Tag: Industrial and Workplace

Adapting to Change in Difficult Times

Philosophers, who try to instill us with wisdom, have long taught that change is the only constant in life. Everything is continually changing. As Heraclitus put it, “You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on.” Buddhist psychology similarly teaches that we create suffering when we cling to how we […]

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Love at First Sound: On Audiobooks and Marriage

Happily, the opposite of such a scenario occurred in a recent work relationship of mine, which involved making an audiobook edition of my book, Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love. While collaborating with its narrator, I was struck by many similarities between a good author-narrator relationship and a happy marriage. I don’t mean to imply that […]

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How to Cope with Losing Your Job

You might be wondering: When will this crisis end? Which jobs and businesses will survive? Will we even get back to “normal”? “It’s also hard to job search when there are barely any jobs on the market,” Jacinto said. Consequently, you might feel terrified, overwhelmed, and powerless. Your anxiety might be skyrocketing, and you feel […]

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How to Get Things Done During Uniquely Challenging Times

Below, you’ll find actionable, accessible tips and tweaks for being productive during the pandemic. Create an office space—no matter how small. Paula Rizzo, author of the book Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You, lives with her husband in a one-bedroom apartment in New York City. She had The Container Store design […]

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Simple Ways to Make Your Home into Your Sanctuary

Currently, our homes need to “replace a lot of the ‘feel-good’ emotions we had in going out,” said Victoria Vajgrt, a professional home organizer in San Francisco. For example, she said, the yoga studio helped us to relax, while romantic restaurants helped us to reconnect to our partners. Creating a safe, serene space combats stress […]

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Podcast: Keeping a Job With Mental Illness

When should you contact human resources? The ADA? A lawyer? If you struggle with mental illness and job insecurity, tune in for an informative discussion on the ins and outs of getting the complicated, and often unfair, American system to work for you. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts […]

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A Meditation on Leaving a Job Behind and Taking Back Control

But we are only human, and we all have our limits. We all have our threshold of what we are personally willing to tolerate before it becomes emotionally toxic. Before we have to reevaluate what we want to settle for, weighing the pros and cons, and what we want to advocate for by standing up […]

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Reduce Stress with This Simple Strategy

There’s too much to do, and you feel like it all rests on your shoulders. Of course, one invaluable strategy is to delegate. But sometimes you’re so stressed out that you don’t even know where to start and what tasks to hand over. So, what can you do? Start a checklist. This might seem like […]

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Nesting Syndrome: 10 Signs You’ve Become Too Comfortable at Work

The unconscious competency trap. We perform on autopilot and, therefore, experience insufficient self-awareness. We become oblivious to the opportunities around us and simply keep our nest neat. A refusal to shake things up. We adopt the tired adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which enables us to resist extra work. Our mantra should […]

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How to be Assertive When You’re Worried About Being Criticized or Rejected

Maybe they’ve even been substantiated by past experiences. For instance, after trying to be assertive, you’ve left an interaction feeling “misunderstood, shunned or ignored,” and the issue went unresolved, said Leslie Garcia, LCSW, a psychotherapist and founder of Counseling Space in New York City, which focuses on the mental and emotional wellness of women business leaders […]

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7 Expert Tips for Adapting to Life’s Curveballs

Big or small, these situations might lead you to feel very overwhelmed—and frustrated. So, you stew and wallow. You vent and complain. You wish things were different. You focus on the past. And you remain stuck. Or you make hasty decisions—and then feel regret. All of these reactions and actions are completely understandable because effectively […]

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How to Practice Self-Compassion When You’ve Screwed Up

According to therapist and self-compassion expert Lea Seigen Shinraku, MFT, these are all ways we try to maintain some semblance of control. Because “when we’ve really screwed up, we feel like the situation is out of control.” So, we think to ourselves: If only I’d done things the right way; this would’ve never happened, and […]

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