I’ve been recently reading through Thrive by Rob Kelly. It covers many subjects (which I will definitely be writing about in the future) but one of the most striking concepts I have seen so far has been to do with the Locus of Control. The general principle is that we each build up a systemContinue reading “Locus of Control”
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Beat Procrastination… Tomorrow?
The prospect of doing something is often more intimidating than the actual act of doing it. In a world seemingly designed to distract us, it is really easy to defer something awkward or difficult to another time, imagining that our future self will be better equipped to handle the task. In general terms we avoidContinue reading “Beat Procrastination… Tomorrow?”
Inspiration – Does it matter?
After a long day work, doing some chores, eating and sitting down I’ve started to feel really un-inspired to write. With nothing in mind to write about it made that starting step that much harder. So after short break from writing I noticed I’d been going against some other the advice from master habit-maker JamesContinue reading “Inspiration – Does it matter?”
The Taste Gap – Why Everything You Make Sucks.
You know what you like. We naturally form an opinion about everything we consume, consciously or subconsciously, as we form a ‘taste’ for things. For many people embarking on a creative endeavour this can highlight the differences between things you enjoy, and your own creations. This difference is known as the ‘taste gap.’ You mightContinue reading “The Taste Gap – Why Everything You Make Sucks.”
Fall Asleep in 5 Minutes
Getting a good night’s sleep can be elusive for many. A stressful day or a noisy environment can easily keep you awake. Reason enough for the US military to train their soldiers to fall asleep more easily. They reported that 96% of the people they trained over 6 weeks could consistently fall asleep within 5Continue reading “Fall Asleep in 5 Minutes”
Supercharge Your Memory with a Mind Palace
The human mind has an amazing power of recall. People have been know to remember things for more than 90 years. Memory masters can recall entire decks of cards. However your memory always seems to fail at the worst moments. If you’re under pressure, and/or have nothing to take notes with, it might be worthContinue reading “Supercharge Your Memory with a Mind Palace”
Willpower – A Finite Mental Resource?
Every time you decide to do something you’re not excited about, you’re using willpower, be it making a difficult phone call, saying no to a donut, or getting ready to go to the gym. Willpower requires mental effort, and mental resources. There’s a reason that most of us slip up and run out of willpowerContinue reading “Willpower – A Finite Mental Resource?”
Discover your Chronotype with The Sleep Doctor
Lack of quality sleep can be debilitating, as any new parent can attest to. We’re often told ‘you need 8 hours of sleep’ but this thinking was first introduced 80 years ago. With the help of Dr Michael Breus aka ‘The Sleep Doctor’ you can transform your sleep with one piece of information. Your ‘Chronotype’Continue reading “Discover your Chronotype with The Sleep Doctor”
10,000 Steps – The Marketing Tool That Became the Goal
In 1965 a Japanese Doctor released a pedometer, and named it ‘Manpo-Kei’ which literally translates as 10,000 steps. A great piece of marketing, but with no real science backing. 10,000 steps is however a useful target for many people, as it stretches you to be more active than usual, especially for those in office-based sedentaryContinue reading “10,000 Steps – The Marketing Tool That Became the Goal”
Face Any Adversity By Embracing Stillness – Ryan Holiday
You wouldn’t necessarily think that advice from almost 2000 years ago would resonate with how we live today, but here’s a quote from Seneca, a Roman philosopher ‘Here I am with a babel of noise going on all about me, I have lodgings right over a public bathhouse. Now imagine to yourself every kind of soundContinue reading “Face Any Adversity By Embracing Stillness – Ryan Holiday”