The holidays are just around the corner, and many of us are giddy at the chance to finally unwind, relax, and let go of the stresses of the previous year.
I say, why not learn an easy but life-changing productivity hack these next lazy days?
With all the free time and lack of responsibility, it’s also the best time to rethink the loose baggage of your daily routine – in order to discover enlightening ways on how to perform exponentially better this 2015. Chances are, simple things you take for granted are holding you back bigtime.
Enter my BREAKFAST EXPERIMENT: an open challenge that I promise will be an excellent learning experience.
What’s in it for you?
A chance to know your body better, discover a life hack that is in-grained in our physiology, never be distracted by ravenous hunger and energy crashes in the late morning, and live everyday with a sense of well-being and stable emotions.
So what do you have to do?
This little challenge of mine involves you doing two easy, eye-opening steps. Continue reading The Breakfast Experiment: DOUBLE Your Morning Energy in 2 Easy Steps.
"Victory is the child of preparation and determination". ~ Sean Hampton
Today, I thought I’d give a bit of a token piece for the new readers, for them to get an easy overview of all the topics Archi Student Help has covered in its first 50 pages or so.
From me to you, here’s a 22 point summary of the blog’s take-home points for young designers thus far, geared at helping you become your best self yet. If you find them helpful, please – feel free to share them with your friends.
1. Discover early on what it really means to design. And in-grain it into your thinking.
2. Understand that the best take-home from every project isn’t a pretty rendering, but a more-informed design process.
3. Prioritize your health. Consider that life is a marathon and not a sprint.
4. Invest in your brain power. Integrate life-hacks into a comprehensive program to keep you revved like a well-tuned car.
5. Become process-oriented. It will make you happier, more consistent, and will give you solid self-worth. Continue reading 22 Simple Guidelines for the Successful Architecture Student
Previous: 12 Ways to Increase Brain Power for Architecture School – PART 1
In the first part of “12 Ways to Increase Your Brain for Architecture School”, I gave my first six life-hacks for keeping your mind clear, powerful, and alert for those long lecture days and even longer work nights.
In case you need a bit of refreshing:
- Ditch the sugar.
- Get enough sleep at night.
- Drink enough water.
- Make sure you’re getting enough Omega-3s.
- Make nuts your snack of choice.
- Enjoy a cup of brewed coffee.
Today I want to continue the chain and add a few more brilliant, effective things you can do to help your brain stay revved in high gear.
Implement the complete twelve in a comprehensive and quantified program, and you my friend are setting your brain for some serious pampering throughout life. Continue reading 12 Ways to Increase Brain Power For Architecture School – PART 2
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A healthy, clear, and efficiently working brain is one of the architecture student’s greatest assets. I’d like to give you a few life hacks to supercharge yours.
Around two years ago, I had a sort of nutritional epiphany that allowed me start living every day with a clear and efficient mind, and I’ve never looked back since. Today I’m going to share with you some of the life-hacks I really wish I knew back when I was younger. They’ve helped me live with constant energy and a clear mind, warding off crankiness and increasing feelings of well-being.
How I was able to browse through the peer-reviewed research and find the perfect brain-power plan for me is a different story all together – which merits a separate post or two. For now, I’d like to just give you the rough outline, principles and tidbits for the top 12 highly effective ways to make your brain feel like a million bucks every single day.
This is going to be a two-part series merely meant to be an introduction to future posts. Each of these 12 points will then have their own individual entries, discussing in more detail the scientific backing and ways you can effectively and safely implement their use in your lifestyle.
Without further ado, I invite you to expand your mind. Continue reading 12 Ways to Increase Brain Power for Architecture School – PART 1
Today’s post is going to be the cornerstone of all succeeding entries on how to stay healthy in architecture school and beyond. Think of it as my guiding belief on how to achieve success – “Life is a marathon, not a sprint – so it’s extremely important to take care of your health”.
Are you setting yourself up for long-term failure by trying to achieve everything today?
I’ve been there, friends. For some time, I was a chronic workaholic myself – and then I smartened up.
For us young people who are still full of the vigor of life, we sometimes feel indestructible. This is especially true for many a gifted achiever who constantly seeks their next youthful success.
We take pride in our perceived resilience – so we brag about our week long all-nighters in getting a project done, inject ourselves into the roster of a number of councils and movements, and feel shaky and useless when our hands aren’t tied by new projects.
So what of exercise and sleep? Enter the commonly used maxim “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!”
There’s nothing wrong with being driven and wanting to pursue a meaningful youth, but once your health starts to suffer on a habitual basis, you’ve reached a point where you might be actually compromising your long-term well-being. Continue reading The Biggest Secret to Success: Take Care of Your Health