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!
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 of our resolutions focus on improving some aspects of our intelligence quotient, as we get older, focussing on the emotional quotient becomes equally important, if … Continue reading 5 Self-Care Goals for 2020!
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 did have its shortcomings. After a few action-packed years where I felt I was always running, it was finally time for some rest. Over the … Continue reading 3 changes that improved my life in 2019
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 landed. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to get where I am today. Things did not go my way many times, but … Continue reading 5 lessons that helped my career!
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 comes to compliance. People can complain and whine all they want, but no one is spared. While most people wish they didn’t have to do … Continue reading Falling in love with everyday monotony!
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 bubbles against the backdrop of green leaves, the yellow flowers, and the black soil, made for a pretty sight. It was difficult to convince myself … Continue reading For that feel-good factor!
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 task is. They just do it. It’s no secret that if you want to be good at something, you should do it regularly. The first … Continue reading The power of consistency
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 shared a laugh every now and then. It put a smile on my face. It’s always nice to see an old couple still having that … Continue reading Are people compatible?
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 wanted to do in most of the critical junctures in my life. I never take risks. I weigh the pros and cons, take calculated steps, … Continue reading A generalist in a world full of specialists!
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. Mark Manson’s book – ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’, falls in the second category. He doesn’t sugarcoat his thoughts and calls a … Continue reading ‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’