That situation where you were stressed out and just started yelling / crying / doing / cursing / ignoring *? We all know that wasn’t the most helpful thing to do. Or that time when you were up to your ears in stress and couldn’t think logically and couldn’t even think of getting a grip … Read more
Coping with stress is something you can learn. When you break down something you want to learn into smaller pieces, you will see that the building blocks are skills. Skills are trainable. You can improve your own skills. You are not facing a black box anymore, as “coping with stress” might be. So once you … Read more
“It feels like poison going through my veins.” This is me quoting myself from 7+ years ago. Whether you feel stress in your shoulders, around your mouth or you get stomach pain; you probably would agree that negative stress takes away a lot of joy and can be all-consuming. The perception of stress is highly … Read more
Just don’t do something because it causes a lot of stress, or lower your expectations. Two examples of ways to reduce stress. No, it is not an act of weakness to skip something. On the contrary, it shows balance to take such a deliberate approach to stress management. It takes guts, self-knowledge and a certain … Read more
You have heard stress can be a good thing and that is true. In everyday language, we use the word ‘stress’ particularly to refer to negative stress. But stress is not necessarily bad. It can even be helpful and without stress mankind would never have been where it is today. But what is the difference … Read more
Everybody struggles in life every now and then. Struggling is part of life. There isn’t something like a big or a small problem. It doesn’t matter what other people think or say, it all depends on your perception. That determines your personal struggle.
I struggle myself as well. I cope with bigger issues and smaller … Read more
I get noticed by people around me, therefore I am. I interact, therefore I am. I am active and reach goals, therefore I am. So what will happen with me when you leave me in nature with only Jandaan (and fish) around me? It sounds like an interesting social experiment and this is what is … Read more
I write this blog because I feel that I learned so much more last three years than I did in ten years of work as an employee in an office job. And I thought – how come? Why wasn’t my learning curve as steep as it is now? Was I struggling at work? In this … Read more
For someone who hates the sound of eating noisily it is quite a challenge to be in China. Especially when you are aboard of a full train for the coming 30 hours.
For someone who can’t stand the sound of snoring a train ride in China by night can be quite challenging. Especially since some … Read more