The secret – a morning routine, according to some of the most effective and high-powered people. It forces you to carve time out of a busy day for yourself. You’ll be happier, more productive, and generally able to slay your day.
WAKE UP TO WHAT YOU LOVE – IT ENERGISES YOU
Every other day, Serena Adsit gets to the stables by 7am for horse-riding sessions. It’s a hobby that has given her immense satisfaction as her riding skills have improved. The founder of model and talent agency Mint Singapore says her morning routine invigorates her and starts the day on a positive note. Besides, mornings are the only time she has for herself as post-work hours are usually spent with her young son or at work-related events.
“Indulging my interests may seem like a time-waster to some people, but I’ve learnt that doing something which makes me happy is the best way to enjoy life,” Serena says. “Having work-life balance also makes me more fulfilled and helps me do better at work.”
YOU’LL BE MORE ORGANISED
You don’t know what to wear to work, can’t find your keys, and there’s nothing to eat for breakfast because you forgot to buy more bread. Sounds familiar? Scrambling to pull yourself together in the morning puts you on the back foot for the rest of the day. So a morning routine helps you “get on autopilot mode because you are being proactive instead of reactive to situations”, explains clinical psychologist Joel Yang. “Regularity eases your cognitive load, helps you become more efficient, and gives you motivation to continue being productive for the rest of the day.”
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A PAWSITIVE' Life
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The Healing Power Of Unconditional Love
There’s a saying that goes, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” For one woman, these words resonated deeply. An unlikely companion came into her life at her lowest point and changed everything.
Even Pets Need Tummy Care?
For many, keeping a pet is more than just caring for an animal; pets are family members, too. We speak to veterinary surgeon, Dr Wafaa Abdul Washefffrom Pets Corner Sdn Bhd, to find out how your pets can stay healthy with a suitable diet
Beauty The Natural Way
With climate change rapidly threatening the future of Mother Earth, we urgently need to curb further acts of destruction. We speak to Law Hong Mei, founder of The Olive Tree, about building a beauty brand that is sustainable from the core.
Working (and Napping) Across Time Zones
Bearaby makes weighted blankets to help its customers sleep better. To help its employees at all hours, the company embraces a flexible schedule that celebrates snoozing.
Google Gets Into Sleep Surveillance With New Nest Hub Screen
Google’s next internet-connected home device will test whether consumers trust the company enough to let it snoop on their sleep.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
While you sleep, your skin is working the night shift, repairing and regenerating itself. It’s important to give your skin a helping hand with topical treatments during those crucial nighttime hours when it is most permeable and best able to absorb them.
CBD for your pain
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