"Stress is the trash of modern-day life. If you do not dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life."
I believe that whenever we are dealing with a problem, we must first ask three questions: What? Why? And How? In the same order. Let’s start by discussing What is stress? I have spoken to many friends, family, colleagues, and clients. Whenever they tell me what is causing them stress, it is one of these reasons:
Most people get confused by what being a high performer or becoming a superhuman version of one means.
They feel it's either unreal or out of their reach.
In Reality, it is very simple. Not Easy But Simple.
1. GET RID OF THINGS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK. You would be amazed how much damage stress and constant unnecessary thinking are doing to your ability to perform better. Think about this. Have you ever seen a child lacking energy or motivation?
2. BE HAPPY. Research has proved again and again that Happy people perform better. And happiness is not a result of our circumstances but a result of our thinking.
3. BE PRESENT. Past is changed in the now. Future is created in the now. Yet most people use theirs now in the memories of their past or imagination of their future.
4. MANAGE YOURSELF. We all get 24 hours in a day. The people who get more done do not manage their time, they manage themselves. It's not about how much time you are spending on activities, it's about what activities are...
Whether you are seeking enlightenment or just a natural way to increase your performance, meditation is a powerful tool to assist with both. Whether you want the stillness of a monk’s mind or to be resilient like a warrior or a bit of both, meditation can help you build an unshakeable mindset. Literature has lots of claimed benefits of meditation but in this blog, I will talk about the ones that are scientifically proven.
One of the instant and highly studied benefits of meditation is that it helps combat stress. In today's artificial world where even all our food is not 100% natural, our body and mind constantly experience stress and deplete over time. According to research, 90 % of doctor visits are related to problems caused by stress. Meditation can help you look 10-15 years younger by combating stress and reducing the symptoms of premature aging. When our mind experiences stress, Inflammatory chemicals called cytokines, are released in response, which can affect our...
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”- Nikola Tesla
The art of bending Reality is not a new concept. The word was first coined in the biography of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. In the book, Isaacson explains Jobs’ ability to bend reality in his own mind and in the mind of others. In his bestselling book ‘Secrets of Millionaire mind’, T Harv Ecker said, “What you focus on Expands”. According to Ronda Byrne, the creator of the famous movie ‘The Secret’ – Your thoughts become things. Let me explain this by sharing a story with you.
There was once a man called David who was tired of his stressful life. Nothing ever went his way so he decided he will go to this mystical island and find ‘inner peace’ (whatever that means). When he reached the island, he started looking...
CAN WE REVERSE AGEING?
Contrary to how we usually measure our age, our actual biological age may have nothing to do with our date of birth. While our chronological age only means how long we have been on this planet, our biological age is what defines how old we are? And it can be reversed.
For most of us, our biological age could be way more than our chronological age without us having any idea. This could be the reason why you may feel tired or experience brain fog. Check out the two links below where BBC tests the biological age of two individuals as part of an anti-aging experiment they are running.
IT's ALL IN THE MIND
Ever heard yourself saying: ‘I am too old for this’ or ‘My back hurts, I am getting old’. What if I told you that you are getting old cause you think and believe you are getting old? In a study conducted by BBC, they took a group of people to a...
In his book Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, Fred Luskin writes that forgiveness is "taking back your power," "about your healing", and is "for you and not the offender".
So, what exactly is forgiveness? Forgiveness sets you free. It is defined by some as giving up my right to hurt you, for hurting me. It means I do not have to hear you say ‘I am sorry’ for me to move forward with my life. The purpose of forgiveness is to set the victim free. It has nothing to do with the offender.
Anne Lamott defines it the best in her quote - “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” When we do not forgive someone, it is we who suffer, as we are tied to the chains of the negative experience. By not forgiving we constantly remind ourselves about that negative experience. Isabelle Holland explains this further - “As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a...
One of the biggest myths about meditation is that you need to get rid of your thoughts. Let me do an experiment with you. I give you the next 30 seconds to close your eyes and think of a white polar bear…….
OK, you can open your eyes …….
Now this time I want you to close your eyes again and think of anything you want as long as it’s not the white polar bear. You are free to think of anything but the polar bear. OK go………
So, did you think about the polar bear at least once or maybe more times? If you are like me and many others who have done this experiment your answer would be yes. The point is our mind and thoughts behave in a way that the more you try to control it, the difficult it gets. The mind by its very nature is designed to think and therefore will continue to think. You have to let it free and just observe.
Have you noticed that you can continue to perform your daily tasks while the mind is busy...
Dr. Hawkins a well-known spiritual teacher and psychiatrist developed a Map of Consciousness. The map shows the vibrational energy of different emotional states. When you look at it, you could see that love has a high vibrational frequency of 500. And in order to access the states of higher consciousness, you must be in the energy frequency of love and above.
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According to another research done by Richard J Davidson, compassion is a trainable skill. People who practice compassion have a more positive outlook on life and are less likely to become stressed. It was also found that people who practice self-compassion could slow the process of aging. Practicing compassion can also enhance your emotional...
Is there a connection between this common desire of the human race and gratitude? Some may believe that if you have all you desire you will be happy and once you are happy you will also be grateful, and it seems the obvious connection. But what if I ask you to think carefully if this is true? Is it really that happy people are grateful?
We all know someone who has everything one could ask for to be happy and they still are miserable. They are constantly seeking something. At times they are not even sure what they are seeking. Then there are also people who have all the misfortune one can have but still radiate happiness. Why? It’s because they are grateful for whatever they have. It is not happiness that makes you grateful, but gratefulness that will make you happy.
Have you ever wondered why a sight of a...
Fat is not fattening (Hard to believe! I don’t blame you)
For decades we have been told fat is bad. It is no wonder as a lot of research (sponsored by big food companies) has reiterated that ‘reduce your calories to reduce your weight’. This approach may work if you starved yourselves. However, it will also deprive your body of essential nutrients and will make you feel fatigued all the time. Our body burns carbohydrates very quickly, which means if we ate a carbohydrate-rich diet, we will feel hungry more often (good for food businesses but not so good for our body). Also, if the body gets all the energy it needs from the carbohydrates we eat, it will keep storing the fat and will never go in ‘fat-burning mode’.
As most of you will be aware that many of our body’s functions are dependent on hormones. For the body to start burning fat for energy we must have lower levels of insulin. Eating carbohydrates increases the insulin levels in our...