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    "Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair."
    George Burns, posted by David Baxter

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"Rather than attempting to eliminate uncertainty, CTC [chaos theory of careers] interventions reframe uncertainty as a potential source of opportunities and emphasize openness, flexibility, and readiness to take advantage of unplanned events that often surround career decision making."
 

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Focus on your accomplishments, not your never-ending to-do list.​

Don't allow your pending work tasks to submerge you in stress.

"The more you focus on what has happened successfully during the course of your day, the faster it will go by, because you're less overwhelmed by the next thing on the list and enjoying a sense of accomplishment instead," Crawford says.
 

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That's always been my way of managing my to-do list.

Start at the top. List all items in terms of urgency / priority / deadline.
  1. Is there anything I can do right now with this item to move it forward or resolve it?
  2. If Yes, do it — and while I'm doing it, focus on this item alone and leave everything else for later.
  3. If No, go to the next item on the list and repeat until I get a Yes.
 

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I’m an anthropologist, and I can tell you there are plenty of societies where people work three or four hours a day. Most peasant societies worked that. You’d work 12 hours a day during harvest time and in the off-season you’d work two or three hours. The average medieval serf worked way less than we do, and the same is true of tribal societies around the world.

We imagine that if we take people’s work away, they’ll just sit around, drink beer, watch TV, and be depressed all day. But we just don’t have any experience of having time, but societies that do come up with all sorts of things to do.
 

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Trauma, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Self-Care, and Love

Moral distress • The feeing that a nurse knows the right thing to do but is unable to do so because of institutional constraints.

20-30% of adult critical care nurses surveyed had PTSD symptoms related to their work. (3.5 prevalence, 6.8% lifetime rate)

• Stressors most commonly linked to PTSD symptoms were not end of life issues or witnessing violent trauma, but were related to work conditions such as feeling overextended, fear of adverse events due to their care, poor team interactions, direct threats such as combative patients and verbal abuse from family members.
 
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