Author Archives: YouTern

Finding Balance When Work and Life Collide [Infographic]

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For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule with raising children, socializing, and caring for ourselves. It can be hard to adapt and allocate our mental and physical resources to give both the attention they deserve. But finding balance, even in these troubling times, is necessary. So, let’s get started.   

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Remote Working: Make the Transition to Working from Home [Infographic]

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Well, here we are again. Another week begins and we’re still working from home. We might as well face it. We could be here a while. But look on the bright side, telecommuting does have its advantages. The commute is certainly a lot easier. The only traffic jam you’ll likely experience is when the kids are hogging the bathroom. More importantly, research suggests that working from home can actually make you more productive. Your living room can be a productive workspace. You just have to make the transition to telecommuting.   

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How to Stay Focused While Working From Home [Infographic]

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Working from home sounded like a dream come true. After all, you never have to change out of your pajamas. You commute involves shuffling down the hall to the kitchen in your fuzzy bunny slippers. It’s has to be great, right? Well, as many of us are learning as we’re forced to work from home for the first time, life doesn’t always live up to expectations. Without the structure of the office, it’s not easy keep your mind from wandering. Maybe you’re worried about the current world situation. Maybe you’re thinking about homeschooling the kids. You might even be lost in deep speculation about what’s going to happen next on that show you’ve been binge watching. One thing’s for sure, the hard part about working from home is staying focused.   

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Overwhelmed? How to Reduce Job-Related Stress [Infographic]

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During this difficult time, we’re all feeling a little overwhelmed. Around the world, life as we knew it has changed virtually overnight. Things will get back to normal eventually, but until they do, we’re all experiencing a greater than usual level of stress. It’s important to remember that many of the things that feel overwhelming to us right now are beyond our control. We can, however, reduce our overall stress level by improving the things we can control. Whether you’re working from home or still going to the office, there’s no reason to be overwhelmed by work on top of everything else.   

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How to Communicate Effectively in High-Pressure Situations [Infographic]

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When the chips are down and the pressure rises, do find yourself engaged in a verbal fencing match with colleagues or supervisors? Do you feel like you just can’t get your point across?  How we talk and how we listen are always important, but when the pressure is on, this becomes even more important. During stressful times at work, it it’s easy to create misunderstandings that result in adding more stress to the situation. At times like this, it is helpful to re-examine how we interact with co-workers and learn to communicate effectively.   

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Take a Work Break… and Increase Your Personal Productivity [Infographic]

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You already know all about work-life balance. You work hard, but you always make the time for the things that are important to you like healthy exercise, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in hobbies. You know how important it is to take a break from work, but what about the breaks you take while you’re working?  Taking a work break during your work-day can help to maximize your productivity. With everything else you have going on you may think you don’t have time.    

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