As much as you may want to be in a state of gratitude and joy as the holidays are upon us, the reality is that we're currently surrounded by an extreme amount of negativity. I have a process that I shared a few years ago that will help you to check this negativity so YOU don't become negative yourself!
Why do most adults struggle to meet deadlines? Or maybe you meet them, but at times you find yourself scrambling at the last minute or pulling all-nighters to hit that target date. The reason isn't as guilt-ridden as you may believe. In fact, psychologists have a term for it, and no, it's not "procrastination." And once you understand this phenomenon, you can modify your strategy in order to produce better outcomes without hustling up against the clock. Be sure to watch this week's video to find out more!
In last week's video I shared the signs that indicate you're on the verge of burnout. So what happens if they're happening to you? What next? Since burnout occurs when workplace stress is not properly managed, your first step will take place at work. Find out exactly what that is in this week's video!
By spring of this year, over half of American workers reported being burned out. I'm not surprised! You're probably not either, especially if you're there now or on the way to hitting that #burnout wall. Burnout is not to be dismissed! It's an officially diagnosable condition through the World Health Organization, and it's a condition that needs to be handled. But too many believe that the way to beat burnout is in isolation. Find out why this should never be the answer and how to move toward a solution that can work for you!
Shortly after I celebrated my 10-year work anniversary, I found myself in a situation that challenged my resilience, my ability to mentally and emotionally deal with this crisis. While I've faced other circumstances that tested my strength in the past, nothing seemed to be quite like this - from the situation itself to how I was dealing with it. Being resilient doesn't mean that you'll never experience difficulty or stress, but like building a muscle, you can strengthen your resilience with intention over time. In this video, I give you the three intentional ways that I flexed my resiliency muscle that will help you do the same!
I'm a huge fan of routines - they're a significant contributor to remaining efficient and effective. But what about those times when things feel monotonous? When the days become a blur and you feel like you're in a slump? Find out in this week's video how you can softly shake things up without shattering your entire routine!
Over the past year or so, you may have held off on asking for a promotion or raise, but now you feel like Samuel L. Jackson in The Negotiator. You may have held off on special requests because it felt selfish during a time of crisis, but now you're looking to Julia Roberts from Erin Brockovich for strength. You may have felt comfortable behind your computer screen, but now you're preparing like Mel Gibson in Braveheart to give a rousing presentation to an important group. Whether you're channeling Samuel, Julia, or Mel, you may need a dose of confidence! While it's common knowledge that confidence is one of the keys to having success in these situations, what's not so common knowledge is whether or not you have what it takes to actually be confident. In this video I share the foundation required so that confidence is no longer an illusion, but instead, a reality for you!
A recent survey showed that 80% of people take on more than they can or should handle. Does that sound like you? I find myself sentenced to over-commitment because I'm either excited to take on something new or because I truly want to jump in to help others. But what happens when you over-commit? Loss of sleep, increased stress, falling short in other areas? Find out how to break free from sentencing yourself to over-commitment!
Do you ever find your calendar with a few-minute gap? Maybe an appointment ended early or started late, so now you're just sitting there wondering what to do next? What if you could stay productive when these unexpected times occur? I show you how in this week's video!
There was such a great response to last week's post in which I shared a past video with my son, Ethan, so I'm back this week with another one! This time, it's with my almost 10-year old daughter, Reese, at the end of 2018. Here she shares an interesting tool for managing stress. If you haven't heard of this before, check it out and see if it works to help reduce your stress.