But there’s also a desperate desire to break out of the old system and embrace new opportunities. It’s the call for exploring and discovering untapped potential. And for those few who heed the call, its leads to a more profound sense of fulfilment. This is how we reinvent ourselves. By embracing the changes we’re announcing that we are ready to challenge ourselves, learn and unlearn along the way, and adapt ourselves to the resulting changes around us.
Financial literacy doesn’t mean sharing the house budget or the details of your salary slip or asking them to dabble in the share market. It means teaching them about the value of money, about managing small amounts like their allowances and encouraging good, healthy financial habits.
Treat the exam fear like the boggarts in Harry Potter. It can be easily dealt with. Just thinking happy thoughts may not do the trick but yes, it’s not that difficult to deal with. All it needs is a little bit of preparation (once again!) and planning.
And believe me, the first week of the year is the most promising as it infuses fresh enthusiasm and energy into our weary bones, making everything look doable.
Maybe because it’s these diluted aspirations which keep us hopeful about the future. The gelatinous turbidity of our lives ensconces our hopes reminding us of the knob on the walking stick used by Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park. The tiny mosquito embedded in the blazing glow of the lava rock, remember it?
Time waits for no one and it’s so true. Just look at the calendar and you’ll realise what I’m trying to say. It’s already the end of October; another two months and this year comes to an end, just like that. Like Jim Rohn says, “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”
No one is spared of the Monday blues. Some deal with it as if they were born with the ‘Monday’ genes. In comparison, the rest of us drag ourselves through Monday mornings as if we were suddenly dropped from the sky. At least the first half goes like this until the boss wakes us up with the required gusto! So what’s the solution? Simple – just get started. To make it a smoother sail, it helps if you keep a few things in mind, starting with setting the alarm 10 minutes early to give you the time to roll out of bed. Here is a list of things I feel should not only help you deal with the Monday blues but also enable you to glide through the week effortlessly.
What do we plan to leave behind for the generations to come? An exhausted and pillaged planet? Loads of plastic waste? A world divided on petty and frivolous excuses? Or do we want them to feel grateful for their inheritance? Maybe a better quality of life? A proud heritage? A rich cultural legacy? Individual decisions are based on individual circumstances but as a generation of people what are we leaving behind? I’ve often wondered about this and the answers are always different.