Category Archives: Work/Life

Why You Don’t Want What You Wanted

Do you really know what will make you happy?  Many times we believe that if we just had a particular job or that special house or the perfect relationship, we’d be happy.  But often, once we get what we thought we wanted, the reality of what is required to have it and keep it sets in.  The author of this article encourages us to really think about what will make us happy now, and then consider what changes we may Read the rest

Rude Behavior in the Office Is Contagious

According to health enews, researchers found that dealing with rude co-workers on a regular basis not only creates a toxic environment, but their uncivil behavior can be contagious and spread through the office like a virus.  As a result of their findings, researchers advise people to make a conscious effort regarding their attitudes.  One psychiatrist also suggests that “If you feel frustrated after an impolite interaction, take a few minutes to yourself to take deep breaths and regroup before Read the rest

12 Instant Inspirations for a More Fascinating YOU

To become more successful, you don’t have to change who you are.  The author of this article says that you just have to become more of who you are, so you can create better relationships, and become more valuable to those who matter most to you.  She suggests 12 ideas to inspire you.Read the rest

Long Work Hours Can Increase Stroke and Heart Attack Risk

A new study suggests that your job might actually be killing you.  The study, reported by Advocate Health Care eNews, found that working 55 hours or more a week increases your risk of stroke by 33 percent and increases your risk of developing heart disease by 13 percent.Read the rest

Setting Boundaries on Your Workload

At a time when employers are requiring more of each of us, it is imperative that we establish a semblance of balance. Each person must learn to manage an ever-increasing workload. The author of this article suggests that total devotion to your job may lead to mental fatigue, resulting in lower quality work as well as reduced creativity and inability to solve problems effectively.  The author says that it is critical for each individual to understand his own optimal parameters, … Read the rest

How to Workout at Work

Some people exercise regularly, eat all the right foods, and do all they can to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. However, a vast majority of us keep telling ourselves that we need to exercise more, cut back on sweets or make other changes for a healthier life. Knowing what we need to do and actually doing it are two different things. Those who sit for long periods of time during the work day, have even more to be concerned … Read the rest

How to Say “NO” in a Sticky Situation

Does your life sometimes feel overloaded?  Do you seem to find yourself saying “yes” when what you really want to say is “no” when asked to do something?  The author of this article gives four simple ways to help you begin to speak up and stop taking on so much.  The result will be a happier, healthier you.… Read the rest

Do Your Eyes Need a Break?

If you’re like many people, you spend most of the day at work looking at a computer.  This could lead to eye strain and a host of vision-related problems.  This article provides suggestions to help protect your vision at work and at home.… Read the rest

5 Ways to Manage Work-Related Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  This is a good time to take a look at how you feel at work and determine if you’re dealing with stress properly so you don’t get burned out.  The author of this article talked to some experts to get advice on smart tactics for tackling work-related stress.

April is also Counseling Awareness Month.  If you find that you are having a difficult time dealing with stress, or any other issue, consider talking to … Read the rest

4 Ways to Bounce Back from a Totally Unproductive Day

Occasionally, we can all have unproductive days at work.  If we don’t figure out how to manage them, we could potentially end up feeling guilty and overwhelmed by the amount of work that has to be accomplished—not to mention having a to-do list that is twice as long as the previous day’s list.  The author of this article offers four actions (and some tools) that we can employ to overcome these types of days at work.… Read the rest