Ever feel like there’s so much work piling up from all directions that you don’t know where to start? We’ve all been there. Work, relationships, expectations and disappointments can make one feel constantly overwhelmed, and overcome with this feeling of cognitive fatigue, as it becomes more and more difficult to handle your tasks or commitments. Luckily, there are ways to manage these feelings.Continue reading “4 ways to manage feeling overwhelmed”
We have all made many changes to our routines in the past few months. One of the biggest changes for many employees, has been working from home. Work from home (WFH) has induced most of us to find new ways to be productive and improve our performance.
As work from home became the new normal for many, so did the concept of an at-home work station.A simple google search will tell you that setting up a work station or designated space to WFH, can do wonders to your performance. But did you know that in addition to this, bringing plants into your WFH space can further improve your performance?CONTINUE READING
I decided to take up the challenge of reading 1 book a week for 10 weeks. Some were good, some were bad, some I loved and the others, I stopped reading half way, because, life is too short to finish a book you don’t like (Don’t agree? Tell us why in the comments below!).
I am not an avid reader. I would only read 1 or 2 books a year. For me, it was important to have a take away from each book that I read. I’d rather watch movies than read fiction books. So I decided to take up this challenge because, a) I had a lot of time to spare b) I wanted to get into the habit of reading c) Oprah said “Reading is the strongest signal for success” and I like Oprah.
In this article, I will be talking about five books that I thought were incredible. These books are extremely easy to read, kept me hooked throughout and there was so much that I learntcontinue reading
What do you do in the first one hour after waking up?
Author and leadership coach, Robin Sharma, argues that what you do in the first one hour of the day is extremely crucial. He writes that:
“The way you start your day powerfully
shapes how productively you live it.”
He proposes the 20/20/20 formula to help you optimise your mornings, and to help you achieve superhuman productivity!
I have written 11 books, but each time I think, “uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they are going to find me out.”Maya Angelou
Wonder why a poet, memoirist and civil rights activist – basically an all-rounder felt like this? She suffered from a condition called the imposter syndrome.
What is the imposter syndrome?
Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. People who suffer from this syndrome have chronic self doubt and feel like they don’t really deserve their accomplishments. Atleast 75% of people experience the imposter syndrome in episodes.continue reading
Journaling can be an easy process if you know where to start. From Marco Polo to Bridget Jones – they’ve all done it!
A journal is essentially a written record of your thoughts, feelings, experiences and observations. There are many types of journals out there. This post focuses on the classic freeform style of journaling. This is one of the easiest and most popular types of journaling, where you write an entry for a few pages or for a specified amount of time (could be five minutes or twenty minutes- you decide). The idea is to write whatever is on your mind, in a free flowing manner.CONTINUE READING
How much time do you spend on your phone everyday? Research suggests that an average person spends about 3 hours and 15 minutes on their smartphones everyday. Thats’s almost 4 days a month and 48 days a year! Add the time spent on your laptop and television, and I’m sure the number will leave you baffled!CONTINUE READING
Through the book Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck : A Counter Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, the author, Mark Manson, seeks to normalize accepting negative emotions, fears, flaws and uncertainties, and how we can embrace these emotions to move forward in life.
Today I am not going to review this book or tell you whether you should read it or not (oh, you totally should btw!). Instead, I am going to take you through some theories from the book that totally blew my mind!CONTINUE READING
I do not know why, but I have always felt this pressure to read self help books. The problem is that I am not too fond of such books. (a) I do not like how preachy they are and (b) I just cannot get myself to finish the book, and can barely remember the little that I have read. This was until I came across Lilly Singh’s “How to be a Bawse : A guide to conquering life”.CONTINUE READING
I started my bullet journal journey about two years ago, at a time in law school where I was overwhelmed with assignments, co- curriculars and managing my everyday activities. I had tried some standard journals before, and though they weren’t effective, I used to purchase one every year to keep up with my new year resolution of being more productive. While I was looking for journals on Amazon, I came across this book called “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. Upon further research, I thought that a bullet journal might be a fun activity to start – and so I began my bullet journal journey.CONTINUE READING