The Science of Novelty

How new solutions to old problems can improve your mental health: The Science of Novelty

Setting Goals for a Life Worth Living

Why—and how—to set meaningful goals outside work: Setting Goals for a Life Worth Living

“For Teams Never at a Loss for Words”

Jargon can be useful shorthand but what happens when you take it to the extreme? h/t Jennifer

Think like a magician; making the impossible a reality

When you Think Like a Magician, you can solve challenges that might seem impossible!

What 20 Seconds of Hugging Can Do for You

National Hugging Day is January 21. Prepare yourself by reviewing the benefits of hugging here: What 20 Seconds of Hugging Can Do for You

How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

“The key to cultivating internal calm amidst ever-present stress. Hacking our brain begins with a clear knowledge of the three executive systems that run our cognitive processing. We’ll refer to them as the first executive (amygdala, fear response), second executive (frontal-parietal lobe, logic, and problem-solving), and third executive (DMNempathy, and self-awareness). This control panel of sorts gives us a comprehensive view of the ways that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact at any given moment.” Go to the source: How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Learn difference-making tips to conquer your fears at home and work. Source: How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

These mindfulness resources can help us treat ourselves with compassion when we could use a bit more warmth and light. Source: Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Disappointment can lead to a downward spiral. Read this to ‘check yo’self before you wreck yo’self’! Go to the source: 5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Here’s another post I did on the topic 10 years ago and there’s more reading here

Love

Find someone that looks at you the way that Robert Lewandowski is looking at this trophy

If you’re serious about finding lasting love, read this:

Can’t say enough about Susan Scott and her ‘fierce’ communication model. I’m so glad she’s finally written about the most important relationships of all!

A Few Certain Things About Living With Uncertainty

It’s not just you: uncertainty is everywhere. Here’s how to cope: A Few Certain Things About Living With Uncertainty

Keine Zeit für Arschlöcher

Source: Horst Lichter – Keine Zeit für Arschlöcher – ZDFmediathek

Want to Build a New Habit? Do Them With Friends With HabitShare

Gary Keller, author of ‘The ONE Thing’ says “Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over. When you discipline yourself, you’re essentially training yourself to act in a specific way. Stay with this long enough and it becomes routine—in other words, a habit.’ I know this is true for me because I’ve seen it happen in my life over an over again. Now, there’s an app that can help you form the habits you need to succeed: Want to Build a New Habit? Do Them With Friends With HabitShare

btw, if you haven’t read The ONE Thing, I highly recommend it…

America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

According to David Brooks, bad behavior is on the rise:

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: How to Better Manage Feelings of Regret

J. Kim Penberthy writes “A friend of mine – we will call him “Jay” – was working for IBM in New York City in the early ‘90s. He was a computer programmer and made a good salary. Occasionally, competitors and startups approached Jay to join their companies. He had an offer from an interesting but small organization in Seattle, but the salary was paltry and most of the offer package was in company shares. After consulting with friends and his parents, Jay declined the offer and stayed with IBM. He has regretted it ever since. That small company was Microsoft.” Source: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: How to Better Manage Feelings of Regret

What Is Toxic Positivity?

What distinguishes good positivity from bad positivity? See: What Is Toxic Positivity?

Be aware: Your company is watching you

Call it the public service announcement to start off your year: If you’re working at a startup where IT is a little fuzzy, policies are evolving as the company is being built and the organization is evolving quickly, you’re at higher risk than usual that your employers are willing to move fast, do things and […] Source: Be aware: Your company is watching you

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours via @zenhabits

Leo Babauta writes ‘so many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time scarcity,” and it’s one of the most common stresses in our society. So how do we deal with this?’ Continue reading: How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours – zen habits

Watch this! Fascinating…

Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure via @peacockTV

Yeah, Brady’s OK but Joe Montana is the original GOAT. Don’t believe me? Watch!

5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

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