One of those days again: Your alarm goes off, you open your eyes, and all you want is snuggling back into your sheets and sleep a few more minutes.
But duty calls, so you get up, wash your face, and grab your first cup of coffee to compensate for the lack of recovery from the night. What follows are hours of operating in automatic mode just to get through the morning before you actually feel awake.
While we all know how this daunting scenario feels, a lack of sleep doesn’t only come with short-term sacrifices. …
When I first tapped into personal development, I tried to build as many positive habits as possible.
I set up a morning routine, started to meditate, went to the gym frequently, and read at least one book per week.
Yet, a year later, I didn’t feel happier, more fulfilled, or improved.
And I didn’t understand why my life didn’t change even though I built all these new, powerful routines.
Change your habits and you’ll change your life is one of the bold promises of the self-help world and I didn’t know why it didn’t work for me.
But it’s true: Your routines can change your life. …
Albert Einstein is considered one of the smartest people in history. So smart that after his death, the pathologist who inspected his body stole his brain.
Thomas Harvey took Einstein’s brain even though the genius clearly stated that he didn’t want his brain or body to be studied after his death.
And even though it turned out that Einstein’s brain was really different from the majority, his genius wasn’t always obvious.
When he was young, Einstein’s parents even thought that he was disabled because he was slow to learn and didn't talk until he was four years old.
Yet he became obsessed with science at the age of five when his father showed him a compass for the first time. In the following decades, he didn’t only develop the theory of relativity and several other inventions that changed the way we see and experience the world but also left us with wisdom on how to live better lives. …