Dr. Jordan Peterson, aka “The Lobster King” and “Our dad from the internet” for the connoisseurs.
I’m kidding, but he is a brilliant clinical psychologist that has way of communicating powerful truths about how to work on our weaknesses. His lectures have helped me immensely in my personal development as a young adult, and hopefully these powerful insights can help you too.
And this isn’t to say that you should let go of your responsibilities and quit your job.
This mentality is all about seeing the opportunity in failing at something new in order to transcend, aiming at something meaningful…
Living by yourself is like riding a bicycle.
Once you learn to find your balance, you can really go far in personal growth.
Here is what I’ve learned from 7 years and counting of living independently as a young adult.
Here are a few:
These are just the types of living arrangements I’ve had experience with, but I can imagine there are more.
I went to college. Long nights in libraries or study halls, and I remember seeing study groups with coffees that decorated the table. But I also saw study groups during those same long nights, kettle plugged into a nearby wall, having tea parties. I would usually scoff when I saw that, $7 coffee in hand.
But after the shame of far too many overpriced coffees wore off, I really started to question if those tea bags held productivity secrets I didn’t know.
There is no doubt that coffee is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere. …
Sure, if your in your 20’s you’re an “adult” whatever the hell that means. But let’s face it. The 20’s are like the adolescent years of adulthood.
You’re still seen as a child to ‘older’ adults and your parents still patronize you about you buying groceries as they don’t believe you can cook. “Mom, I have YouTube…
“The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best”
-French Poet, Paul Valéry
We spend about 1/3 of our lives in our bedroom space. So finding ways to sleep better and feel more rested should obviously be top priority. And it is.
Below are 4 bite sized psychology based tips to help make your mornings a little brighter, in every sense.
Prep some things you usually do in the morning the night before. I personally like the structure of laying out my things in order, like a fleece sweater rolled on…
Have you ever been bothered by “Motivation Monday” posts by celebrities and influencers on Instagram and other sites? — I have.
They clearly had many “motivated” people help them look amazing for that “6:03 AM” post, that I’m *cough, but not COVID* almost certain wasn’t taken on a Monday morning.
Then someone with cartoonishly large camera with a zillion buttons took dozens of shots, found one the influencer liked and edited it. Heck, maybe even gave it to yet another person, just to write “Monday Motivation” for them, and uploaded it.
— What a world —
My point is this…
Crossing Borders and Learning Go Hand in Hand
I grew up in constant motion. For more than 20 years my folks and I have traveled up and down Latin America, for family reasons and a portion of my schooling abroad. Being raised this way very much shaped the way I see and interact with people.
Some quick context
Hi there! I’m Mar, a Psychology grad that loves writing, and an advocate for developing your best, most adaptive self :)