Habits that help us organize and structure our work & life.

A friend of mine asked me if I can help declutter her life and I was this is a post I want to write. So, I have a few questions for you. Does your life seem like a blur to you? Or perhaps you say, “My life is such a blur that I don’t know where the days went by, and I did nothing.” In the sense that you question yourself, “what did I do yesterday? And now, what am I going to do tomorrow?” Or you say, “I don’t know what am I doing.

Well, if any of the above resonate with you now or could have resonated with you in the past, then this post is for you. And if you’re the lucky one who doesn’t ever feel this way, still read on… you never know what you might gain out of this, to declutter your life and get some structure. About two years back, when I was working in my full-time job, I felt that my environment was cluttered, disorganized, unstructured, and lacked clarity. While that was true, it wasn’t really because of the environment as such but because of my reflection of the environment.

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Let me explain. About two years back, when I was working in my full-time job, I headed the media department for an educational group, which was then a new thing for many institutions. The employees of the group at that time didn’t really comprehend what I did, my role wasn’t clear to me either, and like any other place, crab mentality was at its peak. To make things crazy for myself, I got admission into an esteemed doctoral program, which was quite exhaustive.

I felt that my environment was Continue reading “Habits that help us organize and structure our work & life.”

Smart advice for managing “difficult” people.

A friend of mine recently asked me “how do you deal with difficult people?” I simply said, “I don’t.” I revisited my response immediately and added, “well, I choose to ignore them, wherever possible, and I also have simple tactics to help me surpass people who make situations difficult.”

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Before I begin with the tactics, I would really want to define what I mean by the term difficult: “someone who needs a lot of effort to deal with, or understand, perhaps may cause intentional hardships (yes, some do) or aren’t easy to satisfy.

There are tons of difficult folks that we encounter in our lives, sometimes we’re the difficult ones too. Yes! It is true. When we do meet such a person, it can be chaotic, scary, and even nerve-wracking. However, when we do encounter the different kinds of difficult, hard timers, we Continue reading “Smart advice for managing “difficult” people.”

Are you motivating yourself enough with changing times?

Motivation is key to any kind of personal and professional success. Especially in today’s day and age, we need form better habits in a jiffy, we’re expected to adapt to newer skills at work and learn new things continuously. All of the above is possible when we’re motivated from within to do it. Wouldn’t you agree? So how is that happen?

When we’re intrinsically motivated it drives us to make positive changes in our lives, develop skills & strengthen our habits.

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I’ve been on a personal assignment to understand and verify how motivation works for all of us, in different spheres of life. I analyzed four different cases, one of my grandmom’s health, one of my own, one of a friend’s professional conduct in a large corporation and another in a personal relationship. They all led me to conclude that any kind of change, physical, mental or emotional, comes from an internal drive or motivation. Of course, I’m not undermining the effect of external motivation or any backing from people/favorable situations. However, I am commenting on the fact that, the drive to change comes from within. Whether we’re looking at any change of personal habits… or changes in skills for a promotion… or be successful in our business through our consistent discipline… or have successful personal relationships… the idea is Continue reading “Are you motivating yourself enough with changing times?”