Are You Working Too Much or Too Little?

Written by Susanne Myers


Are you one of those people who get into something and just works day and night on it? Or are you one of those minimalists who didnít start papers in school untilrepparttar night before they were due? You know scraping by doingrepparttar 142135 bare minimum. That was me in school, but I am getting off topic here.

You may be one of those people that will work like a maniac if it is something they really love, but will drag their feet if it is something very boring and unexciting to them. That last description fits me torepparttar 142136 T. Guess School just didnít excite me much. Which would explain why I did so much better in College when I got to choose my subjects. Sorry, getting off topic here again.

If you are one of those overachievers, remind yourself why you became a wham inrepparttar 142137 first place. To spent more time with your kids. Go take them torepparttar 142138 park, play cars, Barbies or Lego blocks for a few hours. Read some books with them. Then put up some pictures in your work area to keep you on track.

If you are one of those that just barely dorepparttar 142139 minimum, make a list each morning of things that have to get done and sort them in order of priority. Get as many of them accomplished as possible and if you get everything on your list done, reward yourself with a nice long bubble bath, a walk inrepparttar 142140 park with your kid, a new manicure or whatever else works for you. Positive reinforcement always worked for me. Just make sure you donít cheat by keeping your list short. Keep it challenging.

Managing Your Persistent Fears And Anxieties

Written by Stan Popovich


Everybody deals with fear and anxiety, however some people have a hard time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and anxieties.

When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety,repparttar first thing you can do is to dividerepparttar 142072 task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will makerepparttar 142073 stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breathe and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off ofrepparttar 142074 problem. A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.

At times, a person might encounter a fearful thought that may be difficult to manage. A person should visualize a red stop sign which can serve as a reminder to stop thinking about that thought. This technique is good in dealing with obsessive and scary thoughts.

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