Tag: Happiness

  • ‘The Last Time:’ A Simple Idea to Savor Your Life

    Recently, a relative told me a bizarre story. It all started like a typical day, he told me. He drove to work and did his job as usual. At lunch, one of his co-workers approached him. “You know what,” she said unsuspectingly, “I feel like I need to exercise again. It’s been a while.” Of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why We’re Doomed to Be Unhappy (But That’s Okay)

    Let’s be completely honest here: We spend most of our lives doomed to be unhappy. In the summer it’s too hot. During winter it’s too cold. Everything in between is too inconsistent and unpredictable. We crave relationships. But once we get into them, we complain that they’re messy and complicated. We like the idea of […]

  • 3 Life-Changing Books I Re-Read Every Year

    Many books are 90% fluff. There’s one good idea explained on five pages, and the remaining 300 pages are filled with empty words coating that single idea like the fat rim of a steak. That’s why I generally dislike re-reading books — it can feel like a waste of time and energy. But every once in a […]