30-Day Challenges: The Ultimate Guide (Plus 27 Bonus Ideas)

30 day challenges

Are you taking the easy path in life, relaxing in your comfort zone?

Or are you living a life of experiment and excitement?

Perhaps you have certain goals that are never accomplished…

You know that you need to take action but get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task and are unsure where to start…

Well, say hello to 30-day challenges.

Focused Attention: The Secret to Success

focused attention on the milky way

Focused attention is perhaps our most valuable resource.

Let’s face it, when we’re just one distraction away from losing our train of thought, it’s easy to become derailed.

When our phones offer the quick dopamine hit of diverting our efforts, it’s unsurprising that many projects never begin, tasks remain uncompleted and startups go unstarted.

Want to Achieve Your Goals? Focus on the Feeling

achieve your goals checklist

Growing up, I’d always been extremely active, playing sport and embracing a movement-based lifestyle.

However, my activity levels deteriorated when I went to university, and along with it, the peace of mind that inevitably results from working out.

How to Deal With Loneliness: A Simple Guide

how to deal with loneliness

Do you have close friends and loved ones and yet still not know how to deal with loneliness?

That aching, gnawing feeling, that despite the close proximity of other humans, you don’t have the emotional connection you need…

We’re a social species after all. From an evolutionary perspective, we’ve come to rely on each other, not just for physical backup, but for psychological support too.

Cracking the Morning Routine Code: The Secret of a Successful Daily Ritual

morning-routine

Do you make the most of your mornings?

My guess is maybe not.

Many of us wake up and immediately pick up the digital candy by our bed for an early morning mobile phone fix.

We check social media, browse messages and reply to emails, reacting to the online cacophony, all before our brains have even woken up.

It’s no wonder that we feel like we’re playing catch up for the rest of our day.

Surely there must be a better way? Well yes, you clever little dolphin. Yes, there is.

35 Years and Counting

35-years-and-counting

Well, it’s official. I’m 35 years old as of today. 

And in truth, it feels like somewhat of a milestone. A time to lift my eyes from the asphalt and see where the hell I am. 

As my brother wrote in his birthday message, “I hope you’re growing your beard to new and distinguished lengths, along with your age.” 

You Are Not Your Thoughts

you-are-not-your-thoughts

Do you get caught up in your thoughts?

Perhaps you get so carried away in mental imagery that you lose all sense of time and place…

It’s a common phenomenon. We live so much of our life behind our eyeballs and within our senses, that we might as well be in solitary confinement. 

Developing Intuition in 3 Surprisingly Simple Steps

developing intuition

Don’t you wish you instinctively knew what to do with your life?
 
For most of us, deciding what to do with ourselves is like trying to find a black cat in a dark room.
 
We fumble around and generally get frustrated.
 
In contrast, some people just seem to glide through life making one good decision after another. The cheek.
 
So, how do we be less like us and more like them?

12 Reasons Why Meditation Is Awesome (and You Should Start Now)

reasons to meditate

What does the word “meditation” mean to you?

Perhaps you imagine loincloth-clad hippies, contorting themselves into lotus positions under waterfalls.

Well, after much scientific tinkering and prodding, meditation is now reaching the masses.

Let’s see why.