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The Best Ways To Declutter Your Mind

The Best Ways To Declutter Your Mind

I have been unusually passive the last few weeks in everything I am doing, and I took step back to see what is causing this.

You might experience something similar; you might call it writer's block (although that is just a bogus excuse), or any other feeling around being stuck in the middle and not knowing what is next.

So, what is the best way to find footing again? Probably writing about it to get it off my chest I guess... What is the best way to declutter your mind than to get back on track?

Here we go:

The Next Big Health Trend

The Next Big Health Trend

Concentrating on yourself, sitting in silence for just ten minutes changed a lot of my perception of myself and my environment. It also helped me in becoming more self-observant and reflective. Which also made it a lot easier of changing behavior and adapt more quickly.

Sitting All Day In The Office? Say Goodbye To Your Back Pain With These Hacks!

Sitting All Day In The Office? Say Goodbye To Your Back Pain With These Hacks!

The most common advice you will hear is to do more sports. Well, yes but what do you do if you are not that into sports and don't want to start something? It was me in early 2012. I was young, and I was on my semester abroad, and I had to do something.

The Benefits Of My Caffeine-Detox

The Benefits Of My Caffeine-Detox

It's Monday morning, the best thing for many people is the first sip of hot coffee when they start their week. I've been a part of this cult for more than a decade. A short trip to Colombia this year didn't help my "addiction". But for more then two weeks I've been abstinent from the black goodness and I recommend that you should at least try it too, to get to know what your body actually feels like in its natural state. 

It's Never The Right Time!

It's Never The Right Time!

Well, however it might be, the one thing that came to mind this week was that sometimes I won't do something unless the time is right. Go for a walk, yes but it is cold, maybe it will be warmer later on? I should do the laundry, but I wanted to go shopping, maybe do laundry later? I really gotta push this project forward, but there are 20 new emails I have to tend to...

The Importance Of Planning Free Time For Yourself

The Importance Of Planning Free Time For Yourself

Being constantly consumed by an immense schedule to keep up with our work, our family and friends, as well as hobbies and the daily chores we all face - the save haven of sweet free time is rigorously being cut. But why would you cut the one thing that is the most precious to you? 

In a society that pushes you to live life to its fullest, one quickly gets caught in a vicious cycle of event /vacation hopping as well as an typical "YOLO"-attitude (You Only Live Once)...

How To Make Time?

How To Make Time?

Not everything needs to be perfect, but by pushing yourself into doing stuff, you'll get the luxury of finally realising what your strenghts are and how you might achieve perfection, at least to a degree. Pareto's Law (20/80) was never more relevant in our modern world, where we are over-stimulated with information...

10 Days Of Meditation - A Look Back And Ahead

10 Days Of Meditation - A Look Back And Ahead

So, why was meditation even on the list for 2016? Well, good question. I've always been a fan of thinking, creativity and stoisism. So the art of meditating, becoming one with the mind, being calm with a razor sharp focus is a very nice aspiration for me. As a natural introvert I also enjoy activities that does not include a social paradigm, something that can be done anywhere, anytime without anyone else. So, meditation is basically the perfect set up. 

5 Life Hacks On How To Make 2016 Your Year

5 Life Hacks On How To Make 2016 Your Year

In December I wrote about my opinion on new year's resolutions and I stand by it. That also means, that to trigger action, you need motivation and a goal. Your set goals shouldn't be all about "this year I will be..." or "in the next 12 months....". It's important to have smart successes on the way, so think about goals within closer range "by the end of January I want to have done...", "in my first week of work in 2016 I want to accomplish...". Setting short term goals will keep you motivated and give you a chance of early milestones that will help setting you on the right track for 2016.

Remember To Say "Thank You" This Holiday Season

Remember To Say "Thank You" This Holiday Season

As every year I'll get more and more nostalgic and tend to think back on the past year and about all the change that happened. If you haven't taken the time to say "thank you" in the last eleven/twelve months, it sure is time to do it now! 

Why You Should And Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions

Why You Should And Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions

So first off, I personally like making New Year's resolutions (yes, plural) but over the years I realized that I never really take off with my plans. So every year started with false promises and ended somehow in oblivion. That doesn't necessarily means I'm a bad person, it just means that this concept just didn't work for me, so I opted for a different approach.

Turn Off Your Smartphone...Now!

Turn Off Your Smartphone...Now!

Today I stumbled upon this Motorla add eaturing Ashton Kutcher about an experiment on how long you can go without touching your smartphone. It's quite funny, have a look: 

Why "Snoozing" Is The Enemy Of A Good Morning

Why "Snoozing" Is The Enemy Of A Good Morning

Let me start with this - I'am not a morning person. I've never been one and I obviously never will be, but to "abolish the snooze function" was the best decision I made for starting my day, for the past years.

For all the "non-snoozers" out there and "morning people" let me tell you, you've missed out on a great experience! Waking up in bed and just continue a disruptive half-sleep cycle is brilliant - you can enjoy the warmth of your bed way longer in a semi-conscious state and get the feeling of having more sleep before waking up. Since this strechtes from 20 - 90 minutes, depends on each individual case, the experience can also be quite exhausting.

The Power Of Routines

The Power Of Routines

I'd like to dedicate some attention to the fact that routines make our lives much easier and help us to develop healthy (can be unhhealty, it always depends) habbits that can benefit our life in a variety of ways.

First let me explain how I define routines for this post:

Make The Most Out Of Your Commute - Here Is How!

Make The Most Out Of Your Commute - Here Is How!

When you are like me you probably commute to work every day. That means, you will be spending a big part of your lifein a vehicle (e.g. train, bus, bike or car) to get to and from work. Those commutes can take everything from 5 minutes up to 60+ minutes per commute. If you want to get an impression on how commuting takes place in the US, have a look at the link below provided by the WNYC: