How to Overcome Stress & Anxiety and Boost Happiness

Most of us feel stressed when a lot of things happen at the same time in our lives. We feel lost as things seem to spiral out of control. Our mind feels saturated with too much work and focusing to get things done seems to be an uphill climb. It becomes hard to process things and it feels as though you’re in the middle of a brain freeze with a strong desire to simply quit.

Obviously, the emotional stress we experience is no help during such a time. You may feel like crying, or you may be waiting for an opportunity to lash out just to give your frustration an outlet, or you may just shut yourself away from the outside world& give everyone around you the silent treatment. However, the real question as you experience these emotions is, how does acting cranky, frustrated, or closed off make you feel in the end? It surely can’t feel therapeutic. Instead, you feel like on top of everything that was going wrong on this day, you now have to handle the guilt of hurting the...

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6 Ways to Become Mentally Strong and Persistent

If life could be described in one word, that word would most definitely be 'change'. Circumstances, relationships, feelings, career, and in fact, almost every important aspect of our life undergoes constant fluctuation. There are days when you feel like you’ve soared to the heights of happiness and success, but there are also days when you feel like you've hit rock bottom, and things seem to be going south. And that is when the dark feelings of emptiness& confusion take over. At such times we feel helpless and begin questioning ourselves, the possibility of, and our strength to overcome these adversities in life.

The truth is that mental strength is not something that an individual is born with. WITHIN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US LIES TREMENDOUS MENTAL STRENGTH THAT PERHAPS, WE HAVE BEEN OBLIVIOUS TOWARDS! Strength of mind comes through voluntarily conditioning yourself to be mentally tough in the face of challenges in life. A popular saying by Leon Brown goes, ‘It all...

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HOW TO KEEP MY CHILD MOTIVATED AFTER SETBACKS

From the moment a new-born utters their first cry, life becomes a roller coaster ride. There are moments of triumph when your child’s hard work yields positive results, and you feel as though your chest would explode with immense pride. Even those precious ‘firsts’ – their first word, their first step, and every little thing in between – these little landmarks remain as moments that you forever cherish and look back on with a nostalgic sense of joy.

But life is no bed of roses and if there are sunny days, there are also a fair share of rainy days. And as much as you detest seeing your child feel sad, defeated & disappointed after a perceived setback, there might be moments wherein, between the whirlwind of emotions, you feel powerless to alleviate the pain that your child is experiencing. 

Maybe your child put in a lot of effort for that competition but ended up performing below expectations. Maybe your child studied day and night tirelessly,...

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6 Ways to Increase Productivity and Organizational Skills

 

Marie Kondo is a well-known Japanese organization consultant and author. In the year 2015, Time Magazine incorporated her name amongst the world’s 100 most prominent people.

Although she has authored four books on organization, her recent publication, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’ is a global rage and has been published in about 30 nations.

Her system of organizing is termed as the KonMari Method. The highlight of this methodology is conducting the exercise of decluttering. Through retaining only those items that truly “spark joy” within your soul. (This term is referred to as Tokimeki in Japanese, which signifies adjectives like “flutter, throb, palpitate”).

Look around your house and you would realize that there is so much stuff that has been lying unused for more than a year, clothes, books, shoes, gadgets, and a lot more. We keep this stuff...

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Observation Skills - Unlock the code to your child's inner Detective

I am sure the famous detective character of Sherlock Holmes intrigues us all on many levels. We all secretly envy his spying potential and observation skills but fail to realize that we too were born with the same abilities that lie dormant within us today! This epitome of deductions or the Paragon of Logic was not superhuman. Unlike us, he merely cultivated what he was born with.

If you have been looking around for personality development courses for your children or just want them to carry around the one-of-a-kind aura; then this skill is your one step closer to that goal. 

If I were to ask you to spell out your exact thoughts at this very moment, what would they be? I am convinced that across the board for all adults and children, it will be something revolving around your daily schedule or routine life. More often than not, our ‘Brain Attic’ is saturated with agendas such as how should I make this presentation more attractive? What should be cooked in the next...

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Screen Time: Cut Back Gadget Use

How many times have you found yourself or the people around you comparing today’s time with what life was like a decade ago? When I close my eyes and try to recreate a picture from about 15 years ago, I can picture people playing in the field, running races, skipping, contesting in pithoo, and so much more. Many joyful memories from these many years ago tend to bring a smile to my face. Screen Time and obsession with technology or gadgets wasn’t something that anyone really had to worry about at the time. 

But it’s the other way around today. From playing Minecraft to watching animated YouTube videos, today’s generation seems to have lived a little and breathed a lot. People of all age groups today are technologically integrated with some or the other form of gadgets. While technology has its own merits; it is the demerits and the consequences that technology brings to the table that make us worry. 

In the 21st century, leading a tech-free...

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Enhance Learning with these 7 Speed Learning Tips

Have you ever noticed how naturally or effortlessly we are able to recollect episodes of childhood from our real-life experiences? In contrast to these memories, learning and then remembering a chapter of History from grade X could surely seem to be a colossal task. 

Similarly, even today narratives of books that we choose to read of our own accord get etched in our memory for a much longer duration than everyday newspaper readings of regular world politics. 

Have you ever wondered or discerned WHY? 

This happens because during experiences that we indulge in or readings that we take up on our own accord, our brain sensors are on high alert. 

These episodes adhere to our memory as they connect with our life segments. Psychologists refer to this as Context-Dependent Retrieval. 

This is when a particular context/environment serves as the retrieval cue and makes us recall events because it is associated with the stored memory. 

This is also the...

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Strengths and Weaknesses - Could your Weaknesses be your Strengths in Disguise?

What are your Strengths & Weaknesses? I remember being asked of this numerous times, right from my school days when I interviewed for the post of my School Captaincy, to the time when I interviewed for the becoming the Head of a senior secondary school. I remember preparing for a polished answer to this question until I realized of the deeper question that remains unanswered.

Why is it so important for employers to know their strengths and weaknesses? Is it just a standard question or is there more to it? Here is what I learnt when I started asking these questions while hiring people into my organization: it is an inevitable question because people make the most important judgement about your character, about your Self Awareness, about your Personal Intelligence all through this one question. Did you know what is the one common thing between all successful people? It is Self-Awareness. They know each one of their strengths and understand the fact that every weakness is...

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80-20 Rule and Other Powerful Steps to Excel in Academics

What is the 80-20 rule? Does it really cut back on 80% of the work? Can it help you excel in exams? What other extremely powerful ways other than the 80-20 rule can you start using right now? Let’s find out!!

Here is a scenario: you love school. You enjoy going to classes, you love your peers as well as your teachers. 

You take care of their homework, don’t ever miss school, work hard but the results just don’t seem to be coming through? Are you not smart enough as that other kid who just spends 2 hours and yet gets the grades that surpass yours when you haven’t even been getting good sleep this entire exam period? 

Here is the thing- staying up all night, getting less sleep, while putting in more study hours and sacrificing time on other beneficial activities is not how a student gets good grades.

Bill Gates once said that he would rather hire a lazy person because they seem to get the same things done faster than a person who works hard and in a...

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Anger Management – How to Express your Anger without hurting others.

We are all familiar with ‘anger’; we have felt in at some point. Whether it was projected in bursts of loud, relentless arguments, or it was a short-lived moment of annoyance.

To be honest, there is absolutely no relationship in this world that progresses without a few arguments. Even the healthiest relationships, be it that of a parent and child, friends, or any other form of relationship that you can think, has a little bit of anger sprinkled in. Often times, the frustration is well-placed, seemingly justified. However, the disrespect in that expression of frustration is not, hence learning how to express your Anger becomes extremely crucial. One wrong phrase, one eye roll, a single act of banging the door or stomping the foot has the power to completely ruin relationships that most people work so hard to build.

When we are Teenagers budding into adulthood, there are so many things that make us angry, sometimes its our friends ignoring us, sometimes it is...

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