Here’s A Simple Solution To Stick To Your New Year Resolutions This Time

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It’s that time of the year again. Soon, we’ll all be pulling out lists, making resolutions, intend to keep them while joking about how we never do, and eventually give them all up, unable to stick to them, for reasons that  aren’t always related to laziness – although that happens to be the case too sometimes. ‘New Year Resolutions’ have become so infamous, that the very mention of coming up with a list of resolutions makes one look like a hopeful, dreamy fool. But why should a fresh start not be made the most of, just because every previous attempt failed?

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Getting Out Of A Rut

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Some days we’re ready to take on the world with our super hero capes flying behind us, as we swiftly move through different tasks of the day, all with a smile on our face and energy that could make even caffeine jealous, while other days we just want to cuddle with a blanket on the sofa amidst cookie crumbles, and go on about our days like we were put here on earth just to follow instructions half-heartedly. It’s OK to be on both sides of the spectrum, because just like life, we too cannot be perfect all the time. However, there are times when such days seem to last longer than we’d want, affecting our bodies, minds and lives in general. It happens to all of us. Going through life, most times doing the same thing over and over again, we all tend to fall into a rut every now and then.

I found myself in a rut for quite a few days recently, lacking energy and enthusiasm to do things. My regular work commitments aside, I was hardly doing anything that nourished my mind, body, and soul. I had a million ideas in my head, yet hardly any in action. I didn’t feel like the best version of myself, and despite how beautiful it was, life seemed to be an endless run in the hamster wheel. Thankfully, I buckled up and made efforts to get out of it, and here’s how you can do it too.

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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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What’s the Rush?

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It’s one of those contemplative mornings today, where instead of rushing through my mornings, with half my mind on chores, and the other half on the day ahead, I sit back with a cup of coffee in the morning breeze, and relax in my balcony instead. As I sit silently, listening to the chirping of birds trying hard to cut through the sounds of  vehicles making a move to reach places, people going on about their day, children rushing through the lanes, others speeding ahead, I wonder…What’s the rush?

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One Little Change for Big Changes

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I’ve had a very busy schedule of late, leaving me little to no time for productive activities outside work. I found myself with far less time to read as much as I did before, and explore resources for motivation, when things started getting hectic. But when you can’t find a way, you got to make one, and that’s how I developed a new habit, a little change that has been doing wonders to my mind, attitude, and life.

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This Is The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For

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It’s never easy to make a change, break the rut, step out of your comfort zone, or begin something new. It’s probably why we tend to keep delaying such changes, often making excuses, or subconsciously rejecting any progress we make. Too often we need a push, a sign from the universe, to pull up our socks and get going. If you’ve been waiting for a sign, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for.

Want to take that leap of faith? Jump right ahead. This is the sign you’ve been waiting for.

Want to get fit but don’t know when to begin? Begin today! This is the sign that your body needs you attention.

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