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Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing?

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Home About Me Advertise Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing? Do you feel tired and stressed throughout each work day? Unfortunately, stress is always going to be a part of our lives. The only people that are not stressed are the ones that arent alive. There are actually two different types of stress - distress and eustress. Eustress is the type of stress that makes you feel good. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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Guest Blog by Alexis Bonari: 10 Easy Ways to Check and Maximize.

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Good time management skills can help reduce confusion, stress, and even workload levels, so there are many benefits to making sure that time is well spent. Check: How much time is spent on e-mail? Manage: Consider these points as you organize your workload.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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Minute taking definitely isnt easy, but it doesnt have to be stressful. Below are a few tips so the task is not as daunting: Filling in the blanks I take minutes on a laptop so it is easy to make a template ahead of time which is based on the agenda. Time is of the essence Pay attention to the time the meeting starts and the time it ends. If you dont get the exact time, dont panic, but you should get in the habit of checking the time.

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Too Many People Need Your Help At Once?

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This happens to me quite often, since I help about 30 people, including 6 managers. Its either dead quiet or everyone needs you all at the same time. The best way to deal with stressful situations like this is to stop, take a breath and relax for a few minutes. Just getting out the tension will release any anxiety and stress you may have. Just remember to take one task at a time and cross it off your list once youve accomplished it.

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Admin Buddies

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If it is a planned time off then you can meet with your buddy and give them any instructions or information they will need to handle in your absence and any contact names and numbers. When the time off is unplanned it is more critical to have this information available with easy access.

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Outsourcing customer support services

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Few companies have not been affected by the economy, and in turn are looking for the most cost efficient ways to manage different sectors of their businesses including customer support services. Global advantages – Different time zones can save money if only needing one shift.

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Going Checklist Crazy

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If I forgot to bring my laptop with me to a meeting out of town, that would be an almost disaster for me because I prepare my minutes ahead of time on my computer and basically all I have to do at the meeting is fill in the blanks. Dealing in real time.

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10 Things = Frustration

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Managing your workload from home when you don’t have everything you need. The switchboard can get so busy at times that its just not possible to introduce every call that comes through (except, of course, for those calling for the big bosses). So the next time a call comes in from the Receptionist I think, OK so its just her so I say "Hi" and then it is an external call she is patching through and she hasnt told me. Dealing in real time.

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Taking stock

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Before I left I went over my checklists a few times to make sure I had everything and it was stress free each day as I reviewed the lists and checked off the items to bring. The meetings were stress free and I was able to depend on my checklists and templates.

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Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

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Much easier than searching in Outlook and less stressful. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

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Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

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I have been in these types of jobs a few times in the past and let me tell you, it’s no laughing matter. First of all Ive worked for an organization as an admin asst for years and during this time I have seen many co-workers leave and have had to put up with a lot. Now its time to begin the process of gossiping about co-workers, belittling co-workers, making snide comments about other staff. Lifes too short to stress out! Home About Me Advertise Fight or Flight?

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Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say thanks.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 January, 2010 Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say thanks. Recently, someone contacted me through my blog to introduce me to an on-line card service. Recently I have been so busy at work that I just didnt have time to get to the card shop to buy my usual box of cards so I have been trying to catch up and send belated cards out. When I tried this service, it was a great alternative for me. Thanks for sharing this service!

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Are you worried about job security?

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We are living in troubling economic times. It was a union job and I was the low person on the years-of-service ladder. I read an interesting article on what management can do to prevent lay offs. One of the things they stressed was to hire well. Dealing in real time.

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I got an e-slap on the wrist - Ouch!

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There are times that I really want a paper trail and e-mail is great for that, but now I stop myself at times when an e-mail string has been going back and forth and getting more complicated with each new e-mail. The only time I would use an informal writing style would be when writing a personal e-mail to a friend that I know really well or family member (although I am sure in most cases they would prefer hearing from me, but e-mail at least makes a connection in the meantime).

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Monty Python Officeland

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Humour is a powerful stress reliever if done in good taste, but timing is everything. I always take my gym laundry home on Friday to wash over the weekend so on Monday morning I was madly trying to find them while trying to get out the door on time. I wonder what kind of service the client would have thought he was offering??? It was a fun way to start the day and when the people at the office got wind of the story, we had a great time laughing with her about it.

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Meeting preparation.

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I feel confident as I check off each item that things will be done on time. Minute Template I take my minutes on a laptop so prepare a minute template ahead of time. This does increase the preparation time, but on the day of the meeting it goes very smoothly with no stress. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

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When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

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Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your job and know it is time to consider moving on? After four years at my previous job I knew it was time to go. She told me that when she feels like that she asks herself, is this where I want to be in the next five years and if the answer is no, then she knows it is time to leave. I was speaking to a manager the other day and he said when he gets a resume, that is one of the first things he checks. Dealing in real time.

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Working for the Disorganized.

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You will also feel more in control of the situation and less stressed. The unfortunate part of this was that the person who was organized tended to get less assistance because the most time was spent on the disorganized person. Put reminders in their Tasks or Calendar of anything you know is coming up with enough lead time so they will have time to complete it. I work for 6 different managers as well a staff of another 25 or so. Dealing in real time.

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