Lessons from The Marshmallow Test: How to work in a world of instant gratification

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You’re not going to like what I’m about to say. Here goes!
They key to doing well at school (and in life) is to become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.

The time has come to embrace boredom, anxiety, pain, and confusion.

Resist the urge to escape these uncomfortable mental states. Don’t distract yourself.
If you can sit […]

The art of taming negative emotions: 10 ways to feel better

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Are you struggling to get work done at home? Find yourself procrastinating?
Before you start googling ‘Time management techniques’, consider this . . .
According to Associate Professor Tim Pychyl, procrastination isn’t a time management issue. It’s actually an emotion management issue.
This means if you can get a better handle on your emotions, […]