In one of his podcast episodes, Cal Newport mentions that he (and other professional writers) does not believe in writer's block. His stance is pretty similar to Chuck Close, who says, “Inspiration is for amateurs.” They state that what writer's block feels like for other people is just a usual process for an experienced writer. So, … Continue reading How to Overcome Writer’s Block?
I have always struggled with finding the perfect planning system for years. Do I go digital or do I continue with analog? How about a bit of both? If I do both, would I be able to handle it? There had been tons and tons of questions in my mind. As a natural overthinker, it … Continue reading Sorting Out My Planning System
Technology has come a long way. However, I believe that it is up to us to determine whether it is a bane or a boon. Here is a list of my favourite apps that I use for study and work purposes, thanks to technology. Notion Notion is my favourite app in the list, and for … Continue reading My top 5 apps for studying (and work)
Over the years, I have developed this unspoken habit of watching YouTube videos at 2x speed. As time passed, I took up the same thing with podcasts and audiobooks. However, there are certain advantages to listen at double speed. Below, I note down my reasons to do so, and why it might be a good … Continue reading Why do I listen to content at double speed?
On one of my previous posts, a fellow blogger pointed out an issue with audiobooks. Every advice is great but as far as audio books are concerned, well they don’t have the smell of the books🤷♀️🤷♀️ This made me think about writing a blog post regarding the pros and cons of the various mediums for … Continue reading Audiobooks, eBooks or Paperbacks – a Comparison
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I love reading. I love books. But let's face it! I have experienced reading slump every now and then. And I know, this is not uncommon for many readers out there! Life happens, sometimes, unexpectedly and we get stuck in a rut. However, if we don't try to get out of it, it can take … Continue reading How to get out of a reading slump?
It is kind of ironic how most of us are struggling to become productive even though we have more time in our hands right now. Our struggle for motivation is pretty much evident even though, previously, we used to complain about the lack of time in our hands. Motivation is a myth. Habit is the … Continue reading How To Be Productive During Quarantine?
This seems to be the most sought after topic nowadays. While the current pandemic is anxiety-inducing for many of us, it is also true that if we use the time and moment intentionally, it can be useful for self-improvement. So, here are some things that might keep you occupied during the quarantine: Read a book: … Continue reading Things To Do During Quarantine
Recently, I completed Martin Manser's Secrets: Time Management. I picked up the book at a book fair for just half the price and I must admit, it was worth it. Martin Manser pens down various practical tips to manage your time effectively and be intentional with your productivity. So, after reading the book, I decided … Continue reading Time Management Tips (‘Secrets’ Edition)