Stress Management NYC: “The Micro Break” and a highly stressful work environment. Behavior research says the Micro break can maximize mental performance & off set the pressure of highly demanding work days. The esssential the do’s and don’t of micro breaks to maximize your performance 1. Do: You should take several Micro breaks throughout … Continue reading Stress Management NYC :The do’s and don’ts of the Micro break & how to beat the demands of a long work day!
Living as an ambitious professional in today’s technology and finance driven world is extremely stressful. There are demanding bosses, needy clients, competitive colleagues, and endless opportunities. Not to mention, with constant innovations in technology there is an overwhelming amount of information and people to filter through creating a constant demand on attention. The reality is … Continue reading Prevent burnout while still getting ahead in your career
Are you feeling Stressed and burned out ? New York City is very stressful city with many reasons that contribute to burnout. While stress is a main contributor to burnout syndrome, burnout is not just stress. Burnout syndrome includes 3 unique characteristics that come in varies degrees depending on each person experiencing it. They are mental … Continue reading Burnout Beyond Stress: What are psychological situations that contribute to burnout at work and school?
We live in a stressful time. With 24/7 hour work expectations and constant innovations in technology there are more ambitions, decisions and distraction..overall just more demands on time and attention. As a result burnout syndrome is on the rise. Burnout is a psychological syndrome that includes components of exhaustion, cynicism and reduced personal self efficacy. Burnout … Continue reading What is Burnout and how can Therapy in New York help?
Can you maintain a positive outlook in the face of conflict and find a winning solution in a no win situation? Conflict can appear in many places in our lives, including when dealing with romantic partners, coworkers, friends, family and even the local store clerk. Facing conflict can be extremely challenging and stressful whether it is … Continue reading Gaining a new perspective on handling conflict: Overcoming no win situations
Managing choice in a world with endless opportunity can be challenging to goals and happiness. Choice, freedom and autonomy are all part of American dream and no doubt fundamental to an individual’s sense of well being. Healthy people want to guide their own lives and feel as though they are taking advantage of the best opportunities. As … Continue reading Can too many choices interfere with your happiness & success?
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Without appreciation even eager “favor doers ” will eventually trickle down their willingness to lend a hand, will start to cut corners at work and eventually start to avoid families, friendships and coworkers who “only want something from them”. This is because once people feel under appreciated they no longer feel motivated to participated in the needs of others. It’s a simple but necessary reward system.
One solution: Restructure how you process the request for help. I often teach my clients to tease apart their observations and how they process/assess that information that feeds their reactions. Observation–>Assessment Style–>Reaction
Michelle’s automatic style of thinking was to observe Lisa’s emails as “she NEEDS me” rather than ” Lisa is asking for help”. The second assessment strategy allows her to feel in control because she can process it as “I have a choice in whether I assist or not”. The first point of view (“she needs me”) led her to process it under ” I feel forced and obligated. I am a bad sister if I don’t give her what she needs”.
Automatic thoughts are the thoughts and images that involuntarily pop into our conscious (or just below if they are habitual). They make up how we “read” a situation and are assumed to be “True” at the time they are generated. Reactive behavior is based on automatic thinking.Understanding your automatic thoughts can influence change in a variety of situations.
So should we we bother to set resolutions and reflect on the past if it will only put us in a bad mood ?
Well on the flip side, if done correctly, reflecting on the past and setting intentions for the future does hold a lot of psychological value and research supports that it CAN help us feel more satisfied and motivated. Yeah 🙂