by Susanna Clavello, Emotional Wellness & Personal Growth Coach [email protected]
Stress can be defined in many ways. According to the American Psychological Association, for example, stress is “a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning.” On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.”
In reality, not all reactions to everyday pressures are stressful, not all stress is harmful, and not all human beings react the same way. Furthermore, stress is not a reaction to adverse circumstances like we usually think of it; stress is the response to our way of thinking about the circumstances, or the meaning we give to any given situation. Stress, therefore, can be our best ally or our worst enemy based on the way we think about it -our...
There are thousands of applications to help you reach your goals, it doesn’t matter if you use a PC, a tablet, a cell phone or all of them at the same time, what’s important is to know where you need help and which of these apps suits you more.
To accomplish this you must start by taking into account the following:
• The cost.
• The type of work you perform.
• The number of members in your team.
• The communication needs with your co-workers.
• The communication with multiple work teams.
• And the focus of each task.
That is why you need to know the 5 types of applications that will take you from a novice worker to a productive expert in the blink of an eye.
#1 SCHEDULE OR CALENDAR
First of all, it’s important that you consider using a schedule or calendar. Depending on the type of device you use, the calendar is one of the most basic tools to help you be more productive. Despite all the...
There is a big difference between wanting and needing and even though we are sometimes able to identify them, it can be very difficult to make the right decisions when we are controlled by the emotions, wishes, and impulses of each moment.
When we act on impulse because of emotions and we opt for what we want and not just for what we need it can give us great satisfaction, however, it can also give us regret if our choice does not turn out like we wanted.
But how can you learn to identify what we want from what we need?
It all depends on our particular situation. Your needs are not going to be the same as another person’s.
Let’s set aside for a moment the basic needs like shelter, clothing, food and water to sustain your body, and let’s center on other objects that are going to totally change depending on each situation.
For example, for an attorney that only works in an office, buying a professional camera can be just a wish,...
In all our workshops we repeat this phrase over and over, "If it is not written it will NOT happen." And believe me, I can assure you that this is the case. Whether it is a task you want to accomplish, a goal or a dream to accomplish, if you do not put it in writing it is difficult for your mind to remember.
Your brain has thousands of things to think about, additionally having them in writing will allow you to develop many more things that you will discover next.
Writing your goals forces you to define them clearly, creates a reference point to be able to follow up and also helps you to think and perhaps adjust it, but it is not everything, it also stimulates your creativity as your brain begins to look for creative ideas and thoughts that They are waiting to be released.
I do not know if it happens to you, but when you start writing something, suddenly you get inspiration and start writing thousands of things that sometimes need to be organized since your brain throws them...
Today we will talk about what for many is the archenemy of productivity and it’s the cause of why people go home at the end of the work day without having finished all that is pending … it’s called “procrastination”.
But what is procrastinating?
The most direct definition tells us it’s “the action of delaying the most important tasks and replacing them with others that give us more satisfaction”. Let’s admit it, at a time when entrepreneurs and freelancers can choose when and from where to work, this has become a real headache for many people all over the world.
Let’s understand something, procrastination in particular, is a problem that stems from self-regulation and time management, or lack of them to be precise. Its solution would consist, among others, of organizing time management appropriately, concentrating on doing the most important tasks that have the soonest due date.
Normally, whoever delays or postpones a...
We have all checked out our competition at one point or another, whether it’s people, companies or co-workers that do something that you would like to do or that you’re already doing. We are interested in seeing what has worked for them and what has not, in order to have a point of reference when it’s time for us to put it into practice.
It’s also important to find an example to follow that gives us a certain excitement to get to where they are or even surpass them, however, we must work on one step at a time.
Remember that those companies or people didn’t accomplish everything overnight, the road is long, and in addition to studying their achievements, you also have to know their failures and everything that they have done to get to where they are. Study them as a goal to strive towards, not as an obligation.
Remember that you can tweak your goals as you move forward and a requirement or obligation generally has a negative connotation to...
When a new year begins we get excited, we cheer for the year that ends, if it was difficult we are glad that it is finally over and we are sure that the new year will be different and that we will achieve our dreams.
We make our list of “New Year's Purposes” and we say “now I am going to achieve it”, “this is going to be my year”.
We start with all the strength, the best emotions, the best purposes to achieve it, and then the unexpected happens!. The problems, things unforeseen, the emotion is down, or we just let the routine take us and in less than we think the year is over again and we finish without fulfilling those purposes.
Statistics show that only 12% manage to fulfill their New Year's resolutions, there are many reasons, so we want to invite you to do a different this year.
I want to invite you to take this great opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened in these last 10 years of your life.
• Where are you in this moment...
For many people around the world, this week marks the beginning of winter vacations, which is considered one of the busiest weeks of the year since the timing goes hand in hand with the Christmas and new Year’s celebrations.
Our hope is that you start 2020 fabulously, that’s why we want to give you some tips so that you can give yourself that well-deserved time off to rest and enjoy a nice vacation with your loved ones.
#1 Plan the time you want for vacations ahead of time.
Vacations are a goal that all people in the world have in common, since we count the minutes until our time off, when we can forget our jobs and dedicate our time to enjoy life. But vacations, like any goal, have to be visualized and we have to work on different objectives so that we can take advantage of them as much as possible.
It doesn’t matter what you decide to do during your days off, what’s important is that you maximize your enjoyment and that you leave your work at...
When talking about multidisciplinary teams, we know that we’ll have people with very different skill sets, there are more logical persons - math, and others with greater creative, artistic, or motor skills.
In your company, are tasks given according to a person’s skill set or are they assigned randomly as they come in?
In most companies, there are no documents that indicate the responsibilities that each co-worker has, assigning them the incorrect task that doesn’t match up with their skills tends to complicate their job, increase the time invested, and sometimes activities that are more important that the co-worker perform are neglected.
Delegating is a very important action to get excellent results, many times it’s difficult to let go of those activities for fear that others will think you’re not capable to do them or that you will diminish your value within the team, but what you really have to understand is that delegating will help you focus more...
I have always been known as somebody who works hard, but believe it or not, this has not always given me the best results. Well they say that excesses are bad, right?
Let me tell you, when I am at work, I am focused on what I am doing, I review my daily tasks, I organize them, I schedule the time needed to do whatever I need to do and work had to get the results. But there is always something unexpected that makes me reorganize my agenda and it is fine, it is part of the daily work, however, sometimes there are so many things that I do nonstop, that I end up working at night, outside my work schedule.
I work using social networks, since my clients are there, additionally there is always an email more to review or a message to answer, and the list goes on and on and on, Do you find yourself in the same situation?
Many times I finish working so late that I don't have time for anything but sleep to get up very early so I have time to do everything I have to do. It is here that I forget...