We wait long for the weekend and sometimes we start from the mid of the week to dream about what we would do. But has it ever happened to you on Sunday afternoons, to feel discomfort, sadness, nostalgia, sometimes a very annoying sense of emptiness? And you don’t know how to explain it? This is … More Sunday Blues, How to Tackle the Sunday Sadness about Monday
Worrying means thinking about the future considering only, or almost exclusively, the negative aspects. Moreover, you would think about something that has not happened yet. Continuous and excessive worries are symptoms of anxiety. That’s why it is important to change your basic negative beliefs. Changing Your Basic Negative Beliefs To understand why some things worry … More How Changing Your Basic Negative Beliefs Would Help You Stop Worrying
There is an aphorism by Jean Paul Sartre that values the healthy aspect of loneliness: “If you are sad when you are alone, you are probably in bad company”. There is nothing more truthful than this statement. If you cannot enjoy being with yourself, how could you cultivate broader relationships that involve other personalities, different … More Can Loneliness Be a Resource?
Alone we go faster, together we go further – African proverb To understand why collective intelligence is so powerful, I would like to invite you to think about bees. I find bees fascinating insects. They are hard-working insects. All day long, bees look for and carry nectar from flowers to their beehive to produce very … More Why Collective Intelligence is Powerful
I would like to express my gratitude to you all for being affectionate readers, and active participants to Wise&Shine’ blog life. Without you, my posts on Wise&Shine would have been a box full of words but without emotions and sentiments. To conclude this year, I would like to share with you the lyrics of one … More Happy Holidays!
Winter holidays are approaching and many of us will celebrate Christmas and the end of the year. During this period it is probable that you will buy a lot of things, like presents and food. The risk of producing more waste than usual is around the corner. Therefore, why don’t we try shopping with a … More Zero Waste Winter Holidays
When we speak about creativity, most people think mainly of fine arts, and artistic creations, whose role is mainly aesthetic. But creativity is not only that. So, what is creativity? Creativity is defined as the ability to make or otherwise bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method … More What Is Creativity?
Your well-being should be your priority, and working too much might hamper your happiness. Our consumerist society often leads us to reverse our priorities in ways that can seriously affect our quality of life and our physical, mental, and emotional health. Ultimately, our happiness. With an increasing rhythm of life, inflation, and bills piling up, … More How Working Too Much Hampers Your Happiness
Wu Wei is a key concept of Taoism that can be translated as “do not act” or “do not intervene”. However, it is not a passive attitude. It’s letting go to allow the action to flow effortlessly and in harmony with the “original cosmic order”, without attempting to modify it. The result will be merging … More Wu Wei, the Art of Non-acting
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Seneca Seneca in a few words summarised that only when a human being understands the very nature of existence can spend a joyful life with full potential. What is the … More The Fear of Being Happy – Cherophobia
Too much stress, blue light, and you wake up tired more and more often. This is a sign that your quality of sleep is poor. You know for sure that sleep affects your overall well-being. But do you also know that poor sleep quality may increase your level of stress, cause concentration problems and that … More How to Face Poor Sleep Quality
What is important is rarely urgent and what is urgent is rarely important. Above quote is from Dwight Eisenhower, who left us, besides his valuable strategies, one of the best matrix for time management. Let’s find out first why it is called the Eisenhower Matrix. London, February 1944. The bombing alarms sound throughout all the … More Time Management – The Eisenhower Matrix
Have you been lucky enough to have never dealt with anxiety disorders? Or, even worse, depression? If this is the case, you may not understand what it means to be in such a situation of psychological distress. Nevertheless, if you experienced anxiety, you may have faced some difficulties with your relatives, or also circle of … More How Do You Deal with Anxiety?
Habits give you great power, perhaps the greatest in absolute. Sometimes we think that habits are good for ordinary people, and maybe we don’t consider ourselves ordinary people (at least I don’t consider myself like that, I have always tried to be a bit out of the status quo). We would like to get rid … More The Power of Habits
For an Italian like me, living at a latitude of 59.4 could feel like living on the top of the world. During my almost 3 year adventure living and working in Estonia, I have mixed feelings. The biggest downside was the lack of light in winter, but despite that, I recommend a visit. Tallinn is … More Living on the Top of the World – An Italian in Estonia
When you think about your life and ways to improve it, usually your first reflex is that you are missing something. But you often forget that one of the best ways to improve your life, to feel better, is not by adding. On the contrary, it is by eliminating. Today I will share with you 5 … More How to Improve Your Life
You all know about the half empty or half full glass of water. By saying how you see it, you will understand if you are an optimist or not. And if you would like another perspective on a half empty or half full glass, you can read Wynne’s post The Glass Is Refillable. But what … More A Glass Full of Water
Intuition has always been a fascinating subject of study. It is generally associated with genius, because the greatest scientific discoveries happened thanks to moments of intuition. Einstein wrote: Intuition is a sacred gift of which reason is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and forgets the gift. In addition, … More The Power of Intuition
Mind Mapping is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It was invented by Tony Buzan. I heard about it a long time ago from a friend of mine who is a writer. He uses it to make up the plot for his books. He could … More What Is Mind Mapping?
She asked me to cc her my emails, even the most trivial ones. Sometimes she would knock on my office door to ask me if I was okay because I had spent a lot of time in the bathroom, when actually only five minutes have passed. She checked when I walked in and when I … More Why a Micromanager Can Create Troubles