So in January 2016 (! It’s been almost 2 years) I went to a talk in the science centre about research, called the Global Young Scientist Summit. Below are my notes.

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How to scale back your commitments without entirely quitting them

Sometimes the FOMO from quitting is just too much. Beyond that, I’m fascinated by the idea of a T-shaped individual and the Renaissance Man, or polymath. But I also know the value of specialising, of crafting a niche that you’ll shine in. So instead, here are some ideas for reducing your commitments.

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1-minute summary: Tim Ferriss – Fear Setting

There’s a Ted Talk by Tim Ferriss on why listing out all your fears would help you in ways goal setting can’t. I’ve found it useful, so I’ve summarised below the framework that Tim Ferriss uses. Enjoy!

Have 3 pages/sections.
In page 1, write:
What can go wrong?
-write everything down.

How can I prevent it from going wrong?
-think of pre-empt solutions.

How can I fix this if everything goes to hell anyway?
-think of repairs.

Page 2:
What can I gain, even if nothing goes right? What benefits will just trying bring me?

Page 3:
What will inaction cost me?
emotionally, physically, mentally…

Mug cake.

2 ingredients. No picture because I ate it before I could take one :p largely inspired by this two-ingredient recipe.

You’ll need:
1 egg
2 tablespoons flaxseed powder/Milo powder/anything you want, as long as it’s not too watery. The flaxseed tastes delicious.

1. Mix the egg with the powder until the consistency is more or less even throughout.

2. Microwave on high for however long you like. I tend to do roughly 40-60 seconds.

That’s it. A lot of times, cooking is flexible – recipes can be changed, the portion sizes can be changed. Go on and explore!