How to Get Out of a Rut

How to Get Out of a Rut

So, you’re in a rut.

The dishes have piled up. Your work lays unfinished in a pile on your desk. You haven’t been to the gym in days or even weeks. You spend your time watching tv, or TikTok, or playing video games all day. Somehow, you’ve managed to wake up on the wrong side of the bed every morning. You lack energy, motivation. You can’t even remember why you used to be so productive in the first place.

What’s worse, the thought of picking yourself up by the bootstraps and getting back on top of things fills you with dread. You don’t want to clean your room. Lying on the couch all day is a much more enjoyable pastime. Catching up on work sounds like a huge burden. And the further you slide into this rut, the harder it is to come back out of it.

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How to Study for Exams: Evidence-Based tips

How to Study for Exams Evidence-Based tips

The Science Behind Why Your Study Methods Aren’t Working (and what to do instead!)

In the first semester of my freshman year of college, I had to take a math class to fulfill my major’s requirements. My advisor enrolled me in a 300 level statistics course, which ended up being much harder than I anticipated. It had been a few years since I had even taken a math class, and I hadn’t ever taken a stats class before. 

That whole semester was a slog, and I got some of the worst grades on quizzes and homework I’d ever gotten. As the end of the semester loomed, I realized I would have to pull off a miracle in the final exam in order to pass and keep up my GPA. 

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Parkinson’s Law: How to Manage Your Time More Effectively

Parkinson’s Law How to Manage Your Time More Effectively

Have you ever been given an assignment for an essay that’s due in a month, but waited until the last few days to write it? Or maybe you’ve had to give a work presentation at the end of the week, but put everything together an hour before you had to give it? Or maybe you’ve set a big goal for yourself to get completed in five years, but don’t seem to be making any progress?

If you’ve ever experienced this kind of procrastination, you’ve experienced Parkinson’s Law.

Parkinson’s Law is a theory developed by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in an essay published in The Economist in 1955. Cyril wrote his essay after spending a lot of time in the British Civil Service where he noticed tasks took up as much time as they were allotted.

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How to Use the Eisenhower Matrix in Every Area of Your Life

How to Use the Eisenhower Matrix in Every Area of Your Life

If you’re looking to organize your day-to-day life, consider using the Eisenhower matrix. This is a time management strategy that can be used for work and personal life. It’s based on the idea of ranking tasks or projects by urgency and importance, with a “time available” variable in mind. The goal is to prioritize what … Read more

How to Keep Going (Even When You Don’t See Any Results)

How to Keep Going (Even When You Don’t See Any Results)

Have you ever had a goal that no matter how hard you worked or how many hours you dedicated or how many affirmations you chanted, just didn’t seem to make any progress? Despite all your best effort, it felt like you were running on a treadmill — working hard but not going anywhere. 

When I decided to take my career to the next level and become a freelancer, I encountered this problem. Even though I was putting in countless hours every week, I just wasn’t getting any clients. At the time, I didn’t even know the first thing about business or marketing or how to sell my services. The only thing I actually knew how to do was the service I was trying to get clients for.

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3 Techniques to Overcome Your Brain’s Negativity Bias

3 Techniques to Overcome Your Brain’s Negativity Bias 4

Did you know that your brain has a negativity bias? That means that it pays more attention to negative information than positive. This doesn’t mean we should give up and always be pessimistic, but it does suggest that we can take steps to overcome this tendency. In this video I’ll share three techniques for overcoming … Read more