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It turns out that all the things that you’re avoiding; all the things that make you feel like you’re being unproductive, could actually improve your focus. The reason you haven’t realized before is that struggling …

I was sixteen years old, sleeping on a mattress on the floor next to my grandma’s bed. Yaya, we called her. We were spending the summer in the North of Spain. She had a house …

All of those decisions you have to make — the ones that keep you up at night and prevent you from being present — they’re not worth the worry. According to the laws of physics, you …

Over the past few years I’ve mainly read non-fiction books; self-help books about psychology, entrepreneurship, productivity, all within the ambit of self-improvement. But what I hadn’t realized is that reading fiction is also highly conducive to self-improvement. …

There are days where I manage to check everything off my to-do list. And there are days where I don’t even come close. You’ve probably experienced that feeling. It gets to about 4:00 pm and …

The start of a relationship is always exciting. You’re getting to know someone new from scratch. There’s so much to learn about them that every day is exciting. You feel butterflies in your stomach every …

Like most people, you probably have a handful of ‘idols’ that you look up to. People who you admire and aspire to be like. You read their writing, you watch their interviews, you listen to …

People fall out of love with their partners every day. Nobody goes into a relationship knowing the day will come. You know it could come, but you don’t feel that it could; at least not right now. And it’s confusing when it happens. You’re still the …

I admit it — I’ve taken sleep for granted. Ever since I was little, I was prone to FOMO (fear of missing out). I’d wait for my brother and sister to fall asleep so I could …

Photo: Sophiaonline We’re all living through a troubling time. You’re not alone. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to Covid-19 is greater than the increase caused by the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment …

This is the first time I’ve considered New Year’s resolutions. Usually, I do my best to uphold Benjamin Franklin’s advice: “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” — Benjamin Franklin If I don’t like …

Ultimately, as human beings, we’re all pursuing the same thing; happiness. As Anne Frank once said: “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Most …

There are times in life where you experience hardship. Maybe it’s an illness in the family, maybe it’s a death. Maybe it’s a global pandemic, or you’re struggling to find work. Sadly, hardship is an …

The hardest thing about going through a pandemic in your 20s is exactly that — you’re in your 20s. You’re at an age where your ‘real’ life hasn’t really started yet. You’re just starting your …

The year is finally rounding off. Many people have had a tough time; most at least a discomforting one. Your plans may have been canceled or postponed, and you may not have achieved everything that …

At the outset, I must clarify, that I don’t intend to compare the covid-19 pandemic to the Second World War, nor am I equating Anne Frank’s situation to lockdown. But between March and May 2020, …

“If you don’t like climbing mountains, I promise the peak has nothing more to offer you” — Taylor Foreman I’ve never really understood why people who don’t typically enjoy running sign up for marathons. It’s an …

We heard the fence open as we finished the last grains of paella. True to form, Diego had made one of his best ones yet. The artichokes deliciously stuck to the pan. As we sank …

My Dad is a very practical man; the type that wears socks with sandals. It’s all about the user experience. He’s pretty rational. Only more recently has he begun to grow more attuned to emotion when he’s …

“Men who sleep five hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than men who sleep eight hours or more” This is how Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Matthew Walker kicked …

Edith returns to Auschwitz. More than one million people were murdered right where she’s standing. There are no words that can explain the inhumanity of that human-made death factory. As she looks around the world’s …

A sustainable way to take control. Have you ever felt like you’re in a weird state of limbo? Like you’re aimlessly floating from one place to another, not really sure of what you want to …

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear For years I had been checking all the boxes, working hard; I did everything I was supposed to do. And yet, I felt a …

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and …

Everlasting lessons from some of the world’s greatest minds What is happiness? I know this is a question you’ve asked yourself before. Why? Because it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves before; we all want to live a …

Lessons we can learn from Simon Sinek, Amazon and Google. Why am I here? Everyone has asked themselves this question at some point in their lives. It’s a question that’s brewed in the minds of …

Being indecisive is a massive waste of time, and it can cost you a lot. Dwelling on all the imaginable outcomes and asking for other people’s opinions will not only cause you frustration, but it’ll also …

Let’s start building our tribes. We’re not supposed to live alone — and, this is coming from someone who’s flat-shared for years throughout their 20s. Sometimes it worked great, others not so much — there …

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you all about how I became — Nah, …

I once asked a zookeeper why the orangutans were kept on islands surrounded by moats; “can they not swim?” He responded that, actually, they could swim; they just didn’t know they could swim (both tragic and adorable). Throwing me into …

To compare or not compare? No, that’s not the question. The question is, against who? We all compare ourselves to others; to people we know and even to people we don’t know. This tendency is …

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