Throughout the lockdown, I read many self-help books and articles, and a majority of them suggested maintaining a journal to lead a happier, productive, and purposeful life.
I got many stationery supplies and was consistent for a week or two only to fail it after that. I tried bujo, doing time blocks, and maintaining it digitally on the notion, but they had the same fate.
The same cycle repeated after every book I read that suggested keeping a journal. …
You must have experienced a spectrum of emotions due to the factors of the outside world. Someone or something may have made you happy or may have made you feel incredibly terrible. We as humans tend to cling to the outside world, a lot more than we can imagine. These things which are not in our control, control our emotions and how we feel.
Around 2000 years ago, stoic philosopher Epictetus discovered that people are dragged down because they care about too many things. The cure, however, is not to stop caring or neglect the things that matter. …
The one skill to master to become effective in everything you do is Discipline.
Since childhood, we are told by almost everyone to be disciplined and to focus on the task on hand. The sad part is no one taught us how to learn discipline and how to practice it. People expect others to know it.
You can learn how to be disciplined, just like any other skill you may have mastered previously. The fundamental way — to practice more often applies to learning how to be disciplined, too.
You have to practice to be disciplined more.
The beautiful thing…
We all want to master our craft to reach new heights and accomplish more incredible things. But, very few of us apply the efficient approach to learning and often gravitate towards grinding hours, getting burnt out, and finally giving up when it gets non-rewarding.
Here are four steps you can follow to optimize your learning process and master the skill.
The first step to learning or mastering any skill is to do meta-research on your preferred craft.
By meta-research, I mean that you should do superficial level research on the different sub-topics, practical applications, and the time required to learn…
Linear regression is a type of machine learning algorithm which attempts to model the relationship between features and target variables by fitting a linear equation to the observed data.
The linear equation in multi-variate data is given by —
Y = β0+ β1x1 + β1x2 +…+βnxn + c
here, β are the different slopes for respective features and c is a constant (bias).
I won’t bore you with all the theory of linear regression and jump straight into the implementation of it using python. You can find the full notebook here.
# Importing the necessary libraries
import numpy as np
At the beginning of this year, I was emotional, anxious, and a stressed person. I cared about everything going around me. I noticed people’s tone when they talked to me. I overanalyzed things. I often had the habit of going into the spiral loop of overthinking situations, even though they had no real significance. This habit took a total toll on me when the pandemic hit, and I was left alone in my house with all my stressful thoughts.
But the lockdown gave me an ample amount of time to deal with my thoughts and learn how to shift them…
It’s been more than a year since coronavirus almost took over the whole world. Thousands of people were put off by their company. My brother was no exception in this. In the middle of the year, my brother was put off his company in June and left with no active income. Just then, he thought of starting freelancing as a web developer.
Within four months after he got his first project, he started earning even more than what his company was paying him. Last month, he started his own company along with some of his co-workers. …
How to set goal that motivates you to be productive and perform at your peak level.
Goal setting as a motivator is a fairly new concept. Earlier in the 50s, people thought that to be productive you had to be happy. Your mind when not loaded with anything and without any deadlines would be happier and thus, will make you more productive. For this reason, companies rarely gave any deadlines to people but expected huge returns.
The theory of goals as a motivator was tested on lumberjacks in the 60s. They were given high and hard goals to produce more…
Know the #1 reason why you are procrastinating, Know how to beat it, and perform at world-class productivity.
One of the biggest enemies of humans in the 21st century is procrastination. All the distractions around us have made it even easier to procrastinate on a task and delay it till the last hour and sometimes, even drop the whole task altogether. Tim Urban in his Ted Talk, Inside a Mind of a Master Procrastinator has given one of the best analogy about the monkey mind we all possess that distracts us from the important tasks at hand.
But, is it…
Super Foods to help you perform at a superhuman level, and a few of them will tickle your taste buds, too.
We all have tried to be productive during this lockdown, be our alpha version, and work at superhuman levels. But, we often overwork ourselves and have brain fog, tiredness, or lose clarity and understanding of what we are doing.
These are foods that you can consume as your mid-meal snacks or make a smoothie to fresh start your brain.
These days Avocados are often referred to as a Super Food, which is not surprising considering its health benefits. It’s…