Energy, not stress, fuels your life: do you know the difference?

Photo © Albert Bedward This is Part 4 of a 4-part blog to help you reduce stress in your life.  You can read the previous parts before this one, or read Part 4  first - there is no special order, just...

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Reduce stress: allow yourself time off-demands

This is Part 3 of a 4-part blog to help you reduce stress in your life.  You can read the previous parts before this one, or read Part 3 first - there is no special order, just go with...

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Deal with what stresses you (ignoring things doesn’t make them disappear)

Note: this is Part 2 of a four-parts article about reducing your stress load.  In Part 1, we explored how to prevent stress build-up.  Today, we deal with what is, face on, instead of ignoring it and hoping it...

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Fuel your energy: it’s more productive than stressing out

Energy or stress?  It’s mid-afternoon, and you’re falling behind, unable to focus on the upcoming deadline.  What’s wrong with you, you ask yourself, as you drain the last of your third coffee of the past two hours... You can’t...

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Serial-Tasking, Not Multi-Tasking, Makes You 50% More Productive

Serial-Tasking, Not Multi-Tasking, Makes You 50% More Productive We’ve come to think of multi-tasking as the miracle thing that allows us to do more in less time, but the truth is, multi-tasking makes you 50% slower than focused tasking.  And...

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10 easy ways to reduce your stress load

Every day, you generate stress and take in stress from your environment.  How about getting rid of it?  Stress doesn't have to be dramatic and sudden.  I'd guess that most of your stress comes from the accumulation of small things...

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Guilty or Grateful?

Guilt is such a mixed up, overrated loss of life. I’m not referring here to the regret for doing something really wrong (causing harm to you or others), but to the inability to enjoy the present moment free and unencumbered. You feel guilty...

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From multi-tasking to mindfulness

I used to be a world-class multi-tasker.  I could make phone calls, chop vegetables, feed the dog, and get dressed, all the while checking my emails.  I thought that multi-tasking allowed me to do more in less time.  Not so. I was...

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Second-hand stress adds to your stress load

Second-hand stress is the kind of stress that doesn’t belong to your life, but that you get from being ‘contaminated’ by a stressful person, event or situation.  Turn on the TV, and there it is, as you watch the news...

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