5AM Madness – The Results Of Waking Up Early!

A while ago I wrote an article on the supposed benefits of waking up early in the morning. I suspected I would end up being tired throughout the day and that the benefits would not be worth the negatives endured … however I was pleasantly surprised! In general it delivered on it’s promises of being more motivated to get things done with that fresh morning energy and as a result being more prepared for the day. There were also a few unexpected benefits: The first was catching the sunrise. In the last month being up early enough to catch the sunrise and the beautiful morning views has been an added benefit that I had definately not expected. A couple of days I have even been motivated enough by the orange and red skies to go for a casual morning stroll. Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate something beautiful for what it … Read more

Why Do Intelligent Students Fail And Does Failing Make You A Better Student?

In the short term failure has a strange effect; your natural instinct when you fail is to “abandon ship”. Your brain essentially tells you to give up and do whatever you want because you’ve already failed. It’s the same reason why when on a diet if you slip up and eat something unhealthy, instead of brushing it off and getting back on track, people generally tell themselves they’ve completely ruined their diet and then proceed to eat a whole bag of cookies!

Mark Twain

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

                                                           – Mark Twain

Summer Study

So the academic year has ended and the summer has finally rolled around. Many students use this time to relax, others spend time with their families, some work or do work experience and the lucky few get to travel. But one thing that should be a priority throughout these gap months is continuing to learn and recapping the subjects taught in the previous school year.

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A Full Positivity Makeover!

So exam period is upon you and it all feels completely hopeless! How ever will you study that much material in a week? How on Earth are you going to memorise all that information? So you start to feel down and demotivated, which leads to even more procrastination, and ultimately you get stuck in a vicious cycle.

STOP!! I’ve been there, exactly where you are now! Just stop whatever thought is hindering your process and read these tips to help you revitalise your attitude and get you back on track…

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Print vs Screen

In the last 20 years screens have taken over our lives. It is said that approximately 75% of people own a mobile phone, a large proportion of which own a smartphone. Most households have a computer and laptops can be seen everywhere. Many schools have substituted white and blackboards for smartscreens and the level of teacher-student comunication carried out online is skyrocketing.

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Alpha Brain Waves Benefits ~ Do Alpha Brain Waves Help Your Concentration?

I read an article recently on how listening to certain music that emits alpha wave vibrations can be beneficial for my concentration levels, making this type of music the perfect remedy to those afternoons spent daydreaming about summer instead of focusing on the textbook in front of me! But how does it work?

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