2012 Blues T-shirt design contest for shirt Fanatics!!!

Hello everyone,  hope i can help you by reposting this shirt design contest….original post is here.

Once again we are having an OPEN competition for our annual Texas Blues Radio T-shirt design for 2012.
We don’t have big prizes to give away, but if selected, your design will be worn by hundreds of blues fans in Dallas/Fort Worth and all around the world. The winner will receive 3 shirts and one pair of tickets to the KNON Blues Fest on January 28th and 29th, 2012. The winner will be chosen by the Texas Blues Radio DJs.
All entries become the property of KNON and will not be returned.
Deadline for entry is Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8 pm CST.
The winner will be announced the week of February 5th, 2012.
 Here’s the technical details:
The design MUST include the following text:
Texas Blues Radio KNON 89.3 FM
Dallas/Fort Worth (or Dallas-Fort Worth)
 size must be no larger than 8.5 X 11 inches
2 color, black and white LINE ART designs, only
no half tones or shading
must NOT portray any real person, living or dead
the design must be your ORIGINAL artwork
we reserve the right to edit or amend the design as we see fit
 Designs may be submitted by e-mail to:
donotemp@lycos.com with “KNON t-shirt” in the subject line
 Designs may be submitted by snail mail to:
KNON Texas Blues Radio t-shirt contest
P.O. Box 710909
Dallas, Texas 75371
 or leave in Don O’s mailbox at KNON
 We look forward to seeing YOUR ideas for our 2012 TBR t-shirt!

Time management: Tips to reduce stress and improve productivity

Effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life. These practices can help you reduce your stress and reclaim your personal life.

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the number and complexity of projects you have that need to be completed at work each day? Do you often feel the day flies by without your devoting the necessary attention to each assignment because other tasks keep landing on your desk, co-workers interrupt you with questions or you can’t get it all organized?

You probably know that effective time management will help you get more done each day. It has important health benefits, too. By managing your time more wisely, you can minimize stress and improve your quality of life.

But how do you get back on track when organizational skills don’t come naturally? To get started, choose one of these strategies, try it for two to four weeks and see if it helps. If it does, consider adding another one. If not, try a different one.

  • Plan each day. Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top. Keep a schedule of your daily activities to minimize conflicts and last-minute rushes.
  • Prioritize your tasks. Time-consuming but relatively unimportant tasks can consume a lot of your day. Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on those that are truly important to you.
  • Say no to nonessential tasks. Consider your goals and schedule before agreeing to take on additional work.
  • Delegate. Take a look at your to-do list and consider what you can pass on to someone else.
  • Take the time you need to do a quality job. Doing work right the first time may take more time upfront, but errors usually result in time spent making corrections, which takes more time overall.
  • Break large, time-consuming tasks into smaller tasks. Work on them a few minutes at a time until you get them all done.
  • Practice the 10-minute rule. Work on a dreaded task for 10 minutes each day. Once you get started, you may find you can finish it.
  • Evaluate how you’re spending your time. Keep a diary of everything you do for three days to determine how you’re spending your time. Look for time that can be used more wisely. For example, could you take a bus or train to work and use the commute to catch up on reading? If so, you could free up some time to exercise or spend with family or friends.
  • Limit distractions. Block out time on your calendar for big projects. During that time, close your door and turn off your phone, pager and e-mail.
  • Get plenty of sleep, have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. A healthy lifestyle can improve your focus and concentration, which will help improve your efficiency so that you can complete your work in less time.
  • Take a time management course. If your employer offers continuing education, take a time management class. If your workplace doesn’t have one, find out if a local community college, university or community education program does.
  • Take a break when needed. Too much stress can derail your attempts at getting organized. When you need a break, take one. Take a walk. Do some quick stretches at your workstation. Take a day of vacation to rest and re-energize.
  • Ask for professional help. If you’re too frazzled to think about trying any of these tips, it’s time to ask for help. Does your life feel totally out of control? If so, contact your employee assistance program (EAP) at your workplace for assistance, or discuss your situation with your doctor.

 

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Prince Philip leaves hospital after heart operation

Prince Philip, 90 year old Duke has been release from the hospital 4 days after the minimally invasive coronary stent in.  Though, question that remains floating is when he will resume official engagements.

In an interview with Fiona Bruce of  BBC, “I reckon I’ve done my bit. I want to enjoy myself for a bit now with less responsibilities, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say.”

“On top of that, the memory’s going. I can’t remember names. Yes, I am just sort of winding down. I am getting rid of things.”

Prince Philip Spent Christmas in Hospital

Queen Elizabeth II in her christmas message stressed on the importance of family during the season. 

The Royal family is very thankful for the recovery of the 90-year old Prince Philip on his heart procedure in  Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire.  The prince missed the royal family’s traditional Christmas festivities  after he complaint for chest pain on Friday, 23rd of December. The doctors diagnosis of the chest pain is because of a blocked coronary artery–as a result, doctor’s put a coronary stent in.

“The Duke is in good spirits and will remain in hospital under observation for a short period,” the palace said.

New Year’s Resolution

Every time the year ends and a new one starts, the thought of new year’s resolution does not escape anyone.   Everyone in the world loves the idea of  reinventing themselves  by improving and setting a goal to make themselves better.

Each year, most of us sets a new years resolution.  Whether the resolution is to save, improve health, loosen weight, avoid bad habits, name it and it should be there.   Each and everyone of us, have set at one time in our life a new year’s resolution.

Sad to say,  this ritual of self improvement is taken as a joke.   The number of those who  set a new year’s resolution is almost, if not all, is the same number that thinks this new year’s resolution is something of  a joke.   In some cases, the set new year’s resolution is reivented if not totally forgotten few weeks after its set.

Is this really the image that we want to think of when we talk about new year’s resolution?  Don’t you think its about time we take this thing seriously.  When I say serious, I really meant serious.  If you say  thatm at one point in time of the year, there is a great change for you take off being serious, I suggest that before this time comes, better suite yourself and think of something to inspire yourself and think of things that will inspire you continue your new years resolution.

Sixteen 8 hopes that everyone of us have a good motivation to  push our selves to the limit and fulfill our new years resolution.