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Stop Chasing Your 'Best' Self and Learn to Love 'Better'

What if I told you that toddlers have a better sense of self than you? It seems ridiculous, right? Well, I have two little ones, and I’ve seen it …

We Owe It To Ourselves to Talk About Back-to-School Stress

Even though I’ve been out of school for a few years now, the end of summer still always feels like I should be starting my first week of school. I …

Why Self-Management Is More Important Than Time Management

Back when I was in university, I was pretty lax about managing my time. If I had a mid-term or final coming up, I was notorious for waiting until the …

Fighting Our Negative Emotions Does More Harm Than Good

When I’m overwhelmed, I often find myself telling anyone who’ll listen, “I’m so stressed. In fact, I’m stressed about being stressed.” Recognizing …

Why Crying at Work Won’t Destroy Your Career

When I worked in marketing, the people on my team would often come into my office and burst into tears. Each time, the same drill: I’d offer tissues, …

4 Easy Ways to Make a Bad Day Better

When something goes wrong, it’s tempting to write the whole day off as “bad.” But the ceiling of your day’s potential lies wherever you set the bar. …

How to Create Your Own Opportunity

This advice originally appeared in Unstuck. Unstuck gives you the tips, tools, and advice to help you live better every day. Way back in 1969, Peggy …

How to Balance Success with Self-Care

Self-care. You’ve heard of it, but are you actually practicing it? If you’re skeptical, I get it. In a world of non-stop emails, endless opportunity, …

The Power of Rituals and 6 Other Ways to Get in The Zone

When it comes to productivity, having razor-sharp focus is key—but how exactly do we get it? The answer: Practice habits that help you stay on track …

5 Ways to Be a Strategic Slacker

Fun fact: It's possible to kick your feet up at your desk and STILL be incredibly productive. Here are seven magical ways to slack at work and still …

Why You Should Swap 'I'm Busy' With 'I'm Focused'

People have often caught sight of my color-coded planner and reacted with a, “Woah, you’re so busy.” Although I love my ambition, being told that I’m …

The Sneaky Way Negative Self-Talk Can Feel Productive

Self-criticism has a sneaky superpower: It can often disguise itself as self-reflection. When we come up short on something—say, that presentation at …

12 Ways You Can Be an Activist Without Going to a Protest

A few people have asked me how I’ve been doing since the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this weekend. (Not as many people as you’d think, …

How to Protect Your Energy While Staying Informed

Around the election, in a desperate search for answers about our nation’s future, I found myself scrolling, reading, and watching everything I could. …

How I Learned Not to Pour From an Empty Cup

How I Learned Not to Pour From an Empty Cup was written by Chelcee Johns and originally appeared on Black Girl In Om. I'm going look for my glory …

How to Get Over Your Fear of Missing Out

“I wish that I could be like the cool kids,” goes the catchy hook for the hit song by Echosmith. The official video has been viewed over 15 million …

How to Harness the Power of a Personalized Mantra

“I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. In the name of all that is good, your wrath upon this world is over.” It’s a …

The Secret to Dealing With Life's Little Frustrations

Ever feel frustrated by someone's actions? It happens to the best of us. The truth is, though, that we can't change how other people act—or, say, the …

The 1 Question That Helps Me Combat Negative Thinking

I like to think I'm an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It's not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that could …

4 Ways to Combat Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome and I go way back. A few years ago, when I received a job offer to become the marketing director for an education company, I …

Stop Chasing Happiness and Realize You Already Have It

<i>Stop Chasing Happiness and Realize You Already Have It was written by Benjamin Foley and originally appeared on Medium</i><p>Let's start with a story.<p><i>There</i> …

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5 Ways to Build Your Emotional Resilience

<i>Use these 5 ways to build your emotional resilience</i><p>Emotional resilience and grit are necessary ingredients of success. Resiliency is something that …

How Resting More Can Boost Your Productivity

<i>How Resting More Can Boost Your Productivity</i> was originally published Berkeley's Greater Good.<p>Rest has a bad rap in our culture. Most of us think …

Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity

<i>Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC …

How to Give to Others Without Burning Out

<i>How to Give to Others Without Burning Out originally appeared in Greater Good.</i><p>In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, …

The Freedom of Asking for What You Need

<i>The Freedom of Asking for What You Need was written by Benjamin Foley and originally appeared on Medium</i><p>The hardest conversation I have ever had was …

This is How You Find Calm in the Chaos

<i>This is How You Find Calm in the Chaos</i> was written by Benjamin Foley and originally appeared on Medium.<p>Of course, thinking is necessary to survive, …

How to Stop Crowdsourcing Your Confidence

Let’s be real for a second. How often does your mood and confidence depend on the number of likes you get on Facebook, Twitter, or any other place …