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3 Simple Motivation Hacks to Start Using Today

3 Simple Motivation Hacks to Start Using Today

One minute you’re killing it like a boss and the next you’re ready to wave a white flag on the day before lunch. Try these simple motivation hacks to give yourself a boost when you’re not on your A-game. Write a letter from your future self Try reverse engineering your goals. Instead of jotting down what you’re going to do. Try writing a letter from “the future” describing your accomplishments in the past tense. This can be a powerful way to stay motivated. For example, instead of saying, “I want to be the in three years,” you would write a note that’s dated in 2020 and say, “I’m the and […]

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Is it Time to Ask for a Raise?

Is it Time to Ask for a Raise?

Asking for a raise has got to rank right up there with getting a root canal, as far as unpleasurable experiences go. Why is there so much anxiety and fear associated with it? What if your manager says no? Laughs? Claims there’s no room in the budget? Asks you to explain why you think you deserve it. Gulp. While pumping yourself up to ask for a raise like Dwight Shrute from The Office is always encouraged, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Here’s some data to help you decide if it’s time to ask for a salary increase or not. A recent survey by Paysa, a company dedicated to […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Keep an Idea Journal

Top 3 Reasons to Keep an Idea Journal

It hits you when you least expect it. That special moment when you awake from a dream, or while you’re rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. An idea. It’s there for a fleeting moment, as fast as it appears it vanishes. Later, when you try to recollect it, it’s nowhere to be found. A way to keep those ideas around: an idea journal. An idea journal is not a diary where you have to record all the details of your day. Rather it’s a place where you jot down daily goals achievements, observations, ideas for projects, quotes, or other bits of inspiration. If you’re working on a project, you […]

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Physicians Shortage Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

Physicians Shortage Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

New data indicates that the physician shortage is here to stay. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States is expected to experience a shortage of 40,800 to 104,900 doctors by 2030. Previous estimates only applied through 2025, but this year’s projections were extended through 2030 to account for the time needed to train physicians beginning medical school in 2017. “As our patient population continues to grow and age, we must begin to train more doctors if we wish to meet the health care needs of all Americans,” said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD in released statement. The study incorporated a wide range […]

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Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide. We are honored that we get to work […]

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