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Would you like to live your life with less stress and more happiness? Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stress you.

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Would you like to live your life with less stress and more happiness? Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stress you.

    EP 521 – Appreciate The Silence

    EP 521 – Appreciate The Silence

    “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”  Anne Frank
    Studies show that even low-level chronic noise increases aggression and decreases cooperation and is associated with increased risk for peptic ulcers, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
    Today is the day to lower the noise level. Being quiet reduces your stress.
    It allows the mind to focus and be more creative. It can boost your immune system.
    So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Quiet Day:
    Breathe: Become aware of your breath and inhale and exhale slowly and deeply inhale for 5 minutes.
    Try this meditation: Turn off the lights, light a small candle and watch the flame. This stills the optic nerve, and calms the nervous system.
    At work, take advantage of a quiet room.  Many companies have developed quiet spaces where employees can take a moment or two during the working day to relax, have a break, meditate, pray or simply ‘take stock’ without the distractions and interruptions of office life.
    Get out into nature:  Taking a walk along a park path or country road early in the morning or before bed can bring focus and serenity to one’s mind. 
    Looking for resources to build your resiliency? Check out my Live Smart blog at worksmartlivesmart.com
     
     

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    EP 520– Can’t Find The Time

    EP 520– Can’t Find The Time

    We never seem to be able to find ‘the time’.  Stop looking.  You will never find it.  It isn’t lost.  You are living in it.
    So what kinds of things waste our time?
    44.7% of the more than 10,000 people polled cited personal internet use as their #1 distraction at work.
    Today’s Time Truth:
    If we fail to control the events in our life, then the events in our life will control us. Planning is key to performance. Not planning wastes time and energy.
    According to one survey the average worker admits to wasting away 2.09 hours per 8-hour workday, which is twice as much time as their employers expect.
    So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Time Management Month:
    Eliminate useless meetings. Insist on short, well-planned, morning stand-up meetings. They are the least likely to waste your time and interfere with your work.
    Stop thinking that you can multi-task. Prioritize and then break up your day accordingly. Don’t move on to the next task until you’ve really completed the previous one. Not only will you do a better job when you’re focused, you’ll also force yourself to finish something within the time allotted.
    Come up for air. Productivity declines after a certain period, so pump up your productivity with scheduled breaks.
    Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

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    EP 519– Keep Focused

    EP 519– Keep Focused

    Do You Find It Hard To Stay Focused?
    Have you ever had your computer lock up when you have opened too many files or programs at once?
    Sometimes when we try to multi-task, we may actually freeze up, lock up or quit performing at our peak. 
    Researchers have studied human multi-tasking for the past 25 years or so and have found that the brain cannot fully focus when multi-tasking.  We take longer to complete tasks, and are predisposed to error. 
    The pressure to get more and more done, and toggle between one task and another creates a great deal of stress and pressure on the mind and body. Developing the ability to focus completely on a single task can help in our energy management.  
    So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Single Tasking Day:
    Single-Tasking should be our main way of operating when needing to accomplish important tasks
    Let go of the idea that the more we tackle at any given time, the more productive we are or will be
    We have become like junkies in many ways, by needing a ‘fix’.  We check our emails, notices and webpages out of curiosity.  By setting time aside for these activities, we fill our curiosity, yet we are more likely to stay on task and complete that task more efficiently and effectively
     Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

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    EP 518– Connectedness Matters

    EP 518– Connectedness Matters

    Did you know that people with few ties to others had 2 to 5 times the death rate as those who had more ties?
    Support and connectedness can be a powerful tool in preventing illness by acting as a buffer to the effects of stress. We benefit from the emotional support of a community during difficult times.
    Connectedness is so important to our overall well-being that workplaces are also recognizing the value of support to the success of their organization.
    It is unfortunate that the busier we become, the easier it is to let our existing friendships go by the way-side, let alone develop new connections.
    So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating International Friendship Week:
    Look up. Smile and say hello to those around you
    Try to connect with your co-workers about things other than the task at hand
    Participate in social programs
    Call, text, or email those friends that you have lost touch with
    Connectedness and group involvement have exceptional powers in decreasing our stress, if we venture to put ourselves ‘out there’.
    Looking for resources to build your resiliency? Check out my Live Smart blog at worksmartlivesmart.com

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    EP 517 – Becoming Heart Healthy

    EP 517 – Becoming Heart Healthy

    Have you ever looked at those websites that compare your real age to your chronological age?
    I did and I was pleased to see that it covered a variety of areas related to positive stress management and resiliency. It also had some interesting questions regarding heart health.
    Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a major threat to women's health.
    So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Women’s Heart Week:
    It is imperative that women learn the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke, see a doctor regularly, and learn their family history. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and become accountability partners.
    Nutrition and exercise essential.
    But also consider the impact of being positive, being able to relax, using a sense of humour, being organized, being involved in hobbies/community, having a spiritual side, and striving to be a continuous learner.
    Our heart pumps life through our body, so ensure that you are pumping your heart full of life.
    Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

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    EP 516– Love Your Pet

    EP 516– Love Your Pet

    Their names are Carly and Misty. They are my source of stress at times as we train each other, and my cuddly companions when curling up on the couch at the end of the day.
    Research shows that pets can provide excellent social support, stress relief and numerous other health benefits including lower blood pressure
    Pets Stave Off Loneliness and Provide Unconditional Love: Pets offer love and companionship, and can also enjoy comfortable silences, keep secrets, and are excellent snugglers.
    Pets Encourage You To Get Out And Exercise
    It’s important to realize that owning a pet isn’t for everyone. Pets can make additional work and add to our responsibilities. However, for most people, the benefits of having a pet outweigh the drawbacks.
    So here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Your Resiliency and Celebrating Love Your Pet Day:
    If you don’t have a pet and are considering one – carefully consider you and your family’s lifestyle and the needs of the pet you choose. A good fit will reduce stress and not add to your stress load.
    If you have a pet – give them some extra attention today – throw the frisbee, snuggle on the couch, or give an extra treat – you will both enjoy and benefit from it.
    Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.
     
     

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