How to regain your childlike curiosity

These days I turn my full attention to playing games with my 1-year old son. It amazes me how engrossed he is in the game of passing a small ball. Everything is new for him, everything makes him look with admiration. He crawls around the apartment and explores. I look at him while he makes that face when he connects the dots on how a thing works. It is absolutely fascinating to watch this process. And then it struck me: where did my curiosity go? Did I turn into a boring adult? Can I go back?

I read a lot of stuff on the topic and now I want to share with you my insights.


First and foremost: be here and now. You can not be curious if you are doomscrolling on facebook or looking at instagram photos. Now you will argue that you are searching for inspiration and ideas on facebook. But you know what? Most of the content in fb is shared, which means that you can find it elsewhere on the internet. Social media is a tool for distraction, not concentration.


Make everyday activities an experiment. Play with the settings on your coffee machine. Put more or less coffee/water, check the difference in the taste and write down the results. Refuel your car at a different gas stations and check if there is a difference in the driving. Put an additive and see if there is a difference. Detect the time you need to go from point A to point B. Install 10 weather apps and check which one is the most accurate in the course of a month. The list can go on and on, but you got the idea.


You can find life changing ideas by reading a lot. Read everything – books, newsletters, blogs, magazines, newspapers. Do not limit yourself only on topics that interest you, find something new. Best option is to join your local library and just go through the shelves.


Bertrand Russell said it better than me:

Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.


Search for an interesting fact. Check a word in different language. Ask someone who is an expert in a field. The more facts you devour, the bigger chance to connect the dots into a groundbreaking idea.

Forgetting that the child you were before lies somewhere deep in you can result in losing all your creativity and curiosity. But with a little self awareness and concentration you can regain the qualities you once had. Stay young. Stay curious.

10 useful apps you probably don’t know about

When we speak about useful smartphone apps there is a real chance you can miss something. So many apps are released everyday and it is impossible to try all of them. Below are some useful apps that you may have missed.


Bromite is a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements. The main goal is to provide a no-clutter browsing experience without privacy-invasive features and with the addition of a fast ad-blocking engine. /Android

Super Status Bar

Super Status Bar adds useful tweaks to your status bar such as gestures, notification previews, and quick brightness & volume control. /Android


Sesame is a powerful universal search on Android. It integrates with your launcher, learns from you, and makes hundreds of personal shortcuts. With Sesame universal search, everything is 1 or 2 taps away! /Android


Keep a diary and capture your day without writing down a single word! You can create a daily entry in two taps – pick mood and activities. Daylio then crunches the data and displays it in stats, charts, and correlations. /Android, iOS


There are many ways to communicate. Drupe brings both your contacts and communication apps together, getting rid of the hassle. /Android, iOS


Disa is your new messaging hub. Just one hub. Conversations from Telegram, Facebook and Text Messaging services can seamlessly be joined together, or disbanded within seconds. /Android, iOS coming soon


Workflows combine a bunch of steps across apps into a single tap. Collect workflows to save time and effort every day. /iOS


Gyroscope is not just a new app for your phone or watch. It is a new operating system for your entire body & mind. Set up your Health Score to get daily insights to understand and improve your longevity. /Android, iOS

Bear App

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. /iOS, MacOS


What3words divides the world into 3 meter squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. /Android, iOS

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