Posted on October 14th, 2012, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
One of the primary reasons that leads people to feeling underwhelm (instead of 'just whelmed') is… "Work (or a life) that doesn't engage your talents, education, or passions." Some people experience the feeling of being underwhelmed for a day or even a week if it's filled with tasks, requests, and expectations that are menial or [...]
Tags: boredom, education, not engaging, not using talents, Productivity, strengths, talents, underwhelm, underwhelmed, work
Posted on February 27th, 2011, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
In the previous post, I gave you some of the signs to look for to know that you or someone you know is feeling “underwhelmed.” It is important you make observations as to why you are feeling the way you are. Quote to Consider (and an action to take): “You’ve got a lot of choices. [...]
Tags: overwhelm, overwhelmed, Productivity, underwhelm, underwhelmed
Posted on February 25th, 2011, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
If you think you are only in “overwhelm” but not “underwhelm,” please don’t ignore this article. Believe it or not, you may be in “underwhelm” part of the time or you certainly may know some others who are in “underwhelm” and they could use this information. In thinking through the reasons why someone becomes (and [...]
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Posted on October 12th, 2009, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
There are three terms, the first with which you are probably most familiar, that deserve a definition. Those three terms are: Overwhelmed Underwhelmed, and Just Whelmed Be very clear on the fact that you are the only person who can distinguish between and among these three for yourself. Each person has a different tolerance overall…and [...]
Tags: just whelmed, overwhelm, overwhelmed, underwhelm, underwhelmed
Posted on August 2nd, 2009, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
In a book that I consider one of my top 5 favorites from 2007, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, Robert I. Sutton (a professor at Stanford) states: “Negative interactions have 5 times the effect on mood than positive interactions” (p. 180). You can probably think of some [...]
Tags: 'no asshole rule', energy, negative interactions, overwhelm, underwhelm
Posted on August 1st, 2009, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
“Energy is where it’s at.” This is not exactly a great sentence, but I trust you know what I mean. Managing your energy–all the different types–is essential if you are going to lead a productive life. Other ideas related to managing your energy include: The energy around us is either positive, negative, or neutral. What you want [...]
Tags: energy, underwhelm, underwhelmed
Posted on July 15th, 2009, by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
If you want to diminish your ‘overwhelm,’ one option is to go simple rather than complex. The sheer number of choices you encounter every day can overwhelm anyone. This series of posts will give you some ideas related to making one more choice, but it is the choice to decide on a simpler life whenever possible. Believe [...]
Tags: complexity, just whelmed, overwhelm, simplify, underwhelm