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To relieve fatigue, ask for help

Are you so overworked that you feel like you're in a war zone? Most working adults are so pressured by work and family obligations that perpetual tiredness is a universal complaint. No one can feel great every day, but most of us can take back some personal energy by figuring out how to creatively ask for help from other people. Take back your time and energy. Here's what you can do. McClatchy-Tribune Newspapers

How to help others

Give out small assignments. Ask others in the department to make quick calls, type something for you or deliver a document to a different floor for someone's signature.

Ask your friends for help. Outside of work, ask for small favors.

Build cooperation by doing something for others. Just be careful not to burden people or aggravate them. And be there when they need you.
How to help yourself

Utilize your children's help. For instance, could your teenage son pick up milk on his way home from a friend's house? Could your teenage daughter take your car to a car wash?

Think ahead and use relatives. For example, phone your parents on Thursday night and ask them to pick up pizza on Friday afternoon. Invite them to come by your house, eat pizza, and watch a movie with your family.

Cut out frills to save time. For instance, meet your cousins for a picnic by asking everyone to bring fast food. This way, no one has to cook or clean house for guests.

Today

Work Net Job Fair: Noon-4 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. www.worknetpinellas.org/worknet_wednesday/

Business Women's Forum: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road., Tampa. The forum is to enhance women in the business environment, promote economic growth in the Clearwater area, and to support the unique needs of Women in Business. $20 members $30 guests. www.clearwaterflorida.org

Smart Clicks for Success in the Current Economic Climate: 4-7 p.m., Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., 41st floor, Tampa. Gain actionable insights on fine tuning your online initiatives and learn how to best leverage the Internet to grow your business. Presented by Bayshore Solutions. RSVP required. http://go.bayshoresolutions.com/info/executive_summit.asp

Thursday

Cool Tech: 3-7:30 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Showcase of the latest technology in the hottest sectors. Keynote Presentation by Russell Romanella, the director of the International Space Station at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. $20. www.Floridahightech.com

Communication Skills Seminar: Also Friday. University of South Florida College of Business, 4202 E Fowler Ave., BSN 3403, Tampa. An interactive seminar on workplace communication, targeted at working professionals, to be hosted and taught by faculty at USF's College of Business in Tampa. This seminar is for mid-career or senior-level employees. $395. www.coba.usf.edu.

Friday

Going Green: Is It Right for Your Business? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Quorum Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Join AMA Tampa Bay to find out what you can do to go green and how to tell your customers about it $30 members, $50 guests. www.Amatampabay.org.

Monday

Project Managers Institute: 5:30-8 p.m., Marriott Tampa Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Dr. Ginger Levine will present the benefits of portfolio management and describe the steps to take to implement or improve the portfolio management process in the organization. $25 members, $30 guests. www.pmi-tampabay.org

Tuesday

Joy of Women Professional Seminar: Through Thursday, Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Dr., Tampa. Workshops are designed to help you improve your effectiveness in the workplace. Seminars include "The 60 Second Sales Pitch" and "Assertiveness Training and Print and Polish Your Professional Self." $155 per day. www.Tampatraining.com

Today

Work Net Job Fair: Noon-4 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. www.worknetpinellas.org/worknet_wednesday/

Business Women's Forum: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road., Tampa. The forum is to enhance women in the business environment, promote economic growth in the Clearwater area, and to support the unique needs of Women in Business. $20 members $30 guests. www.clearwaterflorida.org

Smart Clicks for Success in the Current Economic Climate: 4-7 p.m., Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., 41st floor, Tampa. Gain actionable insights on fine tuning your online initiatives and learn how to best leverage the Internet to grow your business. Presented by Bayshore Solutions. RSVP required. http://go.bayshoresolutions.com/info/executive_summit.asp

Thursday

Cool Tech: 3-7:30 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Showcase of the latest technology in the hottest sectors. Keynote Presentation by Russell Romanella, the director of the International Space Station at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. $20. www.Floridahightech.com

Communication Skills Seminar: Also Friday. University of South Florida College of Business, 4202 E Fowler Ave., BSN 3403, Tampa. An interactive seminar on workplace communication, targeted at working professionals, to be hosted and taught by faculty at USF's College of Business in Tampa. This seminar is for mid-career or senior-level employees. $395. www.coba.usf.edu.

Friday

Going Green: Is It Right for Your Business? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Quorum Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Join AMA Tampa Bay to find out what you can do to go green and how to tell your customers about it $30 members, $50 guests. www.Amatampabay.org.

Monday

Project Managers Institute: 5:30-8 p.m., Marriott Tampa Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Dr. Ginger Levine will present the benefits of portfolio management and describe the steps to take to implement or improve the portfolio management process in the organization. $25 members, $30 guests. www.pmi-tampabay.org

Tuesday

Joy of Women Professional Seminar: Through Thursday, Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Dr., Tampa. Workshops are designed to help you improve your effectiveness in the workplace. Seminars include "The 60 Second Sales Pitch" and "Assertiveness Training and Print and Polish Your Professional Self." $155 per day. www.Tampatraining.com

Today

Work Net Job Fair: Noon-4 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. www.worknetpinellas.org/worknet_wednesday/

Business Women's Forum: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road., Tampa. The forum is to enhance women in the business environment, promote economic growth in the Clearwater area, and to support the unique needs of Women in Business. $20 members $30 guests. www.clearwaterflorida.org

Smart Clicks for Success in the Current Economic Climate: 4-7 p.m., Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., 41st floor, Tampa. Gain actionable insights on fine tuning your online initiatives and learn how to best leverage the Internet to grow your business. Presented by Bayshore Solutions. RSVP required. http://go.bayshoresolutions.com/info/executive_summit.asp

Thursday

Cool Tech: 3-7:30 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Showcase of the latest technology in the hottest sectors. Keynote Presentation by Russell Romanella, the director of the International Space Station at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. $20. www.Floridahightech.com

Communication Skills Seminar: Also Friday. University of South Florida College of Business, 4202 E Fowler Ave., BSN 3403, Tampa. An interactive seminar on workplace communication, targeted at working professionals, to be hosted and taught by faculty at USF's College of Business in Tampa. This seminar is for mid-career or senior-level employees. $395. www.coba.usf.edu.

Friday

Going Green: Is It Right for Your Business? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Quorum Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Join AMA Tampa Bay to find out what you can do to go green and how to tell your customers about it $30 members, $50 guests. www.Amatampabay.org.

Monday

Project Managers Institute: 5:30-8 p.m., Marriott Tampa Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Dr. Ginger Levine will present the benefits of portfolio management and describe the steps to take to implement or improve the portfolio management process in the organization. $25 members, $30 guests. www.pmi-tampabay.org

Tuesday

Joy of Women Professional Seminar: Through Thursday, Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Dr., Tampa. Workshops are designed to help you improve your effectiveness in the workplace. Seminars include "The 60 Second Sales Pitch" and "Assertiveness Training and Print and Polish Your Professional Self." $155 per day. www.Tampatraining.com

Today

Work Net Job Fair: Noon-4 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. www.worknetpinellas.org/worknet_wednesday/

Business Women's Forum: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road., Tampa. The forum is to enhance women in the business environment, promote economic growth in the Clearwater area, and to support the unique needs of Women in Business. $20 members $30 guests. www.clearwaterflorida.org

Smart Clicks for Success in the Current Economic Climate: 4-7 p.m., Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., 41st floor, Tampa. Gain actionable insights on fine tuning your online initiatives and learn how to best leverage the Internet to grow your business. Presented by Bayshore Solutions. RSVP required. http://go.bayshoresolutions.com/info/executive_summit.asp

Thursday

Cool Tech: 3-7:30 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. Showcase of the latest technology in the hottest sectors. Keynote Presentation by Russell Romanella, the director of the International Space Station at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. $20. www.Floridahightech.com

Communication Skills Seminar: Also Friday. University of South Florida College of Business, 4202 E Fowler Ave., BSN 3403, Tampa. An interactive seminar on workplace communication, targeted at working professionals, to be hosted and taught by faculty at USF's College of Business in Tampa. This seminar is for mid-career or senior-level employees. $395. www.coba.usf.edu.

Friday

Going Green: Is It Right for Your Business? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Quorum Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Join AMA Tampa Bay to find out what you can do to go green and how to tell your customers about it $30 members, $50 guests. www.Amatampabay.org.

Monday

Project Managers Institute: 5:30-8 p.m., Marriott Tampa Westshore, 1001 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Dr. Ginger Levine will present the benefits of portfolio management and describe the steps to take to implement or improve the portfolio management process in the organization. $25 members, $30 guests. www.pmi-tampabay.org

Tuesday

Joy of Women Professional Seminar: Through Thursday, Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Dr., Tampa. Workshops are designed to help you improve your effectiveness in the workplace. Seminars include "The 60 Second Sales Pitch" and "Assertiveness Training and Print and Polish Your Professional Self." $155 per day. www.Tampatraining.com

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