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“Cathartic”

A young friend of mine was glued to her phone for more than an hour. I suggested that she take a break from her phone and do something else. She nodded, then walked around for a bit and then got back to her phone, once again starting to text furiously. It was almost as if…

“On top of the world”

“Good” “Fine” Those are two words that we usually respond with, to the question “How are you doing?” When things are normal, it’s a spontaneous response, with almost no thought given to it. When things aren’t so good, we still respond with “Fine”, because we feel pressured to do it. Either way, this initial exchange…

How I tricked my brain to help me blog more often

We’re creatures of habit. There are so many things we do each day without even thinking about them. Getting up and ready in the morning. Heading out to work. Answering emails. Heading out to lunch. Finishing our work. Driving back home. Spending time with family. Winding down. And all over again the next day. Until…

The good news about self-discipline

“I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time today.” “I wish I’d stuck to the plan” “I wish I had just pushed through a bit harder” I’ve lost count of the number of the days I’ve gone to bed with the above thoughts. What is it, anyway? Om Swami defines discipline as the ability to do…