How to be more productive at work!!

Productivity is so important in today’s world. Let’s face it, you being more productive at work means you are producing more results in less amount of time. And what company wouldn’t like that? But don’t forget it also means that you are more likely to get that promotion or that raise in the salary or that extra hour with your family or to do whatever that you want to do.
If you are reading this article, then you are obviously unable to get the desired output at work or at anything that you are trying to accomplish. Remember you are not alone. I remember the days I used to be like that. Getting overwhelmed with the amount of stuff that I had to get done both at work and at home. Today, I still struggle on some days as life is unpredictable and those unplanned tasks show up to give us unpleasant surprises. But I can say for sure that I have got a lot better at managing my time and at recognizing what is essential and what is not.

Here are few things that I do to be more productive at work: Continue reading How to be more productive at work!!

Why start a blog?


Hello Friends,

                                 My name is Shalaka Virkar. I am a wife, mother and software programmer. I started this blog to just connect with outside world and share what they know and also learn from others. Because that’s definitely what I had in mind.

There were several reasons why I wanted to start my own blog. We were recently blessed with a baby boy. His name is Arjun and he is the apple of my eye. I was on the maternity leave for a good 14 weeks but its a never enough I guess. Although it was an amazing, life changing experience. , I realized that being a mother is very demanding both physically and mentally. Before going on a maternity leave I had planned what I will do with my time. But soon realized that between changing diapers and breast feeding the baby I could not get anything done. I did not get any time to read books, could not exercise due to the surprise C-Section. Had terrible back ache. It was hard giving up on all the things that liked to do which I could not.

As days passed things changed, I started exercising again, started reading (still not as much as I should but I am trying ), started watching youtube videos for motivation and that’s when I stumbled upon a channel called “ Simple Programmer” by John Sonmez. I started following his channel and the blog. I noticed that he offered a course called How to Start A blog that boosts your career.

As a mother and a software programmer I think I have a lot to offer. How I learn new technologies quickly. As a working mom, you have a lot to do at home. But professionally you have to keep up with new technologies or development platforms/ frameworks as a software developer. How I balance between work and home. I think the is the best medium to teach and learn from others. And that’s what my blog is all about.

Since this is my first blog I cannot tell you how it  has helped me in my career I hope it does. But what I can tell you for sure is that it has given me a lot of confidence in pursuing my passion – Teaching. This is definitely going to give me that push in networking which I was always poor at.

And I sincearly hope that you guys will join me in this journey because without  your support and comments I will not succeed in my mission in life and that is to learn and keep sharing the knowledge.