Category: Living

Get Your Works Done with Less Stress

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle   It is early morning. You’ve had your breakfast and done your morning...

Living a Happy Life: Things to Say Yes

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap....

Let Go and Feel Less Pain

I often write about finding lightness in life. It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work. It can come from uncluttering and simplifying both your home and life. Or from letting go of distractions or huge mental burdens (that can also become physical as stress and worries pile up)....

Motivate Yourself Smart and Simple Ways

Some days you wake up motivated and ready to go. And some days things feel heavy as you arise and it is hard to get going and find that inner drive. At least in my experience. So over the past 10+ years I have found some simple and smart strategies...

Take Action Every Day

One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period. Now, consistency isn’t the sexiest or most exciting word. But it is, coupled with time, what will give you...

Things to Do to Live a Happier Life

Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too. So today I’d simply like to share 3 quick tips and habits that help to live a happier life. Start by setting a low bar for happiness. When you wake up in...

Get More Done with Less Stress

The daily work we do – in school, at work or in a business – can easily become overwhelming, ineffective and suck the energy and joy out of what you are doing. So how can you work in a lighter, simpler way that helps you to get more of what truly matters...

Habits to Deal with Rejection

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” –...

Remove These Errors to Be Mentally Strong

You may think thoughts are inconsequential – coming and going in a sometimes meaningful or meaningless way. But the thoughts we have and the way we think are more substantial than you may realize. Getting into patterns of thought and creating different beliefs essentially shape our lives and our outlook...

Habits that Turn Dreams into Reality

What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing is simply taking action. I used to be really bad at it when I was younger. Back then I usually got stuck. I got stuck in my dreams about what I...

to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations

The stress is rising. You’re starting to feel frustrated with situation you’re in. Or angry. Or maybe sad and like you just want to pack up and go home. But at the same time you also know that you need to keep calm. To be able to think clearly. To not...

How mice use their brain to hunt

The part of the brain that governs emotions such as fear and anxiety also helps mice hunt. That structure, the amygdala, orchestrates a mouse’s ability to both stalk a cricket and deliver a fatal bite, scientists report January 12 in Cell. Scientists made select nerve cells in mice’s brains sensitive to...

Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

Hard drives are getting larger and larger, but somehow they always seem to fill up. This is even more true if you’re using a solid-state drive (SSD), which offers much less hard drive space than traditional mechanical hard drives. If you’re hurting for hard drive space, these tricks should help...

Spread Happiness and Kindness

A very simple way to spread more happiness in your own little world is through kindness. It’s often an easy and quick thing you can do as you move through your daily life. But we sometimes forget about it. Or don’t remember how it can help us all. Three things...

Declutter Your Life in Simple Ways

I love decluttering. Why? Because a life with less clutter makes it easier to: Reduce the daily stress and find inner peace. Focus and to do a better job (and often do it quicker too). Keep your attention steadily on what is most important and meaningful in life. Clutter creates...

Overcome Negative Thoughts

It starts with just a thought or a feeling. Or maybe with a sentence spoken by someone else. And then it starts to drag you down. Into feeling sorry for yourself, worried or into thinking “what’s the point of taking any action at all?” as you walk around in a funk...

Get More Done with Less Stress

The daily work we do – in school, at work or in a business – can easily become overwhelming, ineffective and suck the energy and joy out of what you are doing. So how can you work in a lighter, simpler way that helps you to get more of what...

Powerful Habits to Take Action Every Day

One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period. Now, consistency isn’t the most exciting word. But it is, coupled with time, what will give you real results...

Daily Tips to Stay Optimistic

One of the most common questions people ask is how to become more of an optimist. So this week I’d simply like to share three habits that I use just about every day and that help me to stay optimistic in pretty much any situation. It may sometimes take a while...

Don’t Compare Your Life to Someone’s High-Light Reel

Today I’d like to focus on a negative habit that creates insecurity within, erodes self-esteem and can make you feel quite unhappy with your own life. It’s something that has sprung up as we have moved a part of our lives on to the internet and social media. And that habit is...