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de-clutter your assumptions

Every day, going about our business, interacting with colleagues or friends, listening and feeding our inner dialog, we navigate our view of the world. And this view is based on a multitude of assumptions that we constantly make. What if we stopped, paused, and wondered if perhaps things were not as we thought they were? …

de-clutter your disguises

This is a topic that has come up with my clients a number of times lately! We often hide our whole selves or parts of us under layers and disguises in order to protect ourselves. The threats might be perceived or real, we feel that we can’t show who we really are. But if people …

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! 😀