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The importance of reading

Today we are going to discuss the importance of reading. Reading has been in our lives since the middle ages but it faded away in the begining of this century. Mainly under teenagers it isn't popular anymore. Therefore I wanted you to show the importance of reading. Because a lot of people don't see the use in books nowadays. So let's get started,
Reading has a lot of benefits to the mind. The first benefit is that the mind needs the practice of reading to sense the words it sees. It develops the ability to connect the words to images in the head. So how more you read how faster and better you will read. And it will give you a bigger arsenal of vocabulary. Further reading create the ability to focus better and really listen to people in general. Because you train your brain to concentrate on one thing at a time. It also improves your memory because when we read, we are using our memory muscle. Joseph ones used a great metaphor, which explains it all;
Reading is to the m…
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How Music Affects your Brain

We all know, I guess, that music is awesome. And it helps us get through hard times. It helps us feel happy when we want to feel happy and helps us through our worst breakups. It helps us in all different ways. But why? Why has it such a fascinating effect on our brains. A few weeks ago, I listened to some (hardcore) music. And I felt one with everything in life. But the day after, I felt very down. Even the music I listened changed with it. It influences us in our daily lives. Therefore, I think is one of the finest arts in this world, well after writing of course. So, let’s dig into the research I've done on this topic!

Increase in Dopamine Levels A group of researchers in Canada showed in a study that there is, in fact, a relation between dopamine and music. This is one of the first studies that showed that an abstract reward gives a dopamine boost (dopamine: A.K.A, a “feel good” neurochemical that is involved when experiencing pleasure). The study had 217 participants, but the…

Psychological evolution; the way people work

Hey there! Today we are going to discuss spiral dynamics. What are they? And how can we use it in our daily life? For this blog post I studied several lectures and videos to get to know this subject. And I found it so interesting that I want to share it with you guys. It is about the psychological evolution of thinking. How we think but also our perspectives which change through out our lives. Which will help you to find your blind spots. Which you don’t want to see. But once you see them you will see the need to develop in those blind spots. Besides that, it will help you to see the world from all life perspectives. You will get to know how to talk to certain groups of people. And it will be a really open-minded experience once you understand this concept developed by Clare Graves. Let’s dive into the concept!

Before I am explaining all levels I am going to let you know how I am going to do that. Each color is a level of a perspective on life. The first three aren’t really relevant be…

Specialize your knowledge

I am back again with another post. In this post I will describe why and how you can specialize your knowledge. Most people, are mistaken by learning in several topics, in my opinion. We were taught on school to think wide on what you want to do. And we get all those subjects, about twelve on my high-school. In that order, we get used to think that having a general knowledge is what we need. But is the opposite what makes you rich and smart.

Why? Having a specialize knowledge, in one topic is more demand for. It shows the employer that you have build up a good self-discipline. Moreover, nowadays character counts more than a long CV list. If you have a subject where your passion lies, why not specialize in it? It will only be beneficial to you ;)

How? There are multiple good resources to gain knowledge about your topic;
Your own experience and studiesUniversities Public libraries and the InternetSpecial courses (part time or online)
With those resources and your ambition to learn more and …

Wake up early

A year ago I woke up at 7.30 am everyday. Just doing the essential things. Such as eat breakfast (which isn’t really essential), brush my teeth and watch a youtube video. After that I got on my bike and cycled to school. And for the rest of the day I was tired. My life took me over. I wasn’t in control. Around 6 months I changed it all. A point of my life, I probably never am going to forget. I changed my clock which was set on 7.30 am to 7.00 am. And after that from 7.00 am to 6.30 am. And around a month I set the clock to 6.00 am. This decision is powerful. And I am going to explain why you should make this choice too.



1. More time to set goals for the day

Firstly, the first benefit is that when you wake up, for example, at 6 am you have all the time to plan your day or make a to-do-list or to do whatever you want to do to plan your day. And when you have done that you have spend 1% of your day to make the other 99% useful. So, you become a more efficient planner.

2. More time to eat …

How to Create a Master Plan for Your Life

In life, most of us have have a vision. Something we long to get to. The same account for me. I have a vision and I envision it everyday. Although, when I was younger I didn’t. I had a view on how I wanted life to be when I become older. I did nothing with it, most of us don’t. But, that is so wrong. Because if you want to accomplish your vision and become the greatest version of yourself you will have to plan your life out, at least a little bit. To start with goals and than planning. So, today I want to talk to you about how to create a master plan for your life :)


Find your passion
Before I talk about goals and planning. you have got to make sure that you have a clear vision for your life. Of course not all of us have that vision. And if you don’t have a purpose yet, don’t worry. But divide your time to finding on.
Read lots of books. Different ones. Start with, for example,  self-help books and psychology. Next to that traveling helps seeing new perspectives. What is possible. A…

6 Ways to Step Up Your Happiness Game

Time for time, I realize that my mind is making my life busy. By thinking that I am too busy and have to many things to do. And earlier in my teenage years, it sometimes just got me. I would spent days figuring out why I was feeling so busy. After a while, I realized that when I took a moment for myself, out of nowhere I felt inner peace. I was happy. But after a while the routine got me again. This routine got me a halve year long. After that halve year, I have learned how to take care of my busy mind. And find the happiness within me. Therefore, I want to share seven ways how you can become happier.

1. Start Mindfulness
Starting mindfulness is the begin of happiness. It let’s you be more aware of reality. It shows you that you are awesome! That you can become everything you have ever dreamed of. You can simply start by meditation for 5 minutes each day. Or start reading some mindfulness books. I recommend reading ‘things you only see when you slow down’ by Haemin. That will give yo…

How to Stay Motivated in Life!

Self-motivation is one of the most popular topic from self cultivating. And we haven’t discussed it yet. So, today I am going to talk about motivation. We all have new year’s resolutions. Such as joining a gym and being fit. Although 42 percent of Americans never make New Year's Resolutions the reality, showed by this study. And in order to stick to your resolutions you will have to stay motivated. Motivation is your key for putting hard work in your life. Work, which will you help you to develop yourself. With that purpose, I am going to discuss how to stay motivated. So, you can join the 41% of Americans who usually make New Year's Resolutions till each end of the year.

CHUNKING
Chunking is one of the most effective thing to do. Chunking means doing a certain project in little steps. Chunking is good for you because when splitting a project up in smaller projects you will complete the project faster, but also stay motivated. For the reason, you accomplish more goals. And w…