Articles

A rotating selection of my most popular recent articles and guides.

Emotional Clarity How to Feel Badly Nick Wignall

A Few Principles for Better Emotional Clarity

The Other Side of Mental Health Essay Nick Wignall

The Other Side of Mental Health

Identity Diversification well-balanced sense of self Nick Wignall

Identity Diversification: The Case for a Well-Balanced Sense of Self

Paradoxical Problems When Hard Work Doesn't Work Nick Wignall

Paradoxical Problems: When Hard Work Doesn’t Work

Momento Contendere Nick Wignall

Memento Contendere: The Benefits of Intentionally Anticipating Our Struggles

Cognitive Distortions and Negative Self-Talk

How Our Stories Make Us Miserable: 10 Types of Negative Self-Talk (and How to Correct Them)

How to Think About Feelings

How to Think About Feelings: 7 Things You Should Have Learned About Emotions in 3rd Grade

The Inner Game of Success Psychological Mastery

Psychological Mastery is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

How to be more assertive home Nick Wignall

How to Become More Assertive: A Guide to Living Your Own Life

Does everyone need therapy?

Does Everyone Need Therapy?

Cheerfulness Is Not a Personality Trait. It's a Virtue

Cheerfulness Is Not a Personality Trait. It’s a Virtue.

8 Habits I Use to Strengthen My Mental Health

8 Habits I Practice to Strengthen My Mental Health

What Causes Perfectionism Nick Wignall

What Causes Perfectionism and How to Get Over It

Intellectualized emotions eye-2

The Dangers of Intellectualized Emotions

your Emotional Brain a User's Guide

Your Emotional Brain: A User’s Guide

Feeling Bad

In Defense of Feeling Bad