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How to Fight Stress with Empathy. How many times have you been concerned about a friend or other loved one and asked if everything’s all right only to be told, “Oh, I’m just stressed,” as if there’s nothing to worry about?

How to Fight Stress with Empathy

We often use the words “I’m stressed” casually in our everyday conversations, with little acknowledgment of the adverse effects of stress in our lives. But evidence suggests that we should be much more concerned about our stress levels than we are. The Center for Disease Control found that 66 percent of American workers say they lie awake at night troubled by the physical or emotional effects of stress, and stress has been linked to many health problems, including obesity and heart disease—especially among low-income Americans. 5 Tips to Productively Channel Your Anger. How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated. Around half the population of the United States woke up on Wednesday morning to enormous disappointment.

How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated

How People Learn to Become Resilient. Emotional Agility. Executive Summary Reprint: R1311L The prevailing wisdom says that negative thoughts and feelings have no place at the office.

Emotional Agility

But that goes against basic biology. All healthy human beings have an inner stream of thoughts and feelings that include criticism, doubt, and fear. David and Congleton have worked with leaders in various industries to build a critical skill they call emotional agility, which enables people to approach their inner experiences in a mindful, values-driven, and productive way rather than buying into or trying to suppress them. Recognize your patterns. Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure. As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo.

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done. Even worse, after refreshing our email or reading the same studies over and over, we are too exhausted when we land to soldier on with the emails that have inevitably still piled up. Why should flying deplete us? We’re just sitting there doing nothing. This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets. Ever dealt with a really difficult situation?

This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets

Failure and Vulnerability

Optimism. Self-compassion. Grit. How to Break Out of a Victim Mentality: 7 Powerful Tips. The Art of Resilience. Think you're a prisoner of a troubled childhood?

The Art of Resilience

Think again. You need not go through the rest of your life as an emotional cripple. It is possible to bounce back from adversity and go on to live a healthy, fulfilling life. In fact, more people do it than you may think. The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination - Peter Bregman. By Peter Bregman | 9:00 AM May 10, 2013.

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination - Peter Bregman

What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn't Good Enough. In the beginning, it was easy.

What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn't Good Enough

There was no pressure. There were no outside eyes. There were no expectations. When I started writing, I wrote in a private document for over a year before I published my first article on I wrote about what I wanted to write about. 'F*ck Feelings' Book Argues That Emotions Are Overrated.

Put down the talking stick.

'F*ck Feelings' Book Argues That Emotions Are Overrated

Stop fruitlessly seeking "closure" with your peevish co-worker. And please, don't bother telling your spouse how annoying you find their tongue-clicking habit—sometimes honesty is less like a breath of fresh air and more like a fart. Why Insecurity May Be The Key To Success. Editor's Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014.

Why Insecurity May Be The Key To Success

For the full list, click here. Maybe everything you've been led to believe about being a successful business leader is wrong. What if confidence is overrated? What if faking it until you make it actually does more harm than good? Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology at University College London, thinks so. Novelty-Seeking (Neophilia) Can Be a Predictor of Well-Being. Those are the kinds of questions used to measure novelty-seeking, a personality trait long associated with trouble. As researchers analyzed its genetic roots and relations to the brain’s dopamine system, they linked this trait with problems like attention deficit disorder, compulsive spending and gambling, alcoholism, drug abuse and criminal behavior.

Now, though, after extensively tracking novelty-seekers, researchers are seeing the upside. In the right combination with other traits, it’s a crucial predictor of well-being. “Novelty-seeking is one of the traits that keeps you healthy and happy and fosters personality growth as you age,” says C. Robert Cloninger, the psychiatrist who developed personality tests for measuring this trait.

Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills. Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner. This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit: The Other 21st Century Skills.

The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different. What's the best way to take control of your own life and push yourself against boundaries? According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it's all about your mindset. Successful people tend to focus on growth, solving problems and self-improvement, while unsuccessful people think of their abilities as fixed assets and avoid challenges. The Key to Success: 3 Emotions Highly Accomplished People Share. What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows.

How Resilience Works. Overcome Stress and Challenge: 7 Mechanisms of Resilience for High Productivity. Timothy So, Msc, is a PhD candidate in Psychology in the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry. He is a Research Associate of Cambridge University's Well-being Institute and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. The Art of Resilience. How To Be Resilient: 8 Steps To Success When Life Gets Hard. Developing Resilience - Career Development from An Antifragile Way of Life. Faith In Humanity: 10 Studies To Restore Your Hope For The Future. How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness. Habits Of People With Mental Toughness. Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives.

Philosophical Meditation.