Habits of Effective People

In today’s world, we live on social media. It’s not uncommon to share your work and wins on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and not to mention the self-proclaimed multi-taskers who have about forty tabs open on their laptops and are working on five different projects at the same time. (I was this person a few years back.) Sometimes it feels everyone is busy and we even take pride in being ‘busy’ which means people are getting things done. Right? Not necessarily. We have to stop equating being busy with being effective.

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Non-Fiction Books I want to read

We may not always find ourselves in the company of brilliant people. But books have allowed me to surround myself with people who are not just like-minded but way smarter than me. In the past couple of years, I have become more mindful of the people I spend my time with. I cannot always control it, and so there is where books come into play. Intelligent conversations, expertise, experience, whatever I want from the company I can get that from books.

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I'm working on myself

One of my goals this year is to take better care of myself, and as a new mom, I am finding it incredibly challenging, but I see immense benefit from it. When setting a goal, I like to hone into the “why” behind it. 
Recently it has been harder. So I went back to my goals journal and started asking why I set this goal, what I wanted out of it and why was it important to me?

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TryJournaling

Nowadays there are fancy terms about journaling, but it all allows you do to one thing, free up some space in your mind and help you get what you want. I practice Stream of consciousness journaling which is like Transcribing your thoughts as they come. I let my thoughts flow, organic and authentic without judgment and editing spellings, punctuations, grammar.

 

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My Goals for 2018

Today I thought of sharing some of my goals with you not only in the hopes that maybe you’ll find some inspiration from them to go after your own goals but also as an accountability partner. I want my readers to hold me accountable and check in on me once in a while to see if I am keeping up with them.

Here are 7 things I am going to achieve this year:

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My Biggest Life Lessons of 2017

There is a lot spoken about how women should be independent, and my feminist-self have been quite opinionated about it. So, when I needed help while shifting apartments while 9 + months pregnant or when I needed to pee after surgery, asking for help was not easy. I had to sit back and stop pretending that anyone (man or woman) can do it all. It’s not realistic, and it’s not required.

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Book Talk: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book is not what you would think it is. It’s fabulous, disturbing at times, and profoundly moving.


This novel is captivating from the get-go. After reading the title, you will immediately think of Elizabeth Taylor, but it’s not what you would think. The character of Evelyn Hugo is so beautifully created, fractured, flawed, yet profoundly wise. The author, Taylor Jenkins Reid has done a beautiful job at creating this character. 

 

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