I often struggle with issues of confidence and self-esteem. Overall, I would say that I am an outgoing and confident person but I’ve also realised that confidence is a fragile thing; sometimes it doesn’t take much to tear it down. One day, I came home and wrote this piece addressed to myself as a way of picking myself up again in those moments of self-doubt and low self-esteem. These are all the things I love about myself

I love the enthusiasm and positivity that you have towards life generally. You always try to look at situations with a positive lens and I think this optimism really shines through your personality.

I love how self-aware you are. …

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. We have all been tried and tested in so many ways and while it is easy for us to focus on the struggles and difficulties we have endured, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the positives of the year. I wrote this piece to serve as a reminder of how far we have come. Let this be our year.

Let this be the year where we were able to take some time for ourselves. Where we reflected on where we are, how far we’ve come and where we’re going next. This was the year where we learnt a new hobby, skill or trade. The year where we tried something…

Why attributing happiness to certain objectives can be problematic

In this world of instant gratification, I find that we are always looking for the next thing that will keep us happy, even if only for the short-term. Whether it is a new show on Netflix, a new car or a new job, we’re always looking for the next thing…

A poem

Sit up straight and feel your feet against the floor.
See, we are all the same; neither rich nor poor.
Look ahead now with a nice, soft focus.
Just ignore the guy outside NatWest saying that he’s homeless.
Take a long, deep breath and gently close your eyes.
Can you feel the anxiety tearing up…

Why Mindy Kaling’s show is the representation the South Asian community has been waiting for

Of all the TV series I’ve watched to date, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is the only time I can recall seeing a leading protagonist of South Asian descent on a British or American TV show. Off the top of my head, Raj from The Big Bang Theory, Abed from…

The lessons I’ve learnt from Jürgen Klopp through his managerial success at Liverpool

When Jürgen Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015, the team were languishing in tenth place in the league table. They say the league table doesn’t lie and Liverpool were indeed looking like an average mid-table side. I had never seen Liverpool win the Premier League in my lifetime and frankly…

Rahul S

Hi, I’m Rahul. Just trying to navigate through life’s challenges and wanted to share some thoughts and feelings along the way.

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