Corporate Contractors - Spring 2022 Newsletter

Minimize Workplace Stress With These Four Techniques Work can be stressful, and too much stress can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health as well as your career. The BioSpace website recommends these tactics for keeping stress under control before it cripples you: • Practice meditation. You don’t need an elaborate ritual. Just spend a few minutes every day clearing your mind, focusing on your breathing, and letting your thoughts flow without focusing on any one thing. Meditation can ease depression, high blood pressure, and other side effects of stress. • Adjust your work/life balance. Don’t let your job become your whole life. Be sure to take the time off you’re entitled to so you can relax and refresh. Leave work behind at the end of the day and focus on your family and friends. No matter how busy you are, devote some time to enjoying life without worrying about what’s happening at the office. • Get organized. Stress can result from not managing your time effectively. Set priorities so you know where to focus your energy for the best results. Create a filing/storage system so you don’t have to waste time and increase your stress looking for important items. Establish some personal rituals for the day— meditation and a cup of tea in the morning, for example, deep breathing in the afternoon and don’t forget to get up and stretch your legs throughout the day. • Ask for help. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Be honest about your strengths and gaps, and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance when you need it—it’s better than making a mistake because you weren’t willing to reach out. On a personal level, don’t try to handle your stress on your own. A therapist or life coach can offer tips and techniques for managing problems effectively, freeing you up to focus on what you want. “ People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it. ” —Simon Sinek —BuzzFeed Test Your Knowledge 1. Which city hosted the first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896? 2. In which British city would find the Serpentine Gallery? 3. How many sides does a heptadecagon have? 4. What does the last name “Singh” mean when translated into English? 5. In which century was William Shakespeare born? 6. What is the square root of 1,521? 7. The Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth, lies within which ocean? 8. What is the Roman numeral DLXVII? 9. Brelau Tumbler, Saxon Monk, and Jacobin are all types of what? 10. Genuphobia is the fear of what part of the body? 11. Ichthyology is the study of what? 12. After how many years would you celebrate an emerald wedding anniversary? 1. Athens; 2. London; 3. 17; 4. Lion; 5. 16th Century; 6. 39; 7. The Pacific Ocean; 8. 567; 9. Pigeons; 10. The knees.; 11. Fish; 12. 55 Years Not So Dumb After All A young boy enters a barber shop, and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I show you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, the customer sees the same young boy coming out of an ice cream parlor. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licks his cone and replies: “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”