5 books I enjoyed reading this summer

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 learnt

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4 ways to stay connected with your co-workers as you self-quarantine

You make some breakfast, drink your coffee, get dressed and head to work. You get there, meet your friends, login, have another cup of coffee and begin work. Then you catch up with some of your colleagues, have lunch, update them on what’s going on professionally (or personally), get on some virtual but mostly in-person meetings, finish the work left to do and finally head home. 

Missing your daily routine? Me too. As the virus continues to spread, most companies have declared work from home and everything that I said previously is just a fond memory. Most of us are working from home for the first time (for this long) and it is hard to keep up. It maybe really difficult to actually stay connected with people you’re not working with, but want to.

So here are 4 ways you can stay connected with your co-workers.

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4 Key Takeaways From the Book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

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!

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Bullet Journal for Productivity and Mindfulness

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.

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