In a world that idolises multi-tasking, I prefer focussing on one activity at a time. When you direct all your attention towards one goal at a time, the quality of work is remarkable. We are well aware of giving our undivided attention to one goal at a time, but life happens. You worry about the pending work from what you did 2 hours ago. Or … Continue reading Making the most of your To-do lists
My fondness for routines started from my school days. Every evening after my sister and I got back home, we would have some tiffin before starting our homework. We used to look forward to these light meals. My mom followed a routine for the tiffin. Mondays – Egg sandwich (or) Cake + Snacks from the Bakery Tuesdays – Chapathis + A different veg kurma every … Continue reading 5 reasons why you struggle to maintain a routine
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 enables me to manoeuvre every complicated activity by breaking them down into several tasks, converting abstract thoughts into concrete action items and providing a logical … Continue reading 5 Lists to power through everyday life!
All of us want to cultivate new habits. However, after riding the initial high, we tend to get off track. This could be attributed to the many distractions that come our way and steer us away from our goals. Or simply because we aren’t motivated enough. Thanks to James Clear’s PaperClip strategy, he tells us how the power of visual cues can help us channelize … Continue reading How to achieve greatness with paper clips
How many times have you postponed a task only to realise that it took you all of 20 minutes to get it done? How many times have you compromised spending time on your hobbies and goals because you needed to focus on a last-minute task? How many times have you felt the need to do something you value, but never really found that time? The … Continue reading Staying on top of your Life Admin
You know how looking at old photos brings a smile on your face? A happy smile, a sad smile or a smile wishing you could go back in time? That’s what reading old journal entries does for me. I started writing a journal 4 years back and it’s amazing to see the impact of writing down thoughts and feelings. It wasn’t one of those activities … Continue reading Choosing the right habits
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 wherever I go, I could do anything from the comfort of my phone and laptop. Now every aspect of my life has become virtual. From … Continue reading Stepping offline to avoid screen time
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 longest time and was optimistic that things would go back to normal. But the temporary arrangement quickly turned into a new way of life! At … Continue reading 5 ways to live a simpler, better life!
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 wrong. But this mistake worked out well for me. It gave me the opportunity to put in a lot of thought about the kind of … Continue reading The power of your narrative!
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, school or continue with their daily routines. The world has never stopped for anyone. But it was something we needed. I’ve lost count of the … Continue reading Life in Lockdown – A Perspective!
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 it out of your mind. This is why I love planning my days. I do this with the full understanding that there are many aspects … Continue reading When things aren’t going your way!