Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • The Bullet Journal: What Is It And Why You Should Give it A Go

    woman writing in journal If you struggle to plan you day, week or month, then you're not alone. I am sure you've tried various different strategies to help you become more organised. You may have bought expensive weekly planners, yearly diaries, wall planners. You may even have started a to-do list. Even though most of these investments may appear to work in the first instance. But over time, you'll realise that you'll soon disregard them and you fall back in to old habits. The weekly planner, with it is fancy boxes and charts begins to feel like a chore. Rather than making you feel like you're in control, the weekly planner tries to take control of you. You want to feel organised and in control — so it defeats the object of what the weekly planner had set out to do. And as for to do lists, this tried and tested s ...
  • 3 Ways To Get Into Construction

    a silhouette picture of a construction worker If you want to get into construction, there are many ways to do so, it all depends on which part of the building sector you are interested in. One of the best ways to do so is to gain experience on the site. The construction industry welcomes everyone, male or female. Whether you are a straight out of school student or just looking for a career change. Anytime is the right time to get started in the industry. Your interest and lifestyle are what can help you find the right path in this industry as you can choose from many trades and careers. Looking at the types of building careers available will help you make a decision. There are three basics ways to get into construction once you hav ...
  • How To Effectively Communicate To People With Learning Disabilities

    learning disabilities advice Communication is something that we take for granted. Whenever want to go an interact with someone, we go up and talk to them. For any average person who is comfortable in a social setting, you don't need to think about what you need to say or how you need to say it. But here's the thing, there are actually so many more ways to communicate. Beside talking, we subconsciously send out so many non-verbal signals through our own body language and facial expressions. Sometimes, we can pick up on things like this. It's why we can tell if someone is either confident or nervous. So when we're trying to speak to someone who has a learning disability, there are other avenues that we can explore. It is a challenge to speak to someone who has a learning disability. But you also need to look at ...
  • Study Stress Management:  4 Top Tips to Boost Your Productivity During Studying

    a picture of diary planner As a familiar topic for students of all levels, studying can be emotionally draining if certain aspects aren't managed correctly. While we aren't born with time management skills, we have access to plenty of free online resources to help teach us to organise our study time effectively. If we don't manage our time effectively, then we will put ourselves into stressful situations. We all know that the most common enemy of a student is procrastination — which is avoidance of doing work to prevent the feeling of being stressed. According to a 2013 survey conducted by the Nightline Association, more than 65% of participating ...
  • Health and Social Care: 5 Ways To Keep Calm During Stressful Situations

    a picture representing mindfulness. Whether you're a carer for the elderly or work with extremely vulnerable young adults, encountering emotionally stressful situations at some point in your career is unavoidable. Health and social care is certainly not the only industry which carries high risk of stress and anxiety. But we have to acknowledge the deep involvement of human emotion that is carried by people who work in this sector. And if they're not careful, then their own well-being is at risk. According to a 2014 study from the US, at least 69% of health care workers reported signs or feelings of stress, followed by a further 17% feeling high to ...
  • 5 Things To Keep In Mind When Treating People With Alzheimer’s

    an elderly person drawing a heart in sand Taking care of a loved one once they become elderly is a task that many of us will take on. It's part of our human nature to care and nurture those we cherish the most. However, when this task relates to a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the resulting situation can be even more demanding. Let alone emotionally challenging and stressful. Alzheimer's disease is a condition that degenerates the mind and in turn affects functions of the body. As a chronic condition, it is a progressive disease that worsens over time. And to spot the signs of Alzheimer's disease in its early stage is extremely difficult. The decision to take care of a patient suffering from this condition should not be taken lightly and there are a number of considerations to ...
  • 8 Advantages of Doing an Online Distance Learning Course

    Online distance learning is becoming a popular alternative to traditional-based classroom learning. And with an increasing number of acclaimed universities from across the globe offering accredited degrees through this method of teaching, it gives students a better chance of either improving their career prospects or changing their career. Online distance learning is a form of self-study. And when you go to university, you are in effect, learning on your own. Yes, you are attending lectures, but let's face it, it's hard to listen to a lecturer who uses complicated language. And that's when it is crucial for you to go out and understand the learning material in your own time. In a traditional classroom-based learning environment, you will be given assignments to either further enhance or test your knowledg ...