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Fact Friday: You Can Get Secondhand Stress from Busy CoWorkers
March 3, 2014

Fact Friday: You Can Get Secondhand Stress from Busy CoWorkers

“People who appear rushed all the time have a big affect on colleagues. They may not know it, but they’re usually causing secondhand stress. Seeing colleagues—especially managers—operate at a frenzied, frantic pace can make the behavior contagious, says Robert S. Rubin, an associate professor of management at DePaul University, Chicago.”

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How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress | WSJ.com |12.10.13

 

 

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Fact Friday: Bad Weather? You'll be More Productive.

 
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“… while waking up to a chilly, soggy morning may very well dampen your mood … unpleasant weather is thought to improve concentration and productivity, in part because a rainy day or snowy day kills the potential for leisure time outdoors … ”

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Winter Weather = Bad Mood? It’s More Complicated Than That. | Entrepreneur.com | 1.6.14

 

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New Year Goal: Make The New Year a Stress-Free Zone
January 8, 2014

New Year Goal: Make The New Year a Stress-Free Zone

January is known as Get Organized Month for those of us who are professional organizers. We’ve talked about it many times on this blog (like here). Since increased organization is usually on the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions, it’s only natural that we focus on this specific goal at the beginning of each new year.
The start of a new year is also a time that usually gets people thinking about other goals. This is a time to reflect on past achievements and to look toward accomplishing new ones. Some people recycle their old goals or look at them in a new way when a new year rolls around.
This is a helpful practice that can allow you create a reasonable plan for the year, but there is …

One Goal That Trumps All Others

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Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans
May 10, 2013

Fact Friday: People in Central America Have Better Work-Life Balance Than North Americans

“Central America ranks highest in work-life balance, with 70 percent of employees saying their companies support them in achieving a reasonable balance between work and personal life. North America is second (65 percent), followed by eastern Asia (63 percent), Latin America and the Caribbean (63 percent), and Southern Asia (62 percent).”

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Work-Life Balance Off Kilter, Research Finds  | ABCNews.com | 4.19.13

 

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Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction by Matthew Kelly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fact Friday: Listen to Unfamiliar Music to Increase Productivity
March 8, 2013

Fact Friday: Listen to Unfamiliar Music to Increase Productivity

“So if you like jazz, don’t listen to jazz while working, because, although that music will give you pleasure, it will also release dopamine in your brain, actually distracting you. Unfamiliar music, on the other hand, maximizes the focus effect you could get from music—extending your concentration time up to about 100 minutes.”

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Choose Unfamiliar Work Music for Better Productivity and Focus | Lifehacker.com | 2.26.13

 

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Fact Friday: Your Desk is Trying to Kill You
August 3, 2012

Fact Friday: Your Desk is Trying to Kill You

“…when we sit all day, ‘electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects,’ and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn’t offset the damage. But now there’s new evidence of the harm of sitting. Not only is it making you fatter, it might also be making you dumber.”

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Your Desk is Making You Stupid | Inc.com | 7.18.2012

 

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3 Ways to Get Past Decision Paralysis

3 Ways to Move Past Decision Paralysis
The stacks of magazines, the piles of papers, the stuff crowding the car out of the garage — there can be many reasons for clutter like this, but one of the most common is unmade decisions or decision paralysis. You look at a piece of paper, can’t decide what to do with it, and put it back in the pile. You are stuck.

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