The government decided to extend the lockdown even further and as the news got played repeatedly by almost every news channel, even people like me who are anyways sitting idle began to feel agitated. However, as the realization of being out of work dawned on me, I decided to support the authorities for their timely … Continue reading Living the Life in between Web-series, the Lock down and Corona Effect
The last post of mine ended with two questions. why does our brain use a particular way to make decisions? And do we have any conscious control over it? Understanding Neuroplasticity Our brain’s amazing capability referred to as Neuroplasticity by Neuroscientists ensures the learning every day is used by our brain to adapt itself to the changing … Continue reading Curious Ways in Which our Brain Decides – Follow Up Article
How do we perceive things? Our brain works in sync with the environment around us and is continuously being fed with an unending stream of information by our senses which can be overwhelming at times and thus the brain makes use of its own wisdom and judgment in deciding what requires a conscious attention … Continue reading The Brain or ‘You’ – Who Controls Whom– Part-1
Leonardo Da Vinci took many years to complete his famous works and Mona Lisa according to some people was more than 14 years of his hard work. Most of his paintings though took between 3 to 5 years establishing him as an epitome of creativity raising him to the pinnacle, to be hailed as … Continue reading Did Einstein used this Technique to Achieve Extraordinary Results?
We all have lots of ideas. Some of them turn out to be great, others remain mediocre while many of them do not see the light of the day. They remain inside of us and gradually die a slow excruciating death. A lot of times, however we don’t even realize of its demise until … Continue reading The Doctor Who Revolutionized Hand Washing But Died a Lonely Death
The recent few months forced many of us to change the way we have been living our life compelling us into routines we never imagined getting into. Working from home which till now was a luxury suddenly became the order of the day. Concalls and video calls took over traveling as we peeked into … Continue reading Have you struggled in sustaining your new habit/s?
Lisa wakes up at 5:00 A.M every morning without fail and goes for her early morning run. The day this routine is not followed, she remains irritated almost the whole day, finding it difficult to even concentrate on work. Although, she is aware of this behaviour of hers, it is still uncontrollable. Most of … Continue reading Habits and Addictions – Exploring the Literal Meaning
Photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com How many times have you felt depressed after reading the news feed on your mobile or watching some news on TV? If you have not considered this question until now, let me bring your attention to a research on more than 22396 news items to find out which category … Continue reading ‘6’ Ways to avoid Media Negativity by Connecting with Your Inner-self
If someone were to ask you of the top 10 causes of death in India, what will be your answer? Will you put Corona in your top 10? Will deaths because of terrorism figure in it or will you include road injuries in your list. If these questions were to be asked today, I am … Continue reading An easy way to find out if we are affected by – ‘Availability Bias/Heuristic’
Akshay begins his early morning run and return to his place after an hour, a daily routine he has been following for the past 5 years. He is in a job, which does not involve much travel, however, one day his boss asks him to visit a branch office in a different city. Although, he … Continue reading Habits and Memories – What leads to What
Have you ever tried speaking vowels faster than your normal rate of speech? Chances are you might speak a little faster than how you would normally speak. So, from an a….e….i….o…u, you might reach a..e..i..o..u and probably for some people even faster than that. However, if I were to ask you to speak it backwards … Continue reading Can You speak a,e,i,o,u as Fast in Reverse Order
The current unpredictable environment is the Black Swan event Nassim Nicolas Taleb mentioned in his book ‘The Black Swan’. According to him, a black swan event is an extremely rare event with extreme consequences. They cause untold damage and as they are difficult to predict can be managed by building robust processes and systems. He … Continue reading Handling Challenges the Nassim Nicholas Taleb Way – Black Swan
Are soldiers better at adopting new habits compared to creative people like writers, filmmakers, painters or even cartoonists? Does our occupation and personality play a role in deciding our flexibility in trying out new patterns? I have been working as a Trainer for more than 13 years now and my father was in Army for … Continue reading Do Habits Change Occur Differently in Disciplinarians and Free Thinkers
Imagine you have promised yourself to read every day. The book you want to read has been lying on your shelf for the past 3 months; however, you have not touched it even once. Your motivation to read is suddenly triggered after attending a training session at office, where the trainer glowingly quoted from books, … Continue reading Willpower – the Surprising Ingredient that Sustains Our New Habits
Adhir, working in a MNC is now more than 1.5 years old in his current job. Although, he worked hard, the results never matched up to the expectations of his boss. His manager though aware that Adhir is a hardworking employee was frustrated with his silly mistakes, which were getting too frequent with each passing … Continue reading Are you ‘Adhir’ – Regaining Attention and Focus Using Mindfulness