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Rewards at work can be de-motivating, science says — here's what works much better at getting employees to hustle   If humans are motivated to complete a task because of the reward, it might change their behavior for a while - but in the long-term, it makes them less likely to do that task. Rewards are an example of extrinsic motivation.

Rewards at work can be de-motivating, science says — here's what works much better at getting employees to hustle

If humans are motivated to complete a task because of the reward, it might change their behavior for a while - but in the long-term, it makes them less likely to do that task. Rewards are an example of extrinsic motivation.

Mental health professionals are fighting stigma by opening up about their own struggles   Opening up is ultimately a judgement call. “I was trained that a therapist needs to make choices about self-disclosure based on whether it will benefit the client, so that’s the rule of thumb I use to guide me,” says Toronto-based psychotherapist and co-founder of  Balancing Bravely  Beth Scarlett. She recounts a time she took a 14-week stress-related leave of absence due to anxiety. Although her clients weren’t told why, she thinks some of them were able to put it together.

Mental health professionals are fighting stigma by opening up about their own struggles

Opening up is ultimately a judgement call. “I was trained that a therapist needs to make choices about self-disclosure based on whether it will benefit the client, so that’s the rule of thumb I use to guide me,” says Toronto-based psychotherapist and co-founder of Balancing Bravely Beth Scarlett. She recounts a time she took a 14-week stress-related leave of absence due to anxiety. Although her clients weren’t told why, she thinks some of them were able to put it together.

8 Tips for Cultivating More Patience   Sometimes, everything feels like it has to happen on a rush schedule. This world of ours moves really fast and there’s lots of pressure to keep up. Psychotherapist Beth Scarlett suggests that we slow down and home in on what’s actually urgent, versus what just feels that way. “I take the extra step of externalizing or personifying my impatience so I can argue with it,” Scarlett says. “‘Hey urgency, do you have a hot date or something? Slow your roll!’ This has the added bonus of helping me laugh at myself and not take things so seriously.”

8 Tips for Cultivating More Patience

Sometimes, everything feels like it has to happen on a rush schedule. This world of ours moves really fast and there’s lots of pressure to keep up. Psychotherapist Beth Scarlett suggests that we slow down and home in on what’s actually urgent, versus what just feels that way. “I take the extra step of externalizing or personifying my impatience so I can argue with it,” Scarlett says. “‘Hey urgency, do you have a hot date or something? Slow your roll!’ This has the added bonus of helping me laugh at myself and not take things so seriously.”

 
How to Make the Most of Your Mental Health Day   You’re not doing your mental health any favors if you spend the day anxious about what’s happening at work, or guilty about taking time for yourself, Beth Scarlett, a registered psychotherapist and co-founder of work-life blog  Balancing Bravely,  tells Thrive. If you’re prone to feeling guilty in general, Scarlett suggests treating yourself like you would a close friend, or a colleague you know is a hard worker.

How to Make the Most of Your Mental Health Day

You’re not doing your mental health any favors if you spend the day anxious about what’s happening at work, or guilty about taking time for yourself, Beth Scarlett, a registered psychotherapist and co-founder of work-life blog Balancing Bravely, tells Thrive. If you’re prone to feeling guilty in general, Scarlett suggests treating yourself like you would a close friend, or a colleague you know is a hard worker.

I Found Out I Was Making 53% Less Than My Colleague — Here's What I Did   I was astounded to learn that my colleague was paid 47 percent more money than I was. I read everything I could find about women and money and  pay gaps . That research evolved into larger questions about women and  leadership , which turned into an exploration of the concept of success. Figuring out how to define success lead me to ask myself huge questions about compensation,  benefits  and  work-life balance .

I Found Out I Was Making 53% Less Than My Colleague — Here's What I Did

I was astounded to learn that my colleague was paid 47 percent more money than I was. I read everything I could find about women and money and pay gaps. That research evolved into larger questions about women and leadership, which turned into an exploration of the concept of success. Figuring out how to define success lead me to ask myself huge questions about compensation, benefits and work-life balance.

The science behind how rewards are actually de-motivating   Motivation is all over the media these days. It seems as though everyone has tips and tricks about how to get and stay motivated. But a lot of the information out there is misleading and sometimes might even result in you being less motivated.

The science behind how rewards are actually de-motivating

Motivation is all over the media these days. It seems as though everyone has tips and tricks about how to get and stay motivated. But a lot of the information out there is misleading and sometimes might even result in you being less motivated.

 
How to Be More Organized (30 Experts Share Their Best Tips)   We often feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and disorganized because we have so much to do, and we have so much to do because we are trying to do it all. The reality is that you cannot do it all, you cannot have it all, but you can pick and prioritize goals and aspects of your life. In fact, being really intentional about what you want to prioritize is an incredible way to get organized and achieve your goals and it only takes a couple of minutes.

How to Be More Organized (30 Experts Share Their Best Tips)

We often feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and disorganized because we have so much to do, and we have so much to do because we are trying to do it all. The reality is that you cannot do it all, you cannot have it all, but you can pick and prioritize goals and aspects of your life. In fact, being really intentional about what you want to prioritize is an incredible way to get organized and achieve your goals and it only takes a couple of minutes.

Women In Their 30s Love These 11 Feminist Books   Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms is a little known hidden gem – an absolutely “must read” for all women of all ages. Amanda Steinberg helps you understand your money story (i.e., the story you have been telling yourself about money since childhood) and helps you re-write your own money story. She explores the ways in which women are losing out in the money game with actionable ways to change. Worth It changed my relationship with money, my money story, and my life!

Women In Their 30s Love These 11 Feminist Books

Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms is a little known hidden gem – an absolutely “must read” for all women of all ages. Amanda Steinberg helps you understand your money story (i.e., the story you have been telling yourself about money since childhood) and helps you re-write your own money story. She explores the ways in which women are losing out in the money game with actionable ways to change. Worth It changed my relationship with money, my money story, and my life!

The Science Behind How Rewards Are Actually De-motivating   The idea is you will be motivated to get the reward, which will motivate you to complete the task. Unfortunately, science says almost the exact opposite will happen.

The Science Behind How Rewards Are Actually De-motivating

The idea is you will be motivated to get the reward, which will motivate you to complete the task. Unfortunately, science says almost the exact opposite will happen.

 
 
Why You Haven’t Achieved Your Health Goals – And What To Do About It   Have you set health goals for yourself in the past and then failed to achieve them? Are you frustrated by your lack of progress toward the health goals you are currently working toward? Are you ready to throw in the towel and give up on trying to get healthy altogether? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this guest post is for you.

Why You Haven’t Achieved Your Health Goals – And What To Do About It

Have you set health goals for yourself in the past and then failed to achieve them? Are you frustrated by your lack of progress toward the health goals you are currently working toward? Are you ready to throw in the towel and give up on trying to get healthy altogether? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this guest post is for you.

The 12 Most Helpful Blogs For Moms   Working mothers are being pushed and pressured to do it all and have it all – the great job, a fabulous family, and an impeccable self-care routine. This is not only hard, but impossible to achieve. Balancing Bravely is about having the courage to ask yourself challenging questions about what you want and value in life, and then to bravely try to fill your life with the things you value most – it’s redefining work-life balance for working moms.

The 12 Most Helpful Blogs For Moms

Working mothers are being pushed and pressured to do it all and have it all – the great job, a fabulous family, and an impeccable self-care routine. This is not only hard, but impossible to achieve. Balancing Bravely is about having the courage to ask yourself challenging questions about what you want and value in life, and then to bravely try to fill your life with the things you value most – it’s redefining work-life balance for working moms.

3 Simple Ways To Declutter Your Life To Make Life Easier   Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in different directions? And need to Declutter your life? I feel that way all the time. As busy working moms, we always have a million things to do at work, an endless to-do list at home, and absolutely no time for ourselves. I felt like this for years and years. As a manager with 20 staff and a mom of 2 young kids (a 5.5-year-old and almost 2 years old), it felt like I was spinning my wheels, working harder and harder, but just falling further and further behind.

3 Simple Ways To Declutter Your Life To Make Life Easier

Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in different directions? And need to Declutter your life? I feel that way all the time. As busy working moms, we always have a million things to do at work, an endless to-do list at home, and absolutely no time for ourselves. I felt like this for years and years. As a manager with 20 staff and a mom of 2 young kids (a 5.5-year-old and almost 2 years old), it felt like I was spinning my wheels, working harder and harder, but just falling further and further behind.

 
Unexpected reasons you haven’t landed your dream job   But what if you can’t figure out what your dream job is? What if you are trying, following all of the best advice, but still not getting there?What if you thought you were living your dream job, and then discovered you were massively underpaid?

Unexpected reasons you haven’t landed your dream job

But what if you can’t figure out what your dream job is? What if you are trying, following all of the best advice, but still not getting there?What if you thought you were living your dream job, and then discovered you were massively underpaid?

How to Negotiate Your Way Out of the Pay Gap   Negotiating a pay raise isn’t always easy, but knowing your worth is important for achieving long-term financial success. To the extent that you can, use salary sites to get a feel for what others in your kind of position are paid. After that, though, you’ll have to get a little vulnerable.

How to Negotiate Your Way Out of the Pay Gap

Negotiating a pay raise isn’t always easy, but knowing your worth is important for achieving long-term financial success. To the extent that you can, use salary sites to get a feel for what others in your kind of position are paid. After that, though, you’ll have to get a little vulnerable.

How My Money Story Changed My Life for the Better   Learn how one woman changed her money story after learning her colleague earned 47% more than she did.I am excited to bring you a guest post today about how one woman completely changed her life by making one change.

How My Money Story Changed My Life for the Better

Learn how one woman changed her money story after learning her colleague earned 47% more than she did.I am excited to bring you a guest post today about how one woman completely changed her life by making one change.

 
14 Career Blogs That Might Just Change Your Life   Working mothers are being pushed and pressured to do it all — the great job, a fabulous family, a Pinterest home, and an impeccable self-care routine. This is not only hard, but impossible to achieve. Balancing Bravely wants moms to gain the courage to ask themselves challenging questions about their desires, and then bravely fill their lives with the things they value most — it’s redefining work-life balance for working moms.

14 Career Blogs That Might Just Change Your Life

Working mothers are being pushed and pressured to do it all — the great job, a fabulous family, a Pinterest home, and an impeccable self-care routine. This is not only hard, but impossible to achieve. Balancing Bravely wants moms to gain the courage to ask themselves challenging questions about their desires, and then bravely fill their lives with the things they value most — it’s redefining work-life balance for working moms.

How to create a new habit in 4 simple steps - backed by science   Imagine what your life would be like if you could actually change your habits? Think of all of the ways you could improve your life and reach your goals. Create the  work-life balance  that you want. And it only starts with a little step.

How to create a new habit in 4 simple steps - backed by science

Imagine what your life would be like if you could actually change your habits? Think of all of the ways you could improve your life and reach your goals. Create the work-life balance that you want. And it only starts with a little step.