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Stress Less: Seven Simple Steps to Cut Stress
Monday, October 24, 2011 8:35 PM
Visit the self-help section of any bookstore and shelves and shelves of weighty books offer tips on stress busting. Does eliminating stress really require reading a book that could double as a door stop? We don't think so. In the interest of doing... Read More...
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Coping with Extreme Stress
Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:36 PM
Having a bad week? Or 52 of them? If stress is your constant companion, it's time to take steps to combat its harmful effects on the body and brain. We all know that stress causes a host of ills, ranging from high blood pressure, to depression, insomnia and heart attacks. And most of us are familiar with tools to mitigate stress such as exercise and meditation... Read More...
Relax! It’s Only Work
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:30 PM
Spring has officially sprung. Have you stopped to smell the roses? All too often we run at a breakneck pace, not stopping to savor small moments or even catch our breath. Regular readers of Pendaflex's blog know we are advocates of tools to enhance productivity and doing more with less. But sometimes the best way to be productive is to pass on cramming more... Read More...
Want to Feel Your Heart-Throb?
Friday, February 25, 2011 4:59 PM
February brings more than cupids and Valentines; the month also ushers in heart-health awareness with the American Heart Month. Do yourself a favor and spend as much time this month learning about a heart-healthy lifestyle as you do shopping for Valentine's treats for your loved ones. Taking care of your heart is the best gift you could give the people you... Read More...
The Working Parents’ Toolkit
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 1:56 PM
Working parents pull double-duty, managing both paying work and labors of love. Pulling it all off requires patience, planning and frankly, luck. If you've ever had a child fall sick on the day of a major presentation, you know what I'm talking about. In the ounce-of-preparation-is-worth-a-pound-of-cure mode we've assembled some useful resources for... Read More...
Disorganized? Stressed Out? You Could be Hurting Your Health
Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:50 PM
Google the phrase "disorganization and stress" and 384,000 results pop up. In .25 seconds flat. Whoa. But Googling isn't the only way of knowing disorganization is linked to stress, just feel your own blood pressure rise as you search messy desk piles for a crucial missing document. Stressed out? Heck yeah! Being disorganized means more than just... Read More...
LEAN on Me: Using the 5 Whys to Eliminate Stress from Your Day-to-Day
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:45 PM
Eliminate the unnecessary. This could be a bumper sticker for the "stress less" ethos we advocate in the Beyond Folders Blog. From purging unused paperwork, computer files or jettisoning low-priority, time wasting tasks, the Beyond Folders bloggers advocate organizing your work and home life to achieve balance, efficiency and maximum productivity. Regular... Read More...
Balancing Work and Life for Better Health
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:39 PM
Modern life is a juggling act. Women in particular have many balls in the air: mother, wife, worker, caretaker, and my least favorite carpooler. When you consider that 70 percent of women with children under the age of eighteen are in the work force it's clear that the day-to-day routines of numerous women involve managing multiple demands. While women often... Read More...
From Superwoman to Balanced Woman
Monday, September 27, 2010 7:09 PM
Between careers, kids and carpooling, too many women spend their days in a heroic juggle. This fall, retire your Superwoman act and instead aim for Balanced Woman: a woman enjoying a better work-life equilibrium. Balanced Woman is someone who does a reality... Read More...
Beat Stress for Women's Health
Monday, September 27, 2010 6:58 PM
October: a season of pumpkins and pink ribbons. It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a reminder for women and their families that the spectre of breast cancer remains far scarier than any Halloween ghoul. While the fight against breast cancer... Read More...
How Much is Too Much? Managing Kids’ Sports and Activities
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:10 PM
Do you need a spread sheet to keep track of your children's extracurricular activities? Are your weekends spent coming and going, and going, and going to various sports matches? If you're wondering how much is too much, you aren't alone. In examining the overscheduled child (and carpool-weary parents) for the article How Much Is Too Much ? the San... Read More...
Assessing Your Daily Routine
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:09 PM
Be honest. How often do you hit the snooze button? We've all had days where the only time for quiet contemplation are the moments between the alarm's brrrring and when our feet hit the floor. Stop moving on autopilot. This fall carve out time to assess your daily routine. Do a soup-to-nuts overview of where you are in your life and how it functions. Take... Read More...
Downside of Disorganization
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:09 PM
"One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." A.A. Milne Stumbling upon a long forgotten pot of honey might have delighted A.A. Milne's most famous literary character Winnie-the-Pooh but for most of us, disorganization leads to un pleasant surprises. Unpaid bills. Overlooked invitations. Expired... Read More...
Stress Less: Keeping Work Worries in Check
Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:04 PM
Deadlines, shrinking budgets, economic uncertainty: work provides plenty of sources of stress. How to keep stress at bay, or at least keep it from ballooning into full-fledged burnout? To begin, do a stress check. Are you experiencing any of the physical or mental affects of stress ? Attention . How is your focus? Energy levels? Are they off? Mood . Are you less... Read More...
Managing Productivity During the Summer
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:46 AM
Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror, school vacation is almost upon us. With the " lazy, hazy, crazy " days of summer fast approaching, how best to maintain productivity during a season marked by holidays, vacations and distracting beach weather? For starters, don't resist the time off. While it may seem counterintuitive, productivity is actually... Read More...
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