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Or The Unnecessary Use of Social Media Hashtags

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We focus on a certain project at whatever point in life because that’s what we think is appropriate to spend our time at that particular given moment. And our time is limited, too.

If you think unselfishly about it, you’d notice each and every one of us have only a…

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Everything was once an idea in someone’s head and then it was put into reality based on the idea. Ideas created everything around you. The buildings, the roads, the websites, the poems, and everything in between. …

How to change your life in three steps

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It’s one thing to feel excited and motivated and pumped up when you listen to a motivational video or read a self-help book, and it’s totally different from actually changing your life (that is if you think you need to change to make yourself better).

For any change to be…

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We know we are not doing what we are capable of, we could be doing greater things in life and achieve more and feel more positive about our existence.

Instead, we have chosen to be a meandering average who succumbs to the temptation of a smartphone or a doughnut.


All Essays

Welcome to the archive. Here, you’ll find all of my writing on Medium. Topics ranging and not limited to psychology, learning, self-awareness, sports, productivity, personal finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, cooking, and more. All posts are listed based on the date published, the latest at the top. Hope you enjoy your time reading and let me know what you think of it by commenting after the post or hit me up on Twitter.


August 30 How to Get (Lots of) Ideas For Anything

August 27 A Lesson From Tony

August 18 The Only Resolution We Need: Acceptance

July 04 Write to think clearly

June 28 Finding the one decision that removes 100 decisions

May 30 Reading lists to bookmark

May 23 Reading books to learn, not to win a rat race

May 20 Craving fast food and eating rules to follow

April 25 Unproductive Sunday

A useful habit to pick up

📸 Gabriel Porras

If you are overwhelmed with your thoughts or have more ideas than your fingers could count, better get them organised.

If you are looking to pick up a habit, choose writing. Doesn’t mind if it’s a tweet, a blog post, a memo or an email. Write more to get better.

(or, Why I Stopped Watching Movies and TV Series in 2021)

📸Diogo Nunes

I was reading this blog post by Tim Ferriss the other day (as I read blog posts before my writing sessions to let my creative juices flow) and one part of this post caught my attention. I re-read that part multiple times and thought this could be relevant to my…

  • Summary: Choose your struggles, choose your values and don’t chase the stereotypical idea of success — having a big house, an expensive car, a fulfilling job that’s going to change the world, a model wife, and your perfect two and a half kids.
  • Date Read: 2019
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Amazon |…

  • Date read: May 2021
  • How strongly I recommend it: 4/5
  • Amazon | Goodreads
  • Summary: To live an interesting life, you have to do interesting things.

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  • If you aren’t telling a good story, nobody thinks you died too soon: they just think you died.
  • Life is staggering and we are just…


I’m a student and a writer from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I write about stuff I learn. You can find my writing here.

I’m an ambivert, bilingual, an autodidact and an aspiring vagabond.

This blog hosts my writing on self-learning, awareness, observations, philosophy, psychology, entrepreneurship, marketing, lifestyle design, effective studying, and more.

Things I do daily: read, write, study, exercise, and drink tea.

I started writing around 2018, after being inspired by my favourite authors and bloggers — Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Mark Manson, Tim Urban, and more.

Other than writing, reading or studying, I like eating baked cheesecakes and using dashes unapologetically in my writing :)

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