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Eight Ways To Reduce Stress And Finally Get Some Rest

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Worrying about deadlines, work flow or employee issues is natural for people working in the business world. Stress happens. You have options, though, on how you deal with stress.

 

Sometimes, taking a moment to recenter yourself is all you need to do: By putting things into perspective, you can find the grit to keep going. That’s not always the best course of action, though. If you find that a particular task or job regularly leaves you feeling overwhelmed, drained or quietly angry, you may want to rethink how you approach the work or even consider whether you’d be better suited for a different sort of job or different company.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 29, 9:31 PM

Adopt stress-relieving habits to improve productivity and happiness down the line.

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Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How to Achieve Success with a Dose of Grit and Willpower

Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How to Achieve Success with a Dose of Grit and Willpower | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 28, 2013 8:25 PM

To achieve success in any endeavor requires skill and knowledge, and a gooddose of Grit and Willpower. Success comes to those that are able to endure through hardship and setbacks. 
Great accomplishments are found in athletic, business and personal stories with those individuals having modest levels of natural ability, educational background, IQ, or social standing.

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:21 PM

Do YOU have GRIT?

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Choose Experiences that Positively Retrain Your Brain

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I often hear people say, "I'm the kind of person who…" or, "I'm not a people person.” These seemingly off-the-cuff comments suggest they’re resigned to not changing their self-perception – regardless (Seek Experiences That Positively Reshape Your ...

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:35 PM

Dr. Richard Davidson suggests that "using our experiences to positively shift our self-perception" will retrain your brain.

 

Did you know that playing just 2 hours of a video game can structurally change your brain?  Imagine that!  Just 2 hours with a joystick can actually change the structure of your brain.  This "underscores how extraordinarily dynamic our brains are, constantly being shaped this way and that."  And it happens so fast.  Studies show that an average adult generates 5,000 to 10,000 new brain cells every single day.

 

Most people are not very willing to shift their worldview.  And most often, we are unconscious of how our brain is being shaped by the forces around us. But in knowing that the brain changes in response to our experiences, actions and relationships, we can take advantage of this knowledge and "actually play a more intentional role in shaping our own brains in ways that may be heath promoting and in ways that can cultivate well-being".

 

 

 

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How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health

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New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body.

 

“Positive emotion, positive social connections, and physical health influence one another in a self-sustaining, upward-spiral dynamic,” concludes a research team led by psychologist Bethany Kok of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. It found upbeat emotions inspired by a meditative practice led to greater feelings of connectedness with others, which positively impacted “a biological resource that has been linked to numerous health benefits.”

 

 


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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

I think as we learn to become quiet and relaxed within, the stress chemicals go away.  Maybe this is us going back to our natural state.