Every day, our eyes and ears are filled with how life should be. It’s coming at us in street signs, TVs, computers, magazines, phones; any and every device and media surrounding us. Consumption of these stories is our favorite pastime. We can’t escape it and we don’t want to, but it’s worrisome, how alike many of these messages are […]
I’ve made some big changes in my life over the past year. Well, they might not seem big to others, because the biggest change that happened is on the inside, but it has meant the world to me. I used to feel tired and anxious all the time. It’s amazing what a difference small habits can make. Last year’s autumn was […]
Creativity is my passion. I wrote a post last month in which I explain creativity as a two sided process: the trick to getting ideas is both hard work and taking a break. But how should we deal with self-doubt? How to get over that silent battle of mistrusting ourselves, to the point where we simply can’t work anymore?
I was having a coffee break with some colleagues this week. The conversation turned to all the depressing news of today, and it got me thinking about living in the post-truth era. “Ignorance is bliss”. It seems those words have never rang truer, and I don’t think it’s because I’m biased [..]
I used to think it was a good thing to tell other people about my goals. Of course, I knew that the most important part was working hard on whatever I was trying to achieve, and maybe not telling the whole world, just people I cared about. What harm could it do? Well, as I’ve recently discovered, a lot. In fact, psychological studies […]