Secret Santa presents

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve also had some terrible secret santa presents (one year I got a bumper sticker… I didn’t own a car). by sharing some of my secret santa ideas for those stressed out assistants who are just too busy trying desperately to get their colleague’s Xmas menu choices.

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Secret Santa presents

Practically Perfect PA

Last year I wrote a blog which was full of secret santa present ideas for your office Christmas parties. I’ve also had some terrible secret santa presents (one year I got a bumper sticker… I didn’t own a car). For the office health goddess….

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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. Stress related symptoms can be broken down into four major categories.

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4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

More blessed, less stressed. The list can get long but one thing is present in all these factors- stress. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure or danger around you. Every day, we encounter stress. However, too much stress can have negative effects on your health. Here are the common types of stress at work and how to manage them. Time Stress. This is the most common type of stress at work. Anticipatory Stress.

2017 181

16 Great Reasons to Meditate That’ll Convince You to Start Now

Dumb Little Man

Let me present to you some good reasons why you need to meditate and what its benefits are: To become your mind’s controller. Meditation enables you to feel more aware of the present which is the key to happiness. Meditation helps you feel the awareness in the present moment.

2018 277

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? Need a speaker/presenter?

10 Ways To Fight Holiday Depression

Dumb Little Man

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. 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. You can stop the madness by simply staying present and letting whatever happens be. For example, I tend to freak out whenever something threatens my health. Despite that, I remained present.

2019 269

Eating Mindfully: What It Is and What It Can Do To Your Body

Dumb Little Man

God forbid, it’s a health scare which forces the issue. Mindfulness is about focusing on and being aware of what is happening in the present. Stay present at the moment and reflect. Remember to focus and be present. Then, be present to the food as you prepare it.

2019 271

What Makes for a Memorable Presentation

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life What Makes for a Memorable Presentation Random Thoughts I was at the USC/Harvard business schools sponsored Business Growth Conference 2010 in Anaheim this past Thursday. Took Questions : Toward the end of his presentation he took questions.

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Sleeping Always Matters

Dumb Little Man

Sleeping is usually an underestimated activity either because we are not aware of what goes on during sleep or due to such a tiring and stressful routine that we only want to lie down and fall asleep. Happiness Health Lifehacks

2015 285

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. If everyone else is giving PowerPoint presentations, don’t do it. It’s probably your worst nightmare.

2018 275

6 Tai Chi Benefits That Will Surprise You

Dumb Little Man

Tai Chi or rather “Tai Chi Chuan” is an ancient martial art from China which spread like wildfire in China when people realised the powerful health benefits it delivered. Tai Chi could be a powerful preventative measure for a wide range of health issues. Brain Health Relaxation

2016 207

Benefits Of Meditation: How You Can Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are feeling burnt out, overrun by emotions, feeling stressed or off center, meditation can be a great catalyst to help you face the challenges in life. It allows you to be more present in the moment and not get too lost in thought. Health for the mind.

2017 207

The Secret Mind Hacks That Can Change Your Life Today

Dumb Little Man

It can help you shut off your senseless thoughts and bring focus into the present. – Poor health. – The longer you wait, the more stressful it will be in the end. – Forcing yourself to stress at the last minute. Brain Relaxation Stress

2017 207

How to Give an Impromptu Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

During a presentation, your boss is asked a question about the department’s plans for the coming year. If you know how to organize your thoughts, and you know your job, you’re most of the way to giving an effective impromptu presentation. 3) Deliver the body of the presentation.

2010 141

4 Ways Technology is Gradually Ruining Humanity and How to Tackle it

Dumb Little Man

As a result of these distractions, a research by Microsoft showed that the human focus is rapidly dropping — from 12 secs in the year 2000, it’s presently 8 seconds which is even shorter than a goldfish’s 9 seconds. 8 Health Risks Of Poor Sleep . Health How To Technology

2017 205

6 Ways To Live Well With A Chronic Illness

Dumb Little Man

And when you worry, you increase your stress levels and even your pain. I can’t stress this enough. If we present to the world who we really are without the guilt, the world will reflect that back to us. Toxic relationships stress us immeasurably. See Also: Common Health Conditions Treated with Alternative Medicine. Happiness Health

2017 207

3 Ways To Stop Your Bad Habits

Dumb Little Man

This coupled with the ever-present mistakes that made it very difficult for me to deal with the stress of life. Change HealthHave you ever found yourself saying, “I have plenty of time, I can work on this later” or, “What I do now doesn’t matter, again I’m young” ? If so, I’m here to say that it does matter, particularly when you’re learning how to stop bad habits. There’s a saying that I’ve been hearing a lot lately. Past performance is indicative of future returns.”.

2018 179

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. How to Stop the Compulsive Worrying You can stop the madness by simply staying present, and letting whatever happens be. But I remained present. Lifehacks Stress Motivation

2012 286

3 Healthy and Inexpensive Ways to Cope with Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

These feelings of anxiety are often accompanied stress, feeling overwhelmed, and occasionally depression. Meditation helps us refocus our minds on the present moment, therefore relieving us of our anxious feelings. See Also: How to get rid of stress and anxiety in 10 minutes?

2016 206

4 Best Teas To Help You Lose Weight

Dumb Little Man

To reduce our daily stress, relaxing with a brewing cup of tea in hand is one of the best and healthiest alternatives. Whether it is summer or winter, people love drinking tea for its aroma and wonderful health benefits. Food Happiness Health

2016 202

10 Essential Oils You Should Have at Home

Dumb Little Man

This oil brings a soothing effect when you’re stressed or irritated. Although it is a bit expensive, frankincense essential oil can effectively get rid of stress and relieve headaches. Here’s something you might not be aware of: Vanilla essential oil has properties that can neutralize the free radicals present in your body. It also brings about a calming effect that makes it ideal for relieving restlessness and stress. Health Home

2017 159

Hair Treatment: 6 Foods To Prevent Hair Loss

Dumb Little Man

Hair loss can occur for many reasons, such as stress, frequent use of chemicals, heat tools, diseases and hormonal changes. Many dietary supplements do not have a balanced content of vitamins, enzymes and minerals and this can have an unfavorable effect on your health. Zinc is also present in celery, asparagus, figs, potatoes and eggplants. They can boost not just your hair growth, but your health, too. Food Health

2017 161

This 1-Minute Drill Keeps You Cool Under Pressure

The Solopreneur Life

T his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. How often do you have a project due or client presentation coming up, and the closer you get to the deadline, the more stupid you become? Tags: Health

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Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free.

Productive & Organized

» Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  It seems the more people I talk to, the more I hear about stress, frusteration and the inability to concentrate due to overwhelm. 

2010 248

Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Thinking Differently about Difficult People Dealing with difficult people can cause us to lose focus, productivity, and increase stress levels. When you change your attitude, you are able to focus on the issue and get the job done in a stress free environment.

2010 141

Why We’re All Doomed and GTD Can’t Save Us

Productivity Bits

You might enjoy days or weeks of respite from your mounting stress, only to experience some recurring strain to your system, manifesting as a problem in your health, family, social life, or some other “non-productive” though essential part of who you are. Survey Says…You Are Stressed! Most of us feel stress, and those of us who do have a hard time doing something about it. Money and work stress me out, sapping my energy, motivation and time.

2011 130

10 Ways to Enhance Your Worklife

The Office Professionals Place

Enhancing your worklife will increase productivity, reduce stress, and maintain focus on job tasks. Resolve stress related issues. Stress causes us to loose focus and this is when mistakes are made. Unfortunately, stress is unavoidable. Need a speaker/presenter?

2010 158

Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

And I finally heard the message when Joan shared her post with us about taking time to take care of her health and well-being. Hearing the Message. Guest Post by Kemetia Foley, Blogger, AdminRenegade : You know that feeling you get… It’s not quite Déjà vu but really similar.

2014 130

Research Reveals New Insight About Workaholics

On The Job

Many people have turned to mindfulness or meditation or yoga as a way to deal with the stresses of their careers. New research is presented in a pape r called "Beyond Nine to Five: Is Working to Excess Bad for Your Health?" If you can't switch off work, you risk health problems.

2017 141

11 Really Effective Relaxation Techniques to Relieve Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

No one can evade stress completely but you may resist it by mastering a relaxation method. The latter requires full involvement into the present moment and focusing your consciousness on the sensations of your body. Past memories and thoughts about the present and the future may provoke strain. If you practice it regularly, it will enhance your ability to remain relaxed even during stressful times. A bath filled with warm water can help ease up stress.

2018 185

Tax Tip for the Office Professional

The Office Professionals Place

This is the time of year that most people stress over because we are waiting for documents like W2’s, mortgage statements, 1099’s, and other information in order to file taxes. Need a speaker/presenter?

2010 130

9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

A few had rehearsed presentations backed by visual aids while others seemed to be just making it up as they went. Before you embark on a self-taught path to becoming a more able presenter, it may be helpful to know that fear of public speaking is not uncommon.

2018 258

Feeling Stuck In a Rut? Here’s How to Change Your Focus

Dumb Little Man

Offering help to acquaintances, friends, and even strangers can reduce the impact of daily stressors on your mental health and emotions. Such activities take you out of your head and into the present. They were required to report on any stressful events they encountered each day across several domains. It included interpersonal, finance, home, health, work, and education. Each helping behavior also affected the way different participants responded to stress.

2018 153

Where’s Your Groove?

Office Dynamics

It can be anything from lack of enthusiasm about our job to doing repetitive work, not being challenged, too many personal problems, health issues, changing jobs, feeling overwhelmed by work, and more. Challenge present systems. Tags: Attitude Motivators Stress Management It’s been a hectic time at our office and with the recent holiday and conferences taking us offsite – it has been a challenge staying focused.

2010 109

Where’s Your Groove?

Office Dynamics

It can be anything from lack of enthusiasm about our job to doing repetitive work, not being challenged, too many personal problems, health issues, changing jobs, feeling overwhelmed by work, and more. Challenge present systems. Attitude Motivators Stress ManagementIt’s been a hectic time at our office and with the recent holiday and conferences taking us offsite – it has been a challenge staying focused.

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Writing Therapy: How It Can Make Your Life Easier

Dumb Little Man

What is important here is not only the presentation of your thoughts on the paper, but also your attitude to what you’re writing. About 30 years ago, James Pennebaker, a professor at the University of Texas, found out that when someone writes about his experiences, that person is able to relieve stress and improve his mental and physical health. However, those who had shared difficult situations and moments of life were able to relieve stress. It’s true.

2017 168

How To Develop Empathy By Understanding Subjective Hardship

Dumb Little Man

If a child from a high-income household expects hundreds of presents each year, and one year that child receives less than expected, there is a good chance that child will be undergoing subjective hardship. High schools and colleges are seeing a major increase in mental health issues across young people who are 14 to 24 years old. We have to reframe how we think about hardship to better understand what factors are leading to the increase in mental health service use.

2017 175

10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. Plan a tour to a new city with an open schedule and let life present you with the numerous opportunities that are waiting for you. We all have stress and tension in our lives.

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. Plan a tour to a new city with an open schedule and let life present you with the numerous opportunities that are waiting for you. We all have stress and tension in our lives.

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10 Life-Changing Tips That Will Boost Your Happiness

Dumb Little Man

This tip has an important impact on our overall health and happiness. The way we present ourselves in front of others is really important. It’s important to be confident in who we are, love oneself, and be unafraid to present ourselves to others as we really are.

2016 283

Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time

Dumb Little Man

A usual office work day includes meetings with clients and business associates, writing reports, and presenting project proposals. Say you have two client meetings, a business presentation, and three reports scheduled in one day. You can set the client meetings in the morning, do the business presentation during lunch, and tackle the reports in the afternoon. Decide whether it will be a presentation or a discussion.

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