The Importance of Decluttering – Getting Rid of Stuff

Getting rid of stuff might be more important than you think. Nowadays we live in a capitalistic society in which it is important to own a lot of stuff. The more you own the happier you are – That’s what they try to sell us.

However, this couldn’t be  more far from the truth. It is the opposite. We learned to believe that we can buy happiness. We only need to open a magazine or watch TV. Everyday we are flooded by a wave of products that promise us more happiness and a better life. We may be happy for a couple of minutes but then we tend to be more miserable than before.

It is important to understand that we cannot buy happiness. Happiness comes from the inside. Nothing and nobody can make us happy. Happiness is a choice we make every single second.

Our things don’t just occupy space in our house or apartment they also occupy space in our mind. The more we have the more we have to think about. This space could be used more efficiently if it wouldn’t be filled with stuff. The less you have the less you have to worry about. Getting rid of things brings freedom. More time and space that you can use for the moments that really make you happy. You can focus on the present and future instead of holding on to things from the past.

Stay tuned for my next post on how to actually increase happiness.




25 Life Lessons – Lesson 17

Lesson 17

Embrace failure!

Try to look at failure in a different way. Failure pushes you in another direction and makes it possible for you to discover new opportunities. If you fail at something doesn’t mean you are failing in general, it only means you are meant to go in another direction. Failure brings new chances and opportunities. Often failure makes it possible for the most amazing things to happen to us.



25 Life Lessons – Lesson 12

Lesson 12

Love your life!

Even though there are many things you may not like at the moment, it is important to focus on the good things. What you are more focusing on the good things, what you attract more good things. An easy way to appreciate the good in your life is to write down every day 1-3 things that went well or simply what you are happy about. Make it a routine to find the positive moments in your day.



25 Life Lessons – Lesson 10

Lesson 10

Allow yourself to dream!

Life is full of possibilities and nobody knows what you are capable of and what is possible. Thoughts and dreams can change into reality very fast. There are no stupid ideas or dreams. Everything can change into something amazing.



Books That Have Changed My Life


Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra

This book describes how essential it is for our health that our body and mind are in total balance. To be perfectly healthy means to be in total balance. Illness occurs due to imbalance in our body.

The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle

This book shows how important it is to live in the now. What we are thinking is far away from reality. The only thing that is real is what is happening in the present moment.

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

Inspiring story about the importance of mindfulness.  Shows the importance to never let other people tell you what you can or cannot do.

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

A quick read that guides us to get rid of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.

The Secret- Rhonda Byrne

Book based on the law of attraction. Explains the power of our thoughts and feelings. Shows the importance of visualization and gratitude.