Articles about Mental Health

stress

6 tips for staying calm the next time you fly in the wake of the Southwest Airlines flight

The recent news of the Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday may make even the calmest flier a bit anxious for their next flight. However, not flying isn't really a choice for many of us. In 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips and this is expected to reach 478.2 million by 2020. But there are certain things you can do to calm your nerves (even if it is only slightly) that you may want to keep in mind for your next trip.

boss

Study: Hurting a voodoo doll that represents our bad boss makes us feel better

To figure out what drives employees to the extremes of retaliation, a new experimental study sought to give employees haunted by abused supervisors an outlet for their frustrations without having them resort to fists. Researchers recruited 229 employees and asked them to take their job frustrations on an online voodoo doll representing their abusive boss. Apparently, when your boss is a pain in the neck, sticking pins into a doll's neck that represents our boss soothes us.

mental health

The way you think about willpower is hurting you

Studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.

productivity

Happiness hacks to reinvigorate your workday

Since the State of the Global Workplace Report indicates 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, that is why implementing workplace happiness hacks are imperative.

mental health

Do you get the ‘Sunday scaries’? 5 ways to banish them

As the clock ticks ever closer to Sunday evening, you might recognize a sinking feeling in your heart. “Ugh, another day at that dreaded place!” is what your mind tells you, as you reluctantly get yourself ready for the new week at work.

Productivity

How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less

Change your brain, change your life. If you want to be in control of your life, control the command center of your body.

The Whole Human

5 tips on how to de-stress just in time for National Stress Awareness month

Most people experience stress at some point in their life, sometimes after a sudden traumatic event or just simply dealing with everyday life.

The Whole Human

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

It won’t be long until you get your stride back. But this time, you’ll be more evolved. More able. The stakes will be higher. You’ll have more help and support. Everything will mean more.

The Whole Human

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

Sometimes it can be so hard to achieve your goals. Here's an easy way to achieve your goals using the Kaizen approach.

The Whole Human

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no more mental energy. Well, sorry, but that’s just not true.

success

A life lesson learned the hard way and what it taught me

Extreme situations don’t happen by accident. Decisions are made beforehand that determine a specific outcome. We call those decisions “preparation” — or a lack thereof.

Productivity

How to improve your mindset, build strength, and make a living doing what you love

If you want to get stronger, fitter, and make a living doing what you love — start with your mind first. The rest will follow by itself.

The Whole Human

The states where the most (and least) stressed people live

Personal finance site WalletHub ranked which states had the most stressed-out people by looking at factors from hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.

The Whole Human

How mindfulness can transform your hellish commute into an oasis

How we commute to work sets the tone for the rest of our day, but for too many of us, it’s a lousy experience filled with rotten smells, honking cars, and miserable passengers.

Business travel

5 hacks this 26-year-old CEO uses to survive traveling all the time

Take it from someone on a plane half her month.

mental health

5 ways to unwind and ward off burnout

Can you actually prevent burn out?

The Whole Human

This is what your pre-bed routine reveals about your work personality

Whatever small action you take before bed can say a lot about your personality type.

News

Survey: Salary is more taboo than sex, marriage woes and STDs

We are more willing to bring up our messy marriages, conniving coworkers, and declining health before we bring up salaries with our closest friends.

meditation

This may be the key to making your next meeting tolerable

Though banishing all meetings sounds like a nice solution, it's just not realistic.

Office Life

How to deal with a crying coworker or employee

How do you let a coworker who is crying at work know they aren’t being ignored without encroaching on their personal space? Here are a few tips to consider, depending on the situation.

Health

Four do’s and don’ts when a coworker confides in you about their mental health

Let`s face it, no one wants to have an illness of any kind least of all one where you may be judged.

Productivity

How to rebound after not landing a big promotion

Here's how to cultivate positive meaning after being passed over for a promotion and rebound more brilliantly than ever before.

Health

Studies say drinking coffee can be good, unless you’re doing this

You may only be reaping the positive benefits if you are drinking your coffee a certain way.

Productivity

4 ways to beat the bad weather blues

Spring weather may not be here yet, but that shouldn't stop you from embracing the new season.

Inspiration

What I learned from Sheryl Sandberg’s class on resilience

I took Sheryl Sandberg's class on resilience. Here's what it taught me that can be applied to our careers.