Thursday, August 21, 2014

How To Deal With Chronic Complainers

July 8, 2013 by  
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All of us know at least one person in our lives who is a chronic complainer. These people complain about everything. The believe that life is very hard, and they feel overwhelmed. This is because they have unrealistic expectations and reality never measures up to what they have in mind. They’ve been disappointed so many times that […]

How To Deal With Negative Coworkers

July 7, 2013 by  
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Negative thinkers approach life with such futility and hopelessness that they give up before they even try. They are the ones who shoot down every good idea, whether it’s at a meeting or presentation. They are so sincere in their belief that things won’t work; they can’t understand why you don’t see it, too. The […]

Can’t Afford A Vacation? Try A “Staycation”

November 21, 2011 by  
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In prior posts, I’ve written about how vacations can help us tame our stress. Unfortunately, most Americans only take about one week of vacation per year.  This might sound O.K., until you compare it to those in Europe who take an average of five weeks per year.  Even more serious, 43 percent of American women […]

Is Work Stress Causing You To Have Insomnia?

January 21, 2011 by  
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Seven years ago, I went through a very stressful time at work. Instead of improving, my work situation continued to deteriorate month after month. The stress began to take a toll on my health. When I would turn in for the night, I would not be able to fall asleep. For the first time in […]

How To Deal With A Toxic Work Environment

January 19, 2011 by  
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 In a previous blog post, I wrote about toxic workplaces.  They are usually characterized by heavy workloads and excessive hours. You are always behind schedule with little hope of things improving.  Some work environments have a more reasonable work load, but you are required to constantly interact with hostile people, such as coworkers, supervisors or […]

What Are The Characteristics Of A Toxic Work Environment?

January 17, 2011 by  
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In 1986, The Bangles had a hit song entitled, “It’s Just Another Manic Monday.”  If you experience a lot of work stress, then you too have had your share of “manic Mondays.”  A recent study of over 1,000 workers, conducted by the Families And Work Institute, revealed how common work stress has become.  The study […]

How To Prevent Work Stress From Harming Your Health

January 9, 2011 by  
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A research study, reported in the May 2006 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, found that people who are unable to relax and recuperate during weekends off from work had an increased long-term risk of cardiac death than those who felt renewed after two days off. Are you able to relax on the weekends? Your health and […]

How To Relax at Work

October 1, 2010 by  
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What can you do when you can’t take a break and you’re feeling stressed at work? You know you need to relax, but how can you when you’re dealing with deadlines that are quickly approaching? Relaxation is simply the practice of letting go of tension, relaxing your body and quieting your mind. If you get […]

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