• Year of Writing

    A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self (2021)
    Lesson 2: Work

    Work. What do you think about when you see, hear or write the word work? I’ve had numerous experiences in the world of work and somehow my opinion keeps changing. Last year work was a serious trauma point in my life. A few years ago work was the highlight of my life. In times of the pandemic, I am grateful I have work in my life, but also realise things could be better. As such, you can imagine this chapter of DailyOM’s “A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self” course was quite a rich one for me.   Lesson Format The same as for Lesson 1: Roadblocks, this lesson started…

  • Year of Writing

    A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self (2021)
    Lesson 1: Roadblocks

    It’s ironic, isn’t it? You look forward to something new. You get all excited. Then suddenly – bam! You can’t make a start. This is exactly how I felt when I started this course. I bought it just a few days into the fresh new year of 2021 and thought – wow, this is going to be amazing! After all. I love writing, I love learning, I love personal development. This course was made for me! It seemed to encompass it all. Yet there I was, sitting in front of the monitor, reading the first lesson and all I could feel was resistance. Roadblocks? What roadblocks? That could apply to…

  • Happiness

    Building a positive attitude during times of depression… and COVID-19

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week. I only just realised that today – two days before it’s over! Interestingly, I remember being in the shower last night and wondering when it was. Then I was scrolling on Instagram this morning and saw a post advertising it. It’s funny, how life throws you little coincides like that, isn’t it? Anyways, I realised today that I’ve never actually posted an article on mental health before. Despite mental health being of huge importance to me, on a very personal level. So, I thought I better change that today. Since I believe, advise is always more powerful coming from personal experience, I decided…

  • Lifebook Review 2020

    Lifebook 2020 – Week 6: Quality of Life & Life Vision

    This Lifebook journey is coming to an end. It’s interesting, because I was fully expecting to feel a little sad and emotional about that. I’m kind of like that sometimes. I don’t really like endings much. However, instead of feeling sad, I’ve actually been feeling a different emotion completely: Excitement. As I’ve made my way through Lifebook, I’ve found myself more and more inclined to action. Using my Lifebook tracker to keep myself accountable, and really working consciously towards my goals. Jon said in his introduction, that the last two chapters of Lifebook are really about pulling everything from the last 5 weeks together. As such, I was quite interested…

  • Lifebook Review 2020

    Lifebook 2020 – Week 5: Financial Life & Career

    Tadaaaa – it’s finally here! The Lifebook week I’ve been waiting for. John hinted at the beginning of the Lifebook course that this is the week that many participants find most rewarding. As such I had high expectations set for it. Honestly speaking, in the situation I’m currently in, I can’t really say I’ve actually got a career. Unless you count acing the school of life as a career (That should definitely be a thing FYI…). My finances are in great shape though, given my not-employed situation. However, I’m not rich, so they’ll definitely need some tending soon. I am well aware of, and at peace with, the fact that…