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Self Discipline

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

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2015 | 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 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul

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 10.13.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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.

7 Tips For Better Willpower

Jill S. Brown | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Scientists have studied the mystery of willpower for decades. Some very interesting hypotheses have been found just in this last decade.

Who's in Charge? Are You a Wimpy Parent?

Richard Greenberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Children are not equipped to have the responsibility that we give them by letting them be our boss. It's just not fair -- they have far less life experience than we do and they are much more comfortable being led than they are being asked to make decisions.

Board Your Own Ship

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

To bring our lives closer to what we imagine they can become, let's consider the origins of the word "discipline." Discipline is derived from the word...

The Enjoyment 'Requirement'

Rory Vaden | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Excellence is less about waiting to find something that you love doing, and more about finding love in being successful at whatever it is you are doing. It's great if you can enjoy it. It's great if you can be passionate about it. But don't fool yourself into thinking it has to be that way at the start.

Why Everything We Know About Discipline Is Wrong

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Self-discipline is something we learn for ourselves, not something that can ever be imposed effectively by someone else.

7 Willpower Hacks To Help You Get Out Of Your Own Way

Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We may know powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to acting on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own ...

How to Avoid Battles Over Homework

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

More often than not, battles over homework lead to vicious cycles of nagging by parents and avoidance or refusal by children, with no improvement in a child's school performance -- and certainly no progress toward what should be our ultimate goals.

Unconventional Methods to Master Self-Discipline

Erin Cox | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Trust me, I am intimately familiar with slamming the snooze button when my alarm goes off for an early morning run or pigging out, although I am supposedly watching what I eat, when there's a table of amazing appetizers at a party.