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 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?”