1 Year After the Start of My Burnout: What Helped Me Heal and Which Insights I Take With Me

A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.

Is Being Impulsive Really Such a Bad Thing?

Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?

What We Want and What We Need

What we want and what we need, or what we think we need and what we really need… sometimes it’s hard to figure out which is which and to strike a balance between those different needs.

Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’

Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’

10 Fun Ways to Declutter (And Why It Matters)

Finding time in our schedules to declutter can be challenging, finding the motivation even more so. Here are a few tips and tricks to make getting rid of stuff easier and more fun. Find one that works for you!

How Do You Know You’re No Longer Depressed?

As the sun rises again, as the air gets warmer and the birds start chirping, I see how Spring has slowly unfurled itself over the frozen ground. Up pop the snowdrops, the crocuses. Out come the first blossoms. And on the ground I notice a dandelion, showing me that all my wishes are still there, intact, waiting for me to spring back to life and act.

How My Labels Help Me Love Myself Better

Labels are a dubble-edged sword: they can stigmatise and at the same time set you free. For me, it was the latter more so than the first…

I’m not Messy, Lazy or Flaky, I Just have AD(H)D

Sometimes, a simple word can help open up a whole world. That’s what happened for me last week, when I received my own diagnosis. Pieces fell into place and I finally got the key to the toolbox I need.

Coming To Terms With My Past (And How Dawson’s Creek Factors In)

For a few months during the depth of my depression, I held on to Dawson’s Creek like a bit of a lifeline. It helped me get through some things in a way I had not expected. Here’s how.