Categories for Happiness

Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach

May 9, 2015

Wherever you are in life, there are ups and downs. Some days are simply better than others. A big drawback of social media is that it looks like everybody is having a great life and that everyday is totally awesome. Don’t be mislead by that. Everyone has days that are not nice. We just don’t put them online so quickly. This week had a couple of those days for me again. While I’ve learned for a big part to just accept that those days come and go, it can still be challenging sometimes. Whenever you go through some tough days,... View Article

Just be

April 21, 2015

Most of the time I’m just a happy guy, enjoying life, but from time to time my head gets stuck with the bigger questions. Why are we here? What is the point? Where am I going in life? It’s hard to find answers to those questions and if you don’t watch out, it’s easy to let them get you down. Some time ago I was struggling with those kind of thoughts again and I didn’t get out of it. I shortly prayed for an answer and suddenly got a clear thought in my mind: Just be. Those two words hit... View Article

Be happy because you don’t know

April 9, 2015

Recently I read some books about living in the moment and being present. While that might sound vague to you – it would have sound vague to me a couple of years ago – , I actually learned some very practical things from it to be happier. One of the main keys I learned is to accept the fact that you don’t know it. Let me explain. When I look around I see that many people either think back a lot about the past or worry about the future. Weather you think that some things should have gone different or... View Article

Live now

April 10, 2014

The other night I was on the phone with my grandma. When she was my age, older people had told her to do the things she really wanted to do right then, because else it might not happen anymore. That’s something I’ve also read in several articles: when you’re young you think you have all the time in the world, but as you get older, you realise that time is more limited. There is a saying ‘Live like today is your last day’. I think that’s not very practical, but there is a point in that. You don’t know if... View Article