What I have learnt in this blogging journey so far

When I started this blog, I was focused on quantity over quality (as you may have been able to tell from some of the quality of the posts). I was inspired to make this my focus by Ali Abdaal, who argues that you will learn a lot more from publishing 50 bad posts than oneContinue reading “What I have learnt in this blogging journey so far”

Why I have stopped trying to wake up early

I have aspired for years about waking up with the sunrise without an alarm. Up by 5am, following a strict morning routine, prepared and ready to dace the day. That is what all the successful people do right? Thus, if I also wanted to see some success, I needed to do the same. Well, IContinue reading “Why I have stopped trying to wake up early”

Why you should make your own to-do list

For the last few years I have been on a mission to find the perfect planner and to-do list. If there is an app, I have bought it. If there is a method, I have researched it. If there is a book, I have read it. Pen and paper, Omnifocus, 2do, Remember the Milk, ThingsContinue reading “Why you should make your own to-do list”

Why you actually do have the time

In my opinion, the phrase “I don’t have the time” is one of the most toxic phrases there is. I have thrown this phrase around A LOT over the years but am trying to scrub it from my vocabulary this year. Why? Because saying “I don’t have the time” is like a get out ofContinue reading “Why you actually do have the time”

Book Review: Make it Stick

10 second summary Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Henry Roediger tells us why the study strategy we have been taught and employed is wrong and what to do instead. Everything he presents is backed by scientific research and academic papers. Why this book is important At some point everyone will haveContinue reading “Book Review: Make it Stick”

How to pick a major – when you have no idea what to do

For someone who hasn’t quite decided what they want to be when they grow up, picking a major and subjects at university can be daunting. Some degrees it is quite simple, there are only a few majors (if any) to choose from, but if you are studying a subject like science or arts (or inContinue reading “How to pick a major – when you have no idea what to do”

How to (actually) study – what I wish I knew in school

On my final day in the Netherlands before moving to America I took my beloved bike and rode around the town. For the first time in two years I crossed the Rhine and explored the other side of the village, I rode through a magical forest discovering many new villages and paths. This experience wasContinue reading “How to (actually) study – what I wish I knew in school”