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Six Common Reasons for Lack of Motivation

April 18, 2012 · 15 Comments

imageMotivation is a process that controls and maintains certain behaviors. Eating chocolate, exercising, studying, and avoiding triggers to prevent an alcoholic relapse all require motivation. Everyone experiences lack of motivation from time to time. Staring at a stack of books not wanting to study, seeing a pile of dishes in the sink and not feeling like doing them or skipping going to the gym because you don’t feel like it are all signs of lack of motivation. More →

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Signs of Perfectionism

April 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

imageMany believe perfectionism means “being perfect” or “doing things perfectly”. However, perfectionism is actually the pressure we put on ourselves to reach unattainable standards. These standards are almost never reached because they are unrealistic, leaving the person feeling like a failure. Many South Asians believe perfectionism is a strong and highly valued quality to have. Some do not recognize that they are perfectionists, believing that unreasonable standards are normal and commonplace. More →

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South Asian Parents: Eleven Tips to Increase Happiness

March 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

imageIt is safe to say that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs someone can have in a lifetime. The demands exist around the clock, the appreciation comes years later and the stress of being a good parent can take a toll on physical and emotional health.

While most parents are thrilled to have children and grow their family, research has shown that overall happiness declines for parents because of how stressful the job is. More →

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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Self-EsteemLow self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their positive attributes.

Children, teens, men and women can all experience low self-esteem. More →

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