mind hacks

'Confidence Is The Ability To Move Toward Things Wholeheartedly'

When we think of confidence, it’s hard not to associate it with being successful. Confidence isn’t really about success or failure, though. It’s about jumping in and taking action regardless of what the outcome will be.

How To Instantly Charm Someone You've Never Met Before

When you meet new people, you want to make a good impression and come across as likeable as possible. If turning on the charm is something you struggle with, here are the most important tips and tricks for charming the pants off someone you haven’t met.

Don't Use Preparation As An Excuse To Procrastinate Change

Whether it’s switching jobs, moving to a new city or ending a relationship, change can be scary. Sometimes, we tell ourselves we’re planning for change when we’re actually just putting it off.

Find The Hurdles In A Project Before Procrastinating

Let’s be honest. You’re going to procrastinate at some point. It happens. Before it does, though, spend the time — say, 15-30 minutes — to identify the problems you’ll inevitably face in a project.

Dig Yourself Out Of A Rut By Creating Something

If you’re feeling discouraged, getting started on something new can help. If you’re not sure what to do, just start creating something, anything.

Identify Your Strengths And Weaknesses With The Superpower Exercise

Sometimes we’re more than willing to work on our weaknesses, but the problem is we haven’t taken the time to identify them properly. This exercise has you identify your traits and place them into three distinct categories.

When Experimenting With Productivity Tips, Try Just One At A Time

There are so many great productivity strategies out there, sometimes it’s tempting to try many of them at once. However, for more effective results, try one tip at a time.

Invert The 80/20 Rule To Identify The Causes Of Your Biggest Problems

We’ve all heard of the 80/20 rule (or Pareto Principle) that says 80 per cent of your success will come from 20 per cent of your effort. The inverse, however, is often true as well: 80 per cent of your problems will come from 20 per cent of your circumstances.

Why Thinking Too Long-Term Can Sabotage Your Success

Short-term thinking gets a bad rap when we talk about time management, but if you focus purely on your long-term goals, you might be on the road to burnout. Neglecting your immediate, short-term needs can just stress you out more, despite your meticulous planning.

All The Benefits Of Meditation And Mindfulness According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation offer a host of benefits that we’re still learning about via scientific studies. Information is Beautiful’s infographic below reveals the effects of meditation and mindfulness practices — from boosting concentration to making us more empathetic.