The Multitasking Myth

It’s often said that multitasking is not good in terms of performance or results. We should focus on one thing at a time if we are to be efficient and get more things done. We shouldn’t try to take on too many things at once, or we won’t finish anything....

Stress and the Passage of Time

There are quite a few sources of stress out there, like a job, a co-worker, a quota given or a deadline. It seems the older we get, the more stressors we encounter. Time compounds, and so does the stress. In fact, many times, it is time itself that is causing...

Cognitive Dissonance

There is a theory in psychology called cognitive dissonance where a conflict occurs within a person due to two or more modes of thought. Cognitive dissonance arises when behaviors don’t match beliefs. And this often leads to unwarranted stress.  For example, I know that oreos are not good. Well, they...

Growth Mindset

In my blog post about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I talk about clinically proven ways to change the way we think, feel and behave. All three affect one another, but ultimately it is our thoughts that dictate our feelings and actions. It is our mindset that drives everything in our lives....

The Primacy Effect

There is a phenomenon in psychology known as the primacy effect. This concept illustrates why it is a good idea to create a morning routine. Or to tackle your most important work early in the day. Reason being, the primacy effect is the observation that we tend to remember the...