5 Reads: Absurd Confidence, Mindfulness at Work, Non-violence, and More

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Here are four articles (and one video) that I found especially helpful and worth sharing this week. 

We Are Absurdly Confident of Our Superiority

By Tom Jacobs. Pacific Standard.

Key Quote: “Our strong belief in our own specialness gets in the way of the sort of honest self-assessment that could make us better people.” Read the rest here.

Skipping Workouts When You’re Stressed at Work Will Just Make You Feel Worse

By Lisa Ryan. Science of Us.

Key Quote: “You might not want to skip your workout when you’re feeling overwhelmed, since being fit is actually the key to combating stress-related health risks.” Read the rest here.

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

By Lesley Alderman. The New York Times.

Key Quote: “Studies have found, for example, that breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder.” Read the rest here.

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

By Shamash Alidina. Mindful.

Key Quote: “When you accept yourself, you cut down on energy-draining self-criticism. You’re then much better able to enjoy your successes and smile at your shortcomings.” Read the rest here.

Fighting with Non-violence

Scilla Elworthy. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Email subscribers: Click here to watch this video.

 

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