KOA Home

Knights of Academia

Better yourself, better your world

Tag: mindset

  • Banish Procrastination With The Five Second Rule.

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go!  A simple five seconds can help make or break you beginning to transform your life. Helping to create those habits and get you on the path to action. “If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will […]

    Read more…

  • How Do I Start Meditating

    Introduction   When it comes to improving mindfulness, practicing meditation is a good place to start. It is an activity anyone can pick up and learn and a practice that does not have to take long. Setting aside a few minutes for meditation per day can prove to be worthwhile for your mental health and […]

    Read more…

  • Knowledge is Power, Execution is Royalty (and Perception is Noteworthy)

    Knowledge is Power, Execution is Royalty (and Perception is Noteworthy) Knowledge and Execution Of course, there is a whole slew of aspects that go into a creative or productive process that is unique and specific to what is being worked on, as well as the role taken on by an individual. Such as a journalist […]

    Read more…

  • Combat the Downward Spiral: Choose Joy Instead! Part II

    In my article “Combat the Downward Spiral: Choose Joy Instead!”, I gave you some reasons for why you should start a Joy Plan of your own, as well as a couple of tips for creating one. This article will continue giving you the tools to create your very own plan.   Gratitude and Optimism Have […]

    Read more…

  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

    Since the beginning of the year our resolutions might have diluted. Re-engaging with shorter term goals aids in a closer follow up and more accountability.

    Read more…

  • Productivity Cycles

    [player id=3559] Have you ever noticed how at some points of the day you get more stuff done than others? What about the mad rush of productivity on a ‘Manic Monday’ or the exact opposite that sets in with ‘that Friday Feeling’? Or maybe you’ve battled the winter blues or literally felt a ‘spring’ in […]

    Read more…

  • How to Recognize Burnout and Rediscover Your Spark

    [player id=3535] Your eyes are exhausted from staring at your computer screen all day. Your brain is mush and you’re not really reading what’s in front of you anymore. You swear you’ve never wanted to leave work and take a long nap more than you do right now. More and more, people are recognizing that […]

    Read more…

  • Combat the Downward Spiral: Choose Joy Instead!

    In her book, The Joy Plan, Kaia Roman describes her rise out of depression using a thirty-day plan to increase instances of joy in her life. Here are a few ideas from her book on how to make joy something you consciously do, manage negativity gracefully, and start your own joy plan. Create a Habit […]

    Read more…

  • The Power of Mindfulness

    [player id=2744] You arrive home from a long, stressful day at work. It feels like you’ve gone 13 rounds against life, and you’re barely holding on in round 14. You collapse on your coach, close your eyes, and a torrent of negative thoughts comes rushing in like waves on a windy day. Despite this, a […]

    Read more…

  • Am I an Imposter? Imposter Syndrome and How to Handle it

    [player id=2725] I don’t belong here. Everyone’s going to hate me. I’m a fraud, an imposter. I don’t deserve any of this. Do any of these sentences sound familiar to you? If so, you’re experiencing a phenomenon that is known as imposter syndrome. Most people have these thoughts from time to time, including myself. Today […]

    Read more…