Cycling along the LA River this weekend with a good friend and colleague, he commented that he found he needs movement and sunlight for his mental health. I almost cheered! Not long ago, he was extremely stressed, and his health was suffering. Small tweaks like moving more and taking short outdoor breaks, make exponential improvements in our performance and wellbeing. We all know this intuitively, but modern living and professional demands often keep us from acting in our own best interests. (Not to mention, that when we’re out of sync, our clients don’t get our best work, either.) How will you make this a healthful, high-performance week?
What do you do when two of your friends are angry with each other- and you're caught in the middle. I think everyone goes through this repeatedly at various stages in life, so it's good to have some tools for dealing with this. I personally have found the following helpful when dealing with this: - talk to both sides separately, and let both sides know that you are talking to the other - try to get to the core of their issues and abstract the problem - come up with possible solutions/compromises - when they do talk, try to make sure each is on an equal playing field, and call them out on unnecessary jabs and insults - make sure each gets out ALL of the things they are upset about, or it will just build up again