Take control of your free time

There comes a time when the 24 hours in a day are just not enough. Whether you are a student with too many classes to attend or a working adult with long workdays; at the end of the day you will feel overwhelmed. You would want to sit down and relax with some mindless leisure….

Join The Running Revolution

Running is exhilarating, yet meditative; tiring, yet energizing. I’ve been running at least once a week since the summer of 2012 and it is hands down my favorite exercise. Back then, I couldn’t run 2kms at a stretch and now I run at least 5kms every time I go out (10-15kms sometimes). I finished two…

Why Can’t We Focus?

Do you pull out your smartphone too often and don’t even realize it? Say, while watching a movie that you are actually enjoying? For me, the big moment of realization was a hard punch in the gut. I was thoroughly enjoying a book and yet, I pulled out my phone to check social media. I was…

Are You Always Busy?

‘Busyness’ (as in having a lot of stuff to do throughout the day) is often mistaken as an indicator of productivity. Just doing stuff all the time does not make you more productive. Productivity is all about getting more done in less time with more efficiency so that you have time to pursue other activities….

How to manage multiple projects?

Most of us have multiple interests and have the ability to pursue more than one at a time. We often don’t give much thought to it as we settle into your routine of college and jobs. What is it that you have always wanted to do, but couldn’t, due to whatever reasons? Widen your horizon…

How to be productive when sick? (Productive Leisure/Active Leisure)

First and foremost: You don’t have to be productive in every waking moment of your life. According to my definition of productivity (getting more done is less time, more effectively) , you should focus on quality, not quantity. Obviously, if you do the best you can on days of good health, you have every right…

Are we losing real friends?

Mental health awareness has grown more than ever. Is it because more people are reporting it or are more people negatively affected in the digital age? I believe it is the latter. Theoretically, we should be happier, sitting at home, able to see what’s up with everyone’s lives in a couple of clicks; able to…

The Joy of Journaling

For the last four years, I have been writing down my thoughts on paper regularly and it has changed my life. In this article, I’ll tell you how it has enriched my life and why you should start journaling today. What are your goals? I started writing a diary because I wanted to keep a…

Redemption story done right (A silent voice review)

This story is about depression, suicide, loneliness and bullying. It is everything that I don’t like. But you know what? I loved it. The story explores all those topics but the most important one that ties them all together is: Redemption. The story follows a simple plot: When Shoko, a girl who cannot hear or…

Inspirational Music Videos #2

Check out the previous list here! Inspirational Music Videos #1 Estas Tonne – The Song of the Golden Dragon Estas Tonne is one of the two classical (finger style) guitar players that amazed me and made me think of the infinite possibilities of this instrument! Just look at his fingers jumping all over the fretboard!…