There are plenty of things to distract us from work the is time of year – holiday gatherings, office parties, traveling, etc. Luckily, Kory Kogan, a global productivity practice leader for Franklin Covey, spoke with Fast Company about how to focus on what you need to be successful this holiday season.
You can see even more tips on staying productive during the holidays here.
According to Forbes, 40% of adults say they lie in bed awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day. Do you fall into that 40%? It’s hard not to, as the average business professional has an average of 31 to 100 projects on their plate and is interrupted seven times an hour at work!
So, how can you maintain a steady focus throughout the day and still have energy left over after work? Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., a business psychologist, offers the following strategies to manage stress at work.
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Believe it or not, stress isn’t the enemy. In fact, changing how you think about stress can make you healthier. When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress.
Typically we interpret feelings of stress (heart pounding, fast breathing, breaking into a sweat) as anxiety but what if we viewed them as signs that our body is energizing and preparing to meet a challenge?
Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist, shared a new study that found if you think of your stress response as helpful (your pounding heart is preparing you for action; breathing faster is getting more oxygen to your brain), you will not only be less stressed but also less anxious and more confident.
This one change could make a huge difference in your everyday life. The next time you feel your body responding to stress think to yourself ,“This is my body helping me rise to this challenge.”
You can see Ms. McGonigal’s full TED Talk on how to make stress your friend below.
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Work/life balance is something that many people desire but few are able to achieve. There is no perfect, one-size-fits-all balance you should be striving to achieve. A successful work/life balance isn’t about completely separating your work life and your home life, but finding ways to integrate the two. Based on that notion, the founders of CEO Real Talk have offered actionable ways to improve your work/life balance today.
How many times have you decided to try something and everything you do to attain a goal just doesn’t seem to be working, whether it is a new career, relationship or something about money? Why is it that some people can keep going and others just give up?
It’s all about Mindset! That’s right, MINDSET! Do you wake up every day saying, Good God it’s Morning or Good Morning God!!!! The latter seems to produce something in people which keeps them going and moving forward to obtaining their goals.
This idea of Mindset, can also be used in the job search. Jen Weigel, in an article in the Chicago Tribune writes that “98 percent of employers thought it was more likely that a person with the right mindset could develop the right skill set instead of the other way around.” So just think, if you are job searching, and you begin to shift your mindset to being more positive, you may be able to land that next job.
This week, ask yourself, “what Mindset do I want to have?” and go out into the world to practice any new mindset that you choose. Pay attention to how life changes with your new mindset.
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Here are 5 steps you can begin to use today to create your amazing life:
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Now that we have entered spring time, it seems as though there are even more things on our plates to get done every day. Stress Management is a term that is widely used and everyone has advice on how to deal with stress. If you are feeling stressed this week, I challenge you to think about Control, and how much Control do you really have over your stress level. The simple realization that we are in control of our life is the foundation of stress management
At times it seems as though there’s nothing we can do about our stress level. The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all of our errands, and our career or family responsibilities will always be demanding. But each one of us has a lot more control than we might think.
It’s time to take charge of your life. Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. Creating a balance life is the ultimate goal, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
Here are 5 top ways you can distress your life this week: