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If you're struggling to achieve your goals, try recruiting a little help from your friends.
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The best approach to increasing motivation depends on what’s suppressing it.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Don't Delay
Procrastination is an emotion-focused coping strategy. We avoid some tasks in order to avoid the emotions they evoke. New research explains how to reduce procrastination.
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If you're tired of putting off tasks, consider creating a plan to help you cross those items off your list.
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A new study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior underscores the self-control challenges of social media. Learn about the effect of students' Facebook habit on well-being.
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We've all had the experience of intending to do something and then forgetting when the time comes to do it. This happens because you are not reminded to perform the action.
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Here are seven nonmedical methods that help people with ADHD.
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A recent research summary argues that negative emotions poison every aspect of successful self-regulation. Understanding this process is key to understanding procrastination.
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