Work is hard. Sometimes your teammates just need a safe place to vent. As long as it’s just venting, it’s not a problem. Learn the difference between venting, gossiping, commiserating, and wallowing and how to redirect a colleague if their venting turns into something more insidious.
Do you work in a job that interests you, stimulates you, and periodically even excites you? I sure hope so! I know I do. And even in what I consider to be my dream job, I sometimes find the demands overwhelming. When’s the next long weekend so I can catch my breath? If you […]
Sweaty palms, racing heart, sinking posture; that’s where I left you at the end of my previous post: you were deep in the abyss of your stress reaction; battling your stress demons. If you missed it, go back before you read this. There’s no hope of slaying your stress demons if you don’t know […]
Are you aware of what stresses you out? Quick, when I say “stressful situation at work” what comes to mind? Standing in front of a room full of people giving a presentation? Having to mingle with a whole room full of people you don’t know? Being given control of a decision that needs to be […]
In my previous post, I talked about some really interesting research I heard presented by Dr. Mark Fenske. His talk focused on the brain mechanisms associated with self-control. Take a read through it before reading today’s tips for how to increase your self-control. Self-control—Exercise for your Brain Maintaining self-control requires attention and energy, which we […]