To Overcome Procrastination, Try Some Self-Compassion

Yeah, I think self-compassion matters.This is my third article on the topic, after previously giving an overview of self-compassion and its benefits here and then explaining in detail why self-compassion leads to more motivation and achievement here.Today, I want to keep things shorter and talk about the effects of self-criticism versus self-compassion on procrastination. We’ll […]

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Why High Achievers Choose Self-Compassion Over Self-Criticism

A while ago, I wrote an article on the benefits of self-compassion, in which I listed some of the differences between self-compassion and self-criticism.In short, self-criticism is associated with lots of negative consequences – it’s strongly related to depression and dissatisfaction with life, self-critics are much more likely to attempt suicide than others, and so on […]

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Why We’ve Seen a 5-Fold Increase in Procrastination since 1973, The Somewhat Sad Story of My Online Gaming Addiction, and 4 Ways to Curb Temptations and Eliminate Procrastination

During my high school years, I was massively addicted to an online game called Demigod.I freakin’ loved this game. And I literally played it all the time. There were many days when I played upwards of 14 hours, just taking enough time away from gaming to grab some food and take care of my bodily […]

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Why Materialism Makes You Miserable (And What To Do About It)

There’s an invisible force in this world that turns people into selfish, ungrateful, anti-social, unfriendly, and miserable creatures.If you’ve read the title of this article, you know I’m talking about materialism.In today’s society, it’s almost impossible not to develop any materialistic tendencies. Think about it, from a very young age we are being bombarded with […]

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Reframe Your World: How to Turn Adversity into Opportunity, Weakness into Strength, and Failure into Success

Reframe (riːˈfreɪm) verbDefinition (my own): To change the meaning of a situation by reinterpreting it in a more resourceful way. Put differently, to change how we think about a situation by looking at it from a different “frame”.Reframing is all about reinterpreting the world to our liking. It’s about getting a new perspective, challenging assumptions, […]

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