I used to wake up pretty early and meditate for 10 minutes. As the temperatures dropped and the days got shorter, I started to get up later, with just enough time to get ready for the day. Apart from that, I was always exhausted from work and chose to just stay in bed rather than … More I Fell Off the Mindfulness Wagon
“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”- Brandon Sanderson We will almost always have expectations – whether it be about our career, where we are at in life, and even in our relationships. By a certain age, I should be married with kids, I should … More Expectations Lead to Disappointment
I have always been an advocate of work-life balance. I leave the office on time, and when I do, I really leave my work there. I don’t think about business analysis or business agility outside of the office, and I’ve always said that there’s more to life than work. But have I got it all … More Have I Been Doing The Work-Life Balance Thing Wrong?
During those days that you feel down and sad, give this a try: ask yourself “How can I help?” Now, I know that most often than not, we’d rather just hibernate and immerse ourselves in all the negative emotions. That’s okay. I believe that we do need to feel these things before we feel better. … More Helping Someone Can Make You Happy
Recently, I got a day off from work just to spend a slow, quiet day at home. I’ve been having headaches, and I felt exhausted. My body, mind, and heart have been telling me to slow down and reassess my life. Although I don’t work overtime, I would always feel emotionally and mentally drained after … More A Slow, Quiet, Day Alone At Home (And an Epiphany)
When loved ones are going through some challenges and they confide in you, do you try to comfort and soothe them? Or do you roll your eyes and make them feel like they are unworthy and that they deserve to go through these hardships? I am hoping it would be the first one. Adding in … More I Am Still Learning Self-compassion
I usually do my chores as planned. Laundry on Friday night. Cleaning on Saturday morning. Running the dishwasher when full. Washing our lunch boxes. Cooking rice. Keeping surfaces clear and clean. Most of the time, those checkboxes are ticked. But then, there are some days when I’m exhausted, whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally. … More Is It Okay To Not Do My Chores Today?
I was never really a make-up enthusiast. I never learned how to do a winged eyeliner, or smokey eyes, or contouring. But I do put a bit of make-up on when I go out of the house. I used to own a lot more make-up in my twenties, having different shades of eyeshadow and blush … More My 5-Minute 5-Product Makeup Routine
Back in college, I would often go to a coffee shop (or the school cafeteria), sit alone, and read. I would spend hours there and I loved every single minute of it. There was also a time when lived alone in a tiny condominium for many years. I would do chores, eat meals, and shop … More Take Yourself Out On A Date
Most of the time, we get so busy with our jobs (or businesses), that we let it take up most of our time and energy. When this happens, stuff to do that are the lowest in our priority list get left out. They may seem unimportant, but when they pile up, they can get messy. … More My Typical GYST Day