What Racism Does to Us and How to Defeat It

By Troy Headrick I’ll start this one off with a confession.  Lately, I’ve been feeling depressed and overwhelmed.  These feelings are a byproduct of what I see happening in America, the place I currently live, and elsewhere, especially in parts of Europe. As everyone certainly knows, America’s president is Donald Trump.  (Just having to say... Continue Reading →

Concentrate, but How?

Hi everyone, I want to talk about study/work habits today because I just came out of a heavy study period as of yesterday and I noticed certain things that changed. We all strive for efficiency at work. The goal is to maximize the outcome and minimize the effort without cutting down on the results. If... Continue Reading →

What Cars and Driving Do to Us

By Troy Headrick I had been thinking for several days about the possibility of writing something about automobiles and driving and the impact these things have on our mental health and happiness, and then I saw that Betul Erbasi had published this piece on slowing down.  As someone who writes regularly for Pointless Overthinking, I... Continue Reading →

Balance: Did you reach it yet?

Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about something that came up a few days ago in a discussion with a friend. That something is the idea that we are all heading towards the same destination in our journey of life, no matter where we start from. Let’s materialize this a little bit. We probably... Continue Reading →

Slow Down

Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about something that comes to my mind every now and then and something that affects all our lives. That point is our fast lives and how it affects our memories. Let’s start. In modern life, things are too fast. Something happens all the time everyone’s lives and we... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Write and Publish?

By Troy Headrick Several days ago I needed to leave the writing center I manage and walk to the college library to pick up some reading that is relevant to some research I am doing.  So I turned the center over to my very capable tutors and began the ten-minute stroll across campus to the... Continue Reading →

Mental Food

Hi all, Today, I am going to talk about food again, but a different type, namely mental food, aka thoughts. If you want to read my earlier post about food-food, check out this link. We have all probably heard the phrase ‘We are what we eat’, right? That is why we should be careful about... Continue Reading →

We Find Ourselves by Losing Ourselves

By Troy Headrick I want to begin this one with a story.  Years ago, back when I first started my career as an academician, I had this strange midlife crisis.  I call it “strange” because I wasn’t anywhere near the middle of my life at the time it occurred. It manifested itself in this way: ... Continue Reading →

Morning vs. Night

I am a natural morning person. Even when I was a kid or teenager, I enjoyed waking up early and watching everything around me come to life. And I have always been my most creative, energetic and productive during morning hours. Because of that, I tended to schedule my day so that I would finish... Continue Reading →

Freewriting: A Great Writing Tool (Part Two)

By Troy Headrick About a week ago, I wrote (and published) “Freewriting:  A Great Writing Tool (Part One.”  Today, I’m ready to follow up with part two. Lots of people commented on the first installment.  For example, deelib68 asked, “Is freewriting meant to be read afterwards?  I did it once and it was very stream... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Ambitions

Let’s talk about dreams, shall we? Because we all have them. Dreams are nice. We like having them. They let us envision something that we might not yet have but wish to have one day. Dreams act as encouragers for us to achieve things. Without dreams, we would not have willingness to do things. But,... Continue Reading →

Freewriting: A Great Writing Tool (Part One)

By Troy Headrick Writing!  A topic of great interest at Pointless Overthinking.  In fact, Bogdan has written a number of blogs about writing and the psychology of putting things down on paper.  For example, there’s this one which begins by asking if the act of writing helps writers write better.  (I would answer such a... Continue Reading →

Guilt of Breaks

Today, I want to talk about something that I often struggle with: taking a break. Well, I am by nature a bit lazy. But when it comes to academia and research, I am probably not because I like it a lot. Because I like it a lot, I tend to overwork (just like most other... Continue Reading →

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