I read a post by Mark Manson that said there are 2 approaches to improving yourself-
1) The self-improvement junkie. The junkie has this constant gnawing feeling that there’s still some magic tip or technique or piece of information out there that will create their next big breakthrough Continue reading “How do you use Self Help?”
I’ve seen a few things over the last few weeks stating people saying-
“I can’t wait till the New Year so I can relax/get more sleep/start training/sort my life”
I have thought the exact same thing myself. Things have been fairly hectic recently and putting stuff off until January is a great bit of procrastination. Continue reading “Why wait? Get a head start!”
“Too scared to risk failing at something I loved, so I succeeded at something I had no passion for”
The quote above came from a piece in the Guardian on Regrets where Emma Freud posed the question on Twitter “What’s your greatest regret”.
The piece is a very telling read and this quote really stood out. Read it again and take a moment to think about it.
Does it bring something to mind in your own life? Continue reading “What’s stopping you? Step towards your fears”
Have you heard of Parkinson’s Law?
You may not know the name, but you’ll know what it is.
Think back to school or university. You had an essay or paper to do. You were given 4 weeks to complete it and hand it in. However, you started it 2 days before the deadline and handed it in 5 mins before the deadline. Continue reading “Parkinson’s Law – What is it and how to use it”
Do you ever have times when you should be “doing something”, but you find yourself scrolling through Facebook or Instagram?
The scrolling and the “likes” give you a dopamine hit. Dopamine controls the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. It also gets blamed for addiction. Continue reading “Running from your discomfort – try reflecting on it”
Next time you’re on a train. Look around you. Everyone’s on their phones. It’s a bit eerie!
That pocket-sized supercomputer that contains your life. 1,270 times faster than the Apollo 11 guidance computer that guided man to the moon in 1969.
I often say –
“What the hell did we do before mobile phones?”
It’s difficult to remember. You had to make arrangements to meet someone and stick to it. Actually turn up on time. You had to use a map or ask for directions. You carried a separate camera. Continue reading “Phones – Weapons of Mass Distraction”
Do you ever hear the phrase “I’ll do it tomorrow” or do you even say it to yourself. It is very, very likely that you have or you do! Yep, procrastination!
Why do we do that? Why do we put things off? Generally it is because we don’t really want to do it.
You need to sort that pile of clothes out on the bedroom floor. The pile has been there for weeks, it has been bugging you, you intended to sort it out but there are a million other things to do that are just a little more interesting and must be done first. Continue reading “I’ll do it tomorrow – Procrastination”