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Inspiration vs obsession: view your role models the rational way

Do you have a role model? Someone who exemplifies what you would want to achieve? Great! It’s good to have something to aspire to. But… make sure it’s healthy inspiration, not obsession that will eventually burn you out or lead you down the wrong path. Here’s how not to lose yourself in today’s world of…

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Do it the right way: all-round fitness vs a six-pack

Do you exercise, keep fit? Yes? Great! Let’s make sure you do it for the right reasons. (If you answered no and you are reading this, make sure you start moving nevertheless of this post!). What do I mean by the right reason? It comes down to a functional, healthy and versatile body vs. ripped…

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3 reasons why the “regrets of the dying” are misleading you + how to avoid that

Have you heard about the top X regrets of the dying? Very motivational right? Spend more time with close ones, take care of your self, don’t work so much etc. Makes sense, because we humans know what we want and have no biases or fallacies. Especially when on the death bed and very old… But…

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How to limit the impact of “Grass is always greener syndrome” by closing some doors

We have never lived in a more free world than today. Unlimited options and life possibilities wherever you look. Do you also find yourself ruminating many of them, not being able to decide? This is a new age problem, part of the “grass is always greener on the other side” family and this post is…

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What is the grass is greener syndrome and how to deal with it?

Ever feel like your life could be better? Passing people on the street and thinking that some element of their life is better than yours, that you’re missing something? Seeing people that seem prettier than your partner? Seeing other jobs or careers as better than yours? Many of us feel this way – that there…

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How to stay sane and happy – in bullet points – if you prefer short and to the point writing :)

expect shit will happen in life, accept it but don’t dwell on it. There’s a fine line between chronic cynism/pesimism and rational/informed cynism. Example: learning useful self-defence techniques proactively is good. Being paranoid all the time, that you might get mugged and letting that limit your life is bad. know that things take time. Longer…

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How to live longer through 5 habits – latest research-backed information

Would you like to live longer, without any high-tech, futuristic nano-bot or chemical interventions to your body? It is no longer a science-fiction story, tantamount to an AI taking over the world. It is something you can influence yourself just by adopting a few good regular habits. Read on to find out which ones.

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Overcome obstacles in your life: the nature’s way – proven by Earth’s history :)

Are you facing any obstacles right now? I bet you do – there’s hardly a day in life without an obstacle. Some are small, others are big. You won’t avoid facing some of them – they are a part of life. In this post, we’ll talk about how you can overcome obstacles easier – by…

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Do this one thing for a happier life: aim for balance (3 steps to get you there)

What do you aim for in life? Career? Financial freedom? Freedom of time? Happy family? Leaving a legacy behind? Having a peaceful and blissful life? You want to achieve your goals – great. You work hard on that, even better. But you also want to have a stress-free, peaceful and relaxed life, correct? Perfect. Have…

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The unexpected benefits of 16/8 intermittent (circadian rhythm) fasting

Intermittent fasting is being endorsed by fitness instructors, bloggers and scientists around the world. This post isn’t about its many great direct benefits (more efficient fat burning, especially the even less healthy belly fat, cellular waste removal, cardiovascular system protection and potential lifespan improvement – not bad huh?), but about additional, unexpected benefits of intermittent fasting. source:…

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Best way to invest money: 3 steps you wish you knew at 20

The journey towards financial wisdom is a painful one, mostly. It involves exploring various available forms of investing, then deciding which ones are worth your time and money, then learning as much as you can about them and finally trying them out. Oh, and the “most enjoyable” last step in the process of establishing the…

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One change will make your worries seem much smaller: How to stop worrying

A few days ago, I sat in a discussion group, the topic of which isn’t relevant here, but one of its conclusions is. Somehow, 13 different people from all backgrounds, levels of success in life, varying levels of happiness, partner and/or family situation, financial situation, all had one thing in common – we all had…

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Nature or nurture: Do some have a predisposition for success whilst others don’t?

If you are into self-improvement, you’ve probably read a few books with inspirational stories – stories of people achieving success/happiness against great odds. In fact, in the last 10 – 15 years, even if you are not into self-improvement, you are bombarded with images and stories of people, who “made it” – in one way…

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How to be more productive: get more -right- things done – 4 everyday steps

Do you find yourself often planning and then watching the plan fall apart? Or chasing your tail being busy, but not actually achieving anything substantial? Yeah, it’s very easy to fall into this downward spiral. You feel like you are doing lots of work, but at the same time wonder how to be more productive? In…

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How to start a business that lasts in 4 key steps

You might be amongst the growing group of people, who want to start their own business. Be your own boss. You also want that business to last, to grow and evolve. You wouldn’t want to waste your time on something that will make some money and then become useless, dated, forgotten right? Ok, we are…

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Four must-have tools in a healthy office – simpler than you think!

Let’s keep things simple. Of course there are tons of tools, office furniture and equipment that you can buy and have lying around in your office. You can spend tons of money and have the latest gadgets. But you can also keep things simple, do it sensimly, and apply the pareto rule: 80/20. Get 80%…

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The grass is always greener … on which side?

Do you ever find yourself thinking “Is this the right decision?” or “There are other alternatives that seem better?”. Do you look at other people and think you would be happier, if you just had their life (job, car, spouse, money)? Then you’re thinking that the grass is always greener on the other side. You…

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How to make a good habit stick

Most of us already know what are the important things, the productive / rewarding / healthy tasks that will make our lives better. And most of us either don’t do them, or struggle to keep doing them regularly enough, for them to have an impact on our lives. You know what’s needed? That ugly word…