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Psychology for Everyone

How Lying Affects Relationships – Trust is Essential in Relationships

Interpersonal relationships are so important. Having people in your life is essential to feeling connected and happy. When we have trouble in relationships, it affects our mood, our feelings of success, and our interest in activities.

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Montreal Flood – How We Manage a Crisis vs Long Term Problems

There is a difference between crisis management and regular problem solving. Crisis situations like loss of a home, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or loss of a relationship are defined by the acute pain they cause. The flooding in Montreal caused over 700 people to be forced from their homes, creating a crisis situation for the city.

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The Path of Least Resistance Hinders Success – Valuable Outcomes Take Work

Hard work. Something that many of us associate with school, career, and family life. We are taught that we need to put in effort to reap the rewards of life. But on a practical level, what we often see are people looking for the easy route. The “for Dummies” line of books is a perfect example. We want the answer pre-packaged and delivered to our door with no effort required. How does that affect our psyche?

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Understand Your Passion – How to Find Interest in Life

What is interesting about people who are passionate about something, is that they can often tell you when they became involved in the cause or activity and why. That often gives us the mistaken idea that you need to already know that you are going to be super involved in something before you begin it. Interestingly, the average person engages in hobbies that are accessible to them. So, on some level, your opportunities to be passionate about something are going to be limited (initially) by what you have easy access to.

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Working Hard to Achieve Your Goals – Uncertainty Is Addictive

When something is desirable and easy to attain, we do it. If something is desirable and hard to attain, we work for it. What happens if something is desirable, hard, and and possibly unattainable? We work even harder! Maybe is like an ignition button. It starts our desire to achieve. The more uncertain the desired outcome, the harder we work.

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How to Make Difficult Decisions – Managing Anxiety in Decision Making

Difficult decisions are difficult. When people tell you to just decide, they are not taking into consideration all of the elements that go into making a decision. The problem is, if you are not sure about all the elements, you could fall into the trap of believing that you are the only one that struggle to make decisions. Trust me, that isn’t true.

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Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think of You – Adjust Your Focus

Everyone has an opinion. What makes my opinion more or less important than yours? It all depends on the perspective we take. When you are trying to decide about something, the information that you have will determine the decision that you make. We need to keep in mind, the quality of the decision will depend on the quality of the information we have.

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