Self Improvement

How to Defy What You Can’t Control (Even If You Feel Overwhelmed)

A hurricane raged through my mind. I waited in a sparsely crowded Pune airport at 3.20 am. The departure was still one hour away. I had bought the penultimate ticket for this flight, at a premium, that afternoon. Like a river with violent undertow, I appeared, by all means, calm and composed. But inside, I …

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Why Most Online Confidence Tips Will Never Increase Your Self-Esteem

You promised you wouldn’t let this happen — but you couldn’t help it. You let yourself down. Again. You piped down and stayed silent when your boss made that incorrect statement in the team meeting. ‘Who am I to correct her?’, you thought, ‘Maybe she’s right — she’s the boss after all.’ It doesn’t matter that you know the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about being “Selfish”

You don’t have any choice. You are overwhelmed at work. Tasks to complete, calls to attend, proposals to draft, escalations to handle. The home front looks no better. The daily slog before you leave for work: preparing breakfast, packing lunch, getting the kids ready for school — the youngest conveniently decides to throw a tantrum. After work, …

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