Here’s How You Can Make Life Easier

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There’s no better feeling than looking back at realizing the little steps you took along the way, were actually huge leaps of faith. Life may be challenging at times, but, even struggles seem like a journey when you have the right answers.  Here’s how you can make life much easier. I’ve done them all and would love for you to give it a try as well.

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Life Lessons From a Struggling Swimmer

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Swimming may not be a big deal to many of you out there, but for me, it happens to be something so big, that learning how to swim made its way to my bucket list a long while ago. I usually am that girl who sticks to the walls of  the pool, or walks around in safe water levels, and sometimes shamelessly sneaks into the kids section.  I finally decided to change this and tick learning swimming off my list, and took up swimming classes a while ago. Although I haven’t yet turned into a  mermaid, I have successfully got rid of my fear of drowning, I don’t go to kids pool anymore, and I no longer stand like a statue or walk around like I do in a garden, when I’m in the pool. If someone asks me today if I can swim, my answer wouldn’t be the sheepish No I told people earlier, instead I’d proudly announce that I’m a struggling swimmer. So while I continue my lessons and learn how to swim, here are a few life lessons my struggle with swimming taught me.

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What Are Your Distractions Trying To Tell You?

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I have a terrible habit of unlocking my mobile screen often. When I’m supposed to be doing something important at home, like making an important call or writing, this habit goes beyond unlocking, to scrolling through social media, deleting unnecessary files, changing the wallpaper, to everything I think is important, before going ahead with the actual task. From binge-watching Netflix, spending too much time on social media, deciding to organize the entire house right before a big deadline, stuffing in junk food, we all have ways to distract ourselves, sometimes, without even realizing, what we think is important, is actually a distraction.

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Choose Rituals, Not Will Power – What I Learned Today

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As mentioned in a previous post, I have replaced my work commute’s playlist, with motivational audios and self help audio books. I came across something interesting today, and thought of all the times I’ve learned something new in my commutes, that’s worth sharing. So, say hello to my “What I Learned Today series”, where I’ll share interesting learnings I come across now and then.

Ever wondered why that diet you started ended abruptly, just a few days after you stocked your fridge with the best of diet food and veggies, or why you couldn’t stick to your morning routine or go to the gym, despite trying  your best? I struggle with this all the time! Turns out, it’s not willpower that helps us make changes, but turning routine into rituals, that does. In one of his speeches, Tony Robbins says, when you decide to make a change, or work towards something, you got to bring yourself to be consistent, no matter how you feel.

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10 Things I Learned From Self Help Books

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One great habit that I’ve picked up in recent years, is to read/listen to self-help books. I truly enjoy reading, and adding self-help books to my reading list, has contributed more to my life than I asked for. Bit by bit, they’ve kept me motivated, opened my mind to new horizons, and left me with snippets that I think of, and apply in real life, from time to time.

Here are ten things that I’ve learned from various self-help books I’ve read. Some of these I’ve implemented in my life, some I’m trying to, and some I can’t wait to implement soon.

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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*This is a guest post by my husband, Harin. These lines resonated so well with my attitude towards life, that I couldn’t help sharing it*

Everyone goes through a tunnel, once in a while in their journey of life. While some are blink and miss, others are dark, stinky and dreary. Some teach us lessons, change our perspective while others make us feel alone, isolated and stoic. Our belief says there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

However, a small curve doesn’t show how far and tedious the journey is going to be. We use our full might in a hope to see the light, as the journey becomes long we will be slowly consumed by the darkness, darkness which tremors our belief and confidence. Darkness which pushes us to a corner and beats our soul in to pulp. Darkness which throws us in to a never ending bottomless pit of stoicism.

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Let Go Of…

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I wonder why we tend to hold on to things, good or bad, well let’s face it especially the bad. Is it because we’re conditioned to accept that happiness only comes to a few, and even if it does to others, it isn’t necessarily a permanent state, while pain and sorrows are easier and more natural state of the mind? Why is happiness made such a big deal of, as if it were a rare gem to find? Too often we forget that we are all humans made of the same skin and bones, and it’s our emotions and how we deal with them, that sets us apart. There is grace and love in letting go, no matter how hard it is to. Isn’t always easy, but if it’s worth it is an answer you’d get when you break free from the shackles that bind you with something you no longer relate to, or belong with.

So, as the year comes to an end, let go of…

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Where Will Frustration in a Traffic Jam Take You?

Why do we get angry in a traffic jam?

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There was a time when I’d literally end up in tears, the next stage after anger, when I’d get stuck in traffic. I’d try it all, swearing at other drivers ahead, cursing the bad roads, screaming my lungs out, even pulling out my hair, until I questioned myself one day “Where will frustration in a traffic jam take me? Ahead? Certainly not.” While several around me lose their cool, I am now surprised to find myself calm and cheerful, since I had long made peace with traffic, knowing I have two ways to deal with a situation I have no control over, lose my mind over it and let negative emotions take over, or stay calm and enjoy the alone time I get.

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