Who isn’t in a slump these days? COVID-19 induced lockdowns have us cooped up at home. That’s not easy to deal with. Plus, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, it's winter, and daylight is at its shortest for the year. No fun.
Slumps — these periods of personal struggle characterized by low morale and low energy levels — come and go. Yet, when they’re here, you might feel like it's impossible to do anything. How do you motivate yourself to exercise? Or to work on a personal project? Decreased energy levels do not make it easy. …
Do you ever find yourself frustrated with why you’re feeling a certain way? For instance, you know that you need to get started on an important task, but you’re hampered by procrastination and unmotivated to start. Or, you’re about to give a presentation to a virtual room full of people, but your thoughts are on overdrive with how you can get out of it. My internet is down?!
Our feelings drive our actions and behaviours, even if we’d prefer not to do what we are doing — like procrastinating, looking for an exit strategy, or everyday habits, like nail-biting or…
Does money go in one pocket and out the other? Here’s what you can do.
Unfortunately, becoming financially savvy doesn’t go hand-in-hand with earning a paycheck — even as a professional. You may have graduated with high distinction or navigated your career to the point of smooth sailing; but, if you haven’t taken steps to educate yourself on basic finances, you may be in trouble.
But alas, don't fear! Your future is not doomed— that is, if you take steps to bring your finances back on track.
Also, you are not alone. Many of us are not given practical financial…
While we would all like to believe that our workplaces are as decent as our Codes of Conduct suggest, and are absent of any type of manipulation or wrongdoing; we know that’s not the case.
We know this because, at some point in our lives, we’ve experienced it. We’ve come across someone who’s tried to manipulate us — whether it was making us feel pressured, bullied, full-out controlled, or even question our reality.
If you’ve intentionally clicked this article, I’m going to take a wild guess and say you’re a hardworking and motivated professional trying to get noticed by the higher-ups in your organization.
You could be a seasoned employee developing a steadfast track record, or a new graduate trying to pave a career path. In either case, you want to add value beyond the scope of your job since you recognize meeting job expectations is only the minimum, and won’t lead to where you want to go.
When you add value to the organization, you add value to yourself.
Your journey to emotional and mental well-being beginning in your personal life shouldn’t end the moment you walk into work. Healthy personal boundaries and relationships are only one part of the well-being equation. Your workplace is another. Unfortunately, we tend to overlook the healthy change that’s possible at work, believing we’re limited to the tone set by managers and coworkers.
As Clinical Psychologist, Henry Cloud advised:
“You get what you tolerate.”
Our jobs are our livelihood. We never want to give our employer a reason to be let go. Therefore, more often than not, we’ll default to being overly agreeable…
During the day, I drive successful change in large-scale organizations | As a writer, I write about Well-Being 🧘🏻♀️, Personal Growth 👏🏼 & Business 👩🏻💻