Brain-Storming 7

Situation: John retired two years ago. He did the job he loved for his whole life and his job gave meaning to his life. Without his job now, he is feeling empty. He feels he lost his life purpose. This feeling is making him think that he wants to go back to work. Now, he is … More Brain-Storming 7

Brain-Storming 2

Again, a situation and questions: Situation: You have a stable, well-paying job and in fact you will be promoted soon. However, the last few years have been hard for you because you realized that you are not happy in your job and you want to do art, your passion since childhood. This means you will … More Brain-Storming 2

We Need Sleep

Hi everyone, The picture above is proof that I love cats and I also love sleeping. So this week I want to talk about sleep (I can talk about cats anytime). We all need sleep and we need it every day. I take sleep to be just as important as food in terms of its … More We Need Sleep

Motivation

Hi everyone, This week was a very busy week for me. I was able to do much more work than usual thanks to a deadline. That got me thinking: what other than deadlines motivate me? So, let’s talk about it. Motivation is the push that gets us to do things. It can be internal or … More Motivation

Concentrate, but How?

Hi everyone, I want to talk about study/work habits today because I just came out of a heavy study period as of yesterday and I noticed certain things that changed. We all strive for efficiency at work. The goal is to maximize the outcome and minimize the effort without cutting down on the results. If … More Concentrate, but How?

Emotions and Performance. How this relationship works?

How do emotions influence our performance? Does it differ depending on the emotion? If so, can we use this in our advantage? How? We tend to think about emotions as something out of control, whilst we have a general opinion that we can control our performance. However, if emotions have a big influence our performance, … More Emotions and Performance. How this relationship works?

Dreams aren’t enough. What else is required?

I know I keep rambling about dreams, goals, path and passion, without which we wouldn’t be anywhere. One can work hard, but without dreams that person would get no where because he/she wouldn’t know where to get. “You’ll never reach a destination if you haven’t set it first.” – Me Okay, we established we need … More Dreams aren’t enough. What else is required?

Dreams and Ambitions

Let’s talk about dreams, shall we? Because we all have them. Dreams are nice. We like having them. They let us envision something that we might not yet have but wish to have one day. Dreams act as encouragers for us to achieve things. Without dreams, we would not have willingness to do things. But, … More Dreams and Ambitions

Guilt of Breaks

Today, I want to talk about something that I often struggle with: taking a break. Well, I am by nature a bit lazy. But when it comes to academia and research, I am probably not because I like it a lot. Because I like it a lot, I tend to overwork (just like most other … More Guilt of Breaks