The Damaging Truth About Email
I just got off the phone with a client and we had a come to Jesus talk about e-mail. The truth is that e-mail has become an addiction.
As much as we try to deny we aren’t addicted, we are lying to ourselves every time we sneak a peek at our I-phone during a meeting, at a networking event, or even while driving.
Like an addiction e-mail has become unmanageable for many of us.
My client absolutely detests e-mail. When I made a suggestion I learned from my friend The Introvert Entrepreneur to only answer e-mail twice a day, she was horrified. “That might work for her, but not for me, she said. My clients expect an immediate response”. Read more...
Ten Ways for Women to De-Stress at Work and Home
The new APA survey revealed women are more likely than men to feel chronic stress at work (previous blog). We also know that women with stressful jobs have nearly 40 percent increased risk of heart disease and a 60 percent increased risk of diabetes compared to their colleagues with less stress. In honor of Stress Awareness Month, here are some ways to deal with stress at work and home.
1. Find the Silver Lining
If you’ve seen the movie Silver Lining Playbook, you know that even when life looks the bleakest we can still find something positive about it. If something bad happens and you find yourself getting angry, wanting to get even, or feeling terribly anxious, you can often find that silver lining. Maybe you’re about to get laid off from a job you hate or your best friend is moving to Italy. Sometimes it’s the universe telling us it’s time to change or maybe even travel.
Workplace Stress: How It Affects Men and Women Differently
A new survey from the American Psychological Association indicates that women are more likely than men to feel chronic stress in the workplace.
-Thirty-two percent of women said their employers don't provide sufficient opportunities for internal advancement, compared with 30% of men.
-Thirty-eight percent of women vs. 27% of men say they don't' receive adequate compensation for their job.
-Women are more likely to feel tense during a typical workday; reporting more frequently that their employer doesn't appreciate what they do.
In addition, as the number of women who are the main breadwinner in the family increases...Read more..
Creating A More Stress-Resilient Mind and Body
What do you think of when you hear the word stress management? Do you imagine taking a vacation and lying on the beach? Do you picture a person sitting in an impossible yogic position, hands poised on their knees sitting on a beach saying Ohm? Or do you think “boy if everyone would just leave me alone I could finally relax”? Although these things can certainly help if you have the time to take a vacation and a body that will allow you to get into one of those strange positions, a big part of stress management is developing a mind and body that are more resilient. Read more ...
Get Some Rest and Feel Less Stressed
For the longest time I thought I was the only one who had problems with sleep. It turns out I have a lot of company. Ten to fifteen percent of adults report chronic insomnia, while thirty to forty percent have some symptoms of insomnia ... To help tame your stress and get more sleep, here are some tips and guidelines. Read more ...
What Inspires You and Keeps You Going?
Instead of talking about goal setting, I’d rather talk about what has truly inspired and kept me going over the past year. One of the best things I did in 2012 was sign up for the Daily Good: News That Inspires. This is a fabulous blog containing news stories that will blow you away. Read more ...
Staying Stuck in Our Personal Style
Can Make Us Sick
Finding out your personal style can go a long way in helping you understand why you may not be getting what you need at a particular point in your life ... Old tapes might have helped us at one point in our lives, but continuing to run them can spell disaster. How can we reboot and get past those old messages? Read more ...
Five Easy Ways to Reduce Stress During the Holidays
The last thing you have time for is reading this blog, so I’m keeping it short and sweet. We all hope for a holiday that is filled with friends, family, and love, and none of the stress ... but how do how do you get there? Read more ...