The concept of a panic or anxiety ‘attack’ would lead you to believe that something beyond yourself is triggering your sense of impending doom and loss of control. Unfortunately — or maybe fortunately — panic and anxiety are ‘inside’ jobs; something we create ourselves.
The concept of a personality clash implies that two people simply don’t get along. However, it’s often more likely that the clash is caused by just one person — who also has the power to resolve it.
How much time have you wasted because you couldn’t make a decision? Well, I wasted 3 hours of my life on Saturday night, but learnt a few things that will help you make decisions quicker and more easily.
It can be challenging to resolve a problem. So, who would have thought that changing a noun back into a verb would make the job easier? This isn’t a post for grammar geeks — but if you are one, you’ll no doubt find it fun.
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?
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.
It can be challenging to feel in control of your emotional states at times, especially if you think someone is deliberately pushing your buttons. You’ll find practical steps to neutralise the effect in this post, and how you may be inadvertently pushing some else’s buttons.
People have many ways of handling conflict — often, this involves avoiding it altogether! Unfortunately, avoidance doesn’t actually resolve anything, but does cause negative side effects. This post shows how three conflict avoiders became conflict heroes.