Author Archives: Jan Willem Plug

How to Increase Your Metabolism and Burn Fat

increase metabolism

Many people want to lose weight. There are thousands of weight-loss supplements out there. And if you google articles about metabolism and burning fat you can get lost in millions of search results. After checking all of the 17,1 million Google search results (well, give or take a few), I decided to help you. Here […]

How to Find Your Purpose

how to find purpose

What is your purpose? Is that a easy question for you to answer? Having a purpose has a great impact on your life. It is like a foundation for the activities you put your time and energy in. It determines your long term and short term goals. And, obviously, it provides meaning to your life […]

How to Get Your Focus Back

how to get your focus back

Do you sometimes feel like you are busy all the time? You hardly know where your time goes? You are working and doing lots of activities all the time. But somehow you do not seem to be moving along? It’s normal to feel overwhelmed every now and then. But if you feel like that all […]

How to Learn Faster and Smarter

learning faster and smarter

Do you like learning new things? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. In either case, learning is essential for all of us. Success and fun in our job, relationship, health and even hobbies depends on our continuous learning. You can learn in many ways. You can read books, attend seminars, do courses, talk to experts. […]

How To Save An Hour Every Day

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Time is the one thing we never seem to have enough of. It would be great to have an extra hour every day, right? No worries, they are working on it, one second at at time. (I’m not kidding, our days are getting a bit longer every now and then.) In the meantime, we have to […]

How You Benefit From Reading

benefits from reading

When was the last time you read an actual book or a serious magazine article? Let’s face it. Most of our reading is centered around social media these days and many of us spend a lot of time watching TV. Myself included. I do love reading and learning though. And I know that doesn’t come […]

10 Things To Do At Home When In Lockdown

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While the pandemic rages on, many countries are in lockdown, again. Even though vaccination has started everwhere, it could take many more weeks for lockdowns to end. No need to get bored though. No need even to stay at home, if regulation permits. There’s a lot to do when in lockdown! Get Travel Inspiration When […]

How to Set Smart Goals

smart goals

We all want to achieve something in life. Without any goals or purpose, we can end up feeling lost and frustrated. But how can you set goals you can really achieve? The trick is to be smart about it. SMART goals stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relative and Time-based. But what does that really mean? […]

My Clean Eating Program Helps me Stay Healthy

the instatripper on Sao Miguel

Even though my Instagram is not about fitness, I do get a lot of questions about my fitness routine and exercises. I live a healthy lifestyle. I work out four times a week and I try to exercise while I travel too. Most of all, I try to be conscious of what I eat. In […]

A Walk Through Brussels

View of Brussels from Mont des Arts

Brussels is a much nicer city than many people expect. Of course, it is known for its modern architecture in the EU district, and its embassies and NATO buildings. But the city centre is truly historic, full of beautiful medieval buildings and streets and alleys. And since it is not too big, you can easily […]