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 …

It’s too late to apologise

Actually, no it’s not. It’s never too late to say you’re sorry. You might not get forgiveness or an immediate reprieve. But the fact that you have admitted fault and are genuine in your admittance goes a long way to that remediation. Are you genuinely sorry for something you said …

Look at me the hypocrite

As humans we love giving advice. Helping our spouse, friends, colleagues, even strangers. We offer guidance on things from optimising daily tasks to how to live life. But do we ever look at ourselves and follow our own advice? Most of the time, probably not. The spotlight was turned on …

Be like water

Using strong influences from the Tao Te Ching, I strive to ‘be like water’ and ‘take action through inaction’. It is a way of living which I feel has greatly helped me realise and accept my place in this world. The Tao Te Ching is a series of verses written …

Get out there, get creative

I haven’t written anything in a while – about 6 months in fact – and I’m itching to get something out. Over the last half a year I’ve taken in a lot of information. Books, movies, graphic novels, documentaries, conversations, study material, you name it. All that in-flow of information …