How To Feel Better

How To Feel Better

Humans are engaged in a never-ending battle to regulate their emotional and physiological states. This ranges from simple stuff, like keeping our body temperature within a certain narrow range, to more complicated stuff like managing our emotional state, usually...
Capturing Motivation

Capturing Motivation

A pattern often discussed in personal development circles is a burst of motivation, during which one makes big plans, maybe even completes parts of them, and then falls off when the surge of motivation passes – which it inevitably does. You can use these surges...
5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

5 Ways To Have More Energy After Work

If you work a day job, especially one you have to commute to and from, it can be hard to feel like doing anything when you return in the evening. This is a big problem if you have a family or a side project and a huge problem if you have a family and a side project....
Focus is Freedom

Focus is Freedom

Memorial Day is a good time to talk about freedom. The climate today is not exactly one of gratitude, but if you can avoid being too caught up in politics, it’s easy to see that freedom and opportunity we enjoy today are absolutely remarkable. Further, they were...
More Tired But Less Stressed

More Tired But Less Stressed

Something I’ve noticed when starting a new job is that, for the first few months, I need more sleep than normal. That’s saying something, because I always need a lot of sleep. I noticed it particularly at the start of my current job, which is likely because I had to...