Tag: Randi Rotwein-Pivnick

Managing Our Emotions as We Come Out of the Pandemic

RANDI ROTWEIN-PIVNICK, M.A., LMFT, INC Much has changed in our world since this time last year when we were first being hit with the reality of COVID-19 and the negative impact it would have on our lives. For the past year most of us have spent time isolated from our family and friends, fearful of exposing ourselves to the risks of getting COVID, and trying to figure out how to manage the ups and downs of our emotions as we adjusted to the ‘new normal’. When we did venture outside of our homes, we were masked, kept our (social) distance ... Read more

Dealing With the Holiday Season During a Pandemic

Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, M.A., LMFT In my last post I mentioned that I had been working from home remotely since March and never imagined that the pandemic would have impacted our world as it has. Personally, I don’t know of anyone that has not been impacted negatively in some way or other from COVID-19, and with all the current uncertainty I doubt we will return to ‘normal’ (whatever that might look like), anytime soon. It is of utmost importance, to do what we need to do to stay safe, but we also need to make every effort possible to maintain some ... Read more

The New Normal… What Comes Next.. What is the Next Step?

RANDI ROTWEIN-PIVNICK, M.A., LMFT I, as well as all those I have spoken to, would have never imagined that we would experience a Pandemic like COVID-19 in our lifetime. For most, our lives have now been turned upside down. We have had to navigate so many of our essential life necessities (work/finances, ability to get food, staying safe, and keeping our loved ones safe and protected) for the first time in our lives. Unfortunately, we are finding that the answers to our questions are often different, depending on from whom it is you are gathering your information from. These times ... Read more

Be Purposeful About Your Time: How To Get The Most Out of It

Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, M.A., LMFT Time Management Do you often miss deadlines or can’t complete the day’s “TO DO” list? Learning how to be more effective with your time can make a huge difference in your level of career success. Lack of good time management skills can ruin your career. However, if you utilize the following TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, you just may find yourself soaring to the top of the success ladder. Time Management is the ability to organize and plan the time you spend on activities in a day. We all have 1440 minutes in a day; however, how you ... Read more

Work Burnout

Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, M.A., LMFT Burnout is a cumulative process of continual stress, which can be extremely harmful in large doses. The longer the chronic stress lasts, the more damage it does to your body and the more resources it depletes. Although Burnout can be the result of both professional and personal life, most often it is attributed to the impact of one’s work/career. Psychologist Herbert Freudenberger was one of the first to describe the symptoms of exhaustion professionally and perform a comprehensive study of “Burnout”. According to Freudenberger, some of the characteristics of Burnout are physical symptoms such as exhaustion, ... Read more