Why Intrusive Thoughts Are like My Cat Abraham

Intrusive thoughts are like cats. The less you try to be the boss, the easier it is to peacefully coexist.

4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong

Overwhelmed by the last few weeks before finals? Some simple changes can have a big impact.

How Much Does Homework Matter in Therapy?

What research reveals about the work you do outside of therapy sessions.

Prove It: Overcome Negative Thinking with Targeted Action

If it's difficult to restructure unrealistic thoughts, support new beliefs with evidence: change your behavior first.

Productivity Boosters

9 simple tips to get things done and be efficient.

Do More, Feel Better

Overwhelmed by sadness, negative thinking, and passivity? Use activity as a behavioral antidepressant.

Beat Procrastination in 3 Steps

Are you a procrastination expert? Use behavioral strategies to get things done.

A Productive Way to Think About Social Anxiety

Most concerns about social anxiety are unproductive. Here's what to do instead.

The Problem With Positive Thinking

Does positive thinking lead to greater happiness? If only it were that simple. When negative thinking gets you down, here’s what to do instead.

But It Worked for Me: The Value of Self-Experimentation

We all have patterns of behavior we'd like to change. Here's how to approach those changes like a scientist.

9 Ways to Convince (or Trick) Yourself to Start Working Out

If you're having trouble finding the time or energy to exercise, here are some practical strategies to increase exercise behavior and motivation.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

When everyday worries turn into intense anxiety, these strategies based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help.

Is Light Exercise Enough to Reduce Depression?

How intense does exercise need to be to control symptoms of depression? New research shows that we may not have to work as hard as we think.

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Get Healthier

Do you find it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.