9 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

9 Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Whether you work in an office environment or from home, chances are that you aim to take a break during lunch time, right? I look forward to my lunch hour every day since it gives me an opportunity to take a step back from my work and focus on something else for a while. Sometimes it’s good to just take a break and start working right where you left off with a clear mind.

I’ve been a working professional for almost six years now and I’ve spent my lunch hour in a variety of different ways. During my first job right out of college, I always made it a point to leave the office during lunch. Sometimes I ate lunch in my car just because I wanted to get away from my desk and listen to the radio. Nowadays, I spend my lunch break either at my desk catching up on emails, at the gym for a quick cardio session or I even go out with coworkers.

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7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

One of the coolest things about being an adult is being able to work in a field you're passionate about and earn a living doing what you excel in or what you enjoy. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time at my day job. I'm lucky to have a job that I love and to work with people that inspire me and motivate me. I've learned a lot after working in my industry for five years and I know that I still have a lot to learn. I'm excited to see where my career takes me and I can't wait to continue growing and developing my skill set. 

Since I'm used to being in an office setting, I've learned how to make the most of each week and ensure that I stay organized and on top of everything on my plate. Writing things down and recharging by taking small breaks throughout the day definitely helps me to stay focused. I challenge you to try these seven things this week at work and see if they make a difference in your productiveness and the overall way you feel. 

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9 Entry-Level Remote Jobs for Millennials

9 Entry-Level Remote Jobs for Millennials

Have you ever thought about working remotely? Although I work full-time in an office setting, I'm super intrigued by flexible work schedules and remote jobs. Working from home is becoming more mainstream and you no longer have to be at a certain point in your career or have several years of experience to do your job outside of a traditional office setting. 

Whether you're a recent college graduate, transitioning between career fields or just looking to gain more professional experience, an entry-level remote job might be right up your alley. 

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12 Ways to Be a Great Colleague

12 Ways to Be a Great Colleague

I've been working full time for five years (which is so crazy to think about) and over the course of that time I've been lucky enough to work with some pretty incredible people. Being able to work closely with other individuals is so fun, challenging and rewarding. Since everyone is different, you have to learn how to adapt of the working styles of others. Some people may be more quiet, shy and reserved in an office environment (I'd say that's me 80% of the time - I like to sit back, observe, think about the task at hand and then offer my opinion after I've had time to come up with the best solution) while others are more loud, outgoing and outspoken in work settings. 

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What To Do When You're Running Late For Work

What To Do When You're Running Late For Work

One of the most important parts of working in a professional setting is being punctual. Being on time and arriving to the office, meetings, or other work obligations is important no matter who you are or how long you’ve been part of the workforce.

Just the other week my alarm clock went off signaling that it was time to wake up and get ready for another workday. I sleepily pulled back my covers, got out of bed and walked into the bathroom to shower. After turning the faucet, I noticed that water wasn’t coming out. I stood there, scratched my head and wondered what was going on. I then remembered that there was a water main break in the area surrounding my house that happened the night before. Sometime during the night, the water supply for my entire town was shut off.  

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10 Work-from-Home Jobs That Can Pay $100,000 or More

10 Work-from-Home Jobs That Can Pay $100,000 or More

Do you dream of working from home? Plenty of people do. What some people don't know is that you can work remotely AND still make a hefty salary. That sounds like a win-win, doesn't it?!

From 2005 to 2015, there has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting. I would have never guessed that! With the growth of telecommuting and working remotely, stats have been uncovered around the average telecommuter. Here are some interesting tidbits that you might not know: the average telecommuter is 46 years or older, has at least a bachelor’s degree, and earns a higher median salary than an in-office worker. If that doesn't build an appealing case toward having a goal to work remotely, I don't know what does! 

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5 Things To Do Each Weekend To Prepare For The Work Week Ahead

5 Things To Do Each Weekend To Prepare For The Work Week Ahead

Ah, weekends! They're the best, aren't they? Sometimes they go by in the blink of an eye and Monday completely sneaks up on you. If you're not prepared, you might feel like a chicken running around with it's head cut off trying to get everything in order so you're ready to tackle the next five work days.

With a little bit of planning, you'll be able to ease your work week jitters and feel ready to take on anything the next week throws your way. I've complied a list of five easy things you can do each weekend to feel ready to rock each day at your 9-5. Check it out below: 

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17 Work From Home Jobs For Millennials

17 Work From Home Jobs For Millennials

Okay, millennials, when you think about your dream job, what does it entail? Do you see yourself wearing expensive dress attire and working on the top floor of a high-rise building downtown? Do you see yourself completing your daily responsibilities in a laid back office environment? Or, do you see yourself rolling out of bed in the morning, firing up your laptop and working in your pajamas? I know, I know, not all people who work remotely stay in their PJ's every day, but indulge me a little. 

Working remotely has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This is in part due to advancements and innovations in technology. Employees are able to connect with each other using email, instant messaging, texting, video conferencing and more. 

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