As a self-help junkie, I’ve always been on the lookout for ways to optimize my sleep. One popular trend that caught my attention was the idea of reducing blue light from screens before bedtime. Entire businesses, like those selling blue light blocking glasses, have capitalized on this concept. And I’ve been using the Night Mode… Continue reading Fad Debunked: Blue Light Blocking’s Weak Effect on Sleep Revealed
I have a very unique perspective of seeing the ins and outs of working out at a CrossFit gym for five years, for 4 to 5 days a week. Most videos or books about the topic are people who tried CrossFit for 5 days or 30 days or a week, which gives a very superficial… Continue reading I Did CrossFit for 5 Years: Here are the Pros and Cons
Positive thinking seems like a scam to many people. It wouldn’t be surprising for someone outside of personal development who hears me bring it up to think it’s just a gimmick since they have no evidence to go off of. So let me make my case. Research by Barbara Fredrickson, a positive psychology researcher at… Continue reading How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Performance at Work, Health, and Beyond
Serendipity is one of my all-time favorite romance films. The story, acting, directing, and pace is great. Everything that the crappy Netflix Original romance films or latest Christmance rom-com get wrong, this film gets right. I first discovered Serendipity when I was a little kid flipping through channels on TV. I sat through a bunch… Continue reading From Fiction to Reality: How Romance Films Are Misleading You About Love and Success
The pandemic quarantine was a challenging time for many of us, but it has also provided valuable lessons about mental health, productivity, and making excuses for lack of time. I knew someone who said he would always write a book. During the pandemic, he ended up having a lot more free time since he got… Continue reading What the Pandemic Taught Us About Productivity and Mental Health
I found myself on a sales call recently where the salesman was asking me what my dreams and goals were. He caught me saying what goals were realistic and unrealistic and said I shouldn’t hold myself back. I should dream as high as possible. Because it is possible. I can achieve it. While this seems… Continue reading Is Dreaming Big Really A Healthy Way of Thinking?
One mental model that has improved my ability to communicate well and understand people is love languages. If you’re looking to increase your social intelligence and skills, read on. The five love languages are different ways that people show and receive love according to the book The Five Love Languages. They are: Words of Affirmation:… Continue reading What are the Five Love Languages? How People Express & Receive Love.
Everyone is an investor. People think of an investor as a niche group of people who invest in businesses and make a lot of money from them. However, we all are investors because we get to choose where we spend our time and money for the biggest impact. It’s just that the average person isn’t… Continue reading Everyone’s An Investor
I’ve done thorough “year in review”s before on my blog. This year, I want to try Tim Ferriss’s new, simplified past year review method. He put out an article saying that new year resolutions aren’t that useful and proposed his method for reviewing a recent year, which he claims is more valuable. Basically, you look… Continue reading I Tried Tim Ferriss’s Past Year Review Method
Over the last few years, people have been telling you to delete all social media because it is ruining your life, keeping you up at night with addiction, distracting you, or making you miserable with comparison. Mark Manson, the popular author of The subtle art of not giving a f*rk, wrote a whole book as… Continue reading No, You Shouldn’t Delete Social Media. Here’s Why.