Why being authentic at work matters

authentic at work

Do you ever feel like you’re trying to be a different person at work? Career literature is abuzz with the call to “just be yourself” and be authentic at work. It’s true that feeling like you can’t relax and be yourself at work creates a lot of stress. Maybe because it takes a lot of […]

Master your Monday to reduce stress

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Master Monday to reduce stress at work

One of the best ways to change your outlook on stress at work is to change how you look at Monday. For whatever reason in our Gregorian calendar setup, we define Monday as the official start of a new week. If the new work week started on Saturdays, we’d all hate Saturdays. Can you imagine […]

Vacation is over, you’re back to work and stressed out

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Keep your stress free vacation feeling

Feeling stressed out at work is particularly noticeable right after the holidays. You just came back from vacation and got used to getting good sleep. You finally feel a bit human again. For a little while, anyway. I heard someone say the other day that they felt so relaxed and back on top of things […]

New you, new year

New Year, new you

Are you wanting to create a “whole new you” in 2019? I had the same brilliant idea two years ago as we were ushering in 2017. In fact, I even encountered this sign as I was biking near my house just before that new year. New year, new me! It was like a sign that […]

How to use exercise to battle holiday stress

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Use exercise to battle holiday stress - lorimiller.me

This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it also can be the most challenging in terms of staying on track with the things that help make your life work. Exercise, good nutrition, sleep and routine (see also: the components of the anxiety and depression toolkit) all suddenly find themselves beneath the […]

Manage stress by living in the present

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Manage stress by living in the present

By default, we are all in the present, but not necessarily present, if that makes sense. This is where much of our stress rears its gnarly head. We’re burdened with the constant pressure of what’s to come in a world that is almost exclusively forward focused.  Create your own future! Prepare for retirement! Get ahead at […]

Answers from the trail

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Road lined with trees

One of the advantages of having a few professional years under your belt is following the trail of your own actions and decisions. Sometimes it can be validating to see where your head was in the right place. Other times, it leaves you scratching your head, wondering how you missed so much that was so obvious. […]