Want to Change a Habit? Prompts are the Key.

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Frederick Langbridge You are what you do every day. Most of us have a few good habits that make us feel good about ourselves, and a few bad ones that make us feel less good. If we could increase our good habits and decrease … Continue reading Want to Change a Habit? Prompts are the Key.

How to Change

I know you. In fact, I am you. I, too, have some habits I’d like to change. Some I want to stop and some I want to start. And when I don’t make the changes I know will make my life better, I blame me. BJ Fogg, PhD, founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford … Continue reading How to Change

How to Start or Stop Any Habit

BJ Fogg, PhD, founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He’s also the author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, and he has identified what it takes to start any new good habit or stop any bad habit you want. He’s developed the Fogg Behavior Model to map out the elements … Continue reading How to Start or Stop Any Habit

National Workaholics Day is July 5

By some accounts, “workaholic” was the second widespread “addiction” to be identified in a public forum (Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 to deal with the first.) Pastor and psychologist Wayne Oates wrote an article on the subject in 1968, followed by his book Confessions of a Workaholic in 1971.  Although National Workaholics Day is … Continue reading National Workaholics Day is July 5

How to Signal Your Social Distancing Comfort Zone

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a hugger. He proved that after an interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews in December. After a socially-distanced interview, the two, who are friends, came in for a maskless hug while the cameras were still rolling. Predictably, Twitter blew up. If you’re a hugger, times are rough right now. … Continue reading How to Signal Your Social Distancing Comfort Zone

How to Be Happy

Epictetus, the great Stoic philosopher, asked and answered some of the most important questions of life. If you think that an ancient philosopher couldn’t possibly have anything relevant to say abut modern life, you might want to think again. Sharon Lebell is the author of The Art of Living, a book that interprets Epictetus’s writing … Continue reading How to Be Happy

How and Why to Make the 4-Day Work Week Work for your Team

The 4-day work week is having a moment. The pandemic lockdown made employers rethink what work is going to look like going forward, and workers are clamoring for a major shift in how and when they work. Reducing the work week to 32 hours from 40 (without a pay cut) is not a new concept; … Continue reading How and Why to Make the 4-Day Work Week Work for your Team

If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

You might have plenty of good reasons to expect more of yourself; you might be proud of your high standards. But when high standards start making you feel bad about yourself, it might be time to rethink your position. Let’s talk about how your high standards and the self-talk that goes with them might actually … Continue reading If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

The Great Resignation

We’ve all had a rough year, but it looks like the 2020 pandemic lockdowns are behind us. Although many Americans are still looking for work to replace jobs and income they lost in 2020, many millions of employed workers are ready to quit. The Wall Street Journal reported that more U.S. workers are quitting their jobs … Continue reading The Great Resignation

The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes

I have a friend who has a problem saying “no.” She’s smart, organized, and helpful, which is a sure recipe for burnout if not managed carefully. My friend works hard, probably harder than she has to, thanks to the extra projects she takes on that are technically someone else’s problem. Being the go-to girl gets … Continue reading The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes