Supercharging Productivity

  “Pretend your time is worth $1,000/hr. Would you spend five of them doing extra work for free? Would you waste one on being angry?” –Niklas Göke Most of us have clue what we are doing with our time and yet we complain we dont have enough of it.The main culprit is busyness and lack of focus.Treat time as a resource similar to money and you will get more productive. Time unlike money cant be earned making it even more precious. What should we do ? How can I get more productive ? Here is the thing folks power concentrates around us, being consistent in your routine and sticking to it no matter what is the only way you are going to be productive.Consistency helps create psychological spikes and ticking items off your daily to do checklist provides a dopamine kick to the brain. A technique I have personally found very effective is timeblocking my days into chunks. If I can get in the zone for 3 hrs, stay uninterrupted I feel I get a lot done. You can’t keep waiting for inspiration to strike or when you have a good mood. You have to be in the moment and […]

My 10 favourite things for Spring

  Writing this blog post on my flight( read endlessly long flight) from my hometown to Bangalore. Ironically enough the time I spend in the air is half of the time spent commuting to the airport.Anyway I am not going to rant about things I have no control over in this post. I have started using an app called “Breathe” to cope with problems like slow moving traffic. I often found myself getting worked up when stuck in traffic or when getting late to work despite starting an hour early. Then I decided to change and I started with short sessions for mindfulness and just focus on my breathing when I feel anxious. I speak from personal experience, it helped me a lot from getting impatient , frustrated and anxious.If you start your day on a happy and cheerful note you feel more energetic and productive.I would highly recommend you to try deep breathing everyday few minutes when you find yourself gripped with any emotion.Its a great remedy for stress.This is why my 1st favourite thing for spring is deep breathing and practicing mindful meditation. If you know me and think you do I love food and I love butter.On an […]

What’s in My Bag ?

  What’s the most important thing that you always take with you when stepping out of your home? A bag YES ! Thank you. I hope you are familiar with the struggles of picking the right kinds because I do.The market is flooded with so many kinds of bags-handbags, satchels, clutches, sling bags, backpacks you name it.If you’re in your 20 something, single and don’t own an apartment I am sure you would be familiar with the struggles of storing bags and searching for the perfect one to match your outfit.When you go out shopping there are tons of bags that you want to buy but then you think of the closet space you have and shy away from purchasing.I personally avoid buying bags as much as possible, the only times I have bought bags was when I am enchasing a gift card or splurging online on latest trends. Nevertheless I don’t know how I have a huge collection of bags, they seem to have magically got collected over years of guilty shopping and splurging online shopping.If you have any ideas how to store bags without drilling holes to knock in nails and hang your bags please so share with me. What do I typically carry in […]

Guide to a Safe Holi, Pre and Post Skincare

Holi is a very popular colourful festival in India. It’s listed amongst 10 colourful festivals all over the world.Being born and raised in India Holi is not just about fun it’s a tradition.Whether it’s tasty homemade snacks or getting together with family and friends Holi is all about love and warmth. I am going to be honest with you I am not a fan of playing colours or mud or however Holi is played but I will tell what to do to have the best time during Holi.In most parts of India Holi is played with colours dry as well as wet. There are herbal natural and organic variants available these days.You would hear the term gulal quite often , its dry colour and it’s also offered to god on this festival. Lot of people also like to play with water balloons 🎈 where they fill in balloons with coloured water and hit people with it. In this post we are going to talk about how to play a safe Holi and how to take care of your skin and hair before and after Holi.

2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For HIM + HER

  Hello everyone, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you 🙂 <in advance> .Yes ! Valentine’s day is around the corner and I know a lot of you are scrambling to find the perfect gift. I got you covered, if gifts are what are looking for then keep reading on. Like my previous posts on unique and thoughtful gifts keep in mind that you don’t have to get extravagant. A good gift is one that comes from the heart and is very special to the person its made for.It could be baking your mom’s favourite recipe on her birthday, a toy your child has been asking for a long time.Before I go on , in case you missed my previous posts on Gifts and DIY do check them out here and here. Before you jump over to your closest shopping store , Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be about chocolates, teddy bears and everything pink.The core of every gift that you give should be to make the person receiving it feel special and loved.Doing the dishes, doing the laundry or taking your kid out for throwing the ball in the park could be a great gift if you have been […]

So Basic, a Guide to a Minimalist Closet

  Minimalism has taken the world by storm. Not only does a minimalist lifestyle eases the burden on overused credit cards, financial uncertainty and environmental concerns it also teaches you that there is more to life than material possessions.Being a minimalist is a state of mind, and not a set of rules.It helps you focus. Decluttering is therapeutic and helps relieve the stress.Open spaces also spark creativity and joy.   Less stuff means more money 🙂   Lets declutter and reduce our possessions in the holiday season and start the New year on a fresh note.Get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy and happiness in your life. I will tell you my experience. My closet was crammed with what used to be my favorite clothes, most of which I’d only worn a few times. The room was filled with all the things I’d taken up as hobbies and then gotten tired of.I had a photography backdrop with a huge stand lying in one corner, a yoga ball in the other, an old grill in another corner just rusting away. Once I took a pledge to get more organized my whole place changed. I have lot of space in my room , its bright […]

Where did my Money Go?

  Did you just swipe off all your money? Did your credit card debt overflow? did the taxes eat up all of your salary?If you’re struggling with taxes keep reading. The Indian Tax System is insanely complex and convoluted.Add to that the salary structure of these private firms. I highly recommend you to spare some cash for a personal Charted Accountant to handle your finances.If you have multiple sources of income or assets the tax calculation  can get quite crazy.As when it comes to spending that answers your question, where did my money go? The first thing you should do is compute your percentage each month for savings, expenditure and inflow of income. Set a fixed percentage aside as savings if you want some form of financial independence at some stage in your life.   Taxes are levied by governments on their citizens to generate income for undertaking projects. It helps to boost the economy of the country and to raise the standard of living of its citizens. The authority of the government to levy tax in India is derived from the Constitution of India, which allocates the power to levy taxes to the Central and State governments. All taxes levied […]