressed in replicas of the clothing worn by servants in the past. During lunch, our tour guide talked a little more about the history of the palaces in Alhambra and the steps taken to preserve the monuments.

Hiring a Professional or Investing in Your Own Chainsaw?

Hiring a Professional or Investing in Your Own ChainsawThere are some tasks at home that you don’t have to do by yourself. For instance, you have broken appliances; you can just call someone to repair them. When you need to have your bathroom remodeled, you can also hire someone to do everything for you. Of course, this comes with a price. You can just sit there and watch them do the job, but you need to pay them for their services in the end.

The same thing is true when you need to cut a huge tree in front of your house that could pose a serious threat when there is storm coming. You have two options when presented with this problem. You can either hire someone who has the skill in using a chainsaw to cut the tree down or you can buy your own chainsaw and cut the tree yourself.

The advantage of buying a chainsaw

When you have those options, the first one is definitely the easiest way out. You don’t have to face your fear of using the chainsaw. You also don’t have to waste your time on a chore that someone else can do. The down side is that this professional service might cost a lot. Not so many people are good at this job so you can expect them to ask you for a pretty high professional fee.

On the other hand, if you invest on a new chainsaw, then you can do the task yourself. It means that you can invest now and use the chainsaw whenever you want. It might seem expensive as new chainsaws are really expensive, but you will still save money in the long run. You might need to cut this big tree for now. In the future, you might have to use the chainsaw again. If you keep hiring someone to do the job for you, it might be very costly.

Learning a new skill

Now that you have bought the chainsaw, you can learn how to use it. This might be scary at first, but you can do it when you are really determined to learn. You have to wear safety gears first and ask someone to teach you. If not, you can check out online tutorials. When you have managed to do the task later on, you will feel very content on what you have accomplished. It might also take some time since you need to pause to catch your breath. Eventually, when you have managed to do the task, then you can just bring the chainsaw out whenever needed. You don’t have to keep paying for someone to do the job on your behalf.

Buy one now

If you have decided to learn how to use the chainsaw instead but you don’t have one, then you can read the best chainsaw reviews online. This will give you an idea on what type of chainsaw to buy. You can also read chainsaw reviews and compare the options available. In no time, you can bring home a new chainsaw and start the job.

Buy a Juicer to Save Money and Stay Healthy

Buy a Juicer to Save Money and Stay Healthy

When you are thirsty, your first instinct is to go to the nearest convenience store and buy a soda. When you have not bought a bottle of water with you, then you go to the store and buy bottled water. Since these beverages don’t cost a lot and you need to quench your thirst, you don’t mind spending your money. However, if you do the same thing over and over again, you have already wasted a lot of money. Add to that the fact that you tend to buy soda or sweetened juices since they taste better. You failed to realize that they pose greater threats on your health.

Instead of making this a habit, you can just buy a juicer and a container so you can create your own organic juice and carry it with you wherever you go. When you have a juicer, you can make just about any type of juice that you wanted. Since you are gunning for something healthier, then you are assured that whatever type of juice you make, it would be healthy. Another good thing about this is that you can choose whatever flavor you want. If there are certain types of fruits that you don’t want, you don’t have to buy them. Besides, you can also mix different types of fruits and create a fruit mix.

A healthier lifestyle

You might spend money on a new juicer, but this is like investing on your health. Of course, you cannot put a price tag on that. When you have a juicer, you start to eliminate soda or alcoholic drinks from your diet. Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals. If you constantly drink fruit juices, then your immune system becomes stronger.

Aside from fruits, you can also use vegetables. A lot of people don’t want to eat vegetables. However, if they are ingested in a liquid form, then they might seem appealing. You can mix them with sweet fruits and you have a perfect combo. This might take a lot of getting used to. However, when you have gotten used to it, then you won’t look for other beverage options anymore. You know that your juicer will do the trick for you.

Buy one now

If you still don’t have a juicer at home, then you can check out the best juicer price and buy one right away. If you want juicers that are portable, then you can also get one at an even lower price. You can also read juicer reviews and buying guide if you want to get ideas on what is the type of that juicer fits your needs.

Even if you spend money for a new juicer and even if fruits are quite expensive depending on your preference, you will still save a lot of money in the end. When you don’t have to go to the hospital or buy medicines because you are sick, then you save money. When you become tougher against diseases and you don’t have to take a leave from work, then you save money too.

How Crossfit Saves You Money

As a young professional, the amount of money you earn might not be that huge yet. You need to know what your priorities are and balance your budget. Otherwise, you won’t have enough savings for your future. This is the time in your life when you start to reduce the money spent for partying or for buying expensive clothes. You learn to invest on what is more important. This has also become the reason why there are those who are no longer willing to hit the gym. They say that gym membership is expensive. Now that they are paying the membership fees on their own, they are no longer interested to go for it.

To begin with, if you have this mentality, it is commendable. There are a lot of young professionals who have worked for quite some time, but are yet to have savings. They waste their money on things that they don’t need. However, in the case of gym membership, it is a necessity. We are talking about your health. It is something that you need to invest on. You can’t afford to go stingy on health. Aside from having a good body, you also go to the gym because you want to stay fit and healthy.

In fact, you should go for more extreme exercises like cross fit. This is one of the more modern gym exercises available today. It is generally more intense and it takes an expert guiding you for you to get it done right. Since it is a specialized field, you also end up paying more money for the membership fee.

Benefits of cross fit

Once you have enrolled in cross fit, you will achieve your desired body faster. You will burn a lot of fats and you store more energy. You become more resistant to sickness and it makes you physically stronger. If these are all the benefits that you can get out of the money that you have paid for it, then why not? If a cross fit trainer will walk you through every step of the way starting from the most basic to the most complex moves, then your money is definitely well-spent.

Buy cross fit shoes too

If you have decided to go for cross fit, then you need to purchase the best crossfit shoes. There are a lot of cross fit designs for you to choose from. If you are on a tight budget, there are cheaper brands that you can buy. You just have to read more about the recommendations for the best shoes for crossfit or else you will buy a low quality pair of shoes that will easily get damaged. Take note that cross fit is extremely intense. You need the right footwear to avoid injuries.

In the end, if you see the kind of results that you have always wanted, then you can safely say that this is a cost effective investment after all. Get up and enroll now. Look for the nearest cross fit center in your area.

Hiring a Professional Vs. Buying Your Own Carpet Cleaning Device

Hiring a Professional Vs. Buying Your Own Carpet Cleaning DeviceThere are a lot of financial aspects at home that you have to deal with. From the amount that you have to spend for grocery items to the amount you need for a family vacation, balancing the budget is tough. When you have limited resources and tons of expenses, you might not realize everything that you have planned in mind.

This also holds true when it comes to cleaning your house. It is important to ensure that you have a clean house not only because it looks good when it is clean, but also for health reasons. One of the most important aspects in cleaning the house is your carpet. You can sit on a clean carpet and bond with your kids. However, a dirty carpet does not only look bad, but it could also make everyone in the family sick. It has to be cleaned all the time.

There are two options in cleaning the carpet. The first one is to hire a professional carpet cleaner to do the job. If you have the money to pay for this person, you can do so as often as you want. The second option is to buy a carpet cleaner and clean the carpet by yourself.

Buying a new carpet cleaner

If you are faced with these options, it is in your best interest to just buy the best carpet cleaner. The main reason for doing so is because it will help you save a lot of money. Professional carpet cleaners are good in doing their job. However, they also come with a price. At best, you can have one come over once a month. The only problem is your carpet gets dirty more often than that. If you want to hire this person 3 or 4 times a month, then you are blowing up your budget.

On the other hand, if you want to clean the carpet using a carpet cleaner, you just have to spend your money once. You can use the device over a longer period of time. This makes everything a lot easier for you. When you buy high quality carpet cleaners, you won’t spend a lot of time doing the job. You can do it in just a few minutes. Since you own it, you can clean as often as you can. It might seem expensive at first, but you are still saving more money in the long run. You also don’t have to worry about maintenance. When you buy high quality carpet cleaners, you can expect to use it for several years.

The best thing to do now is to look for carpet cleaner reviews. You will get more ideas from others who have bought these products before. You will be pointed to the right choice and you will enjoy your new carpet cleaner in no time. Again, when it comes to cleaning your house, you need to consider quality and the amount of money that you are going to spend.

 

How Working Mom Can Make the Most Out of their Time

How Working Mom Can Make the Most Out of their TimeWhen you are a working mother, there are a lot of things that you have to think of. You need to prepare your child for school in the morning, head to work, then again go to school to pick your child , and then go home. You have to prepare dinner, clean the house and put your child to sleep. Once it is done, you can open your computer and continue the task that you have not yet finished in the office. It can be very stressful. Since you are a working mother, you have no choice but to get things done no matter how tired you already are.

This is also the reason why you need to balance your time well. In fact, if you can extend the number of hours in a day, you would. If you miss your targets or fail to achieve your objectives, then it is a huge problem. However, no matter how you try to take things under control, it seems difficult. There are things that could not go the way you expected them to be. For instance, if you are raising a baby, your child might suddenly get sick. There are also times when you are ready to leave the house, when suddenly he gets dirty and you have to change his clothes again.

Once you leave the house, you have to carry your baby on one hand and bring your other stuff with the other hand. During the process, you waste a lot of time and you are delayed in hitting your targets for the day.

Get help

If you are in this kind of scenario on a daily basis, it might be time for you to get help. You can’t afford to go on living this way. As a working mother, every minute you waste also means money wasted. To effectively manage your time, you need to get help. It does not mean you have to hire a helper or a nanny since it would be another expense on your part. You can buy devices that will help hasten things up. For instance, you can buy a double stroller. When you are to go to different places while your baby is with you, the stroller helps a lot. You can put your baby on one side and your personal stuff on the other side.

It means that you will just push the stroller with one hand and use your other hand to call someone or to even send emails. This makes things a lot faster for you. It also helps you retain your energy. Carrying your baby around can be tiring especially if done for several hours. When you have a stroller with you, then you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

If this is the kind of help you want, then you can check out the best double stroller reviews. Find out what other moms out there use to make their lives easier. There are double stroller reviews and buying guides available online. You can read them first so you can land with the best decision. Hopefully, this tip will make your life as a working mother a lot better.

 

Tips on Reducing the Amount Paid for Water Bills

Tips on Reducing the Amount Paid for Water BillsAt the end of each month, working parents receive their salary, but in no time, the money is gone. This is due to the expenses that are incurred on a monthly basis. For most families, there is a little left for savings. Some don’t even have anything left. One of the regular expenses that you could incur is for water bills. The amount depends on the number of people in the family. The good thing is that you don’t have to suffer from high cost of water bills anymore since there are ways for you to reduce your monthly expenses.

Repair broken faucets and shower heads

If you see water dripping from the water source even if it has already been turned off, then there is a problem. You might not act on it right away since the amount of water being dropped is too little. However, as it accumulates over time, it also increases the amount of water wasted. As a result, you end up paying a lot for your water bills. Therefore, if you find a problem, you have to fix it immediately or find someone else to do it for you.

Buy new kitchen faucets

The kitchen faucet is usually the most commonly used faucet at home. This is where you clean the ingredients for cooking, wash your hands before eating and wash the plates too. To save money, you need to invest on water-efficient kitchen faucets. These faucets don’t let out a huge amount of water. They also prevent unnecessary dripping. Some faucets also have controls to ensure that you only get what you need and not waste what you don’t need. If you are looking for the best kitchen faucets, then you can go online and check out a lot of choices available. There are also modern kitchen faucets that are aesthetically pleasing. You can also start looking for kitchen faucet reviews if you still have no idea what type of kitchen faucet to buy.

Use a bucket

Instead of using a hose for watering the plants, you can use a bucket instead. When you use a bucket, your mind is tricked to use only the amount of water available in the container. It means that you maximize the content and limit the usage. On the other hand, if you use other devices, you don’t care about the amount of water used since it keeps coming out of the source. Before you know it, you have already used up a lot of water that you don’t even need.

If you start changing your ways now, you will save a lot of money. You need to be more practical now. You can’t do the same thing over and over again. You work hard to earn money and enjoy life. You must not use what you earn to keep on paying for the same amount of bills each month. It won’t be fulfilling in any way. You deserve better.

Cutting Trees with a Chainsaw When You’re Stressed From Work

stressThere are a lot of ways to cope with stress from work. Some people prefer to go outside and be quiet for some time. Some others work even harder when they are so stressed out. There are also those who just cry when they can’t take it anymore. I have tried just about all these techniques to cope up with work related stress. Some of them still work until now, but I have found a much better way to deal with stress. Take note that as a CEO of an airline company, the level of stress is much higher. The weight of the entire company is upon my shoulders. Therefore, I need to make the right decision all the time. Each time I commit a mistake there is a lot at stake.

Learning to use a chainsaw

When things get really tough, I simply go to the farm we own and cut logs. I use chainsaw to pound them into smaller pieces. I have learned using chainsaws just a few years ago. We were out in the farm for a holiday when I saw our caretaker using the chainsaw. I told myself that this is something that I have never done before so I have to give it a try. I asked our caretaker to teach me and he did. All the steps were taught including ways to stay protected when using the tool.

Surprisingly, I got the hang of it in no time. The more surprising part is that there is a certain level of relief that the whole process offers. I cannot explain it but it seems like a huge thorn has been removed from my neck. It is a very tiring process, but it is very refreshing. From that point, I realized that it can be a great tool for coping up with stress.

Diverting your attention and emotion

You are stressed out when there is a lot going on through your brain. You also feel a lot of emotions inside. Therefore, it helps if you try to divert your attention to something else. When you are using chainsaws, it needs 100% of your attention. You cannot use it when your mind is flying elsewhere. It can be very dangerous. Therefore, during the process, you start forgetting about everything that makes you stressed out. If you continue doing the task, you have already forgotten about the problem that you are facing. I am not certain if it will work for everyone, but it definitely worked for me.

If you want to give it a try, then buy high quality chainsaws now. You can choose the best chainsaw online. There are a lot of trusted companies offering this product. You need to start with something that is quite small and basic. Besides, you are not really using it for a living. You will just use it sometimes when you are stressed. There is also a comparison table of the best chainsaws that will make the selection process earlier. Just try this method and see where it leads you.

Try Cross Fit Exercises After Work

crossfitPeople always have excuses not to work out after work. They complain about so many things. Later on, when they have put on weight, they wonder why. I also have that mentality before. I make an excuse that I can’t do any type of exercise since I am a CEO. I run a very huge company and I no longer have time for exercise. However, with my friends telling me that life is not just about careers, I eventually realized that I must do something. I am not getting any younger. My career might be at the pinnacle of success, but if my health can’t cope up, then I will still not enjoy what I have achieved.

Exercise 2.0

My friends introduced me to cross fit. They told me that it is the best option to make up for all the years that I have not tried any form of exercise. At first, I was so confident. However, when I saw just how difficult the moves are, my mind changed and I thought of backing out. My friends pushed me and told me that they also started as beginners. With determination, they were able to try out more difficult stunts. They also guided me in every step of the way.

At first, I suffered from tons of injuries. However, there is a force that pushes me to still give it a try. I decided to just go for it no matter how difficult it is. After work, I head to the gym where my friends are waiting for me to start the entire process. They kept on pushing me until such time that I got the hang of it.

Tons of benefits

To begin with, I lost a lot of weight in just a few months. I also felt a lot younger. At the office, I feel no pressure whatsoever. Even if I am faced with a lot of problems, I still don’t care. My mind is always energized and I tend to make the right decision always. This is when I started to see that cross fit has its benefits outside physical health. This is why I am highly recommending it especially to those who are always busy at work. In fact, when you are busier, you have more reasons to try cross fit.

Getting ready

When you are finally giving this a try, you need to prepare physically. You have to try out smaller gym equipment first. You can’t shock your body with really difficult moves. You also have to wear the right outfit. Cross fit can cause injuries when not done the right way. Therefore, you need to choose the best crossfit shoes. There are a lot of choices online. You can also find one that matches your personal style. The good thing when you best shoes for crossfit on the Internet is that you become more confident to try out the challenging exercise. When you see the effects of this endeavor, you will keep on doing it for sure.

When You’re Stressed, Drink Fruit Juices

Being a company CEO and a father is not easy. In fact, there are days when it can be very stressful. However, I understand that any type of job can have the same effect. Just like me, I know that a lot of you experience the same problem. There are days when you feel like giving up. You don’t want to go to work. Even if you do, you are not as productive as you are supposed to be.

Take a break

One of the best ways to cope up with stress is by taking a break. I don’t force myself to finish tasks when I am not in the mood to do so. I always stop when things are already overwhelming. There is no point in still working when I can’t focus on the job. It will just make things worse as I could get some things wrong. When you are in your office, take some time to stand and move around. Make sure that you stay away from anything related to your job. If there is a park nearby or a mall where you can stroll around, go out and head there. You don’t have to be there for many hours. You just need to breathe fresh air then you can go back to work again.

Drink fruit juices

Another way to cope up with stress at work is to take fruit juice. I have started doing this as a replacement for coffee. I hate drinking coffee as it has effects on my sleep. I also shake a lot when I drink a glass of coffee. With fruit juices, I feel refreshed and more energized to go back to work. I also don’t feel any side effects. The best part is that it is like tasting heaven for a while and so I feel better the moment I head back to my desk. There are also a lot of fruits to choose from. I just toss inside the juicer the fruit that I wanted and in a few seconds, it is good to go.

Buy a juicer now

To make things easier for you, it is best if you have a juicer next to your office table or in your pantry. You can buy one and have fun with different fruit juices every day. It is like party in a glass. You can also encourage your fellow employees to do the same thing. It is healthy for everyone. They will also feel more energized as they go back to work. If you want to get a juicer now, then check out the best juicers comparison first. This will serve as your guide in making the right choice. You can also check best juicer to buy from the list of affordable juicers. If you or your fellow employees don’t have enough budgets to buy a huge juicer, then low cost but high quality juicers are always available. It is time to change your lifestyle now and go for a healthier choice.

When Your Programming Job is Stressful, Go Out for a Walk

When Your Programming Job is Stressful, Go Out for a WalkA programming job is one of the most stressful jobs there is. It entails a lot to get the job done. You need to focus on each aspect of it before you can finish it. When you commit a mistake, everything is affected. In some cases, you would have to go back to the start just to find out where the mistake happened. There are also instances when you are so confident that everything was done well. Just when you thought everything was perfect and you run the program, it says error. This is why this job can be very stressful.

If you are faced with such situation, it is in your best interest to just relax and just take a walk. Forcing yourself to get the job done won’t help. You will just feel stressed even more. Stay away from your computer station and find a place where you can unwind and refresh.

Take your baby to the park

If you are working at home and you have a baby, then take your baby with you. Find a park where the two of you can enjoy. Aside from using this as a way to be relieved from stress, it is also a good way for you to bond with your baby. The good thing is that you can now use a double stroller. You can put your baby on one side and his things on the other side. Thus, when you don’t have enough time to be away from your job, this is the fastest thing that you can do. You can check out the best double stroller here. You can also read up on double stroller reviews to help you make the right decision on which double stroller to buy.

Go back more prepared

Now that you have already taken some time out of your work, your mind is fresher and you can start over again. You have to practice this always since you need focus when you are on your job. If you are out of concentration, then you can never get it done. If you force yourself to finish the job, you will also go nowhere. Computer programming is not like other jobs where you can do everything quickly. In this field, everything has to be smooth and slow until you reach perfection. It is also important that you learn about different programming languages that can be used in different applications. To top it all, when you know a lot about different languages, you might easily get confused. Therefore, it helps if you clear your mind first so you can easily determine the right steps to be undertaken.

Quality time with your baby

On the side line, doing this makes you spend more time with your baby. You might not notice it but when you are so busy with your job, you don’t get these small moments that are very precious. If you constantly do this, then you form a bond that is very important.