Michael Wood

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I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

Train Your Body To Fuel Efficiently With Fasting Runs

By training the body to better use its fat stores, you'll become a more efficient runner.The post Train Your Body To Fuel Efficiently With Fasting …

Marathons

One-Hour Workout: Run Threshold Pacing

<i>Take your typical tempo run up a notch with this mentally tough run session.</i><p>This week’s workout comes from USAT certified coach Michael Gallagher of …

Swimming

13 Rules for Marathon Training

You have committed yourself to train for a marathon. The journey is long and will require a tremendous amount of time and sacrifice, the forebears of …

Marathons

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Success

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

Ten Hacks For Simplifying Your Life

These days, it’s almost a badge of honor to find ways to balance the chaos of our fast-paced lives. We feel accomplished for having emerged from under multiple deadlines and major challenges while finding time to live a seemingly impressive life. After all, it’s all documented right there on social …

Minimalism

I'm a Trainer, and These Are the Meals That Power Me Through the Week

As a personal trainer, people always ask me what I eat, and they're surprised to find out that it isn't just a diet of chicken, rice, and asparagus. I don't have much time to experiment and meal prep, so I typically eat what I know I'm good at cooking and won't take an eternity to make. Another pro …

Intermittent Fasting Is Confusing: Here's Exactly When To Eat

As a functional medicine practitioner, I see a wide range of health problems that all stem from chronic inflammation. And while acute inflammation is …

These fluffy-gooey, genius cinnamon rolls require no yeast know-how:

Take that, Cinnabon!

Baking

Is Unhappiness Contagious? Experts Say You Have More Control Over Feelings Than You Think

When I graduated from college, the first thing I forced myself to let go of (after chucking that super awkward campus ID photo), was the toxic …

Happiness

How to Write a Mystery Novel

So you want to know how to write a mystery novel. I’m delighted to hear it. I’ve been a mystery lover since I hid behind the Lincoln Logs in Mrs. …

These Common Grocery-Store Staples Will Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're trying to lose weight, there are a variety of things you can do. Eating more vegetables, making changes like lifting weights, and researching weight-loss tips can all be helpful, but food can either help you achieve or diminish your goals. If the majority of the food you're eating isn't …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Nigel Slater’s pearl barley, bacon and Taleggio recipe

The recipe<p>Boil 200g of pearl barley in deep, lightly salted water for 25 minutes until tender.<p>Whilst the pearl barley is cooking, cut 250g of smoked pancetta into 2cm cubes and cook in a couple of glugs of olive oil in a shallow pan until lightly crisp on all sides. The fat should be golden.<p>Drain …

Recipes

Effectively Manage Your Emotional State Using Labelling And Reframing

Managing one's emotional state is considered to be a cornerstone of lasting success. One can safely that "capability is a function of emotional …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

50 Filling Dinners You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It's rare that anyone gets ready to make dinner on a weeknight and says, "Well, I have too much time on my hands!" So we've combed through our best …

11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives.<p>In fact, anxiety is a very normal response to stressful life events like moving, changing …

Ultra runner Scott Jurek: how I eat

<b>Breakfast</b><p>At home, it’s a smoothie: fruit, greens, nuts, nut butter or flax oil and protein powder. Then, before my morning workout, some oatmeal and wholegrain toast with more nut butter. On a normal day I do 3,000-4,000 calories. When I was doing the Appalachian Trail, though, that went up to …

10 Things Runners Should Stop Doing

As runners, there are plenty of things we can do to improve our performance, such as eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep. But what about those …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

7 Simple exercises to raise your self-esteem

Self-esteem is essential for success. It gives you the confidence to <b>set big, challenging goals</b> and the self-belief to pursue them. Some people …

My Trick for Always Having Homemade Breakfast in the Freezer

While I am a self-proclaimed morning person, I am not immune to the frenzied morning rush that happens on weekdays. If it wasn't for my freezer, I'm …

Breakfast

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

What to do when your boss is a terrible manager

Everyone’s dream is to work for a strong, effective, omniscient leader. The unfortunate reality, though, is that virtually every leader is flawed, and some are just downright weak and ineffective.<p>Chances are if you haven’t had a weak boss yet, at some point in your career you will. There are …

Volunteering

The one tip that will always get you running

The 30-minute run ruleThe post The one tip that will always get you running appeared first on Canadian Running Magazine.

5 Essential Life Truths That Sound Depressing but Aren't

Lately, I've been reflecting on what I’ve learned and how my worldview has changed as a result of my years of treating patients and my knowledge of …

Self-improvement