Category Archives: Personal Development

WFM practices to improve your daily life (part II)

In the previous post I was talking about the historical data of our life, and how we could use that to improve our life. Now that we have our historical data, it’s time to start working on the planning.

  • Working on the forecast

What is exactly a forecast? It’s an assumption of the future, based on historical patterns (see, this is why I was speaking about the importance of the historical data). For example, if you spent 1h to work on something in the past, probably it will take you 1h to work on it in the future as well. If you usually spend 100$/week, you could assume that next week you will do the same. Continue reading WFM practices to improve your daily life (part II)

WFM practices to improve your daily life (part I)

I earn my living working as a Workforce Management Planner ( don’t know what workforce management is? Click here ). If I would to explain my job in a very basic way is that I do forecast for various data and agent management.

We use some best practices in our work, practices that help us to have a good process and, of course, reach our goals every week, month and year. Continue reading WFM practices to improve your daily life (part I)

Handling the daily stress

In our day and age, we have to cope with huge amounts of stress on a daily basis.  Oxford dictionary is telling us that stress is a  state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

The reason why we are stressed are various and differ from person to person. It might be about money, health, work, kids and so on and so forth. Everything can cause stress for us. And we need to know how to deal with it. Continue reading Handling the daily stress

Cold shower therapy

I turn the faucet on. The water starts to pour down on floor. The coldness of the water makes the air turn cold as well. Some of the voices in my heads start to mumble You will regret this! Don’t do it, Stefan! Don’t do it!

But I did it anyway. The first to make contact were the feet. The coldness of the water makes my mind refreshed. I make a little courage and let the hands to join the party. First the right, then the left. I splash myself, like I child in a hot spring day, to let the body get used with the cold water.  Continue reading Cold shower therapy

Pushing beyond your limits

We often hear around us to push our limits, to go beyond them, only doing that we will succeed. I can agree with that statement, but I believe most of the people that are preaching this “push your limits as long as possible” don’t mention a little, tiny important thing. And that is knowing your limits first.

How can you expect someone to push beyond their limits if they don’t know what their limits are? Would you buy a car if you din’t know the max km/hour that car can push? Would you buy a PC without knowing his specs? Continue reading Pushing beyond your limits