Why you should invest in your happiness

As we step into another quarter for 2019, it seems like a good time to pause and take stock of how the year has been. Ok, let me rephrase – it seems like a good time to take stock of how we’ve fared so far. Passive voice not only brings in an element of ambiguity but also conveniently absolves us from any responsibility. Now you … Continue reading Why you should invest in your happiness

Getting back to the routine!

Many people think routines are boring. Why, even I used to feel the same way some time back. You know how they say you realize the worth of your nose only when it is blocked. That is so very true! It gets boring when you’re doing the same thing over and again. But when one day everything goes for a toss, you start yearning for … Continue reading Getting back to the routine!

Why you should write down your thoughts

Sometimes I wonder why I don’t have a strong personality. You know how it feels when you look at certain people and know they mean business! I wondered why I couldn’t be like them.  It then dawned on me that I’m flexible and adapt to situations at ease and that’s probably my personality. It works well for me. I can switch effortlessly between fussing about … Continue reading Why you should write down your thoughts

Yet another primer on New Year’s resolutions

2018 was a particularly good year for me, considering that I accomplished all three of my goals for the year. From being the person who would get excited about a new start on the New Year and then give up on the resolutions by March, it felt good to commit to my goals and actually getting them done. The more I think about how different … Continue reading Yet another primer on New Year’s resolutions

How to achieve your goals for the New Year

It’s that time of the year again. While some are frantically trying to recollect their goals for 2018, some others (like me) have given up on them and started planning for the next year. Well, aren’t we supposed to think about our future instead of dwelling on our past? “How are we doing on our goals for 2018?” This was the first question thrown at … Continue reading How to achieve your goals for the New Year

The Fringe Benefits of Writing a Journal!

I’m a big fan of James Clear’s posts. He writes on habits, productivity, and human potential. His statements are simple and yet, profound. I was particularly intrigued by his posts on developing habits. He says that if you want to become good at something then you should practice it every day. If you want to improve your writing, write every day. If you want to … Continue reading The Fringe Benefits of Writing a Journal!

How I tweaked my schedule to be more productive!

Don’t you love it when you get immersed in what you’re doing and completely lose track of time? I do. This is mainly because there are very few activities that can hold my attention for long. So once I’m set, there is no looking back. Watching TED talks is one such activity. I try to watch at least one video every day. I love how … Continue reading How I tweaked my schedule to be more productive!

Want to be happy? Walk away from toxic people.

I’d been mulling over the idea of a detox for a while. I believed it could benefit me. Last week when I found myself in the middle of something I’d always stayed away from, I knew it was time. I decided to tackle the problem head-on. It was time to walk away from the toxic people in my life. I’ve known this person- let’s call … Continue reading Want to be happy? Walk away from toxic people.

How often do we feel good about ourselves?

I felt like a million bucks today. The best part is, I don’t even know why. The only difference to my morning routine was giving myself extra 10 minutes to wake up. I have that luxury because my lunch is packed and chilling in the fridge and breakfast is outsourced to the husband. Did those 10 minutes have an impact on why I’m all smiles … Continue reading How often do we feel good about ourselves?

Can I top-up some patience, Please?

My 4th standard English teacher used to call me a Grandma. She used to say that I always had a story to share. More recently, one of my managers made a similar remark about how I always had a story to share in every situation. I’ve wondered about that many times. Perhaps, it’s because everything is so adventurous in my life. For example, what do … Continue reading Can I top-up some patience, Please?