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

The Other Side of Mental Health Essay Nick Wignall

The Other Side of Mental Health

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

Control anxiety backfire Nick Wignall

Trying to Control Anxiety Will Always Backfire

How to be more assertive home Nick Wignall

How to Be More Assertive: A Practical Guide

Why We Worry

Why We Worry (and How to Stop for Good)

Fear of Success

Is Fear of Success Really a Thing? Yes and Here’s How It Works

Mindfulness cupcake

Ordinary Mindfulness: 10 Simple Ways to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life

Feeling Bad

In Defense of Feeling Bad

What If Daddy Issues Are Really Daddy Habits Nick Wignall

What If Daddy Issues Are Really Daddy Habits?

the mechanics of worry

How Worry Works

Beginner's Guide to Anxiety

A Beginner’s Guide to Anxiety