Mindfulness has been proven to reduce anxiety through studies. Mindfulness-based therapy has been found to effectively decrease stress, anxiety and depression. Practicing mindfulness daily can improve mental health by focusing on sensations, thoughts, and not being critical.
Have you ever been nudged into making decisions before? More likely than not, whether you have noticed it or not, you have been nudged into making certain choices over others. Nudging for good, helps us break bad habits, and build new ones. Nudging can be applied to all behavioral changes. Read on to learn nudging principles and how we can use nudging for self-improvement.
Do you reach for your phone throughout the day to check on your social media? Do you feel an urge to grab your phone to see your friends have watched your seventh story of the day? Is sending memes your preferred way of maintaining relationships?
Behavioural Science is an interdisciplinary field, which seeks to understand how human beings behave. Behavioural science not only helps us identify why and how we make decisions, it also teaches us techniques to behave in a beneficial manner
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that recurs at a certain time of the year. The eponymous “Winter Blues” is a type of SAD. Our moods can be easily affected by a change in temperature or climate.
Dopamine, C8H11NO2, is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in the brain's reward system. Dopamine has many functions in the brain, including that of memory, muscle coordination and more importantly our reward system.
Why do we have trouble sleeping, and we wake up feeling unrested? This is due to bed time smartphone scrolling, which emits blue light that inhibits melatonin production, negatively affecting our sleep regulation. Learn tips on how to have a better night's sleep, starting with your smartphone!
Smartphones are engineered to be addictive while keeping us engaged, trains us to desire them and feel the need to to have them close to us at all times. Find out how a formerGoogle design ethicist exposed big tech companies’ unethical designs, how you can detect them, identify potential traps and gain back control over your digital devices.
We all struggle with productivity sometimes. Social media or our messaging apps could be culprits of our procrastinating tendencies. But did you know you can also use smartphones to counter these behaviours? The features are in-built and all you need to know is how to optimise them! Whether you have an iOS or Android, you can optimise your phone settings and improve your productivity today. Read more to learn the tips and tricks!
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