Motivation

Managing Familial Expectations

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Alienation, Anxiety, Couples & Family, Motivation | 0 comments

Managing Familial Expectations

Managing Familial Expectations As Seen in Anton New Healthy Living Section September 19 – September 23rd, 2018 As much as anyone might wish they could peer into the future, no one has a crystal ball. Fear of the unknown is a significant stressor because our ability to plan for the future is limited and thus we feel less in control of our lives. Many of us cope with this unsettling fear by creating expectations. We approach every day with a huge array of them in place to help us assume what we can count on and look forward to. These predictions relieve stress because they give us...

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Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Couples & Family, Motivation, Video Game Addiction | 0 comments

Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch

Why Are Some Young Adults Failing To Launch As Seen in Anton News Health Living Section August 22nd – August 28th, 2018   Many young people today are having difficulties transitioning from adolescence to the self-sufficiency and responsibilities of adulthood. Parents of these children who have failed-to-launch (FTL) feel both emotionally and financially drained because their children seemingly have little motivation to move through life. Their kids feel ashamed and isolated while they are often criticized for being overindulgent and weak.   Young adults today have grown up in...

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Motivating The Low Achieving Young Adult

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Couples & Family, Motivation | 0 comments

Motivating The Low Achieving Young Adult

By Jeremy Skow, LMHC, CASAC, MBA           Young adults, with few exceptions, are motivated. It may not be the sort of motivation their parents want to see ­ to be ambitious, to work harder, to achieve more, to be self­starters ­ but they are certainly motivated to do what they want (pleasure) and avoid what they don’t want (work). From a therapeutic perspective, therefore, the ‘unmotivated young adult’ problem is actually the ‘dissatisfied parent’ problem. The focus should then be on helping the parents to determine how to get their objectives to align.           To begin...

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Have Fun While Staying In Shape

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Motivation | 1 comment

Have Fun While Staying In Shape

Many of us feel we need to be in better shape.  Many of us say we want to lose weight.  A Nielsen survey revealed that weight loss and fitness made up 69% of all 2015 New Year’s resolutions.  It’s interesting to note that, while in January you may have had to wait to use your favorite elliptical machine or dumb bells at the gym, by now you are now likely able to start your workout right away.  Why is that?  A study by the University of Scranton suggested that only 8% of us actually achieve our New Year’s goals.  The truth is that it’s hard maintaining the motivation.  Exercising is hard...

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