Most of us were not raised by wolves. We were in fact raised by gracious mothers who taught us to excuse ourselves for transgressions as minor as sneezing and to always say “please” and “thank you.”
However with the daily grind of work, kids, traffic jams, contractors that don’t show up, and in-laws that do, it has become all too easy to let our manners slip. Heartfelt “Thank You” cards have been replaced by “Thank You” e-mails, or maybe even just “THX” texted during a red light. Even the ubiquitous nicety “please” has been subtly edged-out by the extremely insincere “puh-leeze.”
While random acts of kindness are a step in the right direction, specific acts of goodwill towards friends, family and coworkers are perhaps the best way to bring courtesy and civility back into our day-to-day lives, and with a little organization and few items from See Jane Work you can help put the “nice” back into “Have a Nice Day.”
Remember To Send A Card
With everything you’ve got to get done in a day, is it any wonder you forget birthdays and anniversaries, and are caught completely off-guard when, after only three years of dating and an 18-month engagement, your cousin’s wedding is suddenly this Saturday?
Say It Like You Mean It
It’s not that you don’t feel appreciative, but after eight hours in the office and 45 minutes in rush-hour traffic, sometimes by the end of the day the only thing you’re feeling truly thankful for is that the day has finally ended.
It’s Nice To Receive Too
Yes, of course it’s the thought that counts. But receiving a gift that you don’t want, even with a gift receipt attached, is kind of like being given another errand to run. Make it fun for you and easy for them by requesting a Gift Certificate from See Jane Work. We carry products ranging in price from “I enjoy working with you” to “I enjoy being married to you” so it’s a great way to get the stuff you really want.
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When you're feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty getting started, it helps to make a list. Get all that stuff in your mind down on paper. Limit yourself to one line per item, if you have a due date include that next to the item. Don't worry about priority or additional detail at this time, just get it on paper. Once you've finished, group items into categories by priority, then type, for example errands, calls, urgent, etc. Relief will come as you work through the list and cross things off. To read past Quick Tips click here