mind hacks

Avoid Accumulating 'Truth Debt' By Comparing Honesty With Money

It can be easy to lie — especially when you’re trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation — but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.


Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes With This Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental workout helps you refocus and visualise success in tough times, and it only takes 100 seconds of your day to complete.


Five Ways To Bounce Back From A Horrible Day

Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude.


Overcome Procrastination By Writing Down All Of Its Side Effects

It’s important to find the cause of your procrastination, but it’s equally important to identify all of the aspects of your life it affects. Writing down and analysing your procrastination habits can help you see how it could be negatively affecting your life in ways far beyond your work.


Boost Your Morale By Exercising Your Willpower

If you’re in a bad mood, it can be tough to see a way out of a low. Try taking on a goal that requires a lot of willpower; accomplishing it will boost your sense of self-control and morale.


Don't Be Shy: Others Are Too Busy Worrying About Themselves To Notice

Next time you’re at the gym working out, meeting someone new, or out for the first time in a new outfit, remember that most other people are preoccupied thinking about themselves, so they’re not paying attention to you and your worries.


Dilbert's Scott Adams On Willpower: Have Systems, Not Goals

We tend to look at willpower as this magical force inside of us that we either have or we don’t. In a recent interview, Scott Adams — Dilbert creator and frequent advice giver — explains that willpower is actually a finite resource, and there’s a way to get what you need done without draining it all.


Reduce Your Wardrobe Choices To Avoid Decision Fatigue

Anyone who has seen Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg give presentations has probably asked why these wealthy, successful people wear the same clothes all the time. Here’s one good reason: avoiding decision fatigue.


How To Change Your Self-Perception To Leverage Your Hidden Strengths

Our self-perceptions are often instilled in us before we have a say in them. Learning to change how we see ourselves helps us find our hidden strengths, or improve weaknesses we didn’t know we had, to get along better in life.


Prevent Future Anxiety By Practising Misfortune Now

In times of comfort, we usually enjoy the ride for as long as possible. Instead, we should prepare for when things sour. By experiencing the worst-case scenario, you realise you can get through it. This knowledge, reminiscent of stoicism, will soothe your anxieties.