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How To Work When Nothing Is Working

It’s only fair to warn you that I wrote this while I was depressed. This isn’t a cry for help or the literary equivalent of a “what’s your excuse?” post on Instagram. Admitting this isn’t my way of saying than I’m better than you if you’re depressed and haven’t managed to write a mediocre Medium…continue reading on Medium…
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly."

How To Be More Patient.

The first step towards being more patient is recognising that impatience is perfectly understandable. I mean yes, impatience is an irrational response to our over-inflated expectations of instant gratification. But it’s also a perfectly reasonable reaction to the fact that you’re going to die at some point in the future, and you have no idea…continue reading on Medium…

How to spend less time being angry.

Think about the last time you got mad at somebody. Recall what you said, and what they said, and what you should have said when they said that. Now try to remember what you were thinking. Not feeling. Thinking. I’m betting that it was more or less a blank. This isn’t a coincidence. The emotional…continue reading on Medium…

How to live happily every after with yourself.

You’ll never have a relationship more intimate than the one you have with yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good. As fashionable as it is to preach about the importance of loving oneself, most people are engaged in a pale imitation of self-love. A love where they don’t hold themselves accountable,…continue reading on Medium…

How To Avoid Believing Something Dumb.

Hey! Did you know that aliens once attacked the Earth after a meteor crashed into a farmer’s field in New Jersey? Or that there are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the entire Milky Way? How about the fact that the coronavirus is actually a plot by Bill Gates to implant tracking…continue reading on Medium…

How To Make Friends With Your Mind.

Picture an empty room. Large. Square. The walls, floor and ceiling are all a crisp white. There are no doors. No windows. No decorations of any kind. The room is illuminated somehow but you can’t figure out where the light is coming from. Perhaps the walls themselves. You are standing in the middle of this…continue reading on Medium…
How To Improve Your Concentration.

Art Of Manliness with 11 exercises that you can use to train your powers of concentration:

Research has shown that individuals who can sustain their attention for long periods of time perform better on all sorts of cognitive challenges than those who cannot. A man with a scatter-shot attention span will only be able to experience one plane of existence; he can skim across the surface of the world’s vast knowledge and wisdom, but is unable to dive deeper and discover the treasures below. The man with an iron-clad focus can do both; he is the boat captain and the pearl diver and the world is truly his oyster.

If you have a goal to learn and understand as much about the world as you possibly can before you die, strengthening your power of concentration is not an option, it’s a necessity.

How To Rebuild Your Attention Span.

A great article from Lifehacker on how to improve our attention spans in an overstimulated world. It focuses particularly on technology and working as a writer, but the same principles can be applied to any area where a boost of focus would be useful.

To get a longer attention span — even a span long enough to read this article — don’t worry about managing the information. Worry about managing your attention. Paying attention, for long periods of time, is a form of endurance athleticism. Like running a marathon, it requires practice and training to get the most out of it. It is as much Twitter’s fault that you have a short attention span as it is your closet’s fault it doesn’t have any running shoes in it. If you want the ability to focus on things for a long period of time, you need attention fitness.

How To Stay Young Forever.

Before I begin, I should point out that you can’t grow old. Who you are, the collection of thoughts and feelings and memories that you refer to as “I”, doesn’t age. It’s why some people are wise enough to feel like they’re in their 20s when they reach their 80s. Nonetheless, it’s true that if…continue reading on Medium…