Albert Einstein said - “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Are we all living a life of logic? Making countless decisions every day – most of the times logical, with a set pattern of robotic thoughts that lead our lives. But are we really living life to the fullest? Are we trying to keep the ‘Logic’ happy, not realising there is much more to life? This blog, is your spot to find JOY – to help you live blissfully and be more open to everyday challenges.
I’m back after a long gap! But here I am, with much more to
share with you.
Usually, we all encounter some issues in our personal or
professional lives that keep cropping up every now and then. Some are just momentary,
but few others might take longer period of time to sort them out.
For some of you who are reading this post, you might be going
through difficulties right now. You are desperately seeking an exit
from this stress and burden of these problems. But nothing seems to be in your control.
You are getting anxious and the fear of some loss is gripping and growing by
How do you tackle this scenario?
Here is what you need to do...
Wherever you are…just take a pause and smile!
Do it right away. This simple and most inexpensive
medicine in the world is the best solution to your every problem, whether it is
small or big. I repeat…whether it is small or BIG!
And I will not tell you to stop thinking about your problem
while you take this pause to smile.
Keep your thoughts about your worries, your fear, your anxieties,
your issues in your mind…and smile.
Do it for a minute, you will like it. Keep doing it at frequent
intervals and you will love it. What you will gradually experience is that
slowly the burden of your problems will feel lighter.
You will get a newfound energy to face all your challenges!
Not only will you overcome these problems with ease, but it will also make you so much
stronger, and you will attract more happiness and joy!
Smile is the secret code! Please use it in abundance!
Will catch you soon with more such amazing thoughts J
Are you wondering what do I mean by saying - Spend Joy?
If I pick up an analogy, it is as simple as spending money. We all earn our livelihood by some means or the other. When we get a paycheck or profit through our businesses, the feeling of earning that much money gives us happiness and satisfaction. Irrespective of how much we have earned, it gives us joy. You spend that money on the necessities first, comfort second and luxury third. Well, for few of us, it could not be in the same order :)
So how is this related with spending joy? Folks, we all get precious little joys in our everyday lives. Don't curb it by keeping it within. If you like someone, say it - You will spend joy; If you appreciate your colleague's work, say it - You will spend joy; if you like the food you are eating, say it - You will spend joy.
The more you spend joy, the more it will flow in to your everyday life. I have experienced it. Try it from this moment onwards, it will magically change your life.
Going back to spending your earnings. Have you ever thought - What if you don't spend what you are earning. Will it bring you any happiness? Will it add any happiness as the figures in your account are going higher and higher without spending a single penny? Obviously rising figures will bring happiness to you...but not using that money will ultimately get stale in your bank, leaving you high and dry...literally!
This doesn't mean, you spend recklessly and empty your pockets and write back to me...hey man where is my joy... lol!
Spend sensibly...for your and your family's happiness.
Surprisingly this doesn't apply when spending joy. Spend as much as you can. You will never have empty pockets.
Start spending JOY now! Every little gesture, feeling or thing that brings you joy, express it...that's spending joy.
Your life will have abundance of happiness and fulfilment with this joy spending!
Saturday is a day of laziness. Deep dive
into the realms of laziness and enjoy the bliss of boredom. It might sound
strange but enjoy being on your own, do nothing, think nothing and have a great
weekend. Enjoy the sights and sounds around you. These days when each one of
us, does a perfect neck yoga exercise of bending the neck forward, eyes focused
on our hands holding a 5-inch digital object, we have stopped observing our
surroundings. Try this new exercise, give your eyes more JOY to observe people and
places around you. It’s simple…just place yourself in a nice comfy place, a
buzzing café, a bench on the street or even a window of your apartment. Give
your ears the JOY of hearing people talking. Keep catching glimpses of whatever
is happening around you. This will infuse your mind so much and for once you
will stop thinking about your own.
It’s a pleasure of solitude, a JOY of
belongingness with your surroundings! And woohoo! The bliss of boredom is
The first step towards finding JOY is to be grateful! Many
books and motivational speakers have spoken about gratitude. If we imbibe this
in our daily routine, it can make your life spectacular.
Here’s how – A simple way that doesn’t take you away from
your busy life.
Every morning when you get up, till the time you freshen up
start counting things, people and situations you are grateful for and ‘Thank’
each one of those. On many occasions, you will find a lingering thought of the
previous day worrying you. Something that’s bothering you at the back of your
mind. In all of this, would you be interested in feeling grateful for other
things. You are right – you will not be. BUT, what can change your day to deal
with that difficult situation in your favour is to be grateful for something in
that difficult situation. Visualize you coming out as a winner from that
For e.g. Your worried thought says – “I’m so tensed about
this assignment in office if I can do it without making any mistakes and deliver
it on time.” First, think you have something in you that’s why you are chosen
for this important assignment. Also be grateful for your colleague(s)/team who
are supporting you to finish this task. And last, visualize you being appreciated
for doing it so well.
This small exercise is applicable and true for whatever
difficult situations you face in your day to day life. Find it difficult to
commute. Follow the same exercise – Be thankful for what you have, Visualize having
an easy ride.
Is this an instant cure to all your problems? No. But the
thought of conquering these fears and challenges in our daily lives is your Joy
In a course of few days you will find, situations becoming
favourable – the way you want to!