Cognitive Wisdom

You Are No Different

    If you love gossiping, you are no different. But wait, aren’t we always told to refrain ourselves from this outstandingly stupid activity? If you are indulging in this act then it’s not entirely your fault, simply because our language of communication has evolved as a need for social cohesion  and mutual prosperity. Our evolutionary …

5 Cool methods to ditch your autopilot life

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow: Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a young Steve Jobs had taken his own advice and decided to only pursue work he loved, he would probably have been one of the Los Altos Zen Center’s most popular teachers. But he didn’t follow this simple advice. Apple Computer was decidedly not born out of passion, but instead was the result of a lucky break – a “small-time” scheme that unexpectedly took off.

Training your Willpower muscle

What exactly happens in the brain when you crave something? First you see or smell something you desire which is enough to activate the reward system in the brain. The system releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine which activates the areas of the brain responsible for attention, motivation and action. These dopamine releases can be triggered …

The Science behind Habits

Habits are nothing more than neural pathways in the brain. They get thicker the more they’re used, and deteriorate when neglected. You create your own habits simply by repeating activities until they get easier and easier. The basal ganglia, is tasked with programming our repetitive behaviours so that we hardly think about them. Consider the …

Are you a perfectionist?

If you are, do you consider it to be a positive quality? Perfectionism, despite sounding positive, isn’t worth pursuing. It’s different than striving to be your best, and is definitely unrelated to self-improvement. Rather, it revolves around the fundamental fear of shame. Let me explain. Perfectionism, in short, is the belief that, if we live, …

Perceived Weakness

Do you have any idea that you are the sub atomic manifestation of this omnipotent cosmos. You are an absolute entity: very special, unique and complete in every respect. All those self limiting believes that you may have harboured within you is creation of your culture – reinforced by society and habitually drilled into every …

Distracted Focus

Oxymoron”…For sure, but somehow the term is quite spot on, when it comes to summarizing most of the events in our life. There is no denying that life of a student in 21st century is the most complicated and distracted one. The information deluge in form of continuous communication and online consumption has made the …