How the internet makes us more easily distracted

I wasn’t gonna be an overachiever and write TWICE in a week but I was going through some old blog posts and replacing some featured images to make sure I’m copyright compliant and came across this article where I talked about what the internet (and porn) is doing to your brain. And then I thought…

Sleep: How much is enough?

Hey, it’s me, the sleep obsessed one again. I did say I was gonna write a continuation of the previous article and I deliver on my promises. Not that anyone was waiting with bated breath. If you read my previous post and the accompanying links, you’d know by now that sleep is really important. Like…

Wake up better, stronger, smarter

Tis Monday. Monday kinda sucks sometimes eh? Then again, there might be some of you who pranced to school today because you just simply love that it’s yet another school week. I didn’t prance. I kinda dragged my feet. Just a little (sshh…don’t tell the VP…I don’t think he reads this blog). I kinda wish…

Boosting Productivity – Can We Really Multitask?

Wow…just realizing that the last I wrote was 29th May! I’m so bad at this…if I’m one of those bloggers making a living through their blog, I would have starved by now. It’s just that time really does fly. After 29th May, I had gone off on a hiking trip in Japan, then July came…

Getting more shuteye NOW!

So I’ve just almost concluded the resilience workshops with the JC2 classes (almost). And one of the things we talked about was how sleep was crucial as it comes to succeeding in school and that young people need about 8.5 to 9.25 hours of sleep which I wrote about in another post. So after the…

What the internet (and porn) is doing to your brain

Alot of you by now will know that I’m a brain geek. I like to look at how different things (especially lack of sleep as my major obsession) affect the workings of our brain. So yesterday, I was listening to this fascinating podcast by the guy who created the website ‘your brain on porn‘ and…

Level up on your productivity

Productivity is one of the words that start with P that I hear students talk ALOT about. The other is procrastination. Funny how they both start with P and are 5 syllables but take exact opposite meanings. Especially with exams and deadlines round every corner, the question as to how we can increase our productivity…

To nap or not to nap?

Hi everyone! I apologize that I’ve been seriously behind on the blog writing business…actually seriously behind is an understatement given that my last proper entry was in March! Well given that the dot b programme and resilience workshops are more or less behind me I should have more time now to write about stuff that…

To study or to sleep?

I just finished reading this fascinating research article ‘To study or to sleep? The academic costs of extra studying at the expense of sleep’. I’ve written a couple of posts on how the lack of sleep makes us forget the stuff we studied and also about the concept of sleep debt. This article that I just…

Why can’t I sleep though I’m tired?!

Did I already say that I sleep alot? I think I did. Last night I went to bed at 9.30 and got up this morning at 6.30am. My friends say I sleep like I’m still a teenager. Opinions differ on how much sleep you need. Thomas Edison supposedly only slept 3-4 hours a day and…

The luxury of sleep

I like to sleep. Alot. It has always been this way from when I was in primary school right up to now. Someone once told me that when you get older, you need less sleep. Not me. 9 hours of sleep is barely sufficient for me. In university I stayed at the dorm and I…

Power up! your memory

I just had my birthday a couple of months ago. I try to tell myself age is just a number but really, it’s not. I used to be able to remember telephone numbers, do mental arithmetic in a flash, remember the faces and names of people I met and never ever needed a grocery list…