How to remain calm: reducing stress, anxiousness, and social anxiety

Emotion words: How to overcome anxiety and stress

Life gives you lemons and sometimes you can’t make a lemonade, or have a tequila, or fling some dirt, or paint it black, or punch a wall. So this post will steer away from all motivational, inspirational ideas and give you mental techniques to combat anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Stress and anxiety is a fundamental …

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The flow state: Positive Psychology Insights, How To become an autotelic person

The flow state and autotelic personality, article thumbnail

If one thing positive psychology has given the world, it’s the assurance that humans can be in a state of unreal focus called the ‘flow’. That moment where you are one with everything you are doing and you are in the zone. That perfect moment. I kid you not. I’ve been there a few times …

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Font Psychology: New research & practical insights

Font Psychology: Bad fonts can be psychologically useful

Welcome to font psychology or the science of typography – how fonts affect cognition & behavior of people.  Designers swear by the importance of fonts. They often see what most people overlook. At the superficial level, it could feel like fonts are about the beauty of the written word. But, as designers say, ‘It reflects …

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8 powerful ways to overcome thinking errors and cognitive biases

overcoming cognitive biases

There are cognitive biases and thinking errors. Our brains have evolved to have tendencies that, sometimes, and unfortunately, lead to errors. Our perception is compromised, our decisions are based on wrong information, our reactions are based on wrong information. So often. These could be errors in how the brain absorbs information- interpreting conversations, reading articles, understanding …

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5 life lessons everyone should take from the human brain

lessons from the brain: Analogy between life and cognitive processes

There are a number of ways to look at life lessons. On most occasions, you’ll see life lessons coming from someone’s experience or some book. This article will surprise you. Experience is not the only way to learn about life. Sometimes, you’ll see lessons in the oddest places. Such as the clockwork of your brain. …

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Friend’s sight – a mental tool for decision making using empathy

Understanding someone else point of view

There is a handy mental tool I use when evaluating my work or making decisions. It is a simple question I ask myself. In this very short post, I’ll show you how you can use it meaningfully! This article will also show you how to be empathetic. Sometimes, it is very hard to evaluate your …

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The problems with popular psychology: Psychology Myths

Problems with the MBTI and other pop psychology

Today, I will discuss some of the main problems of popular psychology. These are related to mass awareness of certain concepts and data. Because we have access to so much psychology, a lot of trash is generated. Psychology is a science. However, people seem to corrupt the scientific endeavor and turn it into quackery. Take, …

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5 scientific study tips and techniques: Interleaving, spaced-repetition, retrieval practice…

Best study techniques: A guide on how to study

The average person spends 6-8 years of their life studying formally. This is, in fact, largely spread over 20 years of education and a 30-year career. A lot more of skill-learning happens based on the person’s career choice. In essence, you’d be spending 11-18% of your life acquiring information and skills (I did some rough …

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Stop Procrastinating With This Research-Based Psychological Method

Strategy to overcome procrastination

It so happens that we aren’t always aware of why we do certain things. Some things in our life happen so automatically. Unfortunately, procrastination is one of those things. You have this crazy assignment to do. You need to submit it within 24 hours. The tension is high, you are frustrated, and what happens? Many of …

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How to be happy – 8 Genuine ways to create a happy life (And Improve Well-being)

How to to happy - 8 scientific tips on happiness

These positive psychology insights will teach you how to become happy and how to live a happy life. Let’s backtrack a bit. People talk about happiness in many ways. We hear and use sentences like “I’m looking for happiness” and “I’m searching for what makes me happy.” There is even a movie called “The pursuit …

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11 Simple habits to maintain when you are on the internet!

Let’s dive right in, these are a few pointers to guide online behavior I think are worth implementing!  Online politeness & courtesy – needless to say, be polite wherever you are!  Managing bookmarks. Managing uploaded documents/media (google drive, YouTube, etc.). Keeping your email inbox clean and organized. Acknowledging good content – A lot of online content …

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