Although breathing is an unconscious activity but paying attention to it when under stress can help you to relax. The next time when a stressful situation overpowers your actions, stop anything that you’re doing for three minutes and do the following three steps:
- Close your eyes removing all signs of stress from your facial muscles.
- Take few deep breaths in and out with your belly, meaning your belly should come forward with each inhale and go back in while exhaling.
- Try to leave out every single thought in this process, just focus on the breathing.
At times it becomes hard to concentrate on work because of some other ongoing agenda in mind. Under such situation, try stepping away from what you are doing to re-center your thoughts.
Just get up and go for a walk
Watch outside the window.
Talk to colleague.
Play some game for a while.
Within few minutes your thoughts will be re-aligned to your job at hand.
Giving yourself a dose of laughter can prove to be a fantastic way to kill the stress.
You can read some memes online, watch some funny videos on youtube (cat, dog, baby or whatever is your preference), read few of the thousands of jokes forwarded on whatsapp, or share some laugh with colleagues.
The power of music is phenomenal. Just put on your headphones, start your current favourite track and let it take control of your thoughts. If your aura permits you can even dance.
Stop for a moment and ask yourself this 2 questions –
a. The stress under which I am at the moment, 10 years down the lane will this matter to me?
b. 10 years down the lane will I remember being in this situation? If no, then why care now. If yes, then will I be laughing at it or be weeping?
95% of times you won’t remember being in whatever you are at the moment.
These at the most proven ways to stay calm under stress. So the next time you feel anxious, try and pick anyone of these and see yourself relax in seconds.
Have a happy life!
Each one of us need inspiration from time to time no matter how strong or emotionally balanced or mature one is. A positive quote / thought can at times give you just the right amount of push. Here are few of the best inspirational quotes:
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you – Walt Whitman
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light – Aristotle
Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today – Will Rogers
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings – Gustave Flaubert
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination – Jimmy Dean
If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You – Steve Jobs
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell
And finally one of mine
To achieve dreams one should temporary ignore the harshness of reality – Karan Singh Surana
May your tomorrow be as colourful as these quotes. 🙂
The world is moving fast and so is the technology and ideas. I shall be going forth here with the discussion on ‘Thought Training’ but with a different angle.
Let’s start with a background story.
It was the winter of 2011; I was casually strolling down the familiar locality of my maternal uncle’s place with my cousin while discussing about the prospect of starting our own mobile recharge company. We discussed in depth the limitations of the presently available e-commerce companies and deduced 4 major USP’s.
We immediately started working on the details as to how to initiate the process. Roughly a week later our vacations ended and we headed back to our respective universities with a promise to keep up the momentum of kick starting the venture. The pressure of exams, assignments and other curricular activities diverted our focus and as early as six months down the lane one of the online recharge company (who could have been our probable competitors) launched 2 out the 4 USP’s. A year later another company included our 3rd USP and just 2 months ago I saw the current e-commerce giant launch the 4th USP.
What I am trying to say here is – If you have some breakthrough idea; don’t assume that you are the only one coming up with it. Since the ideas are thoughts and thoughts tend to wander around the universe, so anyone who is thinking on the same lines as you is bound to be struck by the same idea (frequency).
Having a breakthrough idea is not sufficient anymore. What’s required is how passionately you are willing to devote yourself to that idea?
Because if you don’t, don’t assume somebody else will also not.
Hello pals! I hope you are doing well.
I have received some requests and suggestions to do some Gyaan ki baatein (wisdom talks) instead of the usual random posts.
After much pondering I thought – Let’s do this.
I am basically gonna share a bit about how our thought process works.
In the most simplest form we can think of thoughts as frequencies. The thoughts never die; they can travel millions of miles across the universe without the slightest change in their intensity.
So when you have a positive thought, that particular frequency pulls in the thoughts of the same frequency. For example – when you are feeling confident about your work, then you start having similar thoughts which boost your confidence or people directly/indirectly praise your work.
Remember, we are what we are because of the collective thoughts of millions and millions of beings across of the universe. Now the catch here is that the supreme control stays with us. We are in full control of choosing which thought grows in our mind. How? By choosing the right seed!
If you are having a negative thought, for example – failure, then you are attracting thoughts of that particular frequency around you and you start contemplating further about your life decisions, past events, career and so on you go associating them all with failure.
Now its on us to keep radiating thoughts of the same frequency, thereby attracting the same frequency or change the channel to something soothing… something relaxing.
It’s that simple! If the song playing on the radio is making you sad then just tune it another one… a soothing one .. where a fine melody is being played.
Just think – Your sad thoughts will make someone else more sad when they are down, while your happiness will help in multiplying someone’s happy thoughts.
When it comes to thoughts, the only rule is – Like attracts Like.
Think about it.
Well, I read about this a while back in a chapter of a tiny book by Swami Vivekananda and it has helped me ever since. Hope it helps you too 🙂
Will also explain the same in my upcoming video and will share more related stuff in my succeeding posts.
The year is 2100. Humans and Aliens are living peacefully right here on Earth – Mexico, USA to be specific. Although, according to few recently released documentaries and articles, humans and aliens are already living peacefully, secretly, but for the sake of argument let’s just say that it’s far off in the wonderment.
The aliens and humans have signed a treaty to cooperate with each other, exchange technologies, and conduct inter-planetary experiments but never to fall in each other’s way of governing their respective planets.
Planet Earth as we have known and lived and survived, is covered in dense clouds. Antarctica has reduced to the size of Hawaii. No one living in the city has seen a single star for over a decade now. Special trips are planned where people go in the middle of ocean, just to view stars and show the younger generation that there is life beyond our existence.
No doubt the Homo sapiens have gone crazy, trying to dominate each other with power; hardly any food is grown on the fields, coz there aren’t any.
At the annual meeting conducted in the secret conference at Area 51, USA, where humans and aliens exchanged words, the aliens stood up to finally speak on a topic they have been willing to discuss for decades.
The green eyed alien, nicknamed as TV, short for The Viking led the charge.
“Humans, for all the years we have lived here, we have never discussed a word about how you should manage the resources made available by your own planet. But seeing all that has been going on around, we feel we should advice you without intervening in any way in your future course of action“
*After presenting few facts with graphic illustrations*
“Humans are trying for survival of the fittest whereas they should be learning to co-exist. Humans have invested trillions of dollars in manufacturing and procuring weapons of mass destruction, rather if they used even 10% of it then none of the fellow humans would be deprived of the basic necessities. They are always on the look-out for capturing each other’s land, devouring each other’s culture, tearing away forests – your only source of oxygen – one of the key to your survival.
Even in the smallest of the trivial matters humans declare war, instead of helping a fellow human in trouble all they do is make and share videos. I request you highly intelligent humans to ask yourself a simple question before executing anything – Whatever be the outcome of this, will it help mother Earth in any form or will it harm her?”
After much pondering and discussion amongst the army chiefs and other agents, the naval army chief was chosen to reply.
“What you have pointed out is precise and thought provoking. We humans have definitely not been grateful for the gifts given by mother Earth. Truth be told, we are centuries late in restoring the global balance; some of us are definitely marching in that direction but the ratio of such people compared to entire human race is ridiculously negligible.
However, not all of us have the same kind of mindset; the anti-social elements present amongst us pose a greater threat in restoring the global balance. We have tried exterminating these kinds of people but it only aids in increase of their number. Can you care to venture a solution for such humans?”
After a brief moment, the alien replied
“Once you identify an anti-social human, tag that human with a specific device we will provide you with. Using the device we will elevate that human to 20ft above the ground and will make them stay fixed, afloat in the air. Humans will think he has some kind of superpower while the anti-social human itself will have no clue how it is happening. Also we will make sure no human can click a picture or make video of the floating anti-social human”.
After careful investigation of the device, it was secretly deployed in all nations. Millions of people in every nation were just staying afloat. Nobody understood why or how was it happening. It drove humans crazy that they couldn’t click pictures or videos of the strange phenomenon. News media had the epic news but there was no proof available.
The time period of staying afloat was 7 days, after which the ‘anti-social humans’ were gradually floated down on land. Even prime ministers and presidents of certain nation were in this list.
The trend continued for over a period of two months within which it was slowly evident amongst the masses that ‘anyone who is a criminal in the eyes of USA will be floating in air for 7 days’. The number of people staying afloat reduced each weak, although no one could give any conclusive answers about how such a mass action was being executed.
The aliens soon figured out that the ones being tagged to afloat are those whom USA considers threat for them; so without any prior notice they shut down the device, claiming it as malfunction due to overloading.
Simultaneously, one person present in the secret conference fled away from USA and revealed to media the whole operation and reason behind the weird phenomenon. Many leaders of the world turned up against USA and a war was declared.
Did aliens know such an occurrence would take place and humans will eventually go for war?
Were aliens actually trying to help but our inner animal instinct to stay as the dominant one led us down?
Whatever be the answer, I believe it’s time to start restoring the balance so that our future generations can see stars from their home.
It’s time to join hands in peace with one another and lay off the weapons.
It’s time to give back nature what it deserves rather than crapping it all over.
It’s time to act civilised and be humans.
Happy Diwali guys! Stay Safe and Stay Blessed!