How to Make Setting Boundaries Second Nature
Elizabeth Knox, founder of MatchPace, author, and Certified Professional Diversity Coach, shares must-haves for setting up healthy boundaries you'll actually be able to maintain.
Self-Care Matters Because YOU Matter
Rebecca Hawkins, a Senior Business Process Consultant and certified yoga instructor, returns to the blog to discuss self-care and shares a simple trick we can all incorporate into our day to get our mind and bodies calmed.
What To Do When Facing the Crisis of a Burnout
Cynthia Nwaubani, a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Wells Fargo Commercial Banking office in Dallas, Texas, and a mother to three, opens up about how she is constantly ensuring she doesn't fall victim to burnout and what you can do to protect yourself, too.
Why Women Seem to Struggle with Stress More Than Men
Lisa Lewis, Transformational Leadership Coach and 4word mentor, shares why she thinks women seem to struggle with stress more than men and how living at the edge of our comfort zone leaves us vulnerable to the attack of stress.
Do You Really Need Rest?
24%. That's the increase in stress-related sick days women have had to take since 2009. Burnout and stress-related illnesses are on the rise, with many companies recognizing this epidemic enough to add "burnout prevention programs" to their employee benefits. A study conducted in 2017 found that "an estimated…
Does Being The Busiest Pay Off?
It's 8:00AM. You're either stepping out of your car, at the office, or you're still on your way. You've already been to the gym or gone through the drop-off line at your children's school. You had maybe two seconds to chug your coffee earlier that morning…
When Our Work is a Lifeline
Work is a complicated thing. It’s often hard - it’s supposed to be! - and events in the workplace can leave us frustrated at the end of the day, in need of a hot cup of tea and a hug. But our work can also be life-giving, fuel…
Winner Winner, Christmas Dinner
I like to win. I like to be the best at whatever I'm doing. So when I see the amazingly creative, crafty, handmade, thoughtful things you do with your family and share in pictures on Facebook, I feel…well…violent. Nothing else motivates me like competition. It’s how I’m wired.…
Give Stress the Boot
One of the most important (and hardest) lessons I’ve learned in life is how to deal with stress. It's something that plagues all of us at some point in our lives, but especially around the end of the year. Between holidays, meeting year-end goals at work, and making…
One of the most important (and hardest) lessons I’ve learned in life is how to deal with stress. And by “deal with it,” I really mean “give it away.” Growing up, I was a very hard worker, and I was pretty smart; I rarely encountered a problem that…
Handling Stress, the Qualities of a Good Husband and an Adorable Otter Video
Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s your weekly serving of 4word’s favorites from around the blogosphere. Take Notice IF YOU MISSED IT: Diane’s Acton interview about “the big three for working women” was picked up by The High Calling! READ: Not surprisingly, Marissa Mayer tops TIME’s list of The Ten…
Surviving Stressors (Yes, Even Layoffs)
This week, we spoke to former pharmaceutical sales woman, Sarah Martin, about her experience surviving a recent layoff. Now, Sarah’s days are devoted to encouraging women to LIVE OUT! the Kingship of Christ in everyday life. You can read more from Sarah at liveitoutblog.com -------------------- 4word: How did…