Wellness

4 Counterintuitive, Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Focus

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 to focus is like running in a hamster wheel.It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: the more you struggle, the harder you try …

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To Make Efficient Decisions, Know You Don’t Have Free Will

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 don’t actually have any free will. Apparently, you can’t control what you do — at least not to the extent …

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4 Addictive Books That Make Reading Fiction Productive and Escapist

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. Reading fiction can improve your creativity and develop your critical thinking and communication skills; it’s a good way to momentarily disengage your …

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6 Morning Habits to Help You Seize the Day, Every Day

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 you realize there’s no way you have the energy left to complete everything you have to do today. You’ve had …

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3 Ways to Help Revive Your Relationship, According to Psychologists

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 time you receive a notification, when you’re on your way to meet them, and when they reach out to grab …

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Why Emotional Safety is the Single Most Attractive Thing About You

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 same person, and you still have the same qualities. You’re still ambitious, you’re still kind, you’re still funny. You still …

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9 Ways to Get the Deep Sleep You Need To Feel Energized and Be Productive

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 curl up on the sofa and watch Friends with my parents, or be an unwelcome addition to their dinner party. …

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8 Stoic Quotes to Ease Your Unemployment Journey

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 in the US in April 2020 reached 14.4%; the highest in the post-World War II era. The economy has shrunk, and we’re …

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