Whenever I am struggling with something, it is my husband who is always there to lift me up. He encourages me with his words and his actions. And through our years together, I have learned that from him, and so we have become each other’s inspiration and encourager. Let me share with you how he does it.
Almost every person who became successful in their chosen field had experienced failure at one point in their lives. Failure of various forms has provided them with valuable benefits that helped them develop a mindset that is fitting to a person who can be successful. It is a mindset that allowed them to keep on pushing forward to reach their goal despite the odds.
Each time I am being recognized, I always give credit to my husband. Because behind my every success is my supportive husband. He never falls short in encouraging me when I doubt myself.
The teenage years are an exciting time for young people looking forward to having the career of their choice. Parents significantly influence their children on what path to choose. They can impact their kids both positively and negatively. But no matter how much guidance and support parents give their kids, often they end up running in a completely opposite direction.
Education is said to be the cornerstone of a nation’s progress. But still, in many countries, women and girls are deprived of their right to education despite the advancement that has taken place in the past 20 years.
After-school programs can increase your teenager’s long-term outlook on life and improve their potential to thrive as adults. But helping them find meaningful after-school programs can be challenging. — Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Are there many things in your life that demand time and attention? Are you overwhelmed with all the tasks and obligations you need to complete for a given period? Do you want to accomplish more and become extra-productive in your daily activities? If you answered yes to all these questions, then it is about time for you to consider multitasking.
If there is one thing that you need to know right now is that your mind is so powerful. By just thinking about the things you want, you are already taking a big step in turning your dreams into reality. This is why it is necessary to practice how to make manifestations. The process includes narrowing down your thoughts and placing them into categories. Eliminate negative thoughts and start thinking of more positive ideas and things.
If you think about how people define themselves, it is often by the roles they hold—dad, sister, mother, daughter, brother, husband, and so on. Our lives are built on the relationships we create. — Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
When it comes to establishing your career, it is essential that you know what you are passionate about. Be sure to determine what makes you happy so that it will be easier on your part to live the kind of life you have been dreaming of. Never settle for anything less as it will only take the happiness away in your system. Sometimes, no matter how hard you make an effort to love your job, there are some instances wherein the people around you are giving you some reasons to be unhappy. Well, do not worry because you can always avoid these toxic people.
We log long hours at work with the fear of losing our jobs through downsizing hanging over our heads. Then we fight rush hour traffic to get home in time to be super-parents, putting dinner on the table, helping our kids with their homework, and checking in with friends and family members we feel we have neglected because we are so overwhelmed. — Denise Cummins Ph.D.
If you are all for efficiency, working with a great team is an advantage. However, that is not always the case. Because we came from different backgrounds, we are bound to clash with some individuals that may be considered as “difficult.”
Working with a “difficult” person brings about a lot of unnecessary stress because your actions may be misinterpreted not only by that person but by others as well. If you are the kind of person to get anxious quickly by the fact of people talking behind your back, here’s how you can retain your productivity while handling difficult people effectively.
Even if that difficult person attacks incessantly, be the better person and maintain civility. Sometimes, treating these people with respect can also lessen their attacks.
It will also preserve your peers’ high regard and respect for you.
Also, don’t take their attacks too seriously. Just keep your head up high, especially if you know you are on the right. However, consider these criticisms as catalysts to further improve the quality of your work.
Know Your Red Flags
If you want to maintain your calm, you should be able to foresee your “red flags.”
These could mean emotional triggers that will lead you to unleash unprofessional actions.
Awareness of these triggers can enable you to check yourself. These triggers will also allow you to disengage in a conversation when you feel that it will lead to a negative turnout.
When most of us consider stress, we think of it as a negative force in our lives—one to be avoided at all costs and managed quickly when it appears. As you might imagine, avoidance is not often the best tool for becoming more adept at managing stress when it does inevitably occur. — Mandy Beth Rubin, LPC
Keep Communication Lines Open
Keeping communication is very important, especially if you will have to work with him/her long-term. It is easier just to assume things. Thus, disagreements and misunderstandings are more likely to rise if you do not communicate with this person (or any other person within your office).
Also, it is especially true if you are working in a team setting. Open communication is beneficial to keep team members posted on your interactions with the difficult co-worker. They may be able to suggest ways on how to interact with him/her, based on their knowledge of the person.
You can be proactive in initiating a conversation with that person and lead him/ her to a constructive dialogue. Listen to the person’s accusations and address them professionally. You may even do this through an email, so you can be able to keep track. Doing this may also pave the way for eventual reconciliation!
Raise Concerns With Your Superior
Of course, it would be helpful if you let your superior in on what’s happening in the office.
If matters get worse, your superior can intervene in the situation and act as a mediator between the two of you. Furthermore, your superior can create specific rules for interaction in the office. In dire circumstances, this may even include inhibiting the person from interacting with you.
A coping response that is grounded in the burgeoning field of positive psychology is proactive coping, which characterizes how individuals detect, interpret, and prepare for anticipated stressors in their daily lives. — Monnica T Williams Ph.D.
However difficult dealing with this kind of people may be, remember that no man is an island. Whether you are working home-based or office-based, you are bound to collaborate with another individual. By keeping in mind these simple tricks, you can surely save yourself from a lot of stress!
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Single-parent families are ubiquitous nowadays, either headed by a mother, a father, or grandparent taking care of their grandchildren.