• GOOD LIFE

    WFH: sanity is overrated anyway

    Is it okay just to catch your breath and be a little irresponsible and lazy during quarantine? The COVID-19 came, saw, and rearranged our life quicker than we were able to cough. The most important change for the lucky ones (and I hope they know how truly lucky they are) is the change to home-office. The media reacted quickly and hundreds of articles came out about staying productive and working effectively. The most common tips: wake up early, take a shower, change to daywear. Well I have a different one: Be the chaos. Does anyone try to tell me that I should put on a bra and jeans if I…

  • GOOD LIFE

    Why the hype about Niksen?

    The holland conception of relaxation is so hot right now. Niksen is about doing nothing but not really the way you think. It’s not like lazy people can finally find the justification to sit in the house and watch Netflix all day long (not that it needs justification by the way). It’s about taking some time between tasks and that way keeping your sanity. But shouldn’t it go without saying? Well in Netherland it surely does, because it’s not a fancy word there, it literally means ‘doing nothing’. So I think we have to search for the popularity of ‘niksen’ in cultural differences. In Netherland it’s very important to find…