If you are a regular reader, you should know by now that I am a big fan of small changes. When trying to improve your life, going for minimal alterations makes it easier to get started and establish a routine. Once a new habit has been formed, you can then scale it up.
If you make enough of these small modifications, you will incrementally move your life towards the desired direction until you reach a critical mass. This soft approach makes success far more likely than trying to change your entire lifestyle at once.
Below are a few ideas for little changes that can have a big effect on your health and wellbeing. You can try all of these out for a week or two to see if they make a difference. Keep the ones that make sense and discard the ones that don’t. Read More
Are you sick of living a life that makes you feel happy and fulfilled? Can you really not stand another morning where you wake up feeling good about yourself? Or do you wish you could just stop accomplishing your goals? No problem!
Imagine a life where you never have to be proud of yourself, feel confident, or satisfied again. Where all your good intentions and dreams fall by the wayside and you can finally wipe that happy smile off your face. Don’t think it’s possible? Think again!
If you want to be thoroughly unhappy and feel like your life is going nowhere, just follow the easy steps below. This program is guaranteed to make you feel awful about yourself in no time. And for those who are already accomplished in the art of misery, this can also be a refresher course so you can dig yourself deeper into the hole. Read More
“If a man will devote his time to securing facts in an impartial, objective way, his worries will usually evaporate in the light of knowledge.”
Life can be scary and overwhelming. There are so many things that are out of our control. The internet and media connect us with every bad news happening anywhere around the globe. There is a lot to worry about and we do. Money, work, health, business, relationships, job security – in our accelerated age of rapid change and information overload, numbers of burn out and depression are soaring. It is therefore more important than ever to find strategies for keeping the worry monkey of your back.
Dale Carnegie is a classic in the self-help/self-improvement world. His name most often comes up for his most famous book on business communication How to win friends and influence people, which was a bestseller and remains popular today. Originally a salesman, Carnegie first taught public speaking and later started writing and publishing books on success and networking.
Despite the cheesy title, How to stop worrying and start living is full of solid advice on mindset shifts, techniques, and little hacks anyone can use to alleviate thoughts of worry. I started reading the book after Tim Ferris recommended it in his Reddit AMA. I found its advice as effective and necessary today as it was at the time the book was written. Read More
“What are you doing?! Is that salad?” I stopped filling ingredients into the blender for a second to look up into my girlfriend’s incredulous face. Ceren was standing in the kitchen with a bewildered expression. Not noticing or consciously ignoring my “good morning!”, she continued “And what is this under there, a banana?”
Over time Ceren had become quite tolerant of my food experiments. While she doesn’t share the same enthusiasm (give that woman some pasta and a glass of Coke and she has an enjoyable meal), she was at least used to it. But this was going a little far even taking into account her previous experience.
So what on earth was I doing? The above episode happened a few weeks back when I started reincorporating smoothies into my diet. This wasn’t a new thing for me as in 2012 I lived off green smoothies for a week (which is not something I recommend by the way, as the lack of calories will make you feel sluggish), but for the first-time witness it can be a little “unusual”. Read More
Two days ago I turned 30. That means my twenties are officially over.
I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’m not one of those people who awaited this birthday in dread, thinking that now I’m officially “old”. I don’t feel old. Physically and mentally I am probably in one of the best shapes of my life.
I also have many things to be grateful for:
I have a great family who has always been there for me, a wonderful, smart and supportive girlfriend and there are people allover the world who I can call my friends,
I live abroad in one of the most interesting cities on the planet and regularly get to travel to other countries.
I live the life of a web entrepreneur, can set my own schedule, pursue projects that interest me, and indulge in creative work.
Besides that I have food to eat, clothes on my back, a place to sleep and don’t wake up in the morning fearing for my life and safety. That is more than many people can say. Read More