Body Scan Meditation Changed My Days

Body Scan Meditation Changed My Days
Body Scan Meditation Changed My Days
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Days go by fast. Before you realize it 2020 is gone. This year that would be a good thing. But that’s not the point. We tend to play our lives like a racing game. The thing is, our body and mind are no machines. We do not drive a race car. We live our best life when we are fully aware of everything around us.

For the past few months, I’ve been starting my days with meditation. Lately, I did have a setback. Busy workdays and hectic starts of my days and I forgot. I forgot to simply be. …


Meditation is for spiritual people or only for religious monks

I Never Thought Meditation Would Work
I Never Thought Meditation Would Work
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That’s how I always thought about meditation. I imagined a picture of someone sitting in a lotus position. These people are wasting there precious time! I never saw meditation as something that I would enjoy or better yet would benefit from.

Now that I’m working from home during the COVID-19-pandemic I find more time on my hands and started learning new things. Meditation is one of the things I have started to explore. If you’re curious about my meditation journey than read on below!

Meditation is for Spiritual People or Only for Religious Monks

Yes, I was like that. I found it all a bit woo-woo, just not practical. …


Write down what you want and get after it.

3 Rules By Joe Rogan That Will Immediately Change Your Life
3 Rules By Joe Rogan That Will Immediately Change Your Life
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Joe Rogan is straight up and get’s to the point. No wishy-washy advice, but pure and practical rules to live up to. The simplicity and straightforwardness in his advice are what I liked the best. Whenever I stand still and look at the people around me, the ones that achieve something and the ones that don’t’, I see 2 types of people.

The first are people who show up, do hard work and get after what they want. These are the people who achieve great things. Remember great things can be anything you consider as something great. …


Small continuous improvements are game-changers

I Wish I Would Have Asked Myself These 3 Questions Earlier
I Wish I Would Have Asked Myself These 3 Questions Earlier
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As a Scrum Master and life enthusiast, I’m always interested in ways to improve. Looking for ways to improve productivity, health and life in general. Looking back I realize that it’s the small habits that create huge improvement over time.

I don't know about you, but I found myself wondering more than once about what I was doing on a daily basis. Days went by without any real purpose. Big goals seem too far away. Never to be reached.

After a while, I started to think about my days. What can I do to become better? …


Everyone has the obligation to learn how to be effective and get the right things done.

According To Peter Drucker, All Knowledge Workers Are Executives And Have To Get The Right Things Done
According To Peter Drucker, All Knowledge Workers Are Executives And Have To Get The Right Things Done
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More than 50 years ago and now even more relevant than when it was first published, Peter Drucker wrote the book ‘Effective Executive — The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done’.

His thinking on effectiveness has influenced almost all theories on effectiveness we know nowadays. Even back in 1967, he understood the power of effectiveness for knowledge workers. Physical labour is decreasing a lot because of automation. More and more people are becoming knowledge workers. In this article, Gartner suggests that there are 1 billion knowledge workers in the world. …


Editing can bring your photography to life

Beginner Photo Editing Tips From A Beginner Photo Editor
Beginner Photo Editing Tips From A Beginner Photo Editor
Image by Daniel Friesenecker from Pixabay

Photography captures the beauty in this world and editing will bring life and emotion to these captures.

As stated in my article Beginner Photography Tips From A Beginner Photographer, we should all find new joys in our lives right now. We need good vibes and enthusiasm to shine a light on our days.

For me it’s photography. I started with photography at the beginning of the pandemic in march. There is still so much to learn! As a beginner photographer, I’m constantly learning and finding new things that I didn’t know before.

In this article, I explain the tips I would loved to have read when I started out. From one beginner to another, I hope you find this useful and that your new-found knowledge will shine a new light on your photo’s! …


A small gesture can go a long way

Random Acts Of Kindness To Heal The World
Random Acts Of Kindness To Heal The World
Image by Mihai Paraschiv from Pixabay

I remember growing up, I was a difficult young boy. I thought the world was against me and found my relief with the misfits of our time. Skaters, punks, metalheads and the like. When you’re in puberty you’re vulnerable. You want to fit in, truly belong to something. It’s easy to feel like an outcast and when you do your easily influenced.

For me this was a period of finding the edges, pushing for the limits. The world was against me and I was against the world. People, especially but not exclusively, older people looked down on me. …


Let us reach for the stars and focus on our goals

The 2020 Scrum Guide: Think About The ‘Why’. Let us reach our goals.
The 2020 Scrum Guide: Think About The ‘Why’. Let us reach our goals.
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

A new Scrum Guide was exactly what 2020 needed. Scrum not only preaches empiricism but lives empiricism itself. Not only it’s users but also the framework itself is under continuous change. On November 18th the new version of the Scrum Guide was released during a Zoom Launch meeting.

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland take each update to better explain what Scrum is about. In this version more than any before the focus is on Scrum as a minimally sufficient framework. It became even less prescriptive. …


Decision-making is a hard skill to master. Just say no for more happiness and productivity.

Decision making is a hard skill to master. Just say no for more happiness and productivity.
Decision making is a hard skill to master. Just say no for more happiness and productivity.
Foto door Ketut Subiyanto via Pexels

You and I say yes way too often. On the stuff, you don’t want to do. This is because saying ‘No’ makes us feel uncomfortable. While you will become happier and produce more and better outcomes when you learn how to deal with saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No”.

I remember myself, long days at work, weekends full of events I didn’t want to do. All that because I said yes to everything. Does this sound familiar? Then this article is for you.

In this article, we will discuss how saying no will make you happier and produce more and better outcomes. …


How I wished I knew this from the start

Beginner Photography Tips From A Beginner Photographer
Beginner Photography Tips From A Beginner Photographer
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

The beauty of the semi-lockdown is finding new hobby’s! Yes, the entire pandemic is changing our lives. But in the words of Winston Churchill,

‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’

we should all find new joys in our lives. Especially now we need good vibes and enthusiasm to shine a light on our days.

My new hobby? Photography it is! And well I’m still not the best out there, I thought it was a good idea to give tips from one beginner to another. I sure would have liked reading tips like that.

So here it is, these are the things that changed my photography immensely. I did not know anything and when I started to understand I could immediately see the difference. So anyone else wants to start photography? So come off auto and take these tips from one beginner to another. …

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Niels Nieuwenhuizen

Life Enthusiast and Scrum Master with a Purpose to Help others Grow and Improve

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