Like your job again
5/14/2013 9:06:00 AM
Is it getting harder to get up and go to work every day? Do you watch the clock when you're there, just waiting for the day to be over so you can leave?
You might be experiencing job burnout. It's not so uncommon. With heavier workloads impinging on time spent with family & friends - taking away a major support system - a lot of people are finding themselves disillusioned about work, and feeling like they're stuck on a never-ending treadmill.
The good thing is that you don't have to be stuck.
Experts at The Mayo Clinic recommend a number of strategies to rediscover the joy in your job - or find it elsewhere - ranging from discussing the situation with your supervisor to getting exercise.
Their guide to job burnout covers everything from hot to recognize it, what causes it, and how to fix it.
Here's the link.
New holidays for the under-appreciated
5/13/2013 7:44:00 AM
Now that Mother's Day has passed, we'll start planning for Father's Day. Then will come Grandparent's Day. We've had Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation Week and Administrative Professionals Week. There's even a Boss's Day.
No doubt, many of us don't fit into any of those categories. So I propose we create some new recognition days for the 'rest of us'.
For starters, we need a day for all the "Adult Women Who Don't Have Children, But Still Work Their Butts Off Every Day"! And to be fair to the guys who aren't dads, how about a day for the "Adult Men Who Contribute to the Household Chores and Do the Grocery Shopping Occasionally".
IRS Workers never get any appreciation. They're people, too.
Animal Rescue Workers. Yeah, the ones who have to change litter boxes & wash out cages every hour.
How about the School Principal's Secretary? Has to deal with ...
5/8/2013 8:44:00 AM
It surely won't be as dangerous as Ben Stiller's 'Night at the Museum', but you'll definitely have as much fun.
As part of Miami Museum Month, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau is giving you the chance to win your own 'Night at the Museum' - a sleep-over for you and 9 friends at History Miami (it's a Smithsonian affiliate!). They're including a dinner party, Bacardi Bar and pajama prize pack, along with - of course - a screening of 'Night at the Museum'. You can sign up here.
Miami Museum Month also gives you the opportunity to visit two dozen different museums in Miami at a discount - 'Buy One, Get One Free' admissions at participating museums. If it's been a while since you 'saw Miami like a tourist', this is the perfect month to see some of our most interesting and beautiful places, like the Miami Beach ...
Diet help, technologically speaking
5/2/2013 6:39:00 AM
We've come a long way from the standard manual pedometer that counts every step we take (and maybe counts bumping into things, leaning over or any kid of jostling as additional steps - reliable, huh?).
Technology has brought the multi-function sportwatch that replaces the pedometer, counting steps, distance traveled and pace, plus measures our heart rate and tells us when to walk and when to run.
And who hasn't seen the BodyBugg that they use on 'The Biggest Loser'.
Now there's the HAPIfork.
This cool creation helps you monitor and track your eating habits electonically. It tells you how long it took to eat your meal, the amount of "fork servings" taken per minute and the intervals between "fork servings. But the monitoring isn't just passive. The HAPIfork will actually vibrate if you're eating too fast, a behavior that's been associated with eating too much (since it takes our body about 20 minutes ...
5 things to do this week
4/29/2013 8:52:00 AM
1. Job Fair
Looking for work? Or just looking for work you like better than what you're doing now? National Career Fairs is holding a job fair from 11am - 2pm today at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel. Register in advance to see what companies will be hiring, and get tips on how to get the most from the event.
2. Vote Early
Early voting is underway now through May 12th in Miami-Dade County on the referendum about adding a hotel bed tax to help fund renovations to SunLife Stadium. For a list of early voting locations and a sample ballot, visit the Miami-Dade County Government Portal.
3. Train in Concert
This is not a 'Drive By'. It's 'come and set awhie' at Sunfest, the annual waterfront music festival in downtown West Palm Beach, running Wednesday, May 1st through Sunday, May 5th. Train headlines on Thursday evening. Other scheduled ...