Articles and Papers:
The Making of a Corporate Athlete: (The Performance Triangle explained)
Interesting article discussing the balance between stress (challenge) and rest - That life is an artist balance of the two to motivate us moving forward and the time we give ourselves for peace, sleep and reflection. Neither are to be underestimated.
What is Emotional Intelligence?: Most of us are aware how powerful emotions can be, yet also struggle with ‘acting how we might wish’ when reflecting upon a difficult emotional experience. So, how can we build these skills and what is needed? Why is EQ more important in determining life success than IQ? I felt this article clearly lays out the different components of EQ, outlining the many benefits to our lives, offering more option to understand our own actions (self-awareness) and be key to better relationships, increased well-being, and more effective communication skills.
This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week: (Mindset and routines)
Medium is a wonderful platform for reading articles, a wide variety of subjects and perspectives. Short articles offer interesting thoughts, concepts and advice. This article looks at ways to create more space during our 24hour cycle using daily habits to re-organise priorities.
The Wheel of Life: (Chinese/Buddhist Philosophy)
‘The Wheel of Life’ is one of the most common subjects of Buddhist art regarding samsara, the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Learning about dukkha, the world of pain and dissatisfaction equally balanced nirvana, the condition of being free from suffering. In the Sanskrit the word samsara means "passing through" or "flowing on".
Using Self-Awareness Theory: (Positive Psychology)
Psychologists Discover Secret to Achieving Goals: (Goal Setting)
Interesting Topics of Thought:
Neurobiology: Importance of Sleep
I have recently come across Andrew Huberman’s work and completely blown away. The topics are fascinating, detailed and relevant for human development. He is able to share such complex subjects with clarity and detail in such simple delivery. In this video, AH explains the important and impacts of good sleep - patterns, techniques and biological traits that we all share and therefore by knowing them can create the optimal sleep behaviours, which will spring board you into a NEW and better life (I am not afraid to make that claim!). Get ahead, by getting your head down! DON’T MISS THIS!!
Books and Reference:
The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy: (Barnaby B Barratt - 2010 PALGRAVE MACMILLIAN)
10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms (Vishen Lakhiani - 2010 PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE)
Mastery: (Robert Greene - 2012 VIKING PRESS)