When Not To Give a Helping Hand (4 Things to ask Yourself)

Helping others is good. Studies show that helping others not only benefits the person you are aiding, but also increases your own happiness. It gives you purpose, the feeling of being useful and makes you feel needed as well as accomplished. Communities such as churches, schools or neighbourhoods encourage helping others as a way toContinue reading “When Not To Give a Helping Hand (4 Things to ask Yourself)”

You say it best, when you say nothing at all

Its not just a title to a pretty bad, slightly sexist song out of the 90s, but also a concept I have been thinking about lately. Don’t get me wrong, if you want to say something, please do. You should always always get what is off your chest and you should not stop talking tillContinue reading “You say it best, when you say nothing at all”

Endless Self Doubt

Sometimes I wonder if there is something existential about us having self-doubt. I rarely come across a person who experiences none of it as thought a complete lack would be suicidal. Perhaps it is. Perhaps self-doubt serves a purpose to us. A similar purpose like fear – something that holds us back from going offContinue reading “Endless Self Doubt”

New Years Resolutions – Doomed to fail?

New Years resolutions are not only a great way for gyms to raise their membership numbers but also just in general great motivators. They give us an initiative to stop and reflect on what we want to change in our day-to-day and encourages us to sit in the driving seat of that change. By beingContinue reading “New Years Resolutions – Doomed to fail?”

Now I’m a believer . Not a trace, of doubt in my mind.

“All of your dreams can come true – all you have to do is believe in yourself” “If you believe in yourself anything is possible” “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable” These are just some of the quotes I scrolled across on my instagram (which is @nikafiguringitout in case you were wondering). IContinue reading “Now I’m a believer . Not a trace, of doubt in my mind.”

Why not to take things personally

If you haven’t heard the phrase “Don’t take it so personal” in your life you are most likely lying or probably very forgetful. Not only is it a staple in life, to me it is a strong belief that most things in life should not be taken personally. I live my life by “Its moreContinue reading “Why not to take things personally”

5 Things I learned By The Age of 30

I turned 30 last week. Unlike most people – I am proud to have turned 30. Life is short and for some people even shorter. Each step, each day has a beauty and a honor to it, its nice to have milestones like 30 to have a second to look back and reflect on thingsContinue reading “5 Things I learned By The Age of 30”

Eminem Was Wrong: You Better Not Lose Yourself

Don’t get me wrong – there are plenty of moments where it is good and highly enjoyable to lose yourself. For example when creating any form of art, when enjoying a good conversations with friends or watching a movie. Getting lost in the moment is about being present and aware of your surroundings. Yet, thenContinue reading “Eminem Was Wrong: You Better Not Lose Yourself”

Fun Fact: Mental Health Is Not about Being Calm

Last week it was mental health awareness day and what it did for me is make me aware of how little people know about mental health. Talking to people, conversations were about people needing to be more calm. People needing to “calm down” or “chill out” more. Ah yes, correct, we all do, but thatContinue reading “Fun Fact: Mental Health Is Not about Being Calm”

Why Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Making mistakes seems almost too easy sometimes. So easy that sometimes we don’t even notice we are making them. We let a comment slip that might hurt someone, we get in stressed out situations and let our anger out on people that don’t deserve it. Sometimes things feel like they are so out of ourContinue reading “Why Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”

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