“Leisure hacker”, a personal-development and lifestyle blog, is a resource of information, inspiration, and support on how to create the life you want for yourself and live happily according to your values and ideals.


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Leisure hacker is a state of mind. A lifestyle.
A community.

Leisure hacker is a state of mind. A lifestyle. A community.

Are you setting goals for the New Year but always falling short in achieving them? Lacking the focus you need to keep your eyes on the prize? Even if you read the “ultimate guide to goal setting and how to actually achieve them“ and you have a well-detailed plan for the upcoming year’s goals, you might […]

Best goal setting hack for the New Year

Hitting the snooze button again and again? Waking up frantically and rushing to get ready and out of the house? Starting your day messy and confused? Can’t really feel good, ah? Having a routine in the morning will actually help you do things in the morning without thinking about them AKA not stressing about them […]

A Step-By-Step Guide to creating the best morning routine for YOU

It may have a stereotype of an old and poor communist city but Poland’s capital Warsaw, with its historic old town and lively modern streets, is an ideal and inexpensive weekend getaway destination. You’ll find there a rare combination of history, nightlife, great food and shopping, all in affordable prices. After reading my guide for […]

5 top surprising (free) things to do in Warsaw

It’s that time of the year again – the sun is out, the days are longer and the overall sense of rejuvenation pushes us toward our annual spring cleaning mode. And while I’m all for Marie Kondo-ing your closet, clothes and home most of us neglect to clean the place we spend most at – […]

3 effective ways to spring clean your mind

Self-care literally means: taking care of yourself. But it’s much more than just making yourself feel better at a certain moment. Real self-care is making sure you’re the healthiest, best version of yourself. Have you been taking care of yourself? So self-care is the hot thing right now, sometimes to a point it has lost […]

5 ways to ACTUALLY practice self-care that doesn’t involve scented candles

How many times have you felt like the week is just passing you by? Like you blinked and it’s Monday all over again and you just didn’t have time to get your sh*t together? What you need is a GYST day. Most people think of the weekend as, well, the end of the week – […]

GYST day – 13 hacks for a super productive week

Does just the thought of making small talk makes you feel uneasy? You’re not alone. Small talk can be unpleasant, awkward, and even stressful — but it could also lead to new connections, meaningful conversations, learning new things and even unexpected opportunists if you know how to do it right. And the good news- Small […]

10 effective ways to get better at small talk

Have you ever talked about something super awesome you did or an amazing place you visited and someone said: “That’s going on my bucket list”? So what is this “bucket list” everyone is talking about and why should you have one, like ASAP?  The definition of a “bucket list” is a list of things we would […]

The complete guide to creating a successful bucket list

Want to know the secret way to your partner’s heart? We all know relationships are hard and require a lot of communication but they are much harder when you’re not speaking the same language. No, I’m not talking about English – I’m talking about your language of love. Valentine’s Day is coming up and this […]

50 ways to make your partner feel loved according to the ‘five love languages’

Do you hate saying no? Do you often agree to do stuff even at the expense of your own time/obligations? Well, my friend, this post is for you! How many of you find yourselves saying yes to something even if you know you don’t have time for it, just so you won’t hurt someone else’s […]

The Subtle Art of saying no. A How-To Guide for the people pleaser.

How come some people managed to accomplish their goals and some don’t? Yes, it’s true, some people are smarter or stronger or more talented than others and some people just seem to have it easier. But if you look around at the most successful people, which have achieved monumental things, you’ll see a lot of […]

Having trouble accomplishing things? Here’s how to easily fix it

We are all social creators, we spend so much time surrounded by other people, connecting in all kinds of ways, planing dates and activities but have we forgotten how to date the most important person, ourselves? Yeah, you read me right. You. Are you the type of person who only does certain activities with others, […]

A beginner’s guide to dating yourself

We spend so much time at work, sometimes more than at home or with our families. That’s why it is so important to enjoy our time there. If you’ve read my ’20 Life-changing ‘fun at work’ hacks’ blog post (and have implemented at least some) you must feel a little better already. But what to […]

10 easy tips to create a positive work environment

Our daily commute has a huge effect on our moods and well-being. It’s time we could have been using for leisure but instead, it feels like we’re wasting it unproductively sitting in traffic, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be the case. Commuting is a fact for most of us, so we can at least […]

4 easy ways to make your commute suck less

So it’s New Year’s Eve, you sit down and set these fabulous resolutions; declaring “this year is the year I’m going to XXX”! But comes next New Year’s Eve and nothing has really changed… If this sounds familiar, this post is for you. So this year, let’s not just throw resolutions like “I want a […]

The ultimate guide to goal setting (and how to actually achieve them in 2019)

Winter is officially here (yes… no denying it anymore). And together with the cold weather, the great styling options and dreamy Christmas vibes the winter also comes with physical and mental challenges. Seasonal depression, anyone? We all joke about the “winter blues” but Seasonal depression (aka seasonal affective disorder (SAD)) is a real thing. The […]

10 ways of self-care to beat the winter blues

Whether you’re a freelancer, blogger, remote worker, student or just an aspiring writer, you’ll end up facing the ‘working from a coffee shop dilemma’. This is exactly when you’ll need this comprehensive guide to help you on your journey to the Holy Grail of coffee shops. Being location independent is awesome!! Well, most of the […]

The ultimate guide to working from a coffee shop

If you search “how to be happier” on Google you’ll find about 100,000,000 results. Why? Everybody wants to be happier. I know how busy you here but don’t you have 10 minutes for some joy? “I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness… We all are seeking something better in […]

Happiness Hacks: 10 ways to be happier in under 10 minutes a day

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