Category Archives: Self-Help

How To Help Teenagers Deal With Problems And Online Therapy

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As your teenager continues to grow, he will go through several processes especially when it comes to developing their emotional intelligence as well as their social skills. These may cause unnecessary stress on the part of your kid, which is why it is essential that you stay with her all throughout. One of the things that you need to ensure is to make yourself available whenever your daughter needs some advice or assistance. Take note that a teen can have difficulty in dealing with her issues.

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Ways To Combat Procrastination And Laziness

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Different methods and constant new research being done on subjects related to procrastination, laziness, productivity, time motion and so much more. This is because time is a finite asset and society is continuously finding ways to maximize the time that is given to us taking in account unproductive time wasted on lying around, scrolling social media and other delaying tactics done by mere mortals to avoid or delay needed tasks. Procrastination is not a hopeless problem, and there are numerous strategies to win against procrastination.

PLAN AHEAD

The night before, take a few minutes to list out the things you will do for tomorrow.

Allot a time to write down or list down your to-do tasks for the following day. Some still rely on listing down on a piece of paper, but for many of us, it involves inputting functions in our mobile phones or gadgets. Also, there are added features in noting schedules through the phone like having reminders and alarms. By recording your to-do lists, you can reflect or browse through previous listings to see which tasks you are delaying and if you accomplished your tasks after how many days. As Marjie L. Roddick, MA, NCC, LMHC explains the process, “When you challenge yourself to learn a new skill, you are building your intellectual health. People who pay attention to their intellectual wellness often find that they have better concentration, improved memory, and better critical thinking skills.”

REVIEW YOUR PLAN

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Examine the list and check if there is one thing you can do right now.

While organized people appreciate lists, notes, reminders, etc., others find it annoying and limiting in a sense. For them, it also creates an environment of anxiety and urgency. One can so focus on finishing the lists and doing everything by the end of the day. Due to the stress associated with the lists, it is recommended by experts to at least address one item on your list upon writing it. It is best to remember that the list is there to help you become productive in your daily lives. The list shouldn’t control the individual.

PRIORITIZE

Break down big tasks or goals into manageable small tasks.

“Some stress on a person is a normal part of everyday life. This ‘good stress’ called ‘eustress’ can help propel you forward and motivate you to achieve goals.” Aarti Gupta, PsyD, a clinical director said. However, taking on a huge goal with an unrealistic timeline is unachievable for someone with no superpowers. Understand your limitations which including identification of down hours as well as your energy spikes. By being aware of these scenarios, you can appropriately schedule the most difficult tasks during periods of full energy and more relaxed tasks during the “sleepy” hours. It is best to address complex goals into a specific action plan suitable for that particular day only. Attack the situation phases by phases rather than the whole thing all at once to avoid burnout.

AVOID PERFECTIONISM

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Quit trying to achieve perfection.

Don’t work so hard to finish the list flawlessly day after day.  There would be times that you will miss something from your list. Don’t take it too hard on yourself. Let it go. You can just continue with the list tomorrow. Also, when setting time element in your inventory, always give ample time and create alternative options when something comes up.

 

HARNESS FEAR

Sometimes, procrastination is partly due to fear. Fear of doing something or face something makes us creative in making up excuses. “Fear, or getting scared, is an emotion that’s part of our biology as human beings, just like other emotions such as sadness, joy and anger. It serves a purpose that’s crucial to our ability to survive,” says Steve Orma, PsyD, a clinical psychologist. Challenge yourself to face fear every day. This will turn fear into some game. You will thankful in the future because inaction can be costly.

4 Significant Things In Life That We Often Take For Granted

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We are sure that there are a lot of important things in our lives that we need to focus on. However, due to several priorities, most of us sometimes have difficulties on what to prioritize. Since our goals give us the motivation we need to work on things that we have to do, there are still tendencies that we often take some things for granted.

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How To Improve Your Relationship With Others

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“Your environment, both your social and natural surroundings, can greatly impact how you feel.” says Marjie L. Roddick, MA, NCC, LMHC. Having a positive relationship with other people requires a lot of work. It doesn’t just happen overnight, and you must understand that the exertion of effort is needed to make a significant connection. It requires a certain amount of skills that correspond with your behavior towards others. So here is the list of things you can work on to be able to improve your relationship with those people around you.

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The Four People You Need To Talk To In Times Of Struggle

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Are you feeling lonely? Do you find yourself in a heartbreaking situation? Does every single thing in your life feel suffocating? Do not feel sorry if you find yourself in a place where things are falling apart. Having this kind of emotion is only typical, especially if you are welcoming new changes in life. Stop worrying too much about the daily struggles and focus on making yourself feel better. Sometimes, all you need is a conversation with any of these people:

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Losing Focus: How To Get Back On Track

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Staying focused on your day-to-day life is essential so that you will know the direction that you are going to. You cannot just go on without thinking of how every single step will affect the outcome of your future. For this reason, it is necessary that you must never lose focus. However, there are times when you would just end up feeling exhausted with everything. These are the moments when you may think that the world has turned its back on you. You lose focus, and the other aspects of your life start to crumble down.

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Ways For A Better Inner Self Healing

There’s always a time in your life when you’ll feel the need for inner healing. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have to worry about the things that are happening in your life right now, but self-healing will give you the benefit to overcome instances that you might think you couldn’t handle. There are tons of stresses and problems that might come your way, but if you focus on looking at things from a different perspective, your life would be much more comfortable.

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Things To Know Before Marrying A Lupus Patient 

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So, have you either proposed or thought of proposing to your girlfriend who bravely faces lupus as we speak? 

The fact that you are paying attention to this post must mean that the wedding bells are about to ring for you and your beloved. It is a wondrous thing – love is – and you are lucky to find each other. 

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Therapy For Stressed Parents

 

There are plenty of things that parents can get stressed about. It could be the way the kitchen is so messed up just after the children finish breakfast and head to school. Or it could be that she doesn’t have time for herself that she gets drained and frustrated. Or worse, they may have a child who has mental health or behavioral problems. So they seek help in dealing with these issues, and in the process, they forget about their own emotions. The stress may gradually or quickly increase and overwhelm the parents. Counseling can walk parents through addressing their mental and emotional issues. Here they are provided with support and taught vital skills to help them manage their issues. Continue reading Therapy For Stressed Parents

What Career Counseling Can Do For You

 

If you’re one of those individuals that are worried about their careers and unsure about their future, then you may be a great candidate for career counseling. Career counseling helps individuals like you to face the challenges of the uncertain future by offering sound advice about what you want, what qualities you have best, and what will make you happy. It helps you make sense of your present so you can plan for your future. Continue reading What Career Counseling Can Do For You