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Top Mental Strategies to Get You Through Doing Things You Don’t Like

We all have to do things in life that we don’t necessarily like to do: a project at work, doing chores around the house, going to the gym, or attending an event you don’t want to go to. That’s just part of being responsible and taking care of what needs to be done in life. While it can be tedious, boring, and unpleasant to do these activities, psychologists have developed various “mental strategies” to make these activities a little easier…

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The Mindset for Making the Right Decisions in Life – Life Optimizer

The way you make decisions is essential. After all, your life is just the result of your decisions. So how do you make the right decisions in life? I found something interesting in the book summary of Reinvent Yourself. It says that in order to advance in life, you should make growth-oriented decisions instead of fear-based ones. For example, let’s say that you are in a job that you don’t like. If you decided to stay because you are afraid…

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My Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles From 2018

As we approach the upcoming new year, it’s always a great time to take a step back and reflect on what we’ve learned and experienced over the past twelve months. First, let me ask you an important question: “Are you better or worse than you were exactly one year ago today? Or about the same?” I sincerely hope it was a good and productive year for you; but even if it wasn’t, keep in mind this is just one chapter…

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How to Make the Most of the Rest of This Year – Life Optimizer

We are now only a couple weeks away from the new year. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get anything done during this time, though. Even during the holiday season, you can still make the most of your time. Let’s finish this year strong! Here are some tips on how to do that. 1. Finish Your Project Yes, there are only a few days left, but you can make the most of them to finish your project. In fact, the…

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Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions – Life Optimizer

I recently read the book summary of Big Mistakes by Michael Batnick. The book has an interesting subtitle: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. Interesting combination, isn’t it? It contains story after story of how very smart people made bad decisions in investing. But how could that happen? How could these smart people make bad decisions? In essence, what happened was that they failed to manage their risks. They didn’t prepare themselves for the worst things that could happen.…

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