At work most workers deal with some form of stress. Some factors may be concerns of job security, tight deadlines, a large number of projects, and fear of making mistakes. Add on top of that factors outside of the workplace such as family issues or health issues.
However, there are ways to help reduce your stress levels while at work. Here is a list of 5 ways to help reduce work related stress.
Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and clear your mind for two to five minutes. Do this every two to three hours at work and it will help you relax, recharge, and refocus.
2. Take a walk
Spring has just arrived so during your lunch break take a short walk outside. This will greatly improve your mood and reenergize you for the remainder of the work day. Nature’s best cure is fresh air, movement, and sunshine.
If you have a desk job sitting for long periods of time puts a lot of stress on your eyes and back. Every couple hours try some stretching and desk exercises. Check out these desk exercises.
4. To-do list
To do list can help prioritize and keep you on track. But a mile long to-do list can really stress someone out. Make sure your to-do list is specific, measurable, attainable, and includes time limits. Also, don’t start with the first thing on your list in the morning. See if there is something short and easy to do first because it is rewarding seeing things marked off your list.
5. Turn on music
Music on in the background can help reduce stress. Though be considerate to fellow co-workers and bring in headphones and crank up your favorite tunes. If you are tired then turn on a fast tempo song to reenergize.
Passwords have been an important part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Even before the advent of the internet, there were safes and other holding containers which were protected by some combination of some sort.
Ever since the first use of a password, the aim has always been the same:
Some of this is down to pure negligence on the part of the person in question. At other times, it is because of over-reliance on other security measures – such as the current biometrics that have come to take over the security of our devices and units.
What many don’t remember is that many biometrics systems run on passwords too. That means even if you are not there to activate the fingerprint lock system (for example), a motivated hacker will get around your rather weak password.
How to Keep Strong PasswordsThere is no exact science to setting a strong password. However, you can create one that could take literally hundreds of thousands of years to crack by following the simple model below:
These pieces of software have been specially optimized to create a unique password for you anytime you use them, and they happen to be one of the strongest sets you can use too.
That way, you never have to worry too much about falling to a brute force attack anymore.
If you are getting ready for an interview it is best to prepare yourself to respond effectively to the questions. A quick google search will show you the most common questions asked. Though not all interviewers ask only the common ones. The office I work for definitely strays from the common ones and throws out some curveballs to the people coming in for the interview.
Below is a list of unique interview questions:
1. If you had an autobiography what would be the title?
2. If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive who would it be?
3. Why are manhole covers round?
4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
5. Ask them to sell you a pencil in three minutes or less.
6. If you could be any animal what would it be and why?