Kindling away the distractions!

It’s incredible how good distractions force us to do good!

For the past 4-5 days, I noticed myself eating more than usual.
I knew I wasn’t hungry.
But just couldn’t resist!

So I played a small hack.

Each time I went to the dining table, I carried Kindle along with me.
Once I was done eating the right amount of food, I immediately switched on to reading for the next 10-15 minutes.

After that, the cravings disappeared.
So did the “hunger”.
What was left was a wiser brain and a leaner body.
Total Win-Win!

I still do that, and on each meal it works wonders!!!
Isn’t it (not at all) strange how everything in our mind is just a correlation?

Which, in turn means, we have been living our entire life on hacks!!

One of the best books I’ve ever read

“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen This is one of the tiniest books I’ve ever read, containing just 56 pages, however, each time I pick it up, I get a new direction to my thought. Here’s sharing the 18 timeless lessons from the book:

  1. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts,
  2. The alteration in a man’s circumstances is in the exact ratio to his altered mental condition.
  3. The soul attracts what it secretly harbours, that which it loves, and also that which it fears.
  4. Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
  5. Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself.
  6. Men are anxious to improve their circumstance but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.
  7. Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results, bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
  8. A perfectly pure and enlightened being could not suffer.
  9. Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallises into habit and habit solidifies into circumstance.
  10. Change of diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts.
  11. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
  12. Those who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self pities, all of which are an indication of weaknesses.
  13. As a man thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.
  14. Achievement, of whatever kind, is the crown of effort, the diadem of thought.
  15. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
  16. Into your hands will be placed the exact result of your thoughts.
  17. The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in storm.
  18. Self Control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

The book is easy to read, and needs to be read over and over again. If you could do yourself and your life a favour, get one here, today, PLEASE!

And when you’ve read it, reach out to me to let me know which one line are you going to take with yourself as a reminder. I’d look forward 🙂

I felt soooo happy!

A friend asked me about a book recommendation on mental health.

I was soooo soooo happy!

Gave her my favourite one, along with a few that could rank after it.

But you know what, the feeling was epic.

Which brings me to…ahem ahem!

I will start writing book summaries soon. Even the thought is good enough to keep me up at night. However, when you sleep well, you create well.

So, see you all soon with consistent book reviews. Whoa, I could die in a library 🙂

PS: When my friend asked for book reccos, I didn’t tell her the names or Amazon links, I clicked pictures of the books I love and sent those. Totally loved it!!!

3 cute post-Diwali lessons :)

  1. The person you are holding responsible for your misery – isn’t responsible for it. Your thoughts are.
    Take this from someone who was holding grudge against someone close for over a month, only to realise that the thoughts create destiny.

2. Party is a very very tiny slice of multiple multi-layered thing called life. Take care of your life and the party takes care of itself.

3. Do yourself a favour. And read more books and hang around less people who are hurt.

Nishtha’s book recommendations

The quality of your life is the quality of your associations.

Decade transformation pic

I posted this pic on Instagram, and got moderate traction.

Posted the same pic on LinkedIn, and got huge traction, because of course, of the like minded people.

One of them asked my favourite book recommendations. Well, 90% of them are recommended, however, here’s listing my top 10:

Self Development:

1. 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

2. How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

Finance:

3. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

4. Unshakable by Tony Robbins

Psychology:

5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

6. Fit Doesn’t Fit by Nishtha Gehija

Business:

7. Trillion Dollar Coach by Bill Campbell

8. Linchpin by Seth Godin

Miscellaneous / Understanding Life

9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

10. Give and Take by Adam Grant

Start with one of these, and see your life propelled in a totally different direction.

Will you?