Life is awesome and everyday I am surprised by it. This is the best game I have ever played; 1 life, few chances and lots of learning. The key is to enjoy! This site is all about having fun and acing in life.
The moment we start questioning why we and everything around us is in a certain way, we start approaching our purpose in life. Few of us have already solved this puzzle but there are many who struggle to find their true motive in life.
After a long day, when we go into the comfort of that bed, we sleep. Ha! But on some days when mind is absolutely free, we think. Or maybe when some incident takes place which moves us from the state of homeostasis, we think. All this thinking can go in two directions, positive or negative. Well most of the times it goes into negative direction, we need to make a conscious effort to make it positive. After asking a lot of whys, some clarity can be achieved.
I think that this pondering is essential for all of us especially in this day and age of social media. We forget where we come from, and what we already have. Thinking about why everything around us is in a particular way answers a lot.
Just like an ocean is filled by drops of water, larger goals are achieved by doing a little everyday.
The importance of daily rituals in our lives is as essential as breathing. The human body responds well if it is in a continuous system i.e. habit of doing something. After trying and testing myself, I have found following daily rituals which are absolutely essential for a productive and happy life.
The fact that the human body is made up of 70 % water, justifies the habit of hydrating yourselves. Drinking 2 litres of water in a day is sufficient.
Exercising is like a fuel for the body. Every damn day workout! The rush of blood in your body and the feeling of oxygen getting supplied to every muscle, gives you motivation to exercise daily.
Meditation is like a fuel for the mind. Meditation gives you moments to be with your self. While meditating, the mind enters a state of calm.
4. TO-DO LIST
Telling the brain about what tasks are on your plate will increase the chances of it getting done. The list should comprise of the tasks that can be accomplished in a day. Start with a task or two and feel the satisfaction after getting it done. Eventually it will become a habit.
Nowadays most of us have become a content consumer. This stops the functioning of creative centers of our brain and eventually makes us dull. A small amount of creation each day (it can be anything) will boost the brain and will make you feel more in control of your mind.
We tend to put this in the bottom of our priority list but it should ideally be at the top. When we take care of ourselves, we function better. It is not selfish to take out time for yourself everyday rather it is essential.
Reading takes you to another world of imagination. The insights you get from author are sometimes eye-opening. A lot of positivity enters your body if you read a good book.
All the daily rituals are directed towards you being able to work efficiently. A little amount of work but consistently is also rewarding. The key is to keep going no matter what.
For long working hours, your body needs something that keeps it going. If you feel tired you tend to shut the work and go towards the social media/distractions. Thus keep a booster like nuts, or a refreshing drink that can energize you instantly.
These were a few rituals which I find helpful. You can optimize it according to your goals.
There is a famous doha by saint Kabir which is taught to every Indian from childhood which goes like:
Meaning: Do the work that needs to be done now. There is no other time then now.
But sticking to our policy of blackmailing parents, we use the very same doha for the things we want them to do for us. Not being able to meet deadlines often and finding yourselves in a stressed situation due to lack of time are all signs of procrastination. When we have more time for doing a less amount of work, we tend to delay it which eventually leads us to a tight situation. But on the bright side, we can trick our brain into getting done what has to be done and that too on time. There are few tricks which you can try to bluff your own brain and get work done.
Start with working for just 5 minutes. This will make you come into the zone of working and you may even end up working for 2 hours.
Break the work into bits that you can do each day. Make it a combination of tough and easy tasks per day.
Make a reward system. For example if you are a coffee person (just like me!), then decide that you will get coffee only if you complete a certain amount of work. This can be replaced by simple things that you enjoy doing in your daily life.
Appreciate yourselves for whatever amount of work you do. Inculcating a new habit takes about a month. So don’t be harsh on yourself.
So, these were few things which can help you to get work done. Also, signing off as I have to go and do my assignment which I had been procrastinating since forever!
It is mentioned in famous Sanskrit quote, whenever there is extreme of something, the results are not good.
The outbreak of Corona virus in the year 2020 causing COVID-19, has brought the world in a standstill. From human perspective, this is a nightmare. All of us are locked down in our homes so that the little piece of RNA, which we cannot even see, does not kill us. But I feel that this is a subtle way of nature to tell us that if it wants a break from torture of human beings, it will take it and in spite of being the most evolved species, we won’t be able to do anything about it. This may be the result of over polluting the essentials like air that keeps us alive or the water without which we are dead! May be the world leaders, who have forgotten about who is the ‘Supreme power‘, are made to realize the reality. This outbreak is an eye opener for everyone. Bill Gates had mentioned about such a catastrophe 5 years back and he had stressed upon the fact that we are not ready. But as usual, wise man’s words got ignored and look where are we today. No medical advancement or scientific research is capable of combating a small piece of RNA that cannot even survive on it’s own!
All I want to say is that be more grateful towards nature and what wonders it can do. Be more appreciative of what you have today.
The mornings are the beginning of the journey for the day. It is like a warm up before exercise, absolutely necessary if you don’t want pain in your body.
After practicing it for 2 years now, here is how I begin my day. First you will need the following:
1. Warm drink 2. Fresh air 3. Isolated place 4. Journal and pen 5. A good book
And you are good to go! Each aspect has its own importance which I have discovered according to my needs after practicing it for 2 years. Most of the times, when I am in a rush, I skip the book reading part but instead I read the highlighted portions of my book which I had highlighted while reading. The morning routine need not be of 1 hour or so.It is totally custom made according to your needs. The point here is to have one. It can be as elaborate or as shortened as you want but it should be followed religiously everyday. It will definitely give a kick start to your day. Try it!
Time is such an entity that is gold but cannot be bought with money. It is that valuable.
Whenever we procrastinate our work, we are actually disrespecting time. Those minutes lost while scrolling randomly because of few moments of fun cost us more than few years of our life. This momentary fun lasts as long as the lightning and vanishes in a blink of eye. What is the use of such random scrolling which takes you back and hinders your productivity? In the words of the great life coach Robin Sharma, ‘6 months of hard work can put you 5 years ahead in life’. This is a proven fact. There are only a few who reach the top and the only thing common in all of them is that they respect time. They value time and the fact that time once gone will NEVER come back. Consider time as money. Each day, we are cashed 24 hours in our account. It is up to us that how we manage those 24 hours such that every minute is used wisely. If it was costing us money every minute then would we scroll for hours randomly? Think about it!
Since adulthood, there is only one thought that constantly nags me : Why is life so tough?
Life is simply a constant decision making process. The decisions that we take every moment, shape our life. Sometimes we may know the outcome but sometimes it is completely a blind game. The time when we start taking things in our control, it makes us feel empowered and woke towards the direction in which our life is going. To all the parents out there, give the control of your child’s life in their hands. Let them take their own decisions and if the decision goes wrong, then let them suffer from their wronging but be there for them if they want to cry and also teach them that this is LIFE! Many a times in life, we are stuck. The decision making process becomes even more difficult. At this moment, think from brain and not heart. Emotional decisions are always regretted later. Whenever we are not able to take a decision or our decision goes wrong, we start to think that life is complicated. But it is not so. Once we learn the art of moving on, we survive in this game of life.Life is not so complicated, live it to the fullest. Take good decisions, take bad decisions as well but learn from them and move on. DREAM IT. BELIEVE IT. ACHIEVE IT.