“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli

The journey of Amal Academy was started back in December 2020. I fasten the seat belt with full courage and dedication. When you engage in any activity regularly you become habitual of it. The same applies to me, I become habitual of project works, online courses, and weekend sessions but as we all know that “Everything has to come to an end, sometime.”L. Frank Baum.

We had our last session at Amal Academy on Sunday 13th February 2021. No…


Everyone experiences the first two weeks of Amal Academy differently. Some fellows dip a cautious toe in, some taking their time to explore this new journey and some were excited and apprehension. While I was excited and afraid at the same time because this journey made me realize and I was wondering how to manage my university classes, my job, and this fellowship simultaneously.

From awkward encounters, intense project works, and myriad courses all pass by. My first-week experience was rough at the time but later it was amusing in hindsight. …


Positive thinking often starts with self-talk.

Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life’s less pleasant situations. It means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way.


“Population Explosion”

Today’s blog is the proposal for the mega project. We all know that ‘population’ remains one of the toughest problems of every country, even though many countries have overcome this problem. Here I want to discuss this problem with people living in rural areas or the community about family planning because on my daily basis of interaction I have seen many children were roaming here and there in search of food, asking for help even the family members of them too. …


Time-Saving Technique

Getting stuff done is hard, especially when you are doing a job and managing your studies simultaneously. Here is a technique “Pomodoro” a popular time-management method that can help you to hyper-focus, avoid distraction and get things done in a quick blast. Let’s break it down and see how it works.

The Pomodoro Technique was developed in the late 1980s by then university student Francesco Cirillo. The main purpose of this technique is to save time by breaking down a large task into small ones with proper concentration. Following are the steps of the Pomodoro Technique shown in the picture:


How to develop a growth mindset?

In Amal course, I study 5 tips on how to develop a growth mindset also named as AMAL TOTKAY. It is new to me but on the other hand it sounds interesting and helpful. Let’s jump in to the 5 tips:

  1. SELF-TALK:

Self-talk is about to reflect yourself, motivate yourself and believe in yourself. Self-talk is a powerful tool for increasing your self-confidence and curbing negative emotions. Self-talk is of two types i.e. positive and negative. Positive self-talk is finding things you are grateful for in life. whereas negative self-talk gives you depression and…


‘Kindness is caring for others, even when they may not care for you.’

The word “kindness” refers to as it is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up random people, for no reason other than to make people happier.

Kindness is based on your own values, ethics, thoughts and opinions. Kindness is something that not helped others, but it helps you to soothes your inner self.

Here I am going to share my five random act of kindness, which I’ve done within 24 hours.

  1. Made tea for my Family.

Aqsa Arshad

Studying in University of Karachi

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