Using Self-Affirmation to “Fake It Till You Make It”

“Oh, that’s just what I’m like”

Have you ever heard you or a coworker say the following?

  • “Oh, geez. I’m such an idiot.”
  • “Don’t mind me, I’m just a pessimist.”
  • “Hah, I guess my perfectionism is showing today.”
  • “I could never present at a meeting, I’m too antisocial.”

Beware of thoughts like this. I’ve heard it said that “we become the stories that we say about ourselves.” So try this:

Doing nothing: The cure for procrastination

Have you ever passionately thrown yourself into a strange, unrelated task at work simply because you didn’t want to do your real assignment? Or has your partner ever asked you for help… only to have you snap at them that you were working on something “really important?” For years I found myself procrastinating by deflecting too. Why did I convince myself I was being productive? Thankfully, the practice of mindfulness is here to give you that time to discover why your mind wanders from “the boring task.”

In fact, it weren’t for the process of silently cataloging my thoughts (cough meditation cough) I never would have come to terms with my twin tendencies towards perfectionism/procrastination. Only in the quiet of my mind was I able to realize that I was obsessively pursuing “passion projects” because the real task scared me. But I’ll share with you how powerful humility is. I’ll also share how accepting your tiny, task-based fear can make you more productive than you ever imagined possible.

5 scents to help you get through bad days at work

I get it. Sometimes your job isn’t cutting it and you need a pick me up. In fact, sometimes your job just stinks— like literally. I once sat in a cubicle where the guy to my left wouldn’t stop farting and the cubicle dweller to my right wouldn’t stop burping.

I was literally hearing the sound of body gurgles in stereo audio.

Anyway… there are many reasons to introduce scents into your life bedsides deodorizing your workplace.

What Physical Therapy taught me about enjoying life

Have you ever felt your body tense up as a result of a tough moment at work or during an anxiety-filled conversation with a family member? Odds are the answer is “yes” since you’re a human being. I have felt that way, and it wasn’t until I experienced a painful injury at work and went to physical therapy that I learned to slow down and listen to my body. I’ll share a glimpse into my journey with work-related injuries and hopefully you’ll learn enough to avoid the pain I had recover from.

4 Reasons You Don’t Need A Promotion

Are you convinced that you’ll only be happy once you finally get that promotion? If so, maybe you’re actually trapped by your goal. I’ll share my own experiences and tips on how I learned to be happy at whatever rung of the ladder I’m currently on. Because happiness is the goal, right?

Go Home: 4 Techniques That Help You To Leave Work At Work

I have to fess up: I don’t always do so great with the whole “work/life balance” thing. But that’s okay– this blog is all about the joy of accepting failure. So let’s have a good laugh at a recent moment where I thought I had made significant strides. Then I take a hard look at tips to help me grow to be someone who can respect work and life.

Almost Ready To Start

So, I’m looking out from my home office window about to start this blog thing. It’s gonna be an amazing opportunity to connect with people about what makes myself and them happier and healthier at work. Can’t wait!

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Update: This was not supposed to be my first post– I made it just to test out the blog. So when I returned just now to upload what was supposed to be the “real” first post, I had a weird realization… isn’t being in the moment and forgiving yourself of the past what this blog is supposed to be all about? Yes. So this “temporary” first post is here to stay. As we’ll talk about very soon, being happy with your work means patting yourself on the back even when the outcome isn’t perfect. So come along and read how to grow (as I do) in learning to accept the past and embrace the happiness of the present.