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The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Work Life Balance, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, New York Times, Relaxation, Chris, Industrial And Workplace, Memory And Perception, Megan, Kreider, Annapolis Maryland, Sara Robinson


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


6 Life Lessons I Learned Last Year

Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to look back over the lessons learned from the mistakes and experiences of previous months. In 2018, I wrote two letters of resignation, grieved the ending of two significant relationships, and spent several weeks on a hospital waiting list for severe depression and weight loss. I fumbled, got lost, and confront...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Work Life Balance, Communication, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Psychotherapy, Perfectionism, New Year's, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce


Transitions: Outward Appearances Do Not Always Reflect the Struggles Within

Transitions can be hard. All of us go through many uncharted periods during our lifetime whether it is going to college; changing a career; becoming a parent; caring for parents; enduring a breakup or grieving the loss of a loved one. These life shifts are unavoidable. Acknowledging and understanding them can help you navigate the changes. One the most difficult times in my life was transitioning out of a sport I loved. I was a professional figure skater. My commitment and love for skating w...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Self-help, Resilience, Professional, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Coping Skills, Life Changes, Kübler Ross


5 Mindful Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace Culture

In the age of increasing work and life separation, how do we reconcile human needs for care and support within workplace cultures of fast-paced productivity? Vocations vary far too widely in operations to standardize mental health supports or provision of resources. Unlike schools or courts, places of work (even within the same sector) are differentiate in functioning and mission, effectively excluding the ability to legislate on such affairs. This article provides some tips for workplace emplo...
Tags: Psychology, Publishers, Workplace Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Mental Health America, Workplace Environment, Workplace Mental Health, Healthy Workplace Culture


How Empathic People Can Set Effective, Loving Boundaries

You’re a highly empathic person. You fully and intently listen to others. You tend to focus on others’ emotions, often feeling them more so than your own. In fact, it’s like you feel someone else’s pain deep inside your bones. It’s that visceral. And you frequently find yourself utterly exhausted because tending to others comes more naturally to you than tending to yourself, according to Joy Malek, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with people who are intuitive, empathic...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Stress, Empathy, Self-help, Self-esteem, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Joy Malek, Malek, Highly Sensitive Person, Personal Boundaries


Psychology Around the Net: December 8, 2018

Do you know what a psychiatric advance directive is? How mental health apps make money from your information? Why you need to fail before you can succeed? Don’t worry! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has these answers and more! Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say: Could psychiatric advance directives help transform the mental health system? Specifically, how mental health patients are treated when their symptoms overwhelm them? A psy...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Goals, Failure, Success, Voice, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Social Psychology, Don, Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Apps


Key Factors in Being a Better Leader

Leadership is not about your hierarchical role — parent, boss, teacher, elected official. It is not about being better or smarter than anybody else, nor is it about comparing oneself in relation to anybody else in any way. It is about how you act. People who practice the following actions naturally become better leaders. That is to say, others will look to them in a healthy way. On the flipside, even people who possess some type of hierarchical authority may struggle to be effective if they i...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Wtf, Leadership, Success, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Don


Psychology Around the Net: November 24, 2018

Is there a ticket to happiness? I’m not sure, but this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at achieving happiness once you know what kind of happiness you actually want (that’s right; there’s more than one), as well as a productivity app that helps you avoid the bad “to do list,” how you can make the most of the rest of this year, what kind of mental health care costs we’re looking at in the next decade, and more. Make a Resolution for the Last Six Weeks of the Year: If you’re into...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Politics, Technology, Goals, Happiness, Research, App, Psychiatry, United States, Global Economy, Experiments, Immigrants, Resolutions, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net


Making Mondays Easier and Much More Enjoyable

Mondays. Ugh. The very word sparks feelings of sadness, boredom and overwhelm. Mondays just seem downright dreadful. Which is understandable. For so many of us Mondays signal the start of the workweek, and the end of the weekend, which was likely relaxing and free from obligations and responsibilities (unless you have kids…just kidding…sort of). It’s also hard to love Mondays when you don’t love your job. Plus, there’s a plethora of memes about how catastrophically miserable Monday is. Which ...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Motivation, General, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Stress, Self-help, Time Management, Starbucks, Rest And Relaxation, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Marshall, Mondays, Conner


The Best Time Management Techniques for Living a Fulfilling, Satisfying Life

Time management isn’t about cramming more tasks into your day. It isn’t about reaching Inbox Zero. It isn’t about saving several minutes by pre-sorting the laundry (or not) or minimizing trips to the trash can (yes, that’s really a tip from a magazine article). It’s not about making lunch the night before or even multitasking (or single-tasking).    Time management is about “choosing well,” said Leslie Garcia, LCSW, a psychotherapist and founder of Counseling Space in New York City. Jones Lofli...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Relationships, Time, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Garcia, Spall, Loflin, Laura Vanderkam


Psychology Around the Net: October 20, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest on picture books and children’s mental health, why it’s important to maintain friendships when you’re in a romantic relationship, the mental health benefits of commuting in a natural environment, and more. Can Picture Books Meet the Crisis in Children’s Mental Health? Author Matt Haig is hopeful his first illustrated story, The Truth Pixie, will encourage children to talk about their mental health. As the name suggests, the book focu...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Family, Celebrities, Parenting, Relationships, Friends, Research, Kanye West, Nature, Urban Planning, Commuting, Friendships, Stigma, Children And Teens, Money And Financial


Feel Like You Live for the Weekend? Small Ways to Recharge During Your Week

So many people feel like they just need to get through their workweek so they can finally relax and unwind on the weekend. They feel like they’re running on a treadmill they can’t get off from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday, they can finally collapse on the couch or actually have fun. One reason we feel this way is that we don’t have clear boundaries between work and home, so the weekend is when we let ourselves be “off,” said Alicia Hodge, Psy.D, a licensed psychologist and speake...
Tags: Psychology, General, Maryland, Habits, Happiness, Los Angeles, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Weekend, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Sawyer, Hodge


Psychology Around the Net: October 13, 2018

Want to know more about how employers can better understand their employees with mental health issues? The thought processes behind making snap moral judgments of others? Why depression and trauma can make you age faster? Well, you’re in luck with this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Workplace Mental Health In Crisis: A Survivor’s Story: Anabela Figueiredo, Head of Strategy Enablement for HSBC Holdings PLC, shares the story of how her struggles with panic attacks drastically altered — and a...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Suicide, Aging, Happiness, Research, Depression, Abuse, Trauma, Employees, Violence, World Health Organization, Closure, Childhood Trauma, Lady Gaga, Panic Attacks


How to Really Get Important Things Done

You start researching something important online and find that 20 minutes later you’re on some stranger’s Facebook page, scanning their photos and reading the comments. You’re writing an article, and before you know it, you’ve picked up your phone and started scrolling Instagram. You’re working on a presentation, and every 2 minutes you refresh your inbox. You also send a few texts, and see what’s on clearance on your favorite clothing site. It’s all-too easy to get distracted—even when we’re...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Habits, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Bailey, Chris Bailey, Beating Procrastination, Personal Priorities


Why Work-Life Balance is Futile—and What to Focus on Instead

Many of us feel guilty, anxious or uneasy when our work overrides family time and vice versa. Maybe lately you’ve been working long hours to meet a variety of deadlines. Maybe you’ve also been working most weekends. Or maybe you’ve been focusing more on family time, which has meant that you’re working fewer hours. You’ve been closing up shop early so you can drive the kids to sports practice, and eat dinner together — and you’re too tired to pull the split shift. Which means email keeps piling ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Loflin, Jones Loflin


Taking Care of Your Mental Health at Work

Given how much time people spend at work (usually about half our waking hours during the week), we probably should be thinking and talking more about mental health at work. Few small to medium-sized companies pay much attention to this topic, feeling that employees should just come to work, do their jobs, and be easy to work with. Usually the reality is much different. That’s why it’s great to see Britain’s Prince William addressing this issue head-on with a new website in the U.K. that acts as ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, General, Bullying, Mental Health, Self-help, Britain, Prince Harry, William, Problems at Work, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Workplace Mental Health, Employee Assistance Program EAP, Mental Health At Work


TPCS Podcast: Mental Health in the Workplace

 Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work, where we’re exposed to all sorts of different stressors that take a cumulative toll. And many of us are already dealing with some sort of mental health issue unrelated to our jobs. Put together, it can be a recipe for a breakdown, which is why it’s so important to address mental health in the workplace. Host Gabe Howard shares his insights on the subject, including his story of being fired from a job due to his mental illness, a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Workplace, Mental Health, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Gabe Howard, Gabe, The Psych Central Show, Vincent M Wales, Psych Central Show, Gabe Howard Why


Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Isn’t the Best Career Advice After All

It’s an often quoted phrase, “follow your passion,” and it’s becoming even more prevalent career advice for both career changers and job seekers who aren’t sure what they should be doing. The idea being that if you follow your passion you’ll ultimately find a line of work that is fulfilling for you. Online entrepreneur communities are rife with motivational quotes from successful individuals, across a range of backgrounds and industries, all with a very similar message:  “ Do what you love...
Tags: Psychology, Stanford, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Creativity, New York Times, Career Advice, Malcolm Gladwell, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Industrial And Workplace, Elaine, Yale NUS College, Paul O'Keefe, Passionate Interest


9 Suggestions for Stressed-Out Working Moms

You’re a working mom who often feels stressed out. You’re exhausted. Maybe you feel like you’re not giving what you want to give to your kids and to your job. Maybe you also feel like you’re regularly running around and yet nothing really gets done. Maybe you don’t have enough energy. You certainly don’t have enough time. Lack of time is a top stressor for Katelyn Denning’s clients. The moms she coaches feel like they don’t have enough time for their work, their kids, chores, projects and for t...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Parenting, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Stress, Self-help, Women's Issues, Motherhood, Mental Health And Wellness, Children And Teens, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Peck, Denning


Psychology Around the Net: August 25, 2018

Happy Saturday! School just started back in my neck of the woods, so in addition to the connection between brain function and heart health, the psychology of food, and other mental health news, this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at some important kid-specific topics like dealing with back-to-school anxiety, the impact of mental illness on teen friendships, and why doctors are going to start prescribing playtime! How to Help Your Kids Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety: Some worr...
Tags: Psychology, School, Business, Teens, Students, Children, Friends, Research, Brain Function, Anxiety, Heart Health, Friendships, Appetite, Brain And Behavior, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens


Here’s Why Your’s & Elon Musk’s Lack of Sleep is Bad

If you wonder what lack of sleep looks like, look no further than Elon Musk’s erratic behavior over the past few months. From believing that he alone had the time and unique resources to save the Thai boys trapped in a cave to prematurely tweeting that he had “funding secured” (when he didn’t) for a private buyout of Tesla, his embattled electric car company, Musk has shown a troubling pattern of ignoring his own self-care. So what does lack of sleep look like, and why is it so bad? Let’s take a...
Tags: Psychology, Elon Musk, General, Sleep, Boston, Research, Tesla, Stress, Thailand, Washington Dc, New York Times, TSLA, Roseanne Barr, Rhode Island, Ambien, Ahmed


The Three Types of Burnout — And How to Bounce Back from Each

If you want to understand just how bad burnout can get, consider the story of Melissa Sinclair, an employee at Time Out New York. Melissa rose to internet fame in recent weeks after Time Out New York inadvertently posted an employment listing on the job-search site Indeed that detailed her current unmanageable workload. The post explains, “Currently, we have an agreed budget of $2,200 per issue for a freelance Photo Editor, 10 hours work at $22 p/h, which would normally be completely fine, how...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Self-help, Netflix, University Of Chicago, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Melissa, NORC, Time Out New York, University of Zaragoza, Melissa Sinclair, Time Out New York Melissa, Spain First, Melody Wilding


How to Use Anxiety to Your Advantage

We think of anxiety as something terrible and awful and wrong. We think it makes us weak and worthless, deficient and defective. And we keep our anxieties hidden like a shameful secret, telling ourselves regularly that we’d be mortified if anyone ever found out. Being anxious is like “a private prison we carry with us,” writes Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D, a licensed psychologist and anxiety expert in Washington, D.C., in her eye-opening book, Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Your Anxiety Work for You i...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, General, Washington, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement


10 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful While in Recovery

These entrepreneurs used the skills they learned in active addiction to help them succeed in business. There is one thing that most people who struggle with addiction and substance use disorders have in common. They tend not to do all that well in their careers. Some people have success for the short term and do something that may be rewarding to them personally or financially, but in the long term it pretty much always comes crashing down and often in the most dramatic way one could imagine...
Tags: Psychology, Business, Entrepreneurs, Success, Maine, Marine Corps, Addiction, Philadelphia, Recovery, North America, Jacksonville, Publishers, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, The Fix


6 Ways to Banish Anxiety and Speak Up In Meetings at Work

Another meeting is coming up at work, and you’re dreading it. Like so many professionals — probably many more than you realize  —  it’s not a comfortable environment for you. Maybe you’re shy, introverted, or you genuinely enjoy listening to others’ ideas. Perhaps it’s important to you to show respect by deferring to the leaders at the table. Situational factors can play a part, too. Certain co-workers may dominate the discussion, not allowing you to get a word in edgewise. Whatever the case, ...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Facebook, Twitter, General, College, Stanford, Communication, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Introversion


5 Ways to Banish Anxiety and Speak Up In Meetings at Work

Another meeting is coming up at work, and you’re dreading it. Like so many professionals — probably many more than you realize  —  it’s not a comfortable environment for you. Maybe you’re shy, introverted or you genuinely enjoy listening to others’ ideas. Perhaps it’s important to you to show respect by deferring to the leaders at the table. Situational factors can play a part, too. Certain co-workers may dominate the discussion, not allowing you to get a word in edgewise. Whatever the case, s...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Facebook, Twitter, General, College, Stanford, Communication, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Introversion


Office Space: When You Need More Space Than Office

“What am I doing here?” my mind raced. In an overheated cubicle with five other underemployed attorneys, frustration and disillusionment vied for supremacy. As my co-workers and I labored through the mind-numbing document review, sighs, grunts, and biting comments pierced the silence. Laboring in this dead-end job, a sense of despair wafted through the stuffy cubicle. I wanted to quit. But only after I shrieked in frustration. “Isn’t this why all of us went to law school?” I cracked. And, yes,...
Tags: Psychology, Boston, Despair, Happiness, Personal, Atlantic, Starbucks, Underemployment, Seattle, Career Change, Law School, Achievement, Bay Area, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace


The Expectation Game

“I can’t believe you are choosing that career path,” your domineering father screams. “You are too nice; you need to be meaner,” your well-meaning uncle prods. “You are too sensitive,” your mother admonishes. Monday morning quarterback? What happens when Monday morning is every morning? As you sift through the compliments and criticism, your identity becomes more malleable than Trump’s health care policies. And borrowing Trump’s parlance, that is a yuuuge problem. You define yourself — not you...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Identity, Stress, Personal, Self-esteem, Personality, Expectations, Self-doubt, New Year's, Personal Growth, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Trump


4 Steps to Help You Appear Interested Even If You’re Not

Oftentimes others are talking about something that we honestly are not that interested in. When we do not show interest though, there can be relationship consequences. These consequences may be the following: the other person may become upset with us, the other person may not listen to us when we are discussing a topic we’re interested in, or the other person may decide to not maintain a relationship with us. You may ask yourself, “But why should I pretend to be interested or care when I don’...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Self-help, Nashville, Boredom, Active Listening, Industrial And Workplace, Social Skills, Socializing, Interest, Lifehelper