Time Management Takes Practice
Managing your time isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. If it seems like you are always running late or don’t have enough time to do all the things you need in the course of a day, you might want to think about taking steps to learn how to manage your time more effectively.
The first thing you might want to do is make a list of areas that you believe are problematic. For example, not long ago, I would wake up in plenty of time to get showered and ready for work, but then I would start work on a project and lose track of time. The result? I was late leaving for work and inevitably get stuck in traffic, and I was late. It was just a few minutes late every day, but my boss saw a pattern and asked me why I was late all the time.
8 Lessons for a Good Life
Life isn't always easy, but it wasn't meant to be. Many believe the reason we are here is so we can learn and grow to be the best human being we possibly can. Others believe we are souls having a human experience, living this life to enhance our existence on another plane.
Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One's Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in "The Psychology of Self-Motivation."
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Pushing Away Emotions
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
Choosing not to experience pain, anger, or other intense feelings could cause them to become buried deep into your physical body.
Throughout our lives, we may experience emotions that disturb or distress us. Often, our first reaction is to push our feelings away. We may say, "I don't want to think about that right now, I'll think about it later" and we bury our emotions, deny the validity of our feelings, or distract ourselves with other concerns. But the diverse emotions you experience are neither good nor bad--they are simply a part of being human. Choosing not to experience pain, anger, or other intense feelings could cause those feelings to become buried deep into your physical body. There, they may linger unresolved and unable to emerge, even as they affect the way you experience the world. Allowing yourself to experience all of your emotions rather than push the more painful ones away can help you come to terms with your feelings so you can experience them and then move on.