All posts tagged: career and life

5 Creative Ways to Beat the Vacation Blues (in the Office)

It’s all fun and games, but then- wham! Welcome to September. Time to go back to the office. We have 5 surefire tips to help bring your people back into the work zone.

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How nature can boost our productivity and perspective

Most of our careers require long hours of work either sitting or standing under a roof, surrounded by other people or productivity- inducing décor and furniture. Considering the efforts we go to in order to inspire ourselves and keep our mind from spinning out of control, research shows a direct link between relaxing our acute emotions and time spent in nature. Planning a short trip, even a weekend day-trip, in a forest area filled with trees and fresh air will benefit your health and your mind. Walking on a trail through the woods, or taking a few hours to stroll through your local botanical gardens will put you in touch with your senses- bringing your awareness into the moment while acting as a natural stress reducer. According to an article in the Atlantic  healers in Japan encourage patients of all types to experience forest therapy, known as shinrin-yoku wherein people are prescribed a walk through a woodsy forest while breathing in the fresh air and taking in their surroundings. This type of activity has proven …

1 Knockout Way to be More Successful

The metrics for professional success constantly serve as hurdles to conquer along our long paths along the road to accomplishment. Power, money, influence, and praise vie for the top parameters of what many people in driven careers want to achieve- but the kink in these pillars of success is that the drive for such end-goals can drain us of our energy and balance as we keep our eyes firmly set on the prize. Without weaving self care and adequate rest into our daily to-do lists, maintaining that fiery determination for victory won’t be possible. From corporate business leaders, to human rights advocates, to imaginative artists- it takes hard work and dedication with a focus on your goals in order to succeed. Along that journey, it’s critical to make a few hard stops for self care and rest… or we may never truly make it to the vision we dream of. Arianna Huffington learned her lesson the hard way- by waking up with a broken face in a pool of her own blood, after collapsing to …

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The Busy Woman’s Way to Read More Books.

We’re all aware of the benefits of reading and how it can contribute to a sharpened sense of language proficiency while letting our imaginations exercise their muscles. But, time is of the essence and a workingwoman with pressing deadlines, romantic relationships, children to take care of, and friends to bond with- may not have the time to peruse through a 500 page novel on a regular basis. Lack of time may not be the case- depending how we look at our day. There is a window of time that many of us ignore but exists in so many of our days. Transit time.