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5 Lessons the year 2020 taught me

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Just a few more days before this year 2020 comes to an end. In the last few days of any year, I like to reflect and look back at the year gone by. I usually write down the good, the bad, and the ugly things that happened in my life and how I responded to the same. I also look at the goals that I set at the start of the year and review how much I could achieve or otherwise. This exercise gives me an occasion to slow down and pause. It also helps me set goals mindfully for […]

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5 Lessons I have learnt in 35 years

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Today I complete 35 years. Every year, my birthday is the usual mix of activities – acknowledging birthday wishes over phone, whatsapp and other social media, dressing up in a new apparel, cake cutting, receiving birthday gifts from loved ones and having a special lunch or dinner out. I am sure most of us spend their birthdays in similar fashion. This year’s birthday feels different. We are going through a global pandemic. We have either lost our loved ones or know people who have lost someone close. Our lives have turned upside down irrevocably. Our habits, rules, norms – everything […]