Simplify & Optimise Your Day: 3 Useful Apps

Embrace_Thrive_Best_Smartphone_Apps_Productive_ToolsAs I’ve promised last week, I would like to share with you some practical tips to organise your day in a simple way.

By the way, have you found the right theme for yourself for the coming year? As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, mine is ‘Accelerate’. I think whether or not we come up with a number of resolutions, we all have something we need to achieve or areas we wish to improve. We need to perform well at our jobs, be able to pay bills, maintain our relationships with our family and friends, and so on. In order to have all of these sorted, we need to manage our days well.

It may sound strange that I focus on ‘managing our days’, but the fact is that even the biggest achievement starts with what we consistently do day by day. Continue reading “Simplify & Optimise Your Day: 3 Useful Apps”

Accelerate in 2019: A New Year’s Resolution

As we are approaching the end of the year, some of us may have begun jotting down a list for our new year’s resolutions.

For the last few years, I no longer make a long list of New Year’s Resolutions. I still do write several priorities or important assignments I have to accomplish by the end of the year. Usually, they are under one ‘big’ assignment or ‘theme’ such as ‘moving to this country, New Zealand’.

I and my husband arrived in this country in March 2018 and moving here itself involved so many things, from preparing all the papers, enrolling a master programme, finding accommodation, etc., etc. It had forced us to accomplish a series of goals without even having to write them down. They are part of the requirements we had to fulfil in order to achieve this one big goal, and of course, this is not a sudden goal we just created by the end of 2017. Continue reading “Accelerate in 2019: A New Year’s Resolution”

You are Enough

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It’s funny that as I have started writing this blog, someone I know has been experiencing some emotional challenge – a similar challenge I have experienced in the past.

I lost both my parents during my teenage years. My mother passed away when I was 13, and after that my father when I was 19. It was a difficult transition because I used to have a happy childhood. These new changes were too difficult to swallow for me as a teenager who only knew a little about life, and in this little world that I knew, everything was perfect and in order. A harmonious family, loving parents and cool siblings, nice holiday trips, good education and good grades at school.

I wasn’t prepared to experience such loss and it took me over a decade to accept the reality. Continue reading “You are Enough”

Make Peace with Yourself

“The longest distance in the world is from your head to your heart” ~ Unknown

In the previous post, I talked about the best perspective we can have about change, and it is to see it as a process. After keeping in mind that change is a process, there is one more thing we need to remember. Before we want to do anything about our lives, whether it is to make a new habit or achieve a goal, be aware that it will be pointless until we reach this phase: a true, genuine and complete acceptance of ourselves.

Your best companion is you! Like it or not, you will be with you for the rest of your life. So, how you view yourself and the level of comfort you are feeling about yourself will greatly affect the process of change you wish to make. Continue reading “Make Peace with Yourself”