Setbacks are inevitable but there are ways to cope with them and meet your goals
Trick your brain into meeting any due date
Orient yourself to the future by gazing at natural scenes
Call performance anxiety "excitement" and psych yourself up
We get an emotional boost when we procrastinate, but research offers strategies to help stay the course
Forming new habits that last requires setting realistic expectations
Although biology is partly to blame for foot-dragging, anyone can learn to quit
Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino shares the psychological secrets to finishing what you started.
An interview with David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, on how to make and keep goals. Christie Nicholson reports
A common mental miscalculation causes us to overestimate our self-control
Anxiety can ruin your performance in a play, business meeting or exam, but exercises can help
Procrastination happens to the best of us. None other than Leonardo DaVinci noted, “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” So don’t delay! Read on for 6 tips to stop procrastinating.
It’s the 3rd day of 2014. Have you gotten started on your resolutions yet? We’ve already discussed how to set good resolutions, and why telling Facebook about them might not be wise (unless you are thinking of this act in a very specific kind of way).
Students who addressed their performance anxiety in a writing exercise prior to an exam improved their scores, whereas other students who did not engage in the exercise saw their results drop. Christie Nicholson reports
Afraid of crumbling when it counts? Try not to think so hard.
Would you rather have $50 now or $100 two weeks from now? Even though the $100 is obviously the better choice, many people will opt for the $50.
Enhance your well-being by focusing on deeper goals
Avoid these pitfalls to reach your goals
Join us for a live online chat with Edward Phillips, a Harvard physician who helps patients meet weight management goals with lifestyle changes
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