Friday Links 07-07-27

From the Web

I’ve written several articles for over the past week:

10 Tips for Razor Sharp Concentration – This one did very well, garnering a fair chunk of traffic from Digg.

Why Your Free Time is Boring

Insomniac’s Guide of Things to Do When Failing to Sleep

Study Hacks – Cal Newport, a friend and author of How to Become a Straight-A Student now has his articles in a blog format. Worth a look if you were a fan of Holistic Learning and other approaches to better learning.

From the Archives

Waiting for an Epiphany – Quit waiting for a lightbulb to go off over your head. I’ve found that most changes occur through a several steps, not one huge, life-altering moment.

From the Shelf

Flow – A great read by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. Consider it a psychological perspective on how to be happy. By focusing on reaching optimal experience and a more complex self (what I would call growth) it presents many different paths one can achieve flow.

  • Terry

    Try the Evolving Self by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.

    His best book by far.


  • Ben

    Hi Scott,

    You could also try “Finding Flow” by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.

    Also “Learned Optimism” and “Authentic Happiness” by Martin Seligman might be of interest.