Why we procrastinate and how to fix our patterns

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Source:https://medium.com/ By:Hannah Kowalczyk-Harper Procrastination: we’re all guilty of it. Sometimes you spend more time coming up with excuses to postpone a task than it would take to actually complete it. Why is procrastination so prevalent? Unfortunately, there are several reasons we delay our tasks. But, believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be that […]

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

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Source:https://www.wired.com/ By: EMILY DREYFUSS At TED 2019, neuroscientist Matthew Walker argued that sleep deprivation is having a catastrophic effect on our health and safety—here are all the ways. The whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us. But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee […]

This Is Why You Do Need A (Realistic) Morning Routine.

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Source:https://theascent.pub/ By: Deb Knobelman, PhD Photo by Bailey Zindel on Unsplash Especially if you are a night owl or have ADHD. My son wanted to make his own smoothie yesterday. He drinks a lot of smoothies. And at 10 years old, he is perfectly capable of making his own. I make him almost the exact same combination every day. […]

What Happens When You Put Down Your Phone.

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Source:https://medium.com/ By:Irina Achim Photo by Flo Karr on Unsplash You’ll look at your father and notice the way in which he’s struggling to find some conversation subject with you because he’s so happy to see you home and you know that you’d better join him in this struggle since his grey hair that stubbornly continues to show comes […]

When Should You Quit?

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Source: https://medium.com/ By:Melissa Chu photo credit: Tobias Zils Quitting has a negative association. We describe it as giving up, being non-committal, or lacking perseverance. When someone quits, it’s easy to assume that the person simply didn’t give it their all. To be sure, quitting prematurely happens too often. Whenever you try something, you’re going to have difficulties. […]

12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours.

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Source:https://medium.com/ By:Larry Kim Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as effective as antidepressants in preventing depression relapses. What is Mindfulness? What may at first seem […]

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

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Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/ by Emerging Technology from the arXiv PEOPLEIMAGES / GETTY / STOCK PHOTO. POSED BY MODEL. You’ve probably seen this effect—perhaps you are a victim of it. You feel alienated from mainstream culture and want to make a statement that you are not part of it. You think about wearing different clothes, experimenting with a […]