Writing a Gratitude Diary Is Actually Have a Greater Impact on Our Happiness

This guest post by Samantha Kaylee is the best resource on the gratitude diary I saw so far. It is very practical and full of great tips. I am really happy to share it. Apart from all the hustling and bustling of our daily lives, people nowadays need to find gratitude for whoever they are …

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I just published a new keytostudy minicourse on Udemy. For the next couple of days, the discount coupon code is KEYTOSTUDY10. If you take the minicourse and write a favorable review please let me know. Additionally, until the last week of August, you can enjoy a 30% deal on the products we offer on Thinkific …

Physical meaning method

When looking for visual associations we can use the physical meaning of the concept.¬†This method was so intuitive for me, that I never actually wrote about it. Only recently a student helped me figured out it is not used enough, and that very simple words are totally abstract for many students. I will use an …

Remove invisible obstacles while training

If you do not progress as you should have, there might be obstacles you failed to notice. What kind of obstacles are we talking about and what can be done to remove them? Not enough training This should be quite obvious. To see progress one should train and invest effort. I am not talking about …

Why myths are so believable

MythConception

I had this infographic below on my desk since 2014. What makes it so surprising is our total belief that this is the case. Most educated people will tell that we evolved from monkeys, although the evolutionary branch of monkeys is parallel to ours. It is hard to grasp that mammoths and pyramids coexisted, but …

Concept reinforcement before the reading

Before we read something we often skim or preread it for several seconds. What happens during these seconds is not always clear. Here I will try to demystify this process. Collecting keywords Probably the first thing we do instinctively is noticing certain words. How do we know what to look for? Apparently not all words …

Podcast Memorization Exercise

If we can remember podcasts, and audiobooks, we can definitely remember conversations. Podcasts are harder. Podcasts great to learn things while driving, or while your eyes rest, or as training. So are audiobooks. If your environment allows you reading or video content, use that instead. Taking notes If you need to remember podcasts, it is …

Marking texts exercise

The first homework we give our students in one on one course is marking texts. Thie exercise is very important for the students’ progress and I want some of it to be open for my readers. The exercise itself The guidelines could not be simpler. Take a text and mark the words worth memorizing with …

Speeding up visual thinking: mindmaps

If you are an engineer, mindmaps are kind of easy. But they feel kind of slow. Do not worry, we can speed them up in no time. The methods below are less suited for advanced students who often need to combine mindmaps with mental palaces. They are also somewhat different from the methods discussed in …

Speeding up visual thinking: mental palaces

We know that visual thinking can be faster than the regular logical thinking. There is only one issue. We are not used to thinking visually and do not know how to learn. It’s time for me to step in. Here I discuss the visualization which can be done with mental palaces. There will be other …