When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll find that your memory of the facts you have just learnt is far better than if you had attempted to use that moment more productively.
Although it’s already well known that we should pace our studies, new research suggests that we should aim for “minimal interference” during these breaks – deliberately avoiding any activity that could tamper with the delicate task of memory formation. So no running errands, checking your emails, or surfing the web on your smartphone. You really need to give your brain the chance for a complete recharge with no distractions.
An excuse to do nothing may seem like a perfect mnemonic technique for the lazy student, but this discovery may also offer some relief for people with amnesia and some forms of dementia, suggesting new ways to release a latent, previously unrecognised, capacity to
I don’t know about you, but when I first discovered magic was real, everything looked magical and exciting to me.
Sure, it helped that I was still a kid, so it was easy to see everything as magical back then.
But I’m sure the same thing happens to all the people who discover magick as adults too.
And like all things that are new and exciting, we want to find ways to incorporate them into our everyday lives.
And that’s great actually, and there are really effective ways to incorporate magic into our daily lives.
In fact, I see yet another post on how to incorporate magic into our daily lives pop up at least once a week. And some of these posts have really great ideas!
There are some very popular ideas on how to incorporate magic into our daily lives and mundane activities though that really make me scratch my head and wonder WHY they are so popular, because there is zero logic behind them.
Others aren’t just illogical but they are also dangerous.
So I decided to go through a few of those really popular ideas and explain what my issue with them is, and provide some alternatives.
1. DRESSING IN A WITCHY WAY
Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion as much as the next girl.
But for the love of baby Hecate, can someone explain to me why so many people seem to think that dressing like a witch can do sh*t about your magic?
Looking like a witch just means you look like a witch. It’s not a magical act. It does nothing to help your magic be more effective.
In fact, in many cases it may be a big reason why some of your spells aren’t working that well.
If you ask me, unless you’re still a teen or your in a profession where dressing like that would be considered normal or cool or helpful, dressing “witchy” is just a way to be seen as weird.
I’ve been practicing magic since before high school, yet if I was supposed to interview you for a job that has nothing to do with magic and you came in looking like you woke up and wore your costume from last Halloween then your chances of me hiring you would have plummeted before you’d even get a chance to say hello.
So next time you start wondering why your spell to get hired failed, consider the possibility that the issue wasn’t in the way the spell was executed, but in the fact that you showed up for your interview with the biggest pentagram you could find and a T-shirt proclaiming you’re a witch.
2. DRAWING WORDS LIKE “LOVE” OR “MONEY” ON YOUR COFFEE
This is another tip I’ve read hundreds of times.
Unlike the previous tip, it isn’t dangerous in any way and it won’t kill your career opportunities or social life.
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