Why are children today so easily driven to distractions such as social media? How can you teach competence, relatedness, and autonomy to children? In his book Indistractable, Nir Eyal discusses how to raise indistractable children. He says that it’s not the technology’s fault for distracting children—distractions are caused by internal discomfort. That’s why it’s important to raise children with autonomy, competence, and relatedness so they’ll be ready to take on their adult years. Keep reading to learn how to raise children to become indistractable.
Do you get easily distracted by your phone, your coworkers, and other things around you? Do you blame external sources for your distracted behavior? As it turns out, the root of distraction is inside you, also known as internal distractions. We often turn to distractions when we want to escape the discomforts of our lives but there are ways to fight back. Here are three exercises that will help you push back against your internal distractions and stay focused on your tasks and goals.
Are you the kind of person who puts a lot of effort into making sure things stay as they are? Do you resist change? Why is it important to accept change and learn to move on from the past? According to an old adage, the most constant thing in this life is change. Learning to accept change is an important part of readying yourself for success. Read more about why it’s important to accept change and some techniques to help you do it.
What do you do when life just doesn’t go your way? Do you blame other people and external circumstances, or do you suck it up and take responsibility for your life? Blaming the external circumstances for your misfortunes is easy, and while they may have indeed contributed to your plight, complaining won’t help you fix it. To achieve success, it’s better to believe that you’re completely responsible for your quality of life and have the power to improve it. In this article, you’ll learn how to change your behavior, stop complaining, and take responsibility for your life.
Is your internal monologue mostly positive or negative? How does negative self-talk affect your character? And what can you do to override it with positive self-talk? Research has shown that when we talk to ourselves, it’s mostly about ourselves, and it’s mostly negative. Negative self-talk colors our view of what’s possible and makes us unmotivated to act. Plus, our body reacts physically to the negative things we say about ourselves. Learning how to practice positive self-talk can help you in many facets of your life. In this article, you’ll learn to recognize negative self-talk and limiting beliefs and how to
Do you constantly seek ways to learn new things and develop yourself? What areas of your life do you want to improve in? Working to develop yourself and become successful means that you don’t stop once you’ve achieved one goal—you’re constantly improving yourself or your work. To develop yourself, try the following tips to implement improvements in your life.
Do you have a goal and a plan to achieve yet, for some reason, you fail to follow through on the action part? What do you think is stopping you from executing? How can you follow through with your goals? Once you’ve developed your goal and have a plan to reach it, it’s time to follow it. But even with a plan, you might delay acting for a variety of reasons. Keep reading for tips on how to follow through with your goals in spite of the fear and obstacles.
Can you really fake it to make it? How does acting as though you’ve already achieved your dream help you push through towards it? The expression “fake it till you make it” might sound cliche, but it’s a powerful way to expedite the journey towards your goals. When you act as though you’ve already achieved your dream, you’ll become better at discerning the opportunities that can help you get there. Here’s how you can start acting as though you’ve already achieved your goals using the “fake it to make it” method
How do you cope with trauma? Do you tend to bury it with distractions or do you ruminate on the pain? What’s a healthy way to release trauma? When you experience something painful, but don’t process it, it diminishes your ability to take on similar or new challenges. That’s why it’s important to put the pain beyond you the sooner the better. Forgiveness is the key to doing so. In this article, you’ll learn how to recognize when you’re holding yourself back and learn two techniques to overcome past hurts and pains.
Do you feel like fear is holding you back from pursuing your dreams? What fears surface when you think about taking action towards your goals? Fear can prevent you from achieving your goals. Everyone has fears, but successful people feel afraid and take action anyway. They also recognize that reaching their goals isn’t just going to happen—they have to be willing to do the necessary work, which often requires sacrifice. In this article, we’ll offer some tips for managing fear and encouraging yourself to do the work in spite of it.