How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings, especially for introverts – HBR

This is a HBR article written by Dana Rousmaniere and the link to the original post is here. Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How …

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How our Breathing Affects our Emotions

Most of us would like to have some control over our instantaneous emotions. However, we observe that it is extremely difficult to control your emotions. One can only channelize the energy of an emotion, but one cannot control the rise of the emotion itself. However, emotions and breathing are directly related and this link has …

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The Procrastinator’s Instant Gratification

Procrastinators are addicted to instant gratification and hence most of the times they are onto YouTube videos, chats, reading unnecessary articles etc. that give instant gratification second to second. On the other hand, most tasks that we do in our life have a longer gratification cycle. Therefore, a procrastinator's subconscious mind sees these tasks as …

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Control, Authenticity and Rituals Reduce Stress and Anxiety

This is a HBR post written by Francesca Gino and the link to the original article is here. If you’re like me, you often ask yourself how you can get more work done in a day. How can you best boost your productivity? I always assumed that if I could just reduce any stress I …

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The Discipline of Finishing – Conor Neill

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A Procrastinator’s Vicious Cycle

Apart from laziness, fear of not being liked or respected is a major reason for procrastination. But, why are only some people are more driven by this fear? Fear of not being liked or respected <-- caused by---- 1.  procrastinator thinks that others think that he or she should know 2. procrastinator thinks that what he …

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The Vicious Cycle of Self-esteem and Self-discipline

This is a snippet from an article in Psychology Today. It may be true that we can do almost anything we set our mind to. But if our mind is our worst enemy, we simply may not be able to believe this otherwise inspiring (and motivating!) maxim. That is, whatever anxieties we may have about …

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