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Write A Plan on How To Accomplish Your Goals (It Will Minimize Stress)

According to the Zeigarnik effect, individuals are more likely to remember incomplete or interrupted tasks better than completed ones. The idea behind this effect is that when we aren’t given a chance to finish a task, it continues to ruminate in our minds, and we regret not being able to complete it. But when we […]

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The Problem With Being “Too Nice”

According to recent research in psychology, being too nice can sometimes backfire on us. People who compulsively say “yes” to everyone’s wants and needs often experience greater levels of stress and emotional burnout; they spend all their energy trying to make others happy, and they forget to take care of their own wants and needs. […]

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Emotional Labor: The Role of Emotions at Work

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild coined the term “emotional labor” to refer to professions which require individuals to express certain emotions, regardless of how they feel. The idea here is that employees are often expected to display the right emotions to properly perform their jobs. The cashier or waitress is expected to smile at you and say, […]

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How to Avoid Magical Thinking in Your Relationships

As children, some of our first exposure to love, romance, and relationships is what we see in television shows, movies, books, and other forms of culture and entertainment. This can sometimes have a negative effect on our worldview, especially if we begin to form beliefs and ideals about relationships that aren’t always practical in the […]

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How Positive Emotions Make Us Smarter and Work Harder

The “broaden and build theory” is an idea in psychology that positive emotions allow us to expand our awareness in new ways and tap into mental resources that aren’t usually available to us when we are experiencing more negative emotions. According to psychologist Barbara Fredrickson in her book Positivity, negative emotions typically lead to narrow, […]

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