5 Lessons I Learned in 2017 to Avoid Burnout

The year 2017 turned out to be a remarkable year for me for a multitude of reasons. My body showed symptoms of burnout, which I ignored completely.  I was focused on getting jobs done perfectly and there were never enough hours in a day to do all that I wanted done. This made me suffer more intensely from burnout.

Eventually I learned to let go of old routines to make room for new practices focused on taking care of my health. Now I adhere to practices of meditation, yoga and pilates in my daily routine. Here are a few key lessons that I have learned in this brilliant, turbulent and challenging year.  Continue reading “5 Lessons I Learned in 2017 to Avoid Burnout”

Neglected issue: Meeting the odds

Dr Sabiha Essa Khan has written about some important and much ignored issues pertaining to women and their financial contribution with respect to family status in Pakistan in an article, “Neglected issue: Meeting the odds”, published in Dawn Newspaper (http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/in-paper-magazine/the-review/meeting-the-odds).

We normally tend to give more importance to the issues which are seen in greater frequency. However, this often leads to the negligence of other serious issues, which, though not so common, are causing deep psychological and emotional problems. Continue reading “Neglected issue: Meeting the odds”