mind hacks

Write Your First Draft Like No One Will Read It To Beat Writer's Block

Writer’s block happens for many reasons, but fear of reader judgement is a big one. To overcome this, write your first draft for no one but yourself.


The Benefits Of Intentionally Failing On Your Diet

I’ve listened to many reasons people fail on diets. One of the most cited is “life got in the way.” A wedding, bachelor party or happy hour can derail even those who claim the highest of willpower. Here’s a solution that’s so simple it’s often overlooked.


Write Down Things You're Grateful For To Build Your Own Happiness

Gratitude isn’t a trait that society pushes us to nurture too much. But if you’re finding a general negative attitude too pervasive in your life, try starting a gratitude journal. Even if you don’t feel like it.


'Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time'

A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of our time.


Find Out If You're Ready To Move To A New Place With A Simple Equation

Moving can be a huge pain, especially if you’re indecisive about whether you really want to move at all. Using a simple formula — or adapting it to your liking — can help you logically determine if it’s time to uproot your life or not.


Get Rid Of The 'Positive Posse' To Find Better Feedback

It’s only natural to want to surround yourself with people who believe in you. If you only allow people with positive things to say to get close, however, can result in choosing your friends based on how they make you feel, rather than ones who challenge you to improve.


How To Factor Your Personality Into Your Decision-Making

As much logic as you put into your decisions, your personality will always affect the way you make a choice. Combined with maturity and experience, individual personality is an inevitable factor, but proactive self-awareness can help you weigh how much your decision-making process is influenced by your individuality.


What I Learnt About Dealing With People From Playing Games Online

Video games are more than just an entertaining time sink. Take them online and they can even teach us a few things about how to interact with other people. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learnt from online games about dealing with people in real life.


The Under-Appreciated Benefits Of Creative Consistency

It’s familiar advice to anyone who pursues creative endeavours: the typical creative process isn’t one punctuated by bursts of brilliance, but is instead a long term development of a consistent work habit. Consistency doesn’t count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot.


Leave Your Desk When Working On Conceptual Tasks

Timing can affect how well you perform specific types of work. Similarly, your environment can have an impact on certain tasks. For work that requires brainstorming, consider getting up from your desk.