Charis Jamieson

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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs. Here's how they can do something about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

The One Thing the Top 1 Percent of Income Earners Do Every Day | Inc.com

I have always believed that your output in this world is only as great as your input. You need to always be striving to learn more, and consuming as much as you can so that you bring more value to whichever table you are sitting.<p>Information is the strongest currency you own. And your ability to …

Self-improvement

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

This Mom Broke Down How Much Time She Spent Breastfeeding in a Year — and Just Wow

Jenny Tamas just put breastfeeding into terms any woman who's gone through it can understand — by the amount of time she spent nursing throughout an entire year. And boy, did she just prove that breastfed kiddos get a whole lot of face time (or should we say boob time) over the course of 12 …

I Thought My Pain Was Normal—Then I Found Out I Had a 'Ton' of Fibroids

It took a trip to the ER to discover the real cause of my terrible cramps and constant exhaustion.<p>I had never heard of fibroids when I was diagnosed …

Motherhood Is Hard to Get Wrong. So Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves?

Giving birth to her first child at home without medication was a foregone conclusion for Margaret Nichols. Pain would yield to will, and that would …

From Madness To Mindfulness

Five Steps Towards Mindful Mothering<p>Prior to motherhood, self-care was an action that came naturally to us. Showering regularly, eating well, and …

App Weekly: Ten apps that will help your toddler grow smarter

<i>By Anusha Sinha</i><p>If you have a child or a younger sibling or are somehow related to a tiny human who likes using a phone or tablet, these <b>apps</b> will make …

28 Effortless Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Life Easier | Inc.com

You want your life to be easier. But, here's the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, <i>easy</i>.<p>Hey, I'm right there with you--which is why I've pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, <i>simple</i>!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more …

Productivity

Want to Be a Truly Epic Leader? 1 Small Thing You Should Do Daily | Inc.com

Busy is the new smoking. It's cool to talk about how busy you are. To plow through your email inbox as you run from meeting to meeting. To wake up at the crack of the dawn so you can get ahead while the world sleeps.<p>To revel in our busyness signals how successful we are. It also means we're not …

9 Easy Ways to Make Time for a Side Hustle

We love that millennials are investing in their talent and starting side hustles in droves this summer. But even though we’re daydreaming about quitting our day job and making the courageous decision to pursue our passion project full-time, most startup owners are still paying their bills with a …

Commuting

16 things successful people do on Sunday nights

A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday night.<p>But Sunday can still be a fun day (not to mention a productive one). You've just got to have the right mindset and commit to something, whether it be getting tasks done, relaxing, or spending time with your loved …

5 Strategies to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed Every Day | Inc.com

One of the biggest problems facing business owners is overwhelm. Specifically this means having too many things to do in too short an amount of time, leading to a sense of feeling out of control. It's waking up at 2am, chest pounding, with a million and one things rattling around in your head and …

This Parent Hack for Traveling With Kids Is Simple Yet Genius

Here's why you'll want to pack a few balloons the next time you take a trip with your kids, whether they're babies or teenagers.<p>Yesterday, we gave you a little piece of advice from the funny ladies behind the #IMomSoHard videos regarding traveling with kids—If they're under the age of 5, just don't …

I spent years studying working mothers. They need a whole lot more than maternity leave.

Trump’s budget requires paid parental leave. But that’s just the beginning.<p>The US has long been one of few developed countries not to guarantee paid maternity leave. While some well-capitalized employers (Netflix, American Express) have increased their parental benefits in recent years, according …

11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

People are made up of their habits.<p>If you eat junk food and watch a lot of TV, you may end up like a lazy couch potato. If you read a lot of books …

5 Tiny Changes to Your Desk That Will Make You Much More Productive | Inc.com

Increasing your productivity can often seem like a big task, involving radically rethinking your workflow, investing in new tools, or breaking bad habits that are deeply ingrained in your lifestyle.<p>Sometimes though, all that's just overkill.<p>What's holding many of us back at work aren't massive …

Time Management

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

7 Signs You're A Control Freak (And What You Can Do About It)

Many of the people who enter my therapy office with depression, anxiety, and stress-related issues have one thing in common—they spend a lot of time focusing on things they can’t control.<p>They worry about what other people think or they waste time imagining catastrophic outcomes. They are busy …

The One Thing No One Realizes About Happiness

Last year I was reading about a European billionaire who, after losing a good chunk of his wealth in a bad investment, ended his life. The day he …

Why Making Money Online Is Not Dead: 3 Proven Ways to Profit

Making money from a website or blog seems like an overdone endeavor, but it is a very doable task for almost everyone.<p>While each business has a …

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done | Inc.com

You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage time. Smart phones, planners, whiteboards -- there are tools galore. But …

6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How) | Inc.com

Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving what you want in life. Most people don't even know what they want. …

Los Angeles

3 Ridiculously Easy Hacks to Get People to Sign Up to Your Email List

Just as you have signed up for many, many email lists, lots of people will signup for yours if you market it right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever changed the oil in your car?<p>It’s a pretty basic skill that surprisingly few people actually know how to do. …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are | Inc.com

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're internally-conflicted.<p>You know you should be doing something -- whether that's working on your project, …

Motivation

3 Simple Improvement Techniques Most Managers Learn Too Late | Inc.com

Management is like driving: Managers tend to rate their skills higher than average. But from surveys, we know that there is a disconnect between this perceived skill and actual skill. This disconnect is a problem, because when we believe we're already good at something we have little motivation to …

Employee Engagement

How to Break the Bad Habits That Hold You Back in Life

<b>“You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success if found in your daily routine.” ~John C. …

How to change your life in 15 minutes a day

Our recent post, 24 ways to make 2017 great received many eye-opening comments as to how much time getting up 15 minutes earlier each day can add to …