Articles

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

The Heart of Unhappiness Nick Wignall Article

The Unhappiness Trap: Do All Unhappy People Share a Common Trait?

The Perfectionism Puzzle Nick Wignall

The Perfectionism Puzzle: Why Emotion, Not Achievement, Explains Perfectionism

How to Practice Gratitude For Lazy people Nick Wignall

How to Practice Gratitude (Even If You’re Lazy)

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

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 Be More Assertive: A Practical Guide

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