10 Steps to Stop Procrastinating (And Be More Productive at Work)

These 10 steps can help you stop procrastinating and move you along the path to productivity at work. Here are 10 ways to get out of the quicksand of procrastination and reap numerous benefits, which include improved productivity, enhanced mood, less stress, better coworker relationships, a sense of accomplishment and restored reputation at work as a “doer.” 1. Identify the situation – First, write down the specific task you’ve been putting off. For example, “I have to convert all of my client contacts and notes into the new file-sharing software system and learn how to navigate its tools and folders.” Writing down the task helps you dial in […]

Transportation Terrors

A few weeks ago, I asked EHS Out Loud Blog readers they’d ever felt nervous (or, okay, terrified) while at the mercy of drivers who seemed a little out of control. Here are a few of the responses I received: Pass the Barf Bag Tim Walters wrote in to describe a – how should I put this? An unappetizing bus ride: Our church was on a trip to the Passion Play in Arkansas one summer and we chartered a bus for 52 passengers. The drive was a long one, about 9 hours, and the roads were hilly, curvy and narrow. Our driver had apparently been an Indy 500 driver at […]

Take Precautions Now; Wildfire Risk Predicted to be High in 2013

Wild land ground crews from West Metro fire district use hoses to work on taking control of the Green Mountain wildfire in Lakewood, Colo., in August 2008. With a mild winter, relatively warmer weather in general, and drought conditions expected to continue in 2013, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges home and business owners to take action now to effectively reduce their wildfire risk. “Wildfire losses have been on the rise during the past couple of years in several states, with Colorado, Texas and Wyoming being particularly hard hit,” noted Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “2013 is shaping up to be another very […]