Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
While working my way through law school, a good friend gave me techniques to better manage stress. The belief in the medical community is that excessive stress tears down the body and makes you exhausted.
Take advantage of you medical coverage:
1. Psychologist (its wonderful to talk to an objective 3rd party)
2. Acupuncture and Chiropractic adjustments
Eliminate stress toxins by:
1. Exercise/Yoga/Stretching (purchase tapes on loan from the local library)
2. Losing Excess Weight
3. Invest in and take a good daily vitamin
4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
5. Get at least 1-2 hours of natural sunlight a day (sit or walk outside during lunch breaks, open the curtains and blinds when you are home)
6. Only talk to people who are positive, limit communication with co-workers, family and/or friend who are negative
Regroup: Emotionally, Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually.
1. Attend church, pray and Read Psalms
2. Take Selfish time: Do your hair, give yourself a Manicure or Pedicure, have your spouse give you an hour massage everyday, take a quiet hot soke in the tub daily
3. Reconnect with friends and family.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Well, with the state of the economy, alot of us are lucky to even have a job. The job market is saturated with job seekers. So you cant just quit your job--and hope to find a replacement so quickly, and there are bills to pay. So, make lemonade out of lemons....here's how:
1) Make fold a blank piece of paper into two. On one side of the fold, write what you love about your job. Example: mentoring and developing staff, training, helping clients, creating budgets...
2) On the other side of the fold, write what you don't like about your job. Example: interoffice gossip, the boss that micro-manages, work stress that seems to leak into your personal life
3) Think: How can you change the things you do not like about your job? Can you take on more responsibilities or projects focusing on what you do love? Or is there an open position in your company encompassing more of the responsibilities that you like? Disassociate yourself with the gossipers? Talk to your boss about his micro-management style? Improve your time management skills to work more efficiently?
4) Can you delegate the responsibilities that you don't like?
Is there nothing about the job or company that you like at all? Don't worry, there is a solution for this scenario as well....figure out what you want to do, do you need a degree, to take classes, to put out cover letters and resumes, make the right contacts....put a plan in place and work on your plan after work or on your days off.
Even if you absolutely don't like your job, you will still feel better at work knowing that you are actively working to move on.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
The key is to use powerful positive thinking techniques, visualizations and positive affirmations, and it will be possible to achieve whatever it is that you want.
Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful life strategies there is and affirmations will transform your life, your joy and your health.
The best way to use this technique is:
1) Think of an affirmation.
Yes! I will pass the February 2010 California Bar Exam
I will sell 50,000 units of books
I will be fit, healthy and slim
I will have a happy, loving marriage
2) Write your affirmation on 2-3 index cards, in large, clear, letters.
3) Place an index card on the bathroom mirrors and in the kitchen.
4) Wake up each morning, energized and happy. While brushing your teeth, combing your hair, taking a bath, making breakfast---repeat the affirmation, over and over. Believe the affirmation. Invision yourself having accomplished the affirmation.
But as the mother of a 7 year old, his shine lost luster for me personally, with the "its loving to share your bed with children" comments and subsequent child molestion charges that he was indited for. Michael Jackson may have been found "not guilty" of the child molestation charges, but it still makes me feel uneasy that a grown man, didnt realize that sleeping in the same bed with kids that are not his.....is a out of bounds, unusual, and not to be done.
I really like my cousins husband, but there would be a problem if I found out he was sleeping in the same bed as my son!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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