The emotions we bring to work are equally important as our cognitive skills but we always want to be authentic and true to ourselves. Sharing our positive energy does not mean we put on a happy face and pretend everything is fine when it’s not. But being aware of our energy means we demonstrate the best of ourselves and in turn, we bring out the best in others. Here are 2 simple ways we can bring our best to every situation.
We know stress is caused by the anticipation of future possibilities, and as humans, we prefer to sit in certainty. So, how do we cope in the midst of a global pandemic where there is no shortage of uncertainty?
Do you ever feel as though your day runs you instead of the other way around? When we are pulled in many directions (as so many of us are), it may feel like we have no control over our own time. We find ourselves working longer, waking up earlier, and generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Anyone who juggles multiple priorities knows this feeling. When things get like this for me, I have a handy little tool I like to use to get me back on track and reclaim control. It’s my filter. The Simplify Filter, that is. Here's how it works...
Do you ever wish we had our own “off” button so we could power down and recharge like our phones? Why not try a phone diet with me? This could be exactly the kind of reboot we need throughout the holidays - or any time of year.
There are many benefits to building and keeping a routine. Routines help reduce our stress and ensure we make every minute count by blocking time for our top priorities. Many successful people follow a routine seven days a week – even on vacations – treating this ritual as their secret weapon in professional success. If you’re getting ready to head out on vacation, you may want to consider bringing your routine (or at least some of it) with you.
The stories we tell ourselves have a profound impact on who we are. They affect how we shape and perceive reality. Consider the power of your thoughts and the words you use in the stories you tell yourself. "I'm nervous." "I'm tired." "I'm stressed." Not happy with the plot line? Maybe it's time to change your narrative.
It seems everyone is short on time these days. We are running at turbo speed and yet it still seems there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Not surprisingly, we are all on alert to spot low-value time sucks we can eliminate from our days. Idle chit chat is often considered an easy target. On the surface, this vague chatter appears to be a waste of time. Time to reconsider? Here are six reasons why (seemingly) aimless conversations are a productive and meaningful contributor to our satisfaction at work.
We know delegating is key to success as a leader. But it isn’t always easy. Sometimes our team members are simply too busy. Adding anything more to their bursting plate could prompt them to run screaming in the opposite direction. This is often when we think, “I might as well just do it myself.” Yes, once in a while, it is helpful to model team solidarity by doing tasks we would rather delegate. But this should be an intermittent approach to trigger action. Use these five strategies to avoid the pattern of doing it all yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be the one left running from your team.
From Oprah to Warren Buffett to Bill Gates, there are countless examples of highly successful people who invest heavily in reading. Reading does so much more than expand our knowledge. Research shows reading can combat depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker. Reading also helps to prevent stress and dementia and improves overall life satisfaction. While this is incredibly inspiring, it can be a challenge to read on busy days. So, how do busy people find (or, more appropriately make) the time for so much reading? Here are six simple strategies even the busiest person can adopt.