Richard Lemon

Richard Lemon

From Maastricht, the Netherlands
I'm a creative front-end developer from the Netherlands, and this is my blog. I write about code, cycling, and everyday life.

Developing a more flexible mind

I believe that a flexible mind helps us deal with chaos, loss, significant life changes, small frustrations, and all that life throws our way. A flexible mind leads to more peace. You’re not as stuck in your ways and can adapt to change. You don’t always think you’

Small actions, huge impact

The problems with these everyday situations are that we take the big picture, the overwhelming nature of it all, and use it not to do anything. Instead, I’ve found it useful to pick one tiny action. It can change everything. Photo by Jason Hogan / UnsplashSome examples: I have too


We should all smile more often, in general. Just the simple act of smiling or laughing can make you happier. But even better: smile at a stranger. Too often, we brush past strangers without a glance or a straight or scowling face. At best, we might give people a tolerant

How to get back on the exercise train

It’s a story most of us have lived through at some time or other: we begin an exercise program, and it’s going well, but after a week or two or a month or two or even a year or two, we fall off the program. Then we might

A method to find balance

Despite the insipid title of this post, work-life balance is a bit of a myth. Sure, we work too much, don’t have time for all the other things we want to do, are always tired, eat convenience food or comfort food rather than nutritious or nourishing food, never have

How to get healthy and fit (part 2)

In Part 1 of this series [/how-to-get-healthy-and-fit-part-1/] about Getting Healthy and Fit, I covered some Rules for Eating Healthy. Today, I will cover some Rules for Exercising, and tomorrow I plan to write about Sticking to an Exercise Plan. First, let me say: eating healthy is an excellent foundation for

Make it your job

When you’re feeling resentful or angry about something, it’s worth stopping to consider why. This morning, I woke up to a dirty kitchen, and as I do most mornings, I started cleaning it up. Washing dishes, wiping counters, putting dishes away, and so on. I do this a

The three secrets to happiness

We all know that money can’t buy happiness, but many times we act as if we’d be happier with a bit more money. We are conditioned to want to be rich (when we know the rich aren’t happy either); we are trained to want the latest gadget
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