Developing a positive mind-frame is about changing your way of thinking and allows you to succeed in spite of the most frequent obstacles on your path. It's about increasing your determination to be better, smarter, and more efficient with literally everything you do.
If employees want to reach their full potential, the smart nerds have something to learn from the dumb jocks. Study after study suggests that athletes make excellent employees and even better leaders.
Your stress response -- at work, or anywhere else -- is determined not by what happens out there, but by how you respond to it. Which is why having a sense of purpose, connection, and strong relationships can boost your resilience no matter what's going on.
One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?
Disconnectivity (from technology) anxiety is an actual disorder now. Reread that before you go on please. People actually have anxiety over unanswered texts messages or a few hours away from a little piece of plastic.
Silence is time away from time, where we discover the treasure of one's own company. This is the heart and essence of a silent retreat.
Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."
It's a safe bet that nobody has ever quit a job because the boss stopped providing free Gatorade. But as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is quickly learning, there are some benefits -- like flex time and the ability to work from home -- that are just a little harder to mess with.
If nothing else, the National Day of Unplugging raises awareness about our reliance on technology. It serves as a reminder to take a step back now and then and re-evaluate our relationship with social media. Is it healthy or is it an addiction that we need to address?
About 75 percent of people use their phones in the bathroom. A freaky 15 percent of people have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call. Nothing is sacred anymore.
Sometimes you have to leave behind everything and everyone you know in order to really, truly discover and connect with yourself. To regroup and recalibrate. There's nothing wrong with this, in fact, it's absolutely necessary in order to continue growing as an individual.
But what I missed in all this searching for leisure professionals is doing leisure mentoring, coaching, or consulting for people who simply want to have fun and want some guidance in how to make the most of their leisure time -- and where to get these leisure experiences.
I had totally given up, accepting that this loss was beyond my control. Yet there it was -- my phone -- disconnected, out of juice, sitting there in the middle of Torah.
After a few days of peace and quiet, time free from our mental traffic, retreat participants begin discovering new parts of themselves. They find inner resources that they never found in therapy. Silence and nature give inner silence and harmony.
What I've come to understand is that courage isn't the absence of fear at all. It's taking an action or risk, making a move or decision in spite of it, and here are some of the tools that I found were handy.
There is a saying that bothers me a little bit. You know the one; "everything happens for a reason." I have a hard time believing that the awful things that happen in the world were somehow meant to happen. What I can accept is that we learn from what happens.
As much as we feel that technology is a part of our lives, historically, we're really just becoming acquainted with it. Here are five benefits we found and one thing that surprised me most about what would come in life if we had a national "Digital Awareness Day."
Beginning our retreat, there may be anxiousness or restlessness separating from our habits, the routine we think we are dependent upon. Soon, there is a lightness of being, freedom, and joy in our surrender. Simple peace is present.
If you're new to unplugging, I've pulled together 15 ways to help you get acclimated to a new way of thinking about how you spend your time, alone and with others.
It is crucial that we stay grounded in some kind of permanence, not a personal permanence, but the permanence of the human journey. Ultimately, in order to stay anchored, we need more than just hashtags.