9 Simple Strategies to Reduce Impulsivity

An impulsive person is inclined to do things without putting a lot of thought in their actions. Impulsivity means action without forethought, and without considering the consequences of those actions. Impulsive actions may be poorly thought out, inappropriate, and sometimes even risky. Impulsivity is often the result more serious underlying mental disorders, such as ADHD or personality disorders. Impulsivity is the most common symptom of ADHD.

Impulsivity can be a serious problem, and can sometimes affect the quality of a person’s life. It manifests itself in many different ways. For example, if you have a problem with impulsivity, you can be very impatient. You will have a hard time waiting your turn in line, or waiting for your turn in games, for example. It will also be difficult for you to show restraint in your emotions, which means you will blurt out inappropriate things at inappropriate times, you will interrupt people’s conversations, and you will generally act without regard for your actions’  consequences. Your impulsiveness can also manifest itself as overeating, over shopping, or general overspending.

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5 Ways To Help You Sleep Better Away From Home

Have you ever traveled for a business trip or for a vacation of some sort and you had issues sleeping? Well, it’s no surprise that the hotel room you stayed during vacation or that friend’s house you bunked in was a little bit unfamiliar to you.

Most times it takes some time to get used to that bed that is not yours. But here are a few tips on how you can beat this issue hands down.

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How to Avoid Distractions at Work and Accomplish More

Sometimes you can be tempted to think that your place of work is meant to break you. This is because of the increased amount of distractions that are there.

They come in different ways. For instance: from people, technology, activities in the workplace or even music (that can happen a lot in shops and warehouses).

Imagine you are working then your favorite tune fills the air. Maybe you find yourself nodding your head or tapping your feet. Or – if it’s a shop and it’s Christmas season – thinking “Oh no, not again!”

In any case you can’t help it, you find yourself singing along. Out loud or in your head. Continue reading

How to Stop Eating Ice – 7 Secrets Revealed!

If you have been struggling with the habit of eating ice when you know you’re not hungry or thirsty but you just feel like eating ice is a must-do for you.

Probably you have been looking for a way to stop it but to no avail. This habit is called pagophagia, a form of pica (the medical term for chewing and craving on items without nutritional value).

You need to think about stopping your ice munching habot because of the damage that is attached to it, including cracking of tooth enamel, the risk of getting gum infections, getting low on iron, sliding into an eating disorder, etc. In this article, I will show you 7 secrets to stop eating ice completely.

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How To Stop Feeling Anxious In A Car

Anxiety and panic attacks while in a car are some of the most popular and common forms of panic disorder and they happen to a lot of people. This stems mostly from bad experiences such as experiencing traffic accidents or from generally too much anxiety and stress including the fact that you’re not in control of the situation.

Nevertheless, panic disorders while traveling should be avoided so as not to cause severe anxiety disorders in the future. If you can set yourself free of them, then you can possibly go to places and open up new possibilities for yourself without fear.

Here are some ways to help you stop feeling anxious while in a car:

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Seven Tips for Overcoming Nervousness When Speaking to a Group

Do you get nervous while speaking to a group? Are you interested in speaking more confidently and freely in public? If you answered yes to both these questions then you ought to read further to learn how to speak in front of a group without being nervous.

While we may sometimes fail to admit it, being nervous while speaking affects quite a number of us. We may get nervous and fail to articulate clearly, sweat, breathe in an uncontrolled manner or even panic.

Being nervous while speaking often derails our professional or personal life hence we should try to overcome it and speak more confidently and freely. The silver lining though is that with these seven tips then you should be able to overcome your fear of addressing a group of people.

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How Not to be Boring in a Conversation

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone or a group of people, but nobody seemed to be interested in whatever you said?

Well, this clearly shows that your contributions were boring or off topic.

This might be so frustrating and thus calls for a recap of your conversation techniques. There are so many things that you can do to enhance your conversation abilities. These are the things that will make your contributions so captivating in any conversation that you may take part in. the following are the points on how not to be boring in a conversation.

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Adulting: How to Become a Grown Up Without Stopping Being You

It’s not always easy becoming grown up. Sure, there are some people who seem to be permanently old even when they’re still taking lessons at school. But most of us would prefer to stay young and that usually means not being too adult too often.

There’s a fine line here.

Being too childish too often can backfire.

But being permanently serious means you’ll probably miss out on quite a bit of fun.

Fortunately, adulting can be fun as well. Not every single adult is serious all the time (honest).

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Parents – The Real Leaders When it Comes to Dealing With Teenagers

Family is vital part of any human’s life. And as a parent, you would almost certainly like to shape your teenage son into a respectful and confident gentleman with good values and qualities.

And you, as a parent, have a simple and yet a very difficult job to do – to show him the differences between right and wrong, guide him in the right direction and yet let him use his (fairly) rational mind to make his decisions.

The psychology of a teenage boy is unpredictable and often erratic:

Simple, Effective Ways to Turn Off Your Gag Reflex

The human gag reflex is a natural occurrence that allows our body to reject unwanted intrusions. It’s a survival instinct that’s been built in to us since the year dot.

If you swallow something too large, your body will try to reject it. Those are the pharyngeal muscles going to work to save your life so you don’t choke to death.

The gag reflex often happens at the dentist or when you experience someone vomiting near you. Strong odours or chemical smells can also trigger your gag reflex. Some people even react to the sound of someone being sick.

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