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7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

 

7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

We spend most of our days working at our jobs, whether it is a 9 to 5 desk job or something that involves moving around. Our jobs give us purpose and allow us to earn money to not only put food on the table but also live in relative comfort and happiness. So why is it that most people feel stressed out, burned out, and utterly miserable when it comes to their workplace?

Here are seven signs that your workplace is toxic:

Unrealistic Expectations – when your employer sets deadlines that are impossible to meet or a target that is too hard for just one person to achieve, that’s definitely a toxic setup that will burn you out. A situation where you’re set to fail from the get-go because the workload is too much for a single person to handle is one you should consider getting out of immediately. The problem gets compounded by the lack of employee protest; if you’re threatened with losing your job for raising your voice, that’s definitely a toxic space to be in! Continue reading…

8 Tips to Help You Reset Your Brain – and Your Body

 

8 Tips to Help You Reset Your Brain – and Your Body

Your schedule is hectic, you go from work to home and take your job with you, all the way into the bedroom. Every day is ruled by schedules, meetings, and sales pitches; your brain is foggy and constantly tired. You find it hard to think critically, solve problems, or even pay much attention to things; it feels like you’re walking around in a daze and when you do try to relax, you find it hard – sound familiar?

This is because your brain has become conditioned to do these things over a period of time and it’s a physiological phenomenon. As you continue this stress-filled routine, neural pathways in your brain fix themselves and your mind conditions itself to working in this manner. This ability of the brain is called neuroplasticity; it can be defined as the brain’s ability to organize and then reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout your life. In simple terms, the neurons in your brain adjust to compensate for your thoughts and activities. Continue reading…

Negative Thoughts Equal Negative Results

 

Negative Thoughts Equal Negative Results

With the fast-paced, modern world of today, cases of stress-induced heart attacks and other anxiety-related diseases are becoming more and more commonplace. A large number of people are losing their peace of mind and happy lives to stress and worry. While there are a number of reasons why stress exists and why it’s becoming a common factor in ruining lives, it boils down to one simple factor – negative thinking.

It may be the biggest cliché you’ve heard – negative thinking equals negative results. But don’t dismiss it quite yet! If it is a cliché, it is because that is the definite truth and not just in some obscure, proverb-style abstract manner. Having negative thoughts can ruin your life indefinite, quantifiable terms. Let me explain how this happens. Continue reading…

The Power of An Attitude of Gratitude

 

The Power of An Attitude of Gratitude

Growing up, you often hear that gratitude is important because it allows you to be content with what you have. Being grateful and having an attitude of gratitude makes it possible to not fall into the negative space of resenting those who appear to have more than you do. It’s okay to want more, but do not dwell on it. Being grateful while simultaneously wanting to improve things will keep you motivated to keep working toward your goals.

Prevent False Positivity

Being positive is important, but if your positivity is not authentic, it is not doing you any favors. Remember that it’s impossible to be happy and smiling 100 percent of the time. You can be a positive person and still experience negative emotions. When negative emotions occur, use your gratitude to help you to process and overcome them. For example, if you become angry over something not going as you’d like, focus on the things you are grateful for to remind yourself that even though this might not have happened, you have other things to be happy about. Continue reading…

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

 

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

Everybody loves a person full of positive energy, who lifts up the atmosphere any and everywhere they go. Guess what? It’s easily achievable, like most things, it takes a little practice and a positive mindset. Start by rehearsing and integrating these 6 things and you too will be in an energetic and happier mood in no time.

 

SMILE

A smile is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Incorporate this into your daily routine and find something to smile about throughout the day. This powerful technique will work wonders on you and the people around you. Smile at your loved ones, colleagues, and random strangers. Always maintain eye contact while doing so. The feeling of warmth that surrounds you will leave you in a joyful disposition for the remainder of the day. Continue reading…

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

 

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

Research shows that people are more prone to having heart attacks on Monday mornings, particularly between 5 a.m., to 10 a.m. The main reason for this statistical increase on the first day of the week, when you’re typically supposed to be wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked, is due to the long-term effects of stress.

You don’t have to be a statistic; you have the power to change your destiny.

Stress, over long periods of time, causes a host of health problems like sleep disturbance, weight gain, and heart disease. And Monday morning, when you start thinking about how much you have to do, how you hate your job, demanding boss, or irritating coworkers – and up goes your chances of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest!

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