All tagged Happiness

How to be calm in a busy world

We are living in a busy world. Or at least it seems to be. Everything needs to happen right now and therefore we seem to be running. While it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to be busy from time to time, it is important to slow down. I am having a bit of a challenging time lately, feeling overwhelmed a (more than) significant amount of time. Therefore, I have been exploring more consciously how I could slow down a bit and catch up. Today I will be talking you through the stuff that is working for me.

The Happy List 3.0

Oh yes, it is June! That means it is my birthday month. I don’t know about you, but every year around my birthday is when I get mixed feelings about the whole trajectory that is my life. On one hand I am super grateful for everything. On the other hand, I still feel like I am just doing whatever, even at almost 28 years old. My younger self probably had an optimistic (or naïve) perception of what adult life would be. However, let’s just focus on being grateful and what has been making me happy.

Managing Your #Careerlion Expectations to Happiness

This week is all about expectation management. Your own expectations as well as those of others. Not only is it my own experience that managing expectations is critical, research has also shown that expectation management is your ticket to a happier life. Basically, your happiness is more dependent on whether things are going worse or better than expected opposed to the actual state. Good things come to those who wait right? Well, good things come to those who don’t expect it is probably more accurate. Read on if you want to know more about my experience with expectations and what are ways to lower your expectations where needed!

How To Be Happier At Home

After a long trip of three weeks I am finally home again. While usually things stay quite the same at home when you’re away, I got the total opposite experience this time around. While I was figuring some things out career wise, it also got me thinking about all the things that matter to me, besides my career. One of the things that popped up immediately is my home life. While I love to go out on adventures, I love to be at home (especially during cocooning season). My home life with the boyfriend is pretty awesome already, but I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t be thinking about ways to optimize it. Reading Gretchen Rubin’s book Happier At Home during my trip got me inspired to implement some of her resolutions into my own life. Here is what I’ll do to be happier at home.

Books I’m bringing to Iceland and the US

When you’re reading this, I am enjoying a long-awaited trip to Iceland and the United States. To me, a trip isn’t complete without bringing some books. Not only is it great entertainment during airport transfers or on the plane (hello eight hour flights), I also love to wind down in the hotel room in the evening and read. Today I am sharing my book choices for this holiday with you and how they made the shortlist!

How To Be Happy Review For #Careerlions

As I mentioned in my review on Notes on a Nervous Planet, I recently purchased How To Be Happy by Eva Woods. I usually get my books via Amazon.co.uk, as book prices in England can be significantly lower than in the Netherlands. The shipping costs are not bad at all and I find that it is a great way to add to my book collection. Especially pre-ordering cookbooks by Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. How To Be Happy is one of the first fiction books that I have read in ages. It was on sale and the reviews were great. Also, the topics discussed are very current and near to my heart. In today’s blog, I will provide you with my review of the book as well as some incredible insights and my take on the devastating topics in the book.

My happy list 2.0

Oh man, it’s such a cliché, but time really does fly! We’re halfway through 2018 already! That means it’s time to evaluate the past six months and especially pay attention to the happy stuff, the stuff I am grateful for. I hope it will give you a little spark of joy thinking about your happy moments. In the meantime, here’s what on my happy list 2.0.