Shift Your Gears From Gloom To Great

While most of us enjoy life with the goodness it offers us. There are times when we end up feeling gloomy and succumb to some serious blues. If this keeps happening with you, find yourself some solutions and get over the dumps that push you down.

You will be surprised by the difference it creates. Believe in the minor acts and get your life back on track.

Here I share some back tracks toward a happy feeling.

  1. Get to the source, read it yourself and find out where it actually dropped down.
  2. Vent it out with someone who makes you feel better.
  3. Watch something that adds to your purpose, or just the things that brings you joy.
  4. Cook yourself a meal, cherish it.
  5. Go for a walk and just observe yourself, your breath, your body, or the birds in the sky.
  6. Listen to music of your choice.
  7. Re-read the quotes, books, poems that instil calm and help you gain back a normal state.
  8. Clean your surroundings.
  9. Delve in your hobby or find one for yourself.
  10. Take a nap (without any regrets)
  11. Take a warm water shower.
  12. Doodle, they don’t need to look pretty or make sense always.
  13. Visit a place or your happy place, where you find that connect.
  14. Write a letter to someone who just stood by you, even if it is you yourself.
  15. Do some headbanging, shake yourself out of it.

And most importantly, allow yourself to experience it. Embrace it. And let it pass. 🙂

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Rewiring Stress Response — Be Inspired..!!

Understand how you can rewire brain and stay inspired.

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Rewiring Stress Response — Be Inspired..!!

Begin with Attention Management

You must have heard the term “pay attention” since childhood on different instances. Ever wondered – why are you so distracted? So much so that you find it hard to get yourself to focus on the work.

Often, you must have read on topics such as productivity, getting goals accomplished but often missed the essence which lies in attention management.

Attention management is a simple practice of having control over your distractions in the present, and maximising your flow to focus on your potential.

Attention is integral part of personal growth as it has a lot to determine your experiences both inside and outside your home. It helps in a great way to get you closer to accomplishing what you want for yourself. As simple as, preparing your favourite dish, requires your attention.

Attention is like muscles in your body, using them in the right way is important. It puts you in track of your time.

Practising attention consistently is a good way to work around it. As it gets you in a practised routine and get you consistent results.

While looking at the consistency, progressing in it also creates an impact. Notice the time span you are investing in maintaining your attention. No hard and fast rule. You can increase it gradually over a period of time or maintain a fixed one; whatever works for you.

When you lose your attention, noticing that very moment where you lost it, when you lost it, how you lost it, in itself helps you. Noticing and correcting your focus, can be a simple mindfulness technique which can be applied in this case.

Taking control of your attention is the beginning step which can help you to manage your attention in a long run. Take control of your life.

If you wish to read more on it, you can read Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, psychologist Daniel Goleman. He delves into the science of attention.

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Quick Mindset Hacks

As it is often said that, once you hack your mind, almost everything is possible.

You have goals, dreams, aspirations but something or the other keeps getting in your way and make that journey to reach your destination difficult.

If you begin to look at the cons they would always outweigh your pros on those moments. And, I will be honest with you here and say that I have been there and I absolutely resonate with your feelings.

I began with small steps to work on my mindset and it helped me get through.

I am not going to say that it was a cake walk because, it was not. Not at all. It takes time and as I always say lot to do with the process. It takes efforts to change thoughts and beliefs that are so deeply rooted and practised over a zillion times to this day.

Look at your thoughts
One of the first step to begin on personal development. Everything you do in life, achievements, failures are shaped by your thoughts and the thoughts in your mind.
Goes by this sequence –
Thoughts-Feelings-Actions-Results
When you change your thoughts, the entire process changes.

Identify your thoughts
Look at the above sequence and identify your current thoughts.
Ask yourself-
– Is this thought positive/negative?
– If negative, what can I think instead?
– How does that change in thought makes me feel?

Embrace and appreciate
It is really important for your personal growth that you take sometime and embrace and appreciate yourself. It is only when we appreciate, we move further in the journey. If you forget it, keep reminders in your phone and practice that actively.

People vs your mindset
Often, you see yourself getting influenced by people around you. Be mindful of the people you are bringing in your life. Choose quality over quantity always.

Little changes, but full impact. Try for yourself and I am here with you in your journey.

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Ask Yourself These Questions Every Month.

Looking to this day, the last month of 2019 has begun. And there is nothing more effective than asking oneself effective questions. Sitting and planning about the upcoming month sometimes help, if not always.

Every month is like a new beginning and almost feels like a tabula-rasa. There is a lot you can achieve by just setting some small goals and habits for oneself, just like your own monthly bucket list.

Here are some questions from my list which can help you to uncover and reflect on how you would like your last month of the year to be.

How would I like to feel during this month?
Simple question can help you to bring in a great check on your feelings and help you uncover how you want to feel. It will help you to prioritise on the things or aspects of your life and of course on the parts that will get you closer to how you would like to feel.

Where would I like to be by the end of this month?
It does not have to be revolving around achievements always. You can of other aspects such as your personal growth, a business idea you have been working upon, the actions you would like to take for your life or just a small get away to give yourself a break.

What would make this month accomplishing for me?
It really depends on what makes you feel more satisfied in life. It is important that you do not involve in self doubt but instead look at the things you would like to accomplish for yourself, even if is learning how to drive, or a musical instrument. Anything that makes you feel happy and satisfied in life.

What advice I would like to give myself for this month?
Many of us actively involve in giving others advice. Why give ourselves a backseat then? This is a new practice I started this year and believe me it helps me. All of us have a good share of experiences and on the days we feel low, words help. My last month advice to myself was – “I will give myself a chance to rise today.” Find what helps you.

What is my budget for this month?
Give yourself a set plan and manage in that amount. At the end of the day, we should all save for the days when we just want a break for ourselves. And as grown ups we should sustain independently. I usually take out a monthly expenditure and deposit the rest of my savings.

I hope this helps you in some way. Go, give it a try!

After all, change in itself is process driven.

Natural Supplements for Anxiety

Depending on tranquillisers for lowering anxiety is not always a very helpful way of managing your anxiety. It reduces coagulation process which is not very healthy from a long term point of view.

As we all know that anxiety at some point or other makes us feel as if we are in a whirlpool of irreconcilability and unpredictability. The WHO report suggests that anxiety and depression are the most common among other mental disorders. And, this definitely raises a concern to work on health more efficiently.

One good news is that anxiety can be well managed, if taken care of. Usually the mainstream treatments for anxiety related disorders are anti-anxiety drugs and psychotherapies.

Along with the existing ways of managing anxiety, natural supplements can help in relieving symptoms of anxiety. Given below are some of these natural supplements which can be consumed on a regular basis.

Vitamins A, B, C and D
 Vitamins are organic molecules that are essential micro nutrients that an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of metabolism.
Vitamin A helps the nervous system and muscles relax. It minimizes stress and ultimately calming your anxiety. Some signs of vitamin A deficiency are- acne breakouts, longer wound healing time or infertility. Some vitamin A supplements are – carrots, eggs, skimmed milk, etc.
Vitamin B helps in combating stress. It is used to create and repair neurotransmitters that regulate mood and behavior. Low levels may cause mental decline. Some vitamin B supplements are- whole grains, seeds and nuts, legumes
Vitamin C deficiency can make you often feel fatigued or depressed. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, such as oranges and red peppers.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in regulating mood. It absorbs calcium and phosphorus and somewhat plays a role in building immunity. Eating foods rich in Vitamin D such as salmon, shrimp, egg yolk, mushroom, soy milk and lastly absorbing some sun on a regular basis can help you feel better.

Chamomile
Chamomile is a herb, widely used in form of tea due to its refreshing abilities. A study from Nottingham Medical School found, consuming chamomile supplements helps smooth muscle fibers and relax blood vessels significantly.

Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is a part of the mint family. It is popular for its calming and relaxing effects. It may help you with calming down and improving your mood. It is safe to use and has no reported side effects.

All these supplements can help you with anxiety in a natural way. You may consult with a general physician before beginning one for yourself.

Forgive

In the past,

Last year,

Last week,

Yesterday,

Or even today that has gone by,

Forgive.

Forgive everything that has gone,

Everything that bled your heart,

The moments that made you angry,

Or even the downfalls that came in your way.

Forgive, it all. Everything.

Life is everything that we have ever imagined,

Life is everything that we have ever cherished.

Forgive your brain for replaying the patterns of complains.

Forgive it all.

You deserve blooming,
You deserve joy.

Forgiveness is easy, forgiveness is loving, forgiveness is compassion. 🧡