Archives on May, 2015

A walk to the bright side of life

Posted by roland on May 23, 2015No Comments

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Taking a walk is one of my best tools to sort my thoughts and infuse myself with new mental energy. I’m actually in line on this topic with some of the greatest thinkers of the past, who thought that no decision should be made before you hadn’t walked with it and thought about it for a few miles.

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How to boost your energy levels to new heights

Posted by roland on May 16, 2015No Comments

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Light and Darkness

 

In the times before we had the blessing of artificial light, most people knew that a good sleep will make for a better and longer life. In their works many of the great poets praise sleep as something wonderful. I have to admit however that the people didn’t have to many things they could do in total darkness, and light from candles was expensive and of terrible quality.

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Todays gift: 12 years of your life

Posted by roland on May 9, 2015One Comment

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12 years of your life

Here in Germany we are watching TV for 220 Minutes a day on average, about 15% of our day, 22% of our hours awake, nearly 50% of our free time. If we are so lucky to make it to 80 years old, we will have spent 12 years of our life in front of the TV. We watch more TV the older we get while we only watch about half as much TV before the age of 14.

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How to like doing chores

Posted by roland on May 2, 2015No Comments

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How I learned to like chores

 

I hated household chores as a teenager. Most of the time they were boring, tiring and often linked with the disappointment of my mother who had to remind me of my responsibilities once more. More than one I sneaked by my mother out of the house or into another room, because I knew that I would get the next chore as soon as she noticed me.

 

When I started living on my own it wasn’t much better at first. I stalled everything as long as possible. I used games and books to divert my eyes from reality, which included chores, to fantasy worlds with “real” challenges. Continue Reading →

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