*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about* One of my problems is that I can get caught up trying to force things to be what I want them to be, or to mean something deeper than what it actually does. And, of course, this sets me up for failure and… Continue reading Think About It: Stop Forcing Your Life
I feel like many of us, especially the strict, anal, or anxious ones among us, like to give ourselves timelines. "I'll be a graduate by X age. I'll be working a great job, making X money by X age. I'll be a published author in X years..." It's this idea that there's a certain amount… Continue reading The Problem with Self-Made Timelines
Why are so many of us so good at giving advice, but not taking it (from ourselves or others)? Why does some advice stick and others don't? What makes advice good or bad? I've been thinking about this, and so here are some of my ideas... Perspective Our beliefs, our views on life and… Continue reading The Advice Problem
I believe a lot of things can sometimes contradict one another. That two things can be true at once but seemingly cancel one another out. The reason for this is because, well, life is complex... Think about it, many things in life are considered both bad and good. Or are good with pieces of bad;… Continue reading Life’s Contradictions: How to Deal with Many Truths
When was the last time you were truly happy and content with life? For me, it was when I was 16-18 years old, doing the International Baccalaureate (college/ A-level equivalent) at school. That was 6 years ago. Why? I think it's because of the following... Friendships In senior school, I wasn't fully myself. I… Continue reading Think About It: When Was The Last Time You Were Truly Happy In Life?
As I grow older, I'm starting to loosen my grip on my life. When I was young, I was very hardworking, high-strung and felt like any moments of little control or structure were to be avoided. Now, not so much. I'm learning to take life (at least a little) less seriously. Taking life less seriously… Continue reading Experimenting with Life: Following Your Curiosities
I've been thinking lately about life and how some people are living such cool ones. I think we can get caught up being too strict and serious about life and our decisions, but by stepping back we can take it less seriously and actually enjoy it. Here are some ideas about how to make life… Continue reading How to Make Life Interesting (Podcast)