Why People Don’t Change Careers

woman phoningThere are many reasons for wanting to change careers. A long commute, bad boss, and annoying co-workers can make any job more stressful than it needs to be. As enticing as a new career may seem, many people choose to stay in that same job that they hate, rather than risk trying something new.

Here are 3 reasons why people don’t change careers:

Too Much Time

Changing careers may involve learning a whole new set of skills, and that would take too much time away from things that you would rather be doing. After a hectic day at work, you may just want to numb your feelings with video games, surfing the net, or watching the next unlucky couple get booted off the dance floor on Dancing With the Stars.

Too Much Money

Another reason why people don’t change careers is that it costs too much money. Working at a job you love may require working your way up the salary ladder again, or you may need to pay for additional training. These extra costs may mean postponing that family vacation, or cutting down on eating away from home.

Too Much Fear

What if the new career didn’t work out and you ended up broke and out on the street? You may look foolish in front of your friends and neighbors and wish you had your old job back. Many people are not willing to take that chance.

Portion Control for Thanksgiving

4645939-friends-enjoying-lunch-at-home-togetherThanksgiving is a favorite of food lovers, and why not? Each person has a dish or dishes that are a must for the holiday table. It is not Thanksgiving for me without sweet potato casserole and pecan pie. While I am sure these two dishes would not make the healthy food list according to the Surgeon General, substituting a baked yam and a Splenda infused dessert just wouldn’t cut it.

However, it is very easy to overindulge in all that delicious food, and instead of enjoying the holidays, you may wind up with a giant case of indigestion. Here are 3 tips for portion control for Thanksgiving:

Eat Favorites First

Your plate can fill up very quickly when those holiday platters are passed around the table, so eat your favorites first. If Mom’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Yeast rolls are what makes your Thanksgiving brighter, enjoy every bite.

Take Small Portions

When you take small portions, you can enjoy a wider variety of food and not feel stuffed. Eat slowly and savor the different textures and tastes of your food. If you’re still not satisfied, you can always have a second helping.

Leftovers

Remember, you don’t have to eat all your favorites at one meal. It’s fun to create something different out of the leftovers. From the traditional turkey sandwich to something more creative like turkey hash or tetrazzini, there are more opportunities to indulge in holiday favorites.

Practicing portion control for Thanksgiving will allow you to enjoy your holiday meals without breaking the calorie bank.