Categories for Habits

Get an extra day in 2015

March 31, 2015

Would you like to have an extra day this year? What would you do with it? Of course there are only 365 days this year, but there is a way that you could have one more. Curious how? Read on. Yesterday I read an interesting article about how reading helps you becoming successful. One sentence that stood out for me was this one: “Readers realize that 5 wasted minutes every day over the course of a year is more than an entire 24 hours wasted that could have been spent reading.” A simple calculation proved that was right (5 *... View Article

The importance of writing things down

March 23, 2015

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you have a lot on your mind. When your head is filled with the things you have to do this week, the people you need to call and the groceries for tonight, there is less space for other, more creative thoughts. A friend of mine compared it to a vase that you can fill with rocks. If you first fill it with a lot of little rocks, there is no space anymore for the bigger rocks (your goals in life). So, it’s important to get rid of the little rocks, to make space for... View Article

Get motivated with

March 20, 2015

Although some people call me Mr. Spontaneous and I love impulsive plans, I also value some daily routine and good habits, like daily exercises, writing a journal and cooking dinner. Keeping a handful of good habits give a good basis for every day. In the past months I’ve tried several apps to help me keep my habits, but it was only last week that I finally tried the app and website What makes this app different is that there is a community behind it. You can join a habit with hundreds, sometimes thousands of people that can share tips... View Article

Waking up early

March 16, 2015

Let me start by saying that I have respect for people that have a blog for years and keep writing continuously. For me it’s always been short periods of writing after which I was distracted by more important things again. It’s been almost a year since my last post and it makes me feel a bit sad that I’ve left it like that. But like with many things in life, it’s never too late to start over, so here is another one. Regularly I read articles from people that wake up really early in the morning and about how much... View Article