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To celebrate the launch of the MindSport web site, we have decided to publish all of our introductory psychology articles here - completely free of charge to everyone.

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The top 10 ways to beat stress

In modern life stress is usually unavoidable. This article outlines a number of strategies and techniques to help you manage your stress levels.

10 tips for effective goal setting programs

One way to enhance the quality of your life is to learn how to apply an effective goal setting program. These tips will help you on your way to doing this.

Optimism versus Pessimism

This article will highlight the differences between these opposing mindsets. I will not only highlight the benefits of being optimistic but also some of the hidden advantages that being a pessimist can offer.

20 ways to defeat depression

Statistics show that one in five women, and one in ten men will experience depression at some point in their lives (The University of Texas, 1997). This article aims to help individuals overcome the effects of depression, by providing a set of psychological strategies and philosophies that can be applied practically.

Behaviour is context dependent

We all behave differently in different situations. Through the example of quitting smoking this article illustrates how behaviour is context dependent, and how learning to do something in one situation does not automatically transfer to all of other situations.

How to make more progress in your life

There is huge gulf between what people say they will do, and what they actually do.

Meta-programs for the human mind

The human mind is programmable in the same way that a computer is. In this article I aim to outline how to rewrite the programs and strategies contained within your mind, so that you can obtain more positive results in your life.

Overcoming Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition when you have trouble falling or staying asleep. It is a common health problem that can become very distressing and upsetting for some people. This article presents psychological techniques and strategies to help you overcome insomnia.

Overcoming Procrastination

The problem with writing an article for procrastinators is that they will put off reading it! This article discusses the common beliefs and attitudes that lead to the debilitating effects of procrastination.

Pushing outside the comfort zone

One of the best ways to continue making constructive progress is to regularly push outside the comfort zone. This article aims to equip you will some key strategies and philosophies to keep you widening your experience of the world.

The Dangers of Rumination

Rumination can be a highly destructive behaviour, and unfortunately most of us are guilty of doing it from time to time. This article will outline the damaging nature of rumination has, and provide you with a power strategy to remove these negative effects.

The Happiness Code

In this article I examine strategies and philosophies that will bring more feelings of well-being and happiness into your life.

The Internal Courtroom: ‘Put your inner critic on trial’

This article discusses the role of the inner critic, and it examines an effective strategy to weaken the power of its negative influence.

The Creator’s Cookbook

Through the art of creation you are able to add intrinsic value to your life as well as bring value to the lives of others. Here is a collection of useful pointers that will help to optimise the process of creating.

Time Management

Learning to manage your time is an important skill to master. This article aims to outline the importance of time management, as well as providing you with some useful tools and techniques to organise this valuable asset more effectively.

A discussion on miracles

Everything I see or hear about in self help circles at the moment seems to revolve around the creation of miracles. The article draws from all of the basic principles that have been talked about for years on the topic, and presents the subject in the most accessible and concise way.