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How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

I embarked on the journey to find out how I could detox myself from workplace stress. Those who tell you to switch off your phone after work are absolutely right. It’s really enjoyable and stress relieving however, when you watch TV shows or movies with your roommate or family. I know having a slow internet is not something you would want to experience after all that stress from work. Happiness How To Relaxation Stress

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Many of my clients have asked me to help them prep for a phone interview. What do you do on the phone? Despite the limitations associated with a phone screen you can still make a powerful impression – powerful enough to get the real deal – an invite to the office.

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4 Ways To Reduce Stress Inside and Outside of Work

Dumb Little Man

While a moderate amount of stress can be good for staying motivated, the harsh reality is that you will most likely be overwhelmed at some point in your career. Whether it’s pressure to perform, lack of control, or micromanagement issues, you need to know how to effectively manage job-related stress so it doesn’t follow you home and ruin your sanity. If you are looking for ways to reduce stress, here are four tips, along with simple tools and apps that you can use.

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Stress free annual leave

Practically Perfect PA

10 tips for stress free annual leave - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires. Although I do travel quite a bit, for work and for pleasure, I always find the build up to my trip quite stressful. Here are my top tips for stress free annual leave. It is so annoying when a colleague forgets to set their voicemail and the phone rings and rings. Again set a detailed voicemail message or divert your phone to the person covering your role.

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The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

Such a stressful existence isn''t the answer. Instead, here''s a chance to have both productivity and freedom from stress. Then, shut your door, unplug from the internet, turn off your phone, and blot out any other external noise that steals your time. You can live a richer, more fulfilling life that is free of stress. Happiness Productivity Stress I know lots of people who would give anything to get more done and in less time.

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce Your Stress Levels

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel stressed? Modern life brings so many worries and anxieties that you probably feel stressed at least occasionally … and perhaps a lot more often than that. Whether you’re facing a demanding boss, a difficult colleague, a mountain of debt, a rebellious teen, or a computer that’s crashed and taken all your files with it, stress often seems like an inevitable part of modern life. Try being more active this week, and see whether you feel less stressed.

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The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

They typically respond by freaking out, being rushed, and living a high stress life. This stressful existence isn't the answer. Instead, here's a chance to have both productivity and freedom from stress. Then, shut your door, unplug from the internet, turn off your phone, and blot out any other external noise that steals your time. You can live a richer, more fulfilling life that is free of stress. Productivity Time Stress

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9 Ways We Can Reduce Our Stress Level

Dumb Little Man

Do you need stress relief tips ? Keep your stress level at bay with these nine tips. When we laugh, physical changes happen in our body that help us reduce stress. Endorphins help us sleep better, which in turn can reduce stress too. High blood pressure is a physical symptom of stress. Sex encourages us to physically touch and connect with another being, which helps relieve stress. Try putting your phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode after the work day.

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Repurposing = Easy and Stress-Free

Office Organization Success

I had an interesting phone call with a client this week (well actually I had several great phone calls with clients!) , but this particular call resulted in one of those a-ha moments. I got two big jobs done this week that I’d really been putting off: Get my taxes to my accountant. Fill in the FAFSA (College) form. Both are checked off my list … and I’m so glad!

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Celebrate My Mom's Birthday with a FREE Copy of My Stress.

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Instead, I have to celebrate with her over the phone.

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How to Get Your Work Done, With Less Stress

Productivity Bits

These distractions also cause stress, which makes work even more unbearable. The key to getting work done is to decrease your stress, which can develop from a variety of situations — from issues in your personal life to your workload at the office. No matter where it comes from, though, stress hurts your productivity. While eliminating stress is often easier said than done, especially in the workplace, it is possible. Getting work done is no easy feat for anyone.

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Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing?

Professional Assistant Blog

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.

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5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

A survey says that 40% of American workers report that their job are very or extremely stressful. Stress is a factor that we need to manage. There is no job that is stress-proof. It is a fact that, as office-workers, we go through some stressful situations in the many aspects of our office life. Here are some ways to keep stress at bay. Your desk might be one of the biggest sources of your stress. How do you combat your stress at work?

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Could technology make Assistants obsolete?

ProAssisting Blog

Submitted by Ethan on February 05, 2010 at 01:05 PM Just downloaded a new app for my iPhone that the maker calls, “The Personal Assistant in your Phone.&# My boss would never use the below app on their phone… that’s what they have ME for.

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6 Email Principles To Boost Productivity And Reduce Stress

Productivityist

These email principles will help you take control of your inbox and reduce the stress that comes with using time and energy effectively. You probably get notifications on your phone. Whenever you get a text, a message on Facebook, or an email, your phone lights up with a ding! Then you stop what you’re doing, and pick up your phone. While it works for some, for the rest of us, it tends to stress us out.

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We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

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Employees used their phones to do just about everything -- banning them from work would be like asking them to work with both hands tied behind their backs. But the one thing that hasn't changed is that people are still annoying others with their phone use.

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Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? People get stressed all of the time. Getting rid of stress in your life can make you more productive , keep you healthy and even keep you sane. Read my post on the difference between good and bad stress.

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Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? In my particular field (Publishing), it can be very stressful when your boss asks you to fax something right away, since the time difference is substantial at times and you need to figure out how to decipher a fax number. Then you just enter the phone or fax number in the third section. 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue.

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10 Signs to Know You've Gone Off the Stress Meter at Work

On The Job

Stress. Because with the latest economic news making most of us feel like we're on some sadistic new ride at Disney World, stress is catching up with most of us in one form or another. So, do you think you're feeling the stress?

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Having a lot of stress and anxiety is harmful for anyone during the day. I surely have had apartments that do not have the option to soak your stress away. Reduce the noise and turn off your phone. It becomes too distracting when my phone keeps ringing or notifying me about emails and social media. Take your pick from the variety of products that are meant to promote stress relief and good sleep. Sleep Stress

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How Stress Can Be Good for Your Career

45 Things

There’s no shortage of stress these days at work, which is why many workers have turned to yoga, meditation , exercise and even aromatherapy to handle the pressure. But what if we’re making a mistake by trying to look at stress as something to be conquered and suppressed in our lives? On the other hand, if you don’t want to get close to pressure, you may become uncomfortable, stressed – and even ill – when it comes knocking.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

It’s now 2:30, and the phone has been ringing non-stop. Stress ManagementPlease enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

It’s now 2:30, and the phone has been ringing non-stop. Tags: Stress Management Please enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them? (Information Overwhelm)

Office Dynamics

Feeling Stressed at work? Feeling Stressed at work? This type of stress is unnecessary and not only derails your day but negatively affects your self esteem. The more stressed we are, the less we remember. If you are on the phone a great deal, get a wireless headset.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them? (Information Overwhelm)

Office Dynamics

Feeling Stressed at work? Feeling Stressed at work? This type of stress is unnecessary and not only derails your day but negatively affects your self esteem. The more stressed we are, the less we remember. If you are on the phone a great deal, get a wireless headset.

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Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. If you can’t take a few days off, even just one day, in a relaxing environment with no computers, faxes, e-mails, phone calls or any thoughts of work, can help renew you.

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Ten Rules Guaranteed to Cause You Less Stress

On The Job

I know you're stressed. Claim you didn't get the phone message from your boss over the weekend because your service sucks. It's Friday. TGIF, right? You've put in some long hours, dedicated yourself to the job and figured out a way to whittle your lunch tab down to $1.25 (ketchup put into hot water makes tomato soup, right?). That's why I'm here to tell you that it's really OK if you: 1.

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Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention - Productive.

Productive & Organized

"  That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone.    Just contact us to get one scheduled and you could be on your way to a more stress-free productive life. "  That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone

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Top Solutions to Social Media Problems You Can Actually Use

Dumb Little Man

Start changing your phone. Once you have a handle on where you waste your time, try a few tricks to clean up your phone. If you use an Android phone, a new app called Siempo offers a replacement home screen and will even scramble distracting apps so you have a little longer to reconsider as you search for one. If you feel frazzled and stressed, take a moment to try these solutions to social media problems. Negativity Stress TechnologyYou check it all the time.

Introducing CallPlease; An App For The Executive Team

Office Dynamics

Gregg Fienberg, Executive Producer of HBO’s True Blood, set out to solve one of the most common problems assistants and their bosses face together in Hollywood and beyond: managing phone calls. GF: Whenever I was on set or scouting for locations, I found myself juggling emails, texts and scribbled pieces of paper – all the different methods people use to track phone calls. It then immediately syncs on my phone and my tablet – just like an email thread.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Starting early also means you avoid stress by having plenty of time to get to work and do anything else you need to do. Turn off your mobile phone, close the door to your office, and avoid useless meetings. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Organizational Skills Productivity Self Development Stress Management Time Management Uncategorized Work-Life Balance Workplace Tools

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5 Steps Towards a Much Needed Break

Office Dynamics

Put away the phone or tablet. Stress Release Tip. Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Stress Management building your resilience resilience stress management take a breakGuest Post by Adam Timm, Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Regular breaks are a great way to stay positive and uplifted throughout the day… you’re not working through your breaks, are you? Does this sound like you? – You normally work through your break periods.

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5 Text Messages You Should Never Send

Dumb Little Man

Have you seen the popular meme about not answering phone calls, because “you don’t use your phone for that” ? Apparently, more and more people are communicating via text messaging these days instead of initiating phone calls. Depending on who you sent this message to, it can cause them a lot of unnecessary stress. it’s been a while before you’ve heard from someone, it’s best if you can put your phone away and just stop checking it every two minutes.

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Is Stress Making You Want to Kiss Your Job Goodbye?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, June 1, 2009 Is Stress Making You Want to Kiss Your Job Goodbye? What levels of stress was he seeing?

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7 Reasons Why Life Is Overwhelming You (And How To Fix Them)

Dumb Little Man

Although you don’t want to feel this stressed out all the time, there just isn’t enough time in the day to do the things you really want to do. Then out of nowhere, your phone rings. Set an arrangement with yourself to put your phone on the other side of your bedroom at a certain time of night. A pile of books on the nightstand, a countertop full of dishes and random items cluttered together on the dining room table can make you feel more stressed out.

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that your staff are not being consistent with their memos, e-mails , the way they answer the phone , etc.? You have to share your secrets with us, if you are not feeling stressed, which I hope you are not.

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4 Ways To Overcome Depression Naturally

Dumb Little Man

For nighttime, you should disconnect yourself from distracting sources such as mobile phone and music players. Brain Negativity StressDo you want to learn how to overcome depression naturally ? Depression is one of the prevalent issues humans are facing today. In spite of being so ubiquitous in today’s world, there is a lack of awareness on how to tackle this disorder. Depression is more common in youngsters than the rest of the age groups.

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Why Punctuality Matters - and How to Be On Time

Dumb Little Man

It's much better to be early and relaxed than late and stressed! Keep your keys, phone and wallet in a consistent place. How To StressDo you often find yourself running late?

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How to Find Time For Yourself

Dumb Little Man

Do you spend an inordinate amount of time checking emails, responding to phone calls, completing tasks you thought were a minor part of your workload? Time StressToday our lives are busier than ever before.

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Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

Or on your phone or listening to the conversation next to you? Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Organizational Skills Productivity Stress Management Time Management Work-Life BalanceI have been in the business world for 47 years now and one thing that never changes is managing our workload and setting priorities. Everyone I talk to is trying to keep up with the accelerated pace of business and change.

2017 148

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. 

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The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

Think about your goal in communicating and pick up the phone or walk over and talk to the person when appropriate. Attitude Career Management Motivators Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management attitude be a victor not a victim overwhelm staying positive at work staying power stress management the power of a winning attitude workplace training for assistants We talk to ourselves all day.

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