Category: learnings

Running and resilience

“I am runner.” Whoa, there I said it! That sentence had already been a lot easier to say for me. It was the times when I was training to run 42km… or when I “at least” was able to run some half-marathon distance every other weekend. So much said on self-set mental bars and barriers. […]

Self-perception versus other people’s perception

An everyday story on setting the bar Lately I was running in the cold, early morning. On my way back I noticed that my hairdresser had already opened their store. Fact: Yes, I need to get my hair cut very soon. Then some interesting conversation between different parts in my head started. For now I […]

Trials over experiments – Or: a fool with a tool is still…

… a fool? Yesterday I felt triggered to state my opinion on personality tests (again). On twitter. Other people’s answers triggered more and broader thinking on this in me. Later in the day I had a great conversation with an occupational (I/O) psychologist. We were NOT talking about personality tests in particular but about my […]

The streak – a story on habits, on bragging and on limiting beliefs

Recently I noticed a difference in something that is already a routine for me. At first, I didn’t spend much attention or even appreciation to that. Why? Yeah, because it appeared like a “small unimportant thing” for me. (sidenote: I learned that this kind of deprecational, judgemental thinking can contribute to serious health problems… but […]

OOP 2019 – Take care for the future

This year was already my third time at OOP ‘software meets business’ conference in Munich. I loved the mixture of “being back”, meeting a lot of “known faces” and also a couple of close friends as well as getting to know new people and establishing some new connections that might grow in the future. So […]

Change hurts!

On my first weeks with the 6-Minutes-Diary (…and three months later) The preceding post described in what situation I started out to use the 6-Minutes-Diary: needing a bit more structure and guiding than the Clarity Journal provided. Furthermore I was curious about the psychological backing the other journal from urbestself comes with. As of today […]

Different needs, different tools!

What made me change the journals earlier than expected… That unexpected clarity which I gained after some weeks working with the Clarity Journal made me take a medically forced prescribed rest to get healthy again. My days almost instantly looked quite different compared to how they looked when I started off with the Clarity Journal. […]

Sewing and the beginner’s mindset

As a result of my daily journaling reflections I recently bought myself a sewing machine. My intent was that I would like to have an activity in my life that allows me to get creative with my hands, produce something valuable and at the same time transisiton my brain in a different-from-work-mode from time to […]

WTF?? Did I really want to be THAT honest to myself?

On my first weeks with the Clarity Journal Like already written in the initial blogpost of that series, the Clarity Journal (Klarheit Journal in German) was the first one I started my daily journaling experiment with. Before delving into some of my personal experiences, here are some key facts about the Clarity Journal: it is […]

Dipping my toes into Appreciative Inquiry

Recently I read about a combined approach of Agile and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) called Appreciative Agile on http://appreciativeagile.com. The much I am familiar with Agile the less I am with AI. The fact that it’s grounded in academia – and especially in Positive Psychology – (and my curiosity) made me quickly research to learn a […]