Learning to Choose Influence

It's 6:25 AM in the morning. It's been more than a year I haven't written anything this early. I used to write during the time when writing was my main focus. My focus has shifted from writing to photography since then. One thing I've realized during this transition is that influence matters a lot. When…

Keep the Consistency

Keep the consistency. I have been writing blog posts everyday since April 1st. I need favourable environment to write a blog post. There needs to be less distraction, and no one around. That's why I close the door before I write anything. However, today I don't have that environment. My friend is here and he's…

New Habits: Elements of Habit Creation

Writing anything was effortless for me some years ago, but now it feels like a daunting task. To get perspective, I started to review my motivations and inspirations back then. Why it was so easy for me to write anything back then. After thinking for sometime, I figured there were many elements helping me write…

Trust The Instinct

While I sit down to write, I am trying to complete a daunting task. A task to write on a blank sheet of paper. We don't always have ideas hovering in our mind, especially when we're about to write something. Previously when I fell behind on blogging, I avoided writing anything for this reason. I…

Sitting is the New Smoking

"Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it" got me thinking about how much I sit everyday. I sit almost whole day in front of my laptop. Everything I do is on my laptop: writing, programming, brainstorming, entertainment, reading, journaling, creating, learning, etc. And I…

Remove Social Conditioning

Anything that's second-hand experience, which we are led to believe by other people is called social conditioning. From the time we came to this earth till now, we have been socially conditioned. There's first hand experience and second-hand experience. When you learn something through your own reference experience, that's the first hand experience. You know…

Let Your Emotions Flow

I tried to stop feeling emotions which were regarded as weakness. When you part ways with someone you've been too close to, you feel sad. The natural inclination would be to cry. But since people generally look crying as a sign of weakness, we try to refrain from it as much as possible. By suppressing…

Gun Pointed at You

We were wishing new year 2014, and now it's already mid-april. 4 months have passed since that day. Time travels fast. Every new year or new month, I try and improve one aspect of my life. But I fail. I have constantly written about my failure regarding resolutions. That's why I have resisted making any…

Figuring Out The Perfect Reading Workflow

I have been reading lots of books. I had planned to read a book every week about a year ago, but I failed at it. So I never pushed myself hard to read books. I can, of course but I won't be able to work on my projects. This month, I should be focusing on…