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May 31, 2015

Just Do It - Use the One Minute Rule

And speaking of doing it now rather than procrastinating, here's a quick and helpful pointer. It's called the one-minute rule and it's courtesy of Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project.

I mean, who doesn't love reading, or in this case watching a video clip, about a one-minute-solution?

In this world of looking for unrealistic, so-called quick solutions, isn't it wonderful to find a one-minute-rule that might actually do some real good? Maybe help boost our organization?

And maybe even a blog post that takes one minute to read? (Give or take.) Grammar check: does the period go inside or outside the parentheses? And yes, I do have an MLA Handbook on the shelf behind me. And no, I will not reach up to grab it and risk an allergic reaction to the dust that will surely find it's way into my nostrils.





In the words of Gretchen, outer order contributes to inner calm.

--Sandy Andrews, PhD 
Clinical Psychologist
Austin, TX 

May 25, 2015

Stress and Your Work Station



Stress on the job can refer to a toxic supervisor, duties that you really dislike, hours that work against your body's natural rhythm, and other complicated factors that aren't solved by a simple fix.  CBT psychologists recommend that you consider changing posture as a way to improve coping with work demands.  How you sit at your desk might be adjusted to greatly decrease your physical stress, to free yourself from a frequent cause of back neck and shoulder pain.  Take a look at this video to get an idea of ways to improve your posture in the work place or at your home computer station.

--Sandy Andrews, PhD 
Clinical Psychologist w/ expertise in CBT
Austin, TX 

May 18, 2015

Meditation Basics



Meditation is the new black.  CBT psychologists are finding that meditation is good for decreasing anxiety and stress, boosting the immune system, falling asleep, healthier management of physical illnesses, improving memory, all sorts of benefits.

Try this guided meditation to go beyond the basics, here.

--Sandy Andrews, PhD 
Clinical Psychologist
Austin, TX