Tips – SEVEN REASONS why some Projects fail:

  • Inadequate Project Manager authority.
    • Lack of project team participation in planning and in problem solving.
    • Improper structuring and use of status and progress reports.
    • Use of superficial status and progress reports.
    • Inadequate Project Manager human, technical or administrative skills.
    • Unrealistic project schedules.
    • Unrealistic or unclear project goals.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH DR FRANCA: PLANTAIN FRITTERS

PLANTAIN FRITTERS

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 VERY RIPE PLANTAIN (BANANA WOULD DO IF THERE IS NO PLANTAIN).
  2. 2 EGGS
  3. 2 SPRING ONION
  4. 2 TOMATOES
  5. 1 SCOTCH BONNET PEPPER
  6. 100 GRAM OF FLOUR
  7. A DASH OF GROUND CRAYFISH OR PRAWN
  8. OIL
  9. SALT AND SEASONING

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mash the plantain in a bowl with a fork
  2. Chop the spring onions, tomatoes, scotch bonnet peppers into cubes.
  3. Mix with the mashed plantain
  4. Beat two eggs into the plantain mix.
  5. Add the flour and mix together.
  6. Add a dash of crayfish or prawn and mix.
  7. Then mould with spoon and shallow fry in hot oil until golden brown.

SEVEN REASONS why a project will Succeed

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  • The organizational structure is suited to the project and the team
    • The project team participates in planning
    • The project Manager is committed to established schedules
    • The project Manager is committed to established budgets.
    • The project manager makes proper use of network planning techniques and doesn’t let the plan become an end in itself
    • The Project Manager works with bureaucracy and office politics, not against them
    • Project manager, management, team, and customer agree on specific, realistic project goals.

Six ways to be happy.

1. Believe You’ll find happiness then believe in it.

2. Give thanks and show appreciation, make gratitude your attitude.

3. Enjoy pleasures but do not bank your happiness on it.

4. Put truth into the centre of your existence be honest and authentic.

5. Invite happiness into your life each day and make it a priority.

6. Forgive and forget, the more you let go, the higher you fly.

Create time for yourself

Create at least one screened appointment with yourself each day. Screened time is quiet, uninterrupted time allowing you to concentrate on a project or catch up on your reading.

Always make the most of idle time for instance, catch up on your reading while you wait for appointments. Podcasts of an educational or motivational nature are a great way to make use of you time while driving to work.

Rearranging your furniture can alleviate stress

Lockdown caused many people to spend a lot of time at home. Lockdown was necessary to curb the spread of coronavirus ‘covid -19’. But staring at the same decor all day can be mentally challenging. Rearranging the furniture and decor in the house can give some mental boost and reduce stress levels. What a refreshing change that could make. Try it.

Habits, Health & Happiness

Do you make your health a priority? Are you looking after yourself well? Are you happy enough? If not, decide to change your habits. Check the basics such as nutrition, exercise and sleep pattern to ensure that you are getting the right balance. Taking care of your health is a component of happiness.

Start now, do something about your bad habits.

Regular and mild exercise is essential

  1. Write three good habits that you have.
  2. Write three bad habits that you have.
  3. Which of these habits would you like to change and why?

Follow the tips given below to help you develop good habits.

  1. Celebrate the present and accept that change is normal part of life. Be happy and thank God for what you have.
    1. Let God take care of all your problems, and lift the burden off your heart
    1. Volunteer your time in service to others, especially those in need, the poor and the sick.
    1. Understand that you cannot control your family members. Spend quality time with your family during holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Sala etc.
    1. Eat and drink healthfully. Too much alcohol or the wrong kind of food can lead to nutritional imbalance leading to decreased energy and more stress.
    1. To relieve financial stress know your spending limit and stick to it.
    1. Try to find and enjoy free activities, example, join the church carol or a friend’s dinner/birthday party. You don’t have to spend money or stress out to have fun.

Drink up for better health

Are you dehydrated? How much fluid you need each day depends very much on your body size and level of activity. Bear in mind, too, that hot weather and a tendency to avoid “wet” foods, such as soups, sauces, yoghurt, ice cream and jelly, can increase the need to drink.

The symptoms of dehydration can be hard to spot, but the most common signs include:

  • Thirst – fatigue/lethargy
  • Very dark yellow urine
  • Poor concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation.
  • Irritability

People who have adequate intake of water say they feel fresher and have fewer headaches. So how much is enough? About six to eight glasses of water a day and more in hot weather or after exercise. Less than that and you can become dehydrated, a condition that can lead to dizziness, fatigue, headaches and constipation. Dehydration can also affect a your ability to concentrate: remember the brain is about 78% water, so it needs all the water it can get.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is golden-hued vinegar made from apple cider. In order to be converted to its vinegar counterpart, apple cider undergoes a double fermentation process. The process starts by adding yeast and beneficial bacteria to the liquid from apples, which turns the sugar within to alcohol. In the second fermentation process, acetobacter, or acetic acid-forming bacteria, is added to turn the alcohol to vinegar. Organic and unpasteurized ACV, which is the most beneficial, contains traces of the “mother of vinegar”, a substance composed of cellulose and acetic acid that appears as a web-like sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The vinegar ‘mother’ contains all the good stuff, like enzymes and probiotics.

 

Other benefits of apple cider vinegar include, being rich in enzymes and potassium, it supports a healthy immune system, it helps weight control, it promotes digestion and pH balance, it helps maintain healthy skin. I reduces cholesterol and also reduces sugar levels.