Posts tagged Self Awareness
Preventing Burn Out: Day 22 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

In this blog I share with you a few of the tips I use when I notice I'm approaching or am in 'brown-out' stage so that I don't burn out. Read the blog to learn about the 'brown-out' stage and why healthy selfishness is a good thing :)

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Throw Kindness and Compassion like they're Confetti: Day 20 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

I read the words "throw kindness like confetti" on a job description a while ago and felt a resounding 'YES, that's so right!' inside of me! What a fun way of putting 'be nice to people'. BUT: how CAN we have and show more kindness and compassion for people when, well, they're not being that kind or compassionate to us? This blog post details a few ways I bring more perspective to my challenges and shares a practice that I teach participants in my mindfulness classes :)

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Mind the Gap! FOMO, Facebook Depression and Mindfulness: Day 18 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

Have you ever caught a train and seen the words written on the platform's edge or shouted over the loudspeaker "MIND THE GAP"? I think they're a powerful analogy that describes how easy it is for people (myself included at times) to get 'caught in the gap' of comparing their current life with someone else's life and feeling unhappy about it. It's a POWERFUL analogy for living life!

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Authentic Happiness, Wellbeing and Flourishing - Lessons from Positive Psychology: Day 17 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

Day 17 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH talks about some important tools I learned from researching positive psychology and 'authentic happiness' a few years ago. PERMA is a great model of the permanent blocks for a life of profound fulfillment. Also containing links to some great online tests to learn about your character strengths and virtues - HIGHLY recommended! :)

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Growing Your Strengths: Day 16 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

This blog delves into an area of positive psychology: focusing on strengths/talents. Focusing on your strengths means you're more likely to enjoy your professional and personal life. After all, who really wants to be stuck in a job or a relationship that they're unhappy with and not using their natural talents in?

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Who Are You? Let's Talk About Personality: Day 15 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

Let's talk about growing our self-awareness by starting with personality! Growing our self-awareness helps us to understand not only how we're different but also how we are alike, and connected as humans. Importantly, from a professional sense: recruiters and hiring managers value it when candidates have awareness of their personality, how it plays out in the work environment and how they work with others.

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What Great Leaders have: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence - Day 14 of 40 DAYS OF GROWTH

This post was inspired by a woman that I met at a friend's birthday party in the weekend who said that her manager told her she "needed to become more self-aware". She seemed totally lost about how to go about doing this. My attempt at answering it included "have you thought of trying reflection, journalling, meditation or asking multiple people for feedback?" After going away and doing a bit of research on what the management and leadership development thought leaders advise people on gaining greater self-awareness it turns out I wasn't far off! Read on to find out what self-awareness is, why it's important and 6 strategies for increasing your self-awareness :)

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