The second, constantly-recurring event, is the fact that when I assign papers to students, I always specify a time. I used to require papers due at midnight. Time after time, I would get the bulk of these papers between 11:55-11:59 pm, and some would be late—a few minutes after midnight. (I don’t penalize, but perhaps I should?) I now make papers due at 10 pm—I want them to get some sleep! … [Read more...] about Are You a Procrastinator, or Just Efficient?
Procrastination for time management
It may seem silly: Why would you let a to-do list hijack your brain? But it’s actually pretty simple—your brain doesn’t just see a to-do list, it sees the threat of scarcity: not enough time, not enough energy, not enough magical ability to fit everything into 24 hours. Or it sees the threat of failing, the threat of disappointing others, the threat of feeling like you’re not doing enough. … [Read more...] about 8 Strategies to Manage Overwhelming Feelings
Remember the Big Pictureresilience. Like a muscle, resilience can be strengthened over time. Brain development and maturation are continuing to proceed. Although it may feel like so much of our lives are at a standstill, learning and growth are not. And remember, though we may not yet know the details of what our post-COVID lives will look like, we can say with certainty that what we are going through now will not last forever. … [Read more...] about Managing Parent Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19
Laughter is a great stress reliever. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can stimulate your organs, as it improves the intake of oxygen and enhances your heart, lungs, and muscles while at the same time increases the endorphins released by your brain. It can also enhance your immune system by releasing neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially serious diseases. Humor helps us deal with difficult situations and also improves our mood. So have a laugh today! … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Gaining Perspective During Trying Times
12. Shellfish Mussels, clams and oysters are rich in amino acids like taurine, which has been shown to have potential mood-boosting properties . Taurine and other amino acids are needed to produce neurotransmitters like dopamine, which are essential for regulating the stress response. … [Read more...] about Stressed During Lockdown? Dark Chocolate, Herbal Tea And Garlic Can Help You Feel Better