This is an essay to myself as a reminder to make the most of the time I have. You have a lot of energy now. Your body will begin to slow down when you are older, so work like crazy but always make time for play. Build something. Write a book. Master a craft. Put [...]
A recent guilty pleasure of mine has been tuning in to ITV to catch this year’s X Factor. Yes, it’s cheesy. ‘Real’ artists have snubbed it from time to time. And the winners of the show usually flop and have short-lived careers. Regardless, I still tuned in this weekend to catch the final where Little [...]
While finishing off the fourth chapter of my book (in which I explore the links between happiness and grades) I came across an interesting academic paper written by Nattavudh Powdthavee, a socio-economist at the University of York. The paper is titled, ‘Putting a Price Tag on Friends, Relatives and Neighbours’ and in it, Powdthavee uses a method [...]
Two years ago I decided to get my piano playing back in shape. For five days a week I would sit down and practice for 20 to 30 minutes. In these sessions, I relentlessly played through scales (the alphabet of music) which on their own can be pretty boring. And for a number of weeks I would rinse and [...]
Random fact: just by smiling now you can alter your emotional state; try it. The effect is called affective inference (or facial feedback theory). This is where the physical changes the mental. So it ain’t always about mind over matter, sometimes it’s about matter over mind.
Before you complain about not succeeding ask yourself how many times you have actually tried and failed. If this number is less than 100 then you don’t want it bad enough. Remember success is also numbers game.
You’re more attractive if you’re already in a relationship. You’re more employable if you already got a job. In fact you’ll make a lot more money once you have lots of money. It seems to me that in life, all you have to do is make a name for yourself just a few times before [...]
Ever thought about failing your exams? I have. Want to know what will gurantee you a big red fail? Here are eight simple steps you can take to ensure it happens. 1. Never take notes in lectures. This way, you will miss out on key points lecturers make about what will be examinable and what [...]