UMBC is dedicated to the wellness of its campus community, providing a lot of healthy resources. Wellness starts with being conscious of one’s health, balance, and ability to cope with life’s stressors. In today’s Industry Roundup we take a look at ways to prevent burnout from stress. We also explore effective communication styles, the matter of consciousness, and ways to think more effectively.

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Are You Heading Toward Burnout?

You’re not alone if you happen to be stressed, overwhelmed, and speeding down the dreaded lane of burnout. It happens. We live in a world where everything is so darn fast and where results are expected in a blink. We want to do more, yet we still only have twenty four hours in a day. This article explores the science of stress and how we can manipulate vulnerability to burnout through our capacity to manage our emotions.


Why Being the Quietest Person Can Be a Good Thing

If networking events freak you out because you tend to clam up when in a crowded room of strangers, you’ve got something to smile about. A quiet person has the advantage over a talker in most every communication situation. A quiet person tends to be a great listener. And great listeners make great leaders.


The Conscious Question

Is consciousness a matter of, well, matter? Scientists alike can’t decide. After all, there is no proven explanation as to what consciousness is made up of exactly. Perhaps a deep dive into the mathematical world can help explain things, even if only still on a theoretical level.


Want to Think Effectively. Try this Rule

In order to get things done, you’ve got to do some things. This is the basis of the 80/20 rule when it comes to effective thinking. It’s a conundrum for some… how much time should be spent on thinking and doing? Each thing is critical. In comes the 80/20 rule.

 

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