Self-discipline means learning to get good at discomfort, to stick to something, and to enjoy any activity as a reward in and of itself.
Have you ever said something to psych yourself up? If so, research shows that you might have been on to a good thing: self-affirmations.
Simplifying can be harder than you think. Here are some tips on how you can live a simpler life.
Think about a person in your life it feels good to spend time with: a friend, family member, partner/spouse, coworker or even a neighbor. Do you usually walk away feeling like you had more energy -- or even happy?
Parents who restrict their children's use of new media technologies may be acting counterproductively in the long run, particularly if they claim after-school homework time is the reason.
While staying in and catching up on full seasons of television shows in a single sitting may be appealing, UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain says it's not as refreshing as we might think. Here are 3 ways to make the most of your weekend!
Do you long to own a home, or are you happier renting? Research has found that personality traits affect real estate choices and home-buying decisions.
If you just don't seem to be reaching your targets, try something different: creating rules that will help you make your goals happen.
What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? Here are some easy-to-follow organizing rules.
After divorce, the behavior of deliberately trying to sabotage a child's relationship with the other parent has a name: parental alienation.
Everyday gratitude can serve as a booster shot for romantic relationships. Here's how.
Are you important to yourself? The minute you make someone else more important than you -- that's the minute respect is lost.
When it comes to fitting in at preschool, what really counts, apparently, is a child's haircut, clothes, and how much he or she fits into gender norms.
For some couples in romantic relationships, just staying together is good enough. But others want to see their relationship move forward -- to get better and better -- and are willing to put in the effort to get there.
Envy vs jealousy, disease vs illness These are just three examples of psychological terms that are commonly assumed to be similar, if not identical, but which actually refer to very different concepts.
Why do we spend hours, weeks, months researching the best schools and summer camps, but we never feel there is enough time to cook a healthy dinner and sit down to eat it?
Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience -- and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being.
An ancient practice dating back to the 10th century may hold significant benefits for your mental and physical well-being today: journaling.
Simply by posting about the experience to one of your social media accounts, you're making it much easier to recall in the future. Here's how it seems to work.
With so many different things on our plates, it's no wonder that more people are reporting feeling overwhelmed. But if you're not careful, that can quickly turn into burnout.
When it comes to raising healthy, strong kids, parents need to work as a team -- all day and all night. Here's why.
When it comes to educating ourselves, four problems in particular commonly stand in our way. Here's a look at what they are, and how you can overcome them to learn about anything you want.
I have a friend who spends much of his life avoiding things he doesn't like, or trying to rush through things. So how can you avoid spending so much time and effort avoiding what's around you?