The power of just ‘Reading’

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Reading what world has been upto helps a lot. I have noticed that when I slack into daily routine of work and reserve weekends to relax and recharge, I feel guilty of not getting anywhere in terms of growth. Of course I am getting to learn a lot while working in a cool company and helping people build products which millions love, but at the same time, it is an automated process – I will learn even if I don’t do anything after office hours. So, there’s this guilt sometimes, a guilt of not proactively doing things that makes me happy and for which I should feel productive.

When I read stuffs, be it over the internet or a book, I sense that I have started to focus my energy on creative things, things which I want to do, I drive lessons from those online articles or videos I watch and relate/apply to my process for the work to be done. Interestingly, I start feeling productive even without having start to work for that project. The process of engaging myself in planning of the project makes me feel productive and focused already.

I suddenly start feeling this sense of control that I don’t get while working on weekdays and not reading or doing anything productive. I feel that everything is in control. I need not to worry about where to start the project from, whom to approach for guidance, what materials to read in order to research, how to find time to do it, how to keep doing it while having a day job. Nothing seems impossible. I wonder if anyone has felt this way.

Let me know if you can relate to this. I can use some high-fives 🙂

Author: Sankalp Sinha

Nicknamed Som. Studied Automotive Engg. from Sharda University. Self-taught multi-disciplinary designer. Famous for a concept alarm clock - singNshock.....

121 thoughts on “The power of just ‘Reading’”

  1. Well Yes, I can totally relate to this and I too believe in the power of just “reading”. I can feel the long term effects of reading so much positive and self helps. 🙂 High Five !

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    4. Anónimo: não generalizemos. Não me parece justo assentar esta discussão na ideia de que “os professores são uns malandros”. Também já se prenderam polícias por cometerem crimes graves e não dizemos, por isso, que os polícias são uns criminosos. Como encarregado de educação, permita-me que lhe faça uma pergunta: que avaliação dos professores serviria melhor os seus educandos?

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  3. 175Cuando fui a estudiar a Santiago de Compostela mi compañera de piso aparecía los domingos con una bica. Su madre la hacía en casa y la llevaba a hornear a la panadería del pueblo. Esta foto me la recordó, la devorábamos con Cola Cao, se deshacía una y otra vez en la leche. Gracias por traerme ese recuerdo!!

  4. Audrey8428 septembre 2012Hello,Merci pour le concours, je tente ma chance avec plaisir pour le vernis n°318. Je suis fan sur FB (audrey mexico) et sur hellocoton (Audrey84).Bonne soirée !

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  6. Lo so …. Fabrizio, lo so. La mia era solo una provocazione scherzosa. E ci andrò. Anzi penso, in futuro, di dedicarmi a questo tipo di post, topic, etc… Mi sono proprio scocciato di vedere scorrazzare impunita, questa pseudo-sinistra radical chic e femminista. Con i miei tempi però. Non e che posso piegare i miei impegni ai loro vaniloqui!

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  8. “and a kick-ass heroin that makes me feel like a cute little baby bunny.” hahaaaa! love your review girly! Your thoughts had me cracking up. I have yet to meet Four but it’s good to see I’m not the only one falling for boys whom are made of ink and paper! *hopeless romantic, right here!* I’ve been hearing so much buzz and praise for Divergent, I was beginning to think it was perfect… thanks for sharing your HONEST thoughts. I think I will be picking it up after all

  9. Oh packing! It’s the worst. It takes my wife forever to get it done, and she never folds my shirts right!This isn’t a public comment forum right?Great picture. Enjoy your time in Cambridge!

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  11. Gostaria que o Prof. Dr. Franco explicasse essa idéia de que Israel invadiu Gaza para aumentar o preço do petróleo. Israel não produz petróleo. A Rússia produz petróleo. O boicote de gás para Ucrânia é que está fazendo o preço do petróleo subir. A Rússia é o 2º maior produtor de petróleo do mundo. Suas receitas caíram vertiginosamente com a queda do petróleo. Israel não perde com a queda do petróleo, perde com a queda dos Kassam…[]

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