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Working with Someone Who Always Thinks They’re Right A colleague who always thinks they’re right can be extremely frustrating. There are a few ways to keep the relationship productive and professional. The next time you find yourself in a debate with this person, don’t fight back — escalating an argument won’t change their behavior. Instead,… Continue reading Working with Someone Who Always Thinks They’re Right
When You Make a Mistake, Forgive Yourself If a friend tells you about an ordeal they’re facing or a mistake they’ve made, how do you typically respond? In all likelihood, you offer kindness and comfort. But how do you treat yourself when you make a big mistake? You’re probably much tougher — springing to self-criticism,… Continue reading When You Make a Mistake, Forgive Yourself
Don’t Let Criticism Overshadow Praise When you get feedback from your boss or your colleague, it’s tempting to focus on the criticism. After all, that’s where you need to focus if you want to improve. But dwelling on the negative can be debilitating. You also need to make sure you hear the positive: Write down… Continue reading Don’t Let Criticism Overshadow Praise
Use Breathing to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments Practicing mindfulness is as much physical as it is mental. Paying attention to your body can help you stay calm in stressful moments. This is called anchoring — noticing your physical experience rather than avoiding it. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and… Continue reading Use Breathing to Stay Grounded in Stressful Moments