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Watch?v=mHSaHRd4Q48&feature=youtu. Challenges are opprotunities. The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen. How to Talk About Sensitive Topics so That People Will Listen. Damaso87 comments on How does a person overcome a natural tendency toward laziness? Why We Procrastinate. By Lisa M Juliano, PsyD Imagine the following scenario: You’re running late for an important meeting.

Why We Procrastinate

You’ve overslept because the alarm app on your phone needs to be updated. You can’t find two matching clean socks because you haven’t addressed the laundry situation in more than three weeks. To top it off, you just realized you never opened that letter from the insurance company that came a month ago and now you have a doctor’s appointment this afternoon with no new insurance card to present.

Every one of these details got overlooked because you put off taking care of them. Does any of this sound familiar? We all procrastinate sometimes, and the basic causes are well-documented: As humans, we are naturally drawn to novelty; new and interesting activities and objects stimulate our pleasure centers, while routine and mundane tasks have just the opposite effect.

Chronic procrastinators may be sad, angry, or depressed about aspects of their lives. Adults. The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated. 5 Things That Have to Happen Before You Fix Your Crappy Life. January seems to be the worst time of year for realizing how screwed up your life is.

5 Things That Have to Happen Before You Fix Your Crappy Life

Everyone is talking about resolutions. You're recovering from all the money you spent on the holidays. Taxes are coming up. It's the month your parole gets repeatedly denied. It's the month that says, "Here's a shitload of enormous problems. Big change -- the type you have to make in order to pull yourself out of a turd landslide -- is different. . #5. Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images Some of you just read that title and screamed directly into your monitor, "No shit! We consider our breaking point to be that moment when we get super pissed off about the catastrophe and snap like an overstretched cock ring. Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesMy God, they've snapped. Going a step further, most people will follow up their "this is bullshit" moment with a declaration that they're finished living that way.

Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images"Yeah, what y'all know about sprinkler twerkin'? #4. D. The science behind New Year's Resolutions. Even though the new year can be exciting and full of possibility, it can also be pretty stressful.

The science behind New Year's Resolutions

You might be saying things like, "Why don't any of my pants fit? " or "How am I still in this horrible job? " Enter the New Year's resolution. About 45 percent of Americans make them. We imagine ourselves in that new job or smaller pants size. The good news: A Journal of Clinical Psychology study found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who don't. The bad news: Short-term urges can trump long-term plans.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition, Animated. Laziness: Fact or Fiction? (Motivation) Highlight. One of the most vicious of vicious cycles. Compelling. Everybody is motivated differently SO CARFUL. How to Motivate People to Do Things They Don't Want to Do. Depends on your job.

How to Motivate People to Do Things They Don't Want to Do

As a software developer, I *need* to know the grand plan, because it's rare that management knows the best way to accomplish it. They don't understand that a feature that they request down the road (that they knew they were going to request the entire time) might require huge changes to what has already been written. But some people are much better at just dealing with one little chunk at a time and will be completely overwhelmed if you give them the big picture all at once. Especially kids (or child-like adults, for that matter). This. For me, the more I know about a process the more I feel in control of how to tackle it. This is a major problem in my current job, where 2 or 3 days a week I'm pretty much in control of my workload and schedule and feel great and accomplished at the end of the day because everything was finished in an evenly paced, efficient way that left no loose ends hanging and didn't have me rushing around last minute.

I second this. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind. Lifehacker. Secrets of Master Influencers. Books Mentioned. Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New. Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything—Fast. KEY material mention.