The words you use when defining your values or asking questions determine how likely you are to have that request fulfilled or live up to the values you set. The arduous path to lasting change is through sheer willpower. It is much easier to start paying attention to your self-talk and use your words toContinue reading “It’s time to stop should-ing all over yourself”
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The importance of community
Do a kind and caring community surround you? If not, it might be time to reconsider the role of friends and family in your life. It will make you feel better, boosting your longevity and keeping you feeling younger for longer. I learned the importance of community while travelling the world making wine. It wasContinue reading “The importance of community”
Choosing wisely in a finite time
Deciding what to do with our time takes a lot of work. Pop-up notifications trying to steal our attention are making it increasingly challenging. We all have digital vices where we spend more time or money than we should. But there are techniques we can use that make these difficult decisions easier. I consume audiobooksContinue reading “Choosing wisely in a finite time”
Would you rather be rich or wealthy?
Wealth and riches may seem the same, but they are not. Morgen Housel explains in the psychology of money the difference between the two. To be rich is to have expensive things, while wealth is derived from the ability to buy expensive items. He uses the example of buying an expensive car. When you see someone withContinue reading “Would you rather be rich or wealthy?”
The misleading effects of the compound effect
What makes Warren Buffet the most successful investor of all time, more than anything else, is his longevity. He has been investing successfully for over 75 years, leading to explosive financial success. There is no other word that can better illustrate the compound effect than an explosion. Let’s take an explosion we are probably allContinue reading “The misleading effects of the compound effect”
How to spice up your Christmas
Christmas is a time that brings out the best and worse in people. Originally a Pagan holiday, it was adapted to become a Christian one. It is safe to say that Christmas has become an atheist festival and something people can celebrate regardless of these backgrounds. Christmas gives us something to look forward to whenContinue reading “How to spice up your Christmas”
How to boost your productivity through aimlessness
After so many blogs about reaching your goals, it’s time to write one about practicing aimlessness. Learning aimlessness through meditation can help you get to new levels of understanding which will help you on your path to accomplishing your dreams. It is more than a benefit of meditation; we aim to appreciate aimlessness through meditation.Continue reading “How to boost your productivity through aimlessness”
What is the snake effect, and why should you watch out for it?
Have you ever noticed that you don’t age? Not visibly, it happens slowly, especially as you reach adulthood, where changes occur so gradually that they become imperceivable. Then, one day you wake up and are much older than you remember. In The Science and Technology of Growing Young, Sergey Young describes aging as: “… theContinue reading “What is the snake effect, and why should you watch out for it?”
A guide to mindfulness – the secret path to happiness.
Whether your goal is to lose weight or quit smoking, becoming more mindful is the first step toward that change. Aside from helping you change your habits, it carries some benefits. Becoming more mindful can help you control your emotions, focus, and be more joyous. Read on to find out how. What is mindfulness? TheContinue reading “A guide to mindfulness – the secret path to happiness.”
The wave of craving – how to overcome any bad habit
Do you find yourself constantly struggling to avoid temptations? Me too; that’s why I have written this blog to reaffirm what I have learned about self-discipline and guide you down a path to better self-control. Craving as a wave My meditation practice began falling apart lately, and I noticed it has had knock-on effects onContinue reading “The wave of craving – how to overcome any bad habit”
How to cultivate curiosity
The leaves are falling, and school is in full swing with exams just around the corner – this is a learning time. The days are getting darker and colder, giving us the perfect reason to curl up with a blanket in a warm place and learn something new. To make learning a habit, you mustContinue reading “How to cultivate curiosity”
How to bundle temptations to build habits.
Using temptation bundling can increase your motivation and help you build good habits. It’s simple; you pair something you enjoy with something you would like to enjoy. This way, you develop a positive association with the new thing and eventually crave it. Coffee and alcohol do this automatically. Most people don’t actively decide to startContinue reading “How to bundle temptations to build habits.”
How to manage your assets for a long life (part 1)
To manage your assets, you must develop a long-life mindset and habits that match that mindset. In life, there are tangible and intangible assets. Tangible ones are the ones most people think of with an attached financial value. Meanwhile, the intangible ones are the ones that have an impact on your life but have noContinue reading “How to manage your assets for a long life (part 1)“
How to avoid the accomplishment trap
This is the moment you’ve been training for; all of your effort over the past weeks, months, and years has been for this moment. It’s finally the big day, the biggest challenge you have undertaken; you are ready for it. You start, you struggle, but in the end, you succeed, and then you are hitContinue reading “How to avoid the accomplishment trap”
How to have a more optimistic mindset
Do you believe in abundance or scarcity? The world might seem to be falling apart, but that’s probably because of the media you consume. Read on if you want to have a brighter view of the future.
How to be rich, a guide to investing in yourself
Art is a physical representation of the value of someone’s time. How can you know what you are worth if you never make an audit? The value of shares, bonds and NFTs depends on many complicated factors. This blog aims to help you improve your overall life, not just your financial life, so I willContinue reading “How to be rich, a guide to investing in yourself”
What’s better: meditation, coffee, or both?
Medicine is taken regularly to keep you in the “therapeutic window” of that medication. Too little, and it becomes ineffective; too much, and you risk side effects. This zone is when you get all the benefits with minimal side effects. I will use coffee to illustrate this point as it contains a bitter white powderContinue reading “What’s better: meditation, coffee, or both?”
The habits of Animal Farm – and how to learn from them
Animal Farm is a story by George Orwell about a group of animals revolting against the status quo and taking over the farm they inhabit. It is now a bit dated in the specifics. Still, it is a thought-provoking book that illustrates several societal habits that can impact your life. Orwell demonized the pigs and the dogs,Continue reading “The habits of Animal Farm – and how to learn from them”
How to live with less – the art of substraction.
We live in a world where we constantly have to make decisions; these are made even more challenging by the endless number of choices available. How we choose is important and affects the quality of our life, but how much we choose to surround ourselves with can also be draining. Individuals and businesses tend to solve problemsContinue reading “How to live with less – the art of substraction.”
How to effectively boost your motivation using a visualization meditation.
Yin and Yang represent the complementary forces of light and dark, positive and negative. Last week I discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. Pessimism can be combined with optimism to ensure you are ready for the pitfalls as you work towards your goals. In life, there must be balance; every Yin must have aContinue reading “How to effectively boost your motivation using a visualization meditation.”
How to let go of the past: a lesson from psychedelics
Trying to relive an experience is the quickest road to disappointment; learning to appreciate the moments as they happen is the slow windy path to a happy and fulfilling life. That’s it; the art of letting go is the practice of appreciation. Practicing appreciation is much easier said than done. Sure, that piece of cakeContinue reading “How to let go of the past: a lesson from psychedelics”
How to meditate: a beginner’s guide
Compared to monks or even long-term meditations, I am still a beginner myself than monks or even long-term meditations. In a sense, a meditator is always a beginner; the goal of meditation is to learn to keep a beginner’s mind. Think of the Dunning-Kruger effect: When you first start, your confidence skyrockets and before youContinue reading “How to meditate: a beginner’s guide”
How to optimize your mornings
Taking advantage of the morning is the secret to increasing your daily productivity. This is the period in the day when you have the most creative and physical energy but most people underutilize it, choosing instead to sleep in and wake up just in time for work. I am usually exhausted after work. The firstContinue reading “How to optimize your mornings”
The Fallacy of Consumerism
We already possess sufficient technology for the world to live from a fifteen-hour workweek. So why are so many of us taking on second jobs just to make ends meet? Because we would rather buy a shiny new thing than have more personal time. There are many people that would love to travel but sayContinue reading “The Fallacy of Consumerism”
What Is Meditation and Why Does it Matter?
I have previously mentioned meditation as a path to spirituality. Now I want to focus on what meditation is and how it can benefit just about anyone. The practice of meditation is several thousands of years old, but recently it seems to have gone viral. Everyone I have talked to lately has either developed aContinue reading “What Is Meditation and Why Does it Matter?”