Holiday Self-Care: Five Stress Relief Tips

There is so much to do and so little time to do it in. Between shopping, wrapping, family and work obligations, and trying to catch up with friends, it can be a challenging time of the year for your inner wellbeing.

Don’t let the stress get to you – combat it with these five self-care tips.

1) Carve out time for yourself.

Sounds easy, right? But when you’re caught up in the extra tasks the holiday brings, you might tend to put your needs on the backburner. Take a little time out each day to sit quietly, relax and recharge. Grab an eggnog and make it festive!

2) Employ an attitude of gratitude.

Did you know that studies show practicing gratitude is a proven stress-buster? Take a moment each day to write out three things you’re grateful for and feel the stress fall away.

3) Laugh.

Humor is another fabulous stress reducer, and has the added benefit of helping to cope with challenging situations. A quick search of YouTube or TikTok for a funny video will help you laugh off the stress. Try this one out for size: Walter the cat steals Christmas

4) Deep breathing, meditation, or dance.

Christmas cookies, spiked eggnog and crowds can make your body feel sluggish. To help your body relax and recharge, try one of these breathing techniques or a short guided meditation. If you’re feeling like your body needs some action, you can dance your troubles away.

5) Simply say “No.”

Know your limits. If you’re feeling as if you’re at the end of your rope, say “no” to activities that will push you over the edge. It’s okay to say “no,” and if you’re not sure how, here are some tips.

And while it’s not exactly self-care, Ballpark Lane Executive Offices can help you reduce work stress easily with our administrative support services. Don’t have time to create that spreadsheet or type that letter? Feel free to contact us for assistance!

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Coffee Shop Interviews are Passé

For those people who work remotely, interviewing potential new staff members can be tricky. If hiring local, many turn to their local coffee shop as a meeting place.

Edward Avila, the VP of Talent Acquisition at Alation, recommends avoiding this solution if at all possible. His reasons align more closely with a pre-Covid world, however, post Covid coffee shop interviews are still best avoided for many reasons, including noise and the unprofessional setting.

You want the best for your interview and we can provide it! Ballpark Lane Executive Offices has fully furnished day offices for rent. Each day office has both wired and wireless connectivity, access to the breakroom, and lends an air of respectability to your quest of new talent.

Our day offices are an affordable solution and start at $20 an hour. Call us at 775-446-3900 to book your spot today!

The Top 5 Advantages of a Virtual Office

What the Heck is a Virtual Office?

While it sounds like something that might be found in the metaverse, it’s much simpler and easier to access. A virtual office (sometimes known as an image package) provides you with a prestigious business address without the expense of leasing a physical office.

The Top 5 Advantages of a Virtual Office

1) You get a real business address without the cost of an office.

Better yet, with a Ballpark Lane Executive Offices package, you get one of the best business addresses in town. Just think of how good our address will look on your business cards!

2) No more commute.

Are you among the 25% of workers who find commuting to work one of the most stressful parts of their job? If so, a virtual office is most definitely for you. You’ll lower your stress level, paving the way to a smoother and more enjoyable workday.

3) Save money with a virtual office.

With a virtual office there is no need for an office lease and all the other associated costs tacked on to the rent of a physical office space. Your wallet will be happy and so will you.

4) Business support without hiring additional staff At Ballpark Lane Executive Offices.

You can opt to add a live answering service to your package. Additionally, our staff will accept your mail and notify you of receipt. Need help with a spreadsheet? You can utilize our staff to help out on projects at a much cheaper cost than hiring an extra staff member.

5) Access to meeting rooms.

Many of our packages include meeting room access, which means you won’t have to meet at a noisy coffee shop. By the way, our Zoom-controlled meeting rooms are sublime and include large flat screen TVs, whiteboards, coffee/water service, and secure wi-fi access.


What are you waiting for? Contact us today and sign up for a virtual office. We’ll help make you and your business look great!

Five Ways To Jazz Up Your Next Meeting

Is your meeting style feeling a little blah? Tired of the same old, same old? If this sounds like you then it’s time to add a little oomph to your next meeting.

But how?

Here are five ways you can liven up your meetings:

1) Icebreaker: Whether or not your attendees know each other, icebreakers are always a great way to start off strong. One way strategy: have each person share an accomplishment achieved before age 18. You may know who they are now but will learn how they got there with this one simple question!

2) Open with a joke: Seems like a no-brainer, and yet can you remember the last time you opened a meeting in this manner? Dig out your best dad jokes and warm up the crowd.

3) Make it interactive: Presenting the same old boring set of Powerpoint slides? Change it up by adding poll questions at the end of each segment. Make it a game – the person or team with the most correct answers gets a prize.

4) Snack break: Treat your attendees to fabulous food and watch as they get re-energized. Bring in high end treats so they’ll feel valued as well as refreshed.

5) Change up your meeting venue: Host your next meeting at Ballpark Lane Executive Offices! Our Boardroom seats 16 and has breathtaking views of Reno and beyond. Zoom-controlled for smooth presentations and outfitted with a Keurig, assorted coffee/tea pods and bottled water, your attendees will feel on top of the world!

We actually have ONE more tip for you! If you are looking for a place to host a productive meeting with breathtaking views of downtown Reno from the 15th floor, reserve the large conference room or small boardroom at the Ballpark Lane Executive Offices today!

Find out more about how Ballpark Lane Executive Offices can jazz up your next meeting! Call 775-446-3900 today!