Posts Tagged: Stress

5 Tips for Combating PTSD (Public Transportation Stress Disorder)

This week I finally got around to doing the annual re-certification for my public transportation subsidy program benefits (I started getting emails about it in September, so clearly I’m on top of my game). Before I clicked “submit” I took a minute to think about what I’m really getting out of this program. YES, inRead… Read more »

How To Reduce Your Workplace Stress

“No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.” – Andrew Carnegie Did you know that scientific evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and well-being? Yes, giving can actually reduce stress as well as improve your mood, self-esteem and happiness. In fact, according to the article, The Science ofRead… Read more »

Government Communications: How Not to Be Evil

I’m going to keep this quite short considering this is post about obedience, public sector managers, the nature of evil and social media. I’m going to argue how findings of a few psychological studies suggest the modern communications person needs to be more in touch with ‘the people’ avoid being complicit in evil acts. ARead… Read more »

Don’t Let Stress Poison Your Work Environment

Raise your hand if this feels familiar:  you’re completely overwhelmed, frantic, and stressed to the max.  You have a never-ending task list and not enough hours in the day.  Inadvertently, you end up either burdening yourself to a breaking point resulting in poor work-product and even more stress or barking orders at your team furtherRead… Read more »

How HR can Promote Mindfulness in the Office

The goal of mindfulness is to be aware, moment by moment, of your body, your thoughts, your surroundings, and your motivations. While the practice of mindfulness originated in Buddhist meditations, secular use is very common. People practice mindfulness in different ways for various reasons, and many of the benefits are helpful in a work setting,Read… Read more »

How Do You Manage Stress? Here are 26 Tips.

We all get stressed, life gets busy and we need to balance many different elements of our lives. Today I attended a great session at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit related to stress management. Tesha Crockett, Corporate and Community Health Program Manager, Inova HealthSource, presented during the Stress Management 101 session. The abstractRead… Read more »