Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Smiling businesswoman taking interview of a job applicant.

3 questions to ask at the end of a job interview (and 3 to avoid)

Suppose you, like many others these days, are re-evaluating your priorities and looking to make changes in your professional life. This may mean that you are applying for new jobs and if all goes well, will soon be facing an interview for an exciting new job.  At the end of the interview, many Read More...

Fork in the Road

What to do at a personal or professional fork in the road

Whether it’s in our home life, academic life, or career, we all eventually come to an inflection point. This can be a fork in the road where we have a personal-professional dilemma of choosing between home and work. It can be the culmination of our frustration with a current job and a decision to Read More...

Creativity boost

6 surprising ways to boost your creativity

Creativity is an essential part of problem solving, communication, and for seeing how things are connected. Everyone can benefit professionally or personally from thinking outside the box from time to time. Whether you’re an engineer solving a problem on a medical testing system, a novelist with Read More...

Woman being rude on the phone

5 ways rudeness is actually beneficial

No one likes to experience rudeness, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is both insidious and a wholly negative experience. Surprisingly, though, a study into the experience of rudeness within a mental health context found that it can also be viewed positively, or at least, used in a Read More...

Bored businessman and secretary playing with pencil and having fun in office meeting room. Horizontal shape, front view, waist up.

Feeling bored at work? Here’s what you should try

There are plenty of ways you can cure the boredom you feel at work, but not all of them are wise. For instance, watching something on Netflix or playing an addictive smart phone game would fall under the category of "not wise". Research shows there’s a better, wiser solution to fixing boredom: Read More...

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7 Steps for having the most productive workday

The key to a productive day lies entirely in how you set yourself for the day. With a few tweaks to your workspace and mental mindset, you can ensure yourself an extremely productive day. The following 7 steps are an effective way to make those tweaks that will help you make the most out of your Read More...

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3 Ways to speak up at work when you’re naturally introverted

We recently provided our Optimist Daily readers with a guide on 'How to boost your confidence as an introvert' that was a big hit. So, here's another article for all you introverts out there focussing on work-life. There are distinct benefits to being both an extrovert and an introvert. But Read More...

Need help at work? Here’

Need help at work? Here's the best way to ask

Asking for help in a professional setting may be a source of discomfort for many people. If you find yourself in a position where you’re stuck at work and need help, you may worry about bothering your co-workers, asking an obvious question, or looking incompetent. Here are three strategies you Read More...

Confidently contribute at your

Confidently contribute at your next work meeting with these 3 tips

With the introduction of various Covid-19 vaccines, we are beginning to catch a glimpse of the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. This may mean that some of us will be headed back to our arenas of employment to work alongside our colleagues “IRL." The adjustment from working at home to Read More...

Have a task that bores you? He

Have a task that bores you? Here are 3 ways to focus and get it done

As much as we want to dedicate our lives solely to the things we’re passionate about, sometimes we have to focus on tasks that are boring to us. And that in itself is no easy task. If you find yourself having trouble focusing on something you’re not excited about, here are three tips that can Read More...