"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.
We could all use this right about now.
Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep? It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working -- not getting enough sleep to function at peak levels, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.
Given the extraordinary complexity of this task, wouldn't it be great to hand principals a "silver bullet" for building a learning environment in which everyone thrives? But alas, no silver bullet exists.
When you shift your mindset to a non-traditional way of thinking, you will learn to invest your time in activities that have the greatest return on investment, and will also surround yourself with people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
If you're one of the millions of people who have a difficult time either falling asleep or staying asleep, try one of these strategies:
I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.
It turns out that our unique tapestry of emotional responses -- whether joy, anger, curiosity, disgust, surprise, sadness, fear, shame or guilt -- all serve a distinctive purpose. Even though we might like to eliminate unfavorable emotions, they serve an important role.