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The good news is that although you may not be able to control everything that happens, you can control the way you think about and react to those situations. Positive self-talk can encourage you, relieve stress, and improve your self-image. Negative self-talk, on the other hand, increases stress, chips away at self-esteem, and can cause you to overreact.
Think of your positive and negative self-talk as the voices of two different people. One is supportive, caring and encouraging. The other complains frequently, puts you down, and is quick to find the worst in everything. Who would you rather listen to?Here are a few tips for making self-talk work for you, not against you:
If you believe that certain behaviors are creating problems for you – or if others have told you so – then the AMESH formula may help you figure out where to start the change process.
Based on the mail we receive, many managers and coworkers are concerned about this issue. So here are the Top Twelve complaints that people send us. Are you or your employees guilty of these “professional sins”?
To succeed in any job, you must be able to get along with management. So take a minute to look at things from your boss’s point of view. See if you’re guilty of any of these “unmanageable” behaviors.
Office Wallflowers can usually be found eating lunch at their desks, working alone at their computers, sitting quietly in meetings, and avoiding all social contact. As a result, they are often overlooked. To assess your wallflower tendencies, try answering the questions below.