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How to Handle Work Overwelm

If you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, frustrated or even angry with your workload – here are my top three tips on how to get clear on what you can do to change the current situation and figure out if it's time to look for a new job.
1. Get clear and ask what is expected of you; your boss might not even realize just how much you are working.
2. Get clear with yourself - what can you handle and what is too much work and responsibility? Once you get clear, find out if you can lighten your workload, and how to lighten it.
3. If it’s still too much work then ask yourself - is this the right job for me? If it’s not the right job, create an action plan and strategy for how to move to another department or commit to looking for a new job. 
There’s nothing worse than staying in a job that makes you miserable.

How to Keep Your Team Engaged at Work

Engaging employees is a win-win scenario. Studies show that companies with engaged employees outperform those who have lower employee engagement. The happier and more engaged an person is at work, the more likely they are to stay in their job and deliver great results. When managers work with their team on engagement levels, there is less chance of employee turnover. Employee turnover can cost businesses big bucks.
Here’s how to ensure your team is engaged: 
1. Offer regular feedback, not just during formal reviews. This gives the employee clear guidance on what they can improve upon and what they excel at.
2. Have open communications and be transparent with your team so they trust you and feel free and comfortable to ask for what they want. When a person gets what they want and need, they are happier, more motivated and more efficient on the job.
3. Set clear goals and vision so everyone is on the same page. When everyone understands the “why” of what they are doing and the purpose behind it, you are setting your employees up for success in achieving these goals.

How to Beat Burnout!

I’m on the beach in Malibu! Ahhhhhh vacation…. A great way to recharge your battery! I’ve been talking about burnout quite a bit these past few weeks, and the more I spoke about burnout, the more I realized that I too was starting to feel the dreaded symptoms of burnout. Before I left frigid NYC, I set a plan to combat burnout on my vacation. I knew I wanted to restore, recharge and relax. So whether you’re taking a vacation or working your 9-5, here are my top 3 tips to beat burnout.
1. Make it a priority and write down your plan
2. Make a list of things that recharge you, think of the things that will refill your gas tank
3. Schedule it in the calendar, if you don’t, it most likely won’t happen
Remember: when you take care of yourself and you feel your best, it’s a win-win for you and everyone else around you. 

How to survive the holidays when you don't feel like celebrating

Going through a tough or challenging time? Don’t feel much like celebrating this holiday season? Perhaps you’re dealing with illness, job loss, divorce or even death of a loved one, which can make it tough to be in the festive mood. Here are my top tips on how to make the best of the holidays.
1. Set an intention for the holidays. "I am going to enjoy this holiday to the best of my ability and appreciate the good stuff."
2. This too shall pass. Recognize you will not feel like this forever. 
3. Remain in charge. Look forward, not back. 
By taking these steps it will help you to remain feeling in charge. Focus on what is good in your life and the things that make you happy and bring you joy. And remember you won’t feel like this forever. Rely on others for additional support. I can remember going through a tough time years ago and I wish I had a plan to help me through it, because it really does get better.