Alcoholic Anonymous encourages its members to take things one day at a time. Otherwise, attempting too much too soon can interfere with achieving sobriety or any major goal. It’s natural to become overwhelmed if you try to imagine giving up alcohol or any powerful habit on a permanent basis. It’s less distressing to think in terms of drinking just water for the next 24 hours … [Read more...] about The Magic of Taking Things One Day at a Time
A recent study suggests that working too many hours may be more dangerous than you think. Overwork is the single greatest risk factor for occupational disease, and it’s responsible for three quarters of a million deaths each year from heart conditions and stroke. That’s according to researchers from the World Health Organization and other institutions. You might hope that … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Stop Working Too Much?
What do you do when you’re feeling sad or low? Maybe you reach out to friends or stay in bed watching your favorite series on TV. Have you ever considered turning to writing as a therapy? Studies have shown that those who write about their most traumatic or stressful experiences experience better health outcomes. The stories we tell ourselves give us meaning in our … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Using Writing Therapy to Enhance Personal Growth
How can a one-size-fits-all leadership style meet the demands of an increasingly diverse society? Situational leadership offers a more flexible solution. Sociology textbooks can explain how various researchers have contributed in this area, but the concept is relatively straightforward. Instead of sticking with what you know, you adapt your leadership style to different … [Read more...] about 13 Tips for Using Situational Leadership Effectively
If you want to maximize your effectiveness and the amount you get done each day, organize tomorrow, today. The second that you open your eyes you can already be clear and certain about what you have to do that day. It’s much more effective than trying to plan your day on the fly! In the evening, you’re much more objective about the next day than you are when you’re in the … [Read more...] about The Value of Organizing Tomorrow – Today