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Tag Archives: Psychology

Study Says Pizza Works Better Than Cash to Motivate Employees

But One Thing Works Even Better. And guess what? It won’t cost you a thing.

How to induce sleep without drugs

Struggling to stay awake? You may need a professional (Credit: Thinkstock)

By Rhea Wessel

Kerstin Schneiderbauer, a freelance data analyst, was having trouble sleeping.

 I never really closed the office door

Her mind would keep running through her work and to-do lists throughout the night when she was overloaded with projects.

When she wasn’t working through an assignment, worrying about where the next one was coming from interrupted her night’s rest.  Read more »

Stress flowchart

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No, I Can’t “Just Relax”: How I Learned to Manage My Anxiety Disorder

Eric Ravenscraft

No, I Can't "Just Relax": How I Learned to Manage My Anxiety Disorder

Last weekend, I went to Dragon Con, the biggest geek party in Atlanta, to party it up with other nerds. On Saturday, I took a break to freak out, question my worth as a human being, and cry until I was exhausted. Then back to the party. This is what my life is like with an anxiety disorder.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders fall along an entire spectrum. One of the most common is Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is the closest to what I deal with, but you can also suffer from panic disorders that cause sudden and repeated panic attacks, or social anxiety disorders that tend to crop up when dealing with other people. Read more »

Embrace stress — it’s good for you

BBC Capital – Influencers

Stressed-out, overwhelmed and doing too much?

Join the club.

These complaints are common among busy, go-getter professionals. And it’s that stress that’s killing us, right? But what if we’re approaching it all wrong and it’s really all about our perception of stress and what we believe that’s holding us back?

That’s the take of some LinkedIn Influencers this week. Here’s what two of them had to say.

Kelly McGonigal, department of psychology, Stanford University

“For years… I told people that stress makes you sick; that it increases your risk of everything from the common cold to heart disease, depression, and addiction; and that it kills brain cells, damages your DNA, and makes you age faster,” wrote McGonigal in her post Forget What You’ve Heard About Stress… It’s Actually Good for You. Read more »