Right now, rather than doing paperwork, I am procrastinating by writing a blog post. Procrastinating is something that we all do in our daily lives, though have you ever stopped to ask yourself…why am I procrastinating? This NY Times article explains how procrastination is less about laziness and how it’s more of an emotional regulation problem. Go ahead, click on the link, you know you’re avoiding something…
We often hear about focusing on gratitude to improve our mental health, increase happiness, and enhance our connections with others. Creating daily gratitude journals can be a way of keeping track of what you appreciate and can help you to reflect back on what has been most important. However, Kristen Manieri from www.gottman.com shares an idea of how she was able to pass along her gratitude!
Sometimes the bravest thing to do is to speak about what you are feeling vulnerable about in the hopes of improving your life and helping others to do the same. So many of us that experience symptoms of depression and anxiety hold back from talking with others about these feelings. Thank you for inspiring courageousness: Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, and Kelly Oubre Jr. - and for reminding us that "everyone is going through something."
A psychological evaluation is conducted by a psychologist who uses assessment measures to better understand a child’s behavior, arrive at a diagnosis and guide the course of treatment. If your child or adolescent is struggling in school it can be overwhelming and frustrating to understand the reasons why. Could it be an attention problem such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is it a learning difference? Difficulty with impulse control? Or might it be anxiety or depression? Psychological evaluations help a psychologist to understand what is behind the difficulties and figure out the best way to address them.