want to change the world?

I have been thinking a lot lately about how I can make more of a difference in the world. As I discussed in my conversation with Shalini, I am not necessarily able or inclined to get heavily involved in activism on all of the fronts that I might care about. However, I still want to …

de-clutter your comms

Tip 12: de-clutter your communications. How often do people not quite understand what you are trying to say? Are you burying your message under layers of flowery language or unnecessary detail? Do you notice a difference between your spoken and your written communications? Keeping it simple, plain and clear will ensure that recipients understand you …

de-clutter your diary

Tip 11: de-clutter your diary. With time, we tend to get into routines and auto-pilot mode. We stop paying attention to what we are doing and simply carry on with the usual. What’s in your diary that you could stop doing? What’s unnecessary, unhelpful or no longer a priority? And with that new space in …

de-clutter your desktop

Tip 10: de-clutter your desktop. Visual clutter in our line of sight interferes with our cognitive function and contributes to distracting us. Look at the desktop of your PC or the home screen on your various devices with fresh eyes, and remove all the icons and shortcuts that don’t need to be there!

de-clutter your kitchen

Tip 9: de-clutter your kitchen. What we eat changes everything about how much energy we have, how focused and effective we are, and more generally how we feel about ourselves and the world. So noticing what our kitchen counter looks like and what our kitchen cabinets contain will help us pay more attention to our …

and they smiled… :)

I came across this picture again that I took a few years ago, and I love it just as much now as I did back then. I thought of a few people throughout today, and each one of them made me smile for one reason or another. It is easy to feel forgotten by the …

de-clutter your biases

Tip 8: de-clutter your biases. Yep, that’s far easier said than done! By nature, biases are mental tendencies, inclinations or preferences that we run automatically, usually without noticing them. Our biases affect our behavior, our thoughts, our opinions, every aspect of our lives. Noticing and paying attention to them will help us look at the …

sleep tech

If you struggle to sleep and like your tech, here are a few apps to try out! I tend to prefer a tech-free bedroom, but occasionally I could do with a bit of help to quiet the mind. Do you know of/use any others that work well for you? Sweet dreams! 😀

de-clutter your habits

Tip 7: de-clutter your habits. Many of our activities are done on auto-pilot, and very rightly so. We don’t want to have to pull out a manual every time we make a cup of tea! But some of our automatic responses or behaviors might not be as helpful as knowing how to make a good …

de-clutter your bedroom

Tip 6: de-clutter your bedroom. Sleep is a fundamental human need and a lack of it affects every single aspect of our lives. We live in a culture where sleep is often underrated and de-prioritized. So make the most of your precious sleep time and free your bedroom of stress-inducing clutter!