Performance Matters

Performance Matters

Performance Matters

Turn that frown upside down

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Andrew May Is your first instinct to expect the worst? It's not too late to look on the bright side.

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Get energised

Andrew May Discovering whether you're a "bear", "tiger" or "gazelle" can improve energy levels and minimise flat spots.

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Take back your lunch break

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Andrew May Stopping work to have a quick lunch break is the key to having a productive afternoon.

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Why you need a nana nap

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Andrew May A quick siesta daily can make you mentally sharper, and likely to live longer.

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Just stop and breathe

William Trubridge of New Zealand does yoga before his free dive at Suunto free diving world cup on November 24, 2012 in Long Island, Bahamas.

Andrew May The most natural physiological function can also be one of the hardest to master.

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Where do you find inspiration?

Barack Obama

Andrew May From the iconic to the everyday, we're all inspired by something or someone different.

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The best (and worst) excuses for a sickie

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Andrew May Most of us have done it, but some are more creative - or ridiculous - than others.

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Are you surviving or thriving?

work

Andrew May Minor behavioural shifts can help you to become more productive and satisfied.

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Staying fit and healthy on the road

wellness

Andrew May Being a regular corporate traveller and maintaining fitness aren't mutually exclusive.

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The multi-tasking myth

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Andrew May Are you in constant chaos? Focus your attention and reap the rewards.

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Hurry up and slow down

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Andrew May Fast isn't always the best pace when it comes to looking after mind and body.

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The pitfalls of perfection

Andrew May Expecting nothing less than perfection from yourself can be a debilitating disorder.

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Go ahead, switch it off

unplug

Andrew May If technology runs your life, it could be time to reassess what's really important.

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Eat smart this Christmas

Scales.

Andrew May A little bit of restraint this festive season can make a big difference once the celebrations are over.

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You've strived ... you've won ... now what?

Picture: Mal Fairclough

Andrew May You put in the hours and made it to the top, but your success feels empty. What's going on?

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Is your to-do list making you unproductive?

Could you be misusing your to-do list?

Andrew May Are to-do lists the pinnacle of personal effectiveness or are they actually holding you back?

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Train smarter

Fitness: when less is more

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Andrew May Can small but frequent doses of fitness training give you more benefit than hours and hours of training?

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Life matters

Go on, leave a negative comment

Poison Ink.

Andrew May If you tend to focus most on the bad stuff that happens, here's a 48-hour challenge that may just change your life.

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Office antics

Dumb things smart people do

Boredom

Andrew May Okay, it’s not something that we like to admit, but the truth is we all do dumb things at times … even the smartest people we know.

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Stress relief

Going to extremes

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Andrew May What do racing-car drivers, snowboarders, rock climbers and other extreme sportspeople know about stress that we don't?

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