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Answer The 'Miracle Question' To Overcome Your Fitness Lows

The “miracle question” is a thought experiment that’s used in solutions-focused brief therapy. It’s designed to shift your focus on how helpless you feel to being able to see positive solutions and good things that are happening. Here’s how it can work for you.


The 'Chemistry' Of Building Better Habits

There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate a chemical reaction and spark a fire is not present.


Should We All Be Having Two Sleeps Per Day?

Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.


Move Past Your Biggest Regrets With This Self-Compassion Exercise

As much as you might try to live with no regrets, they can still rear their ugly head from time to time. If you’re tired of carrying the weight of your past, this “self-compassion letter” writing exercise can help you grow from even your biggest regrets.


Make A Memorable First Impression With Unusual Answers To Basic Questions

What good is a great first impression if that person doesn’t remember you tomorrow? If you want to stand out in their memory, do something that goes against the norm.


10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs

Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.


Make A Mental Highlight Reel Of Your Best Workouts To Power Through Your Slumps

If you’re in a bad mood at the start of a workout, or if you’re dreading what’s to come, you’re more likely to have a miserable experience. But if you remember your best days at the gym, or your favourite finish-line moments, you can use those to set the scene when you begin.


7 Misconceptions About Creativity And How To Harness It

We’ve all been there. That enchanting, mysterious moment when the muse strikes. Creativity is intoxicating. It’s frenetic. And — not to sound crass — it’s profitable. Unfortunately, creativity is also fickle: the more you chase it, the harder it is to catch.


Practice Keeping Your Cool With Your Most Annoying Critics

When some obnoxious jerk is getting on your case, the best thing to do might be to ignore them. However, if you could use some practice keeping your cool, then they might be an opportunity to give it a shot.


Four Rules I Followed To Stop Being A Pushover And Make Myself More Powerful

You know those people who apologise for everything, and you point it out to them, and then they apologise for apologising? Yep, that’s me. I’ve been a pushover my whole life, but the older I get, the sicker of it I get. I finally decided to do something about it.


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