Know Your Stress – Spin Your Stress is the second tool in my book, Banish Burnout Toolkit. This tool is important because while it is normal to have an emotional reaction to a stressor, it can cause problems if you let the stressful feelings get too intense or linger for too long. There are two main types of stress reactions, referred to as cognitive distortions. Cognitive means the act of thinking or reasoning. Thus, cognitive distortions are essentially irrational, inaccurate, or false...
This year more than any other we have learned that we are stressed beyond our limits. Stress was already becoming an issue with 66% of Americans approaching burnout, according to Gallup.1
Then to top things off the Corona Virus came tumbling down upon us to completely turn our world upside down. Company leaders suddenly had to respond as quickly as possible to this new government mandate called sheltering-in-place.
Would it surprise you to learn that there are several very powerful impacts of spending time outdoors? Natural daylight impacts a variety of physical, mental, and emotional functions. Let’s remember that without the sun plant and animal life could not thrive. As you probably remember from early science classes the sun helps plants grow by providing energy for the process of photosynthesis to occur. Photosynthesis is the way plants convert sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into...
On April 6th Janice appeared on CBS Evening News Pittsburgh talking about how to overcome stress to prevent burnout. She shared her top tips for overcoming stressful feelings.
You can see whole interview here: https://youtu.be/juydAlwnFuo
Recently Janice appeared on NewsChannel10’s The Chat with David Lovejoy. The interview can be seen here: https://www.newschannel10.com/video/2021/03/19/janice-litvin-her-new-book-banish-burnout-toolkit/
On March 25th Janice appeared in a Speaker Showcase, talking about ideas from her Banish Burnout program. She shared practical tips to be put into practice immediately. You can view the video here: https://janicelitvin.com/videos/
Stress has reached an all-time high – before the pandemic 80% of workers were experiencing stress, according to the American Institute of Stress. Now those numbers are even more staggering. From remote work causing undue stress for workers, especially those with school-aged children to the “on-call” nature of work, human resources faces a big challenge in executing wellness programs.
I recently had the pleasure of talking with my colleague, Justin Jones-Fosu, diversity, equity, & inclusion speaker & author of Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t. Justin interviewed me about how managers can help employees overcomes stress.
You can see excerpt videos on the VIDEOS page of this website.
At this time of year, we often find ourselves setting new year’s resolutions. This year it seems harder than ever given the rough 2020 we’ve all experienced. Gaining weight is one of those rough impacts that many people experienced as a result of quarantining. According to an article in University of Missouri Health Care the Quarantine 1” has become a common way to refer to weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic. MU reported that in a poll of WebMD readers, nearly half of the women and...
Exercise in Ten Minutes with Nickels & Dimes Today I learned a quick way to stay in shape during the holidays and beyond. Penned “Nickels and Dimes” by David Goggins (https://davidgoggins.com/), you need only five minutes, twice a day. We look at it as a work break. It’s so simple. All you need is a timer and your body and your positive mindset. Here’s how it works. You choose 2 basic exercises. For my first time I chose modified / knee push-ups and squats. How easy is that. You perform...