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The Productive Morning Guide for Night Owls

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I don’t understand early risers! I can’t wrap my head around the idea of waking up before 11 and get going with the daily mundane duties productively. I’ve been trying to be an early bird since freshman college, since it’s the key to become a millionaire according to some Buzzfeed article, and failed..

I’d rather sleep for a couple more hours than attending an 8 am lecture, even if it means losing attendance grades.

Now, I am a grownup adult and I’ve been working full time for over two years now and it hasn’t been easy.

As the night owl I am, I had to come up with a routine to save me couple of minutes of sleep, get to work in time and be as productive as possible.

Prepare everything the night before:

A trick as old as time. Turns out mom was right after all when she nagged about getting your bag ready the night before sleep, and that’s exactly what you are going to do as a responsible adult. Get your work bag ready, keys and wallet in place, prepare the meal you’re taking to work in a box. Sometimes, I go as far as keeping the clothes I’ll wear in the morning next to my bed so that I can change first thing in the morning, then actually start washing up and getting ready.

That will save you a lot of morning hustle from deciding what to wear to making sandwiches.

Coffee is your BFF.

Best friends forever. You and Coffee.

You probably stumbled upon one of those articles talking badly about Coffee (a.k.a your bff), but you know your brain isn’t functional until it’s caffeinated.

Make your own coffee at work and get your blood running through your sleepy body moving around the kitchen.

Good playlist = Good work mood

I like to start my morning with a track I found online that relieves anxiety, it helps me calm down and get into work/inspiration mode without losing it and start killing everyone at work (Just kidding). Make a good work playlist, a one that wouldn’t sooth you back to sleep, just don’t let your music blow all over the office, not everyone would appreciate your taste.

Take Breaks. Move around.

Sitting for 8 hours straight on a desk doesn’t just hurt my body, it breaks my free hyperactive soul.. so I move! I walk around the office, move my muscles, make another coffee or say hi to random people. During those very short breaks I give to myself, I like to check something different online, maybe the latest piece of news, a scientific breakthrough or just a 10 second funny video. Anything to avoid boredom, work routine and back pain.

Nap!

That’s basically the worst advice anyone could ever give you, unless you nap during work breaks; and if you don’t, work naps are always good naps anyway; they renew your energy for more work tasks. Just don’t let your boss catch you; and if he does, don’t ever mention me under any circumstances, I’m trying to keep a good reputation here.

Have fun!

As cheesy as it sounds, if you enjoy what you do for living, rising up early would be less torturous; the dedicated night owl in you would be somehow happy compromising a bit for the sake of a good job you actually love.

The more you hate your job, the more sleep you crave

After all, a night owl will always be a night owl.

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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”

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The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!

Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.

Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.

Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.

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This Saudi Landmark Just Won a Prestigious Award for Its Innovative Architectural Design

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The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) award for concrete construction excellence.

The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.

The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.

The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.

“The contractor working on the job must have gone through so much to install the joints and then apply the sheets over it and now it acts as a monument in the Kingdom,” he told Arab News.

It’s also worth mentioning that KAPSARC won the title of ‘smartest building’ in Saudi Arabia from the Honeywell Smart Building Awards program.

“I’m proud to see Saudis accomplish that. There are many more major projects coming up in the Kingdom as well, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll present,” Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi said.

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Women’s Participation Rise 120% in Saudi Industries

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Women of Saudi Arabia are claiming their rightful role in private and government sectors, as these sectors strive to hire qualified women in different fields.

According to the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technical Zones (MODON), the number of Saudi women taking part in the industrial cities it oversees has seen a significant increase by around120 percent, bringing the total number of female workers 17,000 by the end of March this year.

Khalid Al-Salem, director general of MODON, said that the authority “has come a long way” and still aims at encouraging the female participation in the industrial sector.

“These oases host clean industries such as medical and food industries, rubber and high-tech industries, as well as prefabricated factories supporting women entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises,” he said.

He said: “MODON seeks to support the productivity of women by providing an optimal environment for their work. Therefore, it signed a memorandum of understanding with a building development company to implement nursery and kindergarten programs in industrial cities and oases under the Ministry of Education’s guidance.” He added.

This strategy of activating the role of women in industrial development goes along with the Saudi Vision of 2020 that aim at enhancing women’s role in the Kingdom’s economy.

 

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