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Lexiboost: “Somnambulism” Stop sleepwalking through your life

MP910221050By Kate E. Stephenson

Somnambulism (n.): sleepwalking

Have you ever ended your work day wondering What in the world did I accomplish today? That is a sure sign that you’ve been sleepwalking through your day. Wake up!

Life can be overwhelming. And that’s the moment to reinvest—to take stock of what’s going on around you and what you can do to better negotiate the challenges life is sending your way.

In order to sleep well at home, you need to provide your body with certain nourishment. Likewise, in order to perform optimally on the job you need to do the same. Stress is the primary reason that we mentally check out. At work, at home, in life. But stress is not the enemy. How we approach stress is the deciding factor.

Every problem is an opportunity to discover something new and improve yourself. Embrace the issues, use the errors. Organize your thoughts, then your environment based on what you learn.

A somnambulistic existence is not your destiny. Start the work today. Give yourself a gift—be present!

Kate E. Stephenson is a freelance communications specialist whose business encompasses writing, editing and resume services. Lexicon is her brainchild, a blog all about Language—insight into today’s job market and hiring tips, book releases and reviews, and general folly concerning the many mysterious facets of the English language. Be sure to read more about Kate, check out a full listing of services and rates, and enjoy her weekly columns on!

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