“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.
– 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…”
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.
Article written by Abin c Pascal
Life: a very simple word but complicated to define. Only the one who can create an impact on others will be remembered forever and that’s why life is so important. It is not to just live but to make others feel that you are living.
Learning is a lifelong process where you get to know many things that are absolutely fresh to you but necessary for you. When you have the attitude to learn what life teaches you, you are the person who designs your own life. Learning can help you to:-
- See things in a big picture
- Let people follow you rather than you follow them
- Take everything in a positive way
- Make a better life with the experience that you have
Love: there is no reason for love, if there is, it won’t be love. Always understand, you cannot love anyone for a reason; if there is a reason then it is called ‘like’. At the end of the day people counts how you loved them, how you care for them and what impact that you have made on them..? So love without any limits and regrets and break everything that stands against it, finally love your own life and celebrate it like a festival. Love in life is:-
- To make life more live
- To feel special in each and every moment
- To transform everything around you
Passion: is something like addiction and you never find satisfaction without it. If you have the passion in doing things, you never mind getting any return out of that, you never care about the time, you never feel frustrated but you feel full of energy and enthusiasm. So have a passion in your life and make it as your life.
- Full of energy and enthusiasm when doing things
- No worry about time, benefit and risk
- Each time you will cherish about what you have accomblished
I would say
“When you find your passion you find the meaning of your life…”
Celebrate your life with LLP and make a transformation in the way you are living your life…
“Design your life and live in your passion…”
Abin c Pascal