With a warm and a beautiful Sunday at your disposal, why not learn something today that can help you live a more fulfilling life?
Let me list down 5 simple changes that can bring about a massive improvement in your life.So, here we go!
1. Wake up early
I know you are hearing it for the umpteenth time and you have had enough of it. With all the work pressure that you bring home and time that you spend scrolling down Facebook and Instagram posts afterwards, it’s already past midnight and there is no way you can get up early, isn’t?
What if I tell you, you can do the scrolling when you are up early in the morning, no harm right?
Shut everything up early, write down all those thoughts that are disturbing you past dinner time and keep the journal away. Sit for some time alone, read a book or listen to some podcast. At around 11 pm, switch off all the lights, keep your phone away and go to sleep.
If you can do that, and wake up at around 5:30-6 am, you will have fresh 2-3 hour before you start to rush for work. Those few hours in the morning are quiet, peaceful and you can use them to do all the work you want to in the world.
Morning breeze and solitude also helps you be more efficient at whatever you are doing!
2. Read more books.
I have heard so many of you telling that you just don’t gain anything from reading a book, you feel it’s just plain text and you learn only with real time experience. Man, whom are you kidding?
It’s not like those who read alot don’t experience anything in real or don’t learn from them. Keeping excuses aside, please understand that beginning with a few pages everyday and working your way up is the best way to build a reading habit.
Now, what you are reading is very very crucial here. If you are not a consistent reader or a reader at all, beginning with short stories, blogs and romcoms can help you kickstart the habit of reading but once when you can read, please read books that provide nutrition to your brain.
Self help books, memoirs, biographies etc. are the best way to learn. There are also classics and many contemporary stories that need to be read in a lifetime. A Google search will fetch you the list of books to read.
I am not going to unnecessarily lengthen this blog just for that purpose.
3. Be mindful
Mindfulness is the best thing that has happened to me in my entire life. I was first introduced to it by my therapist but ever since I have read at least 5-6 books on it to understand and be able to practice the art of being in present.
They say you suffer from depression when you think too much about past and anxiety when you think too much about future;
Mindfulness is the act of experiencing your present completely without wanting to change it and without corrupting it with the thoughts of past or future.
The present is all you have.
Being in the present moment helped me become more calm and collected over time.A few books you can read on this topic are:
The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie
Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfull to Mindful by Om Swami.
4. Be there for your parents
You were too busy growing up and clearing that exam for them that you never realised when you were drawn too far away from them.
And sadly when we do realise their importance and how much they have sacrificed and how much of our temper have they born over time, often times it’s too late to express how you feel!
Hug them, do tiny things for them, take them on vacation, hold them close to you like they did when you were little and stupid. Life is too short to push your love away for your parents. Love them while you still can.
You were their everything when actually you were nothing, now that you are something make them your everything.
Did that go a little overboard, yes because I wrote it. 😄
Love them silly, they aren’t going to be there forever, okay?
5. Be grateful
Let me tell you that I did not know a thing about gratefulness until I read this wonderful book by Rhonda Byrne called The Magic, yes it’s by the same author who wrote the world famous self help book called The Secret.
While The secret had it’s own impact on me but nothing close to how, The Magic has changed my life.
Being grateful is simply about acknowledging the little good things in your life. A job, a house, a loving partner, your ability to see, listen and walk. Your family, the food that you eat every day, people who work under you, maid, barber, cobbler, milkman, the list is endless.
In the times of mad rat race of achieving power over anything and everything, we forget about things that we already are blessed with.
Gratefulness is simply about counting your blessings.
After I was so moved by the book, I came across famous people talking about being grateful and then it finally struck me;
“The more grateful you are for the things you already have, the more you get. The more sad and focussed you are on the things you don’t have, you lose that which you already have.”
~ Rhonda Byrne
With that I will stop here and leave you to work on the thoughts I just shared above. ❤️❤️
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