Maintaining any emotional state requires focus and resolve. For example, to prolong laughter, you would keep reminding yourself of the original funny incident or joke. So how do you maintain a rotten mood?
First, you have to recognise it.
And that’s easier said than done when you seem to be fighting one losing battle after another without coming up for air. Or, when your brain seems to be going round and round in circles. But read on to learn a very effective technique.
People may suffer from anxiety when they don’t know how to switch off from work, or have taken on more than they can reasonably cope with. Learn how to experience more ease at work with these 8 practices.
Improve your sense of humour and develop your verbal, non-verbal and emotional intelligence at the same time. Need other reasons? Apart from fun, many singles list a sense of humour as an important attribute in a potential mate.
Chasing after the mythical work-life balance can be stressful! Can you really balance work and life? And if so, how do you categorise the many activities you engage in every day — especially when you only have two choices? Maybe it’s time to explore a better way to live?
You can damage your credibility in an instant, and then you have to work extra hard to regain it. Without self-and-other-awareness you may not even realise the impact of your behaviour. That’s why it’s important to mind your meta-messages. What’s a meta-message? Read on to find out.
Failure is a dirty word for most people. There will always be people around to offer advice; most of it vague, patronising and not particularly useful! Learning from failure gives us the opportunity to move on and create the success we truly want. This post will help you glean all those learnings.
Values influence every decision and aspect of your life. Discover your work values to make sure you do what you love — and love what you do. Yet, for most of us, they lie outside of our conscious awareness.
If you change the way you think about someone, it will change your response to them. Find out how to deal with bullies by changing your own mind first. Too good to be true? Read MJ’s case study about how changing her mind stopped her boss’s bullying behaviour dead in it’s tracks.
Understanding your mental landscape and how you subliminally place people in that landscape can have a massive impact on how you relate to them in real life. The language you use also is a bit of a giveaway. Do you have ‘close’ friends? ‘Distant’ relatives? Find out why!