“I’ll start trying in year 12 when it really matters” and other delusional thoughts: Debunking 3 ideas that stop you from achieving your personal best

I’ve just finished reading a book called ‘You are not so smart: Why your memory is mostly fiction, why you have too many friends on Facebook and 46 other ways you’re deluding yourself’. It’s got me thinking about thinking. In particular, it’s got me thinking about cognitive distortions. What’s a cognitive distortion? A cognitive distortion […]

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15 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

When you stop procrastinating you don’t just say goodbye to pulling all-nighters. You also say goodbye to a truckload of guilt, stress, and anxiety. Below are 15 strategies you can use to help you stop procrastinating, decrease your stress levels, and get stuff done. 1. Start before you start When you get home from school, […]

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The study strategy you can’t live without…

What’s a study strategy you can’t live without? For me, it’s mind mapping (i.e., visual note taking). Mind mapping helped me go from getting 1 out of 20 on my first test at university to completing degrees in Law and Psychology. It helped me get a PhD scholarship and complete my doctoral thesis. Whenever I […]

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The 8 Biggest Mistakes Students Make

Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. Why then do you keep studying in ways that are ineffective? Why would you do things that lead to unnecessary pain and suffering? Because if you’re anything like I was in high school, you probably […]

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The Everest Philosophy: A strategy to help you finish projects and assignments when you’re sick and tired of them

The situation is this: you need to finish an assignment but you just can’t find the energy to get started. Quite frankly, you’re sick of this thing. So what do you do? You procrastinate. Have you ever had this sort of experienced before? If this has happened to you, you’ve probably got something called cook’s […]

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