02 June 2016

It’s time to shut down and be yourself

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How often do you shut yourself out from today’s busy technological world?

Whether you're working or just casually surfing the Internet on a weekend, the Internet and technological world plays a huge part of our lives today.

Let me tell you something, the Internet is not going to run away anytime soon. SURPRISE! In fact, I’m not sure if it will ever disappear out of our lives.

A study shows that people spend an average of 8 hours and 21 minutes sleeping in a day, however they spend an average of 8 hours and 41 minutes on media devices and 81% of smartphone users even have their phones switched on when they go to sleep!

Experts have warned that if you are constantly on your mobile phone, it will have a negative impact on your quality of sleep and hence directly impacting your health.

For those workaholics, you may find yourself constantly going online, checking on work emails or sales figures.

You know what? It is okay to take a break and turn off your mobile phone and enjoy life.

Here a few things you can do to relax and enjoy life:


If you are always sitting and working long hours of the day, it is important to stay active and exercise. By exercising 30 minutes a day, it will help to control your body weight, put you in a better mood, boost your energy levels and combat health conditions.

Read a book

Reading for 30 minutes or an hour a day helps with reducing everyday stress and provokes mental stimulation. Not only will you increase your knowledge, you will also find that your memory will improve and develop stronger analytical skills as well as improving your focus and concentration levels.

Talk to real life people

Yes, they do exist! Your friends did not originate from your social media channels. Find some time each week to meet up and catch up in person. You will find that you are able to connect better and develop a stronger bond with them as you can see their emotions and expressions better. Not to mention, who else are you going to find to create precious memories with you?

The word 'seek' means to go in search of, try to discover, try to acquire. It requires an active, assertive approach to life.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Being brought up in a typical Chinese family in Australia, Vivian takes pride as an ABC (Australia-born Chinese) where she happily embraces both the Chinese and Australian cultures. 

In high school, Vivian wanted to become a fashion designer, however she has developed a passion for running events after working backstage for multiple live shows. Prior to starting at Akolade, Vivian worked 4 years in the wine industry and she misses the wine tasting sessions and openly drinking on the job. As the Marketing Coordinator, Vivian enjoys using her creativity to design unique and fun campaigns for each event. In her spare time, Vivian loves to spend time with her two adorable pets; a cat and a dog. 

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