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Achieve More by Doing Less (No BS guide to getting things done)

  There have often been situations where we are over-burdened and stretched too thin with a lot of work. These are the moments that make us question if it is all worth it. Let me tell you one thing, it is not. I might be the first person on the internet to say this, but it is true. Well, it is not our fault at all. We are living in a society where every average person is shown the dream “You can have it all”. And it is very easy to get caught in the fa├žade of “You can have it all”. As Mark Manson in his book “ The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck ” puts it- “ You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited number of f*cks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a f*ck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you're going to get f*cked.” What I want to say by including this statement is that people say “Yes” to every opportunity thinking that the

Are you always tensed?

  Relaxation is an art. People are so tensed these days that they can't relax. When we think about relaxation, it sounds like “just close your eyes and sleep” to us. But, for most people, deep relaxation is very hard. The biggest obstacle in relaxation is the state of turmoil that people are continuously in with their muscles still twitching. I do not know how many problems from physical problems (like cramps, tightness) to mental problems (like stress, depression) happen just because people are unable to release their tension and relax properly. Today we will talk about two very simple techniques that could help you relax explicitly. They are very basic techniques but over time, we have completely lost control over them. Breathing:   You might be thinking that this sounds like something everybody does. Yes, everybody breathes but a very negligible amount of people does it properly. Next time when you are worried about something, notice your breathing pattern, you will realize

Communication Skills (Part I - Listening)

  Most of the people are mistaken that more talking means better conversation. The more you talk, the lesser you know of the other person. I highly doubt you will have good communication with someone that you don’t even know anything about. So, to be better at conversation, we need to master the art of listening. “ Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. ” ― Stephen R. Covey.   In my very first blog , we talked about “Confirmation bias” which says that we as a human are psychologically programmed in such a way that we accept the ideas/opinions that align with ours and reject the ones that do not. When we are offered a different opinion, we bombard the other person with our ideas with an intent to assert our opinion. When we are listening to somebody, we are constantly accepting/rejecting his ideas by splitting them into parts that we believe and the ones that we do not. So, during a conversation even when we are listening to so