3 Simple Things You Can do to Manage Tough Times

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do”, Robert H. Schuller.

Good days are great, tough days, not so. Sometimes, bad days turn to weeks without you even realising.


I’d like to share a 3 simple ways I manage the tough days.

1. Sleep

Taking a short 20 minute nap helps me refocus the clutter in my head. 

A short nap helps stop the frenzy of misguided unproductive thoughts that serve to upset.

2. Exercise

The office worker of today is mentally drained, exercising the body can help keep things in balance.

Going for a run or some form of intense workout helps release endorphins. 

The rush of positive energy helps with positive thinking and is a release of bad energy.

3. Reflect

At the end of the day, I usually pen down what’s really bothering me and what I can do about it.

Writing helps frame my thinking and gives clarity to what I can change and do to help myself. 

I’ve been reflecting for years now. Sometimes, I read my older reflections and am amazed at the little things I used to be bothered about.

They mean so little now. 😃 

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3 Quotes to Keep on Going (and Going)

It’s almost the end of a 3 day weekend here in sunny Singapore. Many of us (myself included), dread going back to work after a long break. Going back to the daily grind can be a challenge and a struggle – but it is a necessary one.

Inspiration is easy, sticking with it, that’s tough.  

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Why I Choose to Forget What I Eat

I am as forgetful as people come.

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I usually forget what I ate for lunch 20 minutes after eating. The intricacies and minute details of life are overwhelming and get lost on me like raindrops of the windshield of a car. They splatter thunderously but make no way into the comfort of my being.

Truth is, there are just so many things that happen throughout the course of the day. To me, it’s just a little too much for me. So when I discuss this, very often people are fascinated by the extent that I forget things.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Continue reading Why I Choose to Forget What I Eat

Giving out flyers taught me an important lesson in business

A few years ago, right after completing National Service, I had a lobang (opportunity) to distribute flyers. It wasn’t great money but it was a job to keep myself going before I started school.

Hoping to earn a little pocket money, I contacted the person in-charge, let’s call him Jack, to find out more. Continue reading Giving out flyers taught me an important lesson in business

Coffee Talk is more than just Coffee Talk

 

Every week, I try to spend some time catching up with friends or attend events where I can meet people. 

I do it not because I have something to sell but because there is amazing energy and ideas that come out of conversations.

Meeting people teaches me that there is so much I don’t know and there’s so much I can learn from the people around me. It inspires me to keep writing.

Just like sentences, life needs breaks. Make these breaks count and have a coffee with a friend this weekend. Have a great weekend!

– Inspire-sg 

3 Ways We’re all Becoming Frustrated Turtles 🐢 

We’re all growing to be frustrated turtles.

In the days of our energetic youth, possibilities seemed endless. We carried no baggage, no prejudice and absolutely no concept of limitations. We had big dreams as children, dreams like becoming a super hero, a footballer or something that would be completely inconceivable to most adults – personally, I wanted to become a garbage collector on a garbage truck. Continue reading 3 Ways We’re all Becoming Frustrated Turtles 🐢 

Climbing for Hope: Singaporean Pair Attempt to Scale Iranian Volcano for Children with Cancer

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir Most undergraduates look forward to their summer break to jump-start their career with an internship, catch up on sleep or even take a vacation. While these are all great things, Ashik Ashokan and Ashok Kumar are getting ready to tackle the highest volcano in Asia. The pair make up a charity collective known as Heart2Climb and are preparing themselves to scale Mountain Damavand in Iran this July to raise funds for theChildren’s Cancer Foundation, which provides aid to over 2,000 children and their families in Singapore. Continue reading Climbing for Hope: Singaporean Pair Attempt to Scale Iranian Volcano for Children with Cancer