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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
An ancient practice dating back to the 10th century may hold significant benefits for your mental and physical well-being today: journaling.
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 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?
Among the unimaginable dilemmas that can arise when someone is faced with a terminal illness are seemingly mundane ones -- "Do I replace the broken dryer?" or even, "Do I buy a new winter coat?" Here is some a... Read more...
Here, a doctor she shares her personal reflections of the journey up Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and what helped her achieve success.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen, but we've forgotten this art.
This week I took a jaunt into the wilderness, and came across such jaw-dropping scenery that my first instinct was to take a picture and share it with everyone I knew. Then I realized I didn't have internet in... Read more...
We spend a lot of time and effort developing our skills and abilities, but there's one key element that can hold us back despite all of our efforts: our confidence.
Checking phones, websites, email, messages, news, TV, games, and... you know your favorite procrastination techniques. So how can you break out of your procrastination patterns?
Sometimes life throws you into a miserable situation, and it can seem pretty dark. But that doesn't mean you can't find happiness somewhere.
When it comes to pursuing our goals in life, what matters most? It's easy to assume talent, or maybe intelligence... plus one magic ingredient: mental toughness.
If you simply reduce mail and paper clutter, it won’t be long before the clutter’s back, with a vengeance. So what can you do instead?