Rule 19 of the 40 Rules of Love: ‘Fret not where the road will take you. Instead concentrate on the first step. That is the hardest part and that is what you are responsible for. Once you take that step let everything do what it naturally does and the rest will follow. Don’t go with the flow. Be the flow.’
I couldn’t summarise a degree’s worth of thank-yous into a paragraph of acknowledgements so here it is:
Firstly, I want to thank God for giving me the strength to complete this project and produce this piece of work. Thank you…
Instagram is a great social media platform for many things, but my personal favourite is books! Upon discovering the little corner of Instagram dedicated to books, a.k.a Bookstagram, I instantly went on a follow spree.
I enjoy reading non-fiction, self-improvement books and more recently started reading a lot of fiction. From my time on Bookstagram, I wanted to recommend a few accounts that I love. These are people who are genuinely passionate about the books they read and always post informative and valuable content.
Note: this is mostly non-fiction.
Starting strong! One Minute Book Review was created by Aun Abdi…
Unlearning and deleting bad habits from our lives can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Removing bad habits can lead to more meaningful and fulfilling lives. In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear does not only discuss how to create habits that last, but he also guides the reader through how to get rid of habits that don't serve them.
Below are the inversions of the 4 habit-building laws and some additional tips to make the process of removing bad habits easier.
To stop doing a bad habit, you must reduce exposure. …
It has been over a year now since I read Atomic Habits and the impact that this book had on my life is unimaginable! This is a book about building new habits and stopping bad habits. It breaks the process down into easy, digestible steps and walks the reader through it in a very simple manner.
Because of how much I benefitted from this book, I wanted to share my learnings and the main ideas. …
I recently finished my 4-year degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. In the past 4 years, I have written more reports than I can remember.
I started writing articles and stories on Medium at the start of 2021 and, as time went by, I realised that my engineering degree is actually really useful for writing.
At a first glance, both things seem on opposite sides of the spectrum. Engineering, a highly technical discipline, and writing, an extremely creative process. However, the 2 fields actually overlap a lot. I like to think that my engineering degree made me a better writer…
[Content warnings for depression, domestic violence and emotionally manipulative relationships]
I recently finished reading Normal People by Sally Rooney, a novel described as a ‘modern millennial classic’ by many. I’m not sure if that’s how I would describe it, though.
Normal People is the story of Marianne and Connell, 2 schoolmates who pretend to not know each other but develop a relationship in secret. Somehow, their lives become connected and, even though they keep getting separated over and over, they always find their way back to each other.
This is a sad and depressing love story. I simultaneously couldn't put…
Grace Beverley, founder and CEO of TALA and Shreddy, published her first book in April 2021. Her book, ‘Working Hard, Hardly Working’, was described by Cosmopolitan below:
‘Offers a fresh take on how to create your own balance, be more productive and feel fulfilled in the high-pressure social media age.’ — Cosmopolitan
I recently finished reading the book and found that it contained some really interesting and effective tips! I particularly enjoyed the practicality of the book, offering tips on how to become more productive, get into a state of deep work as well as a flow state.
If you haven't read Part I of this LinkedIn series, feel free to go read it first via this link.
In this article, I will focus on the following 4 topics:
A professional, formal profile picture can go a long way. This shows that you understand the difference between a professional work environment or network (such as LinkedIn) and other informal settings.
It is crucial that you are wearing work-appropriate clothing in your profile picture, as it is usually the first impression that your profile…
LinkedIn is a platform that many students want to start using, but, for many reasons, never do. Whether that’s waiting for the right moment to create a profile or not knowing where to start, the final outcome is the same.
This comprehensive LinkedIn guide is split over 2 articles and covers 8 different topics that I believe encompass the purpose of LinkedIn for a student. The topics are:
Let me start by describing a common scenario.
You are about to go to sleep. You are in those 5–10 minutes where you aren't really awake but you’re not asleep either. In those few minutes, some incredible ideas start rushing to your mind. You want to somehow record them but you don't have the means to do so.
You convince yourself that you’ll remember them the next morning, maybe even repeat it to yourself a few times hoping that will stick until the next morning.
You eventually fall asleep and reality hits the next morning when you have completely forgotten…