Balance

Our roaring 20s

Being in your 20s is amazing. You enjoy vitality, youth, health (hopefully). Your body is ready to be fit, open to change, your mind is eagerly absorbing what you feed it. Nothing is set in stone, yet. No, not even if you are 21, married and have a child. Even so, you can look at your future and ask yourself,…

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3 quick focussing habits

Haven’t we all been there? The paper is due tomorrow, the unanswered emails should long have been attended to, and there is still the report for your boss waiting on your table. And your mind (as well as motivation) is having margarita shots with the pool boy on a beach in Acapulco. I am grateful for all the possibilities life brings…

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Balance

You can’t help everyone

Recently I came to a, for me, shocking conclusion: Some people seem to want to be miserable. That sounds dramatic, and I know it. But how else do you explain people who just stubbornly refuse to change one single, helpful thing in their behavior? I am in the great position that I normally surround myself with people who strive towards self-improvement. This…

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Doing what’s necessary (not always right)

When I started blogging, about a year ago, I was sure I’d be able to: move to a new city finish my studies find new work improve my fitness and health routines … and at the same time be able to keep up posting 3 ideas each week. I was wrong. But as it is usual for mistakes, there’s a…

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3 quick productivity tips

The feeling of struggling with procrastination and productivity in general is, in my humble opinion, a quite common one. Some people deal with it by not leaving bed anymore, some do “seemingly” important mini tasks that don’t get them anywhere, some start incorporating a lot of cakes in their daily diets. The common nominator on all of these? The really…

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Balance, Habits

Better be a #wallower or #scrooge?

In theory life is all about balance. We know that – between work and fun, between healthy/fit days and cheat days, balance seems to be the concept that accompanies us throughout all our life. And I agree with that. I’ve never been a huge fan of the fanatics in any area. There are maybe “better” areas to be a fanatic…

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3 wonderful oils for your skin

When it comes to skin care I have become very conscious  of what I use. I know that in some of the cheaper products I use for make up (Sorry, can’t afford those wondercream, 100€ make up foundations) there aren’t only the best, chemical free ingredients, so when in the evening it comes down to treating the skin right, I…

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3 ways to deal with overwhelm

A week has gone by and I haven’t managed to put one single blog post online. Why? The last days have been amazingly overwhelming. While I am well aware that the stress is mostly internal, it doesn’t mean that it makes it any less real to me. Dealing with it has been an important topic lately. I have watch videos,…

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Balance, Habits

The beauty of household chores

When coming home from a long day of studies or work the pretty last thing one often wants to do is a) ironing b) folding the laundry or c) scrubbing the floors. Yet, being kind of busy lately, that is mostly what awaits me (and you probably too). To be honest, I came to love it. Seriously. No one can…

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Balance, Habits

Things to refrain from 4 – Fake Friends Esoteric Nonsense

Nowadays taking advantage of fellow people is as easy as one could imagine. In a world that is full of realism and facts, many tend to search for one or the other distraction, for something, that takes responsibility off their shoulders for a moment and lets them relax. Some take refugee in faith, others in esotericism. While a bit of…

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