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The Happiness Trap (Book Summary)

19 Dec 2020 4 minute read 2 comments Dastan

1-Sentence-Summary: The Happiness Trap offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to implementing Acceptances and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an effective method for loosening the grip of negative emotions so you can follow your values in life. Favorite...

3 Ways to Get Better

28 Nov 2020 6 minute read 0 comments Dastan

Here are three popular ways to “get better” — 1) therapy, 2) journaling, and 3) meditation—and why I believe they’re all actually kinda the same thing.  Let’s get into it.  1. Why does talking to someone about our problems make us feel better? Therap...

Matt Haig's Reasons To Stay Alive (Summary)

14 Nov 2020 4 minute read 1 comment Dastan

1-Sentence-Summary: Reasons To Stay Alive shows you the dangers and difficulties surrounding mental illness, uncovers the stigma around it, and identifies how to recover from it by sharing the story of Matt Haig’s recovery after an awful panic attack...

This is why willpower alone won't make you successful

22 Aug 2020 4 minute read 1 comment Dastan

Success isn't that difficult; it merely involves taking twenty steps in a single direction. Most people take one step in twenty directions.  Do you remember the last goal you accomplished and how good it felt? Perhaps you were proud of shedding som...

When productivity becomes an addiction

13 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Dastan

Being a productivity junky The brain can become addicted to productivity just as it can to other addiction sources, such as drugs, gambling, or shopping. As with all addictions, the desire for the stimulant continues to increase while withdrawal symp...

How to Be Resilient in the Face of Massive Adversity

12 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Dastan

You’re not blessed with resilience; you build it. The world of self-help YouTube self improvement mindset habits routines it's a very strange place. We like to focus on the things that we can control and certainly there is a huge power in this, bu...

This is Why You're Not Successful

8 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Dastan

Everybody wants to be successful in some way, shape or form. The trouble is most people want to be seen or known as successful more than they want to break the necessary bad habits required to actually be successful. That's because the lifestyle and...

10 Signs Insecurities Are Ruining Your Life

3 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Dastan

Do you find yourself constantly comparing your life with others? If you're avidly checking up on old classmates, your ex or even your friends on Instagram or Facebook, let's be real here, are you really just curious or does it come from a dark place...

To Boost Your Productivity, Embrace the ‘Hard Stop’

1 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Dastan

One reason why mountaineering can be so dangerous is because of The Sunk Cost Fallacy: the idea that just because you've invested time and effort in something that's reason enough to stick with it. Once you've traveled a long distance it's easy to do...

How to Make Smarter Decisions by Designing Your Defaults

3 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Dastan

Default choices 90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.To make smarter choices, design smarter defaults. And habits can be developed by shaping the...