At one time, I was at the top of one of Stockholm’s hottest companies. On the verge of going public, and with an executive marketing title and sizable salary, I somehow felt empty. After some soul searching, I realized that I couldn’t
- 29 Nov 16 6.19 amRead more
The Stress-free Guide: 4 Tips To Stay Less Stressed at Work
We get it: it’s hard to remain totally stress-free in today’s workplace. That’s why we came up with four tips to help you get started on managing that stress, and focusing on getting the job done:
Get Work Energy Efficient
Of course, by being more energy efficient with your brain’s controlled processes, you can avoid being frazzled and suffering brain overload. For your brain to be more energy efficient, you need to know what it is that drains energy. Reflect on the causes of interruptions when you work and do something about it. Is it co-workers, your phone, or emails?
When someone feels they don’t get anything done and then becomes stressed, a common reaction is to try to do a lot of things all at the same time. This takes a lot of energy; as a result performance can suffer by up to forty percent. Our brains have developed to do one thing at a time.
Figure out when you work best!
This is, of course, a very individual matter, but most people concentrate best in the morning because they are well rested and the brain is recovered. This is why it is often a good idea to undertake major tasks in the morning. In the afternoon, it is common for people to get tired, as the brain has been active for a long period of time. This can be the time to do more routine tasks, such as reply to emails and have meetings, etc. The afternoon is often also a good time to do more creative tasks, because the brain is in a more relaxed state.
Give the brain a break
Most importantly, let the brain have a little break, preferably every hour. Just let it idle for a short period. Additionally, ensure that weekends are work-free, so that the brain is more relaxed going into the next working week. A good night’s sleep is also important. If you work more than fifty-five hours per week, you run a three times greater risk of developing a sleeping disorder than those people who work only forty hours a week. For a more complete recovery, it is important to take at least three weeks continuous holiday each year – the brain only starts to rest and recover after two weeks’ break.
- 30 Nov 16 8.32 amRead more
Blueberry & Birch Sap: Our History
Hi again, so heres the story behind another flavour and how it came to be.
I was out on the island in early spring a few years back. That’s the best time for you to tap the sap out of birch trees. I was experimenting a bit with birch sap and lemon balm, mixing them in my kitchen. We often pick blueberries (they grow everywhere on the island), so I took some from the freezer and added them to the mix. The result was promising.
That was the first embryo for our top selling Blueberry and Birch Sap. The simple truth is that I like to use flavours that can be found in the wild in the Scandinavian nature. My intention with NOA is to bring the feeling of the island to the people in the city.
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