Sunday, 16 October 2016

Joy Spotting #3: Spend Joy!

Hello friends!

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!

Cheers :)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Joy Spotting #2: The bliss of boredom :)

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 exciting J


Monday, 11 July 2016

Joy Spotting #1: Gratitude

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 situation

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 Spotting!

In a course of few days you will find, situations becoming favourable – the way you want to!

Cheers :)