Mental tattoos: using your body as a mental palace

Your body can be your mental palace. This is easy to say, but what does it mean? I did not even think this can be done until I saw my wife demonstrating it on national TV. Now I will explain “body as a mental palace” to you. Demonstration My wife was working on something new …

Core values and narratives

The way people feel inside has very little to do with their objective achievements or social status. We can set smart goals, achieve them and fee miserable. Alternatively, we can feel energised by doing the right thing. The difference is the story we tell ourselves. For today’s reading please consider articles here, here, here, here, here, …

Think Beyond the Borders: How to Write Creatively About Ordinary Things

In my posts, I often use creativity for problem-solving, visualization or art.  My choice of creativity is very structured and productive. But there are many forms of creativity. In this post, Michelle Brooks uses creativity as a form of inspiration. She even uses her own word for it: extraordinification . I think you will love it and …

New frontier for visualization

Is our imagination limited? What can we visualize? How can technology push our limits? For today’s article you may want to read here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Three kinds of visualization I know, dividing something into three groups is a rhetoric trick. So I use it this once, so what? It is easier …

Funny stuff and a cure for boredom

Every year, for the April 1st I write a post about things that are fun and funny. This is a serious blog that deals with learning, self-help and career. If I choose to write about fun and funny, I must have some very serious reasons. Today I will share why I think that funny is …

Visualize your future self to become a better person

Not all of the self-improvement is hard work and attention to details. Some tricks work like magic, or maybe a sort of hypnosis. One of the most useful tricks is addressing your future self. For today’s reading I have selected articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. Caring about future self. Studies show that …

How to Improve Visual Memory with the Help of Mandala?

Few of the methods we offer are invented by us, more methods are based on cutting-edge research. Yet, some of the most important self-improvement techniques are very old. In this guest article, Daniel Dishman mentions one of the ancient techniques: Buddhist mandala practice. The mandala practice tends to be very complex emotionally charged for the …

Funny, animals, and scientists

Every year, my April 1st article is dedicated to humor. Humor is very basic to what makes us humans. Babies laugh well before they can walk and talk. Some animals, like rats and apes, are also capable of laughter. Some scientists claim this is a side-effect of the mirror neurons which can be responsible for …

Benefits of writing fiction

Most of my writing is non-fiction. I have a friend who often tells me I really should write a fiction story. SOme of his arguments make sense. You can read more about benefits of writing fiction here, here, here, and here. Improved learning by writing We learn actively. Writing is an activity that forces us …

Magical thinking and how we persuade ourselves

Magical thinking is one of the most potent cognitive biases. Of all people in the world, it is easiest for us to lie to ourselves. This self-deception may help us remain strong in times of great danger and uncertainty, and it may also lead to our downfall in times of prosperity and stability. In this …