5 Day Reading Challenge in September 2022 ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

5 Day Reading Challenge

Day 1๏ธโƒฃ

  1. Seeking Wisdom โ€” Lessons on Becoming an Outstanding Thinker by Thomas Oppong (4 mins) "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.โ€ Our biggest hindrance to self-improvement is not our ignorance but our unwillingness to learn.

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  1. Comparison Anxiety: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others by Dr. Hannah England (7 mins)

    You may compare yourself to others when you look at your social media. Here are tips on how to stop comparing yourself to others which makes feel anxious.

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  1. How to Create Space between Stimulus and Response by The Growth Equation (5 mins) How would you feel if you are asked to give a speech in front of 1000 people without prior notice? How can we handle unplanned situations more effectively? Use the method of affect labelling. Here's how.

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Day 2๏ธโƒฃ

  1. The Human Mind Is Not Meant to Be Awake After Midnight, Scientists Warn by Science Alert (6 mins)

    Are you a night owl? Researchers have found that staying awake at night negatively imfluences our reward/motivation system.

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  1. Youโ€™re Never Too Good for the Basics by Scott H. Young (5 mins)

    To master your skills, be it language skills or computer skills, we always push ourselves to a new limit. Oftentimes, we skip the steps of building the basics which hinders our abilities.

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  1. Why You Should Stop Reading News by Shane Parrish (7 mins)

    We often read a lot of news. However, this article suggests some reasons of why we should not read news. Alternatively, we can read more books.

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Day 3๏ธโƒฃ

  1. Your Brain "Wakes Upโ€ More Than 100 Times Each Night. Thatโ€™s Normal โ€” And Maybe Good by Ross Pomeroy (5 mins)

    Some people always wake up in the middle of the night, and they may be panic about it. However, researchers have found that some kinds of wake up is beneficial to us.

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  1. Self-improvement is Actually Actually Addictive โ€” If You Have the Right Frame of Mind by Neeramitra Reddy (4 mins)

    Building good habits and getting rid of the bad ones seem to be difficult. However, when you find the right reason and method for yourself, it becomes addictive.

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  1. The Feynman Technique 2.0: How to Take Your Learning to the Next Level by Chris Meyer (10 mins)

    Memorization is a traditional way of learning. Feynman suggested us 4 steps - study, teach, identify gaps and simplify โ€“ to make our learning and teaching more effective.

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Day 4๏ธโƒฃ

  1. You'll Forget Most of What You Learn. What Should You Do about That? by Adam Mastroianni (9 mins)

    When you are learning, do you aim for remembering all the important ideas? While this is a common goal for a lot of people, to Adam, this is not the case because itโ€™s normal that memories fade quickly.

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  1. Against Discipline by Irina Dumitrescu (5 mins)

    Adults are told to bear the responsibilities of working and taking care of the household. Sometimes we are too tired from these tasks and we lack time in being ourselves. Here, Irina tells you about our rebelliousness and discipline.

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  1. How To Be Resilient: 5 Secrets To Success When Life Gets Impossible by Eric Barker (10 mins)

    Will you be screaming when you are dealing with some stressful situations? Here are the 5 steps to build your resilience that enable you to perform better in a critical moment.

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Day 5๏ธโƒฃ

  1. Illusion of Transparency: Your Poker Face is Better Than You Think by FS Blog (7 mins)

    When we have strong emotions, we assume that people know our feelings as much as we do. In fact, most people, even your families or loved ones, pay much less attention to you than you have imagined.

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  1. Minfulness Hurts. That's Why It Works by Arthur C. Brooks (8 mins)

    Life is always full of uncertainty. It leads to the difficulty of being fully present. Mindfulness asks us to face the pain which makes us hurt. However, this is also why it works.

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  1. How to Break the Perfectionism-Procrastination Loop by Daniel Mangena (8 mins)

    โ€œI am just a perfectionistโ€. Is that how you frequently describe yourself? Here, Daniel thinks that perfectionism is a pretext for procrastination, arguing that it is a subconscious fear of change.

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