Cheap is Expensive

Cheap is expensive. When my mom was alive, she always used to say that, and I didn’t quite get the impact of what she meant… until now.

With just about everything we purchase and consume, the idea of “cheap is expensive” applies. What do I mean?

Let’s take clothes, for example. Have you ever wanted to buy the more expensive pair of jeans, dress, suit, shirt or a great pair of shoes, but your practical side got the best of you? Maybe you reasoned that the price didn’t justify the purchase because of how infrequently you’d wear it, or you thought about the other more necessary things you needed to buy on your list, so you purchased the cheaper version instead. Do you remember what happened next?  Continue reading “Cheap is Expensive”

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10 Tips to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Workplace stress contributes to so many health issues including aging, weight gain, illness and disease. Feeling stressed during your workday? Here are a few simple tips to help you stress…less.

1. Learn how to say “no.” When you’re already overextended, taking on additional tasks will only create more stress and anxiety. Stop piling onto your full workload by learning how to say “no.”

2. Make your workspace work for you. Personalize your workspace with things that calm and soothe you. That could mean pictures of loved ones or photos of serene settings, something calming on your desk or even music playing softly around you. You can also download apps with sounds like waterfalls, birds, rain, wind or whichever sounds give you a sense of peace and serenity.

3. Keep things in perspective. Sure you have projects to finish and deadlines to meet, but stress is tied to many diseases and is a main reason for many emergency room visits. Is what you’re getting stressed over worth risking your health? Continue reading “10 Tips to Reduce Stress in the Workplace”

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