Tips on improving your mental focus

Remaining focussed on a task for a long period of time can be difficult, but it can be very challenging when you are surrounded by distractions. We currently live in a world that’s ruled by technology and disturbances are just a click away. Furthermore, during the quietest of moments, our minds are constantly thinking about the next thing on our list or our fingertips are itching to check our social media notifications, right?

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An optimism that works for you

Trying to be optimistic during difficult or challenging times seems like a tiring exercise. Standing in front of a mirror and saying ‘I am grateful for a beautiful life’ when the unemployment rate in South Africa continues to increase can seem fruitless. Optimism almost seems far-fetched when you’re faced with struggles on a daily basis and we completely understand!

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Three lessons from Nelson Mandela

How does one measure a life well lived? Is it by how many Instagram followers one gained or perhaps the amount of wealth one managed to acquire? Nelson Mandela is celebrated in the world for his character and leadership. Perhaps we can start with the legacy of good character and leadership? What kind of character would you like to leave for those left to imitate?

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Taking care of your mental health

The past week was extremely exhausting. The events that emerged in KZN, Gauteng and other regions of South Africa were really playing on the minds of many South Africans. While we may not reiterate what happened, the Voices Unite team hopes you and your loved ones were safe during this turbulent period and are able to rise above what transpired.

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Make social media work for you

It may seem like the only friends we have are the “friends” on social media. What a time to be alive?! It’s almost as if Covid-19 had the perfect timing – not health wise but friend wise. Imagine social distancing in the 90s – scary stuff! But, however positive this space might be for us, there are times when it isn’t and this is why we would like to share the following with you.

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POPI comes into effect on 1 July 2021

This may not be much of a Youth Tips post that you’re used to but it’s important that you’re aware of this new act that will be coming into effect very, very soon! Every business with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (often called the POPI Act or POPIA) which comes into effect on 1 July 2021.

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