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MAR 2013

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HEALTH} Nail Down Habits to Beat Work-Related Stress Though it's no laughing matter, when you are ready to pull your hair out and run screaming from the salon, it's time to rethink your strategy. Take this quick quiz to find new ways to deal with day-to-day stressors in the salon. BY ERIN SNYDER DIXON D. Call in sick and exercise the remote from the couch. 1 Which are signs of excessive workplace perceived as a negative occurrence, it can also be an asset in times of real danger. A. True B. False reminder call. B. Adjusting service to meet available time if the client is running late according to your service policy. C. Rearranging the rest of the day to accommodate a late arrival. D. Firing the client for the slightest infraction. 2 The salon industry and the focus on 7 Y-A-W-N — that can't-keep-your-eyes- 10 Perfectionism may lead to more job pampering others can increase the stress technicians feel because of … A. The expectation to be constantly "on." B. The expectation of staying on time. C. The difficulty of keeping your private life private. D. All of the above and one hundred more. open feeling after tossing and turning all night. When stress creeps into the space where sweet dreams should be … A. Try keeping a regular bedtime schedule. B. Shrug off the extra alcohol. It can interfere with your Zzzzzzzs. C. Turn off your electronic leashes before bed. D. Practice the above and learn new techniques for sound sleep until mastered. stress if not managed. A. True. Everyone needs to cut themselves some slack now and then. B. False. Perfection is attainable if you just work harder. stress? A. Irritability, stomach problems, problems sleeping, fatigue B. Alcohol and/or drug abuse, social isolation, headaches C. All of the above D. None of the above 6 While the release of stress hormones is 3 An example of a stress hormone is … A. Bifarcus Stressalarus B. Cortisol C. Norwalk D. None of the above 8 What is the one component of a career you have control over? A. You B. Your coworkers C. Your hours D. Your commute 4 Ongoing work stress may cause ulcers and/or hypertension. A. True B. False 5 Exercise can reduce stress, improve products stocked and clean the day before, scheduling clients with adequate time, learning to converse without always making eye contact, and … A. Turning away clients when they are 10 minutes late. After all, they got a and relieve job related stress are … A. Learn to laugh. Visit a comedy club. Learn a joke. Smile. B. Slip away to use the restroom. Meditate for a minute and then wash your hands and the negative energy down the drain. C. Spend time with friends. Get out of the house. Do something fun. D. All of the above. While you are at it, plan at least one vacation from work each year. 9 Reduce scheduling stresses by keeping health, and lift moods. For a quick pickme-up … A. Take a walk during a break. B. Only exercise if you have at least an hour. C. Exercise? I'm too tired to exercise. 11 Some worthwhile ways to decompress 114 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2013 12 Skipping the morning paper a few days a week or only reading the more upbeat sections before work might smooth out your day. A. True B. False Turn to page 162 for the answer key.

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