Tag: mindset

  • Find Happiness in Unlikely Situations

    Find Happiness in Unlikely Situations

    I met a friend for coffee. In our conversation, I mentioned that I’m now able to live on the dole (welfare payments). I casually mentioned how much that is. My friend said ‘oh, yeah, that’s not much’ and offered me toiletries she gets for free from a friend. Maybe she just made conversation but let’s…

  • Benefits of Pain

    Benefits of Pain

    Pain is so ever-present that I would like to work on a definition first. Pain is a feeling showing that something is wrong, emotionally or physically. Can we agree on that? Can we also agree that this might be beneficial? I’ve been reflecting on pain and its benefits because of the different thresholds I’ve been…

  • Water Tank

    Water Tank

    I’m at the point where I suspect happiness has almost everything to do with relaxation. Some excitement is good but since the world causes usually lots of stress (or we do), it’s really about lots of breathing and calming the nervous system. With a calmer nervous system, it is easier to see opportunities (and act…

  • Happiness is my Priority

    Happiness is my Priority

    For the last 10 days, I have been experimenting with a challenge – the Happiness is my Priority challenge. Every day, I post on ​Instagram ​“Happiness is my Priority“. I create a new post daily, not copying or recycling old posts or scheduling them days ahead. The importance lies in the intention to commit newly…

  • Frustration and Happiness

    Frustration and Happiness

    Today I’m sharing my reflections on frustration. Frustration falls under the category of negative emotions. It’s on the scale with anger – a less aggressive form of anger. Frustration gets us into the tunnel view, letting us think that we are not good or supported enough. So, let’s deconstruct that a bit and find how…

  • Manifesting 10k per month

    Manifesting 10k per month

    Abundance and manifesting – yes, I’m back at this topic. Not so surprising when we remember that I made myself homeless because I didn’t have enough money for rent. At the same time, I’m not worried. There’s always been money for the things I really wanted. I just can’t “order” or manifest a random sum…

  • Manifesting

    Manifesting

    Manifesting. That’s today’s topic. There’s hype about manifesting in the self-development world. Some of these manifesting gurus earn millions (which they probably manifested successfully). So, what is it? It’s wanting something and getting it. But it’s more than wanting a dress, going shopping and buying one. When you manifest, you’ll get the perfect dress without…

  • Episode 35 – Identity

    Episode 35 – Identity

    Identity is that enigmatic essence that makes each of us uniquely ourselves. While it’s easy to think of identity as a fixed construct, the truth is far more fascinating. Identity is a fluid concept, a dynamic tapestry woven from various threads that constantly evolve and intertwine. Some aspects of our identity may be rooted in…

  • Episode 34 – Jealousy

    Episode 34 – Jealousy

    Ah, jealousy! The infamous green-eyed monster that rears its head when we perceive someone else to possess something we desire (that’s actually envy but it doesn’t matter much). While it may seem like an unwelcome emotion, jealousy actually serves a purpose in our lives. It acts as a powerful indicator, highlighting our deepest desires and…

  • Episode 31 – Power

    Episode 31 – Power

    Happiness and power – how do they relate? Well, it really depends on how it is used. What is power? Power is usually defined as control, authority, domination and influence. However, it really matters how we talk about it. A social work blog post explains that there are four types. Power over assumes finite resources…