The link between leadership and sleep

A lot of business leaders admit that they don’t get enough sleep at least four nights a week. A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nick van Dam (McKinsey) and sleep expert Els van der Helm explores the link between sleep and leadership. It also offers a few solutions to improve both individual well-being and…

What if you could make your sleep more efficient?

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to your health, that much we all know. But just how important is it? And is all sleep the same? Sleep scientist Dan Gartenberg sheds light on the subject in an intriguing TED Talk. His opening statement says it all. We’ve been neglecting our natural sleep cycle for the…

Wakey Wakey, Rise and Shine! The benefits of waking up early.

Waking up early has something magical. The fresh smell of the air in the morning, the fresh breeze in your face and the silence, makes it that way. It gives you a feeling of freedom and freshness. If you would tell me a year ago to wake up every morning at 6.30am, I would kindly…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 3

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Stop Multitasking. Now.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by Feeling to a ladies’ event organized at the Mercedes Lounge during the Zoute Grand Prix. One of the keynote speakers at the event was Professor Elke Geraerts, specialized in Neuropsychology and i.a. postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and lecturer at St Andrews. Elke is also author of the fascinating book The New…

Inspire creativity and boost productivity through massage

In a recent article on Forbes, Raquel Baldelomar explains that massages are by no means the luxury items many people hold them for. Booking a thirty minute massage –or even a full spa day- isn’t spoiling yourself, Mrs. Baldelomar states. On the contrary, it is a necessity among many great business leaders. A lot of business…

The Impact of Sleep

Never as tired as when you’re waking up? Ever felt like you’d never be able to sleep again? Do you feel tired throughout the day, yet have trouble falling asleep? The facts and figures Many people do. In Europe, all sleep disorders combined affect nearly one in every four inhabitants. One third is tired throughout the…

Multi…(bleep…bleep)…tasking

Let me get straight to the point: Do away with multitasking. Multitasking is detrimental to your productivity, and it increases your risk of a burn-out. This is what Neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle states in an interview with Belgian magazine Eos-Psyche & Brain. What is the main reason for the human brain not to be able to multitask? “Our…

How To Kick Your Snooze Button Habit

Trouble getting out of bed? Michael Decker, Ph.D., a sleep specialist and associate professor at Case Western School of Nursing, has good advice ! Read more : How To Kick Your Snooze Button Habit.