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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, 5:36 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, 5:11 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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The Most Certain Ways to Battle Uncertainty

The Most Certain Ways to Battle Uncertainty | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You might be all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty.
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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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Getting Unstuck: Work Through Fear and Change Your Life

Getting Unstuck: Work Through Fear and Change Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It's not easy to get unstuck when you feel trapped in a job, relationship, or a place, but it can be done. We can take control of our lives.
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RIP Cubicles: Why Agencies Are Gaga Over Open-Office Plans

RIP Cubicles: Why Agencies Are Gaga Over Open-Office Plans
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Fifteen years later, the cubicle is nearing extinction, replaced by a new formula for workplace synergy — the open-office concept. And it’s driving people crazy in a whole new way.

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10 No-Fail Tools to Help Stop You from Worrying

10 No-Fail Tools to Help Stop You from Worrying | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Is worry keeping you up at night? Don't worry about worry. Here are 10 no-fail tools to help you stop worrying and get on with your life.
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Great suggestions.

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Life is Stressful: 10 Things To Stop Tolerating

Life is Stressful: 10 Things To Stop Tolerating | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

A Catalyst work report shows that most employees feel stress in four main areas: workload levels, interpersonal issues, job security, and juggling work and personal life.

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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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(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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Constant Task Switching

By Leo Babauta
I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.
This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong.
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The 14 People Who Will Kill Your Biggest Dreams

The 14 People Who Will Kill Your Biggest Dreams | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I once had dinner with a self-made millionaire who spent the entire night telling me that ambition was evil and that I should tone myself down. ..... The Lost Art Of Being A Hard Ass – 5 Ways To Develop Others Into Leaders, Not Followers.
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Moving from excessive stress to focused efficiency

Moving from excessive stress to focused efficiency | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

On many occasions, having too much to do is an excuse to avoid facing indecision. Small talk with one hundred acquaintances cannot replace a deep conversation with one close friend. 

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Are You Stressing Yourself Out? 5 Ways To Gain Control And Embrace Balance

Are You Stressing Yourself Out? 5 Ways To Gain Control And Embrace Balance | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Is stress affecting your happiness, success and family experience? Take these 5 steps and regain control.
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