Recently I caught myself realising when I was having negative thoughts about myself. I became aware that I was aware of my unhelpful thoughts, because rather than mindlessly accepting them as truths, I questioned them with a "but why?" — why would I think this? And then I realised my irrational, unhelpful thoughts were from some … Continue reading Why Not Me?
It seems like these days many people complain about how useless their degrees are and how it was a waste of time, effort and finances. I used to be the same, resenting my degree, blaming people for the arduous years of university I've had to endure. But now at long last, at the end of … Continue reading Is Your Degree Worth It?
Sometimes we feel stuck, and we feel bad when we look at how well others are doing, other people with the life, body, career that we wish we had. But to compare yourself with anyone except yourself is not a fair comparison. How could it ever be? You should not be competing with anyone but … Continue reading Comparison
Recently I joined Toastmasters, an international public speaking club. I can't remember exactly where I heard about Toastmasters but it was something which I always had on the back of my mind to look into. Toastmasters, which originated from California has clubs across the world including many cities in the UK, so I was glad … Continue reading Here’s to Toastmasters!
The people who you are attracted to are those who possess are great qualities— whether that is intelligence, ambition, generosity, kindness or a loving, affectionate, romantic nature — the list is endless. But for you, to be able to attract high value/quality people, you must possess good, attractive qualities too. Attraction must be mutual. So if … Continue reading The Person You Want to Attract
In this digital day and age, we are constantly bombarded with information, and social interaction online and offline, it's no wonder we feel overwhelmed. Even if we are a good, cup half-full kind of busy, we can still feel overwhelmed. So what can we do — do we say no to things in attempt to have some … Continue reading Meditation: A Daily Escape
After much resentment, pain, and sadness, and much deliberation, analysis and introspection from what really did feel like my heart breaking (— they say emotional pain triggers the same neural pathways as physical pain), I realised that I am not perfect but that what I am is enough. I am human and humans … Continue reading Lessons from Heartbreak
I watched a TED talk recently about living to not regret anything. In it, Iman Aghay talks about his own experience of near death in his youth and the profound impact it had on his perspective of life and the life he had so far lived. Upon his miraculous recovery he felt deeply grateful to … Continue reading Dying Regrets, Living Regrets
Appearances, self image, how we view ourselves is paramount and affects us in everything we do. Yet our physical appearance and how others see us, can be very different from how we view ourselves - our self image. We all hold certain beliefs about ourselves, which manifests as particular traits we believe are part of … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
Sometimes you just feel down, in a funk for no particular reason - nothing bad has happened for you to feel this way, everything is just so so, life is okay. I used to feel bad when I felt this way, I thought something was wrong with me to not feel positive, happy and excited … Continue reading Being in a Funk