“What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” ~Unknown
How many times are you frustrated by someone who takes away your time from you by either entering a meeting late or finishing it late, calling up at awkward hours, or by not fulfilling a promise or valuing your time?
And, how many times have you blamed them for this?
Blame YOURSELF instead.
When I completed my first full marathon, people asked me — “How do you get so much time to prepare?”
When I recently finished my first solo Ultra…
After writing my journals every day for the past five years, I don’t need a reason to write. It comes automatically. I am not looking for any specific merit. I see the benefits across so many areas.
Good days-bad days, complaints or gratitude, pain or joy, friends or family, festivals or mournings; I write and express every day and everything.
Reading is one of the habits which caught me not by choice. I don’t know when and which one was my first book. I can recall that starting from just a few pages, reading helped me understand that there are…
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”- Neale Donald Walsch
It was 3 A.M. — the street lights were on, a few street dogs and I started my 10-minute warm-up routine for the longest race of my life.
I had butterflies in my stomach. I was scared. I was apprehensive.
Instead, I was confident. I was looking straight in the eyes of the street dogs. I was enjoying the last leg of my plyometrics.
And, when after six hours of grueling, I completed my first 50K ultra run and came back home — I asked myself:
Journaling is a practice with which not many people associate themselves. Writing doesn’t come naturally to many people.
And, when I hear these excuses, I find it funny as well as unfortunate.
We all have stories inside us. We all are writers. Then how can we not write?
It’s not that we don’t know how to write, but we are weary and naive to recognize the significance of this link between mind and paper.
But then, I can’t criticize anyone.
I was one of them a few years ago. And, I remember my initial conversations with my journal book. …
Do you know someone who gets more than 24-hours each day?
Till Mr. Musk doesn’t get us to the Planet Mars, unfortunately, the answer is NO.
(PS: On Mars too, you are going to get just 40-minutes extra)
If you entered 2021 with no fresh goals or a lot of fresh goals and are skeptical about the success of them, start doing this one thing.
Repurposing means, to replace “unproductive” time with “active” or “Alive” time.
When you think about repurposing, you need to think out of the box. Be unconventional.
You have to set yourself up for something new…
Alfred Adler developed Adlerian psychology/psychotherapy.
It’s tough to bring the Adlerian psychology in just a few paragraphs, but the book The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga helped me grasp the high winds.
Following are the key takeaways from Adlerian psychology:
Adlerian psychology does not rely on “causes” but rather on present “goals.”
In addition to all the book's perspectives helped me bring into my life, one question pushed…
It’s 5:30 A.M.
I woke up early to feel the world of Journaling. The world is raving about it. Everyone is gung-ho about the change in their life which journal writing is bringing.
I want to taste and experience my share too.
And, here I am with a new shining 200-page leather-bound notebook. The fresh smell and the crispiness of the papers! I want to feel special when I write those first words.
I turn the hard-bound cover page. A beautiful quote greets me to this brand-new world.
“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”
— Christina Baldwin
While you sleep, these senses take a “Compulsory” break. They are active, but they take a much-needed break. They check themselves, relax, and go on a recovery mode.
As soon as you wake up, you want all the machines up and running.
It isn’t easy to let your senses rest during the day when you need them the most. We need their constant support. All of them hence, come back in full shape to support your needs.
I took the first few steps of my maiden full-marathon attempt, and there were butterflies all over me. More than the grueling which awaited, I was anxious about the post-run physical pain.
The weather was hot and humid. It took me five hours and 45 minutes to complete the 42.2-kilometer race. My body was crying for help; every step was tough. And when I went inside the holding area, ready to break down in pain, the emotions and thrill of completing the longest race of my life took over.
In just a few minutes, the physical pain subsided. There was…
As per the Saint Louis Zoo website — “An enriched zoo environment is defined as one that is interesting, allows animals to perform natural behaviors, permits them to be more active, and increases the animals’ control over their environment. Enrichment helps satisfy both the physical and psychological needs of animals and allows them to make choices.”
In zoos, the endeavor is to make animals' lives easy and away from any predatory risks. They are fed well and are well-taken care of. Such an environment keeps them away from the “natural” environment to which they belong to. …
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