Entries by Optima-life

The Greatness of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

Are you ready for a ruthless elimination?

Have you started lots of projects but struggled to complete them? Do you find it difficult to focus on your top priorities? Do you know what your top priorities really are? Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most successful business men, has a simple yet challenging ‘2-List’ strategy to maximise focus and boost your productivity. […]

The Power of Visualisation to Beat Procrastination

Do you sometimes feel so daunted by an important work project that you procrastinate? Are you overwhelmed by thoughts and images that represent the complexity of life both at and away from work – the spreadsheets, presentations, emails, phone calls, and meetings; the gardening, DIY, or booking a weekend away? Have you ever considered flipping […]

Wine O’clock

Do you occasionally drink alcohol as a means to sleep better? Do you feel refreshed after the nights’ where you have been drinking alcohol prior to bedtime? For many people the answer is yes to the first and no to the second. So what does alcohol do to your sleep? Research has shown that alcohol […]

Are you listening?

How often are you really listening rather than just waiting to talk? Do you genuinely focus on what the other person is saying or do you have a tendency to be ‘half’ listening whilst also thinking of something else? Research reveals that only about 10% of us really actively listen (Gerszberg, 2016). Sometimes we struggle […]

Goal Setting with Meaning

Are you waiting for the perfect time to set your new goal? Do you typically set new goals on New Year’s Eve or on certain Mondays after an unproductive weekend? Do these goals tend to last? Most of us attach a lot of hope and power into New Year’s Eve, expecting the momentum of a […]

Create a Devotion to Motion

Are you sleepwalking through your job? Do you run out of steam halfway through the afternoon?  Do you rely on coffee, sugar or both to provide you with the energy to see you through to the finish line? If yes, you are not alone as this is the default approach by many, one that is […]

Hitting the Pause Button

Procrastination can sometimes feel like a constant burden on our shoulders. Painfully aware of what needs to be done, we simply don’t have either the energy or the focus to do it; a phenomenon that can act as a paralytic force which suffocates our productivity. If you recognise this scenario you are not alone, research […]

A Firstbeat Case Study: The City of Salo

On World Mental Health Day, read about how a city dealt with the fallout after a major technology company felt the full force of an ever increasing competitive market and how the city took a proactive approach to the Health and Welbeing of their citizens. Background Salo is a small vibrant nordic city in Southwestern […]