Author: Ravneet Kaur

Mother’s Day Chronicles: How My Company Helped Me Embrace Motherhood

Manisha Deshpande is a management consultant and mom to a four-year-old son and an eight-month-old daughter. In this story, she highlights her diverse pregnancy experiences, how she struggled with the ‘fifth trimester’ and how returning to work was far easier the second time around. When I delivered my son in 2014, I had decided that I would vault back into life as I knew it, within four months of my delivery. I had a blossoming career at one of India’s leading consulting firms and I saw my maternity break as a brief corporate hiatus. My first day back on...

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The Humble Mouse: How You Can Achieve More at Home and at Work

#PrimeProductPick Series A decade ago, the word ‘mouse’ would have conjured visions of a wired device attached to a mammoth mainframe, complete with a block-cut CPU, bulbous monitor and heavyset keyboard. Today, the mouse has taken on a much more primitive role, occupying the black abyss of the bottom of many a laptop bag. In a Darwinian evolution of sorts, the mouse has been eclipsed by the trusty touchpad. And yet, what should have been a celebration of innovation and imagination, has turned into an inverted lesson in productivity and health. As more and more studies prove, the humble...

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Regular sleep cycles: a key ingredient of preventive healthcare

In the ever-rigorous lifestyles of ours, one thing that we consistently happen to ignore is the importance of regular sleep cycles. With time management getting increasingly difficult, incessant workloads and often irregular daily schedules, the one thing many of us tend to skip on is sleep. We compromise on the minimum daily requirement of sleep that our body yearns, in order to make up for lost time at work or devote more time to family and other places. Preventive healthcare guidelines state clearly how and why an adequate duration of sleep is important, and how it can help. The...

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Helping a coworker overcome loss

It is only natural for a person to grieve when they’re faced with personal loss or medical emergency of some sort. The person can be your colleague who you might be acquainted with and might not share the closest of relationships with. But like they say, just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all seems hopeless. Also, it is necessary to prevent any further emotional breakdowns that might affect the person’s work-life balance. Preventive healthcare, despite being talked so less of, is one of the most crucial elements that can help you ace your work life....

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Time Management: the efficient, underrated preventive healthcare practice

Time management is the under-appreciated genius behind an easy flowing, healthy life We often fail to give credit where it is due. With all the focus on policies and a fine print of services provided, we often fail to realize the importance and simplicity of time management in preventive healthcare. Managing time efficiently not only ensures that you maintain a good schedule (which is a healthy habit in general), but also keep up with regular working practices that reduce work-induced stress, improve effectiveness at work and keeps health aberrations like stomach and viral ailments at bay with consistency in...

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