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Self Improvement

Less stress and more focus, with this amazing personal leadership model

ANY subject in your life you can place in this amazing personal leadership model; the famous Circle of Influence. For example the weather at your vacation destination, whether the trains will run tomorrow, what you’re going to pick to eat tonight, whether your colleague will meet the deadline on time. etc etc. Effective (and well-rested … Read more

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Life struggles

4 stress coping strategies to Mix & Match. Bye stress!

That situation where you were stressed out and just started yelling / crying / doing / cursing / ignoring *? We all know that wasn’t the most helpful thing to do. Or that time when you were up to your ears in stress and couldn’t think logically and couldn’t even think of getting a grip … Read more

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Life struggles

11 stress management skills

Coping with stress is something you can learn. When you break down something you want to learn into smaller pieces, you will see that the building blocks are skills. Skills are trainable. You can improve your own skills. You are not facing a black box anymore, as “coping with stress” might be. So once you … Read more

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Life struggles

10 Tips how to handle stress and become more stress tolerant

“It feels like poison going through my veins.” This is me quoting myself from 7+ years ago. Whether you feel stress in your shoulders, around your mouth or you get stomach pain; you probably would agree that negative stress takes away a lot of joy and can be all-consuming. The perception of stress is highly … Read more

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6 Crazy simple but effective tips to reduce stress

Just don’t do something because it causes a lot of stress, or lower your expectations. Two examples of ways to reduce stress. No, it is not an act of weakness to skip something. On the contrary, it shows balance to take such a deliberate approach to stress management. It takes guts, self-knowledge and a certain … Read more

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Turning negative stress into positive stress

You have heard stress can be a good thing and that is true. In everyday language, we use the word ‘stress’ particularly to refer to negative stress. But stress is not necessarily bad. It can even be helpful and without stress mankind would never have been where it is today. But what is the difference … Read more