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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funny thing is, our bodies and minds have a funny way of adjusting to the demands we place on them, at least for awhile.

 

As your hours creep up and the pressure gradually intensifies, you may end up feeling like you're flying (or at least grinding it out) until one day, burnout hits with a vengeance and your health or your sanity crumbles. Rather than get to that point, wouldn't it be good if you could keep an eye out for early warning signs that your schedule and stress levels are starting to get out of whack so you can make adjustments before you collapse?


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 8, 2014 6:36 PM

Stress can creep up on you. Keep an eye on your state of mind by watching out for these warning signs.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 8, 2014 8:44 PM

Some early warning signs of over-working.

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Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
VideoSelf-talk is driven by critical beliefs that you hold about yourself, and is manifested in the things that you think as you move through your day. It plays an understated but powerful role in your ability to succeed, because your beliefs can both spur you forward toward achieving your goals [...]

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Peace Overtures's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:34 PM

Taming Your Dragons will help you change the patterns of self-talk that gets in the way of an abundant and joy filled life. Can you imagine what your life would be like without this type of self talk?  

http://www.tamingyourdragons.com/want-more-peace/

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Worry Less...Live More

Worry Less...Live More | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Imagine that you're floating away and viewing a stressful situation as a detached, outside observer, above the scene. From this larger viewpoint, ask yourself whether the situation is worth worrying about.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:21 PM

There are 10 tips. My favorites are:

Say NO

Say STOP to those bad thoughts running through your head

Rehearse success. Love that one since so often we rehearse what is the worst thing that might happen due to fear.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:08 AM

Some research shows  worry predicts mental illness more than history of trauma or family history.

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:32 AM

Maybe Scarlett had a point after all...

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Life's Messy. Train Your Brain to Adapt

Life's Messy. Train Your Brain to Adapt | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Margaret Moore, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, answers all our burning questions about how to sift through the chaos of the digital age and organize our lives and minds.

 

Organization, she says, is not just about a cluttered desk. It’s about self-regulation, a skill that is developed by the pre-frontal cortex--the seat of executive function in the brain. The left pre-frontal cortex regulates your attention: it evaluates, judges, makes decisions. Modern life, with its barrage of incoming emails and phone calls and texts, taxes the pre-frontal cortex, inhibiting the brain’s ability to focus. Those who have naturally strong self-regulation can handle the overload—and those who don’t are left feeling guilty and out of control.

But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized.


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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:22 PM

We need to learn and practice self-control and Mindfulness to overcome the barrage of distractions.

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Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Laughter

Comic Relief: The Healing Power of Laughter | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
What’s the one prescription I am always happy to dispense? Take two belly laughs and call me in the morning.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:21 PM

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.

—Mark Twain


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:54 PM

I see less and less people smiling, much less laughing these days... must be the sign of times.

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Why Optimists Seem To Handle Stress Better

Why Optimists Seem To Handle Stress Better | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

Researchers from Concordia University found that optimists' stress hormone levels remain more stable in the face of stressful moments compared with pessimists.

 

 

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:59 PM

Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

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How to Deal with Stress: 33 Tips That Work

How to Deal with Stress: 33 Tips That Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” Bertrand Russell “Rest is not idleness, and

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This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Do You Know This Scientific Solution For Performing Well Under Pressure? - by Dumb Little Man

Do You Know This Scientific Solution For Performing Well Under Pressure? - by Dumb Little Man | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it


What if I told you there was a simple action anyone can take to deflate a high pressure situation? Such a simple action exists, and it's based on a 2013 study that suggests high-pressure performance depends on which side of the brain you rely on.


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:19 PM

Use the "correct" side of your brain and easily deflate a high pressure situation.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:39 PM

Can simply clenching your left hand reduce stress? The athletes in this house are willing to give it a try!

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy, by Dana Saviuc | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering -- and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy -- we cling on to them.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:24 AM

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” 

—Lao Tzu


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Simplify Your Life - 5 Ways

Simplify Your Life - 5 Ways | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The term simple living tends to conjure up thoughts of simple pleasures and a break from the rush of life. But getting from full capacity to a more simple life is more pragmatic than just slowing down.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:26 PM

Looking to simplify? Here is great read on how to get started. 

David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:08 AM

Aaaahhh...!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:20 PM

seeking balance?

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Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose

Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Misconceptions surround the practice of mindfulness, which is part meditation and part a greater awareness of the things around you.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:29 PM

Besides a formal meditation practice the greater idea here is to “take yourself out of autopilot” and really absorb "purposeful pauses" − meaning feel that breeze, taste the nuances of your tea/coffee/wine, smell the freshly mowed grass, etc....


Read More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/your-money/mindfulness-requires-practice-and-purpose.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Ann Oliveri's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:21 PM

Purposeful pauses are the secret sauce of effecitve leaders. This article simplifies your way into mindfulness.

Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:47 AM

becoming more aware of your surroundings makes you appreciate and love this life, and want to take care of earth so much more (at least it has for me)