December 2, 2013

Don't Dwell 

When you have a bad day at work, you may find yourself dwelling on the events of the day, replaying them over and over in your mind. Mentally replaying negative emotional experiences activates the same biochemical and hormonal processes in your body as when the event originally occurred. You are literally physically recreating the event in your body, keeping your stress hormones high. If you find yourself dwelling, take ten minutes to purposefully replay the event in your mind, identify what you can learn from the experience, and then close the flashback and move on.


Damasio, A. (2010). Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.


De-Clutter Your Career: Building Time   


We tend to think of time as a limited resource. We say things like, "there are only so many hours in the day" and "I'm already working 24/7." But what would it feel like to think of time as something flexible that we can build and expand? Consider the difference between activities that are time wasters and those that are time builders.   

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