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Learn to listen

Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone. In today's world of high technology and stress, genuine and attentive listening has become rare.  A very simple activity of listening when not done leads to unnecessary strain and suffering. World is easy place to live in if you have right person to listen, whom you could endless rant with no guilt what so ever.  Lending a ear to someone is best you could do when that person is at their lowest. Listen to them like you listen to a kid, try to put yourself in their shoes, hear out how one feels, don't analyse the statements and give judgments over the same. Acquire information; listen to understand people and situations before responding over it. Make sure not to mirror back with your problems as it may sound disrespectful. While it may be often difficult for you to listen to that person use your mind make mental notes and be present trust me even these small act can make a huge difference.  Taking everything into account,

Minimalism

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I have always been fond of watching documentaries which carry value. Minimalism is one of those documentaries which I wanted to watch and try using in my life too. Minimalism in simpler terms is living with less. Sounds absurd? Right? Why would someone not want a good lifestyle? Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus have helped millions of people to lead a meaningful life by their podcasts, books and website. In the documentary they share their journey while launching their new book; answering questions which mainly each of us would have. Let me be clear this is not about degrading your lifestyle but about cutting things which are unnecessary. More like preferring quality life over quantity. Marketing has played such a role in our lives that we tend to buy things in excessive quantities.  Currently the problem seems how we assign our stuff; we tend to give too much meaning to our "things" often taking our health for granted, our relationships, our passions, our personal

Self Doubt

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I get worried about my friend Paul. Past Mistakes have made him learn and grow to a great extent. Some day he pushes himself and there are days where he feels guilty for decisions he is making about his life. It's not only about his academics, past relationships, friendships, or maybe opting for something in his interest but for every decision he is definite about. I think it's pretty natural to feel for someone. Clear depiction of how lousy one feels. Self doubt stops us from moving ahead and we hesitate for commitments we make. Indeed some level of self doubt and worrying is healthy as these doubts rather help us to question of what could be better for us and challenge ourselves as we reflect inward.  However, with all these chronic states of our society it pushes to an extent to focus only on our flaws. It's hard time to see what lies beyond and that's when you find least motivated. It is evident to say that you ought defect in whatever you do. In many

Change is the only constant

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Everyday is a fresh start, each daylight is different from the other. We face changes in our regular life be it in our schedule, relations, simple weather changes and so on. We have to absorb these changes however the way they are. Considering the situation which we all are going through, and where every second people are fading. Do you ever take a moment to be grateful that you can read this while you are alive? Earlier we couldn't operate as it was a sudden stop to our lives; our brains simply couldn't process that we had shut into our homes. The shock was such that we realized that our social life needed to be held back. More like our fast living life was forced to be on a break. Beauty about human is that we don't settle for anything, we need time but we adapt. One essential thing we realise in such situations is that we have to pull out time for ourselves. I have seen that people have started reacting practically for their health and priorities. Changes aff

The Ride of a Lifetime

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Disney is something we have grown up watching. So, I have been longing to read this book by Robert Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. If you like reading business books then this is definitely a quality choice to make, so again if you don’t like reading or not aspiring to be CEOs this leadership book can help you in personal life too. These are six takeaways from this book: 1. Leadership : Iger tells why is it vital to create space in daily life to let your thoughts wander your job. While sharing his journey he mentions his relation with Steve Jobs and how he always remembered him and his lessons and one beautiful thing Iger mentions about him is that “How Steve was great weighting all sides of an issue and not allowing negatives drown out positives, particularly for things he wanted to accomplish.” That’s a powerful quality to learn.  2. Innovation: As this happened in an early 2000' due to rapid change in technology, they had to adapt it. Time in time Iger recalls

You never know what someone is going through

As someone who usually takes times to process information which comes to me as a disclosure, my mind gets completely shut. I take attempts when to take something to heart and when not. Of course we get clarity as we grow old. Today it's about  everyone who is going through something with a happy exterior. We assume situations who has either acted discourteous or have hurted us by certain piece of information, you might be inseperable with that person but sometimes that's what is inside them and you still may never know about it. There is always a reason for that certain kind of behaviour. It didn't crop me that even if the person is transparent he might not have the courage of talking as he may not want to get judged hence drawing a viel over his feelings. When the cruel reality is revealed I think it's more about the person who said it rather than you. Try to know the reasoning of their behaviour, and if you feel to give a second chance and trying to make things work i

Memories stay with us forever!

We come across so many people in our lives, sharing different equations with an individual. So many words spoken and unspoken, so many thoughts shared, so many emotions, so many memories, happiness, rejection, grief, and what not.  Each of us would definitely have some of the notable memories with someone be it even a stranger. Such moments stay immortal with us it doesn't matter whether it was positive or negative. Times have been such that it could be with someone whom you are in touch or maybe lost contact, but it's memories that associates you. Nevertheless there might not be a logic behind why do you recall certain specific incident but it stays in your mind forever.  We can either engrave the sweet memories and bury the painful in the grave and move on. I have seen people, who brood over the past, hence failing to make future it's victim. Some souvenir are such that you need to carry along with you, they become your shadows a part of yourself. Whereas they would never

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