If you frequently find yourself saying yes, and then regret saying it, then you have likely developed the habit of people-pleasing. A people pleaser is a person who goes out of their way to gain the approval of other people.
On the surface, you might tell yourself that you’re happy, but there might always be an inkling of tension hidden that surfaces every once in a while. It might be when you’re at your desk at work, completing the same task over and over, when you’re at a party with people who you don’t want to talk to, or just when you’re finally alone with your thoughts.
Emotional intelligence (also known as Emotional Quotient or EQ) is a key component of your success in career and life. The ability to interact with people, understand their needs and stimulate fruitful collaboration stems from the strength of your EQ.
Unconscious bias, sometimes called implicit bias, is a term that has been in use for more than twenty years. The concept is simple. Everybody holds prejudiced views in their minds based on their social background.
Looking for some motivational quotes to get into a winning mindset? Here are some real-life strategies from Olympic gold medal winners. Whether you’re trying to get out of bed and into your sneakers for a morning run, are psyching yourself up to hit the books before an exam, or are chasing a professional goal like getting your dream job or earning a big promotion at work, your attitude can make the difference between hitting the mark and missing your opportunity.
It’s terrific working from home. You can complete tasks without anyone looking over your shoulder or a busy commute to the office. But there’s a snag. One of the toughest challenges you’re likely to run into when you work from home is difficulty focusing.
Everybody needs a little help in life. Maybe you’ve got into a rut at work and you’re not sure which direction your career should go. Maybe you’re struggling in a relationship or you find it hard to make friends.
The author Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” If you think about it, you get to make the decision about whether to react positively or negatively about any given situation in your life.
It’s easy to overlook the power of gratitude. After all, if you only consider it as designed to show respect and appease people, you miss how valuable it is for your own well-being.
It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who has recently lost a loved one. Whether the grieving is a colleague, friend, family member or neighbor, words rarely seem to express our feelings of sympathy and sadness.
For those who experience distress from an anxiety disorder, everyday life can quickly begin to feel like a living nightmare. Physical symptoms of anxiety include chest tightness, shallow breathing, sweating, and a rapid heart rate.
Self-love affirmations fuel wellbeing and equip you to deal with the challenges of relationships. It furnishes you with self-respect and the ability to make sure your needs are met. Without it, your happiness is at the mercy of the way people treat you rather than in your hands and you won’t appreciate your value.
Everyone decides, some time or another, to make a fresh start. Maybe it’s time to move on from a toxic relationship. Maybe you want to break a bad habit. Maybe you need to address an addiction, improve your health or find a new job.
There is a lot of negativity in the world today, challenging our ability and will of staying positive. From political disagreements that are tearing families apart to the existential risks of climate change and runaway technology, the negative influences are everywhere you turn.
I came across a little gem of a book a few years ago – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and for me it truly felt life-changing.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s really scary, right? And there is a good reason that the whole world is hunkering down. This type of solidarity in hopes of “flattening the curve” and alleviating some of the burden on the healthcare system and providers serving on the front lines is inspiring, to say the least.
For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed to ephemeral, happiness.
In this incredibly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? I remember once, as a freshman in college, after spending hours getting ready for a big party, I complained to my boyfriend that my hair, makeup, and outfit were woefully inadequate.
Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person? Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself that way, I bet you’re compassionate at least some of the time (e.g., when you’re well-rested and not in a hurry), or with certain people in your life (e.g., with your closest friends).
We hear it all the time…from our friends, family, the media, and even at work! Life is about balance and specifically work-life balance. But do you ever feel as though you are eternally chasing this lofty state of nirvana?
Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).