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How To Move From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

November 29, 2013 by  
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In yesterday’s article, I shared some of the research that showed why self-compassion is more effective for life change then self-criticism. Since self-compassion is at the other end of the spectrum of negativity and self-criticism, it is likely to feel quite unnatural to begin with. However, by relying on the following four methods of overcoming [...]

How to Overcome Self-Criticism

November 28, 2013 by  
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Are you your own worst critic? Do you motivate yourself with self-criticism and focus on the negative repercussions that will occur if you don’t get tasks done in a timely manner? While self-criticism may seem to be an effective way of motivating yourself to meet an upcoming deadline, overcoming procrastination, or to get your daily [...]

An Overlooked Method For Overcoming Procrastination

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Procrastination, Stress Management

We hear it said time and time again. “We learn from our mistakes.” While in many cases this may be true, for someone who has struggled with procrastination for years, the negative effects of my repeated procrastination never seemed to correct my behavior. I had zero self-compassion, and guilt just added more time to my [...]

Four Powerful Ways To Stop Procrastinating

September 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Procrastination, Stress Management

If you struggle with procrastination, you know about the stress and frustration it causes.  Fortunately, you can overcome this habit, once you learn the right strategies and invest some effort to put them into practice. The following four tips will help you to stay focused and get your task or project done on time. Cross [...]

Stop Procrastination By Eliminating Distractions

July 25, 2013 by  
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Today’s technology makes learning how to stop procrastinating more of a challenge.  Our cell phone rings, our text message alerts, our IM at work, our email alerts are all things that make it hard for anyone to stay focused on the project at hand.  According to a study conducted by Gloria Mark at the University [...]

A Tennis Pro’s Remarkable Anger Management Strategy

July 23, 2013 by  
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Tennis great Arthur Ashe used a remarkably effective strategy to deal with his anger during the 1975 Masters Tennis Tournament in Stockholm, Sweden.  Ashe was ahead in a close game against Illie Nastase, who was nicknamed “Nasty” Nastase for his bad temper and wild on-court antics.  During the game Nastase stalled, cursed, and taunted Ashe [...]

Four Powerful Anger Management Techniques

July 19, 2013 by  
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Do you ever get angry and regret what you say and do?  If so, the following anger management techniques will help you avoid losing your temper: 1.) Learn your “anger triggers.”  What situations make you more prone to angry outbursts?  Is it when your children’s dawdling causes you to be late?  Is it when your [...]

A Powerful Strategy For Managing Your Anger

July 18, 2013 by  
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In order to effectively manage your anger, you need to identify your initial “anger inducing” thoughts.  In your first moment of anger, what thoughts or phrases often come rushing into your mind?  Check all that apply: □ “I won’t take this garbage from anybody!” □ “This is so unfair.” □ “This is impossible.  I can’t [...]

How To Manage Your Anger (Part 2)

July 16, 2013 by  
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Anger can be a helpful signal that your rights are being violated or that your needs are not being met.  However, anger can become a problem, when it is your only response to stress.  Chronic anger not only stresses the body and mind, it can cause you to have more problems, especially when interacting with [...]

How To Manage Your Anger (Part 1)

July 15, 2013 by  
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Anger is a powerful reactive emotion. It is an emotional and physical response to distress, a perceived threat, or an act of hostility, injustice or verbal abuse. These perceived threats or injustice could be directed to you or to someone who is important to you. When angry, you can respond in four different ways. You [...]

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