Stop trolling yourself: How self compassion can help in hard times

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Stop trolling yourself
Try to imagine the nastiest, most disgusting online troll that exists.
Here’s what comes to mind . . .
I see a middle aged man hunched over a keyboard. He’s wearing a freshly pressed shirt his mother has just ironed. His belly is spilling over his pants.
He’s toxic.
He’s a bully.
He’s totally […]

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

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The Everest Philosophy
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 experience before?
If this has happened to you, you’ve probably got […]

Action leads to Motivation

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How to get motivated Last year I wrote a blog post called 5 ways to motivate yourself to study a boring subject and/or complete a project. I suggested strategies such as thinking positive thoughts, practising visualisation and taking small actions steps.
Doing all of those things are great, but I’m sorry to say that I missed the obvious when I wrote that […]