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Making Friends with Failure

Many of us may have grown up with the idea that making mistakes is a bad thing. When we received a bad grade or things didn’t go as expected, we may have felt distressed as we told our parents about it. We worried about their negative reaction. The urge to avoid errors goes back to an earlier time when our ancestors could not afford to make a mistake when they hunted for food or came across danger. Miscalculations cost people their lives in the olden days. Their minds were adept at helping ...
Tags: Psychology, Failure, Success, Self-help, Perfectionism, Achievement, Success & Achievement, Thomas Edison, Coping Skills, Blakely, Sara Blakely, Sara Blakely Spanx


Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed

All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy. It can be tremendously difficult for parents to accept that their child may have a learning challenge that int...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Students, Parenting, College, Failure, Self-help, Learning disability, Jason, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Carly, School Issues, Learning Differences, Learning Style


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


9 Tips for Breaking Out of a Rut

Lately, you’ve felt utterly uninspired. Lately, your days have been bland, dull and boring. It’s as though you’re a robot stuck on the same setting and program. Every. Single. Day. Maybe everything feels like one big slog. And you’re not sure what to do about it. You feel trapped, restless, frustrated, or overwhelmed. In other words, you’re in a rut. Ruts can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, something has simply gotten old. For instance, a once healthy and fulfilling routine, over time, ca...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Shonda Rhimes, Habits, Happiness, Inspiration, Social Media, Self-help, Rochester, Journaling, Journal, Boundaries, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement


Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol


RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change


Why You Can’t Slow Down

You know exactly what you need to do to slow down. You need to meditate. You need to sit on the couch, and catch a breather. You need to say no to additional assignments and commitments. You need to practice yoga, and take a few days off. But you can’t. In fact, you ramp up your workload instead. You hustle even harder. You pack your schedule even tighter. And, when you stop for a bit, if you actually stop for a bit, you wonder, Why? Why can’t I slow down? Why is resting so hard for me? For s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Manhattan, Taylor, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Austin Texas, Busyness, Workaholic, Saidipour, Panthea Saidipour LCSW, Katrina Taylor


5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you need to get serious about making one. Or not. The very idea may make you annoyed, anxious or even depressed. Whatever your reaction, the questions do raise awareness of the yearly ritual. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to do something to ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Success & Achievement, Life Change, Rumination, New Year's Resolution, Janus, Roman god Janus, Overthinking


Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes


25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping


Psychology Around the Net: December 8, 2018

Do you know what a psychiatric advance directive is? How mental health apps make money from your information? Why you need to fail before you can succeed? Don’t worry! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has these answers and more! Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say: Could psychiatric advance directives help transform the mental health system? Specifically, how mental health patients are treated when their symptoms overwhelm them? A psy...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Goals, Failure, Success, Voice, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Social Psychology, Don, Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Apps


Common Communication Challenges Women Face—And How to Effectively Navigate Them

Many women face challenges in how we communicate, whether it’s with our partners or our colleagues. The specifics of the situation don’t really matter, but the results are the same: We’re left feeling resentful and frustrated. For instance, according to relationship specialist Amy Kipp, LMFT, we often have a hard time expressing our needs and asking for them to be met. We fear that we’ll be seen as needy, or we’ll be inconveniencing people, she said. We fear that others will think we’re high-mai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Women, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Women's Issues, Gender Bias, Gillette, Mental Health And Wellness, Active Listening, Success & Achievement, Assertiveness, San Antonio Texas


How to Reduce Mental Clutter That’s Keeping You Stuck

Do these statements sound all-too familiar? I’m too old for that. I’ve never been good at that. I don’t have the time. I just can’t do it. They may sound all-too familiar because these kinds of sentences run through your mind any time you want to try something new, any time you have a goal, any time you want to make a change. Any time, there’s an inkling of “I’d like to try that,” a similar soul-crushing thought pops up, and stomps on your desire before it ever takes flight. You think you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Clutter, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Assumption


Comfort Zones: An Alternative Perspective

Comfort zones. They usually get a lot of bad press. We’re regularly told that they’re something we need to “break out of” or “smash” in order to progress and grow as a human being. I’ve lost count of the number of meme diagrams I’ve come across depicting this. You know the ones, with the “where the magic happens” mentality. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found there’s something a little conflicting about the language used here. “Comfort” versus “break out.” Why would I want to break somet...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, Avoidance, Comfort Zone, White, Anxiety And Panic, Success & Achievement, Coping Skills, Risk-taking, MASLOW, Yerkes, Fairhurst, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Alasdair White, John Fairhurst


Another Year, Another Birthday: Processing Getting Older

For the past few birthdays, I’ve been telling everyone I know that “I’m turning 24 again!” Huh. What are the odds? Now of course I’m kidding, but the reality is that as I’ve gone up in my 20’s the mentality of growing older becomes more and more evident. And before anyone wants to bite my head off (please don’t), I am aware that I’m still relatively young. But this year’s birthday stung just a tad — the number signifying my last year in this decade. The number that acknowledges adulthood in rea...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Personal, Milestones, Achievement, Success & Achievement, Psychology Today, Coping Skills, Merrell, Growing Older, Susan Scar Merrell, Helen Kivnivk, Kivnick


Annual Bipolar Disorder Meets My Birthday Article

Over the past year, I learned to never start a podcast with a schizophrenic. Honestly, it could be to never start a podcast with a New Yorker or a millennial, but since I operate in the mental health space, I’m going to pin this on my co-host’s mental illness. Which, of course, she’d correctly point out is exactly how stigma works. I learned that grandchildren, even the loophole variety, are time consuming and expensive. I figured out that, when you’re a traveling speaker, becoming TSA certified...
Tags: Psychology, Chicago, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Self-esteem, Bipolar Disorder, Tsa, Perfectionism, Achievement, Impostor Syndrome, Personal Growth, Success & Achievement, Columbus Dispatch


Research Links Sleep Deprivation to Risky Behaviors in Teens

It’s a battle that goes on in most households nearly every morning—the alarm goes off, and teens struggle to get out of bed while harried parents try to hurry them along. We are just glad to get them out of the door and on their way to school, never giving more than a passing thought to their sleep deprivation. But maybe we should. New research now shows that sleep-deprived teens are more prone to risky behaviors than their peers who get a full night’s rest. When considering factors that con...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Sleep, Research, Adolescence, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Idaho State University, National Sleep Foundation, Risky Behavior, Dovey, Effects Of Sleep Deprivation, Alexandra L C Teresa


5 Psychological Tips to Calm the Stress of Perfectionism

“Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing.” – Harriet Braiker The last three months I’ve been trying an experiment. It’s something that I’ve never done before, and in a certain way, it’s been a huge challenge. However, in other ways, it’s been an enormous stress relief, and I would say a largely successful effort. What I’ve done seems to go against conventional wisdom, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a wise choice. So what exactly is this challenge? Well, ...
Tags: Psychology, Success, Stress, Netflix, Perfectionism, Achievement, Publishers, Success & Achievement, Tiny Buddha, Harriet Braiker


A Father’s Presence: Influences on His Daughter’s Development

Over the years more and more research has pointed to the importance fathers have in the lives of children at every stage. As the role evolves, a father’s presence, responsiveness, and involvement in the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting has benefited the health, well-being, and overall development of his sons and daughters. To name a few, associations have been found between father involvement and: Decreased risk of illness and infant mortality Self-confidence, risk taking, and env...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Research, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Men's Issues, Success & Achievement, Manion, Peterson, Leyva, Allgood, Meg Meeker, Beckert, Journal of Psychology


Could Your Child’s Little Quirks Be Signs of OCD?

A friend of mine recently brought up a concern he had and was worried that he was overreacting. His son, who is friends with my youngest daughter, was beginning to struggle in school. It wasn’t that the educational material was beyond him. The problem was that his son refused to turn in the work he had already completed. In the beginning, my friend was just confused. The teacher sent a note home explaining that his son was doing the work but not handing it into her. When she had asked why, hi...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Personal, OCD, Michael J Fox, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Student Therapist, Liahona Academy, Pelini Sanya Psych Central Understanding, Heller Kalman


How to Have a Healthier Relationship with Your Phone

Our phones are the first things we see in the morning and the last things we see at night. They’re regularly by our sides (and bedsides). Any time we’re waiting anywhere for anything, we automatically pull them out. At the checkout line. At the doctor’s office. At the bank. At the bus stop. In the car line. In front of the microwave. In front of others. Basically, any time there’s a pause, we pull out our devices. And often we don’t even realize we’re doing it. Because it’s become a reflex. We...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Technology, General, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Facetime, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Memory And Perception, Catherine Price


The Pressure Cooker Before College: How to Navigate and Actually Help Your Teen

The senior year countdown to college brings out parents’ worries and fears alongside teens’ own anxieties and self-doubt. During this time of escalating pressure and stress in families, parents can fall into common traps that defeat their intention to help and interfere with teens developing capacities that are the foundation for succeeding once they’re at college. When the dynamics associated with these traps are at play, parents become part of the problem rather than a resource for help. Ap...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, College, Boston, Stress, Self-help, Perfectionism, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Student Therapist, Margolies, Nagaoka, Nagaoka J Farrington, Stixrud William


When You Can’t Stop Seeing the Negative in Everything—Even Though You’re Grateful

You wake up and instantly think about everything that needs to get done. You walk into your kitchen, and see only what’s out of place. You believe you can always do more, and so can your family. You hyper-focus on unchecked tasks, problems, flaws, mistakes, rainy days, dust and dirt. You can’t help but be negative, and many times you don’t even notice it. You don’t even realize you’re doing it. You’re grateful for what you do have—like your loved ones and your life—but you just can’t seem to cli...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Stress, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Negativity, Perfectionism, Nancy, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Morrison, Hirschfeld, Pessimism, Richard Schwartz


Coping with Life’s Literal Clutter

Back in 2015, I published a collection of my previously published Psych Central pieces in an E-Book titled Coping With Life’s Clutter. Whether it’s relationship issues or introspective woes, I wanted this collection to be about life’s various stresses, and how we can try to deal with them to the best of our ability. I recently had a job interview where the prospective employer perused my resume and asked about this very book. His eyes lit up as he inquired about the title and the meaning behi...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Organization, Habits, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Clutter, Princeton University, Success & Achievement, Ryback, Ralph Ryback


The Best Time Management Techniques for Living a Fulfilling, Satisfying Life

Time management isn’t about cramming more tasks into your day. It isn’t about reaching Inbox Zero. It isn’t about saving several minutes by pre-sorting the laundry (or not) or minimizing trips to the trash can (yes, that’s really a tip from a magazine article). It’s not about making lunch the night before or even multitasking (or single-tasking).    Time management is about “choosing well,” said Leslie Garcia, LCSW, a psychotherapist and founder of Counseling Space in New York City. Jones Lofli...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Relationships, Time, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Garcia, Spall, Loflin, Laura Vanderkam


Reforming How We Look at Our Past Could Brighten the Present

As she approaches a milestone birthday, ‘Margaret’ tosses and turns in her otherwise comfortable bed. A thought permeates her mind that keeps her awake in the wee hours, “You are turning 60 and what do you have to show for it?” At that moment, an amusing volley ball game begins as the vibrant, well- toned aspect of herself hurls the ball across the net and lists her accomplishments. “You are well respected in your field. You have earned advanced degrees. You make a difference in people’s lives....
Tags: Psychology, Books, Regret, Aging, Stress, Positivity, Optimism, John, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Accomplishments, Memory And Perception, Margaret, Affirmations, Noah St John


Feel Like You Live for the Weekend? Small Ways to Recharge During Your Week

So many people feel like they just need to get through their workweek so they can finally relax and unwind on the weekend. They feel like they’re running on a treadmill they can’t get off from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday, they can finally collapse on the couch or actually have fun. One reason we feel this way is that we don’t have clear boundaries between work and home, so the weekend is when we let ourselves be “off,” said Alicia Hodge, Psy.D, a licensed psychologist and speake...
Tags: Psychology, General, Maryland, Habits, Happiness, Los Angeles, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Weekend, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Sawyer, Hodge


How to Really Get Important Things Done

You start researching something important online and find that 20 minutes later you’re on some stranger’s Facebook page, scanning their photos and reading the comments. You’re writing an article, and before you know it, you’ve picked up your phone and started scrolling Instagram. You’re working on a presentation, and every 2 minutes you refresh your inbox. You also send a few texts, and see what’s on clearance on your favorite clothing site. It’s all-too easy to get distracted—even when we’re...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Habits, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Bailey, Chris Bailey, Beating Procrastination, Personal Priorities


7 Helpful Tips to Get Your Kids to School on Time

It’s 7:00 am and your 10 year-old was supposed to be up 15 minutes ago but is still lying in bed. The bus leaves in 10 minutes and you are the only one concerned and stressed out that she won’t be ready on time. You drag her out of bed and throw some clothes on her while you attempt to shove a cereal bar and banana into her backpack because it’s now too late to eat breakfast at home. On top of that you find yourself constantly repeating to your 8-year-old to brush his teeth, but instead he con...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Family, Organization, Students, Education, Parenting, College, Habits, Self-help, Back To School, Time Management, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Johnny, Student Therapist


How to Deal with an Especially Cruel Inner Critic

It’s common for you to have a running commentary in your mind that sounds something like this: You’ll never get that job. You’re not smart, cool or creative enough. That fight was all your fault. You don’t belong at that party with those accomplished people. You’ll never finish that project. You’ll never achieve that goal. Who do you think you are? If you don’t get a perfect grade on that paper, it’ll confirm you’re a fraud. Scratch that. You are a fraud. You’re also a terrible mother. You also...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Self-esteem, Cruz, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Lawton, Lauren Canonico, Canonico LCSW, Christina Cruz Psy, Canonico, Darcy Lawton LCSW