Life As An Experiment Podcast

Life As An Experiment Podcast

This podcast was created for all you dreamers and action-takers, and aims to answer the basic question – if our lives were a big ole grand experiment, then what can you do now to make it that much better? Presenting personal growth and relationship tips, advice and strategies from interviews, research journals, ethnographic observations & personal experiences, I hope this podcast will inspire you and create little aha! moments in your day (or week or month :P).



Episode List

#33: Are you connecting with yourself enough?

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Synopsis: In the hustle culture we live in, it can be so easy to get sucked into the day-to-day, rushing around to complete our tasks, to get our jobs done, running errands for the family etc; that we have all forgotten how to connect with ourselves and the things we love. Here is a quick solution on how we could re-establish that connection 🙂

#32: Admin, errands & the boring crap in life

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Synopsis:  What happens when the big, important stuff in life has to be interrupted by the small and inconsequential stuff? Here’s a solution on dealing with these things in life. 

#31: On energy protection and energy management

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Synopsis: In a continuation of last week’s episode, I talk more about the concept of energy “leakage” and what you can do daily to better manage your energy. Listen on to find out more! 

#30: What is draining your energy each day?

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Synopsis: When we go through our day, we are usually pretty unaware of what is taking up and draining our energy. In this minisode, I talk about the energy “leakage” we experience each day and what to do about it. 

#29: 3 simple ways to designing a unique and effective self-care routine

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Synopsis: Different self-care routines – cold showers, hot teas, 30 min morning yoga sessions – are often touted by coaches, gurus and the like to be “The Thing” you need right now in your life to feel happy and relaxed. But do all these routines work for everyone in the same way? How do you determine which activities should make up your self-care ritual? Find out in this episode!

#28: 1 powerful, fun tip for living the life you truly want

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Synopsis: As creatures of habit, we always do things the same way. Over and over. Although those habits may not be working so much for us. In this episode, I share one tip for how we can break free of our outdated habits and start living life a little bit more. 

#27: 3 simple ways to designing a unique and effective self-care routine

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Synopsis: Different self-care routines – cold showers, hot teas, 30 min morning yoga sessions – are often touted by coaches, gurus and the like to be “The Thing” you need right now in your life to feel happy and relaxed. But do all these routines work for everyone in the same way? How do you determine which activities should make up your self-care ritual? Find out in this episode!

#26: 4 simple hacks to becoming incredibly disciplined

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Synopsis: Struggling with discipline? You are not alone. We all struggle from time to time and could use a little reminder. Presenting 4 simple, super actionable tips from Marisa Peer that will help inject a little more discipline into your life. Listen on to find out what they are!

#25: 1 simple hack to checking everything off your to-do list

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Synopsis: Many of us struggle with to-do lists, setting goals (and checking them off) as well as managing our time. Sometimes it’s not about the complicated systems and structures. It’s all about keeping things REALLY simple. Listen in and try this tip on in your own goal-setting journey today! 

#24: 4 uplifting life lessons to always remember

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Synopsis: Life is a great teacher. And looking back at all my experiences up to now, life has taught me many things, but 4 key lessons stand out. 1 – Do you always feel like you are handed challenging situations? 2 – Do you know what you truly want or need? 3 – Do you always beat up on yourself if something you desire doesn’t happen? 4 – Do you believe that experiences come through only when you are ready? Have a listen. Do you have similar experiences in life too? 

#23: Inner Critic Archetype #2 – The underminer/limiter

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Synopsis: Your inner critic. That annoying, negative destructive tape that your mind loves to play over and over again, to bring you down, trample on your self-esteem and destroy your self-worth. There are 7 inner critic archetypes and we will be exploring The Underminer/Limiter archetype in this episode. If you are constantly keeping yourself small, not willing to take risks and try things out of the fear of failure and making mistakes, then the Underminer has been playing too big a role in your life. Let’s take some time this week to explore the sources of the Underminer’s beliefs and your relationship with failure and mistakes. Remember – when you keep yourself safe and small, you are not really living the life that you truly desire.

#22: Inner Critic #1 – Are you a Perfectionist?

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Synopsis: Your inner critic. That annoying, negative destructive tape that your mind loves to play over and over again, to bring you down, trample on your self-esteem and destroy your self-worth. There are 7 inner critic archetypes and we will be exploring The Perfectionist archetype in this episode. If you have a heavy perfectionist streak, you aren’t alone, due to the hustle culture we live in, we are all expected to be Perfect in every aspect of our lives. I hope this episode inspires you to reflect on the messages you received as a child and the subconscious beliefs you’ve accumulated along the way on being perfect. Remember – you are good enough, you don’t have to be perfect to be worthy. 

#21: Dying to leave your toxic job? Consider these 2 factors first

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Synopsis: I know how it feels. You are miserable and dying to leave the job you are at now. But before you do, let’s consider these 2 very important factors. Listen on to find out what they are!

#20: A simple and effective way of boosting your self-esteem right now

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Synopsis: Struggling with your self-esteem, self-worth or self-confidence? But have no idea how you can start to shift your perspective, erase self-doubts and build up your self beliefs? I show you how in this episode. Listen on!

#19: 8 Tips: How to Ace your Job Search whilst Maintaining your Self Esteem

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Synopsis: Job searching can be tough. I feel you. The search for the right company, the interviews, the rejections – all of it can be so stressful and emotionally draining. If we aren’t careful, it can also drain us of our self-esteem and self-confidence. You may be experiencing feelings of low self-worth and self-doubt during the job search phase. In this episode I share 8 quick tips that you can use to reframe your perspective and come out of the interview rounds with your self-esteem intact (and hopefully with a new job too!). Listen on!

#18: The #1 thing Stopping you from Attracting the Love & Career Success you Desire

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Synopsis: Many of us have been going through loads of emotional upheaval in the past couple of months, and this has taken a toll on our lives. Be it romance, career, finance or just general life situations, we have all had moments where we’ve had to face up to whatever we’ve been ignoring for a long time and do the necessary things that we have been putting off for awhile. But there are things you can do to ensure that you take the next step forward in the direction that you want to be heading in. This episode comes on the back of me pivoting in my business.

#17: 7 Signs Your Work is Toxic to You

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Synopsis: Workplaces have become increasingly toxic, and it seems that the pandemic has escalated that. In this episode, I talk about what working in a toxic environment can do to your health and mind. I also give some examples of toxic work cultures. Have you been experiencing any of these 7 signs? Listen to find out!

#16: Looking Back at 2020: What have you learnt?

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Synopsis: Following what has been my usual tradition at the end of each year – I look back at 2020. It has probably been one of the more memorable years in my life (and no doubt yours) for all the not-so-nice reasons. But despite its downs, it also has its ups and positive transformation. I reflect on the various silver linings, my personal growth and some life lessons that I will take into 2021.

#15: 6 Shockingly Common Ways You Have Not Been Showing Up in Your Life

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Synopsis: Keeping yourself small is usually a sign of low self-esteem and self-worth. When we keep ourselves small and invisible, we aren’t showing up as our true, authentic selves in life. We all keep ourselves small in various ways, this episode lists 6 incredibly common ways in which we do so. A question to ask ourselves – do we want to live like that all our lives? Or do we want to step up and start being present to what life has to offer us?

#14: 11 Illuminating Reasons Why Your Friendships Die a Painful Death

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Synopsis: When a friendship ends or turns sour, it can seem to come very unexpectedly and suddenly, taking us completely by surprise. But, the reality is that – the reasons for your friendship’s demise has been lurking for some time already. Many of us are usually unaware of them or not really paying attention to the dynamics within our friendships. Friendships don’t just turn sour overnight. So presenting to you, the 11 reasons why your friendship died (or is dying) a painful death.

#13: 6 Inspiring Ways to Give Yourself Epic Permission to Live the Life You Want

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Synopsis: Everybody deserves to live their life the way they want to. Including YOU. Though it sometimes feels like an impossible, uphill task. Here are 6 inspiring ways you can start giving yourself the permission to lead the life of your dreams.

#12: 7 Epic Habit Hacks from Gretchen Rubin & Dr BJ Fogg

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Synopsis: 7 incredibly useful habit hacks from Gretchen Rubin & Dr BJ Foggs to help you build new habits, make them stick and kick bad habits to the curb.

#11: 3 simple ways to designing a3 Simple & Effective Ways To Greenlight Long-lasting Relationships Into Your Life

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Synopsis: I often hear clients and friends tell me that they really want more friends or more romance in their lives. But more often than not, they not doing the right things to ensure that friendships and romance are flowing into their lives. This can be easily overcome in 3 steps. Listen to find out more!

#10: 13 ugly truths about online dating

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Synopsis: Love it or hate it – online dating has stormed into our romantic lives and is determined to stay. But is it really that simple? Just swipe left and right and Prince Charming is gonna come a-knocking on your door? No really. While I didn’t have amazing experiences with online dating, each episode has taught me a something about life. Listen to find out what those life lessons are!

#9: 3 simple ways to designing a unique and effective self-care routine

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Synopsis: Different self-care routines – cold showers, hot teas, 30 min morning yoga sessions – are often touted by coaches, gurus and the like to be “The Thing” you need right now in your life to feel happy and relaxed. But do all these routines work for everyone in the same way? How do you determine which activities should make up your self-care ritual? Find out in this episode!

#8: The most effective study techniques you should be using [Research Review]

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Synopsis:

Struggling to learn new material? Just gone through a thick set of lecture notes and you can’t recall a single word that you’ve read? It’s highly possible that you just aren’t using the right learning and study techniques to get through your material. This podcast will walk you through 10 of the most common study methods, ranked from most to least effective. (PS: Highlighting isn’t one of the best methods out there).
Credits: Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T. (2013). Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from cognitive and educational psychology.

#7: 10 Effective Methods to Overcoming Negative Thought Patterns

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Synopsis:

In the previous episode, we talked about the 13 cognitive distortions that contributes to negative thought patterns. In this one, I wil walk you through 10 very useful techniques that you can start using today to break your negative pattern of thinking. These are quick and easy tools you can start using today and will go a long way in breaking that negativity. Which ones worked for you? Credits to King’s College London and David D. Burns, M.D., The Feeling Good Handbook.

#6: 13 Cognitive Distortions that leads to Negative Thought Patterns

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Synopsis:

Have you ever felt like whenever you get on the negative thinking train, your mind starts to spiral out of control? Take that control back! Getting aware of the types of cognitive distortions your mind is putting you through is the first step to breaking that negative thought pattern process. Listen to this episode to find out what are the 13 most common cognitive distortions we have and start figuring out which ones you commonly fall “prey” to. Credits to King’s College London and David D. Burns, M.D., The Feeling Good Handbook.

#5: Red flags, alarm bells & warning signs in the Dating Phase (Part 2)

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Synopsis: Dates are fun and romantic (as they should be!). But when emotionally invested in our partner, we can become completely oblivious to the warning signs that he/she isn’t a good fit for us or that the relationship isn’t exactly what we want. In part two of this 2-part series, I talk about another 6 red flags that might come up in the early dating phases (some aren’t too obvious!) and how do we go about sussing them out. Check out Episode 4 for Part One, and Episode 3 for a lengthy explanation on Red and amber flags!

#4: Red flags, alarm bells & warning signs in the Dating Phase (Part 1)

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Synopsis: Dates are fun and romantic (as they should be!). But when emotionally invested in our partner, we can become completely oblivious to the warning signs that he/she isn’t a good fit for us or that the relationship isn’t exactly what we want. In part one of this 2-part series, I talk about 6 red flags that might come up in the early dating phases (some aren’t too obvious!) and how do we go about sussing them out. Check out Episode 3 for lengthy explanation on Red and amber flags!

#3: Red & Amber Flags in Love & Life – Can we spot them?

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Synopsis: Red and amber flags appear around us all the time. They are warning signs that something isn’t right. But do we even recognise them? And how well-equipped are we in dealing with them? In this episode, I talk about how categorising warning signs, and how listening to your intuition and not ignoring your inner voice can sometimes make a huge difference to your safety and well-being.

#2: How to not take things personally: 6 mind-shifting tips

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Synopsis: You’ve probably experienced it before – someone says or does something and you feel like it’s directed at you (though it may not be) and that sets off all sorts of feelings within – sadness, anger, resentment. It’s so easy to take their actions and words personally and blame ourselves for what they did or said. And that’s normal and all part of the human experience! But if we were to take everything that other people say or do personally all the time, our days would be a very tiresome emotional roller coaster ride. So how do we take things less personally then? Is that even possible? In this episode, I explore 6 ways in which you can shift your perspective and start taking things less personally.
PS: Apologies for the heavy breathing/ emphasis on certain words – still getting used to my new mic!

#1: 6 Key Life Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic + 6 Tips to get through it

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Synopsis: The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of emotions for everyone. From plans being halted and postponed, to jobs and lives lost, confusion, anxiety and unhappiness. So many life changes, how do we deal with them all? In my very first episode, I share my 6 life lessons from the covid-19 pandemic and my 6 top tips for getting through it. We are all in this together. Hang in there and stay healthy everyone!

Trailer: Welcome! A short intro on me and what to expect in this podcast 🙂

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Synopsis: Introducing the Life As An Experiment Podcast with me Sara, a Psychology Researcher, NLP Practitioner and a Personal Growth & Relationships Coach for the past 5 years. I’ll be dropping episodes each Friday, hit subscribe so that you don’t miss any episode!
This podcast was created for all you dreamers and action-takers, and aims to answer the basic question – if our lives were a big ole grand experiment, then what can you do now to make it that much better? Presenting personal growth and relationship tips, advice and strategies from interviews, research journals, ethnographic observations & personal experiences, I hope this podcast will inspire you and create little aha! moments in your day (or week or month :P).
I’m not aiming to be prescriptive in this podcast, neither am I aiming to represent mine or someone else’s ideas as truth, but I’d just like to offer a different perspective where I can, where you as the listener might go, “hey, I didn’t think about that before, maybe that’s worth a try!”
I want listeners to feel like we are chilling in a cafe with our coffees, a light piano jazz playing in the background or hanging out on a park bench chatting about life. And most importantly, I hope that this podcast sparks something in you, that these ideas and topics will inspire you to have conversations with people – friends, family, with yourself – conversations that you might be wanting to have but never had the chance to.
Creating this podcast is gonna be a really fun journey, and I’m so happy that we are in this together 🙂
PS: I was really excited when I recorded this so I sounded a little breathy – my apologies!

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