My first vlog talking about self-worth, perfectionism, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, the dunning kruger effect, and more... was a HUGE hit. I got more comments than ever on YouTube from them. It was actually really cool. And the best part was that it wasn't a complex video where I had to setup a tripod and have an outfit with perfect lighting and sound, with heavy video editing, which I am accustomed to doing. It was simple and real. So now, I just put out another vlog in the same … [Read more...] about How To Use Your Time Wisely
Coming out of a yoga class, I had all these thoughts running amok about my self worth and the irony of how I sabotage myself, always afraid that I'm not good enough and how that paralyzes my creativity. I always want to do my utter best and sometimes I think I take it too far because it prevents me from finishing projects because my creativity will run out for that project and I'll want to move onto the next thing. Trying to find that balance and break through the fear is what I'm trying to do. … [Read more...] about What is YOUR self worth?
Music has the power to facilitate my training and help me flow unlike anything else and it has been quite the journey finding a solution for how to listen to music without running into issues. My training includes strength training, skills and flow arts such as slacklining, traveling rings, still rings, yoga, hooping, handstands and beyond... and with all this dynamic activity, I've always had an issue with: The headphones flying out of my ears, The wires of the headphone interfering … [Read more...] about Convenient ways of listening to music during exercise
Back in 2012, I wrote a blog post titled, "Do One Thing At A Time" talking about how we are much more efficient if we focus on one thing at a time and too many people keep themselves in an environment filled with distractions which gives the false impression that they're productive just because they're busy. And now, five years since that blog post, I just heard this podcast episode called Spring Cleaning for the Mind that gives a lot of fresh info on exactly this topic. I will … [Read more...] about Rediscover the Prospect of Clearer Thinking by Singletasking
The secret to life is practice, practice, practice. If you want to get good at something, all it requires is for you to keep at it and practice! No matter if it involves playing an instrument, dancing, sports, flexibility, or even SEX, consistent practice is the key. [Perfect] Practice Makes Perfect Practice doesn't help if you're making the same mistakes over and over. If you keep that up, the mistakes become a habitual part of the practice and you will be, literally, learning how to do … [Read more...] about [Perfect] Practice Makes Perfect
Einstein said imagination is more important than intelligence. Probably because your problems are your imaginations. Stress and the lack of time go hand in hand. When we feel we don't have enough time, we often panic! I find that I feel stressed when I'm "running out of time." This has led me to realize that most of our stress traces back to this consistent perception that we don't have enough time. When we are stressed, we often focus on the amount of work we need to do that's stressing … [Read more...] about Time and Stress
I just realized that I have to tackle blog posts with swiftness. When an idea comes in for an inspiration, I have to type it out right then and there on my phone or computer ASAP. For example, if I watch a fascinating video on YouTube, I have found that it's a lot easier to write out my initial reaction to it immediately rather than doing it a couple hours later, or worse, on another day. My initial reaction has thoughts and emotions associated with it that don't seem to appear the … [Read more...] about Just Do It.
Psychologists have discovered that humans are not built to multi-task. Our brains are really built to focus. Even though it feels like we're being more efficient when we are juggling many tasks at once, working in a scattered way makes it difficult to stay on track and you may end the day with many things started and nothing completed. Surely you could combine some tasks, like those that use different senses or different parts of the body like... Reading on an exercise bike … [Read more...] about Do One Thing at a Time
Step 1: Lower the brightness on your monitor. Is it just me or are everyone's monitors set just a bit too bright? As a test, look at the white background of this web page. If it looks like a light source, it's too bright! Go ahead, fiddle with your monitor settings right now. It's not too difficult to do. For every new computer I sit on, whether it's a friends or in a school computer lab, I always end up having to decrease the brightness cause I could feel it burning a hole in my eyes … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Reducing Eye Strain
Cultivating good study skills is a very personal process, especially because different kinds of content calls for different techniques. You will have to try a mix of things until you find something that works for you but these tips below will definitely steer you in the proper direction. 1. Review your notes within 12 hours of getting out of class. 2. The importance of finding a place free of distractions. 3. How to avoid falling asleep while starting to read something. 4. How to deal … [Read more...] about 10 Study Tips and Skills That’ll Bring Out the Genius In You