Top 10 Reasons Why Job Interviews Suck

 

1. The purpose is so that other people can judge you and decide if you’re good enough for them.
2. You are one of many applicants. (i.e., you probably won’t get the job)
3. They may make you come back for a second interview (and then not give you the job)
4. You have to dress up extra-special.
5. Constant self-doubt is pretty much a guarantee.
6. You have to re-hash (and therefore relive) the interview over and over again with family/friends.
7. You inevitably forget to say something that you meant to.
8. Word-jumble-stumble-half-sentences
9. STRESS
10. They’re mandatory.

As you can probably guess, I had a job interview today. I have a job right now, but I’m in the market for one that doesn’t require me to work every other weekend and twelve hour days. Overall, I think that the interview went alright, but who knows how everyone else who is interviewing will do. My plan is to just not think about it anymore.

Now for some Cool things I learned from March’s Women’s Health Magazine:

Reason to eat in peace – “When eating in a noisy environment, people rated their food as less flavorful than when they dined in silence.” (p. 24)
– Now I have an excuse for not being capable of holding a conversation while eating! (right, bf?)

Vitamin D is awesome!- OK, this has been the talk of the town for a while now, but the mag had an article highlighting all the health benefits. I take 1000 mg/day (well, when I remember)

FOOD ANXIETY – p. 128 The magazine had a really cool article about how lots of women get really stressed out about food! I have to say there have been times in my life when I’ve felt the same way. Fretting over going “overboard,” stressing over whether or not to eat birthday cake, my pizza hiatus (what was I thinking?). I feel like I’m in a really good place right now. I focus on eating healthy most of the time and don’t restrict myself from eating dessert and heavier meals now and again (and again). The magazine gives a few tips to combat food anxiety:
– Focus on your food – savor every bite, avoid eating in front of the tube, etc
– Don’t be hypervigilant – don’t obsess
– Don’t tell yourself no – eat what you want! (feeling restricted leads to bingeing)
– Listen to your gut

Now off to make a peanut flour-curried vegetable & tofu creation! <–this will be an original, first attempt, so we’ll see how it goes!
I’ll leave you with a glimpse of my poor fingers that I bruised re-racking a 25 lb dumbbell yesterday : (

luckily, it doesn’t really hurt
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