More Ideas About How To Handle Low Will + Low Skill

In the last posts I have introduced Stephen Covey’s skill-will matrix that has been extremely helpful both for individual change and leadership development programs. Today I will continue with ideas for handling the challenging situation when one has Low skill + Low will. In this situation it is important to get direction. This should preferably […]

Erikson’s 8 Stages Of Development That Have To Be Mastered To Avoid Identity Crisis

This post summarizes Erikson’s 8 stages of development over the lifespan. Each stage poses new challenges that have to be resolved to progress to the next phase or leading to identity crisis and potential problems: 1 Infancy: Trust vs Mistrust. In this stage, infants require a great deal of attention and comfort from their parents leading them to […]

Important Dimensions In Adult Self-Efficacy Impact Your Level Of Self-esteem

Self-efficacy can improve self-esteem. The necessary characteristics for optimal self-efficacy changes during life mirroring the different competencies needed to function well. Last weeks’ posts hint important dimensions we can add to our lives to increase our self-efficacy, namely, the importance of:  Curiosity Exploration and play Role models in thinking and behavior The learning environment Problem-solving Interpersonal skills […]

More About How To Get More Acceptance, ACT, In Your Life

Acceptance and commitment-therapy, ACT, is one of two major parallel developments from the mindfulness movement. The aim of the exercises is to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept these as appropriate responses to certain situations. ACT, and CBT in general, focuses on that we have to make […]

About The Cursed Connection Between Exhaustion & Abilities

Today’s post is about the curse of being gifted, having abilities and talents and the common connection to stress and exhaustion. One reason why exhausted people find it difficult to keep their activity level down even when exhausted is that they often feel comfortable and good with a high level of activity. Just like an […]

More ideas About how To Handle Procrastination When You Have Low Will and High Skills

In the last posts I have introduced Stephen Covey’s skill-will matrix that has been extremely helpful both for individual change and leadership development programs. Today I continue with ideas for handling the challenging situation when one has: Low will + High skills, e.g. procrastinating behavior: Start with a small step, persist with the task regardless […]

Why Parents’ Caring Skills Then Matters For Well-being Today

Another important dimension about feelings is how we learn to regulate them, that is, how we can decrease the strength and impact of negative emotions and increase presence and experiences of positive emotions. As children we have the potential to learn to regulate emotions, to increase or decrease the strength of feelings. Particularly important experiences […]