With too many things going on in life and in a mindset that we have to expedite the pace at which we live it , we often rush and not live the moments. Nothing is too short or too long , it is just unpredictable - so is life. What you have at your hand is just your current moment or a present day. This world with is astonishing marketing strategies , commercials and a lot preaching has made us all believe that life is a race and we constantly have to run to keep up with the speed that it spins and flips. I was taken a back when I realized , that with all this rush and a race ground , I have sometimes forgot that nobody sets rules of how you should live , what you should wear, how you should look like , what your social status should be & much more. I am now , just about living life unparalled. In the past one and half year I have slowed down a lot. Does things that only brought joy and enlightenment to my body and soul. Below are the 5 steps that will help you live your life slowly , simply and in a soul satisfying manner.
1. Wake up with a smile on your face.....
Yes , just like your morning mediation , workouts , breakfast and coffee , your smile , immediately after you are ready to wake up should be a part of your daily routine. Stop chasing the world by mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook feed right after you open your eyes. This will make a world of difference in how you can start your day without sheer intimidation and influence. Your brain functions in the direction you drive it right from your morning , do not feed it with junk. Do not wake up with an agenda , wake up with a smile , get your body and mind prepared for the day in a blank canvas and slowly plan your food , work/tasks/chores, take a break in between but do not procrastinate.
2. Read something for 30 minutes a day with undivided attention...
Reading is a form of training your brain , to make it accustomed to difference of phases and improve the power of your subconscious mind. People who read 30 minutes a day are proved to better connect with this world in various dimensions and proved to be more empathetic with themselves and others. Reading also minimizes your brain decline that happens as you age, studies also show that it actually decreases the chances of diseases such as Alzheimers by 2.5 times.
3. Explore even the simplest of places...
We are made to live on earth , but not just inside a box. Try going out just for a jog or a brisk walk or even to a park to spend sometime outdoors , you brain when fed with a change of atmosphere feels very different , do not keep it static. I made it a routine to just explore minutest of places around me , but since the pandemic happened I have explored more of nature , woods , ponds , landscapes at different times of the day. I would just sit there for sometime like a meditative experience.
4. Co-exist , But do not become a slave of the race...
We are just co-existing with other beings , but we should have our own way to taking the pill of life with ease and contentment. Do not do something just because you are obligated to do , do not go to a party just because you are called and if you cannot enjoy the time with your whole heart, do not buy something to keep up with the societal pressure of proving equal social status , do not prove a point to anybody as it not worth your time or energy , do not criticize others for their choices for it is solely an individual's decision and to top it all do not judge anyone's way of living. These things are for you to slow down and bring it all to live your life mindfully , peacefully and slowly. Disconnect with the world as and when needed and spend time with yourselves.
5. Implore self....
Human body and human mind are considered a very mysterious energy , you can mould it the way you want , concentrating on yourself independent of external parameters. As much as explore the outside world , take time to implore your inner self. Remind yourself of what brings you the true happiness , I meant the happiness you alone can experience , without any possessions. Your experiences are what makes you a fuller person , when your mind reacts to a natural process of feeling abundant with nothing materialistic is the best kind of experience. Always watch your inner self , how your inner self is reacting to a particular event and then implement your true feelings about it.
Even though this blogpost is a little bit of deep dive , these steps certainly helped me with the way I live my life now without any regrets and with much more enthusiasm to learn more about what I truly want - All that I want is live my life in every tiniest moment possible.
Hope this blogpost is little bit of help to calm your mind and understand that nothing matters other than the way you live your life with soul and body completely hugging each other.
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This is Shrithi, founder of The Chic Iconic. I am a minimalist , aesthetic and a positivist by nature. Along side I am an optimist , I transfigure my ideas, thoughts and tips into beautiful fairy tale moments and blog posts.