Why People Overcommit

Written by Tara Renee Settembre

The idea that time is on your side may not always be true, according to a recent study byrepparttar American Psychological Association.

Research by two business-school professors reveals that people over-commit and overspend because they expect to have more time and resources inrepparttar 105764 future than they have atrepparttar 105765 present. “All of us are busy, all ofrepparttar 105766 time, but people continually think they will have more of a resource inrepparttar 105767 future and are willing to overbook and take on more future tasks, as long as it is not now,” says Gal Zauberman, PhD, ofrepparttar 105768 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who conductedrepparttar 105769 study with John Lynch Jr., PhD, of Duke University.

He explained that if you asked someone if they would rather work an hour today or three hours, three weeks from now, they are more likely to sayrepparttar 105770 latter.

“But if you asked them three weeks from now, they would say, gee, if it happened today they would never have said yes, because they are busy again,” Zauberman said.

They suspect that because every day is a little different: “The nature of time fools us and we “forget” about how things fill our days.”

New York University graduate student, Sarah Kaufman, 25, atrepparttar 105771 School of Public Policy agrees withrepparttar 105772 study. “I make really long to-do lists that are usually not attainable forrepparttar 105773 week ahead," she admitted.

Rebecca Weissman, 22, a psychology senior, also at NYU, plans during her Spring Break to readrepparttar 105774 eight articles that she put off reading duringrepparttar 105775 semester.

Emotional Intelligence: The Basics

Written by Michael G. Rayel, MD

There’s so much talk about emotional intelligence and how it can promote personal and business success. What is it really? What are its basic tenets?

Emotional intelligence isrepparttar capacity to recognize, understand, and manage one’s emotions and that of others. This “intelligent” concept focuses onrepparttar 105763 role of emotion in our daily lives and how it affects our perception, reasoning, and behavior.

Emotions are pervasive in our daily existence. Fromrepparttar 105764 time we wake up torepparttar 105765 time we retire to bed, we experience emotions. We can get excited byrepparttar 105766 news of economic recovery, or we feel upset when our favorite team loses a championship game.

Moreover, we can get lonely when our friend of many years decides to look for greener pastures and we can feel anxious when our child does not go home on time after class.

So really, emotions happen everywhere and anytime. There is no day that passes by without emotions being involved. We experience emotions when we - win or lose, receive phone calls from long lost friends, greet our children good morning, say hello to our neighbors, prepare meals for our spouses, or riderepparttar 105767 subway train.

Emotions are just as normal asrepparttar 105768 rising ofrepparttar 105769 sun.

However, there are times when our emotions can become overwhelming and can negatively affect our functioning. For instance, anger is normal. However,repparttar 105770 inappropriate display of uncontrolled anger can be destructive.

Let me clarify this point with a hypothetical situation. Richard, a relatively nice guy who works as a salesman, is married for 5 years with Cynthia. Forrepparttar 105771 past few years, his sales have plummeted due to some unknown reasons. He used to be mild-mannered but lately he hasn’t beenrepparttar 105772 same.

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