Category Archives: Human Behavior: Control

Real Focus: Take control and start living the life you want






Psychologies, the leading magazine for intelligent people, provides their inspirational yet rigorous approach to the perennial topic of focus, to include topics of mindfulness, clarity and productivity. How are you today? We would hazard a guess that your answer will … Continue reading






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Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out






Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night? Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of … Continue reading






Posted in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Human Behavior: Anger, Human Behavior: Anxiety, Human Behavior: Burnout, Human Behavior: Conflict, Human Behavior: Control, Human Behavior: Cynicism, Human Behavior: Deception, Human Behavior: Decision Making, Human Behavior: Fatigue, Human Behavior: Frustration, Human Behavior: Negativity, Human Behavior: Perfectionism, Human Behavior: Power, Human Behavior: Problem Solving, Human Behavior: Sadness, Human Behavior: Stress, Human Behavior: Work Ethic, Workaholism, Workplace Issues | Comments Off on Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress






zen habits : breathe The Joy of Letting Go of Stress By Leo Babauta The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That’s on top of most families being so stressed they aren’t able … Continue reading






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One habit that extends life and 9 others that aren’t so bad either






Recent studies have found a way you can extend your life, and it’s pretty good for everyone. Apparently, selflessness can help people manage stress – and ultimately improve their own health. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked into the … Continue reading






Posted in Human Behavior: Altruism, Human Behavior: Anxiety, Human Behavior: Calm, Human Behavior: Control, Human Behavior: Empathy, Human Behavior: Frustration, Human Behavior: Habits, Human Behavior: Happiness, Human Behavior: Kindness, Human Behavior: Negativity, Human Behavior: Optimism, Human Behavior: Stress, Longevity | Comments Off on One habit that extends life and 9 others that aren’t so bad either

8 Ways to Trim Fat From Your 4500-Calorie Thanksgiving Day






As many people may know from the Calorie Control Council, the average American could consume as much as 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day. That’s the equivalent to seven Burger King Whoopers, 15 Dairy Queen hot fudge … Continue reading






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7 ways to keep emotions in check at work






Have you ever sobbed in the restroom of your office or faked a smile when you were about to burst in tears? Instead of feeling self-pity or exploding in anger, keep your emotions in check before they take a toll … Continue reading






Posted in Human Behavior: Anger, Human Behavior: Anxiety, Human Behavior: Burnout, Human Behavior: Calm, Human Behavior: Conflict, Human Behavior: Control, Human Behavior: Decision Making, Human Behavior: Dignity, Human Behavior: Failure, Human Behavior: Fatigue, Human Behavior: Fear, Human Behavior: Frustration, Human Behavior: Guilt, Human Behavior: Hate, Human Behavior: Impulse, Human Behavior: Negativity, Human Behavior: Panic Attacks, Human Behavior: Personal Responsibility, Human Behavior: Problem Solving, Human Behavior: Revenge, Human Behavior: Risk, Human Behavior: Shame, Human Behavior: Values, Human Behavior: Willpower, Human Behavior: Work Ethic, Workaholism, Workplace Issues | Comments Off on 7 ways to keep emotions in check at work

5 ways to find yourself when life becomes a storm






If you told me on my wedding day in May 2014 that I’d become a 34-year-old caregiver in a few months, I would’ve told you to lay off the vodka! I’d just gotten married that month to the wonderful guy … Continue reading






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Self-help books usually don’t help






Reading self-help books should help you feel, well, better, right? Wrong. In fact, readers of self-help books are more sensitive to stress and show more depressive symptoms than those who don’t read such literature, a new study from the University … Continue reading






Posted in Human Behavior: Calm, Human Behavior: Control, Human Behavior: Dignity, Human Behavior: Emotional Eating, Human Behavior: Emotional Maturity, Human Behavior: Failure, Human Behavior: Frustration, Human Behavior: Happiness, Human Behavior: Negativity, Human Behavior: Perception, Human Behavior: Relationships, Human Behavior: Sadness, Human Behavior: Self Esteem, Human Behavior: Self Talk, Human Behavior: Stress | Comments Off on Self-help books usually don’t help

Understanding self-control: Eating and spending are different public policy issues






You can resist buying a candy bar while you’re waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store-but you’ll buy any pair of shoes that are on sale. Your best friend, in contrast, wouldn’t dream of buying a pair of … Continue reading






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‘Guilting’ Teens Into Exercise Won’t Increase Activity: University of Georgia






Newswise — Athens, Ga. – Just like attempts at influencing hairstyles or clothing can backfire, adults who try to guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won’t get them to be any more active, according to a new study by University of Georgia … Continue reading






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Thinking about our failures at self-control leads us to repeat them






Chestnut Hill, MA (August 4, 2015): It’s been said that “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” but even if you know your own history, that doesn’t necessarily help you with self-control. New research published in the … Continue reading






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Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking






Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we sound that makes the difference between whether or not … Continue reading






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The triggers that can derail us at work and in life






In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem … Continue reading






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Why you are, probably, a horrible person when you drive






Here’s a scenario that should be familiar: You’re driving along on the highway. Suddenly, without signaling, a massive SUV comes barreling into your lane from the right, forcing you to jam on the brakes and swerve out of the way … Continue reading






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Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior: new study results in the Journal of Health Psychology






BUFFALO, N.Y. – A majority of American adults say they’ve tried dieting to lose weight at some point in their lives, and at any given time, about one-third of the adult population say they’re currently dieting. Yet 60 percent of … Continue reading






Posted in Human Behavior: Control, Human Behavior: Denial, Human Behavior: Goal Setting, Human Behavior: Habits, Human Behavior: Impulse, Nutrition: Appetite, Nutrition: Binge Eating, Nutrition: Calorie Restriction, Nutrition: Comfort Food, Nutrition: Diets, Weight Cycling, Weight Watchers | Comments Off on Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior: new study results in the Journal of Health Psychology

Intense anger episodes linked to high risk of heart attack within 2 hours






Sophia Antipolis, 24 February 2015. The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the “usual frequency” patterns of anger. The findings emerged from … Continue reading






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Power psychs people up. About themselves.






February 3, 2015 - We all know the type - people who can talk on and on about their latest adventures, seemingly unaware that those around them may not be interested. They also get really psyched up about their own … Continue reading






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Children Feel Most Positively about Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy






COLUMBIA, Mo. —Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically. Although previous studies have demonstrated the importance of promoting children’s autonomy, available research often has not addressed ways parental respect for autonomy … Continue reading






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Stop Playing the Victim with Your Time






It’s just not fair. There’s always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me. I feel so helpless. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests … Continue reading






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How to be more assertive at work






Have you ever admired a co-worker who’s able to navigate challenging situations with ease and professionalism, no matter the politics and difficult personalities involved? You know the type: She has a Teflon-like ability to deflect anger and frustration in the … Continue reading






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Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes






NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even without classic risk factors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress, low-control jobs were over 60 percent more likely to develop the disease than unstressed workers in a new German study. The findings add … Continue reading






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