Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: life lesson

Personal Issue: Why we always want more but always have less time | Warum wir immer mehr wollen, aber immer weniger Zeit haben

I think we live in a society, where everyone quickly becomes unsatisfied. Maybe some have noticed, others not. Sometime ago I stumbled upon an article published by Die Zeit (a German newspaper). The article focuses on the dissatisfaction in our society and why the happiness level is exploited at a certain point. But where does this dissatisfaction come from? Do we have the right to be that unsatisfied? For me personally I always noticed my dissatisfaction when I want something. And I’m not talking about new clothes, pillow covers or scented candles. Material things are not what I’m talking about. It’s much more about performance, development and accomplishments. I will give you a current, very banal example: I’m currently trying to learn a certain Yoga pose but am still failing. Nothing big but I’m unsatisfied with my output. And this isn’t the first time that I’m unsatisfied with my athleticism. As soon as something doesn’t work out as I thought it would, I feel unhappy. Nevertheless I believe in myself and that I will achieve …

Personal Issue: About being a university student and why it doesn’t fulfill me

Today I want to open up to you about a topic which has been on my mind for quite some time. And yes, the title already spoils it all. In 2012 I started to study Art History and Theatre science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Directly after finishing school I became a university student. My start wasn’t that great since just five days after the semester officially started I lost my father (you can read about this here). But maybe I have to go back a little further so you can understand why I started studying these topics. During my last school year I decided that I would like to become a dancer and go to a school where I could be trained professionally. Due to all my studying for the final school exams I didn’t have enough time to train as you need to in order to get a spot at those institutions. Which is why I decided I would train for one year everyday and apply for the dancer program during the next …

Personal Issue: About feeling helpless

From time to time we all feel a little vulnerable and helpless. Some of us more often than others but mostly we can recover and build new strength. But we all probably know what its like to feel helpless. And I not only mean feeling helpless for ourselves but especially for others. So, I came to ask the question: why do we sometimes feel so helpless? What are these situations and is it possible to overcome them? I never thought that I would be picking up this kind off topic in a blog post but lately I figured it would be a good platform to talk about it. In my environment I have discovered a high rate of people facing eating disorders. I think this stems from the fact that I constantly work with girls from the age 13 to 18 and I have watched some of them grow up. From being a kid to becoming a teenager, struggling with various life issues. We have all been through this age or a currently still facing …

Personal Issue: When your priorities change

At some point we all have our priorities and somehow organize our lives according to them. Maybe not realizing this straight away but those priorities really shape us and how we arrange our daily life and, really important, our future. What are the values we want to keep and pass on? How important is this or that? And is this really necessary? But this is all a little more complex, as I have experienced lately. I guess the least of us know their priorities straight away. When someone would come up to me and ask for my priorities I would certainly have to think for a while. For a long time I thought I knew what my priorities are, since I’m always really organized when it comes to life and schedules. But I guess life events, people and certain circumstances change those preferences and you start to over-think your way of living. My first, vast major life course was when my father died in 2012 (find an article on that here). So much changed in …