Did you know a scientific journal is only read by seven people on average? This statistic excludes fellow psychologists, scientists, and doctors reviewing their peers’ work – students writing a paper requiring academic resources aren’t factored in either. But it does include the average Joe, Jane, or J. Meaning, the majority of people in the … Continue reading 5 Habits to Help You Lead a More Positive Life
A couple of months ago, I wrote about building habits with better-than-nothing behaviour, and since I’ve recommitted to filming daily videos, those lessons are more relevant than ever. To be clear, better-than-nothing behaviour isn’t about doing what’s easiest – the hard things in life are generally the most rewarding. But if you can simplify the … Continue reading The KISS Principle: Keep It Simple, Sucka!
Lately, I’ve talked a lot about how to form habits and instil positive behaviour. In today’s post, I’m going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum and discuss how to break bad habits and remove negative behaviour. Forming a good habit is hard, I’m not going to downplay that, but breaking a bad … Continue reading How to Rid Yourself of Destructive Habits
Have you been kicked in the ass by Murphy’s Law? That’s a dumb question. Of course you have – the law wouldn’t exist otherwise. Merriam-Webster defines it as, “an observation: anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Want to go for an afternoon hike? I hope you enjoy an unexpected thunderstorm. Need to shower … Continue reading How Murphy’s Law Relates to Personal Growth
When it comes to setting goals – establishing a morning routine, for example, or breaking a bad habit – we often underestimate the effort and time required. Of course, once we define the full scope of work, it becomes obvious that lowballing the time frame leads to an inevitable end. We panic, and then most … Continue reading Get in the Habit with Better-Than-Nothing Behaviour
Welcome to the Diary of Davis: a monthly chronicle of curated content for self-improvement – written for aspiring freelancers, soon-to-be business owners, early-stage entrepreneurs, and anybody ready to make change and lead a fulfilled life. Entry #2: 02.01.21 Well, January was fun, wasn’t it? I mean, it’s not like we were in lockdown for the whole month or anything… 🙄 In … Continue reading “I get lockdown, but I get up again