mind hacks

Disconnect With A Mental Holiday Before Taking The Real Thing

The point of a holiday is to relax, but it’s hard to take your mind off work even after you leave. Our brains don’t come with a switch — they need to be primed. If all you usually think about is work, then before your next actual holiday, take a mental holiday.


The Importance Of Self-Awareness, And How To Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that’s true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of of a self-help guru’s empty promises, but they are the starting point that leads to every improvement.


Relabel Your Negative Emotions To Better Handle Pressure

Pressure often leads to negative emotions. Relabel those negative feelings to switch your mindset and feel more confident in tackling your situation head-on.


Identify What You Are Shy About To Build Your Personal Brand

Shyness might be a habit you can get over, and you need to do that to build your personal brand. But first you need to understand what you are shy about and then stick to areas of comfort.


Acknowledge The 'Reverse Gap' To Be Happier With Your Life

We all have goals for the future. Most of us tend to think of them in terms like “Once I am financially secure, I’ll be happy.” A better alternative may be to look backwards, instead.


The Difference Between Knowledge And Understanding Is Empathy

RogertEbert.com’s Matt Zoller Seitz has penned an excellent piece on what white privilege really means, in response to all the horribleness that has been happening in Ferguson. He reminds us that there’s a very big difference between knowing something and truly understanding it.


The Daily Shower Review: My Method For Fixing My Repetitive Mistakes

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We all make mistakes. It’s part of being human. Chances are most of us have repeated a mistake many times. To fix these recurrences, I came up with a method that I like to call the Daily Shower Review.


The Complex Links Between Happiness And Motivation

Everyone is fuelled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?


Write 'Morning Pages' By Hand Every Day To Boost Productivity

Author and journalist Julia Cameron claims the secret to a productive day is actually a simple routine. Every morning, take a pen and three blank pages and write down whatever you want to fill those pages.


Overcome Social Anxiety With The 3-Second Rule

Some of us find it hard to just walk up to strangers and start talking — we get anxious and overthink the situation. Avoid the stress by making the decision to go up to the person within 3 seconds.