We think it’s the big problems that cause us the most , but it’s actually the small, daily details that can derail our schedules and drag down our mood. Here are some tips on how to take charge of your everyday stress. [Read more…]
Is your desk buried under stacks of papers? Does it take you more than 5 minutes to find the documents you need? Are you often confused about which work files to keep and where to file them?
Here is a simple method for organizing your work files. You’re free to tweak the system according to your needs, but more or less, it can help you sort your documents into general categories and decide which ones need to be further divided or simply thrown away. [Read more…]
You spend 8 hours a day, five days a week in your cubicle or work station. You might as well make it a pleasant place—especially since a lot of our mood is affected by our environment. Here are some simple ways to decorate your cubicle. No, you won’t need paint (your human resource department won’t take too well to that) and you won’t even spend a fortune. But you’ll see a real difference, and feel a lot better knowing that you’ve made your cubicle or work station a bit more personal and calming. [Read more…]
Sore muscles, but too busy to get a massage? Try progressive muscle relaxation therapy or PMRT. Despite its unwieldy name, it is really simple: you alternate between tensing and relaxing different muscle groups. It’s as calming as squeezing a stress ball, and also teaches you to be aware of unconscious tension. Doing this regularly can also help you stay relaxed yet alert throughout the day. [Read more…]
Growing forgetful? Finding it hard to keep your focus and concentration? You can blame it on age, but here’s the good news: recent research shows that your brain can repair and renew itself. Even those who have suffered from major trauma form new neural connections and ‘retrain the brain.’ So can you!
Here are some simple tips on what you can do to improve memory and concentration as you grow older. Little things like diet (or exercises that take little more than half an hour a day) can keep your mind sharp for many years. [Read more…]