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”
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
I recently made a visit to the stationery shop JUST TO purchase some post-it notes because I had run out of them . I wondered if it was really a necessity because it required me to get dressed and make the effort of walking all the way to the stationary shop, just to get post its. But how or why did post-it notes get that famous that we almost can’t even think of performing certain activities without them?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
Is it easy to make friends at work? Probably not. Should we make an attempt to? Yes. Most people go by the saying ‘I did not take the job to make friends’. But, research says, those who make friends at work or get close to their co-workers, are happier, more collaborative and produce high quality of work.CONTINUE READING
The world consumes over 2.25 billion cups of coffee everyday. It’s the second most legally traded commodity in the world, only after crude oil. This magic beverage has found its way into the routines of millions of people, and helps them push through their busiest of days. But why do people suddenly find themselves more capable of pushing through tasks upon having that morning cup of coffee? Does coffee really make one more productive?CONTINUE READING
A few years ago, I happened to sit in the wrong classroom. The instructor was teaching a module on negligence, and I was fascinated! What did I do next? I decided to study law! Little did I know what I was getting myself into. Don’t get me wrong, studying law was the best decision I’ve ever made. However, there are some things I wish I knew before starting law school.CONTINUE READING