Sometimes you have to quit to get ahead (New York Times)
“Strategic quitting” is a seemingly counter-intuitive approach to helping you free up more time, money and energy for the things that matter. According to the author Seth Godin, winners are smart quitters who quit often, like when they realize their current path and decisions cannot get them any further toward their goal.
How to cut down on meetings (Fast Company)
Four company leaders each share one tactic on how they decrease meeting load (and increase productivity): 1) Creating “no meeting” timeslots, 2) Having meetings only one day a week, 3) Revisiting the calendar regularly, and 4) Holding a meeting purge.
Midlife fitness may protect against later depression (New York Times)
“There is a long-term connection between fitness, depression and cardiovascular death,” according to Dr. Benjamin L. Willis, director of epidemiology at the Cooper Institute in Dallas. “And it’s something you can approach with modifiable behavior. It’s never too late to get off the couch and start having some physical activity.”
Try these smart techniques to help you master your emotions (TED)
By more clearly identifying our feelings or by recategorizing them, we can recuce suffering and increase well-being, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. “People who can contruct finely-grained emotional experiences go to the doctor less frequently, use medication less frequently, and spend fewer days hospitalized for illness.”