How *not* to worry about things.

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Long silent road leading to an unknown corner
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For many of us living in today’s Western world, the future has become of uttermost importance to us. But in many cases, this dependence creates unnecessary stress, worries and anxieties in our lives. We worry about distant matters that are yet to happen and rarely ever do happen.

But in this post we will reveal the fantasy of the Worry, and how you can regain control of your life stress-free without any worries interrupting your momentum.

Many of us love to get serious when it comes to decision-making. …


Exploring concepts to change the gear of your mindset and live a meaningful, purposeful life

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Happy atmosphere at a birthday party
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Living the modern Western lifestyle means we rarely have the chance to appreciate the absurdity but simultaneous beauty of life. We can become so tied down with doing task after tedious task or working through endless to-do lists that we forget to live the authentic experience of life.

The most valuable experiences are the days where we feel we have wings — days where we feel we have complete freedom and retain purpose. Purpose can even be achieved on bad days — the times we feel we are given a healing hug or see a positive light shining towards the…


Discover the multitude of health benefits from these three quick, easy food options.

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Vector graphic of two salmon fish
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In the current health awareness age, it is easy to see how one can be misguided by advice telling us to fill our cupboards with various fancy foods or to go hunt for some rare, expensive, one-of-a-kind product. Take this, on top of the advice of being able to prepare complex, time-consuming dishes, and the healthy-eating lifestyle does not seem a very persuasive choice.

The good news: it doesn’t have to be so hard.


Optimising all aspects of your being.

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Figure climbs up a mountain with picaxe
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Keeping a habit of writing things down has completely transformed my work, social and personal life in the last three years. In the Information Age we live in today, there is little room to properly process information, and, more concerningly, little space to connect with our thoughts.

However, the following guide will take you through three game-changing systems I have in place to organise my notes and, in effect, my life.

Life Notes

The first system of note-taking I have in place is what I refer to as my life notes. This is your go-to place for your best thoughts, ideas, and…


Exploring the latest neuroscience research revealing the hidden strengths of sleep.

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Girl laying down on a comfortable bed.
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We all have access to a free medicine to prevent disease, enhance creativity and strengthen our memory: sleep. Yet, many of us fail to take full advantage of this evolutionary superpower. More than just switching off for the day ahead, science is beginning to reveal the hidden magic behind sleep — the inner-workings that may offer significant influences on our waking lives. Here are some surprising functionalities of sleep discussed by Matthew Walker in his best-selling book Why We Sleep.

Healing Emotions Through Dreaming

Sleeping, or more particularly dreaming, may play an important role in washing and cleansing our brains of any negative emotions…


Making sense of your mind to conquer your struggles and shift your perception.

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Growing flower against a pasty white background
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The idea of writing your thoughts down isn’t something new. But with apps like Daylio and Gratitude, there has certainly been a trend in the journaling sphere. Despite the numerous benefits of keeping a gratitude journal, its use by many is approached only on a surface level.

Many resources define the practice of personal journaling with statements similar to:

‘Write down three good things that happened today.’

This does, on the one hand, add some clarity and momentum to your day. By simply drawing attention to the brighter elements of your day, you will help solidify them in your memory…


Make your life something special

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Figure looking up at a colourful space
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Many of us enjoy sharing stories with close friends, but how often do you take the time to reflect on your own stories?

Often we find ourselves running on the treadmill of modern life, leaving little time through the day to reflect on our emotions and situations as we swiftly move to the next task at hand.

But by simply setting aside a 10-minute block to journal every day, you’ll be able to connect with yourself on a deep level, presenting opportunities to discover new ideas and perspectives. …


Organising your tasks, ideas and self one day at a time

Summer season is drawing to a close, and many students (including myself) are preparing to return to study. The nature of lockdown has welcomed many unexpected opportunities for people to explore new passions and work on projects.

Maybe you’ve discovered a new side to your creative self you never knew existed. Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with cooking, reading, making music or if you’re me, creating an online card magic course.

Regardless, with semester 1 of University in sight, many of us students returning know that this endless gold mine of time will soon diminish — our days now structured…


Can having purpose reshape our lives?

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Man on top of cliff looking out at woodland views
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In the modern Western world, many of us seem to live our lives in a similarly structured fashion. We go to school for education, getting us ready for College, University, until we eventually find a job to satisfy our financial needs so we can live in reasonable standards. It’s no wonder so many of us have mediocre work lives functioning in autopilot mode through our long tiring days.

When we live in this robotic way that society has constructed, we find there is little time to explore the full essence of life and what we truly love. It becomes harder…


This method doesn’t make your plans look good, it makes your work look good.

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Hand holding out light bulb over pale sky
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How many times have you made a plan with scheduled times for tasks that move forwards and stretch longer indefinitely? ‘By 5:20’ becomes ‘By 5:40’ and before you know it, you miss out on tasks as your do-it-tomorrow list grows again like it did the day before.

If you’re reading this, it is likely that you’re searching for innovative ways to improve productivity and efficiency in your work or student life. We’ve all heard of the advice ‘Turn off all distractions’ and whilst this is true and is an effective tool, it is not the holy grail for mastering productivity…

Joe Brown

Musician, magician, and writer from Yorkshire, England. Exploring the essence of living through psychology and philosophy.

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