Seven Herbs That Will Reduce Stress and Increase Focus

Anxiety and stress have become an inevitable part of our everyday lives. Being uptight all of the time may harm your quality of life in various ways. There are many practical approaches for dealing with mental health difficulties, but have you considered herbal remedies? Yes, you read it correctly. Some of your favorite herbs may …

A grounding year

Doing nothing particular for a while might be a good step. It may provide just enough resources for a major breakthrough, If you happened to spend a couple of years doing nothing in particular, you might be in the perfect spot to try doing something great. Sabbatical I am not a very religious person, yet …

Managing impatience

When we cannot wait to do something strange things happen. Usually, we act impulsively, take high or unnecessary risks and miss good opportunities. When we are emotional, we are more animals than humans… Can we fight impatience and become more resilient? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Impatience is not a …

Chronic fatigue: why do I constantly feel tired?

This is quite common in every age.  We feel constantly tired without a visible reason.  There are different sorts of tiredness beyond sleepiness and lack of energy: lack of motivation, restlessness, and lack of focus, irritability, and bad temper to name a few. Sometimes we accept this, especially when our kids are small. Other times …

Speedreading compared to guitar mastery

Learning to master a tool is a very generic task. There are certain similarities between mastering a guitar, speedreading, calligraphy, or blind typing. Yet we need to make the entire journey each time for every new tool. The process is physical, mental, and somehow spiritual. Repetition is the mother of learning One of my students …

Allow yourself to rest and boost productivity

This is a bit counterintuitive. When we must be most productive we tend to throw in everything we have and be obsessed about it. Instead, we should calm down, maybe even rest, and be very accurate about how we apply our energy.  I guess it is a bit easier for people trained in some martial …

Angry children

Some of our kids are angry. Especially after the COVID19 period. There is a lot of suppressed energy. Nobody can handle effectively so many changes during one year. But angry children are nothing new. They have always been around. And in theory, we should know how to handle them effectively. More reading here, here, here, here, …

Think deeper

Do not speed up, jumping from one idea to another. Take an idea and try to think about it. When you exhausted the things that come to mind, take a break. Then think again, and this time become creative. Think deeper. Read here, here, here, here, and here. Creativity on demand OK, the language I …

Prudence and good money habits

Some people are good at earning money, others are good at spending less. Getting more from every dollar we spend is probably the right attitude, which I will discuss below. For today’s reading, I choose articles here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The black and white thinking Some of the posts …

Reframe stress

Top performers do business while workaholics are busy. There is a huge difference. Do we allow stress to manage us, or are we capable of stress management? Quite often the difference between the two is our mindset. Here I want to focus on the mindset involved, not on the stress resilience or reframing skill. Read …