Go nuts to find your balance

Go nuts to find your balance

About a month ago, I wrote about how keeping a feelgood journal can help you train your brain to be more optimistic. It’s a perfect example of going to an extreme as a form of overcompensation. And I’d argue it’s something we all do and it can be very effective if used well. So today, I want to explore how can we use overcompensation to find the right balance in whatever we want to do....

March 29, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus
Why you should go broke

Why you should go broke

At least once…

March 17, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus
Feelgood journal

Feelgood journal

A simple method I used to train my brain to be more optimistic.

March 1, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus
Finding yourself as you go

Finding yourself as you go

I want to share with you my struggle today. Even after two years of writing, I still sometimes don’t know what this site is about. The symptom is that I keep rewriting my bio every few weeks. It just doesn’t feel accurate. Because of that, I often get demotivated to share my work anywhere because my brain hates ambiguity. It likes when things fit into clearly labeled boxes before they get presented to the world....

February 24, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus
Train your brain to be optimistic

Train your brain to be optimistic

How to stop having negative reactions to everything that happens to you.

February 8, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus
Become an expert on yourself

Become an expert on yourself

How to practice self-awareness and get your life under control.

February 3, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus
The power of being lost

The power of being lost

How to keep getting lost and find yourself anyway.

January 31, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus
4 ways to do a year reflection

4 ways to do a year reflection

The year’s end is an opportunity to zoom out from the daily chaos and see the bigger picture of where your life is going. What worked well for you this year? What surprised you? What do you want more or less of in your life? Learn about yourself I’m doing a reflection every year. I like to mentally close whatever I fucked up last year and move on towards the sweet sweet failures awaiting me in the next one....

December 23, 2021 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus
Be bad to get good

Be bad to get good

Whatever you are trying to learn, if you are not willing to be bad at it first, you will never get good.

December 20, 2021 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus
Make a positive difference without losing your mind

How to be as useful as you can

Make a positive difference without losing your mind.

October 17, 2021 · 7 min · Ondrej Markus