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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DumbLittleMan’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mother’s Day 2019

Dumb Little Man

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect gift for such a special occasion can be a really overwhelming task, particularly if you’re a last minute shopper. That’s why, to help you out, we’re sharing with you the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you can give to every supermom on your list. Moms deserve a break and what better way to relax and unwind than to have a really cold bottle of beer after a stressful day.

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Gift Ideas For Productivity-Conscious People

Productivity Bits

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. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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What to Give On Valentine’s Day: A DumbLittleMan Gift Guide

Dumb Little Man

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is not that easy. No matter who you are giving a gift to or what stage of romantic relationship you’re in, you’re bound to spend a lot of time thinking about your present. That means hours or even days of asking around and browsing the internet for gift ideas. Now, if you’re still undecided about what gifts to give your special someone this Valentine’s Day, don’t worry.

2019 173

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.")

2018 58

10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, December 28, 2009 10 gifts to give your career As the gift-giving season draws to a close, it’s time to remember that you still have one more gift left to bestow: The gift of a better career. Here are 10 gifts to give your career in the coming year: 1. Pick up the phone. Nice Gift for career.

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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. Are depression, anxiety, and stress becoming a hurdle in your sleep ?

2020 220

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

This group got a gift certificate and were encouraged to go to the gym more often. The study showed that people reported fewer cases of worry, stress, sadness or anger in performing tasks that they do on a daily basis; working on the tasks they are experts in. You would be doing your work peacefully with concentration and your phone buzzes all of a sudden. So you spend the next hour on the phone scrolling through Facebook.

2020 209

The Power of Quiet

On The Job

It felt like a gift. I've thought many times about that soundless room in the last few weeks, as my stress level often peaks and I search for ways to relieve it -- reading, listening to soft music, exercising, visiting with family. I immediately remembered how I felt starting out in the world, and the same stress of trying to keep my personal and professional life on track, while trying to make sense of the world. Recently, I had the opportunity to be in a soundproof room.

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The Alternate Life Commandments

Dumb Little Man

Mindful peace and presence gift-wrap our memories. Next time you pick up your phone to troll social media, call a loved one instead or a friend that feels increasingly distant. Practice frugality to reduce stress. All of which creates a combination of stress, disappointment, and more spending. Build a rainy day fund to easily brush off the flight rebooking fee, phone dropped in the pool or taxi from the airport because you just want to get home.

2018 156

Living A Sustainable Lifestyle: 10 Simple Tips On Going Green

Dumb Little Man

Remember to unplug the phone charger when you are not using it. 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. Relax your mind and save yourself the stress of traffic jams or parking. Lately, ecology has become definitely trendy. Luckily, not all trendy comes to harm. Going green is an excellent idea for several reasons.

9 Frugal Tips for Families to Save Money

Dumb Little Man

There are many benefits to a frugal lifestyle which include fewer stress levels, more money to spend on things that are important to you and your family, and increased appreciation for living life in simplicity. Set up an exciting treasure hunt, think about some clues, build your maps and the gift prize for the winner. The feel of fresh air and the fun of watering the plants with a sprinkler or pipe will brighten their day in a way television or phone screens could never do.

2020 146

3 Ways to Use Techonology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

For example: let’s say you want to send everyone in your program a thank you gift once they’ve completed your program. When you set up an autoresponder that comes to you, it can act as a notification that Client A has finished your program and you need to mail them a gift and congratulations letter. Having the right systems in place leads to consistent revenues, more clients, and less stress and overwhelm.

2014 141

How to Save Money as a New Parent

Dumb Little Man

Don’t Stress Over Shoes. Be Quick When Returning Gifts. What with baby showers and relatives coming over to see the baby, you’ll soon have a pile of gifts you won’t need. Having a baby can end up being an unexpectedly heavy drain on your finances.

2020 152

3 Surprising Tips That Will Transform Your Job Search Approach

Dumb Little Man

Job searches are incredibly stressful. You need to manage your stress, stay healthy, and maintain a high level of productivity as these are the things that can help you land a job faster. Keep a few of these affirmations on hand, like in a note on your phone. Focus on two gifts you can give yourself: socialization and physical activity. These things will help you stay happy and healthy during the stressful periods in your life.

2017 158

5 Ways to Gain Control of Your Home Office

45 Things

With offices at home, we’ve become more addicted to work and the constant e-mails and phone calls. If you have a wedding in June, then you can put the invitation, gift registry and other information in that folder. Tags: overwhelmed home office stress get organized On the job, your work space is tidy and well maintained, with all your projects lined up like neat little soldiers.

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Throw in collaboration and communication tools like Slack, workflow managers, chat, text, *gasp* the phone… and the idea of unplugging becomes downright laughable. 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. 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.

2019 59

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. A good strategy: Invite friends and family by phone, then follow up with a written reminder. Have a Gift Exchange. Set dollar limits if you’re planning a Christmas gift exchange. Make this optional for guests and consider a theme, such as gag-gifts. Image via Wikipedia.

2011 133

How to Build Positive Habits

Dumb Little Man

For example, if you wanted to form a positive habit of sticking to a budget, could it be that you go for shopping sprees when you feel stressed up or under pressure? If yes, you should look for an alternative way of dealing with stress. You could purchase a simple, inexpensive gift for yourself that is within your budget instead of making a big spontaneous purchase. A good idea might be putting up a reminder note on your phone or fridge (if you normally do so).

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Working with other assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Do you only email each other or speak briefly on the phone when you need something? Try to be supportive of each other, if an assistants looks unwell or stressed or just run off their feet send a supportive email or ask if they need any help or just simply take them a cup of tea. The basic rules are that you try to do as much of the work you need to before you leave, you give the covering assistant really good notes to follow and you buy them something lovely as a thank you gift.

2013 179

Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

Out loud, tell yourself that you will not waste this day which is a gift. Do you sit all day in front of computer, shuffling papers, taking phone calls, and chatting on the Internet? It’s a bad habit to try to control others as it will only lead to stress and unhappiness for yourself and those you try to control. “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London.

2018 219

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Throw in collaboration and communication tools like Slack, workflow managers, chat, text, *gasp* the phone… and the idea of unplugging becomes downright laughable. 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. 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.

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Holiday Messages Made Easy

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you are a job seeker, send a greeting to every person you talked with about your career search this year, whether that talk was in person, by phone, or by email. As we give and receive gifts this holiday season, I think of the gift of knowing you. Thank-Yous for Holiday Greetings and Gifts. Ready to thank someone for a gift? Stay Stress-Free, If Possible. Do not let your desire to send holiday greetings bring stress into your work life.

6 Essential Steps For Overcoming Codependency

Dumb Little Man

They will often look for constant reinforcement of the partner’s affection over the phone and face-to-face. In this situation, the ‘giver’ tends to look for signs that these feelings are true and can become upset if their partner appears even slightly underwhelmed by the gift. It’s fantastic for improving focus, calming anxiety, and reducing stress. Overcoming codependency is key for any healthy relationship.

2018 196

A day in the life: Saba Ali, Royal Academy of Dance

Practically Perfect PA

I also get a lot of phone calls from an array of people about all sorts of things. Sometimes I need my bosses to tell me what they would like prioritised if I have a lot of work on so I don’t stress about what to do – I’m not afraid to reach out or ask for help. What are the main aspects of your role? I support both the Artistic Director and Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership.

2015 138

Living The BIG Life Principles

Office Dynamics

I want to give you a special gift as the year ends. Taking care of our bodies and fueling them with the right foods or activity trigger the “happy” endorphins which stimulate creative thinking and help manage stress. This is one of the best gifts you can give those you love. Or they choose to pay attention to their kids while dining at a restaurant rather than being on their phones.

2014 112

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. And if you think you’re successfully multi-tasking two tasks — driving and talking on the phone for example — then you’re mistaken. Have a cut-off time at night for work and phone. At the same time, the blue light from your phone results in insomnia for many people. Keep your phone (and other digital devices) a foot or more away from your head and bed.

2017 181

Signs You Don’t Need A Time Management Upgrade

Simple Productivity Blog

In my case, I’m carrying extra weight because I stress eat too much of the wrong foods. Not because I don’t have time to clean it out, but because I was just “gifted&# with a van-full of stuff I didn’t need. We are stressed. The article talks about how we take work with us everywhere, and this is the cause of stress. When I’m stressed, it has nothing to do with work, but with everything else that is piling on top of me.

2011 153

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.

2012 139

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. Don’t answer the phone or e-mail. 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.

2010 126

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean

Ian's Messy Desk

Get a single notebook and use it to record notes, phone numbers, web addresses, ideas, to-dos, etc. Create a list or binder of regularly referenced material, such as phone numbers, and keep it accessible in a desk drawer. 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). Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 189

30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Dumb Little Man

As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. Think about errands that need to be run , calls that need returning, gifts to be bought and what to have for dinner. Make a quick phone call - Call your mom, your sister, your brother or friend and make or confirm plans for tomorrow. Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time " yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening?

2010 219

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Use the notebook for everything you want to keep track of: to do lists, grocery lists, client meetings, phone calls, dreams and goals. " The playing field of the world is leveling off which means that the competition, pace and stress levels are at maximum. But ironically, all that unfinished "little stuff" can stress us out more than the big projects we haven't gotten around to yet. " In some cases, it's 'Get the phone number."

2010 219

The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Manage Your Time More Effectively by Using the Right Calendar for You (guest post @TimeMgmtWriter) | Main | Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed » The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life The first time I walked into Ralph's office I saw papers everywhere.  This is a powerful gift and must be used wisely. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 176

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

I saw it during the welcome reception, all day during the trainings, and as we finished, the admins were sharing emails, phone numbers, and business/personal cards to keep in touch. Melia: I am on the phone and helping people and groups all year by answering questions, helping with registration, assisting with hotel information, etc. It’s a great place to find gifts for your co-workers or perhaps the person or people who are covering for you while you are away.

2018 123

You Can Be the Leader You Were Born to Be

The Office Professionals Place

It would be easy to take on a task yourself, but also stressful. Follow-up does not mean frequent phone calls, emails, meetings, or standing over someone’s shoulder. Show your appreciation for each team members’ efforts by taking them to lunch or at the end of the project give a gift of thanks or a certificate of appreciation.

2009 116

5 steps for getting back on track after an unplanned absence

Ian's Messy Desk

Then, you’re back in the office after a long unplanned break: the message light on the phone is blinking; both your e-mail and hard-copy in-boxes are overflowing; last week’s next actions are now overdue; you staff and my manager all want a piece of you; and you just want to go home a crawl back into bed. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 122

3 Ways the Office Party Can Help Your Career

45 Things

Jobs are often tedious, frustrating, stressful and difficult. Mute your phone. These moments are what will form a new and better bond with your team, and that's a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year Whether it's an office potluck or a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant, most workplaces have some type of holiday gathering.

2018 40

What if You're Working Harder Than You Need to Be?

Productive & Organized

  To make it even better, for a strictly limited time, Michael will give you a free Bonus video – along with other gifts and prizes valued at $1800 – when you order this ground-breaking new book. P.S. Remember, the bonus gifts are yours only when you reserve your copy before the cut-off.   And now, without having to pay the thousands of dollars clients have paid me for this training and consulting, you can have it for less than $15, along with some amazing gifts.

2010 109

Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Thanks to Margit Crane of Gifted With ADD. If I don't tackle them head on, they will stress me out all day so I try to knock them out as soon as possible. Each week I talk with my Accountability Partner via phone. Procrastination is the #1 reason business owners find that their business stalls.

2012 218

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

I can't stress enough how important I've found this to be--especially with people closest to you in your business. answer, and further that I won't do the phone tag thing. committed to on the phone and get yourself off the hook, Some great language for doing that is, "I know I said I would do X, but I find that I just can't. This may be my newest lesson, gifted to me by my friend Molly.

2012 175

You Can Avoid Multitasking When You Focus on These 3 Things


Eisenhower’s Decision Principle inspired Covey’s Quadrant, so using the quadrant system and playing air traffic controller for a Monday’s many to-dos is paying homage to two lucid thinkers and gifted leaders. Your day won’t really open up and your work won’t really be anxiety-free until you cross off that single most important, irritating, or stressful task. This is a guest post by Austin L. Church.

2018 87

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

Dumb Little Man

– Bargain for better deals for your phone, mobile, internet contracts, etc. Many of them sell all kinds of tickets at a discount, passes, gift cards, etc. Does it sound too stressful? All you need to do is start your research, make some phone calls, write emails and there you are. Do you want to know our secret on ways to travel the world for FREE ? If you are a traveler, you certainly know that traveling can be far too expensive.

2016 159