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Haikal Kushahrin

Haikal Kushahrin

3rd-year medical student. buy me a coffee :) ko-fi.com/haikal

My favourite books on mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day! I'd like to share some of the books that have helped me stay mentally healthy. Man's Search for Meaning The Courage to be Disliked Happy Stumbling on Happiness

Note taking vs note making

Note-taking is when you capture information in its pure, raw form. It is often done when listening. When note-taking, you are using the author's original language. The purpose of note-taking is to quickly capture content so you can refer back to it later without looking at the original source. Note-taking

Open: Andre Agassi - Book Summary

Here are my favourite quotes and highlights from Andre Agassi's autobiography. On dealing with pressurePressure is how you know everything’s working, the doctor said. Words to live by, Doc. On obstacles in lifeLife will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the

Rafa: My Story - Book Summary

One of the best biographies I've read from my favourite tennis player, Rafael Nadal. Enjoy these highlights. Focusing on the present moment The feeling suits me; the cathedral hush of the Centre Court is good for my game. Because what I battle hardest to do in a tennis match is

Working on fewer things

I've been on a short break recently, not doing much writing aside from publishing weekly. When I wrote daily, I felt like my ideas were stale, and it didn't have that unique touch. It felt like post #292 on productivity, and I didn't like that. So I stopped for a

Working on fewer things

Doing a mindful productivity audit: 10 questions to improve your mental health while being productive

I've recently joined Ness Labs' Mindful Productivity Challenge to learn how to be more productive while taking care of my mental health and avoiding burning out. The challenge is simple: Every day, we learn about one new strategy and do a short exercise to put it into practice. On the

Doing a mindful productivity audit: 10 questions to improve your mental health while being productive

The paradox of small changes

One of my favourite quotes from Atomic Habits by James Clear is the power of tiny changes. James writes: “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does

The paradox of small changes

Favourite quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is one of the best books I've read, and definitely something I'd recommend anybody to read. It's the journal of a Roman Emperor, his thought process, and his experiences turned into a book for all of us to learn from. Here are my favourite bits from

Favourite quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Remember anything with the method of loci

According to legend, Greek poet Simonides stepped outside the dining hall of a dinner he attended when the roof collapsed, killing everyone inside. Due to the extent of damage, they could not identify any of the victims. However, Simonides found that he could identify each victim by picturing the hall's

Remember anything with the method of loci

Revenge bedtime procrastination

Picture this: You've had a busy day and didn't have any "me time" throughout your day. Work piles on, and once you're done, it's actually time to sleep. But instead of sleeping, you go on Netflix and browse social media until the wee hours. Like most behaviours, psychologists have an

Revenge bedtime procrastination