Deep down all of us want to change with a new year with new professional goals, change jobs, upgrade the house interiors, financial goals and much more… I heard myself, my friends, my husband design thinking around many of the goals listed above but what I didn’t hear was- self-healing goals, self-identifying yourself goals, develop deep connections with your own self. In mid-2017, I came much closer to practice deep spirituality and mediation, I am surely late on the train but I am glad I made it to this journey. Finding deeper connections with myself have not only helped to control my anxiety but also understand people around me.
A daily cup of Mediation: We all have an in-built highly voluble syndrome- constant judgment, giving constant unwanted feedback, gossips have made our mind not only corrupted but our inner thoughts are filled with negativity. I have been a victim as well as the bully of all the negative behaviors. In 2017, I had come to self-realization how my thoughts were controlling my entire day- the events, opinions, judgment or bullying behavior forced me to stand at the edge of my life, where I felt there was no going back. That’s when I came in contact with practice of Mediation- I have always believed that mediation cannot help to clear your mind- there is no way one can clear their mind until their dead or they met the most eternal power. But once I started investing time in the evening to practice mediation, I have experience my mind to be more calm, felt I could deal with the stress without fear or anxiety and overall my body responds well to my issues. In addition, I have been personally listening to meditation music at work or at home to calm of my mind and heart. According to a study, 80% of leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs practice meditation to achieve inner strength before starting their day. You can also marry your mediation with Yoga eventually to attain more inner success.
Here are the resources:
Mediation Youtube Channel (Free Resource)
Shilpa Shetty Yoga Channel (Free Resource)
Ditch the label: Another habit to add in 2018 is “Reading” which is very crucial to develop a sense of understanding, intelligence, and awareness to many critical issues faced by the world. I highly encourage to read books on different cultures, countries, and lifestyles along with many non-fiction professional development books. The world is a melting pot, but still many of us have a habit of tagging labels to people who might be practicing a different religion or immigrants or people who overall don’t fit into your preassigned box. Reading will give you a new set of glasses to rethink a situation, assist you to find a purpose or a way to simply understand your mind. Reading should a be a mandatory habit in your everyday life.
Learn a new skill: From past year, I have been on a journey to expand my knowledge, improvise memory, read about things I have always been inquisitive about. Professionally, I have also taken a step to learn a new skill. Learning a new skill will require time and practice, you may not instantly feel like a Rockstar but practice will make your new adventure easeful. I highly recommend Khanacademy if you want to expand knowledge of Math, US history, coding and much more. YouTube is another pool of information- you may opt to learn a new language, try a new diverse dish or just simply learn about a new culture.
Great Big Story is a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling
Life Where I’m from Aiko and Shin are half Canadian and half Japanese. They were born in Canada but moved to Japan when they were 7 and 4. This is what their everyday life in Japan is like.
Omeleto: Their mission is to share stories that engage, provoke, inspire and, ultimately, connect humankind.
Apart from your monetary, social, health and professional goals- adding a touch of simplicity will not only enhance your relationship with yourself but also with others and universe in a positive way. I am a huge believer in energies. All the above goals have reduced my anxiety, help me to make better decisions and have open a new aura around myself.
Let me know what you think? Do our goals match?