Updated: August 24, 2021


I write, since forever. Yes, some of us wrote pre-internet times too. Like the 7-year-old Niharika who wrote a poem on ‘Leaf’. And then on ‘Life’, since she knew so much about it.

I am an avid traveller with 24 countries, and a few hundred cities imprinted in my soul. My love for travel grew when I challenged myself to travel solo. And then, the bug bit me.
I am also a fitness enthusiast. Losing 50lbs has been a huge turning point in my life. …

I don’t wake up at 5 am or eat salad.

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I’ve been in my best body for a year now. Of course, it wasn’t easy. It resulted from six years of working out consistently and having a balanced diet that got me here.

I now look and feel happy with my body and my mental health is strong, which I think are two important pillars of good health.

As somebody who has read and researched deeply into health and wellness, there’s far too much information. Some of it is shocking! Had I done those things, I wouldn’t have lost 55lbs.

Here are the seven things I avoid to remain healthy.

1. Waking up Irrationally Early

Here’s why I’ll probably never go back.

The author in Stockhol, Sweden

A year ago in July 2020, my phone died. Little did I know back then that this was the beginning of my entire life to turn around.

I had a little above 11k followers on Instagram, all organic. I had been blogging about my weight-loss journey since my undergrad in 2015. I also started travelling during my postgrad abroad and my feed had the most gorgeous pictures from over 12 countries, and lots of solo travel stories.

Loyal followers stuck by for years, names I could recognise from the beginning. …

How you can be a complete charmer.

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According to Psychology Today, a pickup artist is a person who practices finding, attracting, and seducing sexual partners.

I first met Dan two years ago at a club. Because he was a friend of a friend, his pickup artist mode was off when he met me. I met him again a few months ago at that friend’s party and we got talking about our personal lives.

Dan has travelled the world and has attracted female companions wherever he goes. He’s been home since lockdown, and dating apps didn’t do too well for him because his ‘game’ is offline.

According to…

A new career, more money, and a greater sense of life purpose

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Imagine this.

One day you’re looking at some people having a wonderful life. Not in just superficial terms, but they genuinely look so happy. They’ve found a purpose, and their passion pays them to pursue it. It’s almost envious how sorted they look.

You want this freedom. You want to be your own boss; you want to do cool things. You want to make money good enough to gift your mom something which will make her smile and to travel places resources currently don’t allow you to. You want this life, an ideal life.

Instead, you go back to your…

Putting down your gift benefits the big guys

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A few weeks into being self-employed, I realised how unfair the corporate world plays.

And it’s not easy to gauge into it unless you come to the other side (quitting), which many people don’t and I fully empathise with that. People have constraints and don’t have the privilege to quit their job and do something eccentric.

This isn’t a post telling you to quit your job because I empathise with your life and responsibilities, but the tiny things the corporate world plays along that can suck your potential. These things make zero sense but still happen.

Quiet spectators of Zoom calls

I have been a…

Find yourself some gems.

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I know you’ve heard before about the importance of being surrounded by certain kinds of people, but I want to take a moment for you to expand that list and not make it an entirely positive one.

While I am an optimist and like seeing the good in everything, I also believe in the importance of being surrounded by cynics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting you hang out with energy vampires who deplete your vibe because your energy is important.

Without taking more of your time, let’s dive right in. These five types of people can improve the…

A free resource to help you. No strings attached.

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I wasn’t planning on writing this, but I’m going away from my laptop for over a week starting tomorrow and I just launched this resource.

Since this place is all-around side hustles, I thought I should put it out there.

I’ve released this ebook only to my newsletter subscribers right now (3.5 hours ago) because they were promised to be the first ones who’ll know about it. Maybe by tomorrow, it’ll be out on LinkedIn.

Talking about newsletter subscribers, mine are growing at a rapid rate from 350 on July 01 to 1075 as I type this.

Before I take…

If you’re human, you’re creative.

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Think about your childhood. How did you enjoy spending time during play days?

Did you like painting or building legos? Did you enjoy playing with toy cars? Or did you play with your doll-house with make-believe plays?

No matter what you did, there was a lively streak of creativity in you that propelled you to reach there. It helped you unleash your inner storyteller, it made you into a mini creator.

What happened then? Life did. Playdates became a weekend passion, and then weekends were replaced by adulthood chores.

What was your creative outlet, dear reader?

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author…

To help you upgrade your work and life.

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Hello you all.

To be honest, I don’t see a publication where I can post about side hustles anymore. After The Post-Grad Survival Guide shutting down, I have all this knowledge to help people with side hustle-related stuff and nowhere to go.

So what am I going to do? Launch my publication related to side-hustles and everything around it.

To those who don’t know me, here’s a timeline of my story:

  • September 2020: Joined this platform that you’re reading on, and realise people are living cool lives and I wanted to try that.
  • October 2020: Did a writing course because…

Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi

19x Top Writer. I write to help you get healthier and happier. Get a dose of happiness delivered to you weekly for free: https://bit.ly/3BAqXBh

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