The Other LifeWritten about two and a half years ago. Published now. Based on a prompt! Image Courtesy - stayhereforu on Pexels.com The anxiety clings like a terminal disease refusing to lighten its heavy load even for a moment. The eyes droop, and the shoulders slide every time the mind thinks of an uncertain future. … Continue reading The Other Life
Articles – Psychology
The ImageImage Courtesy - Eric Torres on Pexels.com Who Am I? The one who is writing this, or the one reading this; maybe the one contemplating these words or the one observing these three or could be none of these but a part of every one of these, at times, observing the act, while many … Continue reading The Image
The First Step
The First StepImage Courtesy - Rido Alwarno on Pexels.com The eyes refused to move away reading every single letter over and over again, moving effortlessly from one end of the page and onto another, soaking up every word and the meaning, and looking up after finishing before beginning to read once again. The trembling hands … Continue reading The First Step
LET GOImage Credit - Loc Dang on Pexels.com (A little weird expression of thoughts, please bear) The sunlight filtered through the white powdery cirrus before getting trapped in the thick foliage of the large tree, and finally making their way to the earth; a journey of a little over 150 million kilometres and ending in … Continue reading Let Go
The Zeigarnik Effect – How incomplete tasks improve our memory or do they?
Image Credit - Mat Brown on Pexels.com Have you heard of the Zeigarnik effect? If not, then read on! It’s your birthday and deciding to give a treat to your friends; you take them to a fancy restaurant. The place and the ambience are beautiful, and everyone soon gets comfortable in their seats. As you … Continue reading The Zeigarnik Effect – How incomplete tasks improve our memory or do they?
The Perfect Idea
If we produce 1000 ideas, 2 might work, but if we produce only 10 ideas chances of any of them turning into something big is greatly reduced. Even Picasso produced 1000's of painting during his lifetime but showcased just a few of them, his best ones, he could pick the best ones, because he worked … Continue reading The Perfect Idea
Are thoughts like seeds? Do they flower up into big trees and shrubs and take over our physical space as we nourish them in the right environment, provide them the just the right amount of light and use our experience to continue to improvise as we go further? Are our thoughts only ours? Or just … Continue reading Thoughtful Adventure
Iron Nun – The Woman who conquered Ironman at 82 – Story of Grit and Perseverance
A nun looked outside her window on a beautiful morning as the cool breeze blew across on the streets outside as if inviting her to come out. She looked at herself for a while before taking the first tentative steps outside, feeling the warmth of the early morning sun on her cold face while breathing … Continue reading Iron Nun – The Woman who conquered Ironman at 82 – Story of Grit and Perseverance
How Layout Change in a Hospital Cafeteria Reduced Soda Consumption– Role of Environment in Changing and Sustaining Habits
How does one home in Hungary became a Chess powerhouse with all three girls performing exceedingly well in that sport? What are the chances of ‘you’ gaining weight if most of your friends are obese, even if they don’t even live in the same city? How a café inside a hospital increased water consumption by … Continue reading How Layout Change in a Hospital Cafeteria Reduced Soda Consumption– Role of Environment in Changing and Sustaining Habits
Why Does my Queue always move Slower?
Have you ever experienced standing in a queue moving very slowly and then when you change to the quicker one, to your utter dismay and misfortune find out the one you were in earlier, becoming faster now? Or, you decide to buy a mobile and immediately after you have bought it, your friend/s shows off … Continue reading Why Does my Queue always move Slower?
Attention Restoration Theory – How Nature Helps Us in Concentrating better
Crowded City Which one of the above two will you prefer to be in? Imagine, you are laboring on a task for an extended period and now mentally tired, need an urgent break. You are given two options. Walk in the woods for 20 minutes.Walk for a coffee for 20 minutes within the city Which … Continue reading Attention Restoration Theory – How Nature Helps Us in Concentrating better
Getting Unstuck Getting ‘Unstuck’ What do you do when you get stuck? Let’s look at what famous people used to do, when faced with such situations. Before that, I would like to talk a little bit about Cal Newport’s bestseller, ‘Deep Work’. Deep Work is an amazing book, built on solid anecdotes and examples. The … Continue reading Getting ‘Unstuck’
This will Shock you!
What will you do if you are asked to sit in a room alone for 15 minutes with a switch, pressing which can give you an electric shock? Do you know what percentage of time our mind just wanders aimlessly, a virtual vagabond during our waking hours? The answer to the second question is more … Continue reading This will Shock you!
Failure – The path to getting better
The Giraffe How many times will you continue to try again after failing? 1 to 10 times - Probably 11 to 20 times - Maybe, I might 21 to 40 times – Possibly a No 41 to 100 times – A No 100 to 500 times - Definitely a big No Most of us will … Continue reading Failure – The path to getting better
Passion, Purpose, Pleasure
Today’s post of mine is not about any specific topic or even a story. I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know how at times we feel unsure of our own decisions, scared of chasing our own dreams, tentative about our own abilities and hesitant to express ourselves. Although we all are … Continue reading Passion, Purpose, Pleasure