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Men’s Health Week 15 – 21 June 2015

“MoMENts In Time”

From infancy to old age, women are simply healthier than men. 

Out of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer's disease, which many men don't live long enough to develop. 

Although the gender gap is closing, men still die five years earlier than their wives, on average.

While the reasons are partly biological, men's approach to their health play...

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5 Ways to help your relationship last

Have you heard? People are actually staying together longer. The percentage of marriages which end in divorce in the first ten years has fallen from 49 per cent in 1980 to 42 per cent in 2011 while the number of marriages that fail after 20 years is increasing – from 20 to 28per cent over the same period.   Now don’t be confused – it is not that longer marriages are failing more now than in the past. Rather, it is the case that people are staying together longer before...

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Have fun overcoming procrastination

Procrastination Equation Effectiveness X Value Impulsiveness X Delay Now let’s look at the other elements in the procrastination equation. If the task you are trying to complete holds little value for you, you may find it hard to get started and keep going. For example, many people find it hard to keep their ca...

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Still Procrastinating

You may recall from my last post, the procrastination equation: Effectiveness X Value Impulsiveness X Delay To recap this means that your level of procrastination is determined by how effective you find yourself at the task multiplied by how much you value the task divided by how easily distracted you are ( impulsiveness) times how long you have to complete the task. All very well you may say, but what can I do about it?!? In the ne...

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Effectiveness Equation

You may recall from my last post, the procrastination equation:

Effectiveness X Value Impulsiveness X Delay

To recap this means that your level of procrastination is determined by how effective you find yourself at the task multiplied by how much you value the task divided by how easily distracted you are ( impulsiveness) times how long you have to complete the task.  All very well you may say, but what can I do about it?!?

In the next posts...

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The Procrastination Equation

I’ve recently been reading The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel. He presents a very interesting argument that procrastination can actually displayed as a mathematical formula. Not being that strong in maths, I was a bit sceptical. Basically the formula goes like this. Expectancy X Value over Delay X Impulsiveness It didn’t make a lot of sense to me until I looked at the components off the formula around a task I often put off---taxes! When I file my tax return,...

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Counsellor or Psychologist?

You are distressed and would like some assistance. Do you go to a psychologist or a counsellor? What’s the difference? They each work in different ways and it is important to understand the difference. Psychologists have at least 4 years of university training in the science of behaviour and development and may also have a Master’s degree. A psychologist is able to diagnose conditions such as post natal depression or bi-polar through the use of diagnostic tests and other metho...

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The Kind Word

Yesterday I was at the store when a mum came in with her small child. The child was crying and screaming—the end of a long day it seemed. The mum was trying her best to finish her shopping and placate her child. As I passed I said to her, “ the hardest job in the world and you are doing great”. Her eyes filled with tears. “That’s the first kind word I’ve heard today. Thank you” How often do we have the opportunity to say those kind words, but hold them back? Why is it that we ca...

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