“I don’t think you’re lazy, I think you’re scared.”

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After two years in Germany of being desperately in need of a therapist to help me through my issues, I finally found one that offers sessions in English and didn’t have a 3-month waiting list. Finding her felt like the heavens smiling down on me.

We were onto about our seventh session, which started much like our previous ones. I listed a few things I did that week, some feelings I was having, and what I was thinking or worrying about lately.

I told her about how I don’t like the way I look in pictures anymore. Three years ago…

It’s that time of the year again…

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I love the new year. I always get excited about it, and think this is the year that I’ll change my life, blow up on YouTube, travel the world, and become so totally awesome that people invite me to do a TED talk.

It never happens.

Part of the reason why it never happens is, well, changing your life, blowing up on YouTube, traveling the world and becoming so totally awesome that people invite you to do a TED talk is actually really hard work. …

Retirement may not be as glamorous as you think

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We live in a society where our relationship with work is deeply polarizing. On one side of the spectrum, you have the “hustle culture” people, promoting the idea that you should work tirelessly, sacrificing everything from your sleep to your social life, in the interest of growing your business and achieving your goals. You can sleep when you’re dead.

On the other side, you have those who condemn our toxic work culture for draining our energy and taking time away from our families, hobbies, rest, and overall wellbeing, while giving little in return for our sacrifice.

The overarching theme of…

Avoid common mistakes and put your best foot forward.

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YouTube has fascinated people since its launch in 2005. For the first time, it allowed regular people to broadcast themselves and have a platform to share their talents, opinions, and lives with the world. Nowadays, having a YouTube channel is considered a legitimate business marketing strategy, and there are tens of thousands of creators who do YouTube as their full-time job.

With the COVID crisis keeping everyone indoors for the last few months, many people have been taking up new hobbies to fill up their extra time at home. Things like art supplies and camera gear are selling out all…

Hexa Anghel

I was born in Romania, grew up in China, and now I live in Germany. My passions include travel, YouTube, personal development, and mental health.

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