Category Archives: Motivation

Motivational Self-Regulation Strategies To Help You Reach Your Goals

Several studies have shown that motivational self-regulation strategies are effective in aiding people to maintain sustainable efforts and remain persistent. I have always been a motivated person, starting as far back as a high school student. I first started college in the dual enrollment program when I was 15 years old. Everyone thought I wouldn’t […]

How To Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Alone (2021)

Admittedly, I enjoy solitude. Sometimes it’s great to get away and have some quiet time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. However, spending time alone can often conjure up fears and automatic negative thoughts. When these unwelcomed views begin to take hold, I think it is crucial to counteract them quickly. Here are a few techniques […]

How Understanding Implicit Bias in Our Lives Helps Build Self-Awareness

The human brain is a truly fascinating thing, and one thing it does for us is help “group” things and create shortcuts so we can process all the sensory information we encounter on a given day. Our brains do this on a subconscious level with no input from our conscious decisions. It is done through […]

How Understanding Locus of Control Leads to Self Empowerment (2021)

Understanding locus of control can tell you more about your personality and lead to self-empowerment. Are you the type of person who believes that negative things in life happen to you because you have bad luck, are cursed, or believe that it’s because people hold a bias against you? When good things come your way […]

What is Emotional Intelligence and How Can We Use It in Work and Life?

Understanding what emotional intelligence is and then improving yours through conscious effort can have significant meaning in your life, both professionally and personally. Developing your emotional intelligence can make you a better leader or a better teammate at the professional level. With friendships and romantic relationships, you can use emotional intelligence to strengthen your bond, […]

How the Big Five Personality Test Increases Self-Awareness (2021)

The Big Five Personality Test is a series of situational and behavioral questions that assesses five personality traits: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. The term “Big Five” originated with Lew Goldberg and was originally associated with studies of personality traits used in natural language, however now it typically refers to the study of personality […]

What is the Human Condition & Why Does it Sound Like an Illness?

Humans have been trying to understand themselves and their role in the world for as long as they have existed. The term “The Human Condition” grew popular when Masaki Kobayashi directed a film trilogy by that name. The film is a Japanese epic trilogy made between 1959 and 1961, based on the six-volume novel published […]