psychology

Overcome TV Show Binge-Watching With A Lesson In Plot

When it comes to the ease of streaming entire TV series, I think many of us can attest to experiencing “just one more episode” syndrome. If you can’t seem to stop your TV show streaming marathon, learning about the plot lines that hook you in can help you break away and get some decent sleep.


Focus On Opportunity, Not Excuses, When Reaching Financial Goals

Ever read a success story or a bit of financial advice and said: “that’s great, but it won’t work for me”? Focusing on what doesn’t work for you won’t get you very far. To better reach your financial goals, focus less on those excuses and more on making opportunities.


Rally A Team Together By Giving Them A Narrow Focus

Getting a group of people to work together or generate ideas is never a simple task. One of the best ways to get everyone on the same page is to give them only one or two directions to choose from.


How To Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble

Let’s say you’re feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can’t find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You’re in good company — most people are in the same boat.


Set A 90-Minute Timer To Avoid A Shopping Haze

We’ve discussed our limited supply of willpower before. Our willpower might also have a time limit. Forbes reports that, when we’re shopping, our brains tend to zone out after 90 minutes, making us susceptible to overspending.


Learn The Formula To A Funny Story For Your Next Presentation

Unless you’re a natural comedian, it’s hard to come up with your own comedic material. This three-step formula helps anyone come up with an easily-scripted joke.


Approach New Habits With Curiosity, Not Fantasies

When you try to form a new habit, it’s easy to slip into thoughts of how much better everything will be when you lock it down. Instead of getting caught up in the fantasy, let the curiosity of how changing feels motivate you.


Better Yourself By Understanding Why You Don't Like Certain People

Try as we might, there’s always somebody either at work or in our personal life that we just don’t care for. By identifying their main quality that puts you off, you can use it as an opportunity to make yourself better.


Stop Making Excuses For Your Partner -- It's Killing Your Relationship

We rationalise away what’s bothering us when we want a relationship to work. But weblog Her Campus says that chances are the things we rationalise are the biggest problems that can hurt our relationships in the end.


Plan Anxiety-Reducing Routines Around Your Triggers

Anxiety can ruin your day if you don’t know how to properly manage it. Lifehack.org recommends planning to exercise a time out when you see a trigger coming.