When I was at my lowest a few days ago, I topped up my Paypal wallet with $20 and bought the digital version of the Artist of Life Workbook 2019, a yearly type of planner created by Lavendaire. Being the frugal girl I am, it would usually take me days before deciding on a purchase, especially…Continue Reading “4 Questions to Ask Yourself in 2019 | Artist of Life Workbook”

slow down and chill

Ever heard of the expression, ‘good things come to those who wait’? I would like to change it ever so slightly and give you this advice instead: ‘good things come to those who take it slow.’ If you find yourself being constantly stressed out and overwhelmed at work or at school or in your life in general,…Continue Reading “Why You Need to Slow Down to Live a Better Life”

Depression is a personal battle. Each of our experience is unique, despite the basic symptoms being laid out in the DSM-V. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out what’s happening to us on our own. How do you really know if you are depressed? Are you genuinely sick or just exaggerating? Is it a phase? Will…Continue Reading “Depression: How It Feels Like & What To Do About It”

Most of the time, people mistake ‘happiness’ as the life goal. A destination we have yet to reach. But you have heard of that ‘Instagrammable’ inspirational quote which says that happiness is, instead, the journey.

Unfortunately, quotes don’t solve any problem. And sometimes, they are so simplified that we tend to misunderstand them. Yes, I agree that happiness is the journey, but it doesn’t mean that our new goal is to now be happy all the time. That’s where people get the concept of happiness wrong: it is not constant. Your journey doesn’t have to be always bright and beautiful. There will be storms.

It’s time to delete that misconception from your neurotic pathways. Happiness is not constant. If, after reading the quote, you’ve set yourself to achieve 100% happiness in your day-to-day, you are bound to failure and disappointment. Happiness isn’t the destination, but it is not entirely the journey either.

So what is happiness? And how dare a 22-year-old like me lecture you on such ‘wisdom’?

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Throughout my life, I’ve found it easier to give up on my professional dreams rather than relationships. Ever since I was a young teenager, I’d be discouraged to pursue anything ‘artsy’ as a career path. But at school, with my friends, I’d learnt to never give up on your feelings.

I was allowed to love, but I wasn’t allowed to dream. 

The term ‘unrequited love’ was the definition of my love life for as long as I remember falling in love. Yet, it only made sense to me to keep on trying. I’d get rejected by a guy, but as soon as another guy would come along, I’d forget all about the previous one and pursue the next.

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avoid falling sick

What do you do to avoid falling sick in the midst of assignments and exams? Probably nothing, like most of us. Until it’s too late.

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of getting enough sleep despite being a super busy university student. I’ve mentioned the huge difference exercise can make in your daily life several times on this blog. I’ve talked about the art of self-discipline. These practices can definitely help you avoid falling sick. But, most of the time, they are hard to keep up with.

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As a university student, I’ve always felt pressured to be constantly working on my assignments or studying for future tests. Free time? How about I catch up on last week’s readings? And don’t forget to revise your lecture notes!

And the moment I felt like taking a break, I’d feel guilty because time is scarce and precious… I should be productive at all times.

Does that sound a lot like you too?

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practice self-care

You may have wondered why I haven’t been posting anything for a week. Part of me felt like, with the rush of assignments and classes you are currently going through, one blog post a week would be enough and not too overwhelming. But the other part of me was like, I just don’t feel like it.

I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. With all the unexpected things that life throws our way, you may not always feel like yourself too. That’s why I want to write about self-care today.

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how to get enough sleep

“I’m too busy to sleep.” Isn’t this familiar?

As the semester goes by, you’ll hear more and more of it—and you may even say it too. We’re university students. We know we need to get 8 hours of sleep every night. We know sleep is good for our health.

But we still don’t sleep enough. We have other priorities, like assignments or late night hangouts. Some of us feel some kind of ‘pride’ for sleeping only 4 hours a day, but others have had enough.

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