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Always busy? Perhaps you can stretch time…

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We all have 24 hours A famous quip states that “we all have 24 hours a day”, implying that what differentiates people in pursuing goals is how they choose to spend their time. While true enough in a literal sense, you can ‘stretch time’ by making better use of it. And this of course is even more necessary when we …

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New Year Resolutions? Take a Leap of Faith…

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Forget elusive new year resolutions I have always counted myself among the large number of people who make resolutions to better themselves around this time of year. I’ve always known, of course, that the rate at which these so-called “new year resolutions” fail is high. Yet somehow I believed I would beat the odds and achieve all those elusive goals. …

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Power of Exploratory Talking

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Pushing beyond your comfort zone I am an introvert. While I love engaging conversations with people I know on topics I enjoy, I always find social interaction with strangers difficult. Polite social conversation, or ‘small talk’, is something I dread. Quite often, my inclination is to seek solitude and pursue my own interests undisturbed by ‘the need’ to talk to …

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Finding the Perfect Balance

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The paradox When I think of a blissful existence, I imagine enjoying every moment of every day while at the same time building what I aim for in the future. Yet how can this be? On the one hand, why seek change if I am happy with myself, my relationships, my achievements, my contributions to others? On the other hand, …

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Lost Art of Savouring

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As living beings, we eat because we have to. And as human beings we also have the capacity to appreciate what we eat. As the saying goes, “eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art.” Yet have we lost the art of savouring? I am lucky and grateful to have 3 square meals a day. Yet until recently when …

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Happy at Work?

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What does happiness mean to you? Are you happy at work? Happiness is an implicit life purpose for most of us. We aspire to achieve this state of emotional wellbeing intuitively. Yet much research shows that many of us aren’t as happy as we wish to be, so perhaps we should be more intentional in our pursuit… Most of us …

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Slow Down to Speed Up

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For a long time I was purely action-driven. By which I mean unless I was doing something tangible and measurable every day, I would feel frustrated. Perhaps I have a natural inclination for short-term gratification, or perhaps my upbringing and corporate career pushed me in this direction. I gradually became addicted to the rush of achieving something, anything in fact. …