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WORKING LIFE

 

 

How to make small changes with a big impact. Tips regarding daily working life, relationships and motivation. Enjoy your work more than ever before.

 


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Picture the following dialogue in a tense relationship:

A: Look, if you were different, things wouldn´t have got this bad. Sorry, but this is your fault: you are so stubborn!

B: You are so right. Now that you say it, I can see that it really is my fault. I am going to work on it from now on. Thanks for telling me and helping me improve.

Does that sound familiar to you? Unlikely. In real life, statement A will not lead to statement B.

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You have been preparing for a performance, a business presentation or a public speech. Now the time is here and you are going onto the stage. What can you do at the last moment to make yourself less nervous?

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The biggest pressures you can feel on your shoulders are likely to be those you have maintained there yourself: for example to be excellent in your job, to be a great father or a cool wife, to please other people, to live healthily, to stay calm no matter what your mother says, to get things done fast, to think positively, to be strong.

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Big tidying-up at your workplace

 

Tidying up at home includes the old spring cleaning classics: reorganizing the wardrobes, shoe shelves and kitchen drawers, wiping the hidden corners, airing the duvets and letting the breeze in through the wide-open windows.

The principle can be pretty much the same when applied to your career and life.

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SMART is a broadly used mnemonic for setting objectives. For the first time, it was probably used in 1981, by George T. Doran.

The letters mean:

S - Specific

M - Measurable

A - Attainable

R - Relevant

T - Timely

 

I hope there were some moments this summer when you felt really relaxed and your mind felt refreshed. Were there?

Great ideas love appearing at moments like that.

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Situation: You are part of a team working on a common project. On-time delivery matters to you, less so to some of your colleagues. You want their input by the agreed deadline and you are worried they are not going to deliver it. What can you do?

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Trust is not about having no fears. Trust is an active decision to take the risk and, despite some fears, to act according to your hopes.

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Use the 5 minutes at the end of your work hours, and prevent your mind being busy with work for the rest of the day and night.

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Changes are often postponed. So at the moment when we finally decide to do something, to change our lives, we want it quickly, immediately, now. We have no appetite for living as we used to: staying in the same job, or still unemployed, remaining in the same relationship, or the same country. But we know all too well that changes take time. So the question of today´s blog is:

How do you survive the time it takes till you achieve your remote goal?

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Here are six different strategies to bring excitement and drive back into your working life.

If you were to choose one of the strategies and try doing something small this week, what would it be?

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First of all, why do you want to change your procrastination* tendency? Putting your demanding tasks off and doing something else is more fun, isn´t it?

Apart from that, research has been suggesting that procrastination reduces with age. Wouldn´t this be enough to leave the topic for now and wait till you age enough to go and do your tasks?

Nope?

If you want to do something about your procrastination now, then this article might be for you.

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Improving relationships at work


Conflict with a colleague can sap a lot of energy and significantly lower your satisfaction at work.

If you know that healing a difficult relationship with your colleague would improve your working life, it might be worth trying to have a constructive dialogue. The following article may help you prepare and structure the talk.

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This article is meant for the moments when your work requires you to pay focused attention, and you struggle to do so. What can you do at such moments – and what in the long run – to concentrate more easily?

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1. Formulate your main objective for the next half year, and write it down somewhere where you can see it every time you have a look at your tasks.

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