Posts by Evelyn Marinoff

Evelyn Marinoff is a blogger, an MBA, and a passionate reader. After years living between Europe and North America, she is now settled in Oakville, Canada. She works in the financial industry but spends her free time researching and writing about her experiences and ideas in the areas of well-being, motivation, and self-improvement. Follow Evelyn on Twitter or vist her at mind-chatters.com.

A Simple Trick to Feel Less Anxious and More Confident

“Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” ~Plato

A few weeks ago, I was standing in front of a mirror in the women’s bathroom at work.

I could feel the cold sweat down my spine and was angry for not being able to gain a better control of myself. I attempted everything in the book—took deep breaths, closed my eyes, tried to calm down, counted slowly to fifty.

No change.

My anxiety was still running high, my pulse was rushing, and I looked as a frightened little bird trapped in a cage. The occasion? An …