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Finding inner peace in this ever-connected world can be a huge challenge. The constant availability of distractions at the tip of our fingers are bound to make us feel restless and agitated.

But there are simple ways to find peace within ourselves and make it a part of our routine as it is not a one off mission to be achieved, but is a lifelong journey.

#1 Focus on the things you have control over

Learn to accept that you cannot control everything and focus your energy on what you can control. …

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2020 has been a tough year to say the least. We all experienced the brunt of the pandemic to some extent and like many, I’ve had a lot of time to myself this year. As we are now heading into the new year, I wanted to reflect on some of the (life) lessons I learnt in 2020.

  1. Control your day, don’t let your day control you — Many of us want to start our days with good intentions yet, we get distracted by all the noise and when we reflect on the day, we realise that most of what we…

We often have to learn as we go, but these are the things I wish I knew when starting.

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Job hunting is one of those processes that can be as exciting as it can be gruelling. Especially when you’re finally invited for an interview, it’s never an easy task to be authentic and confident about your achievements while convincing the employer you’re the perfect fit for the role.

Over the past three years, I have applied to hundreds of jobs and had interviews with numerous companies. I’ve had some success and some complete failures along the way.

Here’s a reflection on what I wish I knew before I had started my job hunt. I’m sharing these in the hopes…

Too many of us give in to the 9–5 grind and lose our zest for our life.

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For many of us in employment, we work for organisations with specific objectives, plans, the right people and processes in place that enable us to achieve the organisational goals.

And we stay focused on those goals. We commit to the traditional 9–5 career path, managing to do our jobs well, or at least, good enough to avoid being fired.

As I’ve reflected on my personal goals over the past few months, I realised I’d made a list of things I wanted to do and achieve by this point in my life, and yet over half of them were left ‘unticked’.

A reflection on my five-year corporate career.

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As I cross the five-year milestone working within a corporate career this month, I wanted to reflect on a few of the things I’ve learned.

I think it’s important to take the time to think back over where we started and where we are, to make sure we pay attention to the lessons life has sent our way. There are many things my younger self didn’t take seriously or that I didn’t really consider as ‘important’.

Five years can change a lot in how we think and behave.

Without further ado, these are some of the things I would go…

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  1. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. — Alan Watts
  2. We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. — Dalai Lama XIV

3. Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay — Dalai Lama XIV

4. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. — Dalai Lama XIV

5. People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost…

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For the longest time, I have been a believer in quality over quantity. Before I did any important task, I would always ask myself, “is this the level of quality I want to deliver?” and sometimes I would not do it altogether for the fear of not being good enough and if I mustered the courage to do it, it would end of being mediocre.

I recently read a book by James Clear called Atomic Habits (definitely check it out if you are interested to learn about how we all can form good habits and get rid of the bad…

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To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world. — Chinese Proverb

In an ideal world, I would be living in different cities every season and speak perfect French, German, Italian, Japanese and more. However, reality is often far from it, not many have the luxury of moving to a foreign country in order to master a new language due to reasons like family, jobs and finance. …

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With the epidemic that has stunned the world, I too, like many others, have had to switch to working from home. I have been doing it for over two months now. Normally, my job requires me to be at the office therefore I am not used to working from home. It was a huge challenge for me to get used to working from home. …

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The moment I submitted my dissertation for my Bachelor’s, I was ready to kick-start my career and my new “adult” life. Little did I know that after 3 years of working in corporate full-time, I would be going back to school. Soon after I began my 9–5 grind, my career felt stagnant and I was becoming one of those people who lived for weekends and dreaded Mondays! I knew I needed to change how my life was going both personally and professionally. …

Prati Gurung

Nepali in London | I share my thoughts on productivity, inspiration, personal growth and life lessons |

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