DumbLittleMan’s Wellness and Productivity Gift Guide 2018

Dumb Little Man

Buying gifts this Christmas season isn’t as easy as you might think. With all the choices, you can easily end up spending hours and hours thinking about the perfect gift. To save you from the hard work of coming up with the right gifts for your friends, family, and co-workers, we’ve put together this list of great holiday gift ideas that won’t just make them healthy but productive, too. Wellness Gifts. These stress balls are dual purpose.

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Stress Management Techniques

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Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Stress Management Techniques Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 23, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Living is inherently stressful, but how we manage it will determine the number and severity of the stress related symptoms we experience. Stress related symptoms can be broken down into four major categories. Symptoms that are ignored ultimately lead to much more serious health problems.

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6 Secrets of Stress Management

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Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 6 Secrets of Stress Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 31, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. As I’m sitting here, enjoying a coffee and taking it easy, I’m thinking about stress. We all have stress; there’s no way to avoid it. In fact, some degree of stress is a good thing. Stress becomes a problem when it controls us. Trying to be someone or something you’re not is stressful.

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Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

The Office Professionals Place

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Take the “Jingle&# out of Holiday Stress Are you planning the holiday party in your office? Or are you stressed just thinking about the holidays? These events can cause undue stress because the pressure is on for the event to be as successful, the gift to be appreciated, or even for you to have some quality relaxation time. Keep gift giving simple. Many companies have grab bags or an exchange of gifts during the holiday season.

10 Ways To Fight Holiday Depression

Dumb Little Man

If you’re eight years old and dreaming of all the great gifts Santa will leave for you on Christmas morning, you’re all aquiver with anticipation. It’s easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed by the demands of the holiday season, so it’s no wonder that some of us suffer from crippling depression during this time of the year. Communicating Fear Fun Happiness Health Holiday Lifehacks Stress

The Most Overlooked Secret to Dealing with Life’s Problems

Dumb Little Man

At one point, you may be struggling with health and then money. For example, I tend to freak out whenever something threatens my health. The more comfortable you become with life’s problems, the more you’ll enjoy life’s gifts. Lifehacks Motivation StressHow many times has life slapped you in the face with something unexpected? Well, most of us have experienced that a lot of time. We all have problems and they will never go away. They will just change form.

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Avoid the Weight Gain: 6 Reasons To Work Out During The Holidays

Dumb Little Man

Regular Exercise Can Reduce Holiday-Related Stress. Let’s face it—while the holidays are full of glitter and magic for children, for most adults, there is a lot of stress connected to the holidays. As a father, I have the extra work of helping with costumes, driving kids to and from holiday parties, and earning extra for those special Christmas gifts. The abrupt change from an active, busy lifestyle to an indulgent one can be stressful. Health Holiday

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Living A Sustainable Lifestyle: 10 Simple Tips On Going Green

Dumb Little Man

While saving the planet is certainly the most important, saving money and improving health are not bad, either. About gifts. Did you know there are tons of eco-friendly but not boring gift ideas? With just a quick search on the internet, you will find dozens of green gift ideas. Simple walking is good for the environment and for your health, too. Relax your mind and save yourself the stress of traffic jams or parking. Green Health Money

Choose A Positive Attitude

Office Dynamics

Did you know that your attitude also affects your health and even longevity? Look at work as a gift. Assertive Attitude Productivity Self Development Stress Management UncategorizedFrom Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING on attitude since 1990. What I said in 1990 still holds true today. You have a choice when it comes to your attitude. You are not a victim of your circumstances.

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7 Podcasts that You Need in Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Today, technology has gifted us so many options for learning and entertainment on the go, and podcasts are one of them. The podcast is ideal for people suffering from mental health issues, such as OCD. Are depression, anxiety, and stress becoming a hurdle in your sleep ?

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7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

Dean immediately ripped into the other speakers, using a refrain of “What I want to know … is why” the other speakers were not talking about issues like health care and the War in Iraq. Be Like Oprah: Give Your Audience Gifts. Finally, if you really want to show your appreciation to your audience members, give them a gift. Brain Business Career Communicating How To Learning Lifehacks Stress Success WorkplaceIt’s probably your worst nightmare.

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The Most Overlooked Secret to Dealing with Life’s Problems

Dumb Little Man

One time you may be struggling with health, the next with money, and still the next with relationships. For example, I tend to freak out whenever something threatens my health. The more comfortable you become with life’s problems, the more you’ll enjoy life’s gifts. Lifehacks Stress MotivationHow often have you been living life, happy and content, and then suddenly life slaps you in the face with something unexpected?

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8 Out of the Ordinary Approaches to Defeating Your Food Cravings

Dumb Little Man

Why You Need to Sleep More If you’re majorly stressed , or suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation, you’re probably exhausted much of the time. Adrenal imbalance causes your body to call upon your adrenal glands for more stress hormones to act as a pick-me-up, but over time, your adrenals become less able to respond appropriately. You know how you fall back to habit in times of stress rather than creatively brainstorming fresh approaches? Health Science Food How To

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Bosses Day - October 16

The Office Professionals Place

Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one. Gift Cards You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. So a gift card to their favorite restaurant or clothing store would be appropriate. “Thought Appropriate Gifts&# One year I got my boss an interchangeable, 3-D calendar to put on her desk.

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7 Gratitude Secrets Every Pessimist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

But on top of gaining a healthy new habit, gratitude is shown to have other worthwhile benefits including helping with chronic health problems , lowering stress, and improving relationships. It’s one thing to post a comment on someone’s wall thanking them for a gift. Health HappinessIf there was ever a time in history to be a pessimist, it’s today. The economy is terrible, gas prices are insane, and natural disasters seem to be increasing exponentially every year.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

The people leader role can also be stressful. Burnout is a state of physical, mental or emotional exhaustion caused by long-term exposure to stress. Burnout also negatively impacts your health. As well, it’s always a good idea to budget more time and resources to a project than you think is necessary to lessen the stress of unexpected setbacks. Aim high, but never sacrifice your health or personal life to get there. Put your health first.

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7 Tips for Decluttering Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

If your desk harbours mounds of papers, books, files and personal accessories, you may be adding unnecessary stress to your day. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software christmas gifts ideas - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc shipping furniture Portland Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house.

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How to Plan Ahead for Christmas

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If you want to reduce the stress associated with the holiday season, get an early start on holiday planning. Then December comes along and your stress level is higher than a mountain climber hanging off a cliff by his fingertips. To reduce holiday stress this year, create a holiday checklist to make the season go smoothly. Shop for Christmas Year Round Anytime you are out shopping keep an eye open for Christmas gifts.

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7 Ways to Splurge Money Wisely

Dumb Little Man

Health. Sickness is inevitable but splurging on our health – gym memberships, personal training, diet , medical tests – will ensure we minimize such days. Thoughtful Gifts. Most of the time, it is not about the money but about your mental health. If money can help ease the stress by having someone take care of something for you, what is the harm? Yes, you read that right!

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Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

Dumb Little Man

Travel Helps Decrease Stress & Anxiety. Travel is Good for your Physical Health. Many people now choose to travel over giving gifts on holidays, because experiences are something that cannot be forgotten or thrown away when they become less useful. Travel allows us to slow down, relax and be more mindful, which has enormous benefits for our mental health. Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons.

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Dumb Little Man

Most couples often forget saying thank you when their other halves help them or give them a gift. It is very easy for your wife to stress against you. Being humorous, eating healthfully, bonding with the other’s family, being financially responsible, and speaking well of the other is also vital in maintaining a healthy relationship. You want your love to be with you forever, but you don’t know how to improve your marriage.

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Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

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While you may find a couple of quiet days around the holiday, the rest of December can be quite stressful. Charitable organizations often run gift-wrapping services as a fund raiser. You can save some time and support a worthy cause by getting your gifts wrapped. Related articles Reduce Christmas Stress by Organizing Now, Part 5 – Mapping Out Your Calendar (1-2-3getorganized.blogspot.com)

5 Ways I Stopped Depriving Myself of Sleep

Dumb Little Man

I learned to appreciate the gift of sleep. Sleep is the best gift you can give to yourself. Unless this gift is received during a business meeting or on public transport.) When I am too stressed to fall asleep but desperately need a nap, 15-20 minutes of corpse-pose, total relaxation works just as well as a nap for me. No more stressing over my to do list an hour before bedtime. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 8(3), 129-136. [4]

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How to Save Money as a New Parent

Dumb Little Man

Aside from its health benefits, breastfeeding will also enable you to save a great deal of money – roughly $1,400 in your baby’s first year – by going without formula milk and other baby food. Don’t Stress Over Shoes. Be Quick When Returning Gifts.

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How Auto Toys Can Keep Your Man Busy Outdoors

Dumb Little Man

A stressful desk job would do this to you, but this is no excuse to linger around the house while the sun is shining outside! I already talked about stress, right? If your man is under a lot of stress, an RC toy may give him the right avenue for release. If he’s passionate about water navigation, an RC boat may be a better gift. See Also: The Health Benefits Of A Drone Hobby.

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5 Benefits of Journaling To Inspire and Motivate You

Dumb Little Man

Writing about stressful and emotional events can improve your psychological health. It reduces stress and anger. Even the most gifted authors work long hours to get mastery. Keeping a journal is one of the most rewarding habits you can develop. In fact, even key players in history valued it for its benefits. Despite the benefits of journaling, it still has not maintained its popularity over the years.

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Organize Your Christmas with a Christmas Countdown

Ian's Messy Desk

By breaking Christmas preparations down into small, easy-to-take steps, the Countdown gives you a holiday head-start for a stress-free Christmas season. List, gifts, decor and food—you’ll be ready for Christmas with time to spare. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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How to be of More Value to Your Boss

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2) Be a stress-buster Your stress level is directly correlated to the boss’s stress level. But you can put a plan in place that will reduce your boss’ stress and, therefore, your own. Your boss will see you are saving her time and see you as a stress-reducer. Your calm demeanor will lower everyone’s stress level. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Your Life Organized

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10 Simple and Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas – Gifts for the teacher, babysitter, hockey coach, or for the hosts of your holiday parties, don’t have to be expensive. Here are 10 gift ideas in small packages. A Christmas Planning Checklist for November – One of the best ways to reduce the stress of holiday planning is to spread it over a number of months or even throughout the year.

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8 Work-Life Balance Myths

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Policies that increase employee health and well-being, foster employee commitment and support families, positively impact everyone (employees; men and women, customers and clients, families and communities.) In some organizations, it is women who have pushed for family-friendly policies since they are usually the primary caregivers, responsible for child care, eldercare and health care as well as primarily responsible for household management (shopping, meals, laundry, cleaning etc.)

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How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Like many people, I didn’t feel the stress until I was so far down the rabbit hole that the only way out was to reach the bottom. Along with health, time and energy are our most valuable resources. If you hate baby showers, send a thoughtful gift and be done with it. In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever.

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10 Tips for Being a Good Neighbour at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

Be careful what you say in stressful situations. I work in a call center and sometimes the stress of the job alone is enough to keep you on the edge. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software christmas gifts ideas - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc small movers Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house.

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8 Steps Toward a More Satisfying Life

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Where you live, how much money you make, your job title and even your health have surprisingly small effects on your satisfaction with life. Develop strategies for coping with stress and hardships. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software christmas gifts ideas - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc shipping furniture Chicago Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house.

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Does taking time off lead to more stress than relaxation because you’re worried what will (or won’t) happen at the office while you’re gone? In Disrupt Aging , Jenkins focuses on three core areas–health, wealth, and self–to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced.

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Get organized for back to school

Ian's Messy Desk

Back-to-school adds a whole new layer of commitments and stresses on top of the things that regularly need to be done. Comment by Donald McKenzie on July 6, 2007 @ 10:21 am I am not looking forward to another school term but I’ve found planning and organising early always works best and reduces the stress for the whole family. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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How to Manage Time

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Emotional blocks – boredom, daydreaming, stress, guilt, anger and frustration reduce concentration. When you enjoy what you are doing, it reduces stress. When stress is reduced, you work more efficiently. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Manage Time Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 12, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

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How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Like many people, I didn’t feel the stress until I was so far down the rabbit hole that the only way out was to reach the bottom. Along with health, time and energy are our most valuable resources. If you hate baby showers, send a thoughtful gift and be done with it. In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever.

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How to Say 'No' at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

However, many people run around stressed because they’re saying yes to everybody but themselves. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software unique christmas gift ideas - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc shipping furniture Miami Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Effective Communication Skills

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In their book, Listen Up : How To Improve Relationships, Reduce Stress , Barker and Watson say that trying to top the other person’s story is one of those irritating habits that interferes with our ability to listen well. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Effective Communication Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

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Personal Time Management

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There are six areas in your life that can be improved through effective time management: The physical – being healthy with less stress and fatigue. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software unique christmas gift - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc shipping furniture Houston Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house.

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Simplify Your Wallet

Simple Productivity Blog

Living in a society where it is so easy to overextend ourselves and become overly busy and stressed, we have to make a cognitive effort to live simpler, more stress-free lives. Life can be so much easier and less stressful when you pack light. For instance, if you take a carry-on instead of checking a big bag at the airport, it saves time, money, and the stress of it being there when you arrive. This post was written by a guest author.

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55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

Studies of massage therapy, for example, show an overall reduction in stress, anxiety, and heart rate. Poor health is one of the top causes of poor focus. 8 Health Risks Of Poor Sleep. A cluttered desk is a visual cue that brings on stress. If you’re too fired up about being optimal and productive, it will stress you out and have the opposite effect. Watch this amazing video for the gift of gratefulness.

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10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean

Ian's Messy Desk

Personally I prefer askSam and (either way) it takes time and effort to implement but for every hour I put into it, it probably saves me four (and reduces stress). The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software men christmas gifts - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc furniture shipping Portland Leather Furniture www.spacify.com/family-room-furniture.htm - for any room of the house.

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