A case against optimizing your life
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One of the biggest obstacles to sticking with a habit change, a new system, a goal, or a long-term project … is that we get disrupted.
Tracing my roots has been lingering in my head for quite some time now. A few years ago, I talked to my brother about our ancestors in the East. My dad was born in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and all we know was that he came to the Netherlands by boat early
We have a new year upon us, and while "January 1" is just an arbitrary date, for most of us, it feels like a new beginning. And there's something beautifully minimalist about this new beginning — it's a blank slate, where we can do anything, imagine possibilities, become a new person.