Seize the Day
Now that we're several weeks into the 2014-15 school year, I have some Amanda Gore wisdom for contemplation and adaptation. RTB - Remember To Breathe - it keeps the stress at bay!
The following is from Amanda Gore's Blog dated August 14, 2013.
Did you know that all disease begins with stress?
If you are stressed on a permanent basis your immune system is attached and weakened and then you are susceptible to all forms of disease; and your performance drops.
This post has some tips on stress busting to help boost your performance, productivity AND give you more energy and vitality!
Do you remember what flight attendants tell you about oxygen in the safety brefing? If this oxygen masks fall from the ceiling and you have a child, put it on yourself first. Why? Because if you are dead you are not much use to the child!
It's time to stop, put on the oxygen mask (metaphorically) and suck in great gobs of oxygen!
Seriously, when we are stressed we stop breathing! Our breathing is shallow and in the upper part of our lungs. This means there is less oxygen for our brains and we can't think clearly or properly.
The first simple stress buster tip is to stop every 30 minutes and take two deep breaths filling up the bottom of our lungs. Set a timer!
If you stood up and took 2 breaths (at least) and did a tiny bit of exercise, you would be in awe of how much energy and vitality you would have for you and your family at the end of the day!
It's simple but oh so effective! Try these stress busters before you judge them. Sometimes the simple things work the best!
Write RTB all over your office - remember to breathe! Use your "oxygen mask"! Reduce your stress! Improve your performance!
Enjoy your Fall!
2014 UAEOP Conference
Save the Dates & Deadlines
January 10, 2015 UAEOP Board Meeting, East Midvale Elementary
January 15, 2015 PSP Filing Date
March 13, 2015 UAEOP Board Meeting
Draper, Corner Canyon High School
March 13-14, 2015 UAEOP Annual Conference
Draper, Corner Canyon High School
July 22-25, 2015 NAEOP 81st Annual Conference & Institute, Buffalo, NY
July 13-16, 2016 NAEOP 82nd Annual Conference & Institute
St. Louis Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri
Call for Nominations!
submitted by Angela Montague, Awards Chair
Dear Office Professionals,
It is that time of the year when we have an opportunity to recognize the Administrators and Office Professionals who support us and what we do every day. I know you would agree that the success we achieve is greatly due to the support we receive from our Administrators and co-workers.
Each year UAEOP sponsors this award to honor an outstanding Educational Administrator and Office Professional for the state of Utah. The winner of the award will be honored at the annual UAEOP Conference that will be held in March 2015. In addition, officers of the organization will make a personal visit to the winners' office/location to notify them if they are selected.
I invite you to download the nomination applications (remember that as a member of UAEOP you can nominate an Administrator or another Office Professional). Forms must be postmarked by November 14, 2014.
Please mail them to Angela Montague, UAEOP Awards Chairman:
Jordan School District - Attn: Angela Montague
7387 South Campus View Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084
or by email to email@example.com.
At the 20th Annual UAEOP conference, we held a Speed Networking session where everyone discussed several topics, such as; exercising at work, becoming life long learners, the benefits of UAEOP membership, technology tips and what we liked/disliked about the conference. The comments are being compiled and will be posted to our website soon.
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If you experience problems accessing the list, contact Sherry Wilson at email@example.com.
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If so, notify us of your new address so you don't miss any UAEOP information. Contact Charlotte Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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