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Managing Expectations at Work

Managing Expectations at Work

Boundaries are an integral part of work. Without addressing gray areas and establishing clear expectations, we’re setting ourselves up for anxiety, demotivation, lack of growth, and even failure. As employees, it’s only healthy that we know where lines are drawn when it comes to things that should be of concern to us. This way, our priorities are straight and, let’s face it, our conscience is clear! As ideal as it sounds, when we become the catch basin of all additional work and work-related issues, we end up not only physically exhausted, but mentally as well.  How do we manage expectations from us at work? Communicate with your boss. When it comes to priority-setting, it’s  important that you and your boss...

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The Difference of Being Alone and Being Lonely

The Difference of Being Alone and Being Lonely

Being surrounded by friends and family is always enjoyable, but there is unique enjoyment found in some quality alone time. Whether it’s binge-watching a Netflix show or going out to do some shopping, the occasional me and only me time almost feels like a must, especially after a stressful week. So while there can be a negative predisposition when it comes to distancing ourselves from others, being by ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean we’re lonely.  According to Sarah Adler, PsyD,  "Being alone is actually just a state; it means that you are not with other people. Loneliness is an emotion, which describes a feeling of sadness attributed to not having connection." It’s true that the desire to be alone and having...

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Standing up for a Healthier Lifestyle

Standing up for a Healthier Lifestyle

If you work in an office and spend most of your time bent over a desk, clicking away at a computer, you must take steps – literally – to reduce your sedentary habits. Because our bodies are designed to move, sitting for long periods is harmful to our health. Moving around keeps your blood flowing, which helps with concentration and focus, making you more productive. It also can improve your blood flow, which means better digestion and immune function, so standing improves your overall health in other ways! What do studies have to say about standing at your desk? The best thing that people love about standing desks is that they may also help you lose weight and avoid gaining...

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What Common Workplace Phrases Really Mean

What Common Workplace Phrases Really Mean

What it’s supposed to sound like: Hey, here’s a gentle reminder in case you overlooked my last email! What it really means: Stop asking stupid questions and actually read my emails. I don’t have all the time in the world to respond to questions I have already answered if you were in the least bit bothered to comprehend everything I have told you a million times.

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How to Identify and Prevent Employee Burnout

How to Identify and Prevent Employee Burnout

Burnout is an insidious, stress-related condition that can zap the joy from work, friendships and family interactions. But burnout, while serious, isn't always noticeable.  That's why we've created this article to help you identify & treat burnout in yourself and others. UNDERSTAND THE SIGNS Burnout is a major issue for many people in various occupations, but it isn't always obvious to those suffering from it. Burnout occurs when your enthusiasm for a job begins to wane. In some cases, the signs are more subtle than others, such as feeling indifferent about work or a lack of drive to complete tasks. But if you're willing to be aware of the signs, you can avoid burnout and thrive at work! The key...

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How to Disconnect From Work

How to Disconnect From Work

Thanks to modern technology, we are now able to stay in touch and connected with our colleagues 24/7. When you work in a hectic environment or have tight deadlines, your mind is constantly filled with thoughts of work and it can be hard to turn off. You might feel anxious about missing out on an email or important call that might come through at the weekend. However, it’s important to remember that you need time away from your job if you want to be productive during the week and feel happy in the long term. Staying healthy is important. Switching off from work may seem difficult at first, but there are ways to make the transition easier. Keep on scrolling...

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