Tag: Managing Self

Don’t believe everything you read on social media and 7 other tough lessons of the decade

Posted on January 12, 2020

This article highlights many lessons learned over the last decade regarding digital technology -- both positive and negative.  A good review of how fast technology is growing and, with that, our growing dependence on it.  Important points here on -  privacy, our health record, news which can be deceiving and, the importance of getting our heads "out of the clouds" to remember who we are and what WE think. The post ends with a great ...

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

Posted on September 8, 2019

In my experience as a pscycholgoist and leadership Coach, I often hear the challenge successful people have in managing their thoughts around mistakes which they have made.  The pointers given in this brief Harvard Business Review article are timeless and quite effective.  And, to top it off, these "manage your mind around mistakes" methods are founded in social science research.

How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses

Posted on May 7, 2019

This article points out the key ways to use strengths, and how we often  overuse key strengths.  A study is cited on how often managers can overuse signature strength or, as Melinda Gates is quoted as saying:  "Often our greatest weaknesses are the other side our strengths." Thank you! Rosemarie From The New York Times: How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses Instead of striving to use your strengths more often, aim to use them ...

Use these 5 scheduling methods when a to-do list just isn’t working

Posted on March 27, 2019

I frequently look for new ways to schedule my "to do" tasks...good ideas here...I have used the MIT's method for years and find it rewarding as at least at the end of the day, I can say I accomplished my Most Important Tasks. Read more about these 5 scheduling methods and possibly find one that works for you.

How to Build Resilience in Mid-Life

Posted on August 23, 2017

Resilience, defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity, is widely considered now an important behavior to nurture well-being and healing from life's challenges. This article outlines specific ways one can practice and develop resilience to manage the stresses living a life may bring.

A Simple Breathing Meditation

Posted on April 11, 2016

Taking time in the midst of a busy work day to breath deeply has been shown to increase awareness, decrease stress and anxiety as well as enhance work performance.  To learn more read this brief "how to" article complete with a 5 minute breathing meditation instruction.

An Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happier

Posted on February 14, 2016

The world as we know it today is complicated, busy, stimulating and filled with "breaking news."  How to calm the brain and body and get a good nights rest?  After all, we are learning through mind/body research how important a good nights sleep is to our days of fulfilling work.  Good news: social scientists have discovered some ways to train our brains to power down at night and look forward to the new day tomorrow.  This ...

How to Find Happiness…3 Secrets From Research

Posted on July 1, 2015

Every wondered "What is the best version of myself?"  The answer to this is embedded in this article which outline recent research on ways to make your life happier - or ways to infuse more positive emotion into your life...and enjoy it.  Caveat: like much of life, this involves attention, monitoring and practicing new ways of doing things.

Write! Research Shows You Will Be Happier and More Successful

Posted on November 16, 2014

[caption id="attachment_921" align="alignright" width="300"] Write to deal with anxiety[/caption] Situations in our work lives, can evoke strong emotions: a tense meeting, challenging changes in the organization, a co-worker gets let go...or you are told your position is cut. How to manage and respond with your best self? I often encourage clients to use this simple and incredibly effective writing tool to get clear on what they want, what they believe and what they think.

Take Ten Minutes Out

Posted on July 18, 2014

TAKE TEN MINUTES OUT By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. Stress plays a major role in our lives. We can become addicted to it. We can become ill with it. Using it, we can achieve more. We can "break down" from it. We can adapt to it. Some of us are so adapted to it, we don't know how to function without it. Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Surgeons General have reported that 85 ...