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Ikigai: the happiness of always being busy

I just finished reading: 'Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. What is it about? Should you read it? Did I...

Be water and adapt to any situation

"Be water, my friend.” A calm, flexible mind can adapt to any situation. Stop thinking you need to control all aspects of your life....

Take a long walk and boost your health and creativity

Taking long walks has many advantages. It triggers your senses, is good for your creativity and great for your health. Be like Steve Jobs,...

Get into a state of flow and do some great work

Flow is the state in which we are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. Flow is perfect for doing...

Five rituals that help you focus on your work

Being able to focus on your work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also...

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to...

How to be more mindful during your summer vacation

Summer vacation is a perfect time to start practicing mindfulness. It is the period that most of us take a break from the daily...

Make a daily habit of meditation

In our western society many of us have lost the skill to relax and recharge. There are just too many distractions and things we...

Ten tips for beginner bloggers

As I wrote in one of my previous blogs: regular blogging is a great way to improve your skill to focus. I have been...

The skill to work in an open plan office

Our office spaces have changed dramatically over the past few decades. They have gone from more formal looking separate offices - with an actual...