Day 21: Thank You

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay We have come to the end of the 21 days mind workout and it is time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. What better way to do this, than with a sense of completion. “Thank you” always brings with it finality with a flourish! As you close your eyes to…

Day 20: Groove On

As we traveled through the last few days we have worked on exercising the mind and empowering ourselves. It has been a journey of self-discovery, of tuning in to bring in positive energy, and of taking charge. As we delved deep into our minds to change our thoughts we experienced the power of empathy, of…

Day 19: Mutually Inclusive

There was a time when I was struggling with my job, spending long hours at work, taking on more work than I could possibly handle, just to prove myself. I observed a colleague, come in any time of the day and leave quite early. This used to surprise and irritate me. “How can she come…

Day 18: Letting Go

Nothing is more difficult than letting go of something or someone. We have all confronted this dilemma and have been overpowered by a feeling of possessiveness. What is even more painful is forgiving someone. Forgiving is a form of letting go too. Why is it so painful to do so? Why do we suffer when…

Day 17: Fail Better

Failure is one of the most difficult things to handle in life, as it triggers a range of emotions and throws the mind completely out of control. The world seems to collapse and one is flung into a state of shock, disbelief and disillusion. I have often heard people around me say: “My daughter could…

Day 16: Care to Share

How does it feel when you care for someone and receive blessings in return? How does it feel to share a slice of pizza with a hungry friend? Both caring and sharing trigger the feel good hormone oxytocin, also known as the “cuddle hormone”, released when there is a social bonding. This makes us feel…

Day 15: Happy Place

Today is your day…you are at peace! Today is your day…you are content! Today is your day…you are happy! This is the time to spend on yourself. Fourteen days of mind workout has yielded some results. You are proud about the progress you have made. Today you will rest your mind and take it to…

Day 14: Others’ Shoes

Look into the mirror. What do you see? Yourself, right? Now look at the mirror. What do you see? The dust or marks that are on the mirror! It sure does need cleaning! Just a slight change of perspective did the trick. We interact with people all our lives and often we look at the…

Day 13: I See Red

Imagine pushing a cart loaded with apples down a hillside. You need immense focus and balance to prevent it from toppling over. Similarly, it is important to keep a hold and control over anger, else it destroys relationships. It is very difficult to pick up the strings again. Things never go back to normal, a…

Day 12: No Equation

  “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” Iyanla Vanzant, an American inspirational speaker and lawyer. Very early in life we start comparing ourselves to others, little realizing that each of us is an individual with characteristic strengths and of course weaknesses. My children would come home from a friends’ place and harangue…