Self Improvement

Tips for Giving Great Performance Reviews

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Judgement – One of the reasons why performance reviews are so uncomfortable is because it’s essentially an open form of judgement. In order to overcome this discomfort, make sure that the judgement is balanced. Judge favorably as well as critically and allow yourself to be open to kickback. If an employee feels the need to defend certain critic, be open to receiving it in order to improve workflow. For example, you might have noticed that an employee is slow to respond to emails, and that’s the part you want to bring up in the review. However, they’re sat next to the chattiest employee in the office who holds them back. You might be unaware of this distraction, and therefore calling out an employee for working slowly won’t actually help them to work faster. Be open to hearing their side and coming up with solutions for improved productivity together. Feedback Sandwich…

Cooking

Sunflower Oil for Cooking

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There are plenty of cooking oils out there to choose from. There’s olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil, etc. With so many options out there, how do you know where to start? That was exactly my thought when I began looking into sunflower oil. I wondered why I should consider using it over my regular go-to oils. Was it worth it? In order to save you some time and energy, I’ll break things down for you so that you can decide if you want to purchase sunflower oil on your next trip to the supermarket. We’ll first start with the taste, since these oils are used for cooking. Olive oil has a more distinct flavor, while sunflower oil does not have much of a taste. So, if you don’t want the flavor of your oil mixing in with the rest of your dish, stick to sunflower oil. For…

Hair Care, Natural Household

Natural Hair Care

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I think it is important to talk in this post about the relevance and necessity of Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar is a really useful natural solution to a range of cleaning needs. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar both in your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom to reap a range of solutions the all-natural way. One of my favorite Apple Cider Vinegar solutions is by using an Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo. Not everyone agrees that the best way to clarify your hair is by using chemicals. I actually don’t have a particular preference. I think that sometimes chemicals can be good for certain things, and other times natural solutions are the way forward. At the end of the day, there is no right or wrong way to look after your body, house, hair, or anything really! There are only things that are outright bad for you, alongside those that…

Sleep

Valerian Root

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Reduced sleep on a regular basis has been known to increase your general levels of anxiety, weaken your immune system, decrease your ability to focus and reduce your overall energy levels. So being able to make sure that you have enough time to have a good night’s rest is important if you want to stay healthy and at your best and valerian root can help tremendously in this capacity. The best way to use valerian root for treating insomnia is in supplement form, but the essential oil of the root can also be very helpful because it is often a lot more concentrated than the supplement. If you’re taking valerian root supplements for sleep, I would recommend that you take the medication at least and hour or two before your bedtime with a warm cup of tea to help induce a more prominent sensation of drowsiness, allowing you to slip…