Life and Bad Habits

   “A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.” - Wikipedia This short definition provides everything we need to know about a habit. In my opinion, the most important part is that habits tend to occur subconsciously. Because of this, I’m wondering how much control we really... 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 →

What Strengthens Your Procrastination?

You surely noticed that sometimes it’s harder to do some things even though you’ve done the a million times before. What has changed? You are pretty much the same and the situation is also pretty much the same, so why procrastination is stronger sometimes? There are multiple reasons and all of them are related to... Continue Reading →

Why is Fear so Important?

We’re always afraid of something. It’s part of our human nature and it’s a survival instinct. When we’re afraid of something we tend to avoid that thing or to run away from it, which will strengthen both the fear and our response to it. However, fear is just an emotion, just like joy. It’s not... Continue Reading →

Is Social Anxiety a Habit?

   Don’t throw rotten tomatoes just because of the title. If we think about a habit, it’s nothing more than a strong neural path which have been developed and strengthened over the years. So over the years we developed a certain behavioural pattern we apply in social situations. But where does that behavioural pattern come... Continue Reading →

Can we beat homeostasis?

   This question has been raised by Natalie and I found it to be a very interesting topic to think about. I think about homeostasis just as I think about comfort zone (even though it’s a biological thing like maintaining the temperature, the level of each hormone released, the blood pressure and so on). Here... Continue Reading →

Are we defined by our habits?

   I received this book called Daily Rituals by Mason Currey as a gift from my wife and I just read a few pages. It’s a book with the daily habits (rituals) that people like Voltaire, Mozart, Benjamin Franklin and many others had. I knew that our habits are important, but how important?    Two... Continue Reading →

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