If You’re Fed Up with Your Job, Try Working More Pauses into Your Day

first_imgHarvard Business Review:More than half of Americans feel “overworked or overwhelmed at least some of the time” and 70% say “they often dream of having a different job,” according to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute. That’s a lot of unhappy people at work, and many of them may choose to resign. But my research shows that quitting can be premature; what you might need to do instead is pause and recalibrate.Chances are that if you were to jump into a new role or organization, whatever is causing you to leave may follow you. Taking a pause — which I define as any intentional shift in behavior — allows you to lift your head up, assess your situation objectively, and change your attitude, thoughts, or emotions. It doesn’t have to be a major break in your routine; it might be that after you get home from for work, you intend to spend 20 minutes of quality time with a partner or loved one. Or you intend to show up fully present every morning at the office by taking six deep breaths before you walk in. Even small pauses can help.…Next, set an intention. What do you want to get out of this pause and how do you want to feel at the end of it? One study published in Psychological Science showed that by distancing yourself from a challenge and taking the perspective of an observer, you can enhance your reasoning, leading to insights and new solutions that hadn’t occurred to you before.Read the whole story: Harvard Business Reviewlast_img read more

Warriors vs. Spurs: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

first_imgWith their internal drama seemingly behind them, the Warriors will travel to San Antonio on Sunday to play the Spurs.Stuck in a mini-rut, the Warriors (12-5, first in Pacific division) have dropped four of their last six games, including to the Mavericks on Saturday. For most teams, that struggle will occur at least a couple of times in a season. For the Warriors, it’s a little bit out of the ordinary.  Some of their struggles can be attributed to the loss of Steph Curry, who has missed the last four games with an injured groin and is expected to be out against the Spurs as well. Quinn Cook and Andre Igoudala have both started in Curry’s place during his absence. Golden State also suffered a 21-point loss to the Rockets last week and is only 4-4 on the road this season. The Spurs (7-7, T-2nd in Southwest Division) have incurred some struggles of their own as of late. They have dropped five of their last six, including three straight, after opening the season 6-2. Amid the team’s struggles, DeMar DeRozan has still played very well, averaging 25.6 points per game this season and 27 PPG over the three-game losing streak.MORE:  Watch NBA live and on-demand on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Warriors vs. SpursTime: 7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 18 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasTV: NBATVStreaming: fuboTV (7-day free trial)last_img read more