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Life is like a race without a finish line and your troubles won't suddenly disappear. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how you can still enjoy your life.
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Life is like a race without a finish line and your troubles won't suddenly disappear. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how you can still enjoy your life.
Digital devices are becoming general-purpose tools. According to Lucas Brenner, the conscious use of technology can prevent it from mutating into an end in itself.
The Kaizen process describes that change is necessary to stay in balance. This process is a cycle of improvement to achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves.
You should read good books several times, as Lucas Brenner explains in this article, because you learn new things, deepen your knowledge and gain a new perspective.
With the so-called value square, the relationships of values can be illustrated. This makes it possible to determine the development potential of your own character.
You can discover and get to know yourself better abroad. Lucas Brenner explains why a different culture is helpful and what to keep in mind during your time abroad.
Being alone is not as bad as it is portrayed by society. In this article, Lucas Brenner shows why being alone is important and how we can enjoy the time in solitude.
There is no ideal learning space for everyone, as this decision is individual. In this article, Lucas Brenner describes a scale of learning places for ranking yourself.
Homesickness is a normal feeling that is nothing to be ashamed of. In this article, Lucas Brenner presents some tips that you can use to overcome your homesickness.
Good design has the advantage of being aesthetically pleasing and professional. According to Lucas Brenner, it also makes the work more attractive and more motivating.
In this article, Lucas Brenner introduces his 3-minute diary system that allows you to easily and quickly write daily meaningful diary entries to remember your life.
With the points presented in this article by Lucas Brenner, you can improve your vacation and keep the resulting feeling of relaxation after the trip for longer.
The best financial system consists of a checking and a savings account, the stock portfolio and a credit card. In this article Lucas Brenner explains this system.
Will this still count in 10 days / months / years? With this question, we can overcome almost all our fears and worries, because we look at our feelings rationally.
Many productivity systems are too complex. According to Lucas Brenner, they should instead be individually tailored, simple and robust so that they really work.
Values, trust, tolerance and closeness are the building blocks of social relationships. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how to have positive relationships.
It's normal to doubt our decisions. In this article, Lucas Brenner describes how we could be (more) satisfied with our decisions and why there are no bad decisions.
Budget plans are helpful financial tools, but you have to use them correctly, so they don't cause stress, greed or worry. They are only meant to provide an overview.
We all have setbacks to deal with, no matter how hard we try. In this article, Lucas Brenner describes how to deal with mistakes and make sure you're still happy.
Literature notes have great potential if you write and edit them correctly. In this article, Lucas Brenner describes how best to go about creating and using them.
It's normal to feel like you're not good enough sometimes. With the steps presented by Lucas Brenner here, you can prevent yourself from doubting yourself too often.
You have all the information and ideas you need to start a new project. According to Lucas Brenner, a Second Brain can help you escape this illusion by collecting ideas.
There are learning methods that have been scientifically proven to be better. In this article Lucas Brenner presents his own learning system based on these results.
When it comes to creating quick notes, speed is paramount. Lucas Brenner explains why quick notes are important and shows you the best way to create them digitally.
Stress is just an emotional reaction generated by our thoughts in our heads. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains what you should NOT do in stressful situations.
Every decision about new opportunities means weighing the known against the unknown. We have to find a middle ground that fits our goals and priorities for our lives.
We have many identities, between which we often switch. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains where these identities come from and how they influence our habits.
We need more and better rest than we think. This includes more than just sleep. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how to recover properly and stay productive.
Choosing what you want to study is the first big decision young people have to make. Lucas Brenner explains how to make such important life decisions in this article.
We are NOT getting lonelier today. Loneliness is a subjective emotion and the data is very limited. Furthermore, feelings of loneliness fluctuate throughout life.
Do ideas need chaos or order to emerge? In this article, Lucas Brenner describes why both opposites are necessary to have ideas. You can use chaos within your structure.
In this article, Lucas Brenner describes his life planning, which serves as a guideline to orientate himself and points him in the right direction like a compass.
Sometimes it is necessary to terminate or leave a project you are working on prematurely. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains which aspects should be considered.
The 50/30/20 rule is the only financial rule you need to manage your income and personal finances. In this article, Lucas Brenner explains what this principle means.
All feelings are triggered only by thoughts. In this article, Lucas Brenner introduces several techniques to positively influence your thoughts and therefore emotions.
Our own body constantly sends signals that we must interpret correctly and act upon in order to live in harmony. Lucas Brenner explains how to achieve this goal.
Lucas Brenner criticizes the Be Yourself movement as static and limiting. Realize your potential and instead don't just be yourself, but always evolve.
Lucas Brenner, like everyone, sometimes feels afraid. In this article, he shows how best to deal with your fear or anxiety. You can even use your fear and overcome it.
With the techniques presented by Lucas Brenner in this article, you can get more out of self-help books and you better integrate their lessons into your own life.
In this article Lucas Brenner explains the meaning of the number 1,440, because that's how many minutes every day has. Days should be used in the best possible way.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why perseverance is the key to success and that there is no overnight success. You have to invest energy to be successful.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains that you are responsible for all the consequences of your own actions. This means that you can live up to your full potential.
Lucas Brenner wants to stop sending emails longer than 5 sentences to communicate efficiently. In this article, he explains why he published this goal as a manifesto.
In this article, Lucas Brenner shares the Markdown templates of his daily, weekly, and yearly overview for Obsidian. He uses them regularly in his private diary.
Lucas Brenner thinks too often about problems or decisions that have already been made. In this article, he presents techniques to prevent overthinking and worrying.
A good balance is important in life according to Lucas Brenner, even though he sometimes works too much himself. In this article he shares the experience he has gained.
Lucas Brenner shows in this article that personal financial organization can be simple, although it requires acquiring your own knowledge instead of financial advice.
Even in the digital age, analog planning has advantages over digital planning: one avoids digital media, has a better overview, and it feels better to write on paper.
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Living a calm life takes lifelong practice, according to Lucas Brenner. Focus on what you can change, interpret events positively and breathe, smile, act consciously.
Success can have a paralyzing effect just like defeats. However, we must not confuse success with satisfaction, because it can keep us from our work in three ways.
Exercise is not a source of energy that makes you more alert and energetic in the short term for everyone. Each person should use exercise individually for themselves.
Rules can be used to shape your life and steer it in the right direction. They should create the stable foundation for your life based on your values and beliefs.
Positive presence is helpful in work and everyday life and can improve relationships. Presence includes fulfilling your role without being egotistical or arrogant.
Lucas Brenner offers tips on how to achieve less screen time and significantly limit your technology use, which has unfortunately become rampant these days.
The world is based on status. You should know the 3 status games in order to better understand human actions and become truly satisfied and happy using introspection.
Lucas Brenner is committed to improving students' preparation for their lives, because this is the only way to compensate for the weaknesses of the education system.
Lucas Brenner uses templates in many areas to improve and speed up his work. Templates make work easier, avoid mistakes and free up time for more important tasks.
Lucas Brenner explains why sleep is so significant and indispensable as the foundation for the three pillars of life: health, relationships and professional career.
Reflection and action are inseparable, but must not limit each other. Thinking is an important tool, but innovation requires hard work and productive initiative.
Patience is essential to a successful, satisfied life. There are 2 challenges that make patience difficult, but it still pays off if you follow through with your work.
There are three stages of progression: Acquisition of Tools, Conceptual Learning and Conscious Application. But only in the last stage do you really learn something.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the five most important habits that can help you achieve a long life in which you feel good, and stay healthy.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the three lessons he learned from his €3,000 mistake that was not his fault and that you are responsible for everything.
My excursion to Kyrgyzstan is one of the most influential experiences of my life. The trip was a great experience and I was able to grow academically and personally.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why each project needs its own folder. This provides more order, mental peace and enables creative connections between projects.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about three simple ways to improve an email newsletter: no false promises, decluttering, and building relationships with readers.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why you should handle projects like homework and complete them as quickly as possible as long as you're in the right mindset.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the five most common Second Brain misconceptions and the solutions to these mistakes to improve your own Second Brain.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why self-help seminars are pointless and a waste of money. Change takes perseverance, diligence and work and not just listening.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about five important breathing techniques you can use to improve your productivity. It can also counteract stress symptoms.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about how to give and receive better gifts. Immaterial gifts are often better. Gifts don't always have to be part of a party.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why he finds code generators harmful: They cause more work, create unnecessary clutter and prevent you from learning.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about working on your bad days instead of your good days. You can't let them destroy your hard-earned progress on your goals.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about why you should remain a student forever and learn new things instead of being convinced that you already know everything.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the Roman, timeless proverb Memento Mori, which translates to Be aware of your own mortality, and is still relevant today.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about what children instinctively know about habits. Your routines have to be fun if you want to keep them up in the long run.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how to confidently and boldly stand out from the crowd and how to overcome the inner resistance to be the first to volunteer.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about how checklists are useful for any project. Checklists help you work in a more organized, focused and goal-oriented way.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the pros and cons of the Zeigarnik effect and which techniques can be used to productively integrate it into everyday life.
In this article, Lucas Brenner introduces the Rule of Three, the only productivity trick that can improve your productivity and your workflow with little effort.
In this article, Lucas Brenner gives you 5 tips to help you read more. Classics, different types of books, a formula and much more will help you achieve your goal.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about his Excel budget plan for managing your finances with ease and why everyone should keep one in today's consumer society.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about why handwriting is better than typing digitally on a computer or smartphone. Handwriting has advantages when brainstorming.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the three steps of brainstorming and the principles of collecting ideas in groups to make it as productive as possible.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about how to to start with digital minimalism to fight your media addiction, so you don't spend too much time in front of screens.
In this personal article, Lucas Brenner shares his experience with perfectionism and his three-point strategy for winning the battle against his quest for perfection.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains the concept of the digital toolbox, the requirement for efficient work and focus, and explains how you can maintain it.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about how gratitude is the scientifically proven path to happiness. Happy people show gratitude and have a positive perspective.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why perfectionism is bad. In the beginning, it's about quantity to improve your skills. Quality develops slowly over time.
In this article, Lucas Brenner presents some apps that make everyday digital life easier and faster. If you use these programs, you can save a lot of time during work!
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains the folder structure he uses to organize his digital notes. Organizing your digital life is becoming increasingly important.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the steps necessary to let go of loved ones, possessions, or outdated mindsets. Letting go is important to be happy.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about his sleep routines and how he wants to improve his sleep quality. Sleep is very important for a healthy, fulfilling life!
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains the four types of nonfiction books and how to distinguish between them easily. Book summaries are not useful for every book.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about why living a fulfilled, satisfied life with mindfulness is worth more than just being efficient and productive at work.
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In this article, Lucas Brenner explains what an Impossible list is. Lucas Brenner also explains the differences between an Impossible List and a Bucket List.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the many surprising benefits of cleaning up. Regular cleaning leads to a clear mind, more discipline and simplification.
In this article, Lucas Brenner shares his life vows and explains why you should write down your own moral guiding principles to grow. You need to know your values.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how he organizes his e-books into collections on his Kindle. The folders allow him to access his books quickly.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about methods for lowering your stress levels. Dealing with stress in a healthy way is possible if you follow these easy steps.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains his system of knowledge libraries, through which you can read and retain books more effectively with the help of summaries.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the advantages of checklists. With digital templates, they structure the day, improve processes and facilitate planning.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains Frank Shamrock's plus-minus-equal formula, which every person needs to be successful and to develop helpful skills.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains his strategies for mitigating stress and anxiety: a plan, a system, a tidy environment, a task inbox, and many more techniques.
In this article Lucas Brenner writes about the great importance of geography in today's world. Geography can be applied almost everywhere and explain many processes.
In this article, Lucas Brenner describes the key components of a simple morning and evening routine. Viral routines are too complex. Good habits have to be simple.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why work should mean joy. Your own job does not have to be a duty, it should be fun and meaningful: this article is the solution.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the three zones of comfort, comfort zone, expansion zone and panic zone, that enable long-term, sustainable growth.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the conflict between goals and systems. In addition, Lucas Brenner explains that you need goals and systems to succeed.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains what a text playlist is and why you should create one yourself. He shares articles and essays that have inspired him himself, too.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about two central principles of Stoicism. With these key concepts, you are balanced, calm and relaxed, no matter what is happening.
Attention is a scarce resource, according to Lucas Brenner. This article shows how you can make better use of your attention by consuming higher-quality information.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains how he plans his day and his appointments. It's about calendars, to-do lists and reflection that lead to higher productivity.
Changing your habits is closely related to your psyche. Lucas Brenner presents various techniques for developing positive habits for everyone in this article.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the three types or kinds of fun: no fun, delayed fun, and pure fun. This makes it easier to maintain new habits.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why his website is minimalist. The simple design makes the website fast, focused, and future-proof. There are no distractions.
In this article, Lucas Brenner shares the lessons he learned from his first public speech. He writes about what to keep in mind during a speech and how to give a great speech.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about how to remember your life. Daily highlights, contacts, intentional photography and life milestones are important for this.
In this article Lucas Brenner writes about his diary routine and why everyone should keep a diary. Through this practice, one is more mindful, attentive and reflective.
In this article, Lucas Brenner writes about the urge to over-plan. Perfectionism is not helpful, because it prevents progress. You should simply start and improve along the way.
In this article, Lucas Brenner explains why everyone should have a website. A website is like a business card that can help with job applications and finding your voice.
In this article Lucas Brenner explains how he programmed his website himself without any previous knowledge. He writes about his approach, techniques and resources.
In this personal podcast, Lucas Brenner introduces himself and you have the opportunity to get to know him better. Each episode is about one to three minutes long.