10 Things to Design Your Life and to Live In Your Passion

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“If you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it…”

Its true that many of the people are existing but not living their life but why? There is no life if you don’t have a passion.

Its proven that we are the designers of out life as great people said “You are the product of your thoughts..”. Here, in this article I just listing down some points that can change your life; it can help you to “design your life and live in your passion..”.

1- Let go of the stuff that pulls back you from achieving your dream, desire and life that you are dreaming

Today is the day, where I challenge YOU to look deep within yourself and ask yourself a hard question;

What or who, in your life, do you need to let go of in order to cleanse out anger, frustration, emotional pain, sorrow, fear, negative thoughts etc?

Yes, its true that we all carry many things that we don’t need actually but we are not realizing that such things are squeezing your energy, make you feel tired, will let you down always when you want to do something.

ERASE all those thoughts, stuffs, people from your mind and life and start a new life that you are dreaming. Life needs a cleansing to start a new day.

2-Forgive yourself: Stop regretting about the past and start dreaming for the future

Many people, sometimes including me also regret about the past things, one thing is sure that we cannot change the past; so always think “past is past and lost is lost..”.

Make a decision to forgive yourself and move on – shift your focus from what you did not do; to what you can do now and in the future.

3- Identify the stuff that makes you happy and spent time for that and set it as the high priority thing in your life

All are wandering unnecessarily to get happiness, peace and comfort. Be quite for sometime and think about each and every moment that made you happy and from that choose the best thing and set it as your catalyst for happiness.

For example:

Spending time with your loved ones

– Listen your favorite music

– Take a day out

– Enjoy the solitude

Give much of your time to nurture things that make you happy than wasting time for unnecessary things.

4-  Action oriented attitude= success

People take resolutions but most of them are not trying for that. Have a quick review on your past year targets and achievements, in most of the cases you might see no result. so,

You either take action towards your goals or you don´t – there´s no in between! There´s no trying.

Being action oriented also means that you stop over-thinking things (because that´s not action), you look at the situation, make a quick decision to do what´s best – and then go take care of it!

Don’t let anything stand in your way, be proud of who you are and the decisions you make!

5- Prioritize what really matters and let go of the rest:- make room for what you really want

You can design your life by choosing what you want in your life but for that you need to make room for that, which means you should prioritize things that matters.

Always do things that meet your happiness and passion; never give your time and energy for what you don’t like to do and follow. Say “NO” without any hesitation and move fast.

6-Find your power quote and get inspired by that

Finding a power or making your own quote will give the energy and inspiration for achieve things in your life.

I defined my own power quote and that gives me some kind of fuel when i think of it. hmm. my quote is the following:-

“Designing my life and living in my passion…”

Really the above quote is from my heart and I trust the words in that, especially the word passion. So find your own quote and try to achieve the real life.

7-Raise your standards and enjoy the quality of life

Its not a marketing theme or something like that; its purely means setting up of higher standards in your life.

For eg. there is a hidden fact ‘people always unconsciously notice your shoes while you coming, so wear nice shoes..‘ . In this it tells, raise your standards in the following areas of life:-

– Physical and grooming (buy one or two branded things, you will see that people notice you..)

– Communication and approach (talk with full clarity, good eye contact etc)

– Professional (always provide more than expected, speak abot something new in discussions etc)

– Social (raise your attachment and make others feel your presence)

8- Identify your passion and break the rules for achieve that (only if needed)

The only person who can define your limit is YOU. So now break the rules and boundaries that you set in you mind and explore the real life.

You don’t need to obey the rule that pulls back you from achieving your dreams and life. So Break It!!

9- You weren’t born to be perfect, you were born to be yourself

“Perfectionism is always end in frustration…”

Never be a perfectionist, if you are, you will never be comfortable and satisfied.

Accept who you are and believe that no one replace your seat. If you do things with your full capacity, that itself is enough to achieve you want in your life.

Follow the three rules:-

1. Acknowledge your flaws instead of trying to hide them -ultimately you’ll gain more respect

2. Acknowledge your flaws instead of trying to hide them  ultimately you’ll gain more respect

3. Start with what you have – don´t wait for things to be perfect

10- Trust your heart and do what you love

Finally do what you love..

You don’t need to convince anyone, do things that you love but ensure that others are not affected by you. Without passion you cannot do things at its fullest, you cannot love what you do. So find your passion and live with that.

If you are passionate in doing things that you love:

– you will never feel tired and boring

-you will create wonders

– there won’t be any excuses

“Design your life and live in your passion…”

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101 Simple Resolution Ideas for 2014

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2014, one more great year to our life; never let it go like 2013; just make some changes, some improvements. It s high time to think about changing your habits, style and the way you look and the way you live. Take a Resolution for 2014 and have a focused effort on making a life that you wish.

  1. Take the stairs instead of elevators and escalators to get daily exercise.
  2. Walk or ride your bike more often instead of driving.
  3. Schedule “me” time to turn off your cell phone, computer and other electronic devices.
  4. Don’t use your cell phone during work meetings, social events or dinner.
  5. Don’t text and drive (as a matter of fact, don’t use your phone at all while driving).
  6. Cook at home more often—you will learn new cooking skills and save money.
  7. Be more than punctual—try to be early to every meeting you attend.
  8. Make more personal phone calls instead of sending emails and texts.
  9. Write one handwritten letter a month to someone special.
  10. Do something out of your comfort zone.
  11. Bring more to the table at every meeting—speak up and voice your opinion.
  12. Be more willing to talk to others and learn something about strangers.
  13. Sign up for a dance or art class.
  14. Start running a little further each time you run.
  15. Enjoy the seclusion and solitude of eating a meal alone.
  16. Read one new book each month.
  17. Turn off the Internet and television and read a book before falling asleep.
  18. Make more eye contact during conversations.
  19. Use your credit cards for emergencies only by removing them from your purse or wallet. Only spend with whatever cash you bring with you.
  20. Refrain from gossiping and listening to gossip. You’ll be a more trustworthy person and will engage in more productive conversations.
  21. You know it’s the most important meal of the day, so why skip it? Give yourself an extra 15 minutes in the morning to prepare and eat a good breakfast, like organic cage-free eggs, oatmeal or a green smoothie.
  22. Participate in “Meatless Monday” by forgoing meat once a week. It’s budget-friendly and helps improve your health and the environment.
  23.  Make healthy swaps when you can. Substitute soy or almond milk for dairy and try using coconut or olive oil instead of butter and margarine.
  24. Choose organic when possible and spare your body the harmful pesticides.
  25. Try portion control when eating meals. Put leftovers in the refrigerator immediately to prevent eating a second helping.
  26. Use products that are eco-friendly and don’t contain harsh chemicals.
  27. Be more open and communicative with others. You’ll likely gain more respect and cooperation from them.
  28. Get more vitamin D by taking some time to spend outside. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
  29. Stop late-night snacking: your body will take the calories and store them as fat.
  30. Floss your teeth more often.
  31. Try cutting fat from your diet. Fat is not a good energy source and causes major reductions in your physical endurance.
  32. Do more of what you enjoy doing.
  33. Spend a few hours a week enjoying time with your family. Don’t allow any external distractions.
  34. Start recycling by having a designated bin available and educate yourself about what items are recyclable.
  35. Grow a simple garden: start with herbs that are easy to grow and maintain.
  36. Don’t litter.
  37. Spend time once a quarter to de-clutter your home. Get rid of anything you don’t use or haven’t worn in a year.
  38. Learn something new every day.
  39. Start saving for a family vacation today.
  40. Invest in your retirement.
  41. Incorporate more vegetables in your meals.
  42. Substitute red meat for turkey, chicken or even pork.
  43. Buy fresh vegetables instead of canned, which often don’t have as many vitamins and minerals.
  44. Designate a family dinner night that everyone must attend.
  45. Walk your dog every evening after dinner.
  46. Keep in touch with loved ones – update address books, email addresses and phone numbers.
  47. Pick up a new hobby.
  48. Make a spa day once every few months – whether it’s pampering at home or booking at a salon.
  49. Help others by volunteering.
  50. Build a community garden.
  51. Donate furniture and clothes that you no longer use to those in need.
  52. Get organized.
  53. Do a safe walk of your house – replace smoke alarm batteries, check locks on windows and doors.
  54. Save energy this year – replace appliances and light bulbs.
  55. Use more of your kitchen appliances – pull out the slow-cooker, stand mixer, bread maker and juicer.
  56. Plan birthday and holiday gifts ahead of time to save with sales and deals.
  57. Pay off your credit cards.
  58. For everything negative you say, say two things that are positive.
  59. Eat more high quality dark chocolate – it’s loaded with antioxidants.
  60. Listen to more of your favorite type of music. Music boosts spirits and helps reduce depression.
  61. Boost your energy and health by adding fresh juices or green smoothies into your everyday diet.
  62. Revise comfort foods by adding a healthy twist.
  63. Invite more friends and families over for a monthly gathering.
  64. Buy local.
  65. Cut out processed, prepackaged foods.
  66. Eat food that is free from artificial colors, flavors, ingredients and preservatives.
  67. Have more fruit available throughout the day to refuel your energy.
  68. Schedule your day to be productive and plan to get the majority of important business completed in the morning when you’re alert and energized.
  69. Drink water or green tea instead of coffee to reduce caffeine intake and keep you hydrated.
  70. Get on a solid sleep schedule. Listen to your natural sleeping patterns and adjust accordingly. Aim for seven hours of sleep each night.
  71. Prepare ahead of time with travel snacks. Pack a variety of snacks from dried fruit, nuts, energy bars and fruit to help make healthy choices while on the go.
  72. Add more whole grains to your diet. Whole grains have been linked to the battles against heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
  73. Replace sugar with natural sweeteners like agave, honey and Stevia.
  74. Eat with the seasons. You’ll be eating fresh, high-quality ingredients that are packed with the nutrients your body needs.
  75. Bring your lunch from home more often. Whether you’re packing for yourself or for the entire family, creating money-saving lunches is a simple way to add variety to your lunch without breaking the bank.
  76. Cut down your sodium intake by using spices and herbs to flavor your dishes instead of salt.
  77. Use a designated date to complete the majority of your meal shopping and prepare any of your week’s meals in advance to help cut down on cooking time.
  78. Invest in a few kitchen utensils that save you time.
  79. Preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables by learning how to can them. Bulk up on produce that is in season and on sale.
  80. Take preventive measures to minimize the risk of getting sick by washing your hands frequently, eating more fruits and leafy greens, taking a multivitamin and staying active.
  81. Identify the things that make you stressed during the day and take action. Create a list of things that are in your control and take small steps to change them.
  82. Don’t let things out of your control overwhelm you. Realize there are certain obstacles to challenge us, but never defeat us.
  83. Improve your quality of life by getting more involved in your community and connecting with nature.
  84. Support local small businesses and keep your money where you live.
  85. Help reduce your carbon footprint: go car-less one day a week by staying at home, walking, taking public transportation or riding your bike.
  86. Eat five new foods this year. Have you tried kale, quinoa, coconut oil or almond butter yet?
  87. Loosely track your goals. Don’t be too specific on deadlines or set yourself up for failure.
  88. Keep a journal to jot down anything that comes to mind, like recipes, memories and ideas.
  89. Listen more in conversations.
  90. Learn others’ resolutions and help them achieve their goals.
  91. Give someone a compliment once a day, but really mean it.
  92. Rearrange your furniture every once in a while to create a new living space.
  93. Give your dishwasher and washing machine some love. Check for leaks, mold or clogged drains.
  94. Bring some of the items that make you happy at home to your workspace, like photos of family or small trinkets.
  95. Make your bed daily. This simple, three-minute chore is an easy way to positively impact your happiness.
  96. Take the time to clean as you go and clear away any clutter that has accumulated over time.
  97. Not everything is going to be easy or enjoyable, but try to appreciate the challenge and look on the brighter side.
  98. Spend money on things that create memories.
  99. Before you go to bed, take a step away from your daily struggles and contemplate something much larger than yourself.
  100. Give yourself more credit. More than likely, there is no one who will master everything on their list. The fact is, you’re trying and nothing is better than that.
  101. As always, keep it simple.

Chill Out!!!- 14 Simple Ways To Enjoy A Day In Your Life

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From My Own Experience

1. Pump some peaceful tunes

The right music can melt away stress in a matter of seconds. Keep a few of the tunes that you know make you feel good on your phone so you can pop in your headphones and relax at a moment’s notice. For example Chinese bamboo music is a big example for this.

2. Chew Gum

Chew gums, I don’t know whether it is practical for all but it is proved that many of the people get relaxed when they chew gums.

3. Breath In- Breath Out

Deep breathing soothes the body and mind – especially lengthening the exhalation which is known for its relaxation effects. Try this easy exercise to instantly chill out: breathe in to the count of five, hold in for five, and then slowly exhale while counting to five again. Repeat five times, and enjoy the instant calm! As you get more comfortable with the exercise, you can increase the number of breaths, or slow your breath even more by counting to six, seven, and so on.

4. Take a time out

The best way that everybody prefers. I usually go out or for a drive, if you are passionate in driving, it will make you more relaxed. The night breeze will make you feel better than ever.

5. Get quiet every once in a while

Switch off the TV, your cell phone, the computer; too much of gadget usage can cause stress. Appreciating silence can help you to feel more relaxed and peaceful.

6. Take a walk

A 20 minutes walk can boost your energy level. When I walk in the evening time to have my dinner (rarely) that itself gives some kind of freshness. For sure you will be warmed up and you will be relaxed.

7. Get organized

A well organized room, space can make you feel comfortable. When the place is messy you may feel exhausted and dry. Always make proper arrangements to keep it clean and simple and you will the change.

8. Know when to let go of someone or something

You may feel it odd!. but its truth that some people can also make you exhausted, or things can make you mad. LEAVE IT and LET IT GO. You should know when it should happen.

9. Spend time with nature

The best way,  we don’t need any explanation about the healing power the mother nature.

10. Learn to say no

Sometimes you just can’t be all things to all people. Learn to put healthy boundaries in place. If you are constantly running around trying to help other people, learn when to stop. Sometimes your own needs have to come first. You don’t have to become selfish, just know when to draw the line.

11. Enjoy the city bus & auto 

It really fun.!! When you are really don’t know what to do for spending time, go for a city bus or auto ride. Whenever I get bored, I used to prefer this because the night traffic, the breeze, people and everything feel like interesting. Prefer this only after 6:00 PM..

 

12. Watch a sunrise or a sunset

There is something special about the stillness of dawn and something profoundly beautiful about the colors of a sunset. Soothe and nurture your soul by enjoying these simple, natural pleasures. This image was taken from Marine Drive Cochin with my phone, the best place where i used to go.

13. Simplify your life

Simplify your life by taking things easily and be flexible and receptive.

14. Enjoy the small, simple things in life

Ultimately, enjoy each and every seconds and small things in your life. Stop crying for things that you missed but be happy for what you have right now. Have fun always.

7 Little Habits that are making you tired..

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