Personal Development

Scared to speak up? Don’t be

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Sometime in your professional career, you’ve likely wanted to speak up about an issue but were hesitant to make that move. The authors of the book Crucial Accountability talk about being in this precarious position, and how fear can corrode our judgment.
“Nowadays, we no longer believe that creativity comes to us from the muses of ancient Greek mythology,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Jade Wu. “Instead, psychological science gives us some clues into where creativity comes from and how we can cultivate it.” She offers six tips for creative cultivation.
A money-saving tip for hotel bookings … There’s nothing funny about coulrophobia … Does your cat have political aspirations? … Waiter, there’s a face in my soup! … Space is closer than you think.

Listen to your anxiety

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

If you feel yourself slipping into “anxious time,” ask yourself these questions.

Controlling your emotions

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Emotions are a strange beast, and they are hard to control because they are not logical. Here are some tips to help you regain your control in a stressful work situation.

Dare to embrace ‘average’

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Here are 13 things ordinary people embrace about the working world.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’22

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

For your most important emails, make your first sentence a real grabber … About to lose some kind of benefit, or don’t think you meet its conditions? … Cell phone running low in a possible emergency situation? … A lesson from Meryl Streep … Skipping shampoo/cultivating conditioner … Are you safe from the pinball menace?
“I won’t call you on your day off.” Have you ever fed an employee this line? And did it, at some point, prove to be a bit of a lie? Writer Jason Notte identifies some more frequently-heard managerial fibs for Cheapism. Here are a few to watch yourself for.

Define ‘enough’ for yourself

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Is enough all we can hope for and more than enough asking for too much?
Many of us would like to be more assertive, and not just at work. Joaquín Selva gives concrete advice in an article for Positive Psychology.

How to find an affordable massage

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Getting a massage is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s a budgetary no-go. There are great ways to track down discounts and affordable rates, though, when your pocketbook is stretched.

Are we all lonely?

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Feeling lonely or misunderstood happens a lot of the time to a large amount of people—most people, even. Writer Olga Khazan wants us to know that we are not alone in feeling alone.

What sort of bystander are you?

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Have you wondered how you might react in a real crisis? Would you step in to help someone in need?