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How To Study: 3 Popular Revision Techniques You Should Avoid

🎓 Studying

February 4, 2020

Revision is personal. How we revise, the techniques we use and the time we spend trying to revise will vary but we do all drift towards techniques that feel intuitively productive. We’re never sure what is the optimal technique but research has shown that by far the most popular strategies revolve around rereading, highlighting and […]

Expand the Box

📔 Journal

October 28, 2019

In a recent podcast, my brother and I discussed the concepts of invisible shackles, the hidden scripts we follow through our lives. We discussed the analogy of The Box (ie: our cultural norms) and how the boundaries of the box limit our thinking. For example, I never imagined that a ‘cycling holiday’ is a thing, until I spoke […]

The Value of Delight

🛠 Tools & Tech

September 23, 2019

In my tech review videos, I sometimes talk about The Value of Delight. It’s the idea that spending extra money to get an more delightful experience can be ‘worth it’ if it encourages us to do more of the thing we want to do. I’ve noticed the concept in more areas of life too. For instance, […]

The Concept of a Flywheel

📔 Journal

September 8, 2019

I came across the concept of a Flywheel this week. I read about it on a post called ‘The Flywheel of Wealth’ on the wonderful personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly. A flywheel is a mechanical device designed to efficiently store rotational energy. Well, that’s how an engineer would describe a flywheel. I majored in English. To me, […]

How I stay productive at work

🚀 Productivity | 🛠 Tools & Tech

August 26, 2019

I’ve been on-call as the psychiatry junior doctor this weekend. That’s involved leaving home at 8am each day and returning around 10:30pm each night. This is rather a large chunk of the day spent ‘at work’ and yet I managed to get a lot of side-hustle stuff done (writing, planning videos etc). The reason is […]

The Power of Accountability

✍️ Writing

August 8, 2019

Accountability is a powerful thing. Making a commitment to doing something and then holding ourselves accountable to others is one of the most useful tools in our motivation and productivity arsenals. Without accountability, there’s absolutely no way I would’ve written these mini blog posts for the past 70 weeks. And without accountability there’s certainly no […]

The acronym that changed how I write

✍️ Writing

July 14, 2019

When writing these blog posts, I often run into writer’s block. Confronted with a blank canvas on whatever writing app I’m trying that week, I sit like a lemon and sometimes stare at the screen for hours before anything gets done. But recently I came across a concept that’s changed the way I write. I […]

The Reitoff Principle for Productivity

🚀 Productivity

May 5, 2019

As you might know, I’m a big fan of productivity, consistency, discipline and buzzwords. Often however, I find myself in a place where I can’t fully enjoy myself because I have a certain guilt hanging over me that I should be doing something ‘productive’ instead. I’d like to propose a (not at all) novel way […]

Changing our perspective to make life more pleasant

📔 Journal

April 21, 2019

You know that feeling when you come across something on the Internet and it immediately resonates with you and you think of 100 different applications for it? Well I had that feeling after reading one of Seth Godin’s daily blog posts this week. Here’s what he says: Deadlines work. They work because they focus the mind and create urgency. […]

Medical Adventure in Sudan

🎬 YouTube

April 16, 2019

In January 2019, I and a group of doctors from Cambridge travelled to Sudan for a medical mission trip. With a team of Sudanese doctors, pharmacists, lab techs and 80 medical students from Khartoum University, we set up 6 medical clinics in rural villages in Northern Sudan. More info coming soon 🙂