Office Metal and Physical Health

How to Unwind from a Frustrating Work Day

We all have less than ideal moments, but how we handle them can go a long way in our overall wellbeing and productivity. When something goes awry at work, like a bad interaction with a coworker or customer, a bad review from a manager, a technology challenge that directly impacts your job, it can be easy to dwell on the frustrations. Recognizing the value of separating from the disappointment of these instances and learning how

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5 Steps to Success in 2019

5 Steps to Success in 2019 Many people recognize the beginning of a new calendar year as an opportunity for change. Healthy eating habits are reinstated, gym membership statistics rise, mindsets shift, goals are set. While it can be easy to kickstart the new year in the first few days, what happens as the hype subsides and we lose our motivation? How do we keep our stamina, hone our focus and continue to be successful?

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How to Overcome the 3:00 Slump

During the workday, our energy can ebb and flow. While some of us are morning people while others do feel most productive in the evening, the “three ‘o clock” slump is experienced by many. The mid afternoon is a time when people commonly experience, fatigue, lack of concentration, and low productivity. There are biological reasons for the slump. Our blood sugar levels have dropped after the lunchtime spike, and our bodies are preparing to wind

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Creative Ways to Praise Your Team

Creative Ways to Praise your Team

Successful managers have mastered the art of providing feedback to members of their team. Giving employees constructive feedback is something that tends to occur more often as it is required for creating quality deliverables. Offering praise is just as important, but often overlooked. Employees that receive a balanced amount of positive and constructive feedback are often more productive and more likely to stay with an organization long-term. Running out of creative ideas for letting your

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How to Maintain Control of a Conversation or Presentation

How to Regain Control of a Conversation or Presentation You are in the spotlight. You know your spiel and you know your speech. You’ve prepared what you have to say, and then suddenly out of nowhere someone interrupts and takes over, putting you on the sidelines. In casual conversations or in board meetings being interrupted is never a pleasant experience, but it happens again and again. There are many reasons for this: lack of awareness

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Five Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Five Ways to Reduce Stress at Work In the novel Dune, the main character refers to fear as the mind killer. That’s all true if you live in a world of sand, spice, and intrigue. However, in a workplace setting, the real mind killer is stress. Stress can kill. You’re not spared even if you have a sedentary office job. According to, more than half of office workers end up with physical pain and

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