happiness

Are you thinking too big?

I recently wrote about how overthinking kills happiness. Besides thinking too much about things, we also often have a tendency to think too big. Oh no, not me, you might say. I know everything about baby steps and setting achievable goals. Fair enough, but you still might be thinking too big. Huh? Let me explain... DICHOTOMOUS THINKING There is this thing called dichotomous thinking. It's also seen as all-or-nothing-thinking or black-or-white-thinking where people classify things as good or ba [...]

2019-05-21T08:38:25+02:00May 24th, 2019|

15 ways to a happier you

It's already May and the year is reaching it's mid point... So I wanted to check in about those New Year resolutions you set back in January... Have you given up smoking/eating cookies/gobbling ice cream/complaining yet? Have you started exercising/eating healthier/being grateful for the small things/do one good deed a day? Or have you chosen a Word of the Year like I do? And it so, how is that working for you? Whichever you chose and whether you are sticking to it or whether it all went down th [...]

2019-05-07T09:08:30+02:00May 10th, 2019|

The pursuit of happiness and how decisions get in the way

Why be happy when you could be normal? This is the title of a book by Jeannette Winterson The book is about the pursuit of happiness, lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true. That's the way I like books. That's the way I think we should all live: generous, honest and true. And it is a hard pursuit. Because along that pursuit lies another pursuit we all have. The pursuit of happiness. 'To be happy' means different things t [...]

2019-02-26T08:36:54+02:00February 22nd, 2019|

Why gossiping is bad for you

We have all done it. At work. With friends and family. Even with strangers. Gossip. It’s probably the number one topic after the weather. It generally makes for easy conversation. Why do we gossip? Feeling of superiority When you feel bad about yourself, talking bad about someone else can make you feel superior. Part of the group If everybody else is gossiping or spreading rumors, you tend do the same thing in order to fit in. Attention When you know a secret, or are the first person to hear a [...]

2018-11-28T17:26:47+02:00October 19th, 2018|

Take the power to make your life happy.

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. -- Susan Polis Schutz   Flashback to winter 10 years ago. 10 o'clock in the morning. Loïc, my 2 and half year old son and I are having tea and a cookie. Baby Rohan is asleep [...]

2018-11-22T19:14:50+02:00August 31st, 2018|

Overthinking Kills Your Happiness

Thoughts are powerful. They are energy. Good or bad energy depending on the thoughts. Thoughts are good. They allow us to think a situation through, to analyze things and to grow from there. But like with all the good things in our life, it should be done with moderation and it’s all a matter of finding the right balance. Let’s say your boss invites you to a one on one to discuss a project you are working on your partner says ‘we need to talk’ a new guy cancels your first date you really want [...]

2018-12-03T15:27:09+02:00January 5th, 2018|
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