Inspired by an email from Erik Pregel Thinking: think positively and affirm Best time to do each task effectively: hardest task at peak performance time Do most important tasks first Do not overextend: SAY NO to less important tasks REMAIN IN THE state of flow: block distractions Treat self after doing a hard task Be … More Tips on beating procrastination
This is taken from Quora, by Mr Machedo. Interesting piece on a question called “Why am i not good at anything”. https://www.quora.com/Why-am-I-not-good-at-anything-1/answer/Loy-Machedo Sometimes I meet these Buddhist monks and I look at them. They do not want anything. They do not ask for anything. They do not run behind anything. For them the basic … More Why am I not good at anything?
I’m glad I got hold of this book, I am very grateful to have borrowed it. In short, it is a lovely read. I’ll start with some poignant moments that I think we can all learn from: pg 107 “It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “The things we admire in men, kindness … More On ‘Cannery Row’
Yes, I admit it, I watched the wonderful BBC TV Series before even knowing of the book’s existence. But, I found that the book itself was a masterpiece, and translated by Will Hobson, allowed me to sample this great Frenchman’s aptitude for telling wonderful stories. TV/film usually corrupts the readers mind, and I have to … More The Three Musketeers: My New Favourite Book
Eat mindfully: if we have three meals a day, then this is three opportunities to be mindful: thus making sure we actually concentrate on eating, but also therefore no getting too wrapped up in whats coming next Use waiting times as mindfulness opportunities, whether you are waiting in line at the bank, or stuck in … More How to Live Mindfully according to Jason Stephenson
A 17-year-old writes into Elliott Hulse, describing how he feels depressed at having very few ‘real friends’, i.e those who pay him time and attention. Elliott highlights how in life, we are very lucky to find even one true ‘friend’, and that time and energy should be spent on those relationships. It is okay to … More Elliott Hulse: You Have No Friends
Bennett tells the rags to riches tale of one man called Denry, who uses great initiative and skill to manoeuvre his way up through the social ladder of the late 19th century. This is a tale that I thoroughly enjoyed, with so many ingenious plots and turns. It is with such spontaneity and skill that … More Book Review: The Card by Arnold Bennett