I had never felt anxious before – and I am positive I never wanted to feel it again.
It wasn’t the first time we moved on short notice. This time we were living in Arizona. I was in second grade, so that made me like 8 or 9 years old, I think. I came home after school to find the apartment all packed up in boxes. Mom and my stepdad told me to say goodbye to my friend Crystal because we were leaving that night.
Dealing with my job loss was an incident in my life. Truth be told, it has been almost 7 years, I am occasionally hurt or angry about the entire situation. Job loss can be a major trauma in your life or the life of someone you care about. Really, even people who don’t even like their jobs experience a sense of grief and fear when they lose their job. Our jobs are often tied to our sense of self and greatly influence our self-esteem and self-worth. It’s not just a paycheck.
Create a Winter Self-Care Kit
It’s winter here in the Midwest. Although today is very nice compared to a typical November day in Wisconsin, the weather can change quickly here. I was born in Wisconsin, so I know that winter can be a challenge to get through sometimes.
Has anyone ever told you to stop being so defensive? That advice frustrates a lot of the colleges and clients I work with. I mean, how can someone be giving another person bad news or “constructive” criticism and the expectation is they will not have any type of emotional reaction? If there is not reaction, doesn’t that say something too, like perhaps they don’t care to change based on the advice given to them?
Burnout is when your mental (and physical) endurance has been exhausted. You have worked so hard and long that you can barely bring yourself to continue.
The idea of sleep training often comes up when new parents are exhausted, and they reach out to their parents and ask them … desperately … “How do I get my baby to sleep at night?” Yet, sleep training isn’t just for babies. I mean surely us adults don’t...
There are many common challenges that can interrupt a good night’s sleep. Some of those challenges include struggling to fall asleep and some include struggling to stay asleep. These are two of the more common struggles that may be easier than others to overcome. The goal is to support you with some new possible strategies that will reduce the amount of poor-quality sleep you are getting and possibly allow you to enjoy bedtime again.
It’s hard to believe but we are coming to the end of our seven day challenge to get off your butt and finally beat procrastination.
Listen To Your Inner Voice And Change That Dialogue
Beating procrastination can be hard. We do well for a few days, but then old habits set back in, or we get frustrated with our lack of apparent progress. Nothing goes fast enough. If you face a small setback at this point, it may be enough to stop working on what you wanted to accomplish in the first place. Thankfully there’s something you can do to greatly improve your chances of success. Accountability.