Every day is a constant reminder to improve myself in every possible aspect. From being kinder and more empathetic to being more selfless and generous with my time, presence, and attention. I’m trying to be a friend to myself. I'm trying to be a better friend, partner, son, and brother. I’m also trying not to … Continue reading Improving myself
All these thoughts. Positive and negative. Positive thoughts that are telling you, “you could become the person you dream of after hard work, being disciplined, and having consistency and persistence”. But the negative thoughts — these are the killers. They tell you that you suck; they tell you that you’ll never get to be the person you’re … Continue reading Make it or break it
For better or worse, I treat life as an experiment. I’m constantly trying new things, exploring new ideas, balancing between the extremes — breaking here and repairing there. I’ve gone through a wide range of trial and error periods. For example, taking only cold showers, meditating or doing yoga on a daily basis, sleeping with no pillows, … Continue reading Switch it off
As a human being, I treat my body and life as a laboratory and run self-experiments quite often — most of them have kept going for weeks, months, and even years! I’ve experimented with cold showers, eating habits, finances, optimizing gym workout routine times/week, writing (this), reading, programming, running, traveling solo with no plans, and most recently … Continue reading Experimenting life
Just like an athlete trains every day to improve physically, mentally and psychologically, you can do so with your mind, body and other parts too. Do it for the right reasons though: not for fame, not for money. Focus on long-term goals and something that passionates as well as challenges you. Not all things will … Continue reading Do it for the right reasons
Everyone has an opinion. That’s for sure. But that’s not the main point — the point is that you are better off letting them talk, whether it’s about you or not, and entirely focus on yourself because people might be talking about you because you’re doing something good… or maybe you’re doing something really bad or wrong. … Continue reading Let them talk
As human beings, we’re all unique. We have our strengths and weaknesses for better or worse. Our personality make us who we truly are. But most people keep comparing their young self with others who’ve lived for longer time, gone through different life situations and walked different paths than them. If you’re someone who’s doing … Continue reading Stop doing this and live happily
A friend and I were recently chatting during our commute and an interesting question came up: what’s more painful, emotional pain or physical pain? Although I quickly replied with what I thought and feel about both, this question had me thinking for the past few days. In the most Stoic side of me, I sort … Continue reading What is more painful?
No successful individual ever got to where he or she is today by not working hard, leaving pleasure aside, and sacrificing weekends. Unless you’re a trusted baby. That’s what I remind myself everyday when I wake up and after dinner hours. I’m constantly trying to hack my brain, body and life at the same time, … Continue reading My life marathon.
Epitectus.Friends, partners, and family members will eventually leave you. Material objects come and go. Emotions are momentarily. But what’s forever with you are your thoughts — the way you think. When you can control what and how you think not letting external factors affect or control you, then you’ve won over your mind. Stoics emphasize the importance … Continue reading Control your mind.