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?”

How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution

The start of a new year feels significant, as we can easily look back over the last 12 months and sum up our successes and failures. The idea of ‘starting fresh’ in a new year is attractive, but considering how many resolutions fail to stick, there has to be more than that to making longContinue reading “How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution”

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”

When Do Your Priorities Become Your Distractions?

I was listening to the Minimalists podcast the other day and something Joshua said really struck me. He explained that there wasn’t a plural to the word ‘priority’ until quite recently, in the last century or so. The idea that a multitude of things can be extremely important to us is a modern invention, butContinue reading “When Do Your Priorities Become Your Distractions?”

Clear Your Mind to Reach Creativity – Manoush Zomorodi

It is one of life’s universal truths that the most creative, random thoughts come to us in the shower. But why? And can you take these creative moments with you? Humans are really good at processing information. We spend a lot of our days “plugged in” to video, radio, television, social media, conversation, hundreds ofContinue reading “Clear Your Mind to Reach Creativity – Manoush Zomorodi”

Mindfulness 101: Stop emotions controlling your life

At its most basic mindfulness is a technique to step back from stress and emotion, to allow yourself to return to rational thought. Stepping out of your emotional state can be really beneficial in times of stress, allowing you to make better decisions. Try this quick excersise: try to think about how your body isContinue reading “Mindfulness 101: Stop emotions controlling your life”