Client Gifting for the Holidays; ‘Tis the Season?

Tips From T. Marie

It’s the holiday season , and many home businesses are thinking about client gifting. From wondering if you should or shouldn’t gift clients to worrying about whether your client celebrates a certain holiday or not, it can be a stressful decision to make. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate client gifting for the holidays. Deciding whether or not you want to include clients on your holiday gift list can be tough.

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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. If you’re a parent who’s been laid off at work and can barely pay this month’s rent, much less buy presents, the holiday may look pretty bleak. 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.

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

Dumb Little Man

Problem is, once you begin to justify missing one or two workouts, it is far easier to just not exercise during the holiday season. Here are six reasons to work out during the holidays. Stave Off Holiday Bloat And Weight Gain. Weight gain during the holidays is a constant boogeyman, and people usually bring it up just as you are about to enjoy a delicious holiday treat. But in reality, research has shown that the average holiday weight gain is only 0.81

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Gift Ideas For Productivity-Conscious People

Productivity Bits

Chances are you are in the middle of your Holiday shopping. Perhaps it’s quite easy to find gifts for family friends and close friends because we’re familiar of their likes and dislikes. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. The main principle behind the book is to show you how to eliminate stress or minimize it at least for you to become productive. This is perfect gift for your male buddies or family members. Misc Gift Ideas.

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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.

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Who Else Wants Stress-Free Holidays?

Simple Productivity Blog

How is your holiday planning going? Or are you over-scheduled, over-budget and over-stressed? Here’s the great news: you CAN have an organized, sane, in-budget holiday season — with just a few hours of effort. I used to do holidays as my family had done, the full-on American version of the Christian holiday of Christmas. I was following someone else’s script of what the holidays should be like. Stress-Free Holidays Are Within Your Reach.

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Co-Workers

45 Things

It's that time of year again -- trying to figure out what to get a colleague for the annual gift swap (besides that giant bottle of booze in your grocery's discount aisle). Here are some ideas for that team member on your gift list: Memberships. It's been shown that greenery reduces stress, but it can be a bit difficult to go outside and enjoy nature when there's a blizzard outside. Charity gifts.

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Stress Management Techniques

Ian's Messy Desk

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. Laugh – Laughter is considered one of the best medicines for stress.

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Organizing a Green Gift Exchange for Your Next Office Party

Eco-Office Gals

With the holidays just around the corner (already, can you believe it?) But you might also want to involve employees in the process, and organizing a green gift exchange is a great way to do so. But how do you go about organizing an eco-friendly exchange of holiday gifts? In general, gift exchanges are an anonymous affair by which employees pick names out of a hat to see which coworker they’ll be shopping for.

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Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There’s nothing like a major holiday, such as Christmas , to ratchet up the pressure on your schedule. 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.

Reduce Holidays And Get Your Stress Down (Editing Life Series.

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Reduce Holidays And Get Your Stress Down (Editing Life Series) Posted on September 27, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! Have you ever noticed how holidays…all of them…are really getting out of hand? Do you edit holidays?

4 Ways To Simplify Holiday Shopping (+ bonus)

Simple Productivity Blog

Holiday gift-giving can often involve throngs of people, stress and out-of-stock items. Today we look at how to simplify holiday shopping to make it easy. The post 4 Ways To Simplify Holiday Shopping (+ bonus) appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Simplification

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10 Tips To Choosing The Best Gifts For Friends Who Have Everything

Dumb Little Man

You love them, but buying them gifts can be a frustrating experience, and no one wants to just hand over money because that’s not a fun gift. Half of the fun of giving gifts is watching the recipient’s face when they open it. We’re going to give you 10 tips and ideas for gifts for friends who have everything. We’ll give you a few spots to find these gifts, as well as how to decide what to give them. Keep Track of Gifts.

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5 Ways to Give Your Business a Merrier Holiday Season

Tips From T. Marie

Hiring holiday help is a common practice around the holidays, particularly for retailers. Did you know that any business can benefit from teaming up with a virtual services professional for the holiday season? If you’re wondering just how it might work for you and/or your business, check out the list below: Give them your client list and have them use a service like Send Out Cards to make sure they all get a holiday greeting from you.

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6 Secrets of Stress Management

Ian's Messy Desk

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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Holiday Messages Made Easy

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just received this article written by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training and wanted to pass it along to you as it has some great tips for holiday messaging. Stacey Brown If your job involves helping people through difficult times--for example, if you are in emergency medicine, law, nursing homes, hospice, insurance, or mortuary and executor services--remember your clients during the holidays, which may be difficult for them. Words for Holiday Messages.

Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 3, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Image via Wikipedia There’s nothing like a major holiday, such as Christmas, to ratchet up the pressure on your schedule. While you may find a couple of quiet days around the holiday, the rest of December can be quite stressful.

Tips For a Memorable Office Gift Exchange

Office Dynamics

Organizing an office gift exchange can be an opportunity to create meaningful memories with your coworkers, or, as a recent article on The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) blog makes clear, a potential minefield of stress and unintentional offense. One way to relieve the financial and social pressures of office giving is to organize an optional gift swap that only requires participants to purchase a single gift for a fellow coworker.

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Coworkers

45 Things

While it seems like everyone should be in a jolly mood around the office because it's the holiday season, there is also a lot of stress. And here's some reasons why: Do you buy the boss a gift? Should you get something goofy or something nice for the office gift exchange? If everyone else gives the boss a gift, you don't want to be the lone holdout. This will keep you from gifting sexy underwear, liquor or an illegal download of "A Star is Born.")

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Looking for a Job During the Holidays

Office Dynamics

As if the holidays weren't busy and sometime stressful enough? Try adding a job hunt to the mix of gift wrapping and card mailing and life can all of a sudden seem to be too much! Give yourself a leg up and watch this great video from Career Expert, Alexia Vernon, on how to get the competitive edge during the holidays while seeking your future dream job.

Preparing For The Holidays (Free Ebooks)

Simple Productivity Blog

A few years ago I wrote two ebooks about the holidays. With the upcoming holiday season, I decided that these books needed to reach a wider audience. Simplify The Holidays. I turned into a stressed-out screamer as the season overwhelmed me. It took me a while to figure out what the essence of stress-free holidays were about. Now I share my stress-free simplifying techniques with you. How to plan for meaningful gifts that arrive on time.

Small Biz Gifts to Help You Simplify and Celebrate! You've got to check these out.

Productive & Organized

  I LOVE Gifts!    The fantabulous Michelle Shaeffer is hosting and she invited me to share a gift, along with 12 other entrepreneurs and small business owners. These gifts have been created especially with YOU in mind, to help you reduce stress, get organized, grow your business and more. What you will find in your gift box: * How to Combat Holiday Stress – Lisbeth Tanz. * The Savvy Woman’s Holiday Survival Kit – Kim Nishida.

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7 Ways to Stay Sane During the Holidays

45 Things

The list contains all the presents I have bought so far for Christmas, what I have left to buy and all the things I need to do before I take time off for the holidays. Here's a story I did for Gannett/USAToday on getting a better handle on holiday stress: Before the recession hit, work during the holiday season often slowed down a bit. Workers are forever being reminded of how lucky they are to have a job, and stress is growing.

10 Christmas Organizing Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Have you been a bit stressed during past Christmas seasons? Does it seem like the holidays bring too much to do? By organizing Christmas this year you can help to make this a low-stress holiday. You can also create columns on your spreadsheet to track gift ideas, friends’ children’s names, ages, birthdays, etc. Have a gift-wrap center. Ask people what they want for gifts. I hate shopping in general and gift shopping specifically.

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How the Holiday Season Can Help Your Career

45 Things

The holiday season is beginning to ramp up, and your thoughts may be consumed by Black Friday deals or how to make your nana's pecan pie. That's right -- it's time to give yourself the gift of new connections, better communications and making nice with teammates. It's no secret that work often can be stressful. But if you do a few things now for your career as you are wrapping gifts and plotting leftover casseroles, you will find that it is a gift that gives for a long time.

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Christmas Party Planning Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

If planning the annual Christmas party provides more stress than fun, you’re going to need to make some changes. Use this online party planning guide to get some quick tips and ideas to simplify your holiday routine and plan festive Christmas celebrations and parties for adults. Try to give people no less than three weeks’ notice—remember, holiday schedules fill up fast. Consider having your holiday meal in a restaurant or convention room.

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Your Life Organized

Ian's Messy Desk

In no time, we’ll be into the annual holiday season. Here are links to Christmas and holiday related posts at Ian’s Messy Desk. Start Your Christmas Planning in August – Organized Christmas has a Holiday Grand Plan. How to Write a Christmas or Holiday Card – Writing Christmas cards should be fun, not daunting. Writing the perfect thought or holiday letter will make your Christmas greetings memorable.

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A Christmas Planning Checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

Yet we allow it to become the most stressful time of the year. In an attempt to head off the holiday hassle this year, here are a few tips on creating a personal holiday checklist to make the holidays go as smoothly as possible. Set limits for gift giving and spending. Perhaps you can choose names for a gift exchange, rather than buying for every member of the family, every year. Make the holiday planning process ongoing. Buy gifts early on-line.

2012 148

10 Ways You Can Get Control Of Your Day

Office Dynamics

Each day we think of something new to surprise our attendees plus give away some great gifts such as on-line learning and conferences on demand. Especially during this busy year-end and holiday season you need to delegate wherever possible. I hope you are doing well this second Monday of December. I’ve been having a jolly time hosting daily webinars that started December 1 as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas this year.

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A Christmas Planning Checklist for November

Ian's Messy Desk

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. Shop for clothing, accessories, hostess gifts, etc. for any holiday events events. Mail gifts to friends living abroad: the sooner the better. Check dishes and glassware for holiday entertaining. Include non-holiday special events. Preparing for the Holidays: 10 Things to Do (confettistyle.wordpress.com).

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10 Christmas Organizing Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Have you been a bit stressed during past Christmas‘s? Does it seem like the holidays bring too much to do? By organizing Christmas this year you can help to make this a low-stress holiday. You can also create columns on your spreadsheet to track gift ideas, friends’ children’s names, ages, birthdays, etc. Have a gift-wrap center. If you have to search for a gift-wrap supply each time you need to use it, that’s not organized or easy.

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Plus, in honor of the holiday season, she’ll have some special gifts to share for lucky attendees! Don’t miss out on the holiday fun…Get jolly with Joan, Jasmine, and the rest of the Office Dynamics team! It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings?

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The Assistant’s Year-end Sprint

Office Dynamics

The Gift of Life; the Gift of Love. The holidays are supposed to be the happiest days of the year. But let’s face it, sometimes year-end also has tremendous responsibilities, increased workload, and more often than not, the administrative assistant is the one planning and executing the office holiday party, rather than simply attending it. Self Development Stress ManagementFriends, family, trusted colleagues, what could be better than that?

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How to Plan Ahead for Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

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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The Assistant’s Year-end Sprint

Office Dynamics

The Gift of Life; the Gift of Love. The holidays are supposed to be the happiest days of the year. But let’s face it, sometimes year-end also has tremendous responsibilities, increased workload, and more often than not, the administrative assistant is the one planning and executing the office holiday party, rather than simply attending it. Self Development Stress ManagementFriends, family, trusted colleagues, what could be better than that?

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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. 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. Sheppell-fgi Related articles by Zemanta 11 Simple Ways To Avoid Burnout (lifehack.org) 10 Questions to Ask When You’re Burned Out at Work (usnews.com) How Stressed Am I?

2010 130

How to Save Money on Christmas Spending

Ian's Messy Desk

You’re well into the holiday shopping season and these tips may be too little, too late for many of you. Make a list of everyone you plan to give holiday gifts to this year with an estimate of what you want to spend. Add a small buffer for unexpected gifts for people you forgot to include, or for people who unexpectedly gave you a gift and you feel you have to reciprocate. A gift card or homemade Christmas baking work well for these situations.

2010 130

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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8 Tips for Christmas Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

If that seems too early for your taste, go with December 15th or 20th so you have a few stress-free days before Christmas. Holiday preparation should not be a one-person job. Make sure the holiday wardrobe is ready. How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Burnout. Tags: Productivity Christmas Christmas and holiday season Gift wrapping Image by EverySpoon via Flickr. Set an artificial deadline.

2010 142

How to Cope with The First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

Dumb Little Man

Unrealistic to-do lists only lead to stress, negative thoughts, and failure. Save money for that holiday trip you have longed dreamed of. Save up for a dream vacation as a gift for yourself on your 1st sobriety anniversary. The most critical and challenging period of addiction recovery, according to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , is the first 90 days.

2018 196

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. If the idea of spending December enjoying the holiday appeals to you. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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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. 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. Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe.

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Offering Up Our Works in Honor of Newtown Elementary

Office Dynamics

Most likely they will suffer post-traumatic stress as will the families. I know many of you will be taking off extra days for the holiday. And as you sit around the table enjoying a magnificent holiday feast and cuddle up around the Christmas tree exchanging gifts and laughing, make sure you are in the moment. I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

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