Spring in Canada often leaves us shaking our head. One day, it’s 30 °C+ (86 °F) and we are swimming and eating popsicles. The very […]
Are you so overwhelmed by everything you have to do, you do not have enough time to sleep? Is it time to reverse your sleep […]
[sws_picture_frame19 src=”https://clearconceptinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Pulled-in-Too-Many-Directions.jpg” title=”Pulled in too many directions” alt=”Pulled in too many directions” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame19] Let’s face it – we all have way too much work on the go.
Most of us spread ourselves thin at the best of times. This is only heightened with year-end deadlines and all of the holiday busyness. It’s enough to turn a calm, cool & collected professional into something akin to dried out turkey dinner … dry, burned out and downright nasty.
The challenge is that we only have control over so much of our time. There are the non-negotiable deadlines, the meetings the emails, and additional holiday gatherings that leave little time to get “our” work done.
And while I love the thought of cloning myself, we really do have to work with what we’ve got.
Here are some key strategies to keep us calm and cheerful right through into the New Year: […]
If someone was to offer us $50 or $100, most of us would gladly take $100. There is nothing quite like a cool, crisp c-note. Same deal applies if someone offers us $50 today versus $100 tomorrow – most of us would choose to wait one day for the higher pay-out.
But as the wait time increases, most of us change our mind. If someone offered us $50 today versus $100 in a year, most would choose $50 today. The dollar difference remains the same, but something about the delayed reward prompts us to choose the immediate pay-out.
Even Kids Find it Hard to Resist Temptation
Not surprisingly, kids are no better off. A rather ‘cold-hearted’ group of Stanford researchers asked children to resist eating a marshmallow right in front of them. They told the children that they would get two marshmallows if they simply waited for 15 minutes. Then the researchers left the room and watched the children squirm. The request proved to be far too tempting for most children who gobbled up the single marshmallow within minutes. […]