How I Achieve Balance
In our rush "to get it all done" at work and at home, it's easy to forget that by doing so our stress level escalates and our productivity plummets. Stress is the antithesis of work life balance. While we all need a certain amount of stress to motivate us and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. This article tells you more on this...
The Superwoman Syndrome
The new Superwoman is ordinary in that she is neither rich nor famous. She is extraordinary in that she tries to be everything to everyone - juggling family life, social life, and commitments outside the home. The new Superwoman 'has it all' by 'doing it all' with superlative standards and ends up feeling overwhelmed, overextended, overworked and under-appreciated. Ever wondered where this term "Superwoman Syndrome" originated? Read on to find out...
How to Handle Criticism Effectively
No matter who you are or what your job entails, you would have faced criticism at some point in your life. Criticism is defined as judging faults and merits; however, people often forget the positive and focus only on the negative and what they think is "wrong". This makes it difficult for them to accept what is said or even use it as learning or for their benefit. This article talks about handling criticism more effectively.
We often forget to give priority to self-care and managing our own stress; it is only when things take on a frightening turn, like heart trouble or deep anxiety levels, that we get concerned and go to a doctor. The simple yet effective tips in this article should help you become aware of your own reactions to stress and take appropriate action before it impacts you negatively.
Monday Morning Blues!
Is Monday a doomsday? Does your 7 o'clock alarm hit you like a jolt? Does the thought of Monday morning make you feel depressed? Some time or the other you must have felt like this and wondered "why am I feeling like this after a week end?" The answer is simple. You are suffering from Monday morning blues.
Perfectionism is often mistakenly seen as desirable or even necessary for success. However, recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes actually interfere with success. Often when we try too hard to succeed, we lay a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure in turn affects the way we function, and reduces our chances of success.
Assertion: A style of Communication
Have you ever felt like saying 'no' to someone but said a 'yes' instead, compromising on your needs? To know more about learning the skill of assertive communication, take a look inside and enjoy the new you .
What is Self Confidence?
Self-confidence is an attitude which allows us to have positive, yet realistic views of ourselves and our situations. This article looks at ways in which people with high and low confidence differ and how confidence impacts us.
When Your Wife Goes Out to Work
Traditionally, men have been the bread-winners and women took care of the home. However in today's world, large numbers of women are working outside the home and this trend is increasing. As a result, there are fears about how the home will run and couples worry about the lack of time for each other. This can perhaps lead to a change in the husband-wife equation too! These are very real concerns and it is important for husbands and wives to discuss them and decide how they are going to make things work.
What is Emotional Infidelity?
Family mediator and mental health counsellor, Gary Neuman, says, "When a spouse places his or her emotional needs in the hands of someone outside the marriage, it breaks the bond of marriage, just as adultery does." Reading this article would help you understand what emotional infidelity is and identify its signs that might be unhealthy for your marriage.