The word ‘happy’ is an elusive concept. The idea that ‘happy’ is an idealistic and utopian destination is more common belief than being ‘happy’ all the time. Over the time, I have come across many people who openly express their beliefs about the human mindset. From medical professionals to motivational speakers, they have strong beliefs about the idea of happiness. On a visit to the Children’s Royal Hospital where a panel of medical professionals discussed the issue of menta
I don’t remember the last time I was sick but last Monday morning i woke up with no voice. Strange. I have never woke up sick before. I have caught the cold or flu from someone in the office, someone i lived with or even from that one random person on public transport. I really didn’t know how to take the situation. Considering i felt completely normal and my energy levels were a little higher, I went about my day without much concern about the situation. Otherwise i would ha
So now, you know why you can’t change your habits. There’s too many shoulda, coulda and woulda’s in your self talk. And, you realise what you are doing now is not coming close to what you need to do to achieve your goals. If you are - fantastic! If not, read on... So, you have written down your goals and you understand why you can’t achieve your goals. But how do I change a habit? It always seems easier said than done. Write down your goals and then write down the steps towar
The first month of the year means looking into the new year with new hope and possibilities. We think about our goals. We think about our future prospects. And we may take the next step by writing goals down and deadlines. But for most of us, our good intentions are disregarded in the first month. We think its too hard. The goals are too big. And maybe just too soon to repair or accomplish. We comfort ourselves that we will do it next time. But the problem with ‘next time’ is
Experts, doctors and personal trainers focus on the importance on physical health. By eating our two fruits and five vegetables and exercising at least three times a week is the ideal aim for being physically health. But what happened to the focus on mental health? Undoubtedly, mental health affects our focus, clarity, wellbeing and our general happiness but why doesn’t mental health get the same exposure as maintaining your physical health. Getting fit, being skinny and phys
Everyone wants to be rich and be successful. Some people gravitate towards building a business, getting promoted at work or even wishful thinking of winning a lotto ticket. We have marketing strategies for business, working overtime at a corporate job or going to our local newsagent to buy a lotto ticket to justify our goal in getting rich. But funnily enough, the one subject we generally avoid talking about is money. How do we control our finances to get financially stable?
Spring came into full swing with clear blue skies hanging over the city. The people of the city came out to walk, run and play in the new Spring sun. A warm fuzzy feeling came over me. The darkest season was over. The winter was extra cold and chilly this year. It may have been a few months but it felt like the longest season. Unforeseen circumstances of life struck me hard this winter and I felt temporarily disabled. Not a stranger to situations beyond-my-control, persistenc
Every day people struggle to achieve their goals. Sometimes it can because of money. And sometimes it can be because of time. Whether we have control of outside influences, they don’t make us feel great. And when things stand in the way, self motivation can be a very hard thing to keep going. Along the way, i found that certain people do different things to achieve their goals. And I have noticed the main difference of mindset is how they perceive their goal. And yes, achievi
I remember the moment when i knew something bigger was meant for me. In my younger years, i was working for a bookstore at the airport and the longer i worked there, i noticed how people behaved differently before flying to their destination. From the guy who demanded to get a newspaper at 4am in the morning to the business people who went on their way, i slowly noticed what they bought and how they treated me. Certain people bought the newspaper. Certain people bought books.
When your morning routine becomes your routine *state the obvious* we are oblivious to what we are doing. We walk through our morning just doing what we need to do to start our day. I realised the pivotal moments to having a good (and lasting) day is the way we treat our mornings. My mornings wasn’t particularly out of the ordinary but I was confused why i walked through my mornings without a grudge and others seem to have a painful time getting out of bed. So here are five s