• 5 Overwhelming Areas in Life You Can Declutter in 15 Minutes (Or Less)

    I’ve studied and applied minimalism for a year now. It’s one of my favorite philosophies of all time. But when I first got into minimalism, it wasn’t easy. The whole shebang of simplifying and decluttering life used to feel endlessly exhausting. I felt pressured to get rid of 95% of my possessions, wear the same […]

  • 3 Key Lessons From Rest by Alex Pang

    Sometimes you’re lucky enough to read a book when you really need it. For me, Rest by Alex Pang was such a book. See, at the time, I was spinning too many plates. Heavy plates. On the one hand, I did a full-time master’s program where I was head over heels in projects and courses. […]

  • Deep Reading: The Skill to Absorb Everything You Read

    Deep reading helped me level up my reading practice in every possible way: I become totally absorbed in books. Everything I read is more memorable. Books are more attractive to me than social media. Ironically, I discovered it after a long and painful reading drought that was caused by… reading too much. See, I stopped […]

  • This Is How You Beat Perfectionsm

    In case you’re wondering: Yes. I put that typo in the headline on purpose. Because one day, I’d like to be that kind of person. One who doesn’t sweat the details but still delivers remarkable work. An imperfectionist.  After all, you still understood the title and clicked on it, right? Maybe you even clicked on […]

  • How to Worry Less About Money: 5 Lessons from the Book

    Normally, I really hate books about money. Sure, they teach you how to invest, how to go by with less, how to save for retirement, and all that. But here’s the problem: These are band-aid solutions. They might butter up your financial situation, but neglect far more critical, underlying questions: How much money do I […]

  • My 3 Minimalist Essentials (And How to Find Yours)

    It feels weird to talk about minimalist essentials when I don’t even call myself a minimalist. See, I feel like labeling people as minimalists or non-minimalists creates box-like thinking. Which, in turn, can spiral into a destructive “us vs. them” mentality. But here’s the thing: I do like to make this distinction — minimalist vs. non-minimalist — with the […]

  • How to Appreciate the Little Things in Life Again (4 Simple Ideas)

    It crushes me to say this, but it’s true: For the longest time, I never knew how to appreciate the little things in life. And so, even my greatest achievements caused great disappointments. When I submitted my bachelor thesis after six months of draining work I was dead-tired for two weeks straight. All I could […]

  • 5 Sneaky Downsides of Minimalism (I See No One Talking About)

    There’s a reason why minimalism has garnered such a massive following over the past few years: It’s a remarkable idea. The core concept is simple, accessible, sustainable, financially attractive, and even therapeutic for most people. Minimalism encourages you to focus on what matters most while eliminating all the junk. It’s exactly what we need in […]

  • A History of Loneliness: How We Invented the Terror of Isolation

    It’s hard to say when the history of loneliness exactly begins. But one thing is clear: Loneliness is a deeply inherent human feeling. It developed as a survival instinct — like hunger — to signal us the importance of companionship. And because our brain software hasn’t really changed for millennia, this feeling of loneliness is still the same as […]

  • How to Simplify Your Sleep: 3 Steps to Go to Bed Earlier Tonight

    It happened again. I feel as though a truck ran over me while I was sleeping. My brain is more like a blob of porridge than a block of well-functioning neurons. I’m uninspired, moody, and, of course, tired. The reason is something I’ve been struggling with for quite some time: Going to bed earlier. Or, […]