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How to Survive Deadline Week

How to Survive Deadline Week
With the deadline for MiNDFOOD STYLE looming, it can be tricky to resist the lure of sugar-laden treats and quick caffeine fixes. Fortunately the STYLE team has worked out a few tips and tricks to keep mind and body alert when under pressure.

1. Move it!

With any sort of deadline or increased workload, it’s far too easy to get stuck to your seat and glued to your computer screen. Taking a break from your work space to stretch your legs and get some fresh air will improve your concentration – and if your squeezed for time, a 15 to 20 minute break is all you need. Come the afternoon you’ll find you’re a whole lot more focused and full of fresh ideas.

2. Snack smarter

Sugary treats and copious cupfuls of coffee might seem like a smart idea at the time but once the sugar and caffeine rush wears off, chances are you’ll find yourself regretting your choice of fuel for your bod. On deadline we’re trying to avoid any unwanted sugar crashes and instead are powering up with the right foods – a good combo of healthy oils, carbohydrates, protein and vitamins and minerals. OSM‘s Bars and Bites are packed full of everything we need to keep our bodies and minds fuelled to conquer deadline which is why the STYLE team is keeping their desk drawers stocked with the bite-sized lifesavers and bars. Two bars or four bites proved a third of your daily intake and recommended dietary intake of intake of energy, protein, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, 10 vitamins and six minerals, and they’re full of healthy ingredients like rolled oats, nuts, and dried fruits.

3. Make to-do lists

Come deadline week, we always find the humble to-do list is one of the most underrated tools at our disposal. Whether it’s the old trusty Post-it Note or a newfangled solution such as GoogleKeep, making a simple list of the tasks we have to complete is an easy and effective way to keep track of our workload. Plus, there’s nothing more satisfying than putting a big tick in a checkbox or crossing something off a list once you’ve completed a project.

4. Share the load

MiNDFOOD STYLE  wouldn’t be possible without some serious teamwork. Whether it’s picking up the phone to get a second opinion from our compadres in MiNDFOOD’s Sydney office or calling a quick brainstorm season when writer’s block pays us a visit, a problem shared is always a problem halved.

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