What is the meaning of work?


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How to find motivation based on your individual work style

Motivation underlies every aspect of human behavior and it's the driving force that keeps us moving forwards to achieve our goals. "Whether you're working on a big goal or just trying to get revved up for the day, getting and staying motivated can be a challenge," writes Gwen Moran. And what motivates one person may not motivate another. Here, Moran shares some top tips to help you identify the key factors that motivate you to do your best work and how to use them to your advantage to keep ...
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What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?


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If you want a dream career, ask yourself these 3 questions

Many people stay in an unfulfilling career, or continue working at a job they're not enthusiastic about, because they want to retain the salary, benefits or status it confers. They dread Monday mornings and Friday afternoons can't come soon enough. When work plays such a big part in our lives it shouldn't be "this negative thing that people resent," says entrepreneur, blogger, and podcaster Darius Foroux. Here, he shares here three questions you need to ask yourself to help you fi...
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This chart will show you when you can multitask and when you can’t

Despite considerable research showing the human brain can't fully focus on more than one task at a time, employers continue seeking job candidates who excel at multitasking. Although becoming proficient at certain tasks makes it easier for us to quickly switch between them, we usually take longer to complete them—and we're more prone to making mistakes when our brain has to constantly refocus. According to some research however, there are times when juggling multiple tasks can be productive...
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How to cope with anxiety and stress at work: 5 psychology techniques

Most people experience a certain level of anxiety and stress at work. It's what keeps you alert and focused when a deadline is looming, for example. When you constantly experience symptoms of work-related anxiety and stress that reach an uncomfortable level however, you may want to address the root cause rather than reaching for a quick fix. In this article, performance psychologist Helen D'Silva shares the strategies and techniques that will provide long-term benefits and help you thrive i...
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So should I follow my passion or not?

We all want to find and do the work we love. Yet telling someone to follow their passion may not be the best advice to give. Narrowing your focus to pursue what you're already passionate about can be limiting and stifle your growth. And to suggest that by following your passion you'll never actually work a day in your life, can also give the impression that the journey will be easy. "The thing I learned about passion was that I had more than one. Once I realized I could never feed them...
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9 daily rituals to boost your performance at work (infographic)

Athletes use pre-game rituals to help them focus on achieving their goals, musicians often have rituals they perform before they'll go on stage and some of the world's best performing executives have morning rituals they follow to set themselves up for the day. A ritual can be any set of actions you use to get into the right mindset for an important event or activity. Here, Rose Leadam shares some of the rituals that can boost your performance, improve your productivity,...
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How to figure out if you’re in the wrong job

When you spend most of your waking hours at work, you want to be sure you're doing work you care about. If you're doing a job you don't really connect with and feel like you don't fit in, you may need to look for a job that better aligns with your personal motives. A mismatch between your job and your motives stops you living up to your potential yet, unlike skills and values, motives can be hard to identify because we're often not conscious of them, says author Car...
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Bringing mindfulness to your career

Interest in mindfulness training and applying mindfulness at work is growing steadily. "Nothing provides more opportunities than the workplace for us to feel discouraged, disappointed, bored, overwhelmed, envious, embarrassed, anxious, irritated, outraged, and afraid to say what we really feel," says Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Leah Weiss. Yet learning to be mindful can put us in "a much better position to change a bad situation" by helping us to respond more creatively to life...
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