Tag: Industrial and Workplace

How to Build Confidence & Self-Esteem After a Job Loss

In the midst of unemployment, it’s easy to lose hope and wallow in your low self-esteem, but you can learn how to build confidence again and take back your life. Losing or getting fired from your job can seem like the end of the world. You might feel disbelief, anger, sadness, uncertainty, fear, and even […]

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5 Ways to Create a Work-Life Balance That Will Keep Your Marriage Safe

But the best way to assure you get the quality time you need from both is to establish boundaries by using time management to figure out what tasks you need to complete in a given day or week. There’s a ton of relationship advice and marriage advice out there about how to speak your partner’s […]

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Surviving the Work Trip: How to Stay Together While Being Apart

Sometimes children during these times develop emotional responses to the temporary absence of their parents. They may make it harder to go to school or become more tearful or clingier with the parent who has stayed home. This has an added challenge for the parent who is maintaining the fort, since being alone with the […]

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Why It’s More Important to Be Authentic Than to Be Impressive

When I was six, my father got me my first proper study desk as a gift for getting into a ‘good’ school. The type of desk that towered over a little six-year-old—complete with bookshelves and an in-built fluorescent light. In the middle of the shelf frame stuck a white sticky label inscribed with my father’s […]

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When Your Job Requires Brilliant Ideas, But Brainstorming Feels Like Pulling Teeth

Maybe you’re a writer, speaker, designer, artist, podcast host, publicist, teacher, researcher, or entrepreneur. Either way, idea generation is a priority in your position. And, unfortunately, you feel utterly and completely uninspired. Mary Potter Kenyon, an author, certified grief counselor, and program coordinator at the Shalom Spirituality Center, typically feels uninspired when she’s tired or […]

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7 Realistic Ways to Look on the Bright Side—Which Don’t Feel Fake or Forced

However, as psychotherapist Genesis Games, LMHC, pointed out, “Looking at the bright side is not negating the pain, hurt, and despair. Some situations are truly heartbreaking and beyond difficult.” Rather, it’s about not letting painful or traumatic experiences define us and negatively shape our lives, said Games, who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and […]

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Nearing Burnout? 9 Ways to Stave Off Exhaustion

A lot of things—and people—are starting to grate on your nerves. You’re easily triggered. Life is feeling too loud. Your perspective is becoming pessimistic. And you just want to be left alone. You’re nearing burnout, and you know it. Maybe you aren’t showing all these signs. Maybe you’re showing several. But either way, you’re frustrated […]

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When Your Mind Keeps Telling You You’re a Failure

Or maybe you can’t get over a recent (or past) failure. You failed an important final or an exam for your new career. You didn’t get a job you really wanted, or the promotion you worked really hard for. You gave a mediocre, maybe even embarrassing, speech. And somehow that failed performance turned into I […]

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Work Burnout: How to Know When You Need a Break

Work Is a Burden An article in Forbes on the five telltale signs of job burnout highlights a few symptoms that may easily resonate with overworked individuals in any line of work. Among them is one that stands out for me: Everything about work starts to seem like a burden. Indeed, when you get up […]

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How to Make Time for the Things You Really Want to Do

So, if we barely have enough time to do the things we really need to do, how the heck will we have time for the things we really want to do? Below are eight tips to answer that very question. Forget the traditional to-do list. According to Holly Reisem Hanna, creator of The Work at […]

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Is That Workplace Bully Actually a Narcissist?

No one likes the idea of workplace harassment; in a perfect world, everyone would get along together and there would be no need for conflict resolution in the workplace. However, learning effective communication in the workplace with your fellow employees and the difference between simple bad behavior and actual signs of narcissism from a workplace […]

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When Wives Earn More, Both Spouses Misreport in Ways that Make Husbands Look Better

Researchers from the Census Bureau were able to access information about husbands’ and wives’ actual income. They also had the same people’s responses to a survey asking about their income. The answers from the two sources did not match. When wives made more money than their husbands, both the husbands and the wives distorted their […]

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Strategies for Staying Focused at Work When There’s Stress at Home

Either way, focusing at work is becoming increasingly difficult. And you’re becoming increasingly frustrated—namely at yourself. Why can’t I get it together? I’m such an idiot. Seriously. I’m being ridiculous—and weak. But having a hard time with focusing is absolutely understandable. “You may have heard the expression, ‘everywhere you go, there you are,’” said Austin […]

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Beyond Money: The Psychology of Working More Than One Job

In the U.S., according to the Census Bureau, between 4.5 percent and 6.2 percent of the workforce has been holding down more than one job since 1970. In the UK, the practice of working multiple jobs may be even more commonplace. The Independent reports that about one in four workers have a “side hustle” in […]

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How Employers Can Support Women During Postpartum Depression

Caring for a newborn (especially the first born or a child with special needs) is a significant time commitment. This becomes more challenging as moms and other caregivers lack proper sleep. There are also additional financial pressures in caring for a new family member and taking time (sometimes unpaid) away from work. Post-birth, the medical […]

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4 Strategies for Staying Creative Amid Burnout and a Bunch of Distractions

Thankfully, however, we aren’t powerless. Thankfully, we can be intentional and proactive, instead of getting dragged around by all kinds of distractions. By applying certain practices and adopting certain perspectives, we can connect to our creativity—and savor more meaning in our lives. In his latest book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good […]

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