Leprechaun is a type of fairy commonly known in Irish traditions. The fairy leprechaun is usually disguised as an old man garbed in green or red coat and is a shenanigan. In Irish mythology, Leprechauns, like other fairy creatures, have also been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann. The leprechauns are known as cobblers, who makes shoes and the gold coins they get, in return are stored in a hidden gold pot at the end of the rainbow. Whenever they are caught by humans, Leprechauns grant three wishes in exchange of their release. Leprechauns are often depicted in books and movies as short heighted with a hat and a beard, although they have been perceived to be the tallest creatures among the mount dwellers.

The word leprechaun is derived from Irish word leipreachán, which is defined by Patrick Dinneen as a sprite, pigmy or leprechaun. The deeper derivation of it is much uncertain. Some of the sources suggest that the word is linked with corruption of the Middle Irish luchrupán. Luchrupán is derived from Old Irish luchorpán which is known as a compound of the roots (lú –small) and corp (body). The influence of Ecclesiastical Latin on Irish language is obvious from the root corp, which was adapted from Latin corpus. For word leprechaun there have been different spellings used in English that include ‘leprehaun’, ‘lepreehawn’ and ‘lubrican’. The first English spelled leprechaun was used in the comedy, The Honest Whore Part 2 in 1604 by Dekker. It was used as, “As for your Irish lubrican, that spirit / whom by preposterous charms thy lust hath rais’d / in a wrong circle.”


Thing That You Do to Become Productive Actually Make You Unproductive

There are several things you do on a daily basis in attempts to increase your productivity and make the most of the available time. However by doing those things, you are actually achieving the absolute opposite. For the time being you might feel that you are actually achieving more productivity, but in the longer run, you just depreciate yourself. Here are two things that you can focus on and avoid doing so that you achieve maximum productivity.

You might have heard of the term “Multitasking”. Individuals in organizations are expected to multitask on a regular basis; similarly there are several other real life examples of multitasking. If you have been involved in any sort of multitasking or are still relying on it to increase your productivity, stop right there. Human brain can only focus on one task at a time, when you focus on multiple tasks, you will notice that not only is each task being given divided attention, but either of the tasks is suffering because of the other.  This also increases the time during which one task could have been potentially finished. Studies and research support the fact that multitasking reduces your effectiveness and performance.

As commonly said, “burn the midnight oil”, it is popularly believed that working late hours and waking up at night to either finish your work or even for study purposes signifies that you are working hard and are very productive. You might be working hard, but are you really productive? Reducing sleeping hours and increasing working hours causes your brain to reach a burnout level. You will feel so stressed that you would feel frustrated and wouldn’t want to work for a second even; this is referred to as the “burn out’ phase and it drastically decreases productivity. To remain energized you must ensure that you maintain proper sleeping habits and establish adequate working hours. Sleep must be optimized as this is the best way to relax and refresh your mind, no other way can serve the purpose.

As they say, if you want to be productive you must try to work smart not just hard. Time management and stress management is the real key to success when it comes to increasing productivity; you must try to keep yourself away from such activities which make you tired and drain all of your energy.