Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: life struggle

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: Entscheidungen treffen

Tagtäglich werden wir damit konfrontiert Entscheidungen zu treffen. Dabei variiert die Wichtigkeit und Dringlichkeit der Entscheidungen. Sei es die Wahl beim Shampoo oder welchen beruflichen Weg man zukünftig verfolgen will; eine Entscheidung muss stets getroffen werden. Und oft fällt es uns schwer, eine zu treffen. Einer Studie zu Folge fällen wir rund 20.000 Entscheidungen täglich, oft unbewusst und blitzschnell. Noch nie konnten wir so viel entscheiden wie heute. Und oft wirkt dies wie die große Freiheit, jedoch macht uns diese Vielfalt das Leben deutlich schwerer, als eigentlich leichter. Steht man zum Beispiel im Supermarkt und möchte ein Pesto für seine Nudeln kaufen, muss man sich erstmal durch das riesige Sortiment kämpfen. Und dies gilt auch für unzählige andere Lebensmittel. Während meinem Aufenthalt in New York habe ich die erste Zeit lange im Supermarkt verbracht. Natürlich ist man nicht so vertraut mit den Produkten wie in der eigenen Heimat, aber gefühlt gab es hier noch mehr Produkte, mit noch mehr Unterschieden, Versprechungen, Vor- und Nachteilen. Ich wollte etwas gesundes und halbwegs günstiges kaufen, eine Entscheidung für …

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: When do we ever give ourselves a break?

The title of this weeks personal issue post captures it all pretty well. And just by writing this article, late at night on a Sunday evening, the question seems more current than ever. Lately I have been working for more than one project, the biggest one being our annual summer ballet which has my schedule fully under control. Plus university, another dance project and our blog. I may not work full-time in a firm but the hours I work cover more than a forty hour week. Free weekends? A real rarity lately. And yes, you may think “Why is she doing all this? Is it really necessary?” And guess what: I constantly ask these questions myself. People think that everything comes easy and that the things I do are my own choice. And your right, everything I do and work for is completely done with passion and love. I easily sacrifice weekends and train or work long hours in the evening, even though my day was busy already. But still: when do we ever give ourselves …

Personal Issue: When your world is torn apart

It took quite some time to open up about this topic but since a year and a half I can openly say it loud: I’m a half-orphan. In 2012, the year we finished school and I was ready to start my life as a university student, I lost my father. He died of a heart-attack; way too early and way too suddenly. I don’t want to go any deeper into the situation and the day as it is still a heart-breaking feeling for my family and me. But from here I would like to start this entry. The moment when your whole world is torn apart. The next couple of days and weeks have been the worst in my life so far. Somehow I exactly remember the time after the day and somehow I can’t put everything together anymore. It’s like a big sorted mess. Losing a person so close to you is something I wish no one would ever experience, sadly it is something we all have to go through and live with – …