Real Self vs Ideal Self : Do You Wish You Were Someone Else?

We spend a great deal of time trying to idealize our future and plan accordingly. It is no coincidence that as children one of the questions we get the most is “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. Even as adults, one of the most popular interview questions is the famous “whereContinue reading “Real Self vs Ideal Self : Do You Wish You Were Someone Else?”

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

Today, to offset the loneliness and distance this lockdown is imposing on us, I had a video call with two of my dearest friends. We shared a sort of “online breakfast” together. It has lifted my mood in a way that was much needed. And in between bites of toast and a sip of coffee,Continue reading “If you could change one thing, what would it be?”

How To Cope With Lockdown? 10 Simple Ways To Make It Easier

Another month, another lockdown. Until this pandemic is under control, it looks like we may need to carry on secluding ourselves, hiding away and dreaming of the good old days when socializing was the norm and hugs were given freely. It’s been almost one year of social distancing and restrictions, enough to drive anyone closeContinue reading “How To Cope With Lockdown? 10 Simple Ways To Make It Easier”

Mental Health in Times of Covid

How often do you hear the words “in these unprecedented times”? Over and over, we’re told of the difficulties the world is facing due to this pandemic. It’s everywhere you turn to: on your tv, radio, newspapers. It’s in the lips of everyone you come across, their health concerns, financial worries, fears for the future.Continue reading “Mental Health in Times of Covid”

Toxic Positivity

   I didn’t even know what this meant until very recently. But when a friend explained this term to me, it made perfect sense! This was the term that I had been missing all my life to explain why certain people annoyed me so much, with their forms of glowing optimism and perpetual rose-tinted glasses.Continue reading “Toxic Positivity”

You Are Entitled To Your Emotions

   I heard this for the first time from the lips of a University Professor, back when I was studying for my degree. It may sound like something trivial, even obvious, but to me it seemed like an eye-opening realization, deeply meaningful. I had never heard anyone say it before. On the contrary.    ForContinue reading “You Are Entitled To Your Emotions”

12 Ways to Improve Your Self-esteem

   Have you ever found yourself wondering what it must be like to be a confident person that walks into a room as if you own it? To feel good about what you see in the mirror? To love yourself, really love yourself, flaws and all? Yeah, me too.    Easier said than done, right?Continue reading “12 Ways to Improve Your Self-esteem”

A look back at what 2020 can teach us

      2020 was a difficult year. There is no doubt about it. All around the world people found themselves struggling against a virus that took over their lives, directly or indirectly, threatening not only their health but also their jobs, financial stability, relationships. All of a sudden we had to adapt to a brand-newContinue reading “A look back at what 2020 can teach us”