What is a habit? When I think of the word "habit," I think of an automatic action that does not demand conscious thought. Like getting up in the morning and switching on the kettle to make coffee. Scientists who study the concept define 3 separate stages that make up a habit. And let me tell … Continue reading The 3 Stages of Habits
The founding father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, wrote an essay in the 1920s where he hypothesized that the human personality can be divided into three separate but interconnected facets; the id, the ego, and the super-ego. Each has it's part to play in making you who you are, and it's quite fascinating to read how … Continue reading The It, The I, and The Judge walk into a bar…
If you think back to when you were a kid can you remember the dreams you had for your life? Can you remember what you wanted to become, what you wanted to achieve? Are you able to recall a time when you got so caught up in daydreams living yourself into a life that didn't … Continue reading Goals vs Conformity
Preface A few years ago, I was living in the city, working for a huge corporate company. I spent all my time working from 6AM to 6PM and some days, even from 3AM or 4AM. Each day I'd go to work, come home, eat, sleep, and repeat. I was disillusioned; I had fooled myself into … Continue reading Coincidence?
I've always been one for sleeping in but if there was something to be done that required a wake-up in the wee hours I'd be up and going as needed. My alarm would be set for an hour before go-time, the volume always as low as possible and the tune set to something gentle to … Continue reading Tiny Habits for Change
Illustration by Steve Cutts - go check him out.Steve Cutts Blog You've probably heard before about the unhealthy attachment we've all developed with our mobile phones, but how seriously have you considered the effect it has on daily life? We're continually checking our email, our app notifications (god knows there's so bloody many), and we … Continue reading Social Media Escapism
After many hours of reading and audiobooks, I finally started getting a handle on why I feel so out of control in my mind and life. It's because I genuinely am. It's challenging to keep track of all the information provided in these books, so I started mind-mapping the concepts. Not only did this help … Continue reading You are not in control
Over the past few months, I've been wrestling to find the answers to a few very basic questions. Most people probably have all of this figured out for themselves by the time they leave school. Me, however, I can honestly say I have never even remotely known the answers to any of these questions. Ever. … Continue reading Do I know you?