Category: Performance

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Prioritize Success with Effective Goal-Setting: Performance Tips

Prioritize Success with Effective Goal-Setting: Performance Tips

Set Goals Towards Specific Aspects One way to improve performance is by setting goals to direct your attention to specific aspects of the task you are engaged in. When setting a goal, start by identifying the long-term outcome that you want to achieve. Then, break that down into short-term process and performance goals. Outcome goals...

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Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Young men are experiencing quarter-life crises at an alarming rate. Men are struggling to graduate college, step into the workforce, step into independent adulthood, and deal with adversity and setbacks in life. But what is behind this epidemic of failure to launch guys? Psych Bytes presents a multi-part series exploring the changing landscape of the teenage...

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Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Pre-Performance Routines An often under-utilized, yet effective, strategy to consistently perform at a high level is the use of a standardized, pre-performance routine (AKA, a PPR). A PPR can help individuals in any domain increase attentional focus, minimize distractions, and expedite the use of automated or well-learned behaviors. These consequences are extremely beneficial to those...

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Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Creating a Mindset for Success When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is. If you don’t believe you can improve or grow, whether it be in terms of your athletic, academic, or professional ability, then guess what –...

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The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

HOW DOES ANXIETY IMPACT SLEEP? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares itself for action. So of course it is hard to sleep. TIPS TO IMPROVE ANXIETY AT BEDTIME Make Your Bedroom...

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Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing System

Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing System

Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. There are several factors that might contribute to this difficulty. First, you have to create a system for your papers. If you do not have a system...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1 For individuals who are shy or have social anxiety, it can be very hard to feel comfortable interacting in social situations. These situations can range from one-on-one conversations, group meetings, social events, or performance situations. Oftentimes, it is difficult to speak up or express an opinion due...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 2 This series covers several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need to remember and practice at times. Today’s topic is… Pre-Conversation Skills Before even beginning conversations, it...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 3 I have been discussing several skill areas that socially anxious individuals can practice to begin feeling more confident in their ability to face anxiety-provoking situations. And honestly, these are skills we all need to remember and practice at times. Today’s topic is… Conversation Skills Many people with social...