Michelangelo was asked by the pope about the secret of his genius, particularly how he carved the statue of David, largely considered the masterpiece of all masterpieces. His answer was: “It’s simple. I just remove everything that is not David.” *
So how often have you looked to improve life both ways:
- Relinquishing of bad or unhelpful habits
- Acquiring new habits which are aligned to your purpose of life
Mostly we have seen, we always try to acquire new habits without getting rid of baggage – old habits which hold us back. Its the inertia which holds us back and hamper in acquiring momentum in forward direction.
- Make list of your habits **
- Prioritize on there importance of impact and relevancy to life / bigger picture.
- SWOT your habits and see for yourself where you are with each of them
- Then start with goal(s) of relinquishing the one’s which are harmful to you and your life.
- Also make a list of habits which you want to acquire and are aligned to your purpose in life
- Again make a plan to start with them and turn them in goals broken in even smaller daily tasks.
These set of positive habits would become your Value System*** for life
Side Note: You can always sign up at LAYWi and create and manage your value system.
* From Nassim Taleb’s book.
** Learning about habit – I like Charles Duhigg blogs and books.
*** For Value System: Books by Steve Covey and Clayton Christensen.
Earlier relevant blogs:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince & Dinner like a beggar.
- Live with the 3 E’s:
– Enthusiasm &
- Make time to pray.
- Play more games.
- Read more books than you did in 2013.
- Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
- Sleep for 7 hours.
- Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily and while you walk, Smile.
- Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
- Dream more while you are awake.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Forget issues of the past.
- Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present Happiness.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
- Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Smile and laugh more.
- You don’t have to win every argument, Agree to disagree.
- Call your family often.
- Each day give something good to others.
- Forgive everyone for everything.
- Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allan Poea
Poets and artists ever since their existence have had only one goal.. to express their inner most feelings, which are so carnal that words can’t lend meaning to them. As human beings we all have those internal urges to be that something that burns the light of our lives. The coinage of the word individual also corresponds to us being separate entities perceiving things differently.
This expression of our individuality has a lot of description in vocabulary. Some call it dreams, goals, yearning, calling etc. Everyone has an idea of how they want to see their lives evolve. Everyone where ever they are, everyone should dare to dream. Have a goal in life that wakes them in the morning, gets them through tough times. Having dreams is like defining your base or your core, everything thenceforth corresponds to it, which is how you live your true self.
We all know what we want and who we are but for some of us the noise of everything around numbs it down. In this case, what you must do is, act on your superficial urges, and as you embark your journey, the compass of your being, also called intuition, will enable you to see what your true desires are. Sounds a bit out there? But let me explain, our perceptions is build on what we already know, for instance if we liked Leonardo di caprio movies there is a bigger chance we’d want to see his new movies, since we’ve formed an opinion that his movies are good. Overtime in life we tend to form fixed pattern of incidence that happen to us and enable us to understand our lives and what works for us. This pattern is called intuition, which is a guide to us capabilities and desires. As you embark on upon achievement of a goal, you will come to evaluate what paths to take. The moral of the story is, cultivate dreams and goals, no matter what they are, you will ultimately get there albeit a little delay.
Dreams are our only connection to the divine.
It is important to stand for something, than to fall for nothing.
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Laywi.com is the coming of an age website that lets you plan all your life on one platform. Physical fitness is one area that is a concern for all of us these days, since lives have become sedentary, and with the advent of technology, everything is becoming more dependent on computed programs than actual efforts.
The less we use a muscle, the more entropy it goes through. For example, say a person usage of their legs is minimum, he sits all day at work and then takes the elevator that goes directly to the parking lot and his car is parked right out front. Goes home, lodges himself in front of TV while he is served food in his bed. This routine would send a message to the brain to stop sending blood to minimum used part of the body and when this happens regularly, due to decreased nutrients, the muscles in the leg deteriorates and if this is not realized in time, permanent damage will ensue.
In a day like today, gym membership is as much a part of our lives as is a health insurance, but how many of these gym members regularly follow an exercise routine? Maybe a 50% or less I say from what I have seen of the world around me. With even right intentions and motivation, a lot of struggle to live healthy, why you ask? Because we don’t set out goals for ourselves. We forget to layout what from A to B means for us. The TV commercials can only motivate you join the revolution but not tell you what to do when you’re in it!
This is where LAYWi comes in. www.laywi.com is a website designed to address all you planning and organizing needs. This blog will focus on how to plan your physical fitness and health using the platform LAYWi developed.
Register on www.laywi.com, its simple and quick, and fire away. To achieve total control of your physical health, start at the well being tab, go to physical well being. The integrated system of LAYWi lets you select any part of the anatomy and document its health. The purpose of organizing information on LAYWi would mean that you actively and rationally lodge the piece of information in your working memory which in turns forces you to consider this information while you are making daily choices. That is just the beginning.
Later you can this same information to create projects to manage your physical health. You can either use this prior information to better your health or create project to enhance physical health and fitness. For instance, you can create projects for weight loss or muscle gain.
The project management tool of LAYWi gives you options to define project names, definition, objectives, time line, tasks to be under taken for the outcome. In addition to this you can create evaluation parameters, and rate yourself at the beginning and so on, as you feel the need to monitor your progress. And the dashboard under completed projects show you gauges of your physical health as your rating goes up or down.
This companionship of LAYWi tools will make it much easier for you stay updated with your plans, and it will also motivate you to keep going or confront the changes that have to be make. LAYWi will be your one stop solution to all you planning needs.
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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is very easy to forget who you are in this era where too much information is headed our way from every direction. It gets difficult to know what you have is worth so much, when the media is blaring in your face about what’s in and what’s out, telling you how to life your life. Life is becoming standardized, individuality is drowning, making us all into some sort of drones who must follow the latest of everything on the TV or you are failing at life. So you are forced to be a part of this rat race, which is only going to rob you of your entire life.
Life is transitory and so is everything in it. Life is not supposed to be lived by a standard set by someone else; it should be lived by your own standards. What makes you happy and what you enjoy doing, because ultimately you are running the rat race hoping to be happy one day far in the future, why not be happy right here, right now.
Start by appreciating yourself. No one is perfect, but you are the perfect YOU. Inquire deep into who you are, what you like. Write them down on a piece of paper. Try making a random list of things you like and dislike. This list will also acquaint you with the bits of you, you didn’t think existed before hence making you appreciate the person that you are and diverting focus more on the inside. Write down your dreams, but don’t forget to quell all outside influence, just you and what you really want. This can be an amazingly liberating exercise.
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Once you start appreciating yourself, you will start doing things that make you happy and feel worth your while. Start by taking up small projects that you can handle, it should help gain confidence in your chosen path. For example if you have decided that you want to take up a course in English Literature, start with a month long course, instead committing to something substantial and feeling overwhelmed later. Set reminders everyday to remind you why you are doing this, and don’t hesitate to make the necessary adjustments as you go.
It important to stay focused on what you want. Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen. If you are waiting to go on that trip overseas, start saving now. Make it happen. If you are not happy with your job, talk to your boss.
Set priorities and don’t compromise on them. Don’t change your plan, because someone else might get offended. You alone can control how you feel, same goes for anyone else.
And it all comes down to what you want to believe, happiness is choice. It’s not something that happens. So chose to be happy and healthy. You can have the life that you want by deliberate planning and staying true to yourself.
Because you can’t block all the noise outside but you can control how you react to it and hence the process of appreciating who you are and what you have, will help you become confident and stop the process of external approval seeking. This process will help you live your life as you want.
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