• +358 10 3413831
  • Siuntio, Finland
A Psychologist’s Approach to Time Management

A Psychologist’s Approach to Time Management

Part I: How I use my Digital Calendar Many report problems with time management. Usually people become aware of their time management issues when they feel overwhelmed, have to rush and end up with results that are less satisfactory. In this article I will discuss how I use my calendar for time management and some of the strategies I apply to keep on top of my varying tasks. Personally I am a big time management fan and use my strategies for work- and private tasks alike. As an entrepreneur, student and organization nerd, I have explored and tried many techniques […]

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Becoming and being parents: High expectations and personal growth When we decide to become parents, we might know what we want to incorporate or what we want to distance ourselves from by reflecting on our own childhood. We might start to read about it or exchange thoughts with others about things we feel uncertain about. This might leave us often feeling overwhelmed by expectations. There is no doubt most parents want the best for their children. The question remains: what is the best? What  are the skill important to teach right now? This is especially hard for older parents, who […]

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

What are techniques of sustainable parents to include self-care and to maintain their mental and physical well-being? Nobody needs to tell me that parenting is more than a full-time job. While I haven’t got children myself, I have worked with children and for parents in a variety of capacities. I worked as a babysitter, an au pair, an afternoon instructor at a primary school and have experience working with children of six months to 13 years. The way in which parents I worked with were able to maintain their own mental and physical well-being varied a lot from person to […]

Self-efficacy increases our resilience

Self-efficacy increases our resilience

Three proactive strategies to fight off distraction, procrastination & stress The promise of having it all together, enjoying our life, being productive, resourceful and successful is something close to utopia. Like many people right now, you might struggle to motivate yourself, to keep up routines, that are good for you, you sometimes procrastinate and feel stressed but struggle to disconnect because you usually stay reachable to everyone in case of emergency. That is okay. Nobody is perfect.  When you start to feel trapped in your life or stressed on a regular basis it might start to affect your mental and […]

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

Resilience When we talk about Resilience, we can think of it as the strength to withstand difficult times. We might feel like we need to push ourselves and appear indestructible like a rock in the sea, withstanding all weathers. However, originally the word resilience derives from the Latin word resilire, which means “to jump back”. This means it can be rather compared to how plants like grass or bamboo bend during heavy rain, rather than break. This flexibility towards difficult circumstances was first mentioned in a study by Emmy Werner in the year 1955, in which she observed the development […]

The perks of testing and adjusting new routines

The perks of testing and adjusting new routines

Obstacles in the way of implementing a new habit Twenty days into the new year and we all might have an idea about what we want to achieve this year and how 2021 could be better than the last year. Maybe you have by now decided on a wonderful new strategy you want to implement into your life. You have read about how you can plan it (see our blog post from January 6th) and started to test the waters.  Congratulations, you are right on track!  This may also be the time when you encounter the first obstacles. This is […]

Sustainable Habits benefit your mental Well-being

Sustainable Habits benefit your mental Well-being

For many 2020 was a year of big changes and challenges. We had to adjust to changes in social protocols and a switch to mostly technology-based communication, like video calls and messaging apps, we had to find a way to adapt to working from home, despite having no main office space in the house, and the regular chores to take care of. For many the comforting routine of going to the office suddenly ceased. Keeping up the motivation to work all day, while also being surrounded by home’s comforts and family members seemed nearly impossible. Adjusting to all of this, […]