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Distractions are always there. It’s something we fight with every day to stay focused and get our jobs done.

As someone who easily gets distracted, I know how frustrating it is to be focused and keep that focus on one thing. Thoughts about my next tasks and what I need to get done for the day swim around my mind and the next thing I know, I’m doing another thing even if I wasn’t finished yet with the previous task I’m working on.

“The most productive people get one thing done at a time.”

I know we’ve all been there…

Sometimes, we have those moments of weakness when we can’t seem to find something good in ourselves and we resort to feeling worthless and having an intense amount of self-pity. It’s not a pretty picture and it can be hard to bounce back from especially when you don’t have a lot of self-love, to begin with.

Having low self-esteem is something we’ve all struggled with, well at least I did. And overcoming such moments of weakness has been an ongoing process ever since I learned how to overcome low self-esteem.

How does low self-esteem affect us?

Having low self-esteem makes us feel small. It can be…

Sometimes, we find ourselves unsure of what we’re doing and where we’re going. It’s a valid struggle and all of us experience it at least once in our lives.

We look at our peers seeing how they are reaching for their dreams successfully while we are still struggling, and that makes us feel discouraged at some point. Someone already has a budding business and it keeps on growing every day. Or someone has just launched a new product and managed to have it all sold out.

We set high expectations for ourselves and strive to achieve the same level of…

When it comes to taking care of your mental health, journaling has a lot of benefits, and keeping a gratitude diary may be helpful for you one way or another.

What is a Gratitude Diary?

A gratitude diary or journal is a notebook you regularly keep to write down the things that you are grateful for. It’s a record of your positive thoughts and thankfulness to help you reflect on your life and boost your mood and attitude.

Keeping a gratitude journal aids in your practice of positive thinking because when you see and read the things you’ve written, your mind reflects on the positivity…

Sometimes, releasing stress and calling in for a sense of calmness can be as easy as setting our mindsets at the beginning of our day.

Here’s a list of 30 positive affirmations you can tell yourself to find inner calm and peace.

Use these powerful and healing affirmations to:

  • help you release stress and anxiety
  • make your mind calmer
  • foster relaxed energy on your mind
  • manage being overwhelmed
  • shift out of a frustrated or angered mood
  • feel more positive

30 Calming & Positive Affirmations

  1. I will have a peaceful day.
  2. I choose calm energy now.
  3. I choose peace.
  4. I am letting go of stress and…

Being a people pleaser is not necessarily a bad thing, but when it’s being done to the extent of you neglecting your own peace of mind, it can be a cause of a lot of problems.

A lot of people grew up being people-pleasers because that’s how they were raised and taught to be. As a child, being nice to people is ingrained in us, and it is good to be kind to others but there has to be a certain boundary to it.

The problem with people-pleasing comes when you neglect your own needs to meet the needs of…

Overthinking is so common, you’d think it’s normal. Thinking is good, but overthinking can cause problems. Overthinking clouds your judgment and elevates your stress level. By overanalyzing things, you become more negative, and sometimes this will hinder you from doing things.

Why Overthinking Sucks

  • It robs you of your time.
  • It wastes your brain’s energy.
  • It traps you in your head.
  • It burdens you.
  • It gives you doubt.
  • It will affect your mood.
  • It keeps you from really living.
  • It creates unwanted anxiety.
  • It stresses you out.
  • It makes you lose your focus.

Overthinking can hold people back from truly living so here…

In the adult-ing world, work is what mostly gives us stress. Getting overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done can be draining and it can suck the life and joy you once had. And as you gain the skills and respect in your industry, the more expectations you get and the more amount of tasks are thrown your way.

How do you cope up with all of these? How can you simplify your work and get more done with less stress?

Here are some tips that might help you.

Prepare your day the evening before

To save time in the morning, prep what…

Procrastination and How To Deal With It

We all have weaknesses and we all experience procrastinating at least once in our lives. Some of you may have already worked out a way to deal with this struggle, but maybe some of you still haven’t formulated actions on how to overcome them.

While procrastination is common, it can have a detrimental impact on your life. How do you break the cycle of procrastination and avoid stress, anxiety, and poor performance? Here’s our take.

What is Procrastination?

Procrastination is the act of you delaying the things you need to do to the last minute. Sometimes it’s as simple as putting it out…

When someone asks you for favors or invites you to gatherings and events, do you find yourself saying yes almost instantly without even considering what you already have on your plate? If you do, know that you are not alone.

Many of us are brought up to be people-pleasers and we always say yes to everyone even when we really want to say no. The thought of being good to friends/family/colleagues equates to saying yes all the time so we don’t let them down.

As you accept more commitments, you’ll be spreading yourself thinly and when you take on more…

Eddie Vo

Operating at the junction of modernism and computer science to answer design problems with honest solutions. Owner of

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