Independently Happy

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5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Our days are full of stress triggers, so sneak in mindfulness triggers to help you practice calmness. Here are 5 sneaky mindfulness triggers for surviving the day. 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 […]

How to Cure Your Pinky and Ring Finger Numb and Tingling

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A common ailment for those who spend significant time on computers is your pinky and ring finger numb and tingling. Whether you’re a travel agent, writer or IT professional, spending too much time on devices can lead to chronic discomfort. In this post, I’ll explain a likely cause of this discomfort and the best ways to remedy it.

Busywork and How to Survive It

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Are you busy? Have you had a busy week? Do you have more to do than you’d like or that you can even handle? Why are we so busy and how can we cope with it? Who’s Busy? It seems that “I’ve just been so busy” is the new, “I’m doing well, how are you?” […]

Not All Jobs Suck

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I know some do. Too many people talk about hating their jobs. I see friends posting on Facebook telling of outrageous absurdities that happen at their jobs. We’ve got movies like Office Space, Fight Club, and American Beauty that portray corporate absurdities and nonsense. Yet we also know people who love their jobs. So obviously […]

How to Survive an Open Plan Office

If you’re used to your office or cubical, moving to an open plan office can be miserable and overwhelming. There are ways to cope, though. It will take some time, diligence and creativity, but you can learn how to survive an open plan office. If you find New York City’s Time Square frantic, noisy and […]

Pink Floyd’s Time is the Wisest Song Ever!

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Many of us worry about time. None of us has enough time each day, and many of us think about how much time we have left here on Earth. We try to squeeze in as much work and life as possible into our very limited time, wondering if we’re using it wisely. Roger Waters gave […]

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. Find out why stress wrecks your sleep if you hate your job and how to get your sleep back. Insomnia Sucks If your job stresses you too much, or if you just hate your job and can’t leave it, that […]

Best Way Out if You Hate Your Job and Can’t Afford to Quit

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Feeling stuck in a job you hate can be depressing. It drains your energy, purpose, and happiness. Everyone says, “just quit.” That’s easy to say, but what if you can’t afford to quit? In this post I’ll help you work your way out of that trap. I Hate My Job But Can’t Afford to Quit […]

Hilarious Work Memes and Jokes

Job-hating is fun! Okay, so it’s miserable. Thankfully, many on the Internet have good humor about it and have been kind enough to offer us great laughs at the expense of our jobs with these hilarious work memes. Here are the funniest memes about hating your job! Remember When Mondays Were Bad? Dreading Monday is […]

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 […]