Author: Chiranjiv Kumar

28May

Getting Over Difficult Times

The most important thing to understand about life is that no matter who you are or how much money you have, you are never going to be able to get away from the difficult times that come with life. There is no way you can live your life thinking that everything will always be easy and there will be no bumps on the road. This is the main reason you need to be careful not to allow yourself to be overwhelmed by these difficult times.

 

Understand that happiness requires sadness 

Imagine a world that allows you to feel happy 24/7 and all that happens in your life makes you feel good and safe? This sounds nice right? But the truth is that if you are always happy, you are going to end up feeling like happiness has lost its meaning. You should ever feel bad about being unhappy. This point may seem absurd but for a man who is not thirsty, water is useless, you can ask a thirsty man the value of water.

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23May

Next Level of Brain Development

Have you ever experienced that when you are free, you have less time and when you are busy, you have more time? This may seem illogical on paper but practically it is all together a different story. Whenever I do more work than I am supposed to do, I feel active and energetic. Brain is unlike the machinery in a factory; the more you use brain the better it gets. There is no depreciation, or amortization. Imagine if money would work like that, the more you spend money the more you have. What is money actually? A piece of paper to let you live the life you want or to give you the knowledge you want or to make you a better person? If you think more deeply, you already have an asset which is better than money, the brain.

The brain grows in the same way the muscle grows. Muscles need a shock to tear the tissues so that they can build itself better, bigger, and stronger than before. We hit the gym to give the shock to our body but fears giving shock to our brains. While it may seem that you are weak today, your brain is exhausted, you are overloaded with tasks and you can no longer persist, but it will help you to grow. When you are thinking about whether to do this or not, somebody has already done it.

So try this, pick up a task which is brain wrecking. Do it. Do it for the 20 hours which need not to be in continuation but when you do that work, put all your concentration in. You will no longer feel stressful after 20 hours and the reason being that your brain will develop a new level of tolerance reaching its next level. The next level of success. The next level of enlightenment.

21May

Can You Control It?

There is always a difficulty. Difficulty which is intrinsic in human mind. Difficulty in making choices. Difficulty in prioritizing. Sometimes we are met with a situation which demands a choice. If we choose to live by that choice then there is always a possibility that something which is more important would be at peril. So how do you tackle this? We all prioritize work but what method do you use? Most of us still spend time worrying about the tasks in the priority list because we tend to make mistakes in prioritizing. Say, such as, studying for the exams vs. worrying about the results of other exams; concentrating on your job vs. devoting time to your relationships. Both are equally important. Hopefully, there is a way out there to save you some mental suffering. Read More »

19May

Your Inner Coach

The other day I was reading an article in HBR written by Peter who introduced a concept of controlling your emotions. The concept is called “inner coach”. Many a times when we are in a particular situation, we think about emotions pertaining to that particular circumstance. Like if we fail in exam or a project or anything then our mind says that we are an idiot and a failure. It is very easy to dismiss it by saying ” …well, he is a jerk” to a person but when the receiving end is us then it becomes a bit more difficult. There is also a good voice which gets activated when we feel optimistic. The voice to motivate us, the voice to tell us that everything would be OK. The point is what to hear and what to not. Read More »

17May

How quickly do you wake up?

Do you know that the more time you spend in bed after the alarm goes off, the less you would be productive in the next few hours. Many of us use snooze button and keep on sleeping for minutes and hours after that. But this ain’t right you know. So, let us discuss the solutions to wake up quickly.

Throw Yourself

Whenever you open your eyes and can’t get up even with the alarm clock which is not working for you, then gather some energy and throw yourself out of the bed on the floor. Believe me, after doing this two or three times, you would either develop a fear or joy, in the either way you would be motivated to get up.

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