How to tell when your inner critic is lying through its teeth!

[4 minute psychology] “Thanks Rebecca, now I feel like less of a Ph.D. fuck up”. The ex-doctoral student was responding to my congratulations on his job promotion. He hadn’t completed his Ph.D. I wish everyone had a Ph.D. Then everyone … Continued

[1 minute psychology] ‘Failures’ are the stepping stones to success

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again – Nelson Mandela Thanks Nelson, I need frequent reminding that ‘failures’ are often the stepping stones to success – … Continued

Procrastination is a phobia – and can be cured like one

[3 minute psychology] The ten minute timer trick (described here) for beating procrastination may appear simple, and it is, but there’s some intriguing – and very useful – psychology behind it. First, a definition of phobia: phobia n. a persistent and irrational … Continued

The 10 minute trick for beating procrastination

[3 minute psychology] The 10-minute trick for beating procrastination Ever noticed the hardest part is getting started? Ever noticed that once you’ve finally started it’s not so bad? Why it’s so hard getting started But getting started can be really hard. That’s … Continued