Archive for the ‘Managing Stress’ Category

Make It Work in Two Worlds

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We all live in at least two worlds—the world at work and the world at home. It’s easy to feel that the effort we put into one world causes chaos to build up in the other. Finding that balance is one of the great challenges of modern life.

Here are five tips to meet the challenge: (more…)

NO is not a four-letter word! Responding to stressful times.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Ask Roxanne!

Dear Roxanne,

I’m seriously losing it. Our staff has been reduced again, and I’m taking on more and more. I feel like the boss is counting on me, but I have never had so many plates spinning at once, and a crash is inevitable. What can I do?—Kristina W.

Dear Kristina,

Stop treating yourself like a machine, that’s what. Working hard is a terrific thing, but the human mind and body have limits. If you push yourself beyond those limits for too long, it becomes counterproductive. (more…)

Take out the Head Trash by Changing the Game

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

You’ve been there—we all have. Everything is going incredibly well, you’ve got the world by the tail, then suddenly… you’re tumbling through the sky.

Sometimes you feel like you just won’t ALLOW yourself to succeed. You get sick, you miss a deadline, then another. Just days after everything was going right, it seems that nothing ever will again.

If this has ever happened to you, welcome to the human race. But even if it’s common, it ain’t good. This plight is as disastrous to the success of a salesperson as the lack of skills. For experienced salespeople, it is usually the biggest part of the problem.

Striving for success feels natural, familiar. But once you reach it, even in a small way, there’s a feeling of vulnerability. You look down and your head begins spinning. That hateful little voice inside your head says, “Who do you think you are, climbing so high?” (more…)

Get a Handle on Work-Related Stress

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Research at the Florida State University School of Business confirms what we already know: stress in the workplace is on the rise. More than 70 percent of survey respondents confirmed that the recession has significantly increased the stress levels of employees in their workplaces.