Entries by Pooja

Why Power-Play & Politics In Extended Families Can Sabotage Relationships

Understanding Extended Families The funny thing about extended families … … is that  the further you diverge from your nuclear family, the crazier things get. If you’ve ever been to a Christmas eve gathering with your maternal aunt complaining about the tacky gift she received from her sister-in-law last year, or your second cousin getting […]

3 Sensational Tricks to Strengthen Personal Boundaries

Challenge yourself today So here’s your challenge for today – come up with a plan to create and maintain strong, healthy boundaries. Setting boundaries is so much more than just learning to say no. People with healthy boundaries not only identify and nurture their own boundaries, they also respect and advocate for others’ boundaries. For […]

The importance of personal boundaries and how you can maintain good ones

How boundaries cultivate symbiotic relationships The ultimate key to staying in control of your agenda while still maintaining genuine working relationships is to set and enforce clear boundaries. Personal boundaries are tricky because human expectations are constantly changing. As a result, boundaries expectations not only pervade our relationships with other people, but also with ourselves. […]

What you need to identify your personal vision and stop others from sidetracking you

Identifying your personal vision Steve Jobs’ productivity was legendary, but it wasn’t accidental. According to Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson, Jobs annually walked Apple’s leaders through the following exercise: He would ask ‘What are the 10 things we should be doing next?’ After all the brainstorming they would come up with a list of top10 priorities. […]

Goals are misleading- this the only tool you’ll ever need to get things done

I recently started a new clinical placement. As nursing students still learning the trade, we are the very bottom of the hospital hierarchy. We are treated well, don’t get me wrong. Still, there are instances where we are overworked and hijacked to meet other peoples’ agenda. Tasks that the nurses are either too busy to […]

How your perfectionism is killing your productivity

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. -George Orwell Who are Perfectionists? Perfectionists are people who strive to meet very high, often unrealistic, standards in all aspects of their life. Dr. Randy Frost of Smith College, Massachusetts has designed a scale to measure perfectionism. Six different dimensions have been identified: […]

Plan. Plan. Plan. Then Live One Day At A Time For Stellar Productivity

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan – not the goal.   I’ve learnt, the hard way, that the absence of goals leads to disappointment and eventually failure. Without a self determined benchmark to aspire towards, your daily actions just become meaningless and your life, a confusing mess. I discovered this when I chose […]

How taking a vacation can boost productivity

In our busy, everything to-go filled lives, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the impacts of such a lifestyle. First, let’s acknowledge that working too much is bad for you, your employer, your family and friends. Yet it is a lifestyle that so many of us fall victim to. We live […]

Eliminate The Toxic Habit That is Ruining Your Life

 Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. – Buddha   Define Your Anger Whether you’re an irritable person by nature, or usually maintain a cool, you’ve experienced anger at some point in your life. It’s very hard to withdraw yourself from the moment and not allow the anger […]

Embrace compliments with grace

Over the years, I’ve noticed that I’m awful at taking compliments. After talking to several people about it, I realized that many people feel the same way about themselves! So I thought a post on the topic would be appropriate and useful. Reasons you are not good at it [list type=”check”] You are shy You […]

Give yourself the gift of detachment

[quote align=”center” color=”#4bac58″] How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. -Wayne Dyer[/quote] No one reaction, single handedly ambushes moods, mindsets and relationships than that of taking things too personally. If someone offends or irritates you with their words or actions, forgive them. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Odds […]

Open Your Heart to Love Again

[quote align=”center” color=”#4bac58″] Just because you are angry, it does not give you the right to be cruel.[/quote] Whether you’ve been hurt just once or dozens of times in the past, it is likely that you are a little colder, a lot shrewder. Betrayal and disappointments have become your biggest fears. You are more cautious. […]

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