The start of any new year is usually the most stressful period for most of us. In this collection, you will find a mix of courses that help you focus, get organized and take care of your mind and body.
Courses in this collection:
When being responsible turns dysfunctional
Do you feel like you are always the project manager, the one who takes on more responsibility than others at home, at work and in your free time? Are you constantly frustrated that no one sees the work you put in to get things done and help out others? Are you often stressed and tired?
If so, your ability to take on responsibility may have become a problem – you suffer from what we in this course will call “responsibility syndrome”, or a dysfunctional and exaggerated sense of responsibility. Over the upcoming 15 lessons, we will have a closer look at why you so often become “the responsible one”. You will receive suggestions about how to break out of destructive behavioral patterns and some help and encouragement to dare to change.
This course is aimed at anyone who has had enough of their own tendency to be overly responsible and feels that they need to get better at letting go.
Welcome to freedom, and welcome to irresponsibility!
One important aspect of responsibility syndrome is that you may belong to a group that has been assigned more responsibility by your surroundings and existing social structures. Thus, talking about “responsibility syndrome” can be a bit misleading, since we then blame the individual. The question of how to deal with social structures that, for example, provide men and women with different opportunities in life is much too large for the scope of this course. If you still feel like you have some room to maneuver, this course will work anyway.
Discover What’s Important In Life
The psychology of finding meaning, creating space and accepting natural stress
Do you often feel stressed? Do you sometimes hear an inner voice that says you aren’t good enough? Have you read about, and perhaps even tried, a few different methods to reduce stress without seeing any change?
As you may have already understood, we think this is the course for you. But we know what we are talking about.
This course has been created by a trio including two licensed psychologists who do research on stress and work on a daily basis with people who suffer from stress and exhaustion. The third member of the trio is a science journalist who will soon be able to call himself a psychologist, too.
While there are a lot of tips and guides out there, this course is based on what actually works. You will learn that stress is a natural part of life and that we all need some help in accepting unavoidable stress. The course also contains practical tools to help you actually change what can be changed in order to live a more stress-free life.
In short, this course will teach you how to find what is important in life and which tools you should use in order to deal with stress. The course contains several practical exercises, so we recommend that you have a calendar or calendar app handy when you read the daily lessons.
Managing stress with cognitive behavioral therapy
Nine tools for reducing stress and finding balance
The aim of this course is to provide a healthy alternative to short-term solutions. The goal is to prevent stress-related illness by providing you with tools that work in the long run. These tools consist of different techniques from the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy, a type of psychotherapy that has proven to be effective in the treatment of several mental illnesses.
Each day you will be introduced to a new technique. The aim is that, by practicing these techniques, you will become better equipped to deal with the stress of daily life.
Meditation challenge for office workers
Find your focus, reduce stress and become more productive
Meditation is my medicine. It makes me focused, present, happier and kinder to those around me. I’m sure the world would be a better place if more people meditated.
Meditation promises a lot, better sleep, more focus, better presence in the here and now. Many people who have tried it can attest that it does deliver. The path there isn’t necessarily a simple one, though. I’ve put together this course to make things a bit easier for newcomers to meditation. You will get 15 short exercises that you can do before or at work. It will take some effort on your part. But if you do all of the exercises, you will see positive effects on your ability to maintain focus and deal with stress.
Taking 15 minutes for meditation each day is a core point of this course. In each lesson you will be introduced to one simple meditation technique.
Build a Daily Meditation Habit
Reduce stress with a simple meditation habit that anyone can learn
Too much stress in your life? Don't seem to have any healthy ways to deal with it?
Sadly, this is true for too many of us. We all face too much stress, and then the advice around stress is either "just don't be stressed," which doesn't help, or to indulge in distractions that don't actually help us deal with stress.
Yet there is a simple daily practice that can help us significantly decrease stress, and increase our ability to deal with stress when it comes up: meditation.
But even with all the scientific proof of meditation working, and so many people advocating for it, there remains a simple question: how do I get started?
In this course, John Turner, founder of QuietKit, a guided meditation platform, will help you get started with meditation, teach you how to approach it and think about it, and show you how to build meditation into a daily habit, so you can better face the challenges that life throws at you.
Over the course of one week, just 7 days, John will show you how become a meditator.
Fix your posture
Learn how to fix poor posture and increase your productivity at the office
Poor posture can be the reason for neck, shoulder, back and even hips or lower back pain.
Countless studies have shown that a great posture not only helps with your self-confidence and radiance, but it can also help you to be more healthy at work.
In this course, you'll learn:
...and much more!
The course is split into 10 easily digestible emails that you will get on every week day. Every day will be a concise lesson to teach you how to improve your posture, starting with the basics.
Sign up now to get started right away and improve your posture!
First Things First
Prioritize accurately and say no with a clear conscience
I have noticed that many find it difficult to prioritize.
We have our to-do list, we have a decent overview of all the things we need to do, and we empty our inboxes (both physical and metaphorical) on a regular basis, but what is the right thing to do next? And if something lands on my desk, does it mean that I have to deal with it right away rather than continue doing what I was working on?
This course is for you if you are ambitious, have the best intentions, say “yes” to others more than what might be good for you in the long-run, and then have to suffer the consequences of doing so. It is also for all of you who want to prioritize consciously and be able to accept or decline offers and requests without regrets. Prioritization is more a skill than a talent, and we can all do a handful of things to make it easier for ourselves to prioritize deliberately and accurately – not only do what might feel good and seem appropriate at the moment but what will be beneficial in the long-run as well.
Said about the course:
"Enjoyed every single lesson, got time to try three of the exercises but looking to implement at least two more of them. Love David's system"
Yoga for office workers
Simple exercises for people who work infront of a computer all day
How does your body feel right now?
If you turned on your cell phone first thing in the morning, and then rushed off to work, you may not have had the time to notice. Your thoughts have been focused on the past or future instead of what’s happening right now. If that’s the case, there are probably feelings of stress, pressure or anxiety within you. Notice what happens when you instead direct your attention towards the sensations in your body. Are you more present in the moment? Perhaps you instantly feel more harmony, relief, happiness or love.
This is exactly what yoga can help us with. Even though many now associate the word yoga with how the body looks during that handstand rather than how it actually feels, the yoga legend Patanjali defined it as “the calming of thought waves” or “the ability to control fluctuations of the mind”.
This free course will provide you with nine daily exercises that let you become more present in the here and now. As a bonus, your body will also automatically start to heal and open up.
You’ll get one new exercise per day for nine days, which will then be put together into a 20-minute yoga sequence you can do at home or at the office.
Shorter, Fewer and Better Meetings
Simple tips and methods for more effective and productive meetings
–Meeting? Again? Am I really going to sit through this hogwash once more? I’m assuming the same two people will take over the meeting, as always. Was there, by the way, something I should have done before the meeting? Yikes, now I’m getting nervous…
Does that feel familiar?
Sign up to learn how to contribute to more effective and productive meetings for everyone!
Said about the course:
"Pro tip: make sure your entire team takes this course – your calendar will thank you for it!"
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