Question and Answer Videos
A collection of three-minute video answers to common questions asked on Quora about resilience, happiness, change, wealth, freedom, meaning, making a difference and personal development
Being more organised builds your resilience and can help you become healthier, happier and with more time do the things that really matter. It is important to create a system that works for you and apps like Airtable can help.
Low points are inevitable. Not dealing with them makes them worse. However, they follow a pattern. You can learn to get through them by walking into the fire of your difficult emotions. It's messy, and it is where the magic happens.
Reading books improves our vocabulary, communication skills and makes us more empathetic. It reduces stress and can help to stave off alzheimers and dementia. It is also enjoyable and audiobooks provide an alternative for those who struggle with written text.
Setting goals helps to keep us motivated and focused. They also inspire us to move closer to our authentic selves. Using the SMART criteria can help you to choose your goals skilfully but be sure not to choose too many, as this can lead to overwhelm.
Finding your talent can bring great fulfillment, as well as opportunities for growth. We all have different talents, so be true to yourself during your search. Be open to new experiences and don’t be afraid to fail.
Inspirational quotes can form a useful part of our life toolkit. They distil far-reaching ideas into a single sentence and act as an entry point into complex subjects. The most useful quotes encourage us to be more productive, proactive and public-spirited.
Happiness is a universal goal but it can be elusive. Techniques such as mindfulness and reframing increase our positivity and altruistic behaviour helps not just the recipient, but also the contributor. Draw up a holistic wealth portfolio, to work out how you should be spending your time.
Saying no can be difficult but sometimes it is necessary. If a request does not align with your values and goals, or you do not have time to take it on, you should say no. Learning when and how to say no is a valuable life skill.
Negative self-talk is damaging and often the result of stress, which prevents our prefrontal cortex from functioning properly. If the source of stress cannot be removed, you can use techniques such as reframing and positive self talk to combat the negative self-talk and improve your confidence and productivity.
A positive, happy attitude helps you overcome challenges, builds emotional resilience and lays the foundation for success. So think big and speak positively, avoid overwhelm with bitesize tasks, be kind to yourself, look after yourself and keep fit and healthy.