DeStress Tip #27 from the DeStress DIVA

by ruthklein on August 7, 2014


Meetings are a way of life in the workplace.
Some drag on for hours and can actually cause you more stress. Here are five ways to de-stress your next meeting.

  • Schedule your meeting for the afternoon.
  • Keep meeting under 50 minutes.
  • Send out an agenda prior so everyone can mentally prepare.
  • Decide who will be responsible for what in the meeting. This will keep everyone accountable and increase work flow.
  • Follow up on tasks that have been delegated.

* This tip alone will save you time, frustration, and money.

What is your favorite way to de-stress a meeting?



Reasons You Don’t Exercise

by roncs on September 15, 2010

Possible reasons you may not start your exercise program or continue with the one you started:

  • Don’t like to exercise
  • Not motivated to get out of bed a little earlier
  • Be flexible – No problem if you can’t fit your entire workout at one session. Break it up into 20 minutes three times a day, or 20 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes in the afternoon or after work.
  • Forget the all-or-nothing attitude – You didn’t exercise today or even yesterday.  No problem, start again tomorrow.  It takes 21 days to establish a habit so count down 21 continuous days on your calendar and get started.
  • Let other people know – By letting other people know your intentions to exercise, you start a verbal contract with yourself and “them.”  You may even find an exercise partner.
  • Plan for it – Write it down on your calendar the days you will exercise and the time. Set realistic goals.
  • Fear of commitment – Check out as much information on exercise as possible.  Once you see the accumulated benefit of exercising as a lifestyle, you may be more committed to develop a plan in your life.  Knowing that exercise may help you look younger and feel better may make a difference for you.
  • Time Constraints – Best to exercise the same time everyday.  Put it on your calendar, just as you would a meeting or a lunch date.
  • Because it’s hot/cold outside

Walking Schedule

  • 100-120 steps per minute equals 3 miles per hour
  • 120-140  steps per minute equals 4 miles per hour
  • 145-166  steps per minute equals 5 miles per hour