In case you were hoping to escape the stress of work by going home, tough luck: A new study suggests we’re more stressed at home than we are in the office. A Penn State study (via NBC News) of an … More
Topic: work stress
As the end of the day approaches, I hope you’re not facing an evening alone with Microsoft Outlook. But even when you do get home, it can be hard to unwind. It’s important to find time at the end of each day to unwind and allow yourself to relax, allow yourself to shut off the voices in your head piping up about emails you still need to send and impending deadlines and those performance reviews you haven’t started yet. I get it.
The truth is you will do all of those things better tomorrow if you take time for yourself tonight. Spend time with family and focus on the present. We all know if we don’t take care of ourselves, stress only increases. And stress causes wrinkles. More
Trichotillomania (or trichotillosis) probably isn’t a disorder that you’ve heard of before, but it’s one that I think might be more common than most people know. It’s a impulse control disorder that results in people pulling out their hair, often leading to noticeable hair loss. Those who have this disorder, mostly women, can pluck, pull or tweeze from their hands, arms, eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp or even pubic area. The disorder is thought to be caused by stress or depression. And it just got one of it’s first open celebrity admissions from none other than Newsroom actress, Olivia Munn. More
Yesterday, I told a colleague that I had seen a new word in a GRE book (I write GRE books) that I had been meaning to look up, but I “didn’t have time.” What? I own at least three devices on which I can access this magical thing called the Internet.
Are you so overbooked that you can’t think clearly? Are you so busy that the really important things end up on the back burner? Slow down and read this. I’ll keep it short.
This morning, the New York Times gave business people everywhere a little separation anxiety when they suggested that we all step away from their tech devices. Then, our sister-site Blisstree spelled out how late-night web-surfing and cable-browsing can lead to depression. It all started adding up to a very clear picture: We need to take a break from technology. And while I appreciate all the research and information that went in to those articles, I could’ve figured that out without reading a single word. How am I so knowledgeable?
We all know that stress and heart disease are intrinsically linked. So it makes sense that high stress jobs give women a greater chance of suffering a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular disease. But a new study shows just what types of jobs are giving women the greatest risk. The danger zone is wider than you’d think. More
Lindsay Lohan‘s career isn’t one that many of us can relate to. She had a meteoric rise a young age and then years of legal troubles and personal problems. But everyone loves a comeback and the ability to rebuild one’s professional reputation is a trait that every business person can learn from.
Unfortunately, I think today’s newest drama marks the end of Lohan’s return to respectability. Just days after a new movie role was announced for the actress, she was found unconscious in her hotel room this morning. More
A disturbing rise in domestic violence reminds us that the economic recession effects us all in our homes and our relationships. So let’s stop worrying about the “mancession” and the “hecovery.” Let’s stop worrying about whose hurting more and start supporting everyone looking for hope in the job market. More
Flying a plane has to come with plenty of pressure. All those lives are in your hands as you soar up above the clouds. It’s enough to make anyone a little stressed. Or very, very intensely stressed.
In what had to be a truly terrifying experience for the passengers and crew, a JetBlue pilot seemed to suffer from a midair breakdown on the way to Las Vegas from New York City. The captain started behaving erratically in the cockpit and was soon locked out by his co-pilot to keep him from putting the flight in danger. Authorities are now saying that Captain Clay Osbon, who is 49 years old, suffered from a panic attack.
We hope that Captain Osbon recovers. But we also want to take this moment to talk about the importance of de-stressing and a couple ways to keep calm in the office. More
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Are you tired of hearing “Tis the season,” yet? Because we aren’t even through the first week in December? You better tuck in for the longest month of the year. The holidays are wonderful and joyful and they involve a whole bunch of social activities crammed into a relatively small period of time. Without any downtime on the calendar, it’s easy for all of that personal stress to negatively impact a business person’s performance. In fact, all those social functions can completely overwhelm your work obligations. More
After an extremely long day, I pull out a very special CD to listen to on my car ride home. I realize that this is admitting quite a bit of dorkiness, but when I’m most frustrated, I listen to music from my wedding. As obnoxiously mushy as that sounds, it helps me think about my husband and my family and the wonderful situation I’m coming home to. More