“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

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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 is an inaccurate thought that affects […]

15 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

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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, set everything up […]

The study strategy you can’t live without…

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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 felt overwhelmed or didn’t understand […]