stress

Advice for Applying for Jobs

Northwest Pearls: Advice for Applying for Jobs I've been applying for jobs lately and it can be stressful and discouraging. But hey, at least we have computers and the internet. We don't (usually) have to fill things out by hand and mail them in! Here's a few bits of advice I have for you:

  • Keep a spreadsheet of where you've applied to, what position, the link to the posting, if you've applied, the date you applied, and if you've heard back. It helps to keep everything organized and it's nice to see what places you've applied to
  • Reward yourself for applying. Have a cup of tea or a piece of candy
  • Look daily or almost every day at new postings on job boards
  • Keep everything updated
  • Network
  • Do informational interviews. Get to meet people and maybe get some introductions to others in your field
  • Don't give up. We can do this!

Can you think of any advice to add?

Relieving Stress

Northwest Pearls: Stress and Running  

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I get stressed and then I feel it in my neck, shoulders, back, and head. Whenever I go to get a massage the masseuse will comment on how many knots I have and how much I carry my stress. It doesn't help that I have poor posture when I'm just sitting at my desk watching Netflix and that my posture at work isn't a ton better. That's probably where a chunk of my aches and pain come from.

So on days when I can feel the stress and all I want is for it to go away I've found the easiest way to get it out is to run.

About ten minutes into the run and I feel like a different person.

I've tried using a heating pad and using a neck-pillow that you microwave, but neither of those works as well as just getting on the treadmill, or going outside, and running. The elliptical works too, but not as well. And sleep can help, but if it's the middle of the day or it's not time to go to bed? Then running works pretty well for me.

What have you found gets rid of your stress? Do you have any tips?