The Pandemic Sabotaged Our Decision-Making Abilities—Here’s How to Start Regaining That Self-Confidence

Success

According to a 2021 study by the American Psychological Association, nearly one-third of adults (32%) are so stressed about the coronavirus pandemic that they struggle to make basic decisions, such as what to wear or eat.

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Could the ways you cope with stress be undermining you? Here are healthier ways to respond

Ideas.Ted

Below, she explains how to evaluate the ways you cope with stress and change them for the better. But when these coping mechanisms stop working to manage stress, they tend to make matters worse, exacerbating our anxiety and undermining our belief that we are in control of our lives.

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Convey Confidence Without Words

On The Job

You're "telling" others that you lack confidence to tackle the big jobs. Finally, remember that you can use these strategies at home after a long day at work and a stressful commute. Do you get a lack of respect at work? Do you feel like you're being passed over for promotions or opportunities that should have been yours? If so, it could be because you're "telling" others to ignore you. Not so!" you may cry.

The Relationship Between Confidence and Productivity

Productivityist

You know you need a confidence boost. If you would like to be more productive, having a healthy level of confidence is essential to your success, no matter what your profession. Through working with other writers on a daily basis I’ve seen the effects of confidence on productivity first-hand. Isn’t Self-Confidence the Same Thing as Motivation? In many cases, you are making the assumption that confidence is the same as motivation. Manage your stress.

6 Secrets of Stress Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 6 Secrets of Stress Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 31, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. As I’m sitting here, enjoying a coffee and taking it easy, I’m thinking about stress. We all have stress; there’s no way to avoid it. In fact, some degree of stress is a good thing. Stress becomes a problem when it controls us. Trying to be someone or something you’re not is stressful.

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Why a Simple POS System Means More Customer Confidence

Small Business CEO

Customer confidence is all over the map these days. If you want to get ahead in this market you have to beat out the competition not just in prices or incentives, but in confidence. One security breach can set a company back a dangerous amount, forcing them to rebuild or try to woo back their customer base when they’re under the pressure of a lot of stress. … Information Technology customer confidence pos system

How Job Seekers Can Project a More Confident Image

On The Job

Even the most confident job seeker has a niggle of doubt every now and again. But there are ways to become more confident about yourself and what you bring to the table. She says that unless you’re “authentic” in your interactions, then you wind up feeling stressed, depressed and anxious about your efforts. At the same time, it’s important to give yourself little pep talks so that when you do interact with others, you project more confidence, she says.

How to Be Successful Even When Under Stress

On The Job

Got stress? If you’re like 75% of other Americans, you’ve experienced moderate to high levels of stress in the past month, and often lie awake at night because of it. But there is a way to be successful and productive even when under stress, says Sharon Melnick, PhD and author of “ Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On.” SM: We face so many stresses in our lives.

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4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident. Months later, the confidence has left their voice. Read Think Confident. be Confident.

Find Your Writing Confidence, No Alcohol Required

Men With Pens

Setting aside the part where you can do irreparable damage to the very brain that got you into the writing business, it’s not a health way to deal with the stress of the world (or the writing life). Find Your Writing Confidence, No Alcohol Required first appeared on Men with Pens Copyright 2006 - 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Attracting Success: How to Make the Right People Recognize Your Talent

Success

The stress of entrepreneurship can make even the most level-headed person want to scream, and that’s OK. Instead of thinking, I don’t belong here , or, No one is going to watch this show , Evans finds his confidence again. Podcasts Sales & Marketing confidence

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10 Powerful Ways to Stand Up for Yourself in Any Situation

Success

But the truth is that letting people walk all over you can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, and it might eventually lessen your feelings of self-worth and play to your insecurities. Channel that confidence when dealing with others. Sales & Marketing confidence

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Ep 144: Nancy Imbs on Emotional Intelligence, Giving Feedback, and Managing Difficult Conversations

Go Burrows

Nancy Imbs is a leadership and professional development consultant with a passion for helping you become more confident and successful in business and beyond. Stressed about holiday gifting? Podcast confidence guest interview leader assistant podcast

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Cutting the apron strings: Gaining confidence to venture out on your own

Laughing all the Way to Work

You will reaffirm to yourself your knowledge of the task and give confidence to your mentor that you have been listening and learning. You are not in a race, although at times it might seem so with the pressures and stresses of today’s office environment. As you gain confidence and take baby steps out on your own, you will see that others will start looking to you for help.

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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Here are just a few of the many benefits that may come your way after completing a professional certification: You build confidence! You’ll walk into any boardroom or office with confidence that you are more than capable to perform with excellence. Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

How to Raise Your Visibility at Work

Eat Your Career

I heard: happy, frustrated, stressed, angry, overwhelmed, fulfilled, engaged, irritated, and a variety of other applicable words. Show confidence. career advice confidence get noticed visibilityAbout a year ago, I was hosting a training session on the topic of emotional intelligence. I asked the professionals in the room to shout out some of the feelings they experience on an average workday.

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Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. I’m sure we’ve all been there, feeling like a fraud at work and having a major crisis of confidence. Don’t give yourself undue amounts of stress. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Career confidence Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Uplifting Positive Self-Talk

Office Dynamics

This will increase your confidence and allow you to approach the day with a positive frame of mind. ” “I am capable of greatness- in character, ability, confidence, and potential.” ” “My confidence makes the difference between success now or success later.” The words “I” or “my” can be found in every sentence and above- as it should be when choosing confidence.

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11 Tips for Relaxing Your Mind

Office Dynamics

You would be less stressed for sure. Of course when you do any of the above, you must shut your mind off from any thoughts that create anxiety, stress, or drain you. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go.

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Effective Conflict Resolution Techniques

Office Dynamics

You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer. Here are some valuable tips that can help “star” employees like you reduce stress and achieve even greater career success through skillful conflict resolution: Avoid assigning blame or passing judgment. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Stress Management communication skills dealing with difficult people reduce stress

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What if you could truly relax and be patient?

Office Dynamics

You would be less stressed for sure. Of course when you do any of the above, you must shut your mind off from any thoughts that create anxiety, stress, or drain you. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go.

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Time Management for the Modern Assistant

Office Dynamics

Starting each day with confidence, positivity, and passion for progress often equates to a successful day. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Productivity Stress Management Time ManagementYear after year, one of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is effective time management. Let’s face it: your days are chaotic. You’re pulled in a million different directions, and many of you have multiple leaders to support.

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Relax and Let Go – The importance of being patient when things are taking too long

Office Dynamics

You would be less stressed for sure. Of course when you do any of the above, you must shut your mind off from any thoughts that create anxiety, stress, or drain you. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go.

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Free Webinar Replay: Don’t Let Fear Sink Your Career

Office Dynamics

7 surefire steps to conquer fear confidently and courageously—including a real-world example of the process in action. Our free webinar series includes a free webinar offered each month. In this month’s program we covered the topic: Don’t Let Fear Sink Your Career. . Learning Highlights From Webinar: How to identify the fears holding you back from living your best life.

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Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

Adapting to professional change shows professionalism and confidence. I may not have control of his thoughts, but I had control over how I reacted and my confidence. I typed up a list of accomplishments (quite proudly so and smiling ear to ear) and confidently carried them with me as I walked into the conference room for our meeting. I was armed with facts and not letting his busy schedule & late arrival shake my confidence.

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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Unfortunately, burnout is real, it’s draining, emotional, stressful and typically affects both professional and personal lives. Supporting a positive team-focused environment helps reduce stress that can cause burnout. Making time for your life outside of work typically reduces stress allowing clearer thinking at work for better decision making. Confidently acknowledge your experience as a valuable asset. Avoid Burnout.

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The Power of Letting Go

Office Dynamics

You would be less stressed for sure. Of course when you do any of the above, you must shut your mind off from any thoughts that create anxiety, stress, or drain you. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go.

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11 Tips for Relaxing Your Mind

Office Dynamics

You would be less stressed for sure. Of course when you do any of the above, you must shut your mind off from any thoughts that create anxiety, stress, or drain you. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go.

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Why Journaling Is A Simple Way To Boost Personal Productivity

Productivityist

Journaling Builds Confidence. The ability to look back on what you’ve done gives you confidence to make decisions that move you toward what you want. The confidence you gain through breaking down your past choices will (gradually) encourage you to trust yourself. This knowledge and trust reduces stress and anxiety, empowers you to make big decisions, and propels you towards your goals. – Give you clarity and confidence to make important decisions.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. A few are that you feel confident, peaceful, in control (not walked over), respected, like a peer or business partner and viewed as a leader. Setting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®.

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5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Your board should include trusted confidants who have an interest in your professional and personal success. They also reduce your stress level and provide reassurance that things will be taken care of if you have to be away from work or home. Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Administrative Professionals Week Professional Image Self Development Stress Management Annual Conference for Administrative Exellence guest blog guest post Julie Perrine resilience the resilient assistant

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How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

If you need to confront a delicate situation with someone who’s particularly stressed out, choose your timing wisely. Tags: Productivity confidence intimidation speaking voice I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me that speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not that they don’t have opinions—the certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest.

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

Confident. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants. Over the years, I have collected more than 300 ideas. I recently came across this list from one of my classes and wanted to share it. If you are an assistant reading this blog, check off the ones that describe you.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Administrative stress levels are higher due to changing priorities and fast deadlines. Being confident, prepared and honing your skills is a great way to handle this. The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? By Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International. Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990.

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Interview with Monique Helstrom on Effective Communication

Team ELS

So again, looking into my personality style, looking into who I was as a human being, what my tendencies were, I now know that when I’m stressed and when I have a lot on my plate, I do tend to move fast. How to manage your stress level.

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Why We’re All Doomed and GTD Can’t Save Us

Productivity Bits

You might enjoy days or weeks of respite from your mounting stress, only to experience some recurring strain to your system, manifesting as a problem in your health, family, social life, or some other “non-productive” though essential part of who you are. Survey Says…You Are Stressed! Yet the majority believes willpower can be learned as well as improved, if they only had more energy and confidence. Money and work stress me out, sapping my energy, motivation and time.

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How to Stay Focused at Work During Personal Crisis

Eat Your Career

No matter how hard you try, there will inevitably be a time when stress in your personal life distracts you from matters of work. Take control of your thoughts and make sure you’re not stewing in negativity and stress and sadness all day. Try to shift your perspective a bit: While home is full of so much stress at the moment, work can be a nice little escape. Sure, work can be stressful too. But it’s a different kind of stress—less personal, less emotional.

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12 Strategies To Help You Cope With Change

Office Dynamics

Be confident that you will return to your old comfort zone or you will find a new one. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Interpersonal Skills Motivators Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management Work-Life BalanceAs I’m sitting here on Friday afternoon catching my breath from a very busy week and working on my speeches for our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I am reminded how change is more prevalent than ever in our lives.

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8 Ways to Calm Nerves When Give a Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

Anxiety is a natural state that exists any time we are under stress. Giving a presentation normally causes stress. Almost everyone experiences some stress before presentations, even when the speech is as simple as, “tell the group something about yourself.” These tips will show you how to recycle your stress into a positive form that will help you become a better presenter. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer. Either party is too stressed to attempt reconciliation. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week. However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it. I’m not referring to full-blown, yelling at each other.

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