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5 Easy Ways to Deal with Everyday Stress

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

There are several ways through which you can relieve stress

There are several ways through which you
can relieve stress

If you are looking for a few long-term and short-term fixes for every day stress and anxiety, then listed below are 5 ways through which you can effectively manage stress.

Try stretching: stretching can also help relax your muscles and make you feel less tense.

Get yourself a massage: Getting your whole body massaged or even massaging the tense muscles alone, can really take heaps of stress off your body. The upper back area and the muscles around the back of your neck are one of those spots that when massaged, can help to reduce stress noticeably.

Relax and take deep breaths: When feeling unusually stressed, a quick fix is to take a few deep breathes .This technique helps the muscles in your body to relax and hence reduces stress levels instantly.

Start exercising: Research shows that incorporating physical activity into your weekly routine will not only help relax those tense muscles but will improve your mood. Moreover, exercise can also help alleviate symptoms of depression and frustration.

Sleep well: In order for your body to recuperate from the daily stresses, it is necessary you get adequate sleep which is around 7 to 9 hours. After being well rested, you will simply be able to function more efficiently.

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A Professional Speaker Shares How to Conquer Your Public Speaking Fears

Professional speakers are very knowledgeable about the fears of public speaking; they've been through it, too. All eyes are on you, watching your every move.

Professional speakers are very knowledgeable about the fears of public speaking; they’ve been through it, too. All eyes are on you, watching your every move.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

Every public speaker has felt some form of stage fright, even a professional speaker would admit to that. Whether it be the fear of making errors or shyness, there’s always a way to get over it. What people miss about public speaking is that it’s not about making a perfect word-for-word recitation of your written speech, it’s about getting your point across to an audience. They’re not listening to witness how great you are at memorizing, but listening to learn something. Get your point of view across, not your word count. This need for unneeded perfection is the most common source of anxiety and here’s how to control it.

Being a Master of Your Topic Is Better Than Memorizing a Speech

The reason for creating a speech is to have a guideline on what to say and in what order. There’s no need to take it to the extreme and imprint every word in their exact order into your head. Mastering your topic is a lot easier and more useful as you’ll never run out of things to say and you won’t need the speech to tell you what to say. If you know the topic like the back of your hand, you can ad-lib easily and not worry so much about your guidelines. A professional speaker doesn’t mind his speech when he’s on stage because he doesn’t need to and neither do you.

Practice Only As Much As You Need To

Practicing your speech is important so that you can add style and flare to your words. This is to prevent moments where you stutter or suddenly fall silent. It’s unnecessary to burn yourself out with hours upon hours of practice, even when you’re backstage waiting for your call. In fact, it’s possible to over-practice and hurt your performance. This is because you didn’t have enough time to…

Relax

The people you’re speaking to aren’t judges; it isn’t American Idol. You won’t be booed because of little mechanical mistakes and they don’t have a criteria to base your speech on. Besides, you’re the only one who has a copy of your speech so how will they notice the lines you left out or the words you didn’t say? Just relax and be moderate: over-practicing just causes stress.

Give your voice and eyes a rest, preparing your mind and body for a speech is just as important as performing well. Fear and anxiety are mostly self-created so don’t stress yourself out about the little things. Use the advice of a professional speaker and be more prepared and more confident when you get on stage.

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Burnout and Productivity in the Workplace

Burnout in relation to productivity in the workplace

Burnout can negatively affect motivation and productivity in the workplace.

 

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

A heavy workload, coupled with an unmotivated and unhappy workforce is bound to cause burnout to employees and severely affect productivity in the workplace. Burnout refers to an extended feeling of exhaustion and a massive loss of motivational drive that impedes the productivity of an afflicted employee. If not addressed early, burnout might lead to depression, which consequently causes an employee to become unfit for work. Employees are the backbone of any business, therefore their needs, physical and mental condition must be taken into serious consideration. There are three forms of burnout according to current research:

A. “Frenetic:” Burnout that happens when people are encumbered by an immense amount of work. Frenetic burnout is correlated to how many hours a week employees have to work.

B. “Under-challenged:” Burnout that happens to people who are not motivated and unhappy in the workplace. It is related to dissatisfaction with job tasks.

C. “Worn-out:” Burnout that happens to people who have been working at the same position for a long time. It is related to a lack of acknowledgment and a loss of control over work.

Any of the three types of burnout can be devastating. Workplace wellness programs can help employees steer away from the ides of burnout. Benefits of workplace wellness programs include an increased amount of energy for employees, healthy social and team interaction, and a general sense of satisfaction with the working environment. Workplace wellness programs can ensure that productivity in the workplace remains high.

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