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How Much Exercise is Too Much for Mental Health?

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is well known to benefit mental health in many ways. Not only does it help minimize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but it may even prevent certain mental illnesses. A recent large-scale study provided further support for the importance of exercise to mental health, but it also had one surprising finding: too much exercise might actually have the opposite effect.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Self-Improvement for the Brain - Accentuate the Positive!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happiness is not our default state of mind. Our brains are hard-wired to ensure our survival, and so they are on constant alert for threats. Even though we live in the most advanced technological society in the history of mankind, at the deepest level, our primal survival instinct is still intact from our caveman ancestors. We are not conscious of it, but our brains are constantly scanning for things that might eat us, harm us or take things from us. Our modern emotions translate this into negativity, producing cortisol, a hormone that can cause damage over the long term.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Career Advice: Empathy for Those Who Get on Your Nerves

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everybody has those coworkers that, for whatever reason, know just exactly how to get under people's skin. These sorts of fellow employees tend to make the workday and work week really long, exhausting, and irritating to those who simply want to get in, do their job, and go home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Scheduling Self-Improvement Time Can Change Your LIfe

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Americans are busier now than ever. With increasing technology that keeps us connected to our jobs after work hours, more demanding work schedules, and coordinating seemingly endless family activities and school projects, there can sometimes be little leftover for self-care. Without a little me-time worked in every now and then, you may feel like your tank is on empty, leading to unhappiness. So, what's the best cure for unhappiness?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

How to Show Up and Really Produce at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Every organization wants their employees to come to work, excel and be highly productive. A major factor in productivity is employee wellness and employers have a responsibility to address employee wellness issues such as workload concerns, stress, and professional advancement. Conversely, employees have the responsibility of tending to their own personal and professional wellness needs so that they can bring their whole selves to work. Bringing your whole self to work is about taking an active leadership based approach to your job rather than a passive going-through-the-motions one. This is the key to really showing up at work and increasing productivity. Below are 3 strategies for bringing your whole self to work and producing like never before.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Improve Mental Health With These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You are what you think. Battling mild depression and anxiety can be draining. Allowing negativity to dominate your thoughts can rob you of energy, motivation and interfere with your quality of life. There's never a second while you're awake that you are not thinking about something. If you are plagued by self-doubt and fear of failure or contemplating impending doom, there are ways to turn your thoughts to work for you instead of against you.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Self-Improvement - What Makes Some People More Appealing Than Others?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever met someone you instantly liked? They may not have been the best looking, most talented, independently wealthy or the child of someone famous, but they were unmistakably attractive. There was just something about the person that made you want to know them better, to spend more time with them, be a part of their inner circle.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Boss Management - Managing Up!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're not in management and think you should be, there are steps you can take to make that happen. It won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable. One strategy is to manage your manager, or "manage up". Having a boss who falls short on managing his team is always problematic. Whether affable and disorganized or difficult and passive aggressive, a poor manager can make problems for the whole team.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement for Business Leaders: Acknowledging a Fatal Flaw

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fortune 500 executives believe they accurately know their true strengths and faults. These leaders also think they can identify areas where they need self-improvement, but two Harvard Business Review columnists learned that the administrators' insights were incorrect.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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