We live our life like we buy yoghurt We believe we choose our behaviour. We assume most of the time we make conscious intentional decisions about what we do. We are wrong. Conscious vs unconscious The differences between the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind have been studied for a long time. Freud is famous for making us aware of the influence of the unconscious, however most of his theories have been since proven false. More recently Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow defines System 1 and System 2 thinking. System…
Thinking is a physical activity.
What I learned in seven years without sugar and the secret to quit sugar effortlessly.
90% of people who invest lose money. Yet if you watch videos online, it seems easy to win. How is it so? Evolution made us awful investors.
No willpower needed
Turning off the camera in videocalls makes everyone involved more tired and stressed. Turn camera on to keep remote work.
What I learned and decided Photo taken while writing this article A year ago I moved with my girlfriend to a cabin at the foothills of the mountains. We did not leave our jobs or live off the grid. We did not become digital nomads or entrepreneurs. We have been working remote at our same jobs as before. These are knowledge work in advertising and marketing. This is what I have learned after one year of working remote from a cabin in the mountains: 1. I am not going back to…
Yet we suffocate our lives with more of everything This article is inspired by the Effortless book by Greg McKeown. Reading the section of starting from zero and minimal steps, made me think about other areas where removing things is the solution. I realized this is a pattern: Less is more. We live in a world of abundance. We have a lot of objects, information, tasks, opportunities, decisions, stimuli. This excess is in direct contradiction with our human nature. As a species we evolved in a world of scarcity. Our forager…
Long story short: your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpa was not fat when foraging in the wild. Try to live as close to him as possible and you will not be either.
Workaholism is nothing like alcoholism, yet they are the same. You work too much, you live too little.