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Self Discipline

The Myth of 'I Should Have Done Better'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

"When we know better, we do better." -- Maya Angelou Linda: I'm from the school of thought that we are all doing the best we can with the level of co...

The Great War is Internal

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Each year, during the month of Elul and throughout the Days of Awe, Jews assemble to do something that is essentially private: To be able to reflect on our actions and our inactions of the past year, the gap between our aspirations and our behavior, between our integrity and our actuality.

How to Get Back on Track

Craig Ballantyne | Posted 08.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Craig Ballantyne

"Slip slidin' away, slip slidin' away, You know the nearer your destination, the more you're slip slidin' away" -- Paul Simon This happens to all...

Cultivating Discipline in Your Business

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 05.02.2017 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

When I think about important elements for generating forward motion as a business owner, discipline is a "building block" concept that comes to the forefront of the mind. As a result, I'd like to provide advice on how to cultivate discipline in your business.

How I Manage to Find the Time to Get It All Done

Rosanna Savone | Posted 04.14.2017 | Women
Rosanna Savone

So what I do in those circumstances is make a conscious decision as to whether the present task should take priority over my next scheduled goal. If I decide it does, then I'm okay with rescheduling my next goal.

The Rewards of Self-Discipline

Sharon Eakes | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Sharon Eakes

With a little consciousness and self-discipline, we can cultivate strong, good habits. Improve our health. Be closer to our best selves.

Helping Kids Conserve Their Self-Control

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

From the time children are small, parents help them to develop self-control. Rightly so, we see this skill as necessary for success in life. Regulating their emotions and impulses allows kids to avoid getting in trouble at school and to behave well during religious services, birthday parties, visits to grandma's house, and play dates.

Why Self-Discipline Is Overrated (And Why You Haven't Lost More Weight And Saved More Money)

Natasha Che | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

If you have not been able to reach the goals you had in mind or been stuck in an exhausting cycle of improvement/relapse, maybe it is time to give the weapon of self-discipline a rest. Does that mean you will have to give up your goals? Not necessarily. But it does mean that you need to look at these goals in the bigger context of your life and dig deeper at your own motivations.

What Parenting Mindset Helps a Child With ADHD? 7 Tips to Secure your Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Rarely are the parents given guidance on how to handle their own feelings about their child's problems and actions and many parent-child arguments and conflicts ensue which only worsen the child's shame and confusion.

How To Break Habits

Quora | Posted 10.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This is a great question and something all of us struggle with to a certain extent. Here are my ten ideas.

How to Deal With a Frustrating Email

Andrew Merle | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

We have all been there before. An email comes in that makes your blood boil. Someone got their facts wrong, or accused you of something you didn't do, or asked a question that just rubbed you the wrong way. Whatever it was about, the email had you fuming.

8 Ways to Achieve More by Working Less

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Strategic slacking has enabled me to dramatically increase both the quality of my work and the amount I get done in a given day. It increases productivity because we don't think or work or create at the same rate throughout the day.

Thanks, Moms

Richard Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being a mother today is no harder or easier than it ever was. It's always been a really tough job. But what my mother and my wife have in common seem to be things that have allowed them to succeed in different ways.

I Tried Everything and Then Finally...

Samantha Bennett | Posted 04.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Bennett

We hear this story all the time: "I tried everything! And then finally..." Finally, the solution is found. Finally, the right diet and exercise pla...

Hard Work, Hard Times: Self-control and Joblessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? Surprisingly, given the importance of employment to well-being and the global economy, the link between self-control and job success has not been thoroughly studied. Until now.

High School Dropout Teaches High School? Say What?

Carol Egan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Equally important to consider, what are the benefits you gain from not challenging yourself in the ways that you know will serve you well? Are those benefits just immediate gratification?

Time Matters

Stedman Graham | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

It's almost impossible to stop yourself from procrastinating or wasting time if you are not engaging in activities that matter to you. And organizing your time around yourself is no easy task. You must take time, each and every day, to check in with yourself. Are you on track?

"My Brain Is Making Me Tired!" A 3-Step Solution for Maximizing the Overly Creative Brain

Wendy Reese | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Wendy Reese

Do you have an overly active, creative brain? Do you struggle to focus on any one thing long enough to get traction to take the idea to its fullest potential? This can be a serious problem that at best is exhausting and at worst is paralyzing.

Controlling: Harmful or Beneficial?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Beneficial control is the control we have over choosing the intent to learn about love. Harmful control is when we attempt to control our feelings rather than learn from them, and attempt to control others and outcomes.

4 Misconceptions About Self-Discipline

Rory Vaden | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Self-discipline also isn't about self-denial of anything that is good. It's simply about engaging your heart and your mind in an intentional way to guide the way you live.

An Open Letter to British Nanny Emma Jenner

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children need boundaries and limits and will feel scared and out-of-control if they are not enforced. But limits enforced without compassion and understanding of the predictable upset are counter to a child's development

Play for Children: Form and Freedom

Megan Rosker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Megan Rosker

We need to strive for a more balanced parenting approach in which kids are receiving several hours of free play, devoid of screen time, and also receiving a lot of form and structure in their day that will help them to plan their next great invention and feel confident that they can create a great life for themselves.

The 80/20 View of Self-discipline

Richard Koch | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If you think about it, pleasant and democratic societies cannot flourish without self-discipline.

6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Discipline

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Changing your mindset to being a victor of your life, sets the stage for you to regain your power. In this state, you are more likely to also stay positive in the face of challenges, experiencing less fear as the stress response is more controlled. More importantly, you are more likely to access your inner fire of motivation -- that fire that drives you to win and achieve.

Self-Discipline Is Way Overrated (Or: How I Stumbled Into Becoming a Rock Musician)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

Not long after that Passover, my father offered my cousin $150 for the guitar and a small amp. The tools of great change had come, and my future now lay before me. And all of this came with no self-discipline whatsoever.