Today, while I was sitting in the office, looking outside the window. I started going back to revisit my 2019. I could almost feel that the year had been quite a roller coaster ride for me. It was a different feeling.
While I was digging deep into the moments and memories, a friend came and we started talking about life and other things (in general). I asked her, how the year has been for her. She said that it was tumultuous. She added, that the year brought in lot of lessons and some good unplanned opportunities.
While she was telling me more about it. She said, “if something happens according to how you planned, it’s good and if it doesn’t happen the way you planned it, then it is even better.”
She left and the day progressed. I went back again looking for meaning in my 2019. Only then did I realise that she opened something for me. A whole new way to look at my 2019. Almost everything changed, even my feelings.
I felt at ease. Things that hurt me suddenly felt like lessons learnt differently. And now all I can think of Steve Jobs when he said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”
Look at your 2019 differently over this last weekend!
If I say your mind is the most powerful tool – you would all agree.
One of the best authors Napoleon Hill said that “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” The mind does make people aspire and shape shift.
If we believe that we will be successful, mostly, irrespective of the thorns and the downfalls. We are likely to succeed. However, if we believe that we are bound to fail, not always will the fairies hear you and make it your reality.
It hugely depends on your concept to restructure your mindset. I had previously written about growth mindset, it can help you open new ways for you to understand and interpret the situations differently.
Be mindful of your little acts. It makes a huge difference. Perhaps, makes all the difference. Mind is often underrated, which it is not. A lot of your hidden potential lies there.
So when your mind pushes you back, intervene, ask a question, think of another direction. And most importantly, believe that even after an eclipse the sun shows up and shines bright.
We all wish people for – good life, wedding, on birth, festivals, success and what not.
But with this,
Wish yourself and others on the days that aren’t filled with as much happiness. Wish the poor and the lost. Wish on days and on nights. Grow close. Stay connected.
Wish on new adventures and on downfalls. Not only on celebrations but on small discoveries. It all matters. Perhaps, you’d never see them again or you never know. The world is a small crazy thing. Happens to you and to me.
Wish the life in you and the universe above you.
And, with all my heart…I wish you for who you are in your happiness and sorrows, on your dims and your highs.
Whether it is anyone, at a given point all of us get bored of the monotonous routine. As humans we feel lethargic and lifeless.
Since, it is the holiday season and I am assuming that most of you would be going out to meet your family and celebrate. But for those who want to lay back and stay home, here are things you can try staying inside.
Shifting Positions Sometimes staying a particular way just gets monotonous. You can shift anything that is easy to move for one or two people. Try changing the way your bedroom is done or for that matter your living area. If you have a small apartment, try moving things from their current position. Try new settings inside. I know, some of you must be wondering that I like it how it is now, but sometimes bringing in some change is not that bad either. It can help you understand how things can look differently in the same room with mere shifting and perhaps it looks even better.
Eating Routine Try making some salads, bake a cake, or roast. Do what you were wanting to do from a long time. As small as making sunny side up or a coleslaw for you and your dear ones.
Talk Try having a conversation with anyone whom you have not interacted with for a long time. Could be an old friend or a family member whom you connect with. I would suggest avoid chatting, try something like a voice call, video call (if you are comfortable with that).
Painting You do not have to be too skilled at moving a brush, or a crayon. It is not important how you do it, you can use your fingers, hands, paper, anything. Just pour colours. Trust me it feels good to do somethings.