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Haikal Kushahrin

Haikal Kushahrin

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

Imitate, then innovate

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn. —T. S.

Are you burnt out?

I'm writing this a day before I sit for one of my last written papers for my third year of posting, and I suddenly realized why studying for my final paper has been such a slog - I'm burnt out. It's been a very long year, probably my most extended

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