Time Management is a ‘Waste of Time’ Comments Off on Time Management is a ‘Waste of Time’ 418

Time-Management

By: Cameron Blake

A lot of us struggle with time management problems. Unfortunately, we believe that time management is a silver bullet. Merely manage your time correctly, and you’ll be a more productive business owner. You’ll finally be able to spend quality time with your family or start that hobby you’ve been putting off.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But, time management won’t solve all of your problems. It may be a waste of time for the following reasons. If time management isn’t working for you — then you’ll want to try these four options instead.

Time management is turning us into stressed-out and unproductive zombies


“The quest for increased personal productivity — for making the best possible use of your limited time — is a dominant motif of our age,” writes Oliver Burkeman in
The Guardian. “And yet the truth is that more often than not, techniques designed to enhance one’s personal productivity seem to exacerbate the very anxieties they were meant to allay,” continues Burkeman. “The better you get at managing time, the less of it you feel that you have.”

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The point is this: When it comes to time management, we’re fed the same advice over and over again. Even worse, it’s suggested that there’s a one-size-fits-all time management strategy. As a result, we blindly follow these time management tips that aren’t always effective, which causes stress and decreased productivity. 

 

 

The solution? Find your own way to work style

You can then adjust your work style and find the right tools to fit your style.

  • Prioritizes. They want fact-based analysis and debate. They’re also goal-oriented, consistent, and decisive.
  • Planners. They thrive on details, as well as schedules and action plans.
  • Arrangers. They want to be appreciated, and they love acknowledgment. They also like discussing questions and concerns.
  • Visualizers. They are innovative and open-minded. But, they’re not fans of excessive details.

“Time management may be a great system for a machine, but for the rest of us who are emotionally driven human beings — we need to take account for our energy levels, plus your willpower and self-control reduce with every choice you make throughout the day.”

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The Sun Festival – A tradition that brings past to the Nation… Comments Off on The Sun Festival – A tradition that brings past to the Nation… 691

Sun Festival“A year has departed
A new has started
All have awaited
For a festival elated
Mistakes are corrected
Good deeds are committed
The crops are harvested
For a tradition that brings a Nation together!”

‘Aluth Avurudda’ one of the biggest celebrations in Sri Lanka starts on 13th of April and ends in 14th of April that features lots of rituals and customs is one of the must things to experience.

Based on the movement of the sun from Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries) marks the end of the harvest season, Sri Lankans welcome the New Year in April with lots of rituals, fireworks and gourmet of traditional sweets.

The Sun festival or the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a ritual performed to honor the Sun God for hundreds and hundreds of years, comes with a long history that is not experienced anywhere else.

The unique rituals and the traditions are what make the New Year special.

Neutral Period (Nonagathaya)

The New Year ritual starts from the neutral period where people keep off from all work and engage in religious activities to get the blessings to prepare for the New Year.

Lighting the hearth (Lipa gini melaweema)

With the dawn of the New Year comes the first ritual, the lighting of the hearth of the house to prepare milk rice to symbolize the prosperity.

First meal at the New Year table (Ahara anubawaya)

Food plays a major role in the New Year celebration at each house. A table with kiribath (milk rice), bananas, kevum, kokis, aggala, aasmi, aluwa, welithalapa, and many other traditional sweets become the centerpiece of any table. Every family that celebrates New Year enjoys the festival at the auspicious time after lighting an oil lamp.

Starting work and exchanging money (Weda alleema saha ganu denu)

Once the family finishes the New Year meal, they engage in some work to symbolize starting their work for the New Year. Next they perform a transaction among the family members and other respected parties. This also done with the well to thank it for the clear water provided the past year.

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Anointing oil (Hisa thel gaama)

Oil prepared according to a special mixture of herbs are anointed on people’s heads to bless them with health and healing. This ritual is usually done by a religious leader, a family head or an elder superior in the village.

New Year sweets.

You cannot speak about the Sinhala and Tamil New Year without having to talk about food. These are some of the sweets prepared at almost all households during this time and shared amongst the families and friends to extend friendship or to forget any mishap during the past year.

Konda kewum – Made with coconut trickle and rice flour and deep fried.

Aasmi – A crunchy traditional sweet topped with traditional caramel syrup.

Kokis – Fried, crispy sweet made from rice flour and coconut milk.

Mung kewum – A diamond shaped sweet with a crunchy crust and a sweet paste of green gram inside.

Avurudu music and games

This is a season that’s focused on family. During this time people return home to celebrate the festival with the rest of the family. Fun games and activities play an important part at this time.

Playing the rabana (A large drum people sit around and play)
Traditional board games (Olinda keliya, Pancha demima)
Kotta pora (Pillow fight)
Kanamutti bindeema (Breaking the pots)
Kamba adeema (tug-war)
Banis keema (Eating buns)
Lissana gaha (Climbing the greasy pole)

April is perhaps one of the best months in Sri Lanka due to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival which cannot be seen anywhere else.

Tymeron Carvalho: The Crystal Ball of Fashion 0 476

By Michelle Alles

Tymeron Carvalho, or ‘Tymo’ as he is known amongst his friends, is every lady’s eye candy but sorry, he’s taken. Tymeron has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Andre Estefan for a very long time together, the two of them are just perfection.

Tymeron Carvalho,Tymeron is no stranger to the world of fashion, having started his career at 16 years of age, when he appeared in his first TV commercial. Twelve years later, he has come a long way and amassed a tremendous amount of experience, not just by walking the ramp for many of Sri Lanka’s top designers, but by bagging the main title for Best Model of The World 2013 along with three mini titles, Mr Friendship, Best National Costume and Best Runway Model. In 2016, he won a special award for Asia’s Best Fashion Model at Fashion Asia awards and he was placed in the top 6 out of 39 countries at the Mr Supranational Asia 2018 pageant last year. Tymeron’s not one to rest on his laurels; as a creative and talented individual, his fashion evolution saw his designing outfits for Miss Universe Sri Lanka and Miss World Sri Lanka since 2012 and his breath-taking designs have wowed audiences on many a fashion ramp in Colombo.

Tymeron has recently been working on a few projects – some of which he can’t reveal yet – but that’s all the more reason to get curious and ‘stalk’ his social media for more details. He sat down with us to answer (and avoid!) some of our nosy questions.

What is the most important thing that you’d want people to know about you?

I would want people to know (and most people close to me already do! that I am disciplined, hardworking and persistent.

Did you have an early interest in fashion, or was it something that came later?

Yes, I had an interest in fashion from my childhood days. When I would draw pictures, I remember drawing only pictures of brides in their dresses and sarees. I would also dress up all my Virgin Mary statues with brocade fabric (I’m sure she didn’t mind it at all! and this passion for it kept, and will keep on growing.

What have you learned so far about being creative and an entrepreneur?

I have learned that I have to set my own timelines and own boundaries to excel in my creativity and be what I want myself to be. In addition, self-discipline provides inner strength and confidence which allows me to take decisions in a calm and composed manner.
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