Archives for February 2012

How Good Are You In Taking Charge of Your Life?

Two weeks ago, I gave birth to my first born child. My family and I are very happy that he came out as a healthy baby boy. And for the past couple of days, my full attention and time is focused on taking care of him. Taking care of a newborn baby is indeed not an easy work. In fact, I consider it one of the most challenging tasks I ever performed. Looking after a new born will take a lot of your time and energy because the baby is in need of your full attention. A newborn needs you to take care of everything for him/her, from his/her feeding, bathing, peeing, pooping, burping and even sleeping, all these things depend on you. And they do these things at an interval of every 2-3 hours. And what does it mean to you? It only requires you to be awake almost 24 hours just to ensure the newborn baby gets everything he/she needs when she/he demands it, or else, you will hear loud scream and cry. This needy and demanding behavior of a newborn is acceptable and expected since they are still … [Read more...]

Adapting to Change

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher - Chinese Proverb The ability to adapt into a particular environment, circumstance or change, whether it's positive or negative, is probably one of the great attitude of people who are able to live their life to the fullest. To adapt means to make fit in, to adjust, to reconcile, or to make suitable in a given situation or scenario. For many of us, we insist with things like "it should be" or "must be" rather than accept things as it is. And as we continue to resist instead of adapting to circumstances or environment, it raises our stress, disappointment, lack of fulfillment and misery. One of the changes I made in my attitude that made my life much easier was to be more adaptable into circumstances. A weakness I identified with my personality was being too perfectionist or idealist. I tend to set too high standard on many things, both in my personal and professional life. Additionally, I’m too … [Read more...]