Hi Everyone, how are you doing this week? The very first week of another new year.
Peaceful… with everything under control? OR Overwhelmed, worried about… well, anything or everything?
Well, I don’t have great words of wisdom to make any transformation. But there are a few tiny things that we can do to make things better for ourselves and others. Here are some ideas:
1. Be a little kind to yourself and others.
Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle. – CHARLES GLASSMAN RD
Yes! We all have struggles. No one is untouched by them. Sometimes, it might feel like stress always targets us only, but we don’t know what the person sitting on the seat next is going through.
It’s okay to feel so, but give yourself some space to relax and feel that warmth that comforts you.
The same goes for others. A simple smile sometimes can comfort others.
2. Manage your stress through journaling.
I love journaling! This is my way of clearing my head. And it works… always. Journaling gives you an opportunity to express yourself freely, without the fear of being judged. Talk to your journal as if you are talking to a close friend who would never judge you… no matter what!
3. Laugh out loud every day
Haha. I mean take out little time to do something that makes you laugh. Psychology says when you laugh you are in an all-new dimension. Watch cute animal videos, write a short fiction story, watch a comedy show (these days stand-up comedy shows have taken a leap), or pick any hilarious series for binge-watching (Please do share with me, what are you watching, I am always looking for new shows), take up a new creative hobby, dancing in your living room, catch up with friends and family. The idea is to focus on joy.
4. Indulge in some self-care
This is one of the most overlooked areas of life. In the quest to achieve goals or meet deadlines we often sideline self-care. Because we take ourselves for granted. When we start giving importance to our bodies, our bodies reciprocate. So take out little time to express affection to your body.
Here are some simple Self-care ideas to boost your well-being
5. Do some decluttering
I know, I know… you have a hell lot of things to do, assignments to complete, deadlines to meet reports to prepare. Who has time to declutter?
But there is a good reason to do this unproductive activity. The clutter-free space can be a spring of calm when everything else feels out of control. According to science, decluttering can improve mental health, improve focus and reduce stress.
While you do physical decluttering of your bedroom, office, wardrobe, etc, don’t forget to declutter your phone and mind (through journaling).
Doing any of these may not wave a magic wand, instantly. But I absolutely believe that doing joyful things, taking the time to work toward truly meaningful goals, making kindness a habit can make a way to a miraculous life.
What is your way of enhancing positivity in your life?