work Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“4 Things to Do in the First 4 Weeks of a New Job” – Oprah

Finally, a new job isn’t just a chance for a professional reset. It can also be a great opportunity to evaluate and change other habits and patterns in your life. Ben Michaelis, PhD, a psychologist and executive coach who is the author of Your Next Big Thing, recalls working with one client who used to […]

“How To Stop Being Absent-Minded” – RewireMe

We’re all prone to forgetful moments, some more than others. People can be absent-minded despite not having any underlying neurological issues or conditions such as depression. In otherwise healthy people, stress can play a big role in tiring the mind out. “If I am running late to work, my baby is crying, and the phone […]

"Got Laid Off? Here Are the First 4 Things You Should Do" – LearnVest

Losing a job can be incredibly traumatic. Even if you knew office cutbacks were likely, getting a pink slip is still a huge shock to your system. It’s likely that both your professional self-esteem and your financial security have taken a hit, and it can be easy to feel a bit lost in the aftermath. […]

"7 Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder" – SheKnows

Dr. Ben Michaelis, SheKnows Expert, clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, says, “The key difference between an anxiety disorder and simple worrying has to do with time and space. Situations that involve uncertainty tend to make everyone worry at least a little bit, but if you find that your worries are taking […]

"The Truth You Don't Want To Hear About Being Single And An Entrepreneur"- Forbes

Psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis explains, “being an entrepreneur is an emotionally challenging endeavor. To start and grow a business from scratch requires one thing: Everything you’ve got. From the late night hours to the highs and lows of deals coming to fruition or stalling, the life of an entrepreneur is taxing.” [Read more]

"4 Weird Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Differ" – Yahoo! Health

How and when you sleep – whether you’re an early bird or a night owl – says a lot about you. Those individual inclinations to be either a morning person or an evening person are referred to as “chronotypes.” Morning people, also known as larks, tend to go to bed early and wake up early, […]

"6 Weird Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Differ" – LIVESTRONG.COM

1. Their Doctor Charts “Larks tend to have lower heart rates, half as much sleep apnea and lower body weights than night owls,” says Jo Lichten, registered dietitian and author of the book “Reboot: How to Power Up Your Energy, Focus, and Productivity.” Owls, on the other hand, often have lower levels of HDL cholesterol, […]

"How To Kick Your Bad Habits" – Rewire Me

First day for your new habit? Take it easy. “Forming habits is all about starting habits,” says clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis. “The best way to start is to start small.” For example, if you want to rise early, then try setting the alarm 10 minutes earlier than your usual waking time for the first few […]

"4 Ways Your Brain Is Holding You Back" – Fast Company

FROM IMPOSTER SYNDROME TO DESIGN FIXATION, HERE ARE THE WAYS YOUR BRAIN WORKS AGAINST YOU AND HOW YOU CAN OUTSMART IT. You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you. Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to […]