self improvement

5 Must Read Books to Boost Your Productivity and Performance

Getting to grips with your mind to boost your productivity and well being is our theme for the month here at Potential Psychology.

To make sure I was up-to-date on the latest research on how our mind affects our productivity - and happiness - I turned to the experts.

Here are the latest books in my reading pile.

The Podcasts Psychologists Are Listening To

The Podcasts Psychologists Are Listening To

No-one is more intrigued by human behaviour than psychologists. It’s our life, our passion, our purpose.

We’re an avid podcast audience with a love of learning and podcasts are such a simple way to learn on the go. I asked fellow psychologists to name the podcasts they’re listening to right now. The conversations and ideas that inspire, challenge, inform, motivate, entertain and educate. This is their list. Now it’s yours.

6 Fascinating Podcasts Exploring Human Behaviour

Does your personality change over time?

Why are some people panicked by certain sounds?

Where do gender differences really come from?

If you're keen to discover the answers to these and many other thought-provoking questions, it's time to tune in to some of the fascinating podcasts that explore human behaviour.

How To Use Your Brain to Make 2018 Outstanding

Do you plan for a new year? Or for January alone?

There’s a structure in the human brain about the size of a brussels sprout. It’s called the lateral frontal pole and it’s uniquely human*. It gives us a super power that no other creature has. It allows us to plan into the future, be flexible in our decision making and to learn from our past experience.

The New Year is the perfect time to put your lateral frontal pole to use. Many of us start the year with a sense of something new that we want to achieve. Get fit. Find a new job. Save money.

How Satisfied Are You With Life? Try This Quiz.

A new year is the perfect time to assess where we are at and what we want to improve in life. But do you know what will make your life better?

Will it be better when you're fit? When you've saved money? When you've taken that holiday? Will it be better when you're nicer to the kids? Or have a new job?