Fresh Ideas for Spring
A Q&A with one of the pioneering researchers studying the link between exposure to green environments and more than a sense of well-being, as well as some ideas for getting back to nature.
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>> Meeting Deadlines
>> The Discipline
Technique that Works Like Magic
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>> Keep Track of
Your Time--and Possessions
>> When It's More than
Q: My professors
say my ideas are great, but my grades suffer because I hand in
my assignments late. Do you have any
A: To change your behavior, you must
start placing as much value on the timely completion of your
assignments as you do on their overall quality. List the
characteristics that make you proud of your work-it's
original, unconventional, and so on-and add "completed on
time" to that list. In addition, set deadlines for completing
portions of each assignment, rather than thinking only of the
project's final due date. Finally, schedule appointments with
your professors to get feedback about your ideas, discuss an
outline, or review your progress. This holds you
accountable-and shows your professors that you've gotten
serious about meeting deadlines.
-SANDY MAYNARD, AD/HD
coach, Washington, D.C.
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As the weather warms up
and flowers bloom all around, we need little incentive to
linger outdoors. But exposure exposure to green
environments can provide more than a
sense of well-being--it may actually curb
symtoms of ADD. In this e-newsletter, we offer a Q&A
with one of the pioneering researchers studying this
link, as well as some ideas for getting back to
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Studies led by University
of Illinois researcher Frances Kuo,
Ph.D., have linked time spent in natural
surroundings to an increased ability to focus. Recently,
ADDitude spoke with Dr. Kuo and asked her what we
need to know to make the most of this benefit for ourselves
and our kids.
"Green time" can help you focus,
excercise produces endorphins, and sunlight may help "program"
our brains improve our sleep and mood patterns. Dr. Quinn
explores the triple benefit of exercising outdoors on a sunny
Outdoor Exercise Tips
and tending a garden is a great way to spend time
outdoors-especially if you can avoid the headache of hours of
weeding. Follow FlyLady's simple guidelines and recapture the
joy in yardwork.
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