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7.18.16
8 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break (Besides Eating)
  Rest, recharge, get things done — there are many ways to put this valuable slice of time to good use. And taking a break comes with one more reward: you'll return to work mentally and physically ready to handle whatever the rest of the day throws at you.   1. Take a walk. Nothing clears your mind like moving your body. Depending on your neighborhood, you could stroll through a park, go window shopping in a mall, or simply walk around your company's building and meet new people.   2. Read. Find a secluded spot to catch up on the daily news, the book club novel, your favorite WIWT blogs, or maybe something educational that will further your career. If your workplace doesn't have a quiet room, try a nearby library or café.   3. Run errands. Get chores done that are difficult or impossible on weekends: the dry cleaner, the post office, the barber. For chores you do regularly, it makes more sense to find providers near where you work than where you live. Bonus: a wide...
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1.25.16
Making a Career Bucket List
Why is setting career goals important? As you've probably heard many times before, it's pretty hard to get where you want to be if you don't have a route map of how to get there. But let's turn that saying around: you can't make a route map until you know where you want to go.   So let's make some career goals — ones that you can actually use as signposts along the way to your ultimate dream job.   1. Define the dream. This is where you put aside all thoughts of limitations, and write down what you really want to do in your work life. Even if it's something totally different from what you're doing now.   Think about: ·     What activities you enjoy and are good at. ·     What types of position you feel most comfortable with: being the leader or the follower, doing your own thing or contributing to an established mission. ·     Which is more important: soul satisfaction or salary.   2. Determine a timeline for achieving the goal. This is where you perform a...
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9.18.15
Want to Keep It Together at Work? Start Your Day Like This.
“I am so tired. I can’t even think about getting up and brushing my teeth, let alone going to work.”   We all say this to ourselves once a while when the alarm goes off. But if you say it every day, you need an energy makeover. Here are some tips to help get you going and keep you sailing through the work day with ease.   Wake Up Your Body. If you’re the type of person who’s organized and energetic enough to get up early and go for a run, you’re not reading this anyway. For the rest of us, a one-minute, all-over stretch followed by shaking out your arms and legs is a more realistic option to energize muscles and release stiffness. You don’t even have to get out of bed to do it.   Change Your Self-Talk. Remember that “I’m so tired” thinking we mentioned? It can be more of a self-fulfilling prophecy than you realize. Try starting every day with a positive thought such as, “I’m full of energy to master whatever challenges the day brings.” It doesn’t matter if you don’t...
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3.12.15
How to Break Free When You’re Not Free
What do all these successful people have in common? Einstein came up with the theory of relativity while riding his bicycle. Salvador Dali believed that his daily siesta boosted his creativity. Thomas Edison said he got extra energy to invent electrical devices from taking short naps.   What they (and many other famous people from Leonardo da Vinci to John F. Kennedy) have in common is that they used work breaks to get more done, with better quality, in less time. And a plethora of scientific studies prove them right.   A DeskTime time-tracking experiment showed that the top 10% employees in productivity actually worked less than eight hours a day. They alternated 52 minutes of work with 17-minute breaks.   A Mayo Clinic study found that workers who stay glued to their desks all day without a break have more health problems, including cardiovascular disease, gastro-intestinal damage, impaired memory, poor decision making, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety....
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