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We all procrastinate for one reason or another. It may be mundane tasks like filing or something that requires more time and therefore seems like too much effort. However, these tasks can build up and create more stress than you felt in the first place. To help you stop procrastinating and tackle your fears face on, we’ve rounded up some great tips to get you through it all. If prioritization is a struggle for you, check...

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Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your public relations career. For many, we are looking for a fresh start and, as we all know, change is hard. If you need the inspiration to start over in your career, we have developed some tips to help you stay focused and reach your goals. Read on to learn how you can successfully start over in your career. Take Inventory Look over the past year. What...

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We’ve all been there – workdays get hectic, inboxes fill up, and to-do lists quickly snowball out of control. In your state of panic, all of your tasks seem equally important and time-pressing. No matter how much you try to plan, life always puts a wrench in those plans. When everything seems to beg for your attention at once, there are several strategies you can utilize to help prioritize and put yourself back on the...

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Many people don’t realize how much stress is building up until they suddenly feel overwhelmed. When you begin to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to have strategies to help you cope and relax both your mind and your body. We’ve put together some calming coping strategies that you can utilize no matter how busy you may be as a public relations professional. If You Only Have a Minute  Take deep breaths This simple tip is often overlooked...

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Many of us will plan to accomplish a whole list of things in the new year. My list is usually the typical – go to the gym, eat healthier, save money, etc. But, this year I pledge to follow a career action plan and finally get some long term goals checked off my list. Use our 5 tips to help you land that new job, earn more money or simply celebrate your career successes! Make more money...

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The damage may be done. A negative family environment or significant relationship has left you with poor self-esteem or poor processing habits. Or perhaps it was that toxic company you worked at for twelve years. However, no matter what caused you to adopt an “I’m doomed, I may as well give up: Happiness/success is not for me” mindset, you can make the decision to change that—starting today. One successful technique that psychologists use is called...

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As human beings, we can’t help but be influenced by what the people around us say and do. Inevitably, toxic people come into our lives—people who drag us down instead of building us up (or at least, not harming us!) If someone drains you of energy, makes you lose confidence or feel worse about yourself, cut off contact. This is easier said than done, since we all want to be loved or at least liked....

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Are you a “glass-half-empty” person? If so, call yourself on these negative, doom-and-gloom self-messages. Say to yourself: “Let’s turn this around and transform this thought into glass-half-full.” It may feel contrived and your heart may not be in this little exercise at first, if you’ve been undergoing stress or challenges in your business or personal life—but if you persevere, you will soon discover that deliberately changing glass-half-empty thoughts to glass-half-full ones increases: Gratitude Empowerment Optimism...

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This year our New Year’s resolution at Women in PR is to redefine success and happiness. As women in public relations, we get to make our own rules, but the trouble is many of us are still living by the rules that others are making. Some things in life work well, but some things just don’t! If you are like many women in public relations these are the things that could be keeping you from...