mind hacks

Avoid Being 'Too Nice' To Dodge Excessively Needy People

If you are nice to others, people will be nice to you. That’s common sense. But sometimes being overly nice isn’t always the best policy — we can attract the wrong kinds of people by being nice all the time.


How To Motivate Yourself By Living Your Life Like A Movie

Everyone loves movies, and a lot of people wish their life was just like one. Movies excite us, give us a chance to think, and they can even motivate us to live better lives. Well, you’re the main character in your life, and you’re filming your story right now. With the right mindset, you can use that philosophy to tackle whatever scene comes your way.


Make Your Chores Suck Less With The LEGO Principle

Chores can be frustrating because your results disappear so quickly. Dishes get dirty again, toilet paper needs to be replenished, and laundry needs to be done. Make chores more satisfying by ending them with a task that bears more permanent results.


Avoid Being Late For Meetings By Scheduling Your Time Backwards

It’s OK to be late every once in a while, but when it regularly impacts you and others around you, it’s time to fix it. When you know you have to be somewhere at a certain time, count backwards from that point and plan your schedule as honestly as possible.


Build Stronger Groups Of Friends By Linking Them Together

Introducing separate friend groups to each other can be weird. The chemistry might not be there. Past histories might collide. However, by connecting these groups, you could also be creating a stronger social circle.


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.