Hey there, folks! Today, let’s dive into the topic of building inner strength and how it can help us tackle those tricky, challenging situations that life throws our way. We all know life isn’t always a walk in the park, but by cultivating our inner strength, we can face adversity head-on and come out stronger on the other side. So, let’s buckle up and explore some tips and tricks in this quick post to help us develop that unbreakable spirit!Continue reading “Building Inner Strength: 8 Tips to Harness Your Power to Overcome Difficult Situations”
As human beings, we have a tendency to seek out information that reinforces our existing beliefs and values. This is known as confirmation bias, and it can have a profound impact on how we think and behave. When we surround ourselves with people who share our views, we are more likely to become entrenched in our beliefs and less likely to consider alternative perspectives. I have put this post together to look at the dangers of echo chambers as well as ways to mitigate it.Continue reading “The Power of Repetition: The Polarising Effect of Echo Chambers and Confirmation Bias”
Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? It’s a psychological phenomenon where people with low ability in a particular area tend to overestimate their own competence. In other words, they don’t know what they don’t know, and so they think they know more than they actually do. Meanwhile, people with high ability tend to underestimate their own competence, as they are more aware of how much they still have to learn.Continue reading “The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss”
Something I believe in and try (not always successfully) to embody is living life to the fullest and embracing every moment. One way, and probably the best way, to achieve this is through mindful living. Mindful living is about being present in the moment, cultivating awareness, and living with intention. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of mindful living and share practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.Continue reading “Mindful Living and Why It Is Important”
Welcome to the start of a new series (kind of) of blog posts where I talk about myself, what I get up to, and such things.
I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about my recent trip to the United States of America! Specifically, Chicago and Washington, D.C. I visited for a week each. It was my first time over to America and my first time travelling outside of Europe!Continue reading “At Home With Mike”
I think we all get to a point in our life where we stop and wonder, to ourselves or another, what am I doing with my life? Perhaps this point comes at retirement when your job can no longer define you. Maybe you have just finished university and you are not sure what to do now. Perhaps you have been in the same job or field for years and it is becoming apparent that it is not what you wanted from life. You are not alone in these thoughts.Continue reading “Asking yourself: What am I doing with my life?”
Human beings are creatures of constant change. It is not our way to be just one thing, in one place, for all of our time. For some, falling into the unchanging ‘tree-like’ stance can be detrimental to their wellbeing. It is our habits and preferences that can take root and make us immovable. This prevents us from progression in our life and causes stagnation. Breaking free of our roots and moving forward with our lives is not something impossible to accomplish, however. This post will take a look at how we can encourage fresh growth in your life by making the smallest modifications and setting new goals.Continue reading “Encourage fresh growth in your life”
As is ever the case, the year of 2019 seemed to fly by! I know that in my own life so much happened last year, and I’m sure you have had a lot happen to you too. Hopefully what happened to you fell in line with what you wanted to happen in 2019. Your goals, aspirations, and Resolutions for the year. I know mine did (for the most part!) and, hopefully, you also had a successful year of getting things done! In this post, I will talk about why goals are important and how I stay motivated with my goals. I’ll do a Roundup of how my 2019 goals went (original 2019 goal post here) and what I have planned for 2020. I’ll also discuss how I plan to keep and achieve these goals and some tips you can apply in your own life!Continue reading “How to be Successful with your 2020 Goals (& 2019 Goal Roundup)”
I have some interview tips for you today, although my own interview experience has not always been brilliant. For the most part, my stories involving interviews are tales of woe. I’m am known to be bad at interviews! Even with confidence before going in I still suddenly have issues when answering questions. A change in the tone or pitch of my voice or abrupt memory loss is a common problem I have. Luckily it isn’t normally an issue that goes past the first interview question once I’ve settled in.Continue reading “My experiences with interviews and tips to answer 4 basic questions you almost always get”
In order to fully comprehend everything you are about to learn from this site, you need to have a working knowledge of a few key topics. One of those is mindfulness. So, let’s look at what it is and why it is important to you in your life.Continue reading “Mindfulness: what is it and why should it matter to you?”
It is that glorious time of year when (some) people make resolutions about how they are going to change their life’s over the coming year. Often related to fitness, and often failed within the first few months, resolutions and goals are often unattainable.
We all love Christmas but an inevitable side effect is that we end up with even more stuff! From clothes to trivia games to the latest hobby aid it all takes up space. I tried to pre-empt it this year by throwing a few things out over the past week before the big day. Although admittedly when it came to the clothes I only just got around to ditching the excess.