How to regain control of your life

Spoiler alert: it is possible! This post is written by control freak, so know that you can trust this! Before I go into specific pointers, let me tell you a story. It was 11 years ago. I was 20, studying full-time towards my Bachelor degree in Politics. In my spare time I was working as…

Meeting New Year’s Resolutions

I heard on the radio that January 19th is the day when many of us give up on New Year’s resolutions. It is less than 3 weeks! This made me think about my own resolutions and ways of keeping them. To be honest, this year already started kind of rough for me – for the…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Not Being Liked

One of the common fears that many of us share is the fear of not being liked. It is often irrational, not based on any signs/factors, or sometimes it is coming from one bad experience that we had few years or even decades ago.  Maybe you were not liked by peers during your childhood, and…

Fighting Fears: The Fear of the Unplanned

There are many fears that a person can have. There is one fear I call “the fear of the unplanned”. “Unplanned what?”, you may ask. Well, unplanned life. Unplanned life events. Unplanned anything and everything. Let me explain. For example, I started university with a specific career plan in mind: I wanted to be a…

Achieving Life Balance

I have always known that having a balance in life is a healthy and efficient way of living and that it may lead to greater happiness. What I did not know that the balance is not just about physical balance, or balance between work and home – it is also about the emotional and spiritual balance….

Achieve Your Goals with Your Brand New…Winning Attitude

This is the second post in the 3-post series on setting your mind on the course to success. This one will focus on having the right attitude that will help you to move in the direction of your dreams. It seems like many people often have everything it takes to be happy and/or successful: supportive…

Is writing lists enough to change your life?

There is a certain magic in writing a list. It gives me this sense of control over my life. In fact, as long as I act on it, it is exactly what it is – a tool or remote that can help me shape my life in whatever I want to be. All I have…

Enjoying Life 101: Switch from Observing to Participating

Some people are good at telling stories and I love to listen to them. Some stories are about vacation, the incredible places they visited and exciting things that they’ve seen or done. Once, while listening to one of these stories, I heard something weird. It goes like this – the story teller was in Italy,…

The Quote for June – On Chances

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling This quote really speaks to me. In fact, I froze when I heard this the first…

When we are lost and when we are found

I don’t know a person who wouldn’t experience both highs and lows in their life. There are times when we wake up excited about what a new day will bring, there are times when we wake up preoccupied with things we need to cross off to-do list, and there are times when we don’t want…