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Tokyo day 2: Shibuya, Harujuku & Yoyogi Park

Tokyo day 2: Shibuya, Harujuku & Yoyogi Park

Travel to Tokyo with me for a few minutes as we enjoy a traditional Japanese breakfast with a view in Shibuya, marvel at dancing Elvis impersonators at Yoyogi Park and walk the streets of Harajuku at night.

Guilt and regrets

Guilt and regrets

Guilt and regrets are signals, treat them as such.

On self-love

On self-love

“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” implies that you love yourself.

As RuPaul would say: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else”?

It looks like the Bible and RuPaul are both suggesting that self-love is not selfish but in fact the first step to loving and accepting others.

Learning to be kind to yourself and confident in who you are is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and others.

Feeling and thinking

Feeling and thinking

Can we change the way we feel by changing the way we think?

When you’ve got too many tabs open

When you’ve got too many tabs open

Overthinking can be so overwhelming. Here’s a metaphor and question to show you what I mean.

Why consistency is worth mastering

Why consistency is worth mastering

The solution to your problem probably starts with the letter ‘C’.

Either compassion, communication, or consistency or all of them combined.

Today I’d like to talk about consistency.

In one of his viral videos, Simon Sinek speaks about how consistency is the key to loving relationships and good leadership.

It’s not the big actions or decisions that make all the difference. Often it’s the little things you do every day that lead to love growing or a healthy habit forming.

He uses the example of brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth once is nothing. But brushing it twice a day for your whole life is the key to good oral hygiene. Going to the gym once won’t make a dent, but going consistently over a long period of time surely will.

You’re probably doing some things consistently without thinking about it or worrying about the long term effect. Like negative self talk, self doubt, and self criticism. Slowly but surely chip, chip, chipping away.

What if you changed the tone and decided to take on some positive habits and thoughts? Catapult your mind ten years into the future and just think of how that seed could grow into something big and beautiful.

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.”

Marie Forleo
How to listen better

How to listen better

When someone says something negative to you, you have four options on how you’ll receive the message: Listen to blame yourself: How is what they’re saying my fault? Listen to blame them: How is what they’re saying, in fact, their fault? Become conscious of your […]

Wiggle your big toe

Wiggle your big toe

How to snap back to reality when your in your head too often.

Why you should visit Tokyo’s Digital Art Museum

Why you should visit Tokyo’s Digital Art Museum

The future is not here, it’s in Tokyo at the teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum.

Down the rabbit hole, you’ll find a world of endless art, that never stops moving. The idea was to create several different themed rooms but to have the art move around the rooms, so it almost has a life of its own.

The result is a unique visit for every person. Lights change colours when you touch them, bobbles swish and change hues in waves when you pat them and animals walk the hallway, eerily breaking off into little piece as people make contact.

Using mirrors and lights they have created a borderless world that seems endless and magnificent.

The longer you stand in the one room, the more butterflies fly out of your feet. These butterflies fly all over the entire museum and disintegrate when touched.

One room has a beautiful flowing digital waterfall. It looks like a modern watering hole with people draped all over the structures in the ‘water’.

Another room has fields of digital flowers projected onto every corner of the indistinguishable room. The lights swallow you whole and you become a part of the exhibition. Your feet are sunflowers and your head is a bouquet of dancing daffofils.

It’s a place where your imagination can really run wild. It’s overwhelming and delightful. Even standing in the queue for some of the rooms is exciting.

It’s also a great visual reminder that you affect the space and entities around you. You have an impact and you can decide how to use it.

If you love art and you love feeling like a kid, then you’ll love the digital art museum by TeamLab.

It’s none of your business

It’s none of your business

What other people think about you is out of your control. What other people say about you, is really none of your business. If they’re talking about you, it means your talk worthy, which is already far better than being ignored, right? As Bonang Matheba […]

Managing your resources

Managing your resources

When I was a little, I once got very sad because I thought the world would one day run out of new songs. Luckily, my friend assured me there are infinite amounts of songs and musical compositions that can be made. There will always be […]