Avoiding the Compare and Despair Cycle: Simple Ways to Boost your Confidence and Wellbeing

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compare and despair
No one likes a Debbie Downer.
Yet, everyday millions of us engage in behaviours that routinely mess with our mood.
Here’s what you do:
1. You login to Facebook or Instagram
2. You mindlessly scroll through your feed
3. You repeat this behaviour several times a day
It seems harmless, right? You’re just checking social media. But every […]

Study Skills Upgrade: How to Optimise Five Popular Study Strategies

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Study skills upgrade
When you study for tests and exams, do you . . .
• Highlight or underline your books?
• Test yourself with flash cards?
• Create notes?
• Make an outline of the key topics?
• Reread your books and/or notes?
These are all popular study strategies and exam revision techniques. But how effective are they? And […]

My digital diet: How I created more time and regained control of my brain

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Focus, Habits, Technology

My digital diet
The average person spends 16 minutes on Facebook every time they login.
The Yellow Social Media Report 2018 states:
Multiplying average time spent by average usage occasions indicates that the typical user is spending almost 10 hours a week on Facebook.
10 hours a week!
Do that for an entire year? That’s 520 hours (nearly 22 days) of your life.
Now stop and ask yourself this question:
Is this time well spent?
Probably not.
As a new years resolution, I decided that […]