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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Whether you’re stuck on a life-changing decision or mulling over daily activities, knowing what to do feels like a debilitating question. Do you take on that new job or stick with your current one? Do you want to watch that movie or do you feel like doing something else? I’ve been in lockdown for over two months now, and while I’ve got my writing and … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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How To Know When You’re Thinking Too Much

Whenever I feel like I’m thinking too much, I ask myself: is this really as big a problem as I think it is? More often than not, it isn’t worth my peaking stress levels. And sometimes it’s not even a problem to begin with! Today, for example, my thoughts spiraled around whether this blog is good enough and if I should change it. And all … Continue reading How To Know When You’re Thinking Too Much

How To Help Your Vaccine-Hesitant Friends Get Vaccinated

I’ve spent the better part of this year arguing with vaccine-hesitant friends on social media. I’ve thrown them peer-reviewed articles, clear-cut statistics, and plenty of logic — but none of this is helping. That’s because people are not likely to change their views during a conflicting argument. Instead, they dig themselves deeper. The fact is, we don’t like being wrong; it’s just not a nice … Continue reading How To Help Your Vaccine-Hesitant Friends Get Vaccinated

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How To Research In The Misinformation Age

Intelligence isn’t just being right; it’s knowing when you’re wrong. We live in a world where being wrong is bad. It’s all about being right and making sure the world knows it. But what if I told you that being wrong is part and parcel of what it means to be intelligent. Because once you know you’re wrong, you will almost always strive to be … Continue reading How To Research In The Misinformation Age

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What It’s Like To Have A Ridiculously High Sex Count

I wish I could tally up all the people I’ve slept with, but the fact is I can’t. Or, putting it better: the task is nearly impossible. To hazard a guess, I’d say the number sits between 100–200. But in all honesty, it could be more. Put simply: I’ve lost my sex count. Of course, it’s not something I’d happily gloat about. Sure, some people (men) … Continue reading What It’s Like To Have A Ridiculously High Sex Count

How To Write When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Right now, I am lockdown in my home city of Sydney, Australia. So it’s not an amazing time to write anything. When the most exciting part of your life is going grocery shopping, it’s kind of hard to feel enthusiastic about writing. Especially when misery is seen every time you leave the house. All those masks, all them harsh restrictions, all that mind-numbing boredom! And … Continue reading How To Write When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Take Yourself On A Date

It may seem weird going on a date by yourself, but that’s only because we live in a social society. We fear the label of ‘Loner’ as if it’s a terrible thing. But all those people who label others as such are controlled by that fear themselves. Or they don’t love themselves enough. They require constant affection from others to feel good. So I implore … Continue reading Take Yourself On A Date

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Meditation Is Simply Not Thinking

What comes to mind when I say the word meditation? Monks? The word ‘om’? Most of us would conjure up the image of someone sitting cross-legged while pinching their fingers. But meditation is simpler than that. And no, you don’t have to sit cross-legged to experience the benefits. As someone who’s dealt with anxiety thanks to a rampant mind, I know all too well the … Continue reading Meditation Is Simply Not Thinking