It gets warmer, the cicada burrows her way up near the surface of soil. At the rise of dawn, she emerges from the blanket of darkness. She climbs up the trunk of the blossoming tree and sheds her final shell. Spring marks a time of rebirth. Our days are suddenly longer and the possibilities seem endless. It is time to reconnect with the world around you and break back out of your comfort zone. There is still a crispness to the air that you can feel against your skin, but the summer holidays are close on the horizon which makes the last few months feel worth it.
You now actually have that extra hour or two of sunlight after work you were hoping for during winter and a newfound energy as nature emerges from hibernation around you. Try to catch some tulips in bloom or simply notice as the trees start to turn green with new growth.
When you think about productivity what comes to mind? Maybe it's more done in less time? Or finding ways to help you achieve better results? Maybe it's taking time to learn how you work best? Take a look at some ways which could help you.
Set a timer on your phone for 30 minutes. When the alarm sounds, have a 5 minute break to make a coffee, check your phone or stretch your legs. This process is called one 'Pomodoro'. Once you have done four 'Pomodoros', have a longer break, then start over again. Doing this reduces the likelihood of being distracted and trains your brain to focus for short periods.
Check your surroundings to see if you can declutter any distractions and create a space you find motivating and calming to work in. It could be adding a desk plant, small calendar, an inspiring quote or picture.
For example, are you a morning person or a night owl? This can help pin-point which hours of the day you feel most alert and attentive. Use these hours for your most important tasks.
This will sort the emails you need to respond to from sale and marketing ones that you can look at when you have some spare time.
Finally, it's important to remember there is productivity in rest. Sometimes life is all go-go-go and what we actually need is to take a minute to have a break or a moment of stillness to recover. It's key to productivity!
Some other ways of enjoying Spring and easing into the seasonal shift is reconnecting with old hobbies and interests. Think of those things that used to bring you joy and give them another go. Or even try something new! Here are some ideas...
Finally we are seeing some more daylight! The gardens are coming to life with new leaves and buds. Time for a wardrobe refresh once again. What spring cleaning can you do in your closet?
Daylight savings means longer days and warmer evenings. After a long Winter, we are more than ready for some sunshine! Here are some ways to embrace Spring and the extra light it brings.
Listen to yourself and your body and enjoy it how you want to. Allow yourself to slowly adjust to the changing seasons and add things into your routine that make you feel good!
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
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