Category: Performance

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The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

HOW DOES ANXIETY IMPACT SLEEP? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares itself for action. So of course it is hard to sleep. TIPS TO IMPROVE ANXIETY AT BEDTIME Make Your Bedroom...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1 For individuals who are shy or have social anxiety, it can be very hard to feel comfortable interacting in social situations. These situations can range from one-on-one conversations, group meetings, social events, or performance situations. Oftentimes, it is difficult to speak up or express an opinion due...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2 This series covers several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need to remember and practice at times. Today’s topic is… Pre-Conversation Skills Before even beginning conversations, it...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3 I have been discussing several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need to remember and practice at times. Today’s topic is… Conversation Skills Many people with social...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 4

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 4

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 4 Today is the final article exploring several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need to remember and practice at times. Today’s topic is… Balanced Communication Communication...

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The WOOP Method

The WOOP Method

All of us have an area that we would like to improve in or grow as a person. This could be in our career (e.g., getting a raise or landing a new job), our physical appearance (e.g., lose those love handles and fit into your favorite clothes again), or even in terms of strengthening our...

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Want to Feel Centered? Try Tai Chi

Want to Feel Centered? Try Tai Chi

[This article first appeared on Shrink Tank in January 2017] In today’s fast-paced, and anxiety inducing times, individuals are seeking ways to feel centered.  Work-life balance is a major topic of discussion in social media, blogs, and websites that deal with mental health. Dealing with stressors of work while making sure that one is taking...

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How to Reduce Jet Lag: Fasten Your Seatbelt; It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

How to Reduce Jet Lag: Fasten Your Seatbelt; It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride

Flying across time zones puts our internal circadian rhythm, or sleep/wake cycle, out of sync with our external environment. Eventually, our natural cycles will adjust, but it takes time. While our bodies try to adapt to the new schedule, we may suffer from: Sleep problems: fatigue, insomnia, or nighttime awakenings Upset stomach Headaches Impaired judgment...

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Lessons in Organizational Psychology from NBC’s Powerless

Lessons in Organizational Psychology from NBC’s Powerless

[This article was first published on Shrink Tank in March 2017] When DC Comic’s Powerless show debuted a few weeks ago on NBC, I felt I had the obligation to give the show the benefit of the doubt.  Being a comic book aficionado, I had to give the show’s first episode a glance over, even...