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Stop wasting time on things you don’t enjoy

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The sunk cost fallacy is a phenomenon that we have all been victims of at one point or another. The idea is that we continue with an activity because we’ve already committed resources to it, not because the outcome will outweigh the resources committed. I often only hear the sunk cost fallacy referenced from an economic standpoint. When you take a step back and view resources committed outside the realm of money invested, things such as time and effort, you will start to see all of the different areas of life that this phenomenon affects. In an economic sense, it’s…

Turn off the noise and find out what you’ve been missing

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A few months ago, I was confronted with an innocuous question at work. “When do you have your best ideas?” My answers were: mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, and in the shower. What do these two things have in common? First, they are all mundane tasks that require physical activity and very little brainpower. Second, and just as importantly, they are all brief periods where I am unplugged. These are times when I am not drowning out my thoughts by popping on a podcast or listening to loud music. This got me thinking, what are other activities I could…

It’s an exciting time to be a horror fan, these films define why

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Before the pandemic hit and halted the entire indie film industry, horror movies were having a moment. It feels like, over the last 10 years, there has been an endless stream of indie horror movies that pushed the genre past the boundaries of the generic studio fare of the early aughts. The production company at the forefront of this movement was A24, they put out movies like Hereditary, It Comes at Night, The Lighthouse, Midsommar, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and that just scratches the…

How this “negative” trait can be used to your advantage

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I often hear people talk about the concept of an addictive personality as if it’s an affliction that someone suffers with, as a completely negative trait in a person. If that’s the case, what does that mean for me?

Addictive tendencies are something I was born with, this trait has led me to some very low lows, but also some very high highs. To illustrate my point of this being viewed as a personality defect, just google “addictive personality”, the first result is an addiction health hotline, and not too far down the page you’ll see a handful of articles…

Serious running has nothing to do with how far, how fast, or how often you run. So what is it?

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Three years ago, I officially became a runner. This wasn’t a difficult task as all I had to do was get a pair of shoes and get outside. The next step was crossing the threshold from casual running to serious running. Do I know the exact date when this happened? No. Is there a specific weekly mileage count that pushes you into the serious runner category? Nope.

So, what do I mean when I say that I crossed a threshold to become a serious runner? To me, the transition from casual running to serious running can one hundred percent be…

Getting sober is hard — finding a purpose in life is even harder

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I stopped using drugs and alcohol on May 7, 2011, at 19. I won’t bore you with what my life was like before sobriety. I will tell you how becoming a consistent runner has completely changed my relationship with sobriety, myself, and others.

For a long time, the only hard thing I did in my life was getting sober, and to be completely honest, it was not something I was comfortable talking about with the outside world. It was an internal struggle and I am extremely fortunate to have made it to the other side. I do not view myself…

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