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Life (@ Work) is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get!
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From Burnout to Being on Fire: Four Lessons That Changed My Life

From Burnout to Being on Fire: Four Lessons That Changed My Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Whilst I don't believe that the lifestyle I've ended up in is for everyone, the lessons I learned during this sometimes challenging, sometimes exciting and always heart-opening journey are likely to help you too -- without you having to learn them the hard way.
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Peggy Kelsey's curator insight, December 31, 2015 9:27 AM

Not only insights from Barb's life, but each lesson contains "What you can do" so you can apply it to yourself.

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10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure

10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The tough times are tuition we pay for what we need to know to succeed.
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27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often

27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

In life, unnecessary tolerations can bleed you of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life when you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated.  Sometimes you need to put your foot down.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 6, 2015 7:24 AM

Things that is stress but at what cost! It's good to know that being nice does not mean you have to stress yourself to make others happy or appreciate you for who you really are and your performance job /life  style.

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Managing your stress levels

Managing your stress levels | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Stress can be a double edged sword. It affects sleep, blood pressure, mood and weight – all aspects of our lives and bodies. Stress can be the cause of many issues be they positive or negative that also happen to come in many flavours, shapes and sizes - but at the same time is a result of your actions and your environment. Let's explain this in a simpler way.

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You Should Be Aware Of These 10 Effects Of Social Media On You

You Should Be Aware Of These 10 Effects Of Social Media On You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Technology is a useful tool, but many people don’t know how to use it properly which can easily become damaging. As much as you may love your Twitter page is it really worth the toll it takes on your health?
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donhornsby's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:36 AM

 As much as you may love your Twitter page is it really worth the toll it takes on your health? What do you think?

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If You Can't Stop, You Can't Think Clearly

If You Can't Stop, You Can't Think Clearly | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Thanks to the patience and skill of photographer David Kingham, I'm going to share with you an image that should cause you to stop what you're doing and ponder your place in the Universe.
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6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly. Not only strangers and acquaintances, but those dear to me, as well! What’s wrong with everyone?! That’s what I used to wonder – what’s their problem?
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:11 AM

Now when we are in the midst of our annoyance with a co-worker, friend or even our significant other, we can simmer down and remember they are just mirroring to us what we want to change in ourselves. We rejoice knowing this “annoyance” can bring us happiness, if we choose it.

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy 

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How Information Overload Sabotages Our Observation Skills

How Information Overload Sabotages Our Observation Skills | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Roughly 25 years ago, it took five full workdays to view the amount of information we now observe in 24 hours.
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Kelly McGonigal: how to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice.
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The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems and more.

But we’re busy — how do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, taking care of ourselves and our families?

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What Does Stress Do To Your Body? 

What Does Stress Do To Your Body?  | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects?
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 2015 8:58 AM

If you feel like you're under constant stress, a recent study published in Social & Personality Psychology Compass found supportive, close relationships can decrease stress levels. Other studies have shown that mindfulness-based training-like yoga and meditation-can cause major decreases in stress.

 

What do you find yourself getting stressed about? How do you deal with it?

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Ten ways to manage holiday stress and burnout

Ten ways to manage holiday stress and burnout | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
According to employers, workplace discontent is common at this time of year with many companies reporting a decline in productivity. While some drop off is acceptable as we celebrate the season, a good portion of it results from holiday burnout.
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9 Signs of passive behaviour. Are you being too selfless?

9 Signs of passive behaviour. Are you being too selfless? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Passive behaviour is driven by your need for the approval of others. Rather than risk upsetting them, you put their preferences and needs before yours.
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10 Ways to Stop Feeling So Overworked and Overwhelmed

10 Ways to Stop Feeling So Overworked and Overwhelmed | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Want to banish that omnipresent feeling of panic? That was a rhetorical question.
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The Detox You Need to Go On Now

The Detox You Need to Go On Now | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

This will seriously improve your personal and professional lives. We’ve talked before about why unplugging once in a while is so important for your personal and professional health. But sometimes taking the dive and hitting the “off” switch is a lot easier said than done.

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Why can't you get organized? 6 reasons you're doing it wrong

Why can't you get organized? 6 reasons you're doing it wrong | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Your laundry is overflowing, your dirty dishes are stacking up and your feet are starting to stick to the kitchen floor again. You want...
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Write Down Your Stressors to Recover from Burnout

Write Down Your Stressors to Recover from Burnout | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
All of us have faced a worklump and feel, well, burned out. The Next Web recommends writing down your feelings to discover the true cause.
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11 Ways to Avoid Burnout

11 Ways to Avoid Burnout | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The latest Gallup poll (2012) revealed that 87 percent of employees are “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” from their jobs worldwide. This means that, on average, burnt out employees outnumber the engaged employees 2 to 1.
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9 Stress Myths, BUSTED

9 Stress Myths, BUSTED | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and coworkers complaining about how stressed they are and endless products and activities are touted for their "stress-relieving" capabilities. But what does it actually mean?
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How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits

How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:58 AM

(From the article): In this article I would like to share 9 habits that have helped me in a big, big way to become a simpler and smarter thinker and to live a happier and less fearful life.

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How to Deal with Stress: 33 Tips That Work

How to Deal with Stress: 33 Tips That Work | Life @ Work | 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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The 3 Kinds of Burnout

The 3 Kinds of Burnout | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

We typically think of “burnout” as the result of working too many hard, stressful hours. However, new research shows that burnouts actually come in three different types, and each requires a different strategy to fix.

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