Habits : Making things hard on ourselves

Lately, there seems to be a trend on youtube, people mocking people who practices morning rituals which consist of the following : meditation, reading, or journaling. (may I add sheepishly..these are all the rituals which I currently enjoy). It seems to me that these days, people feel indifferent to making poor lifestyle choices, because it has become the new norm. I hadn’t always be this way, waking up early, meditate,

Distracted

Image by Lenus.me Being constantly pulled into multiple directions seems like all we do these days, stimuli often fill in the gaps : whether it’s eating with our screens, listening to podcasts/music when we drive, juggling between a million browsers as we work on our computers…I can go on and on. On our flight back to Kuching, there was a solo female traveler seated next to us, with a thick

An update on Meditation practice

https://youtu.be/z9vBMkMEq9E A compilation of my meditation practice back in 2017 When I first started this blog, I wanted to document all things personal development related, at the time, I was in a transition of building new habits, I was inspired after reading the book Digital Minimalism by Dr. Cal Newport, and James Clear’s Atomic Habits. There were a couple of habits that I wanted to work on, social media addiction

Nancy

Of meditation and things  While attending Claudia’s wedding last night, I was seated next to a beautiful lady. She gracefully held out her hand towards me and introduced herself : “Nancy”, her name. Petite, shoulder length hair, fit, looks to be in her 40s, (looks is deceiving after all, turns out, she’s in her 50s) I learnt that she happened to be connected to Claudia through meditation. Vipassana meditation facility,

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits

I drew alot of inspiration from Jame’s Clear’s book “Atomic Habits”. Despite my best effort, prior to his book, my attempt to build habits were futile, as I would always revert to my old ways. It’s a combination between his book and Dr. Cal Newport’s book “Deep Work” that has helped me cement alot of the life changing good habits that I currently have, and I am forever grateful. I

Atomic Habits : Meditation

These days, I really look forward to sitting down and writing on this blog, although I think I lack focus and my blog posts feels rather scattered, but these words, they represent a fragment of my present thoughts. Instead of a “tick”, I now use a rating system for my habits bullet journaling. Progress on meditation  I have moved up to tracking the quality of certain habits I’m trying to

Meditation : Day 3, 30 mins a day

Some observations regarding my meditation practice. Everybody practice meditation for different reasons, I have to quote Haemin Sunim again : I don’t have big ambition, I simply want to be able to enjoy my breaths. Throughout this whole process of trying to better myself, it is very important for me to observe myself empathetically, free from any judgement. It is no surprise that google is monitoring my every behavior, as

Head under water

I put my head underwater, I held my breath until it passed Crossed my fingers and concentrated I closed my eyes and I was free at last – Jenny Lewis  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fear of being under water. I had a near drown experience in my life, and after that, I never had the courage to learn how to swim : not

Meditation

Meditation The goal is not to become this person who meditates everyday, but just someone who can sit and enjoy their breaths, even as little as few minutes a day – (Credit to Haemin Sunim) Every morning I lay these towel on the floor, and I usually meditate with the morning muslim prayer echoing in the background. My house is literally minutes away from a mosque and each morning, the