- You wait till reaching the luggage belt, to turn on your phone from airplane mode.
- You have no interest in stalking your ex. (or y or zee).
- You let go of people whom you thought were friends, when they proved you wrong.
- You go out and do your own thing, not to put anyone down – because who you would be if you were not you?
- You care. I mean really care.
Let go of the need for validation.
Let go of the need to have the credit.
Let go of the illusion that you aren’t enough.
Let go of the fact that your childhood can’t change.
Let go of the fact that people will love you for your truth.
Let go of the people who don’t care for you as a human being.
Let go of the unprofessional people who want you to take care of 100% professionalism.
Let go, Nishtha. That is when you will truly be able to hold what is 100% yours – your positivity and power.
Five most powerful yet underrated skills
- The ability to not press Alt + Tab while working.
- The ability to focus only on the Google Doc you’re working on, and not reach out to your phone.
- The ability to forgive your “friends” who never asked for an apology.
- The ability to grow your people yet be inspiring instead of dominating.
- The ability to sit for 90 minutes straight and only work.
Exhaustion, even physical, is mental exhaustion.
Btw, today my therapist said something quite cool: Even though you did something that was not legit, your pain, your emotions, what you went through was legit.
You did what you knew best. Now you know better, so now you are doing better. But then that is what you knew the best. And you did whatever you could.
Then what’s the point of blaming yourself for something that you did with lack of awareness years ago?
That was helpful. And exhausting as well maybe. But sort of loving our sessions 🙂
Random life lessons
Haven’t done a life lessons blog in quite some time, so here you go:
- You cannot enforce love. Not for people, not for work.
- Stay away from having calls during the afternoons. Sleep, baby!
- Stretching is as important as (if not more important than) working out.
- Sirsasana and sarvangasana are lit.
- Ghee khichdi with papad is the ultimate tummy-filler.
- Life becomes joyful when you are grateful.
- It takes years to get to a place of doing it in seconds.
There’s nothing wrong with Instagram!
Today I attended a wonderful master class by Nir Eyal, author of the book Indistractable.
Some wonderful things he said:
1. Schedule everything – learning, work, leisure, family time, sleeping time, free time social media and even OTG!
2. To-Do lists should be done away with, because no one accomplishes all of those daily.
3. Instead, do whatever you had desired to accomplish during that time. That is powerful! You’ll then end up achieving MORE than your To-Do list.
4. Life is NOT about getting things done. Rather spend 30-45 minutes daily, thinking.
5. And last resort, make an identity pact: Is what you are doing aligned with who you are?
Very very thoughtful! This master class is definitely going to be a masterpiece.
3 Habits That NEVER Go Out Of Style
- Saying thank you to everyone (PS: My email signature is “Thank you”, that I type every time instead of keeping it auto, because I wanna really mean it!)
- Having a schedule for your day (Even rest and leisure, otherwise Parkinson’s Law is wise enough :D)
- Speaking your truth, even if you are disliked.
Everything but mindset
A friend I know, has been working on YouTube channel of a celebrity. They are a team of four people managing different tasks.
Looking at all of this, an agency approaches them and hires them.
And now the plot twist begins.
The guy who is the main speaker of the videos tries to copy everything of that celebrity.
The way he speaks.
The colours of his clothing.
And of course, the team 🙂
Except just one thing: This celebrity’s mindset. The celebrity’s humility. The celebrity’s wisdom to let people do their own thing instead of dominating them.
So he does all these things the opposite.
Just like all people who want to copy but not emulate.
We all draw our external imageries from people around us. Nothing wrong with it.
However, if we do not work around creating our right vibe and mindset, and just refuse to change, no celebrity would ever be able to help us.
Growth is a personal responsibility. Not something you can pay others and expect to happen with the same old angry and resistant methods.
The three biggest miracles of internet
- The miracle of scheduling
- The miracle of integrated calendars
- The miracle of “Setting App” on your phone, to actually choose to put it on silent, DND, turning off all notifications, as well as down-time.
People who do not understand these miracles, call themselves addicted to the internet.
How transformation feels like
We don’t go from eating junk to eating healthy.
We go from finding solace in food to finding solace in inner powers.
We don’t transform from an angry teenager to a calm one easily.
We go from using energy on others to using it on our own senses.
We don’t go from being fat to think.
We go to changing the stories in our head.
We don’t become a morning person one day all of a sudden.
We become one when we die in the morning despite working whole night.
It turns out, transformation does not mean having a change.
Transformation means using the old habit to become a new one.
Use the bad to become the good.