Real Life Horrible Bosses And How To Handle Them

Real Life Horrible Bosses And How To Handle Them

A balanced and healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be restricted just for our free time. We spend 8-12 hours a day at work and in a fickle economy, people are increasingly coming home to work on a side hustle. If we’re to live a healthy and well-adjusted life, then, we must be sure to carry our good habits into the world of work. But there’s more to this than taking the time to prep and pack healthy lunches and making sure that you take a break from sitting every half an hour to mitigate the damage that hours spent sitting can do to our bodies. It also includes guarding against the people who can toxify your working environment. With coworkers, we’re usually able to ignore or block them out, but when that toxic person is our boss it’s a whole other ball game. It’s harder not to be influenced by a man or woman who could hold the keys to your career in their hands. Horrible bosses are real!

Real Life Horrible Bosses And How To Handle Them

While movies like Office Space or Horrible Bosses may make light of the subject, a bad boss can have the same effect as a school bully. They can make us miserable, cause us to miss work and seriously impact upon our mental health, potentially damaging our careers. Here we’ll look at some different kinds of real-life horrible bosses and how you can handle them effectively.

The Inappropriate Boss

Whether your boss is telling inappropriate jokes, making lewd comments about another member of staff or even being aggressively affectionate to you or your colleagues, this kind of behavior is not acceptable. Check your employee handbook for the correct protocols on situations like this or if you feel that you are being harassed take the matter straight to a harassment lawyer. They will be able to tell you if your boss has committed an infraction upon any state or federal employment laws and advise your further.

The ‘Too Busy for the Likes of You’ Boss

We’ve all had this kind of boss. It’s not that they don’t like you or pursue a vendetta against you… In fact, they barely even seem to know that you exist. They are a veritable whirlwind of activity. They’re always dashing from one department to the next. These bosses are too busy to stop to talk to anyone and often curiously absent from meetings. Getting the leadership and professional development you deserve from a boss like this can be a real nightmare. You can compensate by staying in close communication with your team. Be sure to also keep your boss abreast of what’s going on in their absence via weekly email shoots. If your boss won’t give you the opportunity to excel, you need to take it yourself!

The Narcissistic Dictator

They’re like The Office’s Michael Scott but without the (sort of) endearing childishness and the malice of a season two Dwight. For whatever reason, they believe themselves to be the world’s leading authority. They won’t deign to accept criticism of any sort from the likes of you or your colleagues. These bosses see their role as a vehicle for themselves. And will take credit for your achievements without thinking twice if they think it will further their career. There’s little chance of changing this type of boss’ mind. Your best bet is actually to play the game with them. Compliment them on their good advice and help them to feel in control. If they don’t see you as a threat, you’re far more likely to have their ear.

Horrible Bosses are Real

We all encounter horrible bosses, but they can all be tamed when you know how to handle them. Have you dealt with a horrible (or quirky Michael Scott type) boss before? I’d love to hear your story!

3 Healthy Choices For A Happy Life

3 Healthy Choices For A Happy Life

It’s summer, and it’s already nearly two-thirds of the way through the year! WHAT?! Surely this should be when all the resolutions and lifestyle changes should be made and implemented, right? When it’s warm outside, and you’re feeling happier about longer days and more sunshine, it’s the best time to make the most of the season you’re in. With potential vacations, endless summer BBQs and parties, and the desire to drink cold cocktails; it’d be no surprise if your health and fitness have been last on your list of priorities. However, it’s crucial to a long and happy life that you make healthy choices. You’ve only got one after all. 

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to take on some fresh changes that will give you a much-needed boost and kick-start into the months ahead. Fortunately, there are plenty of small changes that you can make and things you can enjoy that will ensure you’re leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Nobody’s here to tell you off for eating ice cream when you have a craving, or tie you to the treadmill for hours a day; it’s about enriching and enhancing your life with great things. You’ll love the way you feel when you’re fit and healthy, and you’ll reach a point where you can’t imagine not having those healthy choices in your life, which will see you through the colder months again at the end of the year (sorry for mentioning them). The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who want to make some positive changes to their lifestyle so that they’re as happy, fit, and healthy as they can be.

Get To Know H2O

Okay, so it sounds so simple, but so many women are forgetting to stay hydrated throughout their day. Drinking the odd coffee at work and enjoying a glass of wine on a Friday does not count towards flushing your toxins away. Nor does it ensure that all of your organs (including your brain) are able to function efficiently.

Caffeine and alcohol can contribute to dehydration, which is why they can cause headaches, migraines, and even UTIs. Your liver and kidneys need plenty of water to flush out those nasty toxins and drinking plenty of water every day will help to prevent diseases of your organs at bay.

There’s no need to give up your coffee and you can find a healthy way to drink alcohol; however, make sure that you’re getting into the habit of drinking a glass of water afterward and throughout the rest of your day. Eight 500ml glasses, evenly spaced through your day will not only keep your insides in tip-top condition; you’ll have fresh, youthful skin to look forward to as you’re glowing from the inside out.

Exercise And Fitness Can Be Fun

For you to stick to your exercise and fitness plan, you’ll need to find something that you enjoy and look forward to. If you hate running and have bad knees; it’s no use telling yourself that you’re going for a run every day, as you’ll go out once and do a U-turn, before giving it up completely. Therefore, it’s worth looking at the latest fitness trends and signing up for some classes to have a great time.

Look at it as another way to socialize, and get your health and fitness levels up in the meantime; it’s a win-win. Other people and classmates will always encourage you to keep going back, even when the weather sucks, so keeping your fitness light, fun, and social is the best way to start your new way of life. And, who knows what exercise it could lead to next!

3 Healthy Choices For A Happy Life

Fuel Your Body And Enjoy Your Food

It’s time to pack your plate full of colorful and nourishing ingredients and forget about sad salad leaves and a soggy tomato (nobody wants to eat that regularly, or ever). When it comes to your vegetables; the more color, the better. Finding fresh and seasonal produce to add to salads, stews, and soups will ensure that you’re able to satiate a large appetite and will know that your nourishing your body with plenty of vitamins and fiber.

Doing a bit of research now will ensure that you can kick your bad food habits and fill up on tasty alternatives for the rest of the year, so check out some simple and delicious recipes online and get inspired. It’s not about starving yourself or going hungry, as this will only make you reach for the sweet stuff; it’s just time to enjoy more of the good stuff (that will definitely fill you up).

Make Healthy Choices. Have a Happy Life.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the “healthy choices” that you’re bombarded with. It’s important to know that simplicity is key. Don’t make things hard. Find those healthy choices that you can stick to. This will lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.

If you are ready to make healthy choices and need some guidance and accountability, I would love to chat with you about your goals! My mission is to help as many women who want more for themselves through nutrition, fitness, and self-care. Fill out this quick form or email me at laura@nauandforever.com and let’s talk!