a-Musing By Erin Noel
Exercise 6: What motivates others?
Before reacting to the way someone looked at you, the tone of voice, the reaction or inaction, take a moment to consider other people’s motivations. We all feel very understanding, sensible and entitled to our own behavior and attitudes in a moment, but funny how we rarely grant someone else the same permission to be…Read More
Exercise 5: Most of what happens to you isn't personal
Those mornings when the train is late, you’re stuck in traffic, you spill coffee on yourself, you get a parking ticket–all of those things feel infuriating and very personal in the moment, but if you catch yourself feeling like it’s “me against the world,” that’s when we should take a moment to realize that train,…Read More
Exercise 4: Know thyself from the inside out
Take the time to understand what makes you tick by evaluating patterns or themes in your behavior and emotions–both positive and negative. Going back to Monday and Tuesday’s tips, perhaps there is something about yourself that a particular situation is trying to show or teach you. Maybe you’ll even notice that in certain aspects of…Read More
Exercise 3: Don't let negative thoughts take root
Negative thoughts and feelings are going to happen and they’re healthy and necessary for a happy life. However, mentally tough people don’t let shame spirals, negative self talk or angry emotions take over and make a home. Extended negative thoughts and unresolved anger will increase your stress levels, which increases cortisol, thus making it impossible…Read More
Exercise 1: What's Good?
So you’re in a sucky situation. If your friend was sitting across from you and pointing out an interesting insight or something unexpected that came out of it–what would you notice? What can you give thanks for in the midst of that uncomfortable, annoying or angering thing?Read More
Keep Calm and Stay Tough
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” – Billy Ocean I loved that 45 as a kid. I danced around my room feeling on top of the world paying no mind to the fact that Billy was galvanized into action so he could “do the things that lovers do.” Point is, Billy made…Read More
Manage Your Energy
This one goes out to all the fine ladies and gentlemen out there in the workforce—the producers, the account directors, the digital strategists, the creative directors…the CEOS…Read More