Can’t handle the silence

I’m sure you’ve noticed how many people wear headphones during the day – you might be one of them yourself. There are headphone-wearers on the street, on the train, walking around the office, sitting on the couch at home. These folks shut themselves off from the world around them and …

The answer is not out there

The answer is not ‘out there’, it’s here. In your heart and mind. The self-help and motivational industries are massive at the moment. Money is flowing everywhere. Why? Because people like you and me want to be better people and live better lives. But if there is so much available …

Worry no more

Best. Workflow. Ever. This workflow is printed out and posted on the wall right above my screen at work. It serves as a regular reminder of how to approach any situation in which you might be worried about. It’s so simple and so true. Although sometimes, it’s sure as hell …

Ask the kids what they think

Do you like other people deciding what you should wear? What you should eat? Where you’ll go on the weekend? No, amiright? If you’ve been asked to perform a task, would you be happy if that person then completed the task because they didn’t trust you? How about if you’re …

Your superhero power

What would your superhero power be? Mine, without a shadow of a doubt, would be the power of flight. The freedom of the entire sky at my feet. How awesome must that feeling be…sigh. But you know what? You don’t need superhero powers to save the world. The world needs …

On becoming a fitness fanatic

I train 4-5 times a week on average. My fitness regime ranges between HIIT (High intensity interval training) workouts, running, ‘standard’ gym sessions, and agility-based workouts. As well as some lesser activities in-between. How did I get here? I ask myself this everyday day… 3 years ago, my definition of …

Deep breath

In…out. In… Out… That’s all it takes to avoid anger and potentially making a bad situation worse. A little while ago I found myself getting irritated with many little things. Things that didn’t warrant getting all riled up over like containers not packed away correctly, something not working when it …

Decision fatigue and its daily battle

In today’s society we are forced to make so many decisions; what to wear, which app to use, what to make for dinner, coffee or tea, the list goes on and on. Decisions need to be made from the moment we wake up, “do I get up now or hit …

Everything just is

Time, movement of the planets, our daily lives. It all just happens whether we want it to or not. No matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, the sun will rise tomorrow, the rain will fall. Why, then, do we make our lives so difficult by being …

How Slack improved my family life

Before Slack, managing my household with my wife was a mix of WhatsApp messages, Hangout conversations, and real-world conversations. It was confusing, with no way for us to organise what we were talking about. Often during the day, probably in one of our Hangout chats, we would have multiple conversations …