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Withdrawing from people increases stress and reduces productivity. Try and tell at least one coworker what you're going through to help them understand why you may be a bit less reliable than usual.
Our best sources of support during difficult times are often our loose connections. Even small gestures of support from those weak ties can feel very helpful.
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On a low day, tasks that you struggle to do in your time off can be the ideal choice. You could also try working on a task that's aspirational and creative. It will help you feel like a competent person whose life is in order.
When people feel low or short on self-confiden...
Find a task on your to-do list that is satisfying but not challenging - for example, writing a newsletter you've been doing for years.
When we perform highly familiar tasks, it's easy to get absorbed in them and go with the flow. A task that you can finish...
Don't assume that difficult emotions will negatively impact your work. Sad emotions often enhance creativity and productivity. Anger tends to make us feel more determined.
The key is to use those feelings to propel you rather than think that they will dest...
We all have days where we feel overwhelmed. Yet, we still need to get things done.
When handled right, work can have a grounding effect that can help you through these days.
Trying to perform to a high standard when you're down can leave you so drained that you don't have the energy to process whatever is bothering you.
Try to do only half or two-thirds of your usual work. It can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and procrastinating...
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Try this kind of visualization practice anytime you’re preparing for a high-stakes situation. It could be a job interview, your first day of work, or even how you want to come across with new colleagues after being hired.
Designing the way you want to show up, and not what prize y...
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Most of us reach a point in our careers where accomplishing goals doesn't return the same rewards. Despite succeeding at your performance goals, you may be told that you are "not ready" for a promotion.
This type of feedback often means that you've spent more time on building your ...
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Taking time away to relax, reflect, and recharge comes with several benefits. Yet there are times when your vacation ends but your motivation to dive back into work doesn’t follow.
If you work remotely, it may be particularly difficult to get back into your routine...
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