Before getting too far, I want to make a disclaimer that the phrase Intrusive Thoughts is often spoken about in the context of OCD. I don’t have the expertise to cover the topic from a clinical angle. If this is your situation and you’re looking for specific content of that […]

Unwanted Thoughts: Managing Our Relationship To Intrusive Thoughts


tired polar bear
I don’t want to write this post. I don’t really want to do anything. I’ve spent the entire first half of the day laying on the couch thinking about all the productive things I aspire to but don’t want to do. I’ve opened this page, then browsed to social media, […]

I Feel Unmotivated, Now What?


carrots
Best for: The Carrot Principle is best for those interested in effective leadership, who also enjoy data and statistics. Difficulty to digest: The core concepts and conclusions are easy to digest, though some understanding of the scientific method is useful for parsing out the data. Especially in the back of […]

The Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton – ...



man standing in forest
I always saw myself having a Master’s degree, a six-figure, enjoyable job, a family, and a house by now. I always saw myself having traveled the world by now. I thought I’d be a professional athlete. I always thought I’d……by now. Why isn’t my life going as planned? Do thoughts […]

Why Life Doesn’t Go As Planned


Ferris Wheel
Wake up. Drink pre-workout. Exercise. That’s been my morning routine for as long as I can remember. As I was working through my New Years resolutions, I realized this habit was so ingrained I couldn’t even imagine what another routine might look or feel like. This spawned questions. Was it […]

How Cycling Personal Habits Increases Happiness


Snail climbing up a crack
But, I’m Trying! I tried setting a bedtime and sticking to it, but it wasn’t working for me. I tried to stop eating so much junk food but, it’s really good! I tried making videos and posts for my blog, but I just didn’t have time. I tried reading a […]

When ‘Trying’ Isn’t Enough: No Excuses