How to be Less Reactive

When we are emotionally reactive, we tend to be more stressed. We feel angry or often hurt because we react impulsively. Putting it another way, we overreact. Our perception of the existing situation confronting us becomes altered. This makes us prone to making the wrong decisions. Correcting a misunderstanding is much harder than learning toContinue reading “How to be Less Reactive”

7 Eye Opening Japanese Concepts

Japanese fans at the recent FIFA World Cup tournament  have been receiving praise for their admirable habit of cleaning up the stadium after their team’s matches. It’s commonplace to see Japanese fans, blue garbage sacks in hand, hanging back after the game to pick up the trash everyone has left behind in the stadium. DidContinue reading “7 Eye Opening Japanese Concepts”

Does Solitude Help With Personal Growth?

When we hear the word solitude, we probably jump right to feeling like we’re the odd man out or that we’re being isolated from others. Granted, after the lockdown and stay-at-home orders, the definition of isolation now includes phrases like remote work and distance learning. Pandemic aside, the word solitude seems to be synonymous with feelings of loneliness for most ofContinue reading “Does Solitude Help With Personal Growth?”

Measure of Your Character

Through our lives we encounter different types of people who are successful. Some we look up to and some who teach what we should not be. No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. And this is exactly what came to my mind whenContinue reading “Measure of Your Character”

Why do People Care

When I saw this quote, the following story immediately came to mind. On March 10, 1748, John Newton, a 22-year-old English seaman who had worked in the slave trade, was traveling home on a merchant ship after a series of misadventures, including being captured and enslaved in Sierra Leone. On that day, a violent stormContinue reading “Why do People Care”

Focus on the Now to Build your Tomorrow

Do you catch yourself spending a lot of time focusing on your future, meticulously planning it to the last detail and sacrificing the present moment for some illusory sense of happiness. Often we are too busy thinking of the future, seeing what we will do after we get that dream job, plan our dream vacation. UnderContinue reading “Focus on the Now to Build your Tomorrow”

We are Energetic Beings

Have you ever worked alongside someone who was a drainer of your energy? You know the sort – the people who are constantly negative, focused on what could go wrong and spend most of the day gossiping about other people… even if they don’t know them. Unfortunately, some teams seem to be filled with theseContinue reading “We are Energetic Beings”

Being Calm

It is not easy to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure. Stress is a normal part of modern life, but if you’re often faced with stressful situations and feel panicked or overwhelmed trying to deal with them, you may benefit from learning some coping strategies that can help you to stay calm. Nowadays, simplyContinue reading “Being Calm”

Kick Out The Auto Pilot

As one ages it becomes easier to just allow life to lead you rather than you leading your life. It’s as if ‘auto pilot’ has kicked in. We just wake up and respond to life. We do what we do and ultimately allow the status quo to become our life style. Or….we can determine as we getContinue reading “Kick Out The Auto Pilot”