The usefulness of journaling is uncontested. It clarifies our thinking and improves our decision making. It helps us notice our feelings and connect with our inner life. It captures the questions we’re mulling over. It grounds us in where we are, who we are, and where we’re headed. But most people don’t journal. If you’re […]
By now, schools across the country are back in session. Students and families are establishing new rhythms and navigating new responsibilities. Help your household find their stride with a few back-to-school basics. Create simple “before school” and “after school” rituals You may know about the “workday startup” and “workday shutdown” rituals. For a student, school […]
Everyone knows you can’t succeed without discipline, yet few possess it. Here are 5 steps to develop more of it.
The United States Military Academy is an elite, selective institution with an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent. Despite this, not everyone who matriculates graduates. Psychologists Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz decided to find out why. Drawing on 14 years of data detailing the motivations and outcomes of over 10,000 cadets, they found intrinsic […]
If you want to make progress on your goals, you’ll need to trade intensity for consistency. Follow these 4 steps to get moving today.
Many people feel overwhelmed by life’s demands. Despite all the gadgets and gizmos, they don’t have more time. They are only getting busier—and falling further and further behind. Sadly, many people are convinced their situation is temporary: “As soon as I get acclimated to this new job, I will have some breathing room.” “As soon […]
One of the most important lessons I have learned about productivity is this: It’s less about managing time and more about managing energy. Why? Because time is fixed, but our energy can flex. Most people get this exactly backward. They cram their day with tasks, thinking they can get it all done. Instead, they end […]
Amid our bustling lives, finding a moment of peace might feel like a luxury we can’t afford. Yet, the transformative power of mental rest cannot be underestimated. Why Mental Rest is Essential In our pursuit of success, it’s easy to ignore our brain’s need for downtime. We often perceive constant mental activity as a pathway […]
Do you remember the joy of immersing yourself in a task just for the sheer enjoyment it provides, with no deadlines, no pressures, and no expectations? If that seems like a distant memory, it’s time to reintroduce hobbies into your life. The Hidden Value of Hobbies As high-achievers, we’re tuned to continually push ourselves, often […]