If you're having a hard time waking up on time in the morning, you might need to adjust your schedule to align with your sleep cycles. The closer you can line up with the 90-minute rule, the better.
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There's a blurry line between pride and arrogance, but there are a few ways you can avoid the trap of arrogance. When you're judging your own value, avoid looking at intrinsic talent and instead focus on effort.
Sometimes it's interesting to think about life in terms of our limited time. If you knew today was your last day, would you be happy with what you're doing? It's an interesting question, but not a very practical one. When you think in terms of an expiration date, it can be problematic for a couple of reasons.
End-of-year holidays are a great opportunity to reset your professional batteries. Unfortunately, the break never seems to last long enough, leading to an ultra-reluctant return to work. Instead of keenly tackling new projects, you're left feeling flat and fatigued - which is obviously a bad way to start off the new year. This infographic explains how to overcome your post-holiday blues and get back into a productive mindset.
If you're going to have an emotional meltdown at work, whether your boss is getting you down or nothing seems to be going your way, the key is to think about it — and discuss it — in terms of your passion for your work, not the emotions themselves. You'll get up faster, and your coworkers will understand better.
Lots of productivity methods are effective for lots of different people, but while you're considering a method, you should also consider what motivates you most to work (beyond the paycheck, that is). Are you motivated by results? Or do you find joy in the process? That will help you find — or remix — a method that works for you.
Confidence is a vitally important personality trait, but you might worry that acting more confident could come off as arrogant. Fortunately, there are distinct indicators that distinguish the former from the latter.
We know there's some sort of connection between happiness and using your imagination, but a recent study suggests any creative pursuit — no matter how small — can help you beat the blues. It only takes a single dose of creativity a day.
It's an understatement that learning to say no is a critical life skill. It's important both personally and professionally, and once you learn how to do it without being a jerk, you have time to focus on the things you need (and want) to do, instead of other people's priorities. Here's a quick way to master it.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but when it's so much easier to duck confrontation and send an email or a text begging for help or a much-needed favour, you're far better doing it in person, face-to-face, says researchers from Cornell and the University of Waterloo. That awkwardness actually improves your chances.