Successful Work Life Balance With Flexible Working Hours

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I thought that this would be a good continuation of last week’s post. We talked about why persistence is key for your business when giving up is not an option. One of the first points that I had listed was about the importance of taking a break. I found this quote about taking rest and fell in love with it.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop”.  – Ovid

So, today I want to talk about not just taking a quick break but scheduling flexible work schedules and offering flextime. There are many benefits to flextime and it helps create a work-life balance. Continue reading

Ways to Make Your Mornings More Productive

The morning is not always the best time of day for me. On a good day, I find that I am more focused, energetic, happier, an all around more productive person. But most days it takes me a while to wake up and get the blood flowing. We have all had those mornings that were so counterproductive that it affected the rest of our day. For example, you’ve run out of toothpaste or you spill your coffee. Little things like this can affect the start of your day and place a negative damper on the rest of your day. The morning is comprised of several hours but it seems as though what happens during the first 15 minutes you are awake could be an indication of how your whole day is going to turn out.

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Brainstorming is a major component to creative marketing but it is hard to come up with fresh and innovative ideas if your mind is clouded by what transpired before you even start working. We can’t always control what will happen and low-value work can throw your day off course.

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6 Healthy Habits During the Holidays

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Healthy eating this time of year is definitely a challenge but it is not impossible. Holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions but the holidays also bring opportunities for eating and drinking foods that we usually may not indulge in. The most disciplined of people struggle with temptation during the season of good cheer. The best way to manage any obstacle is with a plan. Here are 6 Healthy Habits During the Holidays.

1. Eat Before You Go Out

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Ever gone to the grocery store hungry? I have and when I do, I always over shop. It is the same when you are going out to a holiday dinner or function, never show up hungry. Before you go out have a light snack such as fruit, cheese and crackers or even a coffee. This way your stomach is not empty when you arrive and your mind is not immediately on what you are going to eat. This will also help to curb the snacking on appetizers and deserts.

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Evian Dancing Babies | Benefits of Drinking Water

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Evian Dancing Baby – Bike Sports Bottle

I had the pleasure of having my sister visit me for the weekend. We didn’t do anything extraordinary, we went to the market, took the dog for a long walk along the path and watched a couple of movies. It was a beautiful relaxing weekend.

I noticed that everywhere we went she had a large bottle of water with her. It made me think of the Evian commercial I saw recently. We joked about the dancing babies all weekend. Read more and watch the video at the end of this post. Anyway, she normally hates to drink water so I gave her one of my promotional water bottles. She really appreciated it plus it was a good way for me to increase my brand visibility. Everywhere she goes like the gym, park, and pool she will be showing off my logo on her sports bottle. Then she can brag about my business to her friends. 😉

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How to Bust Stress with Stress Fighting Promos

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Memorial Day has come and gone and now we are all back reality, back to our stressful lives. In a day and age where everyone is on the go and there really is no time for rest and relaxation, stress in our society is something we all suffer from. We have to fit stress relief in where ever we can otherwise we may lose it!

6 Stress Busting Practices and Promotion Ideas that Help Fight Stress

  1. Plan ahead: Plan ahead and get organized. Being organized will make you less stressed and will also put you in a positive space so that you will have better days. Positivity will help you get more tasks accomplished. There are great  tools and gifts to facilitate organization such as custom note pads, memo pads and padfolios, just to name a few.
  2. Use your imagination: Daydreaming, who doesn’t need a mental vacation sometimes? By simply visualizing anything that keeps your thoughts away from current stressors we can immediately become relaxed and less stressed throughout the day. Visual aids often help us to mentally escape if only for a little while. Logoed office items such as calendars and printed frames with your favorite vacation photo can help to mentally transport you to your favorite vacation spot. Continue reading