5 Quick And Easy Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In The Office

When you think of relaxation, you think of meditating in the morning, or taking a hot bath at night—perhaps a glass of wine is in the picture too. But sometimes, when your day gets crazy stressful, you need something to calm you down right then and there. These simple exercises will do the trick.

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When you feel close to flipping out, try one of these simple exercises to clear your head and calm your nerves.

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

If you’re like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need to be doing. Perhaps you watch TV instead of cleaning your house. You socialize instead of finishing a work project, or surf the Internet instead of writing that business plan you’ve been meaning to do for the longest time.

You essentially avoid that which you deem to be uncomfortable. It’s an adaptive response to stress, fear, and anxiety. The problem with this tactic is, by putting off an important task, it ultimately leads to more stress, greater fear, more anxiety — and of course not completing the task.

This procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and depression — all of which can kill motivation and creativity and perpetuate the unproductive cycle. Poor time management, feeling overwhelmed, unrealistic standards, or just plain laziness are a few possible reasons for procrastination.

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Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.

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How to update your resume in 30 minutes – and make an impression in no time

Let’s start with the good news: You just bumped into a well-connected person and impressed the heck out of her. So much so, in fact, that she asked you to follow up with your resume, because she knows someone who’s hiring.

You’re feeling pretty great. But before you decide which dancing animal GIF accurately sums up your networking victory, you have some work to do. Because, the last time you even thought about your resume was before you got your recent job or started your side gig, and it’s seriously out of date.

Well, it’s time to open that old document, save it under a new name, and get typing. Here’s how to update your resume — fast

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How to do a quick refresh if the last time you even thought about your resume was before you got your recent job or started your side gig, and it’s seriously out of date.

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc in your mental well-being, which can lead to physical challenges.

A bad state of mind not only affects your physical well-being but makes it difficult for you to respond calmly under pressure. Ninety percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions, so your ability to perform effectively can be affected if you do not adopt strategies that will allow you to deal with toxic people.

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Toxic people poison those around them, and gain satisfaction from creating disorganization and a stressful atmosphere. Here are some ways to overcome them.

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15 Critical Habits of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.

Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully.

It sounds easy. We all want good friends, good jobs, and good relationships.

But it isn’t.

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It’s fascinating how mentally tough people set themselves apart from the crowd. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to overcome.

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5 Ways to Handle a High Pressure Meeting

It’s easy to let even a simple meeting get out of hand. Maintaining control is important; the room can sense when you are flustered, you easily forget your train of thought and control over the outcome.

I used some of the following techniques to maintain control over the meeting and bring the team back to a successful conclusion:

Slow It Down

It is common to increase your speech when you are nervous. To truly connect with your audience, you must slow down instead and control the speed of the discussion.

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The simplest meeting can turn into a high-pressure situation. A few simple techniques can help you keep control and moving towards a successful resolution.

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5 Startup Thoughts I Wish I Knew Before I Made the Leap

Are you thinking of making the leap to starting your own business? You are not alone as I see more and more making that decision every day. The decision to leap can be fraught with fear and uncertainty.

Well don’t despair, your Uncle Chrissy is here to help get your head on right. Oh what I wish I knew then what I know now. How many times have you muttered these words to yourself? I am right here with you. Here are five simple thoughts you should ponder before you start yourself:

Don’t shackle yourself with an outdated definition of success. The compare game is a dead end. There is absolutely nothing you can gain from this. What do you want to get out of this? Starting a business takes a lot of time and energy. With that in mind, why would you want to measure yourself against someone else’s standard?

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Hindsight is perfect but these six lessons still work for every entrepreneur.

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