Category: Psychology

Chris Lovejoy

What makes this book stand out is a combination of the environment that lead to its creation (being based on experiences in Nazi Concentration Camps sets the precedent for a more than interesting story) as well as the unique and inspirational insights that the author, Viktor Frankl, is able to draw from it. After describing…

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Part 1 of a 2-part series We always want to feel like we are making progress. We strive to become ‘the strongest version of ourselves’. We want to feel that we are going in the right direction. As part of this, we often spend time comparing our present selves to our past selves: Do I procrastinate…

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We are holding each other back “wow, you’re working so hard. Don’t you think you should take a break?” Some variant on this is common advice today. If we see friends or colleagues working hard, it is often our instinctual response to utter this phrase. And while it’s certainly true the stress and overworking ourselves can…

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Tried and tested systems to regulate information intake The internet is an amazing, potentially life-changing tool. From almost anywhere, you can be exposed to amazing ideas from all other the world. This gives us the potential to learn faster than ever before. However, it can also be a massive time-sink. It is a bottomless pit…

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#29. Learning from an attempt at fictional writing I want to write fiction, but I find it hard enough to write about my daily thoughts and experiences. Yesterday I began writing a fictional short story. I started out optimistically; I had a calm, clear mind and spent about an hour creating a plot for the…

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#28. How can I document my journey while still keeping my goals to myself? Many people talk a lot but don’t do that much. You might know someone like this. You might be someone like this. I have definitely been guilty of this on many occasions. This is a lot of talk about ‘this great idea…

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#27. Learning to control my ‘pond-skater’ mind When I sit down to write this blog each day, I have noticed a pattern that repeats itself. I will sit down and ask myself “what do I want to write about?”. An idea will enter my head so I’ll start brainstorming. As I do so the idea…

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#23. How to use vulnerability to increase strength of self, relationships, companies As I write and share these daily writings, a question often pops up: how necessary is it to make yourself vulnerable? There is no doubt that vulnerability is powerful and can be an important factor in forming close, meaningful friendships and relationships. But…

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19. Fostering sustained focus may be the key to happiness I often find myself in one place when i would rather be in another. In this situations my instinct is to ‘escape’ psychologically – this may be through daydreaming, trying to think about other things or through connecting to my phone and browsing the internet….

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#16. What I learnt from a ‘Values-Based Self-Leadership Workshop’ 1. It’s not always obvious what your most important values are, but there are ways to find out We were presented with a list of many values and went through a few stages to discover which were most important to us. One of the stages was to…