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Last ten days have been a bit gloomy for me. I am slowly feeling better. What has helped me is putting my thoughts down in a 960-word essay on what is bothering me and how I intend to deal with it. I wrote my post in the morning. Incidentally, Scott Berkun, one of the writers I […]
At the end of October I finished reading this book titled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. So during this month, I hoped to practice some of the things I learned from this book. Hence Mindful November. I liked the idea of conserving mental energy that’s otherwise wasted on small stuff so we can use it […]
I am now part of the /now page movement started by Derek Sivers. I created a What I’m Doing Now page on this blog. I felt this is a brilliant idea because it made me pause, think about what is important to me and write how I am spending my time. Here is Derek’s Now page. […]
My grandmother is recovering and is now out of ICU. Sigh! I can’t wait to talk to her and see her get back to the routine.
I feel sick in my tummy as I write this. Both my grandparents, who raised me, are dealing with an unfortunate health conditions. My grandfather had an eye surgery recently and is recovering. But my grandmother’s situation is what is making me sick. She was operated yesterday as she broke her hip. She was knocked […]
I used to wonder if exercising only three hours a week is enough. Now I am convinced it is. I exercise on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. I train equally hard on all three days. But the after-burn (that nice and mild pain in the muscles) of Thursday’s kettle-bell workout lasts until Sunday. So if I […]
I started drinking coffee in August. I had a coffee everyday except Tuesdays. It took a lot of mental energy to continue not drinking coffee. I missed the routine more than caffeine. And I couldn’t find a substitute routine. I tried very hard. I wasted more than fair share of my day’s cognitive budget on […]
One thing I started appreciating after becoming a dad is the value of time. Like many dads, being the best possible hands on dad is non-negotiable to me. You don’t need a lot of money to be a good parent but you certainly need a lot of time and patience, things money can’t buy. However, […]
Did you ever wish that you would rather be in a different place than you are right now? I did. I think it is normal for all of us to think of some dreamland where everything is going to be exactly in the way we want. A place that is anywhere but where we are […]