Here we are, mid October, 75 days left in 2017 and I find myself thinking about my 2018 goals and resolutions. Problem is, I haven't achieved all my 2017 ones yet. Yes, planning ahead will get you far in life, but we tend to do more planning than taking action. I want to focus on … Continue reading Now. Later? No, now.
I've been told again and again that I'm too pessimistic or too negative. That I need to embrace the endless possibilities of the world, that I need to see all the chances and opportunities I'm presented with by this majestic universe. I'm doing all that, just not in the way you'd expect. [...] I am … Continue reading Pessimism – or what I call ‘good planning’.
Ever since the smart phone era started, phones are everywhere. Some people even have multiple devices. And I get it. They are handy, reliable, helpful. But we're also using them in excess and most of the time we don't even realize it. We are the generation capable of doing many things at once, without enjoying any of … Continue reading Phones at the ready. Now shut off.
I first came across meditation when I visited Singapore in 2013. I was not particularly up to date on all the well-being techniques and suggestions, so it was a new and exciting thing I'd never heard of. I'd also never been exposed to Buddhism as a religion, as this was my first trip to Asia, … Continue reading Breathe.
I feel there is a big stigma associated with quitting. They say quitting is for losers, that if you quit once it will become a habit, but sometimes, it's not only healthy, it's the only option. Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. ― Robert … Continue reading I’m saying bye-bye-bye, NSYNC style.
Everyone knows about "the comfort zone" and how you should push over your fears and conquer that tiny line that apparently holds the answer to the greatness of life. But they never really tell you about the other side of the coin. Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and … Continue reading Be afraid of “comfortable”.
It's spring, everybody! And that means... *drum roll* ... SPRING CLEANING! Not very excited, are you? Well, I am. I have a lot of things I want to get rid of, but somehow I keep convincing myself not to throw them away. I make excuses and shove them in a drawer and then simply forget about … Continue reading No more trash.
I've been doing a lot of furniture building recently, so much in fact that I think I might be an IKEA addict. All those tiny screws, the hammering away disturbing neighbors, pieces connecting together and obviously the empowering feeling of having built something with my own two hands make me giddy at the prospect of buying something … Continue reading What about that instruction manual?
I'm training for a half-marathon. I've said it. It's out there. Can't take it back. Seven months ago I couldn't run more than 500m without feeling like I was coughing out a lung and my feet were falling off. Running is no joke. For a beginner, it's a great form of self induced torture. It still … Continue reading I’m training for a half-marathon. This is why you should, too.
Next week is Valentine's Day, oh, the joy! I can't wait till it's over and all sweets go on sale! I like it more than the celebration itself. And because V'Day is approaching, I thought it would be a great moment to talk about love. But not love of others, love of self. I've personally struggled with … Continue reading I, Valentine.