psychology

Remind Yourself 'It Must Not Be Easy' When Dealing With Difficult People

We all have to deal with difficult people we can’t avoid. Seeing things from their perspective helps create empathy and understand their perspective. Use the phrase “It must not be easy” to help you see the other side before you react.


Four Ways To Use Your Dark Side For Good (And Fight Evil In Others)

Everyone has a dark side, but that’s not a bad thing — you just need to know how to use it for good. Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There’s no reason you can’t do that too… you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.


Build Your Compassion With These Mental Exercises

Compassion is something we’re all capable of, and according to a new study published in Psychological Science, it can also be trained and developed over time. All you need is 30 minutes a day.


Train Yourself To Be A More Authentic Person By Keeping A Journal

Authenticity can be tough to develop in a world of quick meetings and email. One way to help you get better at being authentic is journalling about your encounters.


Bounce Back From A Failure With A 'Deep Tissue Post-Mortem'

We all fail but sometimes it’s hard to recover from it. Consultant Ashley Good suggests looking inward after a failure and doing a “deep tissue post-mortem”.


How To Set KPIs For Your Life

Anyone who’s worked in a big organisation will know about KPIs — key performance indicators. Numbers to measure how the organisation is functioning.


Compare Yourself To The 'Old You' Instead Of Others To Stay Positive

When you’re working hard to change a habit, develop a skill or achieve a personal goal, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others. Doing so can bring you down or breed hateful thoughts, however, so you’re better off comparing yourself to someone you know you’ve surpassed: the old you.


Create A One-Day Productivity Contract With Yourself To Stay Motivated

Being motivated isn’t something that always comes naturally, but many of us respond positively to mandatory obligations. Turn that to your advantage by creating a one-day, binding agreement with yourself.


Find The Balance Between Being Private And Friendly At Work

When you work with others, you’re always trying to find that balance of connection and separation. You need your own personal mental space, but you also don’t want to appear anti-social. A recent article helps you find that “sweet spot” between the two.


What Are The Most Stressful Professions In Australia?

What’s the most stressful career path to choose in Australia? According to a recent Roy Morgan study, sales support workers are more likely to experience stress than any other broad group.