psychology

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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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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How To Thrive When You Feel Like You’re Out of Your Depth

Italk to myself all the time. And I know that you do too. We all do. We all have an internal dialogue that sometimes makes us laugh out loud to ourselves when we’re walking along the street. It’s the same voice that sometimes keeps us up at night. Oftentimes, that internal chatter we hear is negative. And annoyingly, that’s the …

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Why You’ll Never Regret Throwing Yourself Into The Deep End

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 making decisions or giving advice. I, on the other hand, am pretty emotional; always have been. My brother once put …

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What True Freedom Means According to a Holocaust Survivor

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 biggest cemetery, she recalls the festive sounds that played through the loudspeakers on her first day. She remembers her father …

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5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Chances of Success

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 setting myself up for a smooth start. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing writers, who are even better …

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