Where To Find The Time To Make It Happen.

We all have the feeling that we could be doing more from time to time. It’s this guilty little monster that glares at us from the gap between what we are doing and what we have the potential to do.

But it’s even worse when somebody else succeeds by doing something we believe we could have done just as well ourselves if only we’d taken the time to do so. So how do we find that time? Derek Sivers shares his thoughts about that here. This paragraph hit especially hard:

It takes many hours to make what you want to make. The hours don’t suddenly appear. You have to steal them from comfort. Whatever you were doing before was comfortable. This is not. This will be really uncomfortable.


Following Your Dreams Isn’t Smart.

Faith has always made me uncomfortable, which is inconvenient if you’re the beneficiary of a Catholic upbringing. My sceptical nature didn’t go down well in religious studies at all. I was the kid who identified with Doubting Thomas, the one who asked for proof of Jesus’ resurrection. If I were one of the disciples I’d…continue reading on Medium…
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly."

A Note To Myself.

There are very few things that I know for certain, but one of them is that you worry more than you should. The world is less frightening than you’re making it out to be. In fact, it’s only as scary as you allow it to be in your head. I’m not going to patronise you…continue reading on Medium…

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…
How to trick your brain into enjoying difficult things.

Have you ever wondered why it’s so much easier to spend hours scrolling through social media or watching Youtube videos than it is to study or work on a project? This video from Better Than Yesterday does a fantastic job of explaining why your brain’s reward circuitry sometimes seems to work against your best interests, and how it can be tweaked with something called a dopamine detox:

For one whole day you will try to have as little fun as possible. You won’t be using the internet or any technology like your phone or computer. You’re not allowed to listen to music, you’re not allowed to masturbate or eat any junk food. Basically you’re going to remove all sources of external pleasure from the entire day.

You’re going to embrace boredom. And trust me, there will be a lot of boredom.

How To Be A Work In Progress.

You are a learning machine. You’ve been doing it non-stop since the moment you were born and frankly, you’ve managed some pretty amazing things. It’s safe to assume you’ve learned to read. Which leads me to believe you’ve learned to speak too. Or use sign language maybe. I’d argue that these are the most impressive…continue reading on Medium…

The Conversation Needs You.

Most information nowadays is noise. Social media has given us all a platform, and it’s almost impossible to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Given this information overload, it’s natural to feel like there’s no point in speaking up yourself. After all, somebody out there must already have said what you’re thinking,…continue reading on Medium…

What do you want to do now?

What do you want to do now? Think about that question for a moment. What’s the first thing that pops into your head? If the answer is; read this article, I’d be very surprised, yet that’s what you’re doing. I’m willing to bet this isn’t the first time that the thing you want to do…continue reading on Medium…