Womenlines Influencer for Yoga, Archana Amlapure sharing this month is about how to have a fruitful day-
Do you get overwhelmed with the everyday to-do list and get stressed and drained easily?
In this Era of instant things like instant coffee, instant noodles, instant water heater and so on, we are automatically becoming and working like a robot. With the need to do everything fast and instant, having peer pressure, we fall into competition for our self or which society puts. Hence, we become a victim of stress. The result of above is stress, anxiety and health issues. Deadlines, expectations, passions, competition etc. gives rise to stress. The constant pressure of deadlines, fear of falling behind etc. will cause anxiety.
But at the same time when you relax, you stay happy and relaxed, the Parasympathetic nervous system is active and whole nervous system is in balance.
But how can you stay happy, connected, relaxed with piles of work, to do lists, expectations from family members, colleagues, friends and society? How can you achieve more during the day?
We all have got 24 hours in a day, if you follow these just 12 tips, you will avoid stress and anxiety and you will experience healthy, happy and fruitful day-
1. Meditation, because some questions can’t be answered by Google. Start your day with Meditation
Start from 5 min and slowly increase the time to 15 min or which you can afford to give. Just close eyes and sit in silence. Initially, you might feel restless, your mind might jump to many thoughts but don’t give up, it will come with practice. You can choose to use soothing background music or do gazing or concentrate on an object or simply chant the mantra. Know what best suits you.
2. If you have time for Facebook, you have time to exercise
Just give 15 mins for simple stretching, Gym, running, walking, warm up followed by 5-10 rounds of Sun salutation to improve blood circulation and metabolism. If you can afford more time, add few postures into your daily practice
3. A long and subtle breath establishes a calm mind, A calm mind is the foundation of great things
Spend 5 mins in Pranayama or breathing techniques like Alternate nostril breathing (Inhale from left nostril, exhale from right nostril, inhale right nostril and exhale from left nostril) .5 up to 27 rounds (depends on your time). This is the Instant technique to balance Nervous system and bring down stress.
4. Nobody is too busy, it’s the matter of priorities
Make the list of things you need to do during the day. Out of that list, prioritize which ones need immediate attention and plan your actions accordingly.
5. Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret
If you get irritated and angry very easily, just practice deep breathing with counts. Deep Inhalation for 5 counts and exhale for 5 counts. Deep breaths will help you calm down and gives you time to really think about what happened and avoid any after effects.
6. The worst sleeping disorder is being awake
If you have difficulty in sleeping or have disturbed sleep, practice Brahmari half an before you go to bed (How to do: Tip of your tongue touch to upper palate behind teeth, close lips and make sound mmmmm with each exhalation- 5 to 27 rounds). It clears out all the crazy thoughts from the mind.
7. Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time
During the day, watch your negative emotions. Do you get angry, irritated, feel sad, low very often? Work on culturing/balancing these emotions. Get in touch with your emotion and identify that it’s in you and you are the one who needs to change it and let it go e.g. sadness -try to find joy in the things you like. Anger with love and compassion, forgiveness etc. Just let go of expectations and ego.
8. Thinking positive isn’t about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment
Staying and thinking positive needs practice. Hence always look for positive and brighter side
9. A friend is one that knows you as you are, understand where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow
Have that buddy or family person to discuss your problems, fears or difficulties you are going through if any. Sharing your burdens with close one’s will is almost getting close to finding solutions.
10. Energy flows when intention goes
Have small Sankalp/Resolve, set an intention throughout the day if you really want to work and improve on the issues and repeat it throughout the day.
e.g: I am healthy – if facing health issues
I am happy – If you are going through emotional imbalance
I am confident – if working on self-esteem or confidence issues
11. The only mistake you can make is not asking for HELP
Don’t afraid to ask for help from friends, colleagues, family members or even strangers if need to be. You can’t manage thing single-handedly every time.
12. Keep selfies of your soul, keep the journal
Write your thoughts, gratitude, goals and feelings in the journal. It will help you keep accountable, can track your progress and goals and keep you motivated.
Enjoy the day as it comes. Nothing is permanent in life and hence problems.
Have a fruitful day!
Linkedin: Archana Amlapure