Great things that’ve come from spending time in isolation

I love the experience of sitting in complete silence, having a conversation with my mind. Thinking through my thoughts and emotions and understanding why I have them. That’s why a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic, with all the anxiety it brings, can also be a time to spend quality time with ourselves. Here’s what being …

Five ways to become a better writer

In high school — grade nine — I started keeping a diary where I wrote about my everyday experiences and emotions. Because life happens everyday, I had something to write all the time. I wrote more when there was this one girl, studying a grade below me, whom I liked. I was in love. I …

Writing skills in the age of remote working

"Hey. Please have a look at the changes I made to that document and get back to me.” And then the back-and-forth ensues, tracking and effecting changes on the document, a lengthening email chat, some WhatsApp texts and eventually one part of the project is finalised and communicated throughout the team. And the process begins …

“I am such a perfectionist”

It dawned on me precisely a year ago that holding onto being a perfectionist was actually holding me back. In many ways too. It also occurred to me that it was connected to my lack of confidence to push things out in their simplest form — be it blog posts, documents written at work, ideas, …

Discipline is everything

It allows for a person to have firm control of, first, themselves. And then be in charge of other things of the world: money, social media, alcohol, relationships, junk foods (tasty, buh, not cool at the expense of health), bad habits (turn ‘em to positive), gym & fitness, thoughts and emotions. Et cetera and so …