As an introvert, I'll always need huge amounts of alone time to recharge. But on a larger scale I'd like to think that with a lighter step, with fewer walls to hide behind, when things get confusing and complicated again (because they will) I won't need to incubate for quite so long.
I have battled chronic stress for most of my adult life, and I know that my habits are a work in progress. I also know that I value my health as much as I value being a high-achiever, and I need to use something other than getting sick as a warning sign that I need to slow down.
More than 50 million Americans have reported being bullied at work at a point in time in their career. I myself am included in this number.
Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.
As we head into the Labor Day weekend, many Americans are looking forward to some well-deserved time off and relaxation. From a health standpoint, nothing could be better, especially if you're one of those people who make a habit of burning the candle at both ends.
We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.
True human capabilities will not find expression in competition. When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him. You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is. True human capabilities will find expression only in absolute relaxation.
More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.
According to new research, the most effective leaders have higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol -- and the results are gender-neutral.
Caregiving is never an easy undertaking, but if you thoughtfully and heartfully manage the stress that can come with it -- or in making decisions around it -- you can actually enjoy the honor that it is to help that special someone who needs you now more than ever.
I like that it takes time and effort, and a measure of discomfort to arrive at this beautiful, sequestered place. As I cross multiple state lines and head south to the farm, I undergo a process of shedding.
When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.
All stress isn't bad stress -- just the right amount of pressure can be a powerful motivating force. But as employers, we have to look out for the warning signs of workplace stress among our staff, lead by example and inject a healthy dose of well-being and support into our company cultures.
When we receive the vastness within, emptiness is found to be full of heart essence. Joy is more joyful, beauty more beautiful, life more simple, precious.
If you spot the signs that you are doing too much early, they wont completely derail your career. Keep a temperature check on your reactions and how you are feeling and do something fast if stress raises its head.
I think I am more patient, focused, a better mother and more understanding when I do. My wish is that everyone takes the time needed for themselves to refuel.
Retreat is time for no self, no story. We are receiving our heart essence. Judgments and neediness dissolve in our inner expansiveness. Here is understanding. If we are to have a story may it be of great heart.
There are plenty of daily workplace interpersonal interactions that contribute to stress, the largest area of workers compensation claims, but an area that is not considered frequently in regards to stress is the interaction between recruitment and candidates.
The urge to obsess over your own feed, your own tweets, your own take and view of the world, as well as other people's reception of it, can send you down a self-involved spiral, and as you can imagine, that creates more stress than it does satisfaction.
Joy is in the little things. The simple joys make for a life strong in heartfulness where everyday stress doesn't pierce the sunshine of who we really are.