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As The Mind Wanders

Ashwini C N

Stepping offline to avoid screen time

Before 2020’s plot twist changed the course of most of our lives, I would try and do as much as I could with my phone and laptop. Tracking lists, finances, emails, notes, paying bills -everything. I found it convenient that... Continue Reading →

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5 ways to live a simpler, better life!

In what feels like an eternity, I realized it’s just been 5 months since I started working from home. March 2020 feels like a long time ago, a couple of years to be honest. I was in denial for the... Continue Reading →

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5 Lists to power through everyday life!

My life changed for the better ever since I started maintaining lists for different aspects of my life. Writing down lists gives me clarity on what I'm up for and helps me bring order from a world of chaos. It... Continue Reading →

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The power of your narrative!

When I was younger, I loved taking up personality tests. I would choose options that I aspired to be and obviously, the results made me feel great! It took me a long time to realize that I was doing it... Continue Reading →

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When things aren’t going your way!

I hate uncertainty. It doesn't work with me. I don’t like the idea of being preoccupied with something while I mindlessly get on with my life. I've always believed- do one thing at a time, do it right and get... Continue Reading →

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5 Self-Care Goals for 2020!

Every year, we try to be a better person. We want to improve what we do and how we present ourselves to the world. There is always an opportunity for improvement. That’s why New Year Resolutions are popular. While most... Continue Reading →

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Be less ambitious, achieve more goals!

Have you been in a situation where you see something, get obsessed with it for months, finally forget about it & go on to pursue something else? Does this keep happening to you for every other task that you take up?... Continue Reading →

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Life in Lockdown – A Perspective!

When I initially heard about the restrictions to control the transmission of CoVID-19, I brushed it off without much thought. I mean, how was it even remotely possible (see what I did there?) for people to not go to work,... Continue Reading →

3 changes that improved my life in 2019

2019 will hold a special place in my heart for years to come. The last few years have been hectic. I was constantly chasing deadlines. Though there was always something to look forward to, the formalities and endless waiting games... Continue Reading →

5 lessons that helped my career!

I completed 8 years with TCS earlier this month. The realization feels surreal. I vividly remember my first day at work. As I stood outside, I looked up at the tall building with excitement, nervousness and ecstatic at where I’d... Continue Reading →

Falling in love with everyday monotony!

I opened my mail to a warning message from my security team. It told me that my access would be revoked unless I completed all the Mandatory courses. There it was, again! Our organization is way too strict when it... Continue Reading →

For that feel-good factor!

Last weekend, I was happy and proud of what I had accomplished. It was time for me to reap the fruits of my labor. After weeks of tending to, there were 34 tomatoes from my balcony garden. The ravishing red... Continue Reading →

The power of consistency

Have you noticed what’s common among people who achieve what they set out to? They are consistent with their efforts. They show up and work on improving their skills as frequently as they need to, irrespective of how small the... Continue Reading →

Are people compatible?

Last Friday, I came across this lovely old couple who were heading out for grocery shopping. I’m sure both of them must be in their 70s and they looked happy. They were relaxed, busy with their own phones and then... Continue Reading →

A generalist in a world full of specialists!

Last month, I had to take an important decision regarding my career path. I’ve been extremely lucky to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right people. So I’ve had the luxury to choose what I... Continue Reading →

‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’

There are two kinds of people on Earth - the one who will write essays and still never manage to get to the main point. And then there are people who drop single-liner truth bombs that rattle the entire world.... Continue Reading →

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