Summary of “How to stop catastrophising”

Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome.
High levels of anxiety are extremely unpleasant, so we look for ways to discharge those unpleasant feelings as quickly as possible.
If a catastrophiser is told something inconclusive – for example, if they go to a GP and are asked to have tests – they look for a way to feel in control again immediately.
In this way, catastrophising soon becomes a well-entrenched habit.
There is always another source to check or another opinion to be had; as a result, catastrophisers feel anxious again increasingly quickly.
If you are a catastrophiser and you would rather not be, how do you go about making changes?
Anxiety is energy: if you are an anxious person, celebrate! However, why waste that energy feeling uncomfortable and preparing yourself for circumstances that will almost certainly never occur? Look for enjoyable ways to challenge yourself and use your energy more positively: taking regular aerobic exercise; learning something new; taking up a creative passion.
Whenever you are overwhelmed by anxiety and feel you must seek reassurance, give yourself permission to do so – but not straight away.

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Summary of “How Ridley Scott Saved ‘All the Money in the World'”

The real-life narrative depicted in All the Money in the World is quite the yarn – after his grandson is kidnapped, oil baron J. Paul Getty blithely refuses to pay the ransom, spurring his daughter-in-law Gail and former CIA operative Fletcher Chase to take matters into their own hands – and yet, the story behind the making of the film is just as dramatic.
Director Ridley Scott originally cast Kevin Spacey as the 80-year-old Getty and covered him in prosthetics, but after the actor was the subject of numerous sexual-assault allegations in October, Sony pulled All the Money in the World from its planned premiere at AFI Fest.
That’s when Scott settled on an unprecedented gambit: He would cast 88-year-old Oscar winner Christopher Plummer to take over the Getty role, convince Williams and Wahlberg to come back for reshoots over the Thanksgiving holiday, and quickly integrate the new footage into the movie so it could still hit a 2017 release date.
It’s hard to imagine that anyone could have pulled it off besides Scott, who puts out a big-budget film nearly every year, and at 80 years old, is somehow more prolific than he’s ever been.
How do you do it?You plan, you know exactly what it will look like, and I think it helps me enormously that I still do something as basic as storyboard my own stuff.
There’s all this implication, all these little things are happening, right? And then, near the end, if you watch her very closely, she’s standing there melting when she says to Chase, “We always think of you as family.” How far can you go to let me think that maybe there’s something you wish could have happened?
If you can film things that fast, then why do movies take so long to make?They shouldn’t, that’s why I do two a year.
How did you get involved with All the Money in the World to begin with?This came to me off the shelf.

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Summary of “You’re Wasting Your Spare Time And It’s Killing Your Success”

That’s because achieving your dream takes a hell of a lot of time.
To achieve your life’s purpose and be successful, you have to dedicate time to it.
Your spare time my friends is where your dreams and goals come true.
I’ve studied all the great’s of our time and they all seem to be mediocre on the surface.
The difference is that these tycoons of their field spent an unreasonable amount of time chipping away at all the goals required to achieve their dream.
These champions were probably up late at night working on their dream or rising early, but they certainly weren’t wasting a single ounce of time.
What we’re missing is that when we get home from work / running a business, we waste the time between the late afternoon and before we go to bed.
Then we wake up in the morning and waste the most productive hours of the day tucked up in bed or having a long and unnecessary breakfast for the sake of wasting time.

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Summary of “11 Ideas That Will Rewire Your Brain”

Action is all that mattersYou can read as many blogs like this as you want and you can surround yourself with rah rah rah positivity.
What will help your success the most is taking action on the knowledge you learn from all the different references in your life.
When I say action I mean immediate action, not delayed action.
Delayed action is often too late, and it gives us an excuse for when we fail.
Fear is what get’s in the way of taking immediate action which is why you have to learn to tango with these scary moments.
The value in an idea is only revealed when action is taken.
Only two intelligent folks decided to put in the effort and take action on a tough business.
Are you going to take action or let someone else experience your success instead while you sit back and continue gaining useless knowledge?

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Summary of “The California fires were at my door. I had 20 minutes to pack. Here’s what I took.”

Late on the night of Monday, December 4, as fires raged near us in Southern California, I found myself asking the same question.
The power had gone out around 9:30 pm, due to the fire, and I retreated to my bedroom to read by candlelight.
They were tracking the path of a fire that had started earlier that evening near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, over 25 miles away from us, called the Thomas Fire.
Not 20 minutes later, he was banging on the door of the house next to ours.
At the time of writing, the Thomas Fire has claimed nearly 800 structures, at least 427 of which were in Ventura.
Now a renter in downtown Ventura, her apartment is just five blocks from a downtown apartment complex that the fire destroyed.
A friend drove her home on the night of the fire to pack, so she had time to think about what to take with her.
Support the verified GoFundMe campaigns for the victims of the Southern California fires here.

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Summary of “Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back”

The annual awards are “Ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion,” according to their website, and recognize images that are “Light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things.” Like a fox pooping in one of the holes on a golf course, for example.
The finalists are about equally split between professional wildlife photographers and people who take photos mostly for fun.
He got back into photography after he retired a few years ago, and started taking pictures of birds and aquatic wildlife.
Cathcart spent about a week going down to the beach in San Simeon, Calif., every day.
One day, he saw a young male elephant seal posturing at another male.
When he started as an amateur wildlife photographer about 15 years ago, people assumed he photographed birds.
Turns out they’re all right, and even got him a spot as a finalist in this year’s competition.
“Everyone needs a laugh these days,” he says.

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Summary of “To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control”

Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up.
You’re beginning to question your professional situation: Am I in the right job? The right company? The right career? I used to feel passionate about going into work but now I dread Monday and can’t wait until Friday.
In that state, you often feel like your circumstances are out of your control – as if everything around you is working against you.
To fight against this negativity, remind yourself you don’t need to feel like taking action in order to do so.
Breaks are beneficial for anyone – they help restore your energy – but they’re especially important if you’re burned out, in part because making the choice to take them demonstrates to yourself that you have some level of control, even on a micro level.
Finally, question your assumptions about the way that your work life has to be and what you have to do.
You could decide that at least one weeknight, you won’t take any work home.
Changing your mindset and taking small actions will help you begin the process of feeling less burned out and more hopeful about the future.

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Summary of “A Social Media Guide To Taking Ethical Selfies In Low-Income Countries”

A Social Media Guide To Taking Ethical Selfies In Low-Income Countries : Goats and Soda You may think it’s a noble idea to photograph yourself helping poor children in a faraway country.
That’s the serious message of a joint campaign created by two groups that have spent the past few years poking fun at problematic photos taken by Western volunteers.
The proliferation of these posts, she suspects, is the result of social media becoming a big part of how we communicate.
Ogard and the co-founder of Barbie Savior, Emily Worrall, hope that the guide will make young volunteers and travelers more aware of what they’re posting.
Photos of volunteers giving candy or high fives to children.
Few specifically address social media or are geared toward young people.
While the university has a cultural orientation program for students traveling abroad, there are no hard and fast rules for how to portray their experience on social media.
Ogard and Worrall don’t want the guidelines to discourage volunteers from posting photos on social media.

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Summary of “Why we don’t do what we should be doing?”

Your fear simply indicates the next thing you should be working on.
In retrospect, despite all the struggles and failures I faced, it’s still the one thing I did in my life that I feel proud of.
Why? Because for most things in life, it doesn’t matter if you WIN or if you have got it ALL figured.
Remember this - Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when it’s the thing really preventing us from taking flight.
You might even believe that they are so crucial to your success, that you can’t get things done if you don’t follow them well.
Let me be really honest about one thing here - There will be breaks in those routines that might cause you to lose your momentum.
Maybe you are spending too much time on trivial things or are too distracted to do deep meaningful work?
Lack of planningI have always been so overwhelmed by the enormity of the things that I want to accomplish that the task of sitting down and chalking a plan is what scares the shit out of me.

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Summary of “19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29”

Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?).
One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on what worked well and what didn’t - so I can set myself up for success in the year to follow.
Most people like making New Year’s resolutions on New Year’s Eve.I like starting mine in October, so by the time the New Year rolls around, I’m already kicking.
Recently, I was catching up with a friend of mine, Case Kenny, founder of PRSUIT, an extremely popular daily life advice email for Millennials, and we were talking about being in our late 20s - and what goals we should be setting for next year.
Neither one is correct: “There’s not enough time.
A lot of people talk about all the things they want to do, or will do one day.
Your past DOES define you!Look to the things you’ve achieved as stepping stones, and reference them often as you look to higher summits.
Tiny steps will take you much further than infrequent home runs.

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