When we feel empty, most of us navigate to social media.
Except that it doesn’t help.
Instead, what really helps is appreciation.
Whenever we are appreciated by someone, we feel a sense of validation.
Except, that it won’t come always.
So why not appreciate ourselves every time?
Why not be grateful for what is working?
Why not, be our own cheerleader?
Of course we can, when we can do it all the time for others.
If you feel lack of love, talk to your Mom.
If you feel lack of understanding, talk to your best friend.
If you feel lack of health, watch an influencer’s video on YouTube.
If you feel you lack happiness, talk to a kid.
If you feel away from yourself, talk to yourself.
For almost half a year, we’ve all been working remotely. While the new world comes along with its advantages and disadvantages, there is something under the covers we fail to see:
Since we lack communication, we fall in the trap of assuming. That assumption is often towards the negative side.
Perhaps we can’t have more communication with others anyway.
So why not start having those with our own selves? Why not start figuring out the most powerful meanings, when the meaning is up to us? Why do we have to just go the negative way?
Trust yourself, as much as you trust others.
Trust yourself more often.
Trust others more often.
Trust the pain, because it solely is responsible for making you enjoy the joy of life.
Trust your hard work, it never goes to vain.
Trust your parents, even when you don’t want to.
Trust your friends, they are there for you – anytime and any place.
Trust your work, coz it will go out into the world and do more good.
More than anything else, trust yourself. You have handled worse in the past. This too, shall pass.
For several months, I’ve been trying to change a habit of mine, which is: to not check work related WhatsApp messages and emails on Sundays.
However, despite multiple efforts, wasn’t able to get off the habit.
Same thing happened yesterday. I attended to work messages in the first half.
In the second half, I went to play badminton with my nephews and nieces. As a result, when I came back, still I didn’t open their WhatsApps. I didn’t have the urge in the first place!
It shows the power of physical activity on our mind, and how much controlling power we have.
No matter how important or urgent the work is, nothing is more important than the much-needed nothingness.
1. Five simple steps to focus in life.
2. Three strategies to be more productive.
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4. What to do when you feel confused?
5. How to get fit and lean.
We all know the answers to these questions. Why don’t we execute them still?
Because deep down we still believe we don’t deserve the goodness that will follow. Our current state of mind has made us believe we are doomed for this little life. So, we make efforts and those efforts are never followed by self belief and trust in our own selves.
You have it all within you. The question is: What are you doing in order to remove the extra stone from the beautiful sculpture of your life?
1. Make meditation non-negotiable.
2. So does workout.
3. Give yourself a gift for intermittent fasting on the internet for straight 30 days.
4. Spend time around kids.
5. Nature walks are the ultimate healers.
To never waste your time, schedule your days. Including the fun times.
Otherwise there are so many distractions that one day you will end up wasting not your time, rather your life.
What do you do when you are bored?
That is what will determine what you will do when you have all the time in the world.
Distracted can’t be obsessed. Obsessed can’t be distracted.
Today I wasn’t feeling good about my relationship with my parents. Somewhere I want them to talk about things that interest me.
However, later I realised that this is not the first time I have had the same emotions. Happened multiple times.
Till when would I allow myself to wallow in the same pain? Is my time so easy to be wasted?
So here’s what I did to keep me grounded:
• Made a gratitude list. My mood is my responsibility.
• Played a spiritual and practical video on YouTube while working
• Actually spoke with them. Because perhaps that is what they think of me.
That’s it. Problem solved. Rinse and repeat, the next time it occurs.