Sometimes you have to say NO; here’s how to soften the blow

Sometimes you have to say NO; here’s how to soften the blow
Is there another word quite as charged as the double-lettered, single-syllabled powerhouse of rejection? We dread having to say it almost as much as we hate being on the receiving end, if not more. We’ll overbook our schedules, acquiesce to inconsiderate requests or make up outlandish lies just so we can spare ourselves the discomfort. But the fact remains, learning... Read More

Rest that’s stressful???

Rest that’s stressful???
No, really. There is such a thing as “bad’’ rest. Did you know, for instance, that whatever you choose to do during off-duty periods like evenings, weekends, and vacations should ideally be as different from your work as possible? And not just different in the sense that one activity earns you money and the other makes you happy and relaxed.... Read More

Adaptation & antifragility, or How to Benefit from Chaos

Adaptation & antifragility, or How to Benefit from Chaos
A quick Google search of the word “chaos” will give you this definition: “The property of a complex system whose behaviour is so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.” Chaos is a direct result of vulnerability. How well you can handle it dictates how you will move forward, if at all.  ... Read More

A scheduling system to manage procrastination, get more work done, & encourage creativity

A scheduling system to manage procrastination, get more work done, & encourage creativity
Have you ever noticed how weirdly productive procrastination is? You really don’t want to do this one thing so you opt for ten others while you avoid and try to work up the mental energy required to focus on what you should be doing in the first place. The problem is, the tasks we usually gravitate towards in our moments... Read More

How to prioritize your goals like the world’s most prolific investor – Warren Buffet

How to prioritize your goals like the world’s most prolific investor – Warren Buffet
Whether it’s up-leveling your health, career, relationships, or spiritual life, knowing exactly what you want from our life and committing to do the things you know you need to do in the form of goal setting can be liberating or overwhelming, depending on how you approach it! It is common knowledge that you can not do more than one thing... Read More

An easy way to hack willpower and self-control, backed by research in social psychology

An easy way to hack willpower and self-control, backed by research in social psychology
You’ve probably heard about the marshmallow test. A small group of preschool children between 3 to 5 years old are each offered a marshmallow and given two choices; eat the treat immediately, or wait until the researcher returns and receive a second marshmallow. No threats of punishment on failure, just the promise of reward if they can hold out until... Read More