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Dejunking and Stress I love de-junking. There is nothing better than getting rid of clutter and unused items. It changes my perspective. It helps me to think more clearly. I feel free. Every couple of years I attack my closets. I get rid of the clothes that I no longer like, are worn out or have ‘magically shrunk’. I often look at the bags of clothes in front of me and think, “What a waste”. However, it is not a waste. In most cases, these clothes have seen their share of special occasions, lounging days or workplace meetings. It is not a waste, because these clothes are donated to others who will continue to appreciate their beauty or their warmth....Read More
Stress And Workplace Gossip Most of us do it and some of us even start it. It is frowned upon publicly, but privately it is often indulged in. It is not welcomed in the workplace, unless you are a professional gossiper. Then you can make money through publishing it in magazine and newspaper columns or even through your own talk show. However, in some places around the world, it is seen as downright criminal. Stress and Workplace Gossip Is Detrimental A 1941 Soviet war poster conveyed the message: “Don’t chatter! Gossiping borders on treason”. In many religious circles it is seen as a sin. Judaism considers gossip spoken without a constructive purpose as sinful, as it demeans the dignity of...Read More
Dealing With Difficult Customers Question: With the busy Christmas season fast approaching, how can I ensure that irate customers don’t rattle my staff in a detrimental way? Negative attitudes and behaviours are usually expressed when our customers are stressed out or they just don’t have the energy to use better communication skills, judgment, and manners. Being stressed out is chronic in today’s challenging times, and may be especially prominent during the upcoming busy holiday season. We often have too much to do, too many decisions to make, and are usually running behind schedule. The difficulty behind the negative attitudes and behaviours of our customers is that they are highly “toxic” to our staff. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet Dealing With...Read More
Financial Stress And Turmoil Is money and your finances keeping you awake at night? There has been a huge amount of turmoil in our markets and this has caused increase financial stress for many, especially those whose investments may be negatively impacted, those who may be close to retirement, and those whose job depends on a healthy economy. During these uncertain economic times it is essential that we find positive ways to take care of ourselves even when financial stress is top of mind. Finances And Stress We cannot change or predict what will happen in the markets and what may or may not happen with the economy. What we can do is follow the S-O-S approach and ensure that...Read More