It’s Friday: Time For a Playlist About How to Manage Yourself


It’s Friday. If you’ve had a challenging week, I’m sure you are grateful it’s over. One thing I can attest to: when things are challenging, we require strategies to manage ourselves. Whether you have run amuck with a mountain of negative thoughts or you’re just plain feeling stuck — listening to experts sharing their research and perspectives — can help us re-frame our own challenges.

This week we’ve picked our favorite videos to help you through the rough patches and offer a boost. Click on the link to our YouTube channel. Then scroll through to the “How to Manage Yourself” playlist. Happy viewing.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPobAd0urxAGPaVu4PNWsIQ

Here are our picks:

  • Developing a Growth Mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck reminds us that potential has much to do with our own perspective.
  • How to Make Stress Your Friend. Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks about stress and the beliefs that we hold about it.
  • True Grit: Can Perseverance Be Taught. Angela Duckworth lets us know that intelligence is a much smaller part of the story where achievement is concerned.
  • Mindy Kaling’s Advice for Young Girls. Actress Mindy Kaling tells us to focus on your art — not the aspects of you that you feel will hold you back.
  • Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck). Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood touches on how we are overwhelmingly affected by negative information — and what it takes to get unstuck.

Do you have a favorite video to add to this list? Let us know.

Live.Work.Think.Play shares observations concerning a wide array of topics from running a company — to the perfect gift. It is designed to share lessons learned from a variety of perspectives.

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