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Cultivating a growth mindset and embracing challenges
Developing adaptive thinking and problem-solving skills
Effective learning frameworks and approaches
Solution: Talk to yourself with kindness. Accept that you’re human, and be an optimistic coach rather than a negative critic.
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Solution: Remind yourself about the gains of the future, and de-emphasize the frustration of the present.
Your parents, siblings, or other important role models may have demonstrated a “put it off” attitude, which you’ve now adopted as your own.
Solution: Talk to yourself about the negative consequences these role models faced when they procrastinated. Then find new role models...
Solution: Challenge yourself to open your mind and prove your bias wrong. Use the task as an opportunity to combat your bias.
Solution: Get proper treatment, including individual therapy with a licensed therapist. In addition to ruling out physical causes for your mood or anxiety.
Sometimes breaking your tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks maybe help.
Solution: Make a habit of starting earlier than you think you’ll need to and work on completing your task early.
You think, “It has to be perfect,” and this overly demanding standard keeps you from even getting started.
Solution: Work on diminishing the importance of doing things perfectly and emphasize the importance of completing tasks in a timely fashion. Keep a list of examples of...
Procrastination often comes from a belief that discomfort should be avoided, and you practice procrastination whenever you feel physically or psychologically uncomfortable.
Solution: Challenge your beliefs about tolerating discomfort and revise what you say to encourage you...
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Rather than seeing the feedback situation as “work” or a hassle, see it as an opportunity to connect with someone who has their own needs and pain. By remembering the common human experience, you’re more likely to bring kindness and compassion into the conversation.
Self-compassion is treating yourself with the same kindness and consideration that you would offer to someone else.
Self-compassion helps you cope with tough situations and helps you to be more supportive and caring in your relationships.
Being self-compassionate implies that one should accept his or her own limits, success and failures. Let's not forget that kindness goes a long way when practiced with everybody, especially with yourself.
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