Going back as far as I can remember, I was standing up in front of neat rows of dolls and stuffed animals teaching. I have no idea what I was teaching until I started to learn the alphabet, good manners like how to say please and thank you and yes sir and yes ma’am, and how to say the best prayer ever no doubt. All I know is that every time I learned something new I gathered my small clan of students and required their undivided attention. I was a teacher at a very young age, and I can’t think of any time I didn’t want to be a teacher. I was never a dancer in my dreams, which isn’t surprising because I have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time; a nurse, I get a paper cut and think I am dying…no joke, or any of the other professions offered in the 60s or 70s. Nope, I was always in front of a classroom teaching.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I ever wanted to be a doctor. Docters in the 1960s were most men in white coats and quite frankly pretty scary to me.
When I started the process for my doctorate, I went throught the stages of looking for a university, programs, degrees, concentartion, and focus. What I didn’t do was look to see what the difference was between a master’s level degree and a doctorate.
I have checked with my colleagues who went through the doctorate program with me, my professors, the colleagues I teach with presently as well as new students wanting to start their journey towards a doctorate. One thing is common throughout all those conversations: no one could answer the question, what is a doctorate?
a) realistically assess risks b) frustration tolerance c) impulse control d) information gathering e) decision making f) critical thinking g) self-reliance h) personal resourcefulness
Managing anxiety effectively allows for better concentration, clearer thinking and problem solving, better self-esteem, better time management, better job performance, greater receptivity to new ideas, and better just about everything.
a word about depressing times
teach specific skills, especially in clear thinking, effective behavior, and building positive relationships, match and, in some ways, outperform medications in terms of both symptom management and relapse rates
person’s negative and demotivating expectations (i.e. hopelessness), the perception that no amount of effort will yield success (i.e. helplessness), cognitive distortions, faulty attributions, ineffective behavior, poor social skills, low frustration tolerance, poor coping skills, and any of the other many subjective patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that can help form and exacerbate depression. Empowerment is a basic theme in treating depression, and, in that respect, hypnosis can be an invaluable part of the treatment process.
Your self-esteem is your subjective assessment of your value as a human being. It is formed in part by the feedback we get from others, but it is formed to an even larger extent by our beliefs and how they serve as filters for the feedback we get.
thinking about sleep
1. distinguish between analysis and rumination 2. compartmentalization - time management of what needs to be done when 3. establish coping skills with direct and effective problem solving 4. sleep hygiene 5. "mind clearing" "mind focusing"
Lay out tasks, research and important info using these tools.
Google Calendar: Hook up your Gmail to this calendar to keep your tasks in one easily accessible place. Remember the Milk: With this tool you can keep your tasks online or get an application you can keep on your desktop or phone to have your tasks anywhere. https://www.rememberthemilk.com/
Evernote: If you need a way to jot down your thoughts or things you need to get done, this application can be the solution. https://evernote.com/ Toodledo: This helpful to-do list system will ensure you never forget what you need to do again.
Great video tutorial
Bubbl.us: This free mind-mapping software will let you get your thoughts out and share them with others for feedback.
3 free mind maps, web based, collaborative capabilities
Wisemapping: With this free tool you’ll be able to help yourself plot out stories and develop your thoughts more completely.
unlimited, web based, collaborative
Wridea: This tool will help you to manage all of your great story ideas so you can expand on them or reference them later.
FreeMind: Create a database of all your greatest writing ideas using this free software.
ThinkGraph: Try out this application to quickly and easily draw out your mind map the way you want it.
Suffering from a lack of inspiration? A lapse in creativity? Use these tools to get back on track.
The Imagination Prompt Generator: Get helpful prompts to get your creative juices flowing from this site.
Although not academic in nature, it might get you unstuck if you are experiencing writer’s block.
10 minute free write
writing apps like XMind and gingko