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Gain self-confidence with these 5 key tips!

Building up your confidence is certainly a process that takes time. For some, it comes easy, for others, it’s a struggle that can take years. What’s worse is that there are also those that never really get to believe in themselves, and that’s really crushing to me personally, as someone who struggled (and still occasionally struggles) with low confidence.
You might see me in the street or even in a work setting and think I’m all about confidence. I wear my head high and make sure that I look presentable for work or social outings in general. This is something that really helps me personally – I like to feel like I’ve got my life together and look the part too - even though on some days I really don’t feel like this is the case.

Just like with depression, anxiety or other so-called ‘invisible’ illnesses, lack of confidence is not something that can be noticed in some people. This is both good and bad - good because I would be really embarrassed in a situation where it was obvious to peop…
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The importance of enjoying your own company

As people, we tend to stick in groups, so it's only natural that most of us feel the need to have company, the only difference being the extent to which we need it, depending on our mood or nature and whether we have introvert/extrovert tendencies. 
There's nothing wrong with either but as an extrovert, I often felt like I wasn't spending enough time with people and had a strong tendency to feel lonely even after I've had a day full of social interactions.
I didn't always enjoy my own company but one day realised that, as horrible as this may sound, people come and go and the only person you're really stuck with forever is yourself, so you might as well learn to enjoy spending time alone.
Having come to this conclusion, I set myself a quest to learn to be able to go on solo adventures or simply do things I enjoy, alone. I am still a people person but I have to say that once I learned to appreciate alone time, life began to feel more full and I felt less dependent …

Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have To Work a Day in Your Life

Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have To Work a Day in Your Life
I first heard this quote years ago and I thought it couldn't be any more true at the time. I've had my fair share of jobs by now, some of which I strongly disliked, and always knew I wanted a job that I would enjoy so that I didn't feel like I'm wasting 50% of my time in a place I hate. It sounds like common sense but I always placed a higher emphasis on enjoying work, compared to my friends who had more of an ''if it pays the bills and I don't hate it, it's alright'' kind of attitude.

This fear of getting stuck in a job I hate made me really determined to switch careers and take the necessary steps to get to where I am now, which I must say is a much happier place. I already wrote about toxic workplaces and ways to deal with stress, so it's not difficult to guess that I have some experience in dealing with both! 

The thing is, I find my job extremely stressful at times b…

Why travelling is the best teacher & what I've learned in Indonesia

I haven't mentioned this on any of my social media but I spent the last 2 weeks in Indonesia. I was based in Bali and also travelled between islands. I was beyond excited for this trip because it was my first time travelling to Asia or even outside of Europe!

I realized that travelling can teach us a lot about ourselves a long time ago, but I have to say that this trip was the most meaningful and beneficial one I ever took.  It wasn't that big of a surprise, I knew that I'd experience a full-on culture shock as soon as I leave the airport and was excited to see what will come out of this new adventure.
Today, I'd like to share with you some of the things I've learned or realized, thanks to Indonesia.
I spent the majority of my time in Bali, a picturesque island that became a top travel destination in the last couple of years. The dominating religion in Bali is Hinduism, the world's oldest religion according to many scholars. If I were to describe it in three words…

How to tell if the place you work at is toxic & you need to quit asap.

The sad reality is that we spend most of our time at work. Yes, we go on holidays and we hang out with friends and family the other half of the time, but given that we dedicate 8-9 hours of our time to that one place 5 days per week makes it a key and unavoidable part of our life - and I truly wish that everyone had the choice to work in a place they like and with people whose company they enjoy.
Unfortunately, no workplace is perfect and to find someone who loves their job and the people they work with is rare. But changing jobs isn’t always so easy. We often have to sweep our problems under the carpet and keep going in order to pay the bills.
In some cases, the problem might be with us. Maybe we haven’t yet learned how to deal with everyday pressure or stress? Maybe we still have to acquire the skill of dealing with difficult people efficiently, and changing jobs isn’t the best solution? This is something that we have to ask ourselves as no two situations are the same.

This becomes a r…

How to deal with stress like a Pro!

Until very recently, I’ve been really bad at dealing with stress, especially work-related. Strict deadlines and projects that required me to present results to our clients made me feel extremely anxious and stressed, but I’m happy to say the situation has improved thanks to some tricks and tips I’ve been using in my everyday life. Below is a list of things that help me personally. 

1.Meditate, exercise & take care of your general health & wellbeing. These are all very important things but I feel like all of these deserve 1 point in the list because they’re the most obvious ways of making yourself feel better, which in turn helps you deal with stress. For me personally, exercise is the best solution out of the three as it allows me to release all of the negative emotions that build up during the day. 
2.Use the 5-year rule; I like to use this rule in crisis situations, especially when I need to calm myself down quickly and get on with my day. The 5-year rule is a really simple on…

Are you even in your 20s if you don’t have an existential crisis every other day?

If you’re in your twenties, you will probably relate to this.

With my 22nd birthday came a variety of thoughts making me question things I’ve never questioned before. And I’m not referring to questions of spiritual nature such as wondering if God is real or even something as simple as if I’m on the right path professionally. Instead, I began worrying that time is passing so quickly and although I’m still young, I might ‘sleep’ through a life-changing opportunity and fail at life if I don’t have my eyes wide open at all times.

You’re probably familiar with FOMO (the fear of missing out) and that’s what I suffer from, except in my case it doesn’t refer to parties or social events in general but it’s more about my career/personal-development/making a good future for myself.
The good thing is, I know that this is totally normal (especially in your 20s) and I’m not the only one dealing with this issue. The bad thing is, I have no idea how to stop worrying about it.
I’ve been very active whil…