We all get stressed and our productivity begins to suffer.
“If you’re chronically tapped out of the immense amount of mental energy required for planning, decision making, and coping, it’s easy to get lured into… traps.” In this Harvard Business Review article, Alice Boyes discusses how she deals with the most common reactions that many people have to being stressed and busy.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon, utilizes a technique called regret minimization framework to help him contextualize the potential effects of big decisions, which he credits as one of the keys to his success, according to Inc.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
I remember having to memorize this quote in grade school, it must have been around fourth or fifth grade, and, it is still as true today as it was back then, or, for that matter back in Dicken’s time.
Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction, says Dr. Travis Bradberry in this timely article. Although it’s especially common during the holidays given their abundance of distractions, the procrastination cycle can become crippling at any time of the year. This is especially troubling, because recent studies show that procrastination magnifies stress, reduces performance, and leads to poor health.
Read on for some enlightening ideas and tips to help you get to work when you like all of us find you are “not in the mood.”
Mistakes enable growth. Setbacks are a given. How do you handle them?
Do you let the problem paralyze you, or do you use it as learning experience? Here are coping mechanisms and mental approaches that are scientifically proven to help you better handle missteps, bounce back from setbacks, and, even use them to your advantage.
A recent study of more than 5000 people using a validated assessment found that the majority of respondents have suboptimal responses to stress at work. Understanding your current default response to stress is the first step to crafting a more adaptive cognitive pattern. Read on to identify your “go-to” style and detail about how you can improve.
Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, a leading eye hospital in The Netherlands, transformed its patients’ experiences by initiating creative interior designs and looking at their hospital through the patients eyes. By doing so, patient intake rose 47%.