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Stress Busters That Work

There’s plenty of research that indicates stress undermines our general wellness and is a contributing factor in many health conditions. Many people, unfortunately, try to overcome their life stressors with minimal success. For every individual, it is important to find ways to minimize stress.
These days feeling stressed is something of the norm. We’re concerned about politics, our health and safety, work, family issues, all of which occupy our mind during days that seem not to have enough hours. All of it together is enough to make us, well, stressed.

There’s plenty of research that indicates stress undermines our general wellness and is a contributing factor in many health conditions. Many people, unfortunately, try to overcome their life stressors with minimal success. For every individual, it is important to find ways to minimize stress.

Here are three stress busters that may be utilized whenever you begin to feel tense:

Change your mindset to focus on the good
It’s easy to focus on the negative things in life. How about the “good things”? To reduce stress we should reflect upon things that make us feel grateful. Instead of harping on the bad, flip a switch in your mind and think about what’s right in your life at this very moment. Despite the negative, there should always be something, perhaps small, about which you can express gratitude. Here’s an example: Since I live in New Jersey I often suffer through terrible traffic. It used to make me feel stressed but now I think about how lucky I am to own a car, to be warm (in winter) and cooled by air conditioning (in summer), and how much I enjoy the music and podcasts that I listen to.

Think about what is causing the stress
What is causing your stress? Is it something you can change or modify somewhat? Many people allow themselves to be stressed by circumstances that are entirely in their control. Stressed about getting to work late? Wake up and leave your home earlier. Stressed about your fight with a loved one? Address it directly. If your situation is causing you long-term stress, the only person who can change the situation immediately is you. The good news is that sometimes taking the smallest of actions will help to ease the tension and feeling of helplessness.

Take a walk, meditate, and get a change of perspective
While exercise is shown to help eliminate stress, it isn’t always possible to hit the stair master or weights. An effective alternative to the gym is to take a walk and remove yourself from the stress-inducing situation. If leaving the environment isn’t possible, take a few minutes to meditate. There are many meditation apps that make this an easy and effective stress buster. The key is to clear your mind and put your stress into perspective.

Stress can have serious consequences. If you find that your stress is impossible to control regardless of what you do it might be time to be more aggressive about getting help and seeing your way clear to a more stress-free life.

One other fantastic way to eliminate, or at least reduce, stress at work is to call Eveready Express for all your Courier and Delivery needs. We’re taskmasters with a full suite of courier and trucking services to help you control costs and solve your transportation challenges. Just give us a call at 973-928-8998 or use our convenient Contact form and we’ll take care of the rest!

Best Practices for Effective Time Management

With the ringing of the New Year comes a new round of resolutions to keep (or break!) over the next 12 months. Most people tend to stick with resolutions of change or improvement in their lives. Get more exercise. Eat less junk food. Spend more time with family. Find a creative hobby. Sure, these are simple and straightforward, because who wouldn’t want to be stronger, healthier, more loving, and better rounded?

The truth is that Time Management requires both a firm commitment and an understanding of how to achieve your goals. You must be dedicated and focused on a clear action plan. You can trust that Eveready Express is this way every day.

I wish it were that easy!

The truth is that resolutions, as honest and personal as they may be, require both a firm commitment and an understanding of how to achieve them. You must be dedicated to the resolution and focused on a clear action plan. Lacking either you will be sorely disappointed.

How about a resolution to improve your time management skills? Another worthy resolution, to be sure, but one also requiring a good amount of self-control and self-evaluation.

If being a more proficient time manager is your 2018 resolution, here are 3 tips you can put to work immediately to help you towards that goal:

Take control of your technology; take control of your life.
Technology can be a blessing and a curse. It is convenient and speedy and allows you instant communication with just about anyone in the world. However it is an incessant, omnipresent interruption in our lives, and sadly commands too much of our attention each day. To be a better time manager, technology use in any form must be controlled or else you risk exhausting excessive mental bandwidth on it. One preferred solution is to carve out blocks of your day when email is off, devices are in drawers, and energies are devoted to “other things.” Having these defined periods of concentration without the constant pings and vibrations will seemingly give you additional time to accomplish tasks that once forced you to stay late at the office or miss important events.

Too much going on? Just say NO!
People who have difficulty managing their time are typically those who take on more than they can handle. For example, at work, they agree to every new project and sign off on every task, while at home they try to cook dinner, mow the lawn, and clean the attic all in one day. When it comes to being able to tackle all of life’s important tasks, effective time management necessitates an awareness of the word no, especially when there are negative consequences of saying yes. Ask yourself: Am I able to execute the task, or will it be a burden on an already overloaded calendar? If you find yourself unable to concentrate on a task because of so much else to do, you must learn to say no!

Make yourself a deadline and stick to it
Most people will work really hard to meet a deadline if they know one is looming. Of course in life, there are people who regularly shirk deadlines, and that reflects poorly on their time management and devotion to the task-at-hand. You never want to be the person known for missing deadlines. To be a more effective time manager, do not ignore the deadlines in front of you. Be realistic about what you can complete in the time allotted. Be forgiving if you find yourself struggling at first. Sometimes it takes a hard lesson to know that deadlines are just not to be ignored.

Though we all get the same 24-hour day, some people seem to accomplish more than others. Mastering the art of time management can reduce stress, enhance relationships, improve productivity and provide for increased success in whatever you do.

You may delay but time will not.
……Benjamin Franklin

Courier Service: Package Transport with the Eveready Extra Touch

On the surface, a courier service can feel very similar to an ordinary mail carrier. After all, both couriers and regular mail services perform the same primary function: delivery of mail and packages. Yet the difference becomes clear when a slightly closer look is taken. Traditional mail is broad and available for public use, anyone can put a stamp on a letter and drop it off in the mailbox, but couriers are a specialized service and more personal service. Couriers, such as the ones that Eveready Express uses, focus on important factors such as communication, speed, and security, things which are not likely to be available with regular postal services. In this way, a courier can improve the quality of life, by offering peace of mind.

Of course, not everyone has had first-hand experience using a courier or messenger service, but we have all had to rely on the post office at some point. We all have likely experience the feeling of dread when dropping off a package with a mail carrier or at the post office and wonder if our precious package will make arrive at its destination on time or if the handwritten “Fragile” note that had been scribbled on each side of the box will be even glanced at. The sad fact is that same postal worker you hand over your parcel or letter to will not be the same person to deliver said package and likely won’t be able to communicate your concerns to the next person down the line.

This heart-breaking scene is one that can easily be avoided when using a personalized messenger service with companies such as Eveready. It’s easier to communicate your package’s importance when you speak directly to the same hands that will see it to the destination. It’s even possible to have a dedicated driver through Eveready which can help to create a sense of trust with the person you work with. Furthermore, for those residing in the New Jersey area, Eveready can offer special services to ensure safety for delicate packages such as blanket wrapping or even strapping down when possible.

Time, of course, is always a huge factor and that is where courier services can truly shine through. There are times when time-sensitive documents need to be delivered right away and for those times the postal office will often fall short. Next day delivery can be applied, but same day is not a service you can find outside of private messengers. For example, Eveready, being a seasoned shipping company, can pick-up a parcel by noon and deliver it the same day by 5:00 PM within the Tri-State area. Rush services can also be offered, and packages can be picked up and delivered to their destination within two or three hours so long as the road conditions are agreeable.

Of course, making the switch to a courier is one that works best for businesses, big and small. An individual person will likely not need to have such a specialized service, but for those running an established company or starting a new business venture having the security of knowing their documents and packages are given top priority for rush delivery can make offer a great deal of peace of mind.