Don’t Let Anxiety Derail Your Career

Stress is a part of life, and anxiety is a normal, healthy reaction to stress.

For example, let’s say that you are driving down the road, and out of nowhere something or someone runs out in front of you. Your …

To Get More Done, Pretend You’re Going on Vacation

Have you ever noticed that you're super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a potentially distraction-free vacation is a powerful inducement to get stuff done in a timely fashion. The thing is, you could probably use that kind of time management wizardry even when you're not planning on heading to the beach anytime soon. Think about what you could do with a free afternoon every week, or an extra hour or two a day. If you heed the lessons you learn when you're getting ready for vacation, you can reap benefits in the form of more time to think great thoughts, learn something new, or even take a nap, if your boss is cool with it. Here's how.

#MondayMotivation: 3 Sports Psychology Tricks to Beat the Grind

If you're reading this from your desk, you're probably not a professional athlete. But, that doesn't mean that you have nothing in common with your favorite sports heroes. For example, you both have to deal with what performance psychologist James Taylor calls "the Grind," the point at which training (or working) becomes "tiring, painful, and tedious."

"The Grind is what separates successful athletes from those who don't achieve their goals," writes Taylor in Psychology Today. "Many athletes when they reach this point either ease up or give up because it's just too darned hard. But truly motivated athletes reach the Grind and keep on going."

The Secret to Being More Effective at Work? Sleep

It might seem obvious, but being overtired at work all day will strongly impact your productivity levels. By making sure you get enough sleep on a regular basis, you can keep on top of your responsibilities and not gain a reputation as the grouchy co-worker. Here are a few tips for getting the rest you need in order to excel during office hours.

5 Things to Do Before You Get Out of Bed to Supercharge Your Day

Let's face it, mornings can be brutal. One of the best ways to ensure that your day is a successful one is to start it off on a positive note. If you use that quiet time to prepare yourself for the day, then you'll already be in a better position and mood than most people heading off to work. Try starting your day off with one or all of these five activities to ensure that you're ready to take on work with a positive, balanced state of mind.