Your brain may be more important than your body when it comes to succeeding

Have you ever been out for a run, or on your bike, or kicking the footy, and a little voice pops into your head telling you that it’s all too hard? Many of us know that that one little thought can suck the life out of our performance and make everything feel 10 times harder.

Is technology terrible for our mental health?

It seems everywhere we turn we’re bombarded with the message that our smartphones are making us dumb. Whether it’s that they take us away from real life social interactions or leading us into a life of comparison to our online peers, the message pretty consistently feels like they’re worsening our mental health.

A thought is not a fact

I arrived at week two of Michael Inglis’s Mental Conditioning Program having already seen some promising changes in my running. The first class had made me self-aware of the thoughts I have that prevent me from improving my performance. I was curious as to whether I could sustain the improvements and to learn about other strategies that Inglis had in store for us.

How can we just stop when the modern world is changing our brains?

Slowing down in the modern world can feel next to impossible. That’s why The Mind Room’s upcoming workshop, Urban Mindfulness, is specifically designed to help you do just that: switch off. It may only be for a few hours, but the effects can be significant, and so necessary.