Twenty-four little hours without grumping, frowning, grousing, or complaining. That’s the goal of the 12th annual Great American Grump Out, which is today (May 1).
The occasion is the brainchild of stress reduction expert Jan Hathy, who wanted to do something to help America after the trauma of 9/11. The first Grump Out was at Kalamazoo School in Michigan. Thanks to media attention, the idea quickly spread to other states and is now also celebrated in Canada, Japan, Europe, and Australia.
As an admin, you strive to make life as easy as possible for your executive, yet making travel arrangements can be more stressful than the trip itself. The accommodations, dinner reservations, airline tickets, car rentals, travel documents and itineraries are enough to give anyone a headache.
When you implement these four tips, you’ll simplify the process and make it less stressful for you and your executive:
As today (April 5) is the first Friday in April, it is National Walk to Work Day. This annual event, which is promoted by Prevention magazine and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Podiatric Medical Association, encourages people to walk for all or part of their daily commute.
Sure, a weeklong tropical getaway might do wonders, but most of us need strategies to combat stress on a daily basis. In this fourth installment of our “Right Now” series of straightforward advice, stress and wellness expert Beverly Beuermann-King of WorkSmartLiveSmart.com offers these tips on de-stressing.
We all know people who seem to spend more time with their smartphone than they do with their spouse, but just how dependent have users become on their devices? The mobile security company Lookout in conjunction with Harris Interactive did a survey of more than 2,000 adult owners that looks at behaviors and habits. Here are a few of the surprising things respondents said: