4 Reasons Why You Should Leave Work On Time

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According to The Australia Institute‘s recent research, when employees do not leave work on time, the number of negative impacts associated far outweighs the number of positive impacts. Current working arrangements negatively impact on a range of personal situations. Whether you’re an employee or a manager, the following four reasons should further convince you to leave work on time:

1. Increased mental health;
2. Greater Productivity;
3. Positive personal relationships;
4. Improved physical health.

Read more here.

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How to Make Stress Your Friend

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Stress: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. Actually stress has been made into a public health enemy. In her Ted Talk, Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal proposes a new approach to see stress as a positive thing, ‘because changing mind about stress is changing body’s response to stress’.

Eight steps to happiness

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Positive living is definitely an attitude, at least for some lucky people.

However, it can also be a conscious choice: with a strong commitment and the right awareness, anyone can make a concerted effort to redress the balance and start the path to happiness.

In this article, you can find eight steps to move in the right direction:
1. Find a happy place;
2. Indulge yourself in a hobby;
3. Exercise;
4. Find affirmations;
5. Exploring new things;
6. Do not walk away from a challenge;
7. Ignore the rules;
8. Visualise.

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11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

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There are only 24 hours a day and so many things to do. Productivity is the key to reach our goals, especially in a challenging job such as diplomacy.

Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart, points at 11 tips to get the things done, and so obtaining more from private and professional life.

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The way to happiness

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The Diplo calendar 2016 realized by Stefano Baldi and Ed Gelbstein presents a selection of quotes from the Classical World for living and working better.

For the month of February the selected quotation is by Epictetus, Greek speaking Stoic philosopher. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will

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The A to Z of Presentations

We often have to present our work to colleagues, board of executives, clients and friends. Being able to deliver an interesting and involving presentation is an art which can be learnt through studying and practicing.

The A to Z of Presentations free Bookboon booklet by Eric Garner (Managing Director at Manage Train Learn) helps us come across as someone who is knowledgeable, skilled, and enthusiastic. But remember that the most important thing to become professional presenters is practice.

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