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Nurturing Youth Well-Being

  • 2020-a new year is a new phase for everyone- when we can re-begin our conscious effort towards leading a positive life. It is also a good time to reflect on what it is that we want to accomplish and improve over the next 12 months. The resolutions we make commonly tend to be about going to gym or losing weight. In other words, these resolutions are typically focused around our […]

  • Today’s fast-paced world poses ever-increasing demands on our time and productivity where finding time for things that make for daily happiness seems to become a distant luxury. With articles on ‘boosting productivity’, ‘habits of highly successful people’ and the like abounding the internet, the pressure to perform and maximise our abilities has never been higher. Life is busy. It will always be and we are likely to be left with […]

  • We say ‘there is more to this than meets the eye’ when we think that the situation is not as simple as it seems to be. Many a times there are things underneath the surface that are more important than the things we readily see. It is important sometimes to look beyond the obvious, as there might be something more than there appears to be at the first glance. There is more to people than the first […]

  • New Year is a time   for   gifting. Explore meaningful ways of gifting   this month. We typically focus on   gifting our friends, relatives and acquaintances? How  about  broadening   the  sphere  and   gifting  someone  whom  you   do not  know, someone  who is least  expecting it, someone   may  not  have   anyone  to wish him/her  a  happy  year? We typically tend to   gift materials- flowers, sweets, new gadgets and so on. How about gifting   […]

  • It’s easy to remember what we seem to be NOT getting… -from our loved ones, from others, from life itself It’s easy to remember what we seem to be getting… -which we believe should not come our way It’s NOT easy to remember what we are getting -those little things that really matter from our loved ones, from others, from our life in general It’s NOT easy to remember little […]

  • When others share some good news with us, how do we react internally and externally? Sometimes we feel happy and celebrate with them; sometimes we are too engrossed in something else and don’t respond actively which may dampen the other person. Unintentionally sometimes we may even say or do something which is hurtful. So a few ideas towards better bonding would be: Observe how you usually react to others when […]

  • Make time to read the book: “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” (Peter Bregman) Make time to pick up a new constructive leisure activity that involves learning a skill Make time to write a letter to yourself– Document what you learnt from your life-experiences in the year 2017 and how you can use the wisdom to improve the quality of your life (Tip: […]

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  • You must have heard of taking time out for yourself! It is important as it can help us to rejuvenate/recharge ourselves. It can also be a time for connecting to our dreams, looking back and reflecting on things we can learn from our experiences. Though major breaks are appealing and have their own benefits; we tend to underestimate micro breaks that may be feasible to implement. Micro breaks (e.g. 20 […]

  • Make a list of your strengths and weakness. Talk to some of your family members and friends and ask for their feedback. Listen to them, without defending yourself or judging them. Later think over your own list and others’ feedback and select some of the things you can do to improve yourself. Accept that there might be aspects of you which are less than perfect and in the process be […]