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How to Reduce Stress When Learning

Guest article by Adrienne Carlson of accelerated online degree.org

 

When we’re little children, we can hardly wait to grow older; this is because our parents and other adults seem to be leading lives that are more fulfilling than ours; we think that they get to do all the cool stuff while our lives are controlled by them. But only as we really grow older do we realize that an adult’s world is not as good as it seems when you look through the eyes of a child. It is filled with responsibilities, most of which involve a certain amount of stress and anxiety. In fact, the stress factor creeps in to our lives when we begin school, and the older we get, the more significant it becomes.

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Procrastination Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Get Unstuck and Get Things Done

Are you doing more but achieving less? Watching TV, sending text messages, and answering email, are all activities of a sort, each has an action assigned to it that implies "doing". But are we really doing something worthwhile, or are we allowing ourselves to be distracted by a countless variety of digital diversions that eat away at our time and ability to complete tasks?

Procrastinators have never had such a variety of things to do that really mean you’re doing nothing, nothing that will get you nearer your goals anyway.

Here are 5 procrastination tips to help you get started on any project:
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Should You Keep Your Goals to Yourself?


It's natural to want to share your goals and aspirations with your friends, but recent research suggests that doing so may not be helpful in actually achieving them. Peter Gollwitzer a professor of psychology at New York University has been looking into what happens when we share our intentions and he's concluded that it doesn't necessarily motivate us to manifest our plans.

Following experiments in goal sharing he concludes that we may be set back in achieving our aims due to a "a premature sense of completeness" about them.

"We always think that if we talk about our intentions, we'll feel obligated to enact them . . . But when it comes to identity goals, our (study's) message is: don't make them public."
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When the Pen is Mightier than the Shrink


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Tina Su, at the excellent Think Simple Now talks about the power of pen and paper when it comes to getting your head straight: recently describing her busy life with a new home, and a new puppy, she wrote: "Last week, I came to a breaking point, “I’ve had it!!” I said to myself, and proceeded to spend the next 3 hours with my nose buried in a notepad, pen scribbling at accelerated speeds - as I collected and re-arranged my thoughts on paper.

As a result, I came up with an organized solution to solve my problem. I felt instantly relieved and no longer helpless, because now… I had a plan!"

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