Are You Working Too Much or Too Little? Written by Susanne Myers
Are you one of those people who get into something and just works day and night on it? Or are you one of those minimalists who didnít start papers in school until night before they were due? You know scraping by doing bare minimum. That was me in school, but I am getting off topic here.
You may be one of those people that will work like a maniac if it is something they really love, but will drag their feet if it is something very boring and unexciting to them. That last description fits me to T. Guess School just didnít excite me much. Which would explain why I did so much better in College when I got to choose my subjects. Sorry, getting off topic here again.
If you are one of those overachievers, remind yourself why you became a wham in first place. To spent more time with your kids. Go take them to park, play cars, Barbies or Lego blocks for a few hours. Read some books with them. Then put up some pictures in your work area to keep you on track.
If you are one of those that just barely do minimum, make a list each morning of things that have to get done and sort them in order of priority. Get as many of them accomplished as possible and if you get everything on your list done, reward yourself with a nice long bubble bath, a walk in park with your kid, a new manicure or whatever else works for you. Positive reinforcement always worked for me. Just make sure you donít cheat by keeping your list short. Keep it challenging.
Managing Your Persistent Fears And AnxietiesWritten by Stan Popovich
Everybody deals with fear and anxiety, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and anxieties.
When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, first thing you can do is to divide task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.
Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breathe and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of problem. A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
At times, a person might encounter a fearful thought that may be difficult to manage. A person should visualize a red stop sign which can serve as a reminder to stop thinking about that thought. This technique is good in dealing with obsessive and scary thoughts.