Intuitive Thinking: Is Your Gut Instinct Always Right?

Intuitive Thinking: Is Your Gut Instinct Always Right?

Have you ever been in a situation where you intuitively knew the right thing to do but couldn’t explain why or how you arrived at that knowledge? How does intuitive thinking work? Should you always trust your intuition? When we think unconsciously or intuitively, we make judgments without understanding why, or sometimes even without realizing we’ve made them. However, that does not mean that intuitive thinking is a fluke or some higher power guiding us—there is a logical explanation for it. Keep reading to learn how intuition works and how you can access it on demand. 

Common Symptoms of ADHD to Look Out For

Common Symptoms of ADHD to Look Out For

What are some common symptoms of ADHD? What are the primary and secondary symptoms of ADHD? Primary symptoms of ADHD are symptoms of the condition itself, whereas secondary symptoms are the psychological effects of having the disorder. You must identify your symptoms to find and implement the most effective treatment for your ADHD. Here’s a list of common symptoms of ADHD, according to the authors of Driven to Distraction.

The Top 10 Self-Discipline Books

The Top 10 Self-Discipline Books

What role does self-discipline play in your life? Is discipline a fixed trait or is it something you can improve through practice? Most people think of discipline as a virtue, an admirable trait that we strive for but don’t always achieve. But science tells a different story: Discipline is like a muscle that can be trained with practice.  In this article, we’ve rounded up the best self-discipline books to add to your reading list.

Driven to Distraction: Book Overview & Takeaways

Driven to Distraction: Book Overview & Takeaways

What is the book Driven to Distraction about? What are the main takeaways? In Driven to Distraction, Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey explore what we know about ADHD through the lens of real people who have it. Hallowell, a psychiatrist, and Ratey, a professor of psychology, both specialize in and have ADHD. Read below for a brief overview of their book Driven to Distraction.

Unexpected Consequences: Predicting the Unpredictable

Unexpected Consequences: Predicting the Unpredictable

Do your decisions often backfire because something unexpected comes up? How can you minimize unintended consequences from throwing off your plans? Life is unpredictable, and every decision or choice we make has the potential to backfire. According to Peter Bevelin, the author of Seeking Wisdom, we can minimize the unintended consequences of our decisions by engaging in systems thinking. Let’s explore two concepts from systems thinking that can help us avoid unexpected consequences.

How to Analyze People: A Guide to Judging Character

How to Analyze People: A Guide to Judging Character

Are you a good judge of character? What are some things you should look out for when trying to size up what a person is all about?  Knowing how to analyze people is an essential skill that will help you get ahead both in your personal and professional life. If you know how to judge someone’s character, you’ll be better at making friends, securing clients, and, generally, getting what you want. On the flip side, you’ll be harder to manipulate and take advantage of.  Keep reading to learn how to analyze people so you can connect with them more effectively. 

How Negative, Unhelpful Thoughts Set You Back

How Negative, Unhelpful Thoughts Set You Back

Do you struggle with negative thoughts? How does negative thinking warp your perception of reality? Negative thoughts provide your brain with false evidence that reality is bad, trapping you in a negative mindset that causes unnecessary suffering. While some negative thoughts may feel warranted, they are ultimately unhelpful thoughts—they won’t help you solve the problem. Here’s how negative thoughts cause you to misinterpret reality.