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Tired of always feeling driven? 8 tips to help chill you out.

Posted Aug 30, 2019

How to Be Laid Back

You feel like you’re always moving, you’re constantly obsessing, you have never-ending to-do lists. Oh, to be able to slow down, be more laid-back and less driven without having to get stoned or drunk.

You can. Generally, there are two sources for your too-driven life: anxiety and going on auto-pilot. Anxiety is the constant looking ahead to the future, the what-ifs, the worries that propel you endlessly forward and keep you from appreciating the present.

Autopilot is when you’re doing what you do because you do it. Your habits and routines and the demands of others remove any conscious decision-making. Instead, you go on autopilot.

Time to slow it down? Here are some tips to help you regain control and move at a better pace:

1. Have a vision

Before actively embarking on this new adventure, step back and think about how you ideally would like your everyday pace of life to be different. Maybe less hectic overall, feeling less anxious, building in time during the day for you to just take a breather or some quiet time by yourself. Or something even more simple, like being able to stand in a line without getting irritated.

Your vision can help you set some goals that are important to you, can help you set new priorities to replace your old, all-too-familiar ones.

2. Be aware of when you are going on autopilot

I know, you’re probably already aware of the built-in challenge here: You need to slow down enough to be aware that you’re not slowing down. One way to do this is to check in with yourself, say, every hour. How are you feeling? How is your pace? Can you take a few deep breaths, can you slow down what you are doing? Do you need a short break?

By simply asking yourself these questions, you are stepping out of that unconscious action, becoming more aware of the moment, more aware of you and what you need right now.

3. Focus on wants, not shoulds

This is a big, important one. Shoulds are the rules, the expectations laid out by that parent, schoolmarm, or drill sergeant in our heads who is constantly wagging its finger, telling us to go, go, go, be efficient, get things done, no slacking for you. Success is measured by how much you get done, by how much you please others.

Time to shut those voices down. What is getting lost in this way of living is what you want—learning to listen not to the shoulds, but to your gut reactions, your desires. This doesn’t mean you take off from work at 11:00 and head for the beach (though that might actually not be a bad idea), but more simply building into your decisions your own reactions and needs.

Here you may take a mental health day off from work, or allow yourself to go out for lunch rather than eating at your desk, or not spend four hours on Saturday cleaning your house or apartment, but go for a hike instead.

It is not about what you do, but learning to pay attention to those gut reactions and using them as information to tell you what you need, what’s missing from your life.

4. Practice saying no

This is about setting boundaries, which helps counter both the autopilot and the anxiety. Here you don’t automatically raise your hand when someone asks for a volunteer for the committee at work, or sign up to be the assistant coach for your kid’s soccer team. Instead, you bypass the shoulds and focus on your gut.

And even if you do go on autopilot, volunteer for the committee, and only realize later that this is not a good idea, go ahead and take the bold step of telling them you’ve changed your mind.

But expect to feel guilty and worried that someone is going to get upset. This is normal because you’ve broken some learned rule, but ride it out, pat yourself on the back for taking care of you.

5. Learn to delegate

This obviously ties into 3 and 4, but is also about managing anxiety through control. Some people have a hard time delegating to others because they are always stepping up and being the pleaser. But some have a hard time delegating because they are anxious that others aren’t going to do as good a job as themselves. They are perfectionistic, untrusting, need control.

The problem with this is that if you feel you and only you need to do it all, you’re always going to wind up having a lot on your plate and to-do list. Time to bring others into the mix, time to maybe lower some expectations, rearrange priorities, and sort out what’s really important and what is less so.

Like the guilt for saying no, anxiety will creep in if you let go a bit. That’s okay, a sign that you’re taking better care of yourself.

6. Be proactive rather than reactive

If you are always responding to others, always reacting to problems and situations coming at you, it’s easy to feel driven, because essentially these others and situations are setting your pace. Yes, this may be the nature of your job or your responsibilities as a parent, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some control.

Here you want to practice being more proactive. Rather than seeing what comes at you, plan out in advance your own priorities—what you need to get done, for example, in the next week at work, or building in time for yourself when kids are taking a nap (and proactively get them to take a nap).

This planning in advance stops the autopilot, builds in wants and needs, and helps you set priorities to counter the everything-is-important stance that anxiety creates.

7. Explore ways of lowering your overall anxiety

Here you may want to consider practicing meditation, doing breathing exercises at regular intervals during the day, or seeing a therapist. This is about having tools to help you lower your anxiety threshold and get centered in the present.

8. Plan experiments

You don’t just do all-of-the-above nor just make this another item on your to-do list. Instead, you step back and proactively take small but significant baby steps towards reaching your vision.

Here you practice focusing on your breathing when you’re feeling impatient standing in line and tell yourself that this is a first-world problem, not the end of the world. Here you plot out on Thursday what you might want to do on Saturday rather than clean the house, or better yet experiment with allowing that Saturday to be completely want-driven, or deliberately doing everything on Saturday at half speed. Here you put on your calendar going out to lunch with a friend three times in one week rather than eating at your desk, and better yet, make it a leisurely lunch as well.

By setting up these experiments, you step out of your autopilot routines, practice moving at a different pace, build up your confidence in stepping outside your comfort zone, and begin to develop a lifestyle that you really want.

With practice, these will all become easier; your head will begin to slow down as your pace does; you’ll create a new normal and move towards becoming that more laid-back person you want to be.

But don’t rush to revamp yourself, don’t put it on your to-do list—that’s only doing more of the same. Instead, take a deep breath. Slowly changing is just fine.

How to Be Laid BackIn the New Year, my husband and I will be moving across the country from New York to L.A. and I think it’s the perfect time to finally answer that question.

You see, I suffer from anxiety and depression and a 3,000-mile road trip is a big stressor. After years of therapy, I’m proficient at avoiding preemptive anxiety. I don’t take an “everything that can go wrong will go wrong” attitude and I don’t immediately wilt at the first sign of defeat. But in the moment, I have a lot of trouble pumping the brakes and applying coping strategies.

I tend to overplan and control everything. If things don’t go according to plan, I feel like I’ve failed. As the stress builds, I don’t remember to tell myself to stop what I’m doing and focus on my breathing. Instead I explode with anxiety and find the odds insurmountable. I don’t take the time to reorient my train of thought and, while I focus on the negative and feel overwhelmed, depression starts to drag me down like quicksand.

I know this pattern well. It makes it difficult for me to try new things. It made it very hard to settle in when I moved to Brooklyn eight years ago.

But I also know that situations like these are the perfect opportunity to sharpen coping tools, get into the habit of using new strategies and reacting to life differently. I’d like to be more laid-back. I no longer want to make time for worry and waste my life thinking about every bump in the road. I want to give up “stressing” as my hobby.

So what do I mean when I say laid-back? I like to think of it as being able to roll with the changes and embrace spontaneity.

laid-back /lādˈbak/ (adjective informal): relaxed and easygoing.

Synonyms: relaxed, easygoing, free and easy, casual, nonchalant, unexcitable, imperturbable, unruffled, blasé, cool, equable, even-tempered, nonconfrontational, low-maintenance, insouciant, calm, unperturbed, unflustered, unflappable, unworried, unconcerned, unbothered.

I’m not laid-back. I never have been. I envy people who don’t go to pieces when they have to improvise. The funny thing is that I can improvise quite well, but instead of meeting it head on with confidence, I stress over it first and stress is a killer. Here’s a succinct explanation from LiveScience:

Stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer, according to a review essay in the Dec. 2007 issue of the Association for Psychological Science’s magazine Observer.

If I follow the advice of self-help author Rosie Molinary instead of a steadfast New Year’s resolution, I should pick a single word to be my guide for 2015 and that word is laid-back.

I know it won’t be easy, but I believe change is possible. Sure, maybe some people are born with a laid-back temperament, but we can change the way we perceive and react to the world with practice. For instance, people would never describe me today as a shy person or a wallflower, but five to 10 years ago that’s just what I was. How did I change? I’ve found that the best way to get comfortable with something that makes me uncomfortable is to expose myself to it. If you strategically place yourself in the position you fear the most, you learn to be competent in that position. (No, I’m not a CBT guru, but it has worked wonders for me.)

So I’ll be exposing myself to a lot of potential stress in the coming year:

  • Packing up the apartment.
  • Selling most of our furniture.
  • Driving across the country, visiting family in three different states along the way.
  • Traveling with a French bulldog who is allergic to almost everything, including the very yeast that occurs naturally on his skin.
  • Subletting and then finding a new apartment.
  • Getting new furniture.
  • Trying not to spend all our savings.
  • Hoping my husband gets a job soon after we arrive.
  • Buying a new car — because people who don’t live in NYC have cars.
  • Getting new drivers’ licenses, health insurance, and voter registrations.
  • Learning a new city and a new way of life.
  • Making new friends!
  • And everything else I haven’t thought of.

It bears noting that I’m also traveling with my laid-back husband, who’s a pretty great model for optimism and rolling with the punches.

All the while, I plan on writing about my experience, both here on Psych Central (home to the most insightful audience in the world) and hopefully put a book together as well.

I think my first and primary goal is going to be learning to take a step back when I’m beginning to feel overwhelmed or unhappy, instead of letting it grow and fester. I want to ask myself two questions: Is this how I want to feel? and How did we get here? When in doubt, remember what Richard Carlson said in Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: “The truth is, in order to experience a feeling, you must first have a thought that produces that feeling.”

What do you think about my plan? Do you suspect a series of meltdowns are in my future? Do you think people can cultivate their own temperament? Where would you start?

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If you’ve recently found yourself stressed, on edge, or just generally unhappy, you may need to take a look at these tips to become more laid-back. It’s not always easy to let things go and try to relax, but they’re pivotal to living a full, happy, and healthy life. The more you follow these tips to become more laid-back, the happier you’ll become!

1. Let Things Go

Let things roll off your back. It’s easier said than done at first, but it will be the biggest tip when you finally perfect it. Don’t let the little things bother you. Personally, it has been one of the most important tips to become more laid-back in my own life. Don’t get mad when someone steals your parking spot, or cuts you off, or any other mundane annoyance offends you. In the words of Frozen, let it go!

2. Schedule Your Time Wisely

Planners are your best friend. Stop trying to multitask, because it will only stress you out more. The better you plan your life out, the more laid-back you will become. It seems like a simple tip, but putting in a conscious effort to schedule your time better will make all the difference!

3. Find Something That Relaxes You

Whether it’s yoga, reading, napping, or even making something with your hands, find something that relaxes you and make time for it. It can be easy to forgo our favorite relaxing activities because we think we don’t have time for them. However, we must make time for them. They’re just as important as the “necessary” tasks we must get done!

4. Don’t Let People Get to You

There is always going to be people in your life who endlessly annoy you. However, in today’s world, it’s easier than ever to cut them out of your life. Mute them on Twitter, hide their posts on Facebook, and ignore their phone calls and texts. You will be surprised at just how happier you become when you “hide” people from your everyday life.

5. Enjoy Life More

Sometimes it’s hard to actively remember, but we need to enjoy life more. It shouldn’t be difficult, yet for some reason it is. Take time to enjoy a gorgeous sunset, or take the day off to spend time with your family by the pool. You can’t get those moments back, and wouldn’t you rather remember the great memories you had with your family rather than the day you spent slaving away at work?

6. Put One Foot in Front of the Other

This tip has personally been a lifesaver when it comes to relaxing. Don’t try to do everything at once. It will only stress you out and overwhelm you. Do everything with one step at a time. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to get everything done when you’re worrying about one task at a time rather than running around trying to get them all done at once!

7. Take Breaks

You need to recharge, whether that means from a long day at work or a stressful day at school. You can’t function on a few hours of sleep, even if you’re telling yourself you can. Make an effort to sleep longer. It will ultimately relax you and make your quality of life so much better.

What are your tips for becoming a more laid-back person? Leave them in the comments!

There’s a completely unfair stigma attached to being a “laid back” person. People automatically assume that, in the absence of an obsessively competitive, uptight personality, laid back people are apathetic losers who are destined to achieve nothing and subsequently be miserable. Uh, there is nothing accurate about any of that. According to Reuben Yonatan for the Huffington Post, 83 percent of American workers say they feel stressed out by their jobs, and 76 percent name work as the primary source of stress in their lives. The United States is a “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” culture: We’re taught from birth that we all have the power to be professionally and financially successful, if only we work hard enough. While this message is inspirational for many, it also instills in us the idea that it is В­only by working our proverbial asses off—spending late nights frenetically scribbling out reports and ignoring our families and friends—that we can ever experience true success.

The truth is that you don’t have to be a hyper-competitive, highly strung workaholic to be a high achiever in your professional life—and, in fact, this approach to your job can often be damaging to the quality of your work, your office relationships, and your ultimate success. By taking the time to relax and take care of your health, you can increase your creativity, improve your social relationships (professional and otherwise), and be generally happier. Here are five reasons that you don’t need to burn the candles at both ends to get ahead.

1. We’re more creative when we’re relaxed

Inc. reports that the human brain experiences heightened creativity when it’s relaxed. Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, writes,

Neuroscience is finding that when we are idle, in leisure, our brains are most active. The Default Mode Network lights up, which, like airport hubs, connects parts of our brain that don’t typically communicate. So a stray thought, a random memory, an image can combine in novel ways to produce novel ideas.

So if you’re constantly running around like a madwoman, you might literally be stressing yourself out of your Next Big Idea.

2. Your stress can bring down your whole team

A 2013 Wall Street Journal article explored how one person’s stress can negatively impact an entire workplace. The report found that stress could be “contagious” among a team at work, causing everyone undue anxiety and bringing down the whole team’s productivity. Lowering your stress at work can thus have a positive effect, not only on you, but on your coworkers. Being part of a more productive work team can in turn bring you more success.

3. Sleep will improve your memory and make you happier at work.

You might think that staying up into the wee hours of the morning to work on that report is good for your job, but what you’re really doing is damaging your brain function. According to Health, getting adequate sleep can improve your memory. Furthermore, sleep can help relieve depression and increase emotional stability. In an interview for Health, Dr. Raymonde Jean, director of sleep medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, says

A lack of sleep can contribute to depression. … A good night’s sleep can really help a moody person decrease their anxiety. You get more emotional stability with good sleep.

Being more emotionally stable will make you more effective when you’re working, and your coworkers will find your easier to be around.

4. Stress is bad for your general health

Stress can affect health in myriad ways, ranging from the mildly inconvenient to the life threatening. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can cause headaches, muscle pain, insomnia, chest pain, and stomach upset. Over prolonged periods, stress can contribute to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. All of these conditions are undesirable in and of themselves, of course, but even if all you care about is work, think about this: Your efficiency and creativity will surely suffer if you physically feel like crap all the time, and you can’t go to work at all if you have a heart attack. So take a deep, relaxing breath, and take care of yourself!

5. A sense of humor makes everything better

When you’re not an angsty stress-monster, you can make space in your work life for a healthy sense of humor. Jacquelyn Smith writes in Forbes that humor can improve the work place in a number of ways: a well-placed joke will make people happier about working with you and can help create human connections between employers and staff. Humor can also increase worker creativity, boost office morale, and improve overall productivity.

I will never stop being weirded out when I scroll through my Facebook and see couples breaking up, fighting, and making up, all openly on social media. It seems that the “cool” thing to do in relationships these days is to be as jealous and insecure as possible – checking each other’s text messages and emails, always snooping and doubting and gossiping – and to play out every mini-melodrama online for the world to see. How is this okay with so many people? Why are so many people content to toil in such tedious, tense relationships? It wears me out just watching it from afar.

My exhaustion doesn’t stop at social media head games either: my Facebook timeline has turned into a never-ending parade of couples going hiking and skydiving and traveling all over the country makes me feel tired. And not like in a “ugh, enough stop it” tired, but a literal fatigue, as though I, too am being dragged through cliffs and pushed out of planes and posed in front of ancient sculptures. Some couples are just so active and high-energy, and while I think that’s super neat, I could never be that girlfriend who suggests horseback riding as a casual weekend activity. And I don’t think I would ever be able to date a guy who would be into horseback riding as a weekend activity. I also think horses are kind of scary, but that’s neither here nor there.

When I’m hanging out with my guy, we’re generally not doing much. We both work crazy hours, so when we do have time together, we catch up on Modern Family and eat popcorn for dinner at, like, 9PM. When we go to shows, we sit against the back wall and slowly sway against each other with beers in hand. When we talk about our wedding, we agree on “eventually” rather than a set date. We’re not exciting, and that’s totally cool with us. Every relationship has its own personality. If yours is super chill, you might be all about these non-committal, laid back aspects:

1. You eat pizza in bed for dinner

Because when life gives you pizza, you stay in bed and eat it, and only get up when you need ranch to dip with (if you’ve never had ranch with your pizza, you are not living life its fullest potential.) You two are sometimes just cool with snacking in bed in your PJs because even though it’s lazy and unhealthy, it just feels kind of amazing.

2. If you hate his show, you just go do your thing in the other room

I know some girls who feel like it’s their responsibility to endure hours of sports they don’t care about, simply because there’s one TV and if it’s on, both of you should be in front of it no matter what, like a two-for-one package. News flash: It’s totally not your responsibility to watch shows that bore the shit out of you. My fiancé likes to watch Russian dash cam videos on Youtube, and literally does this for like two hours. I have no positive or negative feelings toward insane and foreign car crashes caught on tape, but if I don’t feel like watching them, I go in the other room and get down with Gossip Girl. It’s okay to disconnect from time to time.

3. Both of you can go party separately with friends without drama

Even though you’re bound to develop a shared group of friends the longer you date each other, you’ll still want to hang out with your old college or high school friends. And this doesn’t mean dragging your boyfriend along every time you meet up with them at a bar. You two can have fun on your own and not feel jealous or overprotective.

4. A night on the couch in front of Netflix is everything

You *could* go to the movies, but that requires putting on pants, which probably isn’t happening.

5. You can fart in front of each other

A fart used to be this shocking, embarrassing dilemma that would make you want to disappear forever and wish you had never been born. Now? You could care less about what he witnesses your body do.

6. You’ve unabashedly went number two at his apartment

Sometimes you have to warn him before he goes into the bathroom after you, but hey – everybody poops.

7. If you have dirty hair, you don’t feel self conscious about it around him

When your relationship was shiny and new and delicate, you always, always, always showered before hanging out. Because you might end up having sex, cuddling, or engaging in some kind of physical action that calls for the close proximity of your bodies. But after awhile, it’s not such a big deal if you forget to shower or wash your hair. It’s not like you’re living in the Victorian era and smell like blue cheese.

8. Not being threatened if your boyfriend’s best friend is a girl (and vice versa)

Jealousy is annoying. Especially if it’s unwarranted. The best way you can create tension and resentment in your relationship, is to force your boyfriend to end a friendship simply because his friend has a vagina. And if your boyfriend gets all uppity about you hanging out with other dudes, it just creates an uncomfortable, maddening vibe for everyone.

9. Fights are usually resolved immediately

Since fighting takes energy and time, laid-back couples don’t really feel like indulging in it. It’s totally healthy to argue, but stretching it out for the drama and attention is totally unnecessary. Unless you have epic make-up sex.

10. You nap together

Why do yoga together when you can just nap together? It’s basically the same thing, minus all the physical activity.

11. New Years Eve is the antithesis of your relationship

It’s an obnoxious holiday that requires dressing up and going to crowded places, aka, the WORST.

12. You two are able to hang around and read books

Like, during the day. For multiple hours at a time. Without turning on the TV, or getting bored. It’s almost exactly like Silent Reading Time in first grade except no one is forcing you to. Hooray chill adulthood.

13. Sex is awesome whenever, wherever

Handcuffs, lingerie, and whipped cream are cool and everything, but they require efforts that could be employed in other areas. Experimenting without feeling the need to light up a thousand vanilla candles is the way to go. Always.

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How to Be Laid Back

Формирование датского электронного дуэта Laid Back известного в Европе своей классической композицией Sunshine Reggae, а в США танцевальным хитом White Horse произошло вследствие счастливого стечения обстоятельств.Тим Шталь (Tim Stahl) и Джон Гулдберг (John Guldberg) встретились в датской студии звукозаписи в поиске музыкальных партнеров. Они начали играть дуэтом, обмениваясь своими идеями и замыслами и в конце концов решили сформировать Laid Back.В начале 1980-х годов Laid Back были известны только у себя на родине и в Южной Америке синглом 1982 года «Sunshine Reggae», их наиболее известной песней на тот момент.

Группа добилась международного признания только в 1983 году.В течение нескольких лет о Laid Back не было новостей пока в 1989 году они не привлекли вновь внимание своим новым синглом «Bakerman» (с участием датской певицы Ханны Боэль), ставшим хитом в большинстве европейских стран.

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Some people just seem to coast through life without a breeze and are too laid back for their own good. They don’t worry much about things and just let shit happen. There are some downsides to that because things don’t always end up going the way you had planned. Here are the struggles every laid back person has to deal with:

13) People think you’re lazy

There is a fine line between being laid back and being lazy if you’re laid back you just don’t stress about things as much. You still get things done, but you have your own way of doing things. If you’re lazy, you struggle to get things done and will try everything you can to avoid doing what you have to.

12) You wish you could care about drama

When someone tells you a secret about someone you don’t really react, you just say “whatever”. You don’t even act surprised. Most of the time you couldn’t care about who did what and where. For once you would actually wish you could care about it, but you’re just not concerned about that kind of thing.

11) You are always the last one to get ready

If you’re going out with your friends, you’re always the last one to get ready. You wait until the last minute to get out of your sweatpants and into your proper clothes. A lot of the time you rush to get ready and end up being late when you could have easily been on time.

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10) People think you’re a pushover

If you’re laid back it doesn’t mean you’re a pushover, you can still have strong beliefs and values. You might not stress about it a lot, but if someone tries to challenge you and what you stand for you won’t back down.

9) You shy away from confrontation

You might not be a pushover, but you do your best to stay away from confrontation. You might get mad and then realise that it’s not worth it and just leave it, while others might actually go through with it.

8) High energy people freak you out

You don’t get people who are super hyper and you just wish they would chill for a minute. They have so much energy and you don’t really know how to deal with them. They start to give you a headache any time they are around.

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7) You’re actually worried that you don’t stress out enough

You’re so laid back that it’s gotten to the point where you worried that you don’t stress out when things happen. Nothing phases you and no matter what happens, you never get stressed. You think there is something wrong with you because you never stress out when things go sour.

6) You know you could give more effort, but you decide not to

At best you give at 70% the rest of the time it’s just over 50%. You know that if you applied yourself that you could actually do a better job, but slacking has become such a routine that you don’t know any other way.

5) Your greatest struggle is getting up in the morning

You wake up at the right time and all, but for some reason, you just lie there and your mind wanders. Next thing you knows 20 minutes have past and you still need to have a shower and get dressed. It really takes every fiber of your being to get out of bed and wash.

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4) You’re so laid back, that people think that you’re always stoned

You might light a j every now and then, but you’re not always baked. They see you stoned once and they get the idea that you’re a huge pothead. You will always be known as the one who smokes weed in your friend group, that’s for sure.

3) You find it hard to get motivated

So you come to the point where you need to start going to the gym or learning to drive. You keep putting it off and will make any excuse not to do it. You just accept how things are, you don’t worry so much about the consequences.

2) Some people don’t really understand your point of view

For those that are a bit too high strung and high maintenance, they don’t understand where you’re coming from. They’re too “busy” to get to know you so they make judgments about you before they even know your name.

1) You’re surprised when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would

You’re laid back and just go with the flow and have a sort of whatever ever happens, happens mentality. You think everything will turn out ok in the end and then when it doesn’t your surprised by it. You wonder why the thing that you put the least effort into didn’t go your way. It brings your whole way of thinking and outlook on life into question.

Sunshine reggae

Солнечное регги

Gimme gimme, gimme just a little smile,
that’s all I ask of you.
Gimme gimme, gimme just a little smile,
we got a message for you.

Sunshine, sunshine reggae, don’t worry,
don’t hurry, take it easy!
Sunshine, sunshine reggae, let the good
vibes get along stronger!

Gimme gimme, gimme just a little smile,
that’s all I ask of you –
Is that too much?
Gimme gimme, gimme just a little smile,
we got a message for you.

Join the –
Sunshine, sunshine reggae, let the good
vibes get a lot stronger!
Sunshine, sunshine reggae, don’t worry,
don’t hurry, take it easy!

Sunshine, sunshine reggae, let the good
vibes get along stronger.

Улыбнись, улыбнись мне хоть чуть-чуть,
Это все о чем я тебя прошу.
Улыбнись, улыбнись мне хоть чуть-чуть,
Нам есть что тебе сказать.

Солнечное, солнечное регги — не волнуйся,
Не спеши, смотри на жизнь проще!
Солнечное, солнечное регги — позволь
Правильным ритмам звучать громче!

Улыбнись, улыбнись мне хоть чуть-чуть,
Это все о чем я тебя прошу.
Разве это так много?
Улыбнись, улыбнись мне хоть чуть-чуть,
Нам есть что тебе сказать.

Присоединяйся к
Солнечному, солнечному регги — позволь
Правильным ритмам звучать громче!
Солнечное, солнечное регги — не волнуйся,
Не спеши, смотри на жизнь проще!

Солнечное, солнечное регги — позволь
Правильным ритмам звучать громче!

laid back

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WordReference English- Italiano Dictionary © 2020:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
Inglese Italiano
laid back,
laid-back,
laidback
adj adjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.”
informal, figurative (relaxed) rilassato, flemmatico agg aggettivo: Descrive o specifica un sostantivo: “Una persona fidata” – “Con un cacciavite piccolo” – “Questioni controverse
He had a laid back attitude to his job. I love your laid back approach to life.
Aveva un atteggiamento rilassato riguardo al lavoro. Mi piace il tuo approccio flemmatico alla vita.
Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English- Italiano Dictionary © 2020:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
Inglese Italiano
lay back vi phrasal phrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object–for example, “make up” [=reconcile]: “After they fought, they made up.” slang (recline) distendersi⇒, accomodarsi⇒ v rif verbo riflessivo o intransitivo pronominale: Verbo che richiede un pronome riferito al soggetto stesso, ma non un complemento oggetto: “Pentitevi finché siete in tempo” – “Ci siamo annoiati tutto il giorno” – “Non mi pettino mai avendo i capelli corti”
I love to lay back and relax in my new easy chair.
Adoro distendermi e rilassarmi sulla mia nuova comoda sedia.
Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English- Italiano Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
laid back | lay back
Inglese Italiano
laid-back attitude n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (relaxed approach) approccio rilassato, approccio spensierato nm sostantivo maschile: Identifica un essere, un oggetto o un concetto che assume genere maschile: medico, gatto, strumento, assegno, dolore
Rita’s laid-back attitude sometimes infuriated her boss.
L’approccio rilassato di Rita fa spesso infuriare il suo capo.
Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

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By Daniel Shaw – Oct 18, 2017

Set-up your management system, then let your people flourish.

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How to Be Laid Back

Way back in 2014, we saw the gap, had a plan and two heads (and four hands) to make it work. Guy O’Brien, my co-founder, and I did it all ourselves for a time, which is a common start point. Sales, delivery, finance, operations and many coffee rounds. And we got it off the ground and to the point of hiring our expert team.

The biggest trick is then remembering – and frequently reminding each other – that that’s all done out of necessity. Just because you had to roll up your sleeves and do everything for a time, don’t kid yourself into thinking you are an expert in these areas. The challenge of adapting your business for growth is continual.

Almost all business leaders will have inherited a team at some stage. That’s a whole new dynamic. The team will have been managed before (and most likely enjoyed that style if they stayed) and the chances are you will have different management approach. You also need to evaluate people you haven’t chosen.

Don’t allow the old management style to dictate things moving forwards. Make it clear from day one that your own is the one that is adopted. This ensures everyone is aware of the changes, what they look like and what their opportunities will be moving forwards under a style that empowers them to make decisions and make a difference.

I was once told that you should always consider a team thinking: ‘Would I hire this person?’ I can’t imagine worse advice. Take the opportunity to realise their potential, don’t continually evaluate (they will pick up on this and you will always start from a position of looking for flaws).

Understand how much value people who know the business can bring, and embrace the fact your team is naturally more diverse.

Being a laid back boss doesn’t mean not being proactive. You can and should encourage and motivate, but there’s a fine line between being hands on and micro-managing. For those team members that head up the different areas of the business; let them do just that.

It’s their team (in sales/finance/operations) and they need to have your backing to run it properly. The people they hire, the systems they use, the management techniques they employ. Trust them. Totally.

Likewise, when you’re hiring the people who are really experts, don’t expect them to follow the practices you (as a non-expert) laid down. Accept they will change things. And they should! They know better than you.

You can still influence the company culture – that’s a very positive thing. This starts with defining the culture you want to create. If your belief is that employees should be encouraged to make decisions, formalise that.

You can make this part of a mission statement that’s continually communicated: part of the interview process, the induction of new hires and so on. Your team should ‘seek forgiveness, not permission’ (a mantra I was taught in my first senior role and one I still believe in.)

As companies grow, so do the character types. Embrace the benefits and changes that brings. Remove as much of the formal reporting structure as you can (in relation to how people report into you) and continually look at how that should change.

There are times (and people) that require crystal clear rules and processes (your sign off limit is £1,000, for example) and that’s not a problem. But encouraging more autonomy brings out the best in the strong managers. The idea of ‘you don’t have to run everything by me’ is a good one. When you say it, mean it.

There will always be silos in a business. But encourage the senior management team to collaborate outside of formal management structures (often that means removing yourself from those working groups). Allow them to develop their own ‘management team’ so they regularly get together without your involvement. The conversations will be more open and flow better.

Trust as a two way thing. If you have trust in the people you have around you, they also need to trust that you will accept and understand imperfection. One mis-judgement doesn’t mean you should change things and take back control. Be honest about how often you have made the same mis-judgements and learnt from them. It’s part of the process.

Be open about the success the team drives – there are few things less motivating than being given a chance to run with an idea/project and then complete it only for ‘the boss’ to step in and grab the credit.

You may have had the vision and you may have the plan to get you there. But accept that you can’t ever do it as well on your own. Focus on what you can contribute and let the others around you focus on what they can. Only then will the business fly.

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How to Be Laid Back

Today’s post is the latest in a thread devoted to describing people’s characters. In the previous two posts, we looked at ways of talking about people who are hard-working, ambitious, and lazy, among other traits. As usual, we start on a positive note, looking at words and phrases that describe people who are relaxed.

A common, informal adjective for someone who has a relaxed manner and doesn’t tend to worry about things is laid-back: I can’t imagine Tom getting stressed about anything. He’s so laid-back. Someone who rarely gets angry or upset with other people may be described admiringly as easy-going: Alice is great to work with – she’s very easy-going. If someone doesn’t get stressed or upset in stressful and difficult circumstances, you might say they are unflappable: Susannah is great when things get tricky. She’s completely unflappable.

And what about the opposite words that describe a person who is often stressed? We sometimes use the informal adjective stressy for this: My boss, unfortunately, is super stressy. Another useful adjective is uptight, which describes someone who is easily annoyed by other people because they are stressed: I didn’t find her easy to work with. She was a bit uptight.

Thinking now about happy people, two adjectives that describe both a happy mood and the characteristic of generally being happy are cheerful or cheery: Lucy was her usual cheerful self. / He gave us a cheery wave from the bus. Someone who is usually cheerful and positive may be also said to be sunny: She was a very sunny child. / He has a sunny disposition (= a happy character).

To emphasize that a happy person never seems worried about problems or responsibilities, you might use the adjective carefree: For a father of five, he always seems remarkably carefree. The sort of happy person who enjoys the present and doesn’t worry about the future is sometimes described as happy-go-lucky: In the film, she plays a happy-go-lucky character who always sees the best in everyone.

An informal adjective meaning ‘happy’ but with the additional sense of ‘full of energy’ is bubbly: She’s a very bubbly character – she’s fun to be around. A slightly old-fashioned synonym that you sometimes hear British speakers of English use is jolly: He’s a very jolly sort of a person. Someone who usually expects good things to happen is optimistic: I’m generally fairly optimistic, I’d say. (The opposite is pessimistic.)

In the next of these ‘character’ posts, we’ll look at words around being sociable and shy.

Statistically, 95.8% of us women report stress. Only 4.2% report to feel relaxed, laid-back, rested, carefree, lighthearted…Lucky them! How do they do that? Let’s find the best kept secret of women who never get stressed.

How to Be Laid Back

Stressed out is In for women

The American Psychological Association did their research on that one and found out, that 54% of married women feel as though they could cry every day vs. 33% of the single ones, who felt the same. I know…Why do we want to get married in the first place then?

We live in an era with an epidemic of alleged perfectionism. This is especially true for us women because we are the “Do-it-all” generation. We feel the pressure. We actually believe the world expects us to be beautiful, smart, powerful, caring, skinny, to be amazing mothers with careers, supportive girlfriends, wives, caring daughters and to change the world among other things.

What makes us feel overwhelmed?

A breakup can make us feel heartbroken and sad. Likewise, dating can do the same. Moreover, dating can add hopelessness and despair to the heartbreak.

In the like manner betrayal, divorce, or losing a friend can be pretty bad for us.

And then there is also all the work and career stuff that we need to deal with. Why didn’t we get the promotion?

Even great things like becoming a mom can drain us and deprive us not only from sleep. In the same way, the small stuff like worrying about money, household chores, commuting, getting a fine for whatever can make us cry.

There are so many ways life can take a toll on our physical and emotional well-being and throw us off balance.

Depending on how hard the throw was, we can feel so overwhelmed, or stressed out, that we forget to express the beauty we all have on the inside. We forget to care for ourselves. We neglect ourselves on a daily basis. And before we know it, many of us become shadows of ourselves.

the best-kept secret of laid-back women

After years of research and studying the reasons for the relaxed, laid-back, rested, carefree, lighthearted being of some of us, we found that best-kept secret. Indeed, this is almost a secret universal medicine for any stage of women’s overwhelmedness. Therefore, it deserves a poem and we are going to share it with one.

For this purpose, we will periphrase a beautiful poem by E. E. CUMMINGS:

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping…

some women laid-back:

It’s the healing power of realistic assessment of their own abilities

Laid-back women never have too much on their plate. These women enjoy being themselves, being authentic and expressing themselves. They work to actualize themselves and their potentials. Yes, their potential. Not the expectations of society. In other words, laid-back women make a realistic assessment of their abilities, of what’s possible for them and what’s not. They keep it simple.

They are never too busy and never have too many things to deal with or to worry about. As a result, they never get stressed out.

And through it all, they don’t forget to care for themselves. Remember there’s more to life than the problems we have right now. When we stop taking care of ourselves, we slowly start feeling unhappy, because we know we do deserve better. It’s not about putting yourself always first. Sometimes it’s just about taking care of yourself the same way you take care of others. Why do we stop doing it as we get older?

So be realistic and have compassion for yourself. Don’t put too much on your plate and stay focused in the areas that matter to you most. Quality over quantity.

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Statistically, 95.8% of us women report stress. Only 4.2% report to feel relaxed, laid-back, rested, carefree, lighthearted…Lucky them! How do they do that? Let’s find the best kept secret of women who never get stressed.

How to Be Laid Back

Stressed out is In for women

The American Psychological Association did their research on that one and found out, that 54% of married women feel as though they could cry every day vs. 33% of the single ones, who felt the same. I know…Why do we want to get married in the first place then?

We live in an era with an epidemic of alleged perfectionism. This is especially true for us women because we are the “Do-it-all” generation. We feel the pressure. We actually believe the world expects us to be beautiful, smart, powerful, caring, skinny, to be amazing mothers with careers, supportive girlfriends, wives, caring daughters and to change the world among other things.

What makes us feel overwhelmed?

A breakup can make us feel heartbroken and sad. Likewise, dating can do the same. Moreover, dating can add hopelessness and despair to the heartbreak.

In the like manner betrayal, divorce, or losing a friend can be pretty bad for us.

And then there is also all the work and career stuff that we need to deal with. Why didn’t we get the promotion?

Even great things like becoming a mom can drain us and deprive us not only from sleep. In the same way, the small stuff like worrying about money, household chores, commuting, getting a fine for whatever can make us cry.

There are so many ways life can take a toll on our physical and emotional well-being and throw us off balance.

Depending on how hard the throw was, we can feel so overwhelmed, or stressed out, that we forget to express the beauty we all have on the inside. We forget to care for ourselves. We neglect ourselves on a daily basis. And before we know it, many of us become shadows of ourselves.

the best-kept secret of laid-back women

After years of research and studying the reasons for the relaxed, laid-back, rested, carefree, lighthearted being of some of us, we found that best-kept secret. Indeed, this is almost a secret universal medicine for any stage of women’s overwhelmedness. Therefore, it deserves a poem and we are going to share it with one.

For this purpose, we will periphrase a beautiful poem by E. E. CUMMINGS:

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping…

some women laid-back:

It’s the healing power of realistic assessment of their own abilities

Laid-back women never have too much on their plate. These women enjoy being themselves, being authentic and expressing themselves. They work to actualize themselves and their potentials. Yes, their potential. Not the expectations of society. In other words, laid-back women make a realistic assessment of their abilities, of what’s possible for them and what’s not. They keep it simple.

They are never too busy and never have too many things to deal with or to worry about. As a result, they never get stressed out.

And through it all, they don’t forget to care for themselves. Remember there’s more to life than the problems we have right now. When we stop taking care of ourselves, we slowly start feeling unhappy, because we know we do deserve better. It’s not about putting yourself always first. Sometimes it’s just about taking care of yourself the same way you take care of others. Why do we stop doing it as we get older?

So be realistic and have compassion for yourself. Don’t put too much on your plate and stay focused in the areas that matter to you most. Quality over quantity.

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LAID BACK – THE STORY

Way back in the seventies, Tim Stahl and John Guldberg met in a band
called The Starbox Band and soon found out that there was a special
chemistry between them. They were always the ones left that kept on
jamming when band rehearsals ended. After a disaster of a support gig for
The Kinks in Copenhagen, where people walked out on them, the band split
up.

New technology came as a revolution to musicians in the mid-seventies:
multi-track tape recorders, rhythm boxes and synthesizers. In a backyard
downtown Copenhagen, John had set up a small studio where they began
jamming together and do tape recordings. They soon realized that they had
created a new sound, a new way of making music.

The debut album “Laid Back” with their first #1 hit “Maybe I’m Crazy” was
released in 1981. The next single, “Sunshine Reggae”, was the summer hit
of 1982 in Denmark. In 1983 it then went on to be a huge hit in Italy, and
after several earlier attempts, that song began climbing up German charts
and finally reached #1, selling more than 750,000 singles. Soon, “Sunshine
Reggae” went #1 in 22 countries around the World and having so far sold
more than 20 million units, compilations included.

In the USA, the focus was however on another song, “White Horse”, which
became a #1 Dance track and trendsetter for many other artists. When their
US record company told them “don’t come, people think you are black”, Tim
and John saw it as the biggest acknowledgement a musician could ever get
and stayed away.

Today, “White Horse” is known for being a benchmark cornerstone of the
electronic music-making in the Eighties, having been sampled over and over
again and becoming a true classic. Another outstanding song is “Bakerman”,
a big hit in 1990 and known for the skydiver video by the world-known
Danish film director Lars von Trier.

In 2001, they composed the music score for the Danish movie “Flyvende
Farmor”, for which they received a Robert (the Danish Oscar Award). That
same year, they also showed a new artistic side when a successful Laid
Back exhibition of paintings took place in Copenhagen. On covers, posters
and website, their own artwork is a perfect link to their music. Live,
they still improve on a growing reputation for high musical standards.
They performed at the 2004 hip Festival on the Isle of Wight, UK, and in
2005 played at the famous open air stage of the Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens
and the equally prestigious Roskilde Festival.

In terms of releases, the album “Happy Dreamer” came in 2005, propelling
especially its single “Beautiful Day” to great feedback. This also due to
a co-operation with noted DJ / Producer Trentemoeller doing a remix of
that track.

This further cemented their command of a particular and personal touch
able to inspire a new generation of producers and DJs. Among 12” releases,
it is worth noting “Cocaine Cool” (also in its remix by Soul Clap) in
actually stemming from the days documented on the present Mini Album in
unadulterated form. This resurrected track and its release also signalled
the start of an own label, and, Laid Back unhindered producing themselves
in their Copenhagen studio. So, fast-forwarding to the present, Laid
Back have now an own record company, Brother Music!

The time has come for the release of tracks to be regarded of historical
significance.

In one way or another since their label’s start, Laid Back came up with
apt videoclips to fit their music along with a free rein in using own
imaginative graphics and visuals. You can expect them continuing this
rather unique stance, already setting them apart from the run-of-the-mill.

Cosyland – Mini Album

Absolute rarities are unearthed on this Mini Album, taken from original
multi-track archive tapes! Recordings at the source of it all were done in
1981 with brand-new equipment such as a Roland TR-808 rhythm box, a
SH-101, a Pro-One monophonic synthesizer and a GR-500 guitar
controller-and-synth. At the time, this was Science-Fiction. Relevant
tapes copied from analogue to digital have just an added drumbeat, bass and vocal ahead of mixes.

All recordings were improvised for their own pleasure while experimenting
with a new technology, difficult to learn for mere mortals. Besides, they
were mere newcomers and beginners in this context, not knowing to later
end up defining a new type of trademark Sound. The current release is an
archaeology excavation trip, so welcome aboard on a journey to Cosyland!

When other people are stressed out space chickens all the time?

my younger brother is really laid back, all my siblings and i have the same parents and had the same upbringing. must be because he was spoilt. youngest kids always are! he is laid back and takes life as it comes. nothing really riles him or winds him up. but he isn’t overly passionate or outwardly enthusiastic about anything either. laid back and nonchalant

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How to Be Laid Back

Because they have figured out that putting in too much effort is pointless.

How to Be Laid Back

It is all how you decide to handle life. You can worry about every little thing you hear, or you can wait until life brings it to you. In my job, for years people worried that we would be out of a job soon. Where would they get their next meal, how would they provide for their kids. Serious questions, but they were concerned because of rumors that never happened. A few years back, I had an eye-opening event with my company, and I realized that I too, was worrying about things that I had no control over. Whether I worried about the company going under or not, would not affect the actual results at all – so I decided NOT to worry.

Best move of my life. My partner, my friends at home, all noticed a big difference in my attitude on life, in my behavior (I was happier) – and they didn’t know anything about this “no worry” attitude I adopted.

When the time comes, and the company makes an official announcement about closing, I will then figure out what to do next. Until then, I go in, I do my job, and I don’t let things bring me down.

To be honest, I wish I learned this earlier in life, so I would have enjoyed it more .

How to Be Laid Back

How to Be Laid Back

When you’re first learning the basics of breastfeeding, the journey can feel anything but laid-back. Trying to master the process of latching, experimenting with different holds, and worrying about whether your baby is getting enough can be stressful and challenging.

Fortunately, lactation consultants and other breastfeeding advocates have shared advice and encouragement on a process sometimes referred to as laid-back breastfeeding (also known as biological nurturing), which works with a baby’s natural feeding drive to simplify the breastfeeding process.

Sound too good to be true? Learn more below!

Laid-back breastfeeding allows a newborn’s natural reflexes and a breastfeeding parent’s innate behaviors to work together to encourage breastfeeding success while the parent literally lies back.

While much time has been devoted to describing the correct latch and different types of breastfeeding holds, this approach simplifies things to allow more opportunity for natural instincts to work.

Researcher Suzanne Colson studied the natural sucking and rooting reflexes in newborns. She found that some of these typical newborn behaviors, such as head shaking, leg scrambling, and arm thrashing, would sometimes help with latching and feeding but often hindered a successful latch and feeding session.

Parents instructed to hold their babies in the typical belly-to-belly cradle hold sometimes struggled to work on latching, while it seemed their newborns were at best uncooperative and at worst refusing the breast.

Colson found that these natural reflexes are much better suited to a laid-back position in which the baby and parent are in full physical contact and the baby is able to seek and latch with less direction and control on the part of the breastfeeding parent.

In such a position, you’re able to work with gravity instead of against it. It can be far more relaxing and comfortable for both baby and parent.

If you’ve ever nursed your little one in the bath with their body cradled against yours and both of you feeling content and comfortable, you’re familiar with how pleasant laid-back breastfeeding can be.

Essentially, it’s a lot like it sounds.

The ideal positioning allows for the breastfeeding parent to lay semi-reclined, in a chair or bed, with adequate support for their back, neck, and head. This shouldn’t be a fully flat position, but one that allows for you to make eye contact with your baby when they’re placed onto your chest.

Given that you’re fully supported in this position, your arms are free to stroke, cuddle, or support your baby without the discomfort or fatigue that can be associated with other breastfeeding holds.

Once you’re positioned, the baby should be placed in full contact, chest down, with their head close to your breast area. There are a variety of angles and positions in which baby can initially be placed, and we’ll discuss below.

Different placements may have advantages for those who have delivered by cesarean section (C-section) or have other comfort or movement considerations.

You may wish to use this technique with minimal clothing to allow for increased skin contact and connection with your baby. Alternatively, you may opt to simply adjust your clothing to allow for unrestricted access to your breast area.

This position in which parent and baby are connected chest to chest allows more control for baby and less work for you. Keeping baby’s legs and feet in contact with your body or the surrounding area gives them the chance to push themselves toward the breast, which is a natural instinct.

Their head may bob up and down or side to side as they seek the nipple. You’re free to help as little or as much as needed while the baby moves toward your breast and finds a latch.

The previously mentioned behaviors that seemed to prevent success — kicking, head shaking, and arm thrashing — become an asset as baby is allowed to seek your breast and feed.

Yes! As each breast and nipple is circular, the baby can approach from almost any direction. (As anyone who has tried to nurse a toddler will tell you, even draped across your face is a potential position.)

Many breastfeeding parents will enjoy the baby placed onto their stomach area, with their head near either breast. This allows you to see your baby, make eye contact, and use your arms to support or caress your little one.

If you delivered via C-section, you may want to avoid placing your baby onto your belly area, where their kicking movements may cause pain to your incision area those first few days. Instead, you can drape the baby across your chest, with their head close to one breast and their feet toward the other armpit.

You may also place your baby above your shoulder, with their head close to your breast and their body and feet stretching past your shoulder and beside your head. You can nuzzle your face close to their body without the weight and pressure on your belly and incision area.

You also have the option to place the baby sideways next to you, with their head next to your breast and their body under your armpit area, supported on the bed or chair next to you.

In addition to these approaches, you can adjust the degree of your recline, finding that reclining little more or less helps you to find a comfortable position to really relax and enjoy the time spent breastfeeding your baby.

How to Be Laid Back

Startup culture is often portrayed with a laid-back Millennial CEO whose employees attend more launch parties then they do hackathons. Despite this auspicious picture for aspiring startup founders, running a successful startup requires organization, precision and dedication. But that doesn’t mean startups don’t employ the laid back types who excel in other areas.

Type A versus Type B personalities were first brought to light in the 1950s by cardiologists Meyer Friedman and R.H. Rosenham, who linked the high stress lifestyle of Type A people to a greater risk of heart disease. Their theory categorized people as Type A or Type B based on their personality traits.

Type A people are goal-oriented, highly competitive, motivated to avoid failure and exceed expectations, and rigidly organized. Type B people work steadily and enjoy the journey to meeting goals more than the thrill of completion, and they tend prioritize creativity and reflection.

Type A leaders are often miscategorized as micromanagers who wish every employee was just like them. “My way or the highway,” right? Wrong.

One of the best aspects about working at a startup is the wealth of unique personalities that come through the door and influence how you think. The only way to stay open to every idea is by adapting your leadership style to meet everybody’s needs.

Here are three things you must consider as a Type A leader managing Type B employees:

Focus more on the process than on the deadline.

There’s no doubt deadlines are vital to operations, but simply telling a Type B employee that a project is due by Friday won’t motivate them to attack it with ambition. Whereas you, a Type A person, would be motivated by exceeding the deadline expectation, a Type B person cares more about the journey than the destination.

Instead of turning a Type B employee loose with a looming due date, suggest ways they can make the project itself more intriguing, whether that involves making connections with new people or brainstorming an inventive approach.

Set broad goals and avoid numbers.

Six-month review time means setting new employee goals. For a Type A person, those goals might be to increase sales by X percent or acquire X number of new clients. For a Type B person, you should set goals that focus on how they can be creative and make a better experience at work for themselves and their coworkers.

Maybe you still want them to increase sales by X percent, but tell them why doing so will make their work life richer. The path to the goal is more important that the goal itself.

Build teams based on mission and balance.

Remember when you were in school, and your teacher would break you into groups based on last name? You would almost inevitably end up in a group with people whose personalities clashed. Maybe two people wanted to control the group, or nobody wanted to lead, or one person had to do all of the work.

As a leader in your company, when you’re creating teams, it’s important to consider how each personality type will work together and what the team is slated to achieve. Type A people are more likely to take control while Type B people will go with the flow. On the other hand, Type B people are more likely to contribute creative ideas, making them ideal for strategic campaigns or design jobs.

Startup culture is anything but laid back, however understanding how to cater to both Type A and Type B employees certainly alleviates a lot of the stress associated with being a leader. The road to startup success is best paved when everyone at the company feels valued.

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How to Be Laid Back

The rise of casual wear is one of the greatest gifts to getting dressed in the last 20 years. Athletic apparel, jeans, yoga pants and even pajama dressing have emerged to give us some sweet relief from pant suits, pencil skirts and fitted dresses.

To us, laid back style doesn’t mean wearing sweatpants out of the house because you just don’t care. It means having a sleek and easy capsule wardrobe of casual basics that you can wear on any ol’ day of the week. Sure, that might sometimes include yoga pants and a baseball hat, but mostly it means comfortable jeans, a soft top and shoes that you can wear (and walk in!) all day long.

Click here to see our 5 Essential Pieces For Laid Back Style.

Depending on your lifestyle, laid back style might mean different things. It could be what you wear to run errands on a Sunday, it could be what you wear to work from home any day of the week, or it could be more of a “corporate casual” wardrobe to wear on Casual Friday and beyond.

How To Dress Totally Casual & Be Stylish, Too

Whether you’re going for “soccer mom chic” or college dorm comfort, the trick to dressing casually everyday with style is how to avoid looking “sloppy” at all costs. No oversized sweatshirts and sweatpants. No overly-messy hair.

For those lucky enough to dress comfortably every day, the challenge becomes: How do you build a core wardrobe of basics with enough variety to keep it from getting boring? For weekend casual wearers, you face the same challenges of looking pulled together with ease, just less frequently.

Here are some tips to help with your casual look:

  • Buy your casual clothing the same way you would buy career clothes. Think about building wardrobes. For example, choose cohesive pieces built around basic styles and three colors for the best mix-and-match wardrobe. (We love black, white, grey and navy blue, for example.)
  • Find great casual shoes because nothing kills an athleisure look like a pair of bulky, dated running trainers. Go with a cool pair of Nike lifestyle sneakers or classic Converse Chuck Taylor low tops, for example.
  • Focus on simple, unfussy accessories and handbags. While we do think diamonds and white t-shirts happen to make a great juxtaposition, for the most part a laid back wardrobe should include “casual” accessories like a timeless leather tote, aviator sunglasses and even a bandana for a little something extra.
  • Keep your casual clothes in tip-top shape. Like we said, nothing sloppy! Laid back doesn’t mean wrinkled and dated or in need of a new hem.
  • Avoid casual cliches like baggy sweats and leggings. The former is for lounging around the house only and the latter will always look lazy. Instead, opt for trousers with an elastic waist and a cuffed hem (Zara always has them) or even a pair of super-soft jeans or jeggings.
  • Don’t get ridiculous about style. If you’re working in the garden or cleaning the house, you can wear whatever works for you. As a matter of fact, keep some grungy clothes just for those down-and-dirty tasks. Unless you live next door to Mr. Blackwell, no one’s going to hold it against you.

How To Master “Corporate Casual”

With suits and traditional “business attire” becoming a rarity in the workplace, “corporate casual” is a widely welcomed and accepted new form of dress at offices around the world.

Even though it’s been around for years now, corporate casual can still leave otherwise clued-in workers scratching their head about what goes and what doesn’t.