Identifying Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions

Distressing thoughts occur from time to time. When people get stuck in the same thought patterns, these thought patterns can lead to distressing feelings. These thinking patterns can then lead to negative beliefs about themselves and others. These thinking patterns are considered cognitive distortions. If you are familiar with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy you may have … Read more

What is a perfectionist? And how do you identify a perfectionist mindset?

being a perfectionist

Some people believe that in order to be a perfectionist your life must be perfect. However, many perfectionists’ lives are not perfect. They might think people who have imperfect lives are not perfectionists. A perfectionist is a person who consistently finds fault in their lives. They might lament on how their life is not perfect … Read more

How to Deal with Unrealistic Expectations

unrealistic expectations

I love therapy. This week I have been working with my therapist to determine how to get myself motivated to work on tasks. One thing that I realized that was getting in my way was my high expectations. These expectations were honestly unrealistic. I was upset that I did not have the perfect niche to … Read more

Guide to become more self-aware

becoming more self aware

One of the best practices for becoming more productive is to become more self-aware. Most people have a hard time recognizing their thoughts. This is because it requires effort. Ignoring subconscious thoughts takes little effort. So what is self-awareness? Self-awareness is the ability to assess one’s self. This skill will allow you to assess your … Read more

How I learned to focus when I felt hopeless

learning to focus

I have had a lot of difficulty with focus since childhood. I actually believed I was incapable of focusing. Because I could not focus I was often very frustrated. I felt really bad about myself. Wondering what was wrong with me and why I could not just focus for long periods of time. I genuinely … Read more

Prioritizing: The Pathway to effortless productivity!

Prioritizing requires time management

Prioritizing is not a skill many people possess naturally. Yeah, I caught you, you thought this would be effortless! But do not fear! Prioritizing will be less effort than how much time you spend thinking about the thing you need to do only to not do it. Prioritizing comes in because many people struggle with … Read more

11 Ways to increase your productivity and find your motivation​

We all have moments where we feel a little less than motivated to work on goals. The excuse to work might be exhaustion. You could be thinking I really need a nap and a large margarita. Perhaps you would rather be doing anything else but the task at hand. You might rather be on vacation. Possibly the task at hand is unattractive