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Stress free annual leave

Practically Perfect PA

10 tips for stress free annual leave - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires. Although I do travel quite a bit, for work and for pleasure, I always find the build up to my trip quite stressful. Here are my top tips for stress free annual leave. It is so annoying when a colleague forgets to set their voicemail and the phone rings and rings. Again set a detailed voicemail message or divert your phone to the person covering your role.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Preparing for the Phone Interview On April 22, 2010, In Uncategorized , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 It has become commonplace for companies to conduct phone interviews before bringing candidates in for a full screen. Many of my clients have asked me to help them prep for a phone interview.

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Repurposing = Easy and Stress-Free

Office Organization Success

I had an interesting phone call with a client this week (well actually I had several great phone calls with clients!) , but this particular call resulted in one of those a-ha moments. I got two big jobs done this week that I’d really been putting off: Get my taxes to my accountant. Fill in the FAFSA (College) form. Both are checked off my list … and I’m so glad!

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How to Get Your Work Done, With Less Stress

Productivity Bits

These distractions also cause stress, which makes work even more unbearable. The key to getting work done is to decrease your stress, which can develop from a variety of situations — from issues in your personal life to your workload at the office. No matter where it comes from, though, stress hurts your productivity. While eliminating stress is often easier said than done, especially in the workplace, it is possible. Getting work done is no easy feat for anyone.

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Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing? Do you feel tired and stressed throughout each work day? Unfortunately, stress is always going to be a part of our lives. The only people that are not stressed are the ones that arent alive. There are actually two different types of stress - distress and eustress. Eustress is the type of stress that makes you feel good.

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How Stress Can Be Good for Your Career

On The Job

There’s no shortage of stress these days at work, which is why many workers have turned to yoga, meditation , exercise and even aromatherapy to handle the pressure. But what if we’re making a mistake by trying to look at stress as something to be conquered and suppressed in our lives? On the other hand, if you don’t want to get close to pressure, you may become uncomfortable, stressed – and even ill – when it comes knocking.

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We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

On The Job

Employees used their phones to do just about everything -- banning them from work would be like asking them to work with both hands tied behind their backs. But the one thing that hasn't changed is that people are still annoying others with their phone use. They still yell into their phones. They still goof off on their phones instead of working. Eighty percent say it's inappropriate to check a phone during a meeting, but 50% admit doing it.

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Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? People get stressed all of the time. Getting rid of stress in your life can make you more productive , keep you healthy and even keep you sane. Read my post on the difference between good and bad stress.

2008 100

Celebrate My Mom's Birthday with a FREE Copy of My Stress.

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Instead, I have to celebrate with her over the phone. To help celebrate my mom’s birthday, I’m giving away FIVE copies of my Stress Management Workbook for FREE. Because my mother is the queen of NO STRESS.

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6 Email Principles To Boost Productivity And Reduce Stress

Productivityist

These email principles will help you take control of your inbox and reduce the stress that comes with using time and energy effectively. You probably get notifications on your phone. Whenever you get a text, a message on Facebook, or an email, your phone lights up with a ding! Then you stop what you’re doing, and pick up your phone. While it works for some, for the rest of us, it tends to stress us out.

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Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? In my particular field (Publishing), it can be very stressful when your boss asks you to fax something right away, since the time difference is substantial at times and you need to figure out how to decipher a fax number. Then you just enter the phone or fax number in the third section. 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue.

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5 Essential Things Recruiters Should Be Doing This December For A Stress-Free January

Recruit CRM

Staying in touch over a phone call or a short email exchange can help bring value. Don't forget to tell Recruit CRM, how you're planning to make your January stress-free With December being a bit slow for recruiters, there's essentially not much to do around this time of the year.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

It’s now 2:30, and the phone has been ringing non-stop. Stress ManagementPlease enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

It’s now 2:30, and the phone has been ringing non-stop. Tags: Stress Management Please enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

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Could technology make Assistants obsolete?

ProAssisting Blog

Submitted by Ethan on February 05, 2010 at 01:05 PM Just downloaded a new app for my iPhone that the maker calls, “The Personal Assistant in your Phone.&# After thinking about it for a bit though, I realize that all of these technological advances (apps, cell phones, computers, google, etc.) My boss would never use the below app on their phone… that’s what they have ME for. Siri - The Personal Assistant in your Phone from Tom Gruber on Vimeo.

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10 Signs to Know You've Gone Off the Stress Meter at Work

On The Job

Stress. Because with the latest economic news making most of us feel like we're on some sadistic new ride at Disney World, stress is catching up with most of us in one form or another. Of course, sometimes it's hard to recognize that you're going off the deep end, so here are 10 signs that you may be under a bit of stress on the job: 1. When asked by your employer to watch expenses during these tough times, you turn off your computer and phone.

2008 100

Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them? (Information Overwhelm)

Office Dynamics

Feeling Stressed at work? Feeling Stressed at work? This type of stress is unnecessary and not only derails your day but negatively affects your self esteem. The more stressed we are, the less we remember. Each file drawer should have a minimum of two inches of room in it or it will be too difficult and stressful to put files into it. If you are on the phone a great deal, get a wireless headset. Do not cradle the phone between your shoulder and ear.

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Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them? (Information Overwhelm)

Office Dynamics

Feeling Stressed at work? Feeling Stressed at work? This type of stress is unnecessary and not only derails your day but negatively affects your self esteem. The more stressed we are, the less we remember. Each file drawer should have a minimum of two inches of room in it or it will be too difficult and stressful to put files into it. If you are on the phone a great deal, get a wireless headset. Do not cradle the phone between your shoulder and ear.

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Is Stress Making You Want to Kiss Your Job Goodbye?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, June 1, 2009 Is Stress Making You Want to Kiss Your Job Goodbye? One of the things I know for sure -- from following people on Twitter and from interviewing them -- is that there is a lot of stress in the workplace. What levels of stress was he seeing?

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Ten Rules Guaranteed to Cause You Less Stress

On The Job

I know you're stressed. Claim you didn't get the phone message from your boss over the weekend because your service sucks. It's Friday. TGIF, right? You've put in some long hours, dedicated yourself to the job and figured out a way to whittle your lunch tab down to $1.25 (ketchup put into hot water makes tomato soup, right?). That's why I'm here to tell you that it's really OK if you: 1.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Starting early also means you avoid stress by having plenty of time to get to work and do anything else you need to do. Turn off your mobile phone, close the door to your office, and avoid useless meetings. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Organizational Skills Productivity Self Development Stress Management Time Management Uncategorized Work-Life Balance Workplace Tools

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Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. If you can’t take a few days off, even just one day, in a relaxing environment with no computers, faxes, e-mails, phone calls or any thoughts of work, can help renew you. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress ManagementYou might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps: Find time to play. Even if it means forcing yourself.

2018 142

5 Steps Towards a Much Needed Break

Office Dynamics

Put away the phone or tablet. Stress Release Tip. Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Stress Management building your resilience resilience stress management take a breakGuest Post by Adam Timm, Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Regular breaks are a great way to stay positive and uplifted throughout the day… you’re not working through your breaks, are you? Does this sound like you? – You normally work through your break periods.

2015 148

Introducing CallPlease; An App For The Executive Team

Office Dynamics

Gregg Fienberg, Executive Producer of HBO’s True Blood, set out to solve one of the most common problems assistants and their bosses face together in Hollywood and beyond: managing phone calls. GF: Whenever I was on set or scouting for locations, I found myself juggling emails, texts and scribbled pieces of paper – all the different methods people use to track phone calls. It then immediately syncs on my phone and my tablet – just like an email thread.

2014 133

Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention - Productive.

Stephanie LH Calahan

"  That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone.    Just contact us to get one scheduled and you could be on your way to a more stress-free productive life. "  That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone.  Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 209

The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

Think about your goal in communicating and pick up the phone or walk over and talk to the person when appropriate. Attitude Career Management Motivators Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management attitude be a victor not a victim overwhelm staying positive at work staying power stress management the power of a winning attitude workplace training for assistants We talk to ourselves all day.

2014 105

Fighting Office Dragons – Managers (1 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

They have major projects on their minds, meetings to attend, phone calls to make, and employee problems to handle. Admin Assistant Training Difficult People Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Motivators Multiple Managers Problem Solving Stress ManagementImage Designed by Freepik. Did my title get your attention? Last week I certified 7 people to teach my Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals in their organizations.

2017 137

Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

Or on your phone or listening to the conversation next to you? Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Organizational Skills Productivity Stress Management Time Management Work-Life BalanceI have been in the business world for 47 years now and one thing that never changes is managing our workload and setting priorities. Everyone I talk to is trying to keep up with the accelerated pace of business and change.

2017 115

Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that your staff are not being consistent with their memos, e-mails , the way they answer the phone , etc.? You have to share your secrets with us, if you are not feeling stressed, which I hope you are not. Home About Me Advertise Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Eliminate Energy-Draining People From Your Life

Office Dynamics

How do you feel after you have spent time with that person on the phone, in person, or via Facetime? Right now, I can think of several people I surround myself with who increase my energy or just make me feel good after I have been with them or hung up the phone or ended our Facetime call. Hello Monday Motivators ! Quick question: Who drains you?

2014 137

Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free.

Stephanie LH Calahan

» Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  It seems the more people I talk to, the more I hear about stress, frusteration and the inability to concentrate due to overwhelm.    Types of Things You Can Control to Decrease Stress and Increase Productivity Even when you don't think you can, there are a number of things you can control.

2010 195

Why I think we should kill multitasking.

Office Dynamics

Leave a voice-mail message that specifies the times you will and will not be able to return to phone calls. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Multiple Managers Organizational Skills Problem Solving Projects Self Development Stress Management Time Management brain brain damage creativity focus heavy multitasker IQ juggling multitasking performance productivity workplace productivity breakdown Kill multitasking! Juggle with precision focus.

2015 157

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Workplace Anxiety Disorder Impacts.

On The Job

So, say someone refuses to return your phone calls. Lemley says she would rather hide behind e-mail than deal with phone calls or face-to-face interactions, but she knows that is a slippery slope into letting the disorder take over her life. I tend to carry stress in my chest, and that makes my back tense. Labels: anxiety , bad bosses , business communications , email , nerves , nervous , stress posted by Anita at 3:47 PM 2 Comments: Anxiety Attacks said.

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Job

On The Job

I know that I need to take more rest breaks, to lift more weights to gain better strength and do yoga more often to relieve stress and improve my flexibility. It may feel like you're always under stress, dealing with a crabby boss and heavy workload, all the while trying to find some personal time to relax. But what if a few simple habits could not only alleviate your stress, but make you more productive and happier?

2011 195

Overwhelm Busters (my buddies share their best again)

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds | Main | There is an App for That -- Productivity Apps for iPhone and Android » Overwhelm Busters (my buddies share their best again) A few weeks ago I posted Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed.  Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates!

2010 145

The Top 5 Things That Were Wise Investments for My Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

Why it was a wise choice: Storing my files in the cloud rather than on a physical hard drive or flash drive makes it easy to access them from my desktop, laptop, iPad, and phone. 2 A Business Phone. This allows me to leave my business phone behind when I’m not working.

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Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

Do you hear the ‘ Ring, Ring’ of the Get-a-Clue phone? Not long after, I had phone call with a close friend that has known me since high school. Admin Assistant Training Current Events Self Development Stress Management clues Kemetia Foley message roles we play Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy Thrive what are you missing wisdom Hearing the Message.

2014 100

BIG Energy Is Required In Today’s Workplace

Office Dynamics

I was working between multiple devices: cell phone, iPad and the “backdoor” to our email system. At one point, I was talking to someone important on a land line, my cell phone was ringing with a call I had been waiting for, and a staff person was in my office needing an immediate answer from me. Admin Assistant Training Self Development Stress Management energy Live a BIG Life monday motivator professional development self care wellness

2014 100

Essentialism: Focus on Less Tasks to Get More Work Done

Productivityist

Every project you complete in multitasking-mode is punished with a loss of quality, loss of time and worst of all, you punish yourself with high levels of stress. It’s hectic, stressful and overwhelming. Note: It helps to set an alarm on your phone or inside Evernote, which rings tomorrow at the time you want to start work, for example 8 am, reminding you to look at your MIT first. You’re productively typing away, when suddenly your phone vibrates.

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