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Why Self-Compassion Helps You Meet Life's Challenges

Why Self-Compassion Helps You Meet Life's Challenges | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Do you regularly try to motivate yourself with self-criticism and mental projections about all the bad things that will happen to you if you don’t get it together? While this approach may create that extra surge of adrenaline to meet your work deadline, cold call the next potential client, get to the gym, or get your house cleaned before the in-laws visit, it comes at a cost. You end up feeling bad about yourself a lot of the time. 

 

You get into constant “fight or flight” mode, trying to avoid the negative imagined consequences, which messes with your cortisol and other stress hormones. You get overwhelmed, and decide to zone out playing video games or posting mindlessly on social media, or you rebel and eat, drink, or spend too much, thus creating more self-disgust. If this sounds familiar, perhaps you need a healthy dose of self-compassion.

 

by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.


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Sílvia Montserrat's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:14 AM

I'm copletely agree...interesting words

Glori R Zeltzer, MFT's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:34 AM

When we show ourselves love, we blossom, just as children and our gardens do.

EV's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:15 AM

From the author: "...you need a healthy dose of self-compassion."

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3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life

3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt


Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too.


So today I’d simply like to take a look at 3 quick tips and habits that help me to live a happier life. Pick one and see how it works for you.


Help someone.


Helping someone out is one of simplest but also one of the most powerful things one can do to live a happy life.


How can you help someone out? By giving them value in some form. Such forms could be:...


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Mark Twain’s Guide to Living an Awesome Life: 7 Essential Tips

Mark Twain’s Guide to Living an Awesome Life: 7 Essential Tips | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”


“Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”


“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”


Back in 2009 I wrote an article with some great quotes from Mark Twain – lecturer, satirist, humorist and author of classic books like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – and it became a favorite for me and many readers.


A sequel to Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life has been in my ideas folder for some time. But today I have completed it.


I hope you’ll find the result, these 7 essential tips from Mark Twain inspiring and helpful.


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Heidi Nelson-Brock's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:29 AM

Often, the advice we seek is not at all complicated. It can be as simple as "common sense".

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Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through

Do You Give Up Too Easily? How To Power Through | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The truth is that many of us don't apply ourselves enough to achieve the positive life changes to which we aspire. Why? Why is it that we so often fail to successfully make the changes we really want?


Over the years, I've lectured to tens of thousands of people on the subject of improving their quality of life. One of the main points I make is that an essential element of having more of the life you want is dedicating at least some time each day to clearing and quieting your mind.


After describing the practical, physiological, emotional, mental, and of course spiritual benefits of taking even just a few minutes a day to meditate or relax deeply, it's clear that most people are genuinely inspired to do it. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people ever act on their inspiration. But these would-be meditators are not alone.


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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle


One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.


This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And when I took action I tended to overanalyze things. That lead to more nervousness, second-guessing and me performing worse when I was doing whatever I was doing.


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