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Simple Ways To Seize the Days in a Job You Hate

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When you hate your job, your biggest goal in life is just to get through the day. Some days that climb around the numbers of the clock seems insurmountable. It’s a horrible way to live, but it’s a horrible place to work. You can get out of the daily spiral and enjoy your days. Here […]

How to Not Feel Trapped in Your Job

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There’s nothing worse than when you hate your job and feel trapped. It makes a hatable job stressful and a stressful job hatable. I suffered over a year before I realized I wasn’t really trapped. My friends who were laid off soon realized they were neither trapped nor doomed. Everything worked out for the best. […]

Typical Meditation Session

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Learning to meditate can make you feel foolish. Are you falling for something? Does this really work? I was skeptical too, but I tried it even though I didn’t know how to start meditation. I felt foolish and frustrated until I found out what meditation really is. Practice. It’s a daily drill, a dress rehearsal […]

The Best Cure for Insomnia Caused by Job Stress

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Insomnia sucks. Work stress wrecks your sleep, especially if you’re not happy with your job. At some point, you can’t tell if you hate your job because you can’t sleep or if you can’t sleep because you hate your job. Before you can think about searching for a new job, you need to get some […]

5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your breath in the place that is the cause of all your stress? I dwelled in the stress and anger for years, before I finally seized control of […]