The hard thing about simple things

Ever remember telling yourself, “that’s simple… all I need to do is…”. Do you? And you know what happened next? Or perhaps a few weeks back? You fell off the wagon. Right? If you didn’t, hats off to you! I, for one, have been on and off the wagon a thousand times. Or perhaps even […]

Too much on the plate!

Almost everyone gets to a point of overwhelming exertion to cry this one out loud, right? While for most people, it is only a phase there’s a chunk of global population for whom this is a lifestyle. Mine included. We don’t just say we’re busy, we actually are busy. And when we say we’re focused, […]

Leo Babauta’s 9 rules for a simpler day

I think Leo’s internet’s original minimalist. He was there before all the other minimalists/vagabonds learned how to create a blog account, let alone a Facebook or an Instagram account. His blog, ZenHabits, used to be my constant companion and the go-to online destination during some of the darkest days of my life. While scouring through […]

If it’s important, do it everyday

It’s a phrase that has stuck with me forever. Though I can’t quite place where or from whom I’d heard it. Nonetheless, like all truths this is difficult to swallow. As a culture, we’ve become addicted to instant gratification, quick fixes and the “once-and-for-all” type of thinking. If we have a challenge, we would rather […]

Simplify to remove constraints

What could you do to make this (whatever your challenge is) easier? It’s one heck of a powerful question, one that has not only helped me remove unnecessary distractions but also become more thoughtful about the choices I’m making. No matter the initiative, if it demands your time and attention, will always be at the […]

You can’t do it all

If you’re thinking this post is about productivity, you’re probably right. Emphasis on “probably” because being able to “do it all” goes beyond making the right choices or getting things done. I would even argue that productivity isn’t about the number of hours you spend doing “useful stuff” anymore. Productivity is a mindset. It’s your […]

Working in tight time-capsules

Some of you already know this — I do a weekly braindump of ideas, notes, tasks, and other random stuff into my Evernote (notebook named) planner every Sunday. Without fail. It’s a great relief considering all that rummages in my mind, which is mostly a slush of random and specific things by Saturday night. This […]

Applied minimalism in the age of unlimited options!

Every subject of study has two facets: theory and application. We cram (while respectfully trying to understand) a lot of theory while we’re in school and continue doing that in college. If we’re driven enough to attend the lectures (in Asia, particularly in India) or stay awake (the rest of the world) that is. Take […]

Systematize your business

Read this great piece by the good folks at the SweetProcess.com. The article talks in depth about the advantages and challenges of systematizing a business, particularly documentation, which we know can be a pain in the ass! Pretty handy strategy for start-ups and small businesses. Do check it out! If you like this piece and […]