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Today we are living in a fast paced world. There is a mad rush for everything. Smart phones have made 24 x 7 working hours a reality. Then we have a whole lot of advisors who advise us on anything from dresses, life style, meditation, food, spirituality, yoga etc. But we need not take everything at face value. There is no need to believe that all the advise that is rendered is 100% true. One has to take all the advices with a pinch of salt.

Get up early in the morning. Do yoga and meditation exercises. Then go for a brisk walk. Return home, take bath, say your prayers and then have your breakfast. Then drive your way to work. At some point of time, a breakdown is imminent. Our body is not a machine. The mind and body both need to relax. Perfectionists have it even worse because they believe flexibility is an expression of their weakness. But nothing can be father from the truth. It is true that discipline gives us freedom and a desultory life does not take us anywhere. Our Indian epics and mythologies can be a well spring of information from which we can draw inspiration from. Excessive attachment to things, irrational fears and sudden anxiety attacks are a result of bugaboos. I know it is difficult but instead of being harsh with them, it is better to be benevolent to such thoughts.

It is often said that mind is a monkey that has to be kept in check. Otherwise the mind can run riot. A scholar has even said, " Our mind is often filled with garbage that we need to shed from time to time." The mind can become confused due to kerfuffle between different schools of thought rendering advise on the same topic. In all cases, calming one's mind is the best technique. It may need you to move away from a situation that is causing you distress.

Before we display kindness to others, we must be kind to ourselves. We must eschew feelings like hatred, jealousy, fear, greed etc because these emotions can cause you great discomfort in your advancing years. We need to learn to forgive people. Why not forgive ourselves first? Here are 5 steps that you can follow to beat the blues:

1. Life is not about deadlines.

Enjoy every moment of life. Failure is a stepping stone. Failure shows that you are only a few steps away from success. Failure is better than inaction. Be flexible with your daily routine. If one of the days, you are unable to do yoga, it is fine. There is no need to feel guilty about it.

2. Forgive people.

Not everyone is perfect and that includes you. Learn to forgive people and focus on the positive side. When you forgive people, you relieve yourself of a great burden. When God is so forgiving in nature, why can't we mortals adopt a more lenient approach? Don't analyse too much.

3. Stop overthinking

Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry and just makes everything much worse than it actually is. Often overthinking becomes a dirty habit. To overcome this habit, keep yourself busy reading, writing or listening to music or watching an old Bollywood movie that you had enjoyed watching during your childhood.

4. Relaxing your mind is as important as relaxing your body.

Rather than watching an inane TV serial that makes no sense, can't you devote 15 minutes in a day meditating and focusing on the breath? This will be extremely beneficial in the long run and enable you to stay away from psychosomatic illnesses. Music and cooking have therapeutic powers. Even if you are not an expert at cooking, you can make a small beginning. YouTube D-I-Y (do it yourself) videos are now available online that can make cooking a breezy affair.

5. Follow a passion to avoid burnout

Always have a passion outside of your work that can energise and excite you. Before you grumble "Where is the time for all that?" let me assure you that it is certainly not impossible. You need to become an expert in the art of stealing time. If you can intelligently man oeuvre the manner in which you are spending your time, you will soon realize the non productive slots that are draining away your energy and leading to astronomical wastage of time.

Last but not the least, smile more often because nothing can substitute for a disarming smile. Laughter is the best medicine in this world. Learn to relax and you will find that life is more beautiful than what you had imagined.

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Comment This article is very good, to get succes in life we should adopt this thing. This 5points is very important in life.

Lakshmi Kishore.N
05/11/2019 09:11 AM

Comment the artical is good things we need to adopt in our life and those things need to be adopted in our lifes

Jeevan B
05/11/2019 00:41 AM

Comment An excellent article. Through this lesson I came to know how to enjoy each moment in a day and to beat the blues in this busy world. The mentioned five points is more enough to make the time happy ourselves as well as we can give happiness in others life too.I am believing in these points that is life is not deadline, forgive people, don't do over thinking, relax body as well as mind and follow passion and I am sure that it can bring the happiness and joy in life. Be a disciplined person, don't waste time, try to make the time productive, don't judge others, forgive people and smile more. Beat the blues.

Hashir Ali K
05/10/2019 06:44 AM

Comment Learnt a diff way of seeing thngs in lyf. very important message whch is necessary for diz busy schedule lyf

Harshitha s
05/10/2019 06:32 AM

Comment The article indeed is apt for the current scenario most of the youngsters are getting dragged away by these problems and the article is precise and perfect file for the current scenario sir .

Kripa sujan
05/10/2019 05:53 AM

Comment The article has summarized our life in the best way possible.The world is moving fast and so if we don't adapt our mind and body to the pace of the world then we will fall short.Another key point in the article is also that failure is a stepping towards success and failures always make us more prepared. Yoga is the best practices to make our body and mind efficient. Time is something that does not stop but that shouldn't stop us finding time for yoga.

05/10/2019 04:37 AM

Comment The article has summerised our life in the best way possible.World is moving fast and so we should adapt our mind and body to the pace of the world. Yoga as said by sir is one of the most practices we can follow to improve our body and mind. A taste of failure is always good for the future ahead.

05/10/2019 04:22 AM

Comment The article has summerised our life in the best way possible.Life is short but that doesn't mean we shouldn't follow our passion and ambitions.As sir said failure is a step towards success and so failures should not stop us from being who really are and we should always learn to forgive in the current world, if not we cannot survive.

Jamshad Ariyekal
05/10/2019 04:07 AM

Comment Good article very informative easy way of maintaining health and becoming stress free by staying away from doctor and medicines

05/10/2019 03:50 AM

Comment Great lesson sir, which have relevance in today's busy world. Now a days most of the people are trying to find happiness in the virtual world. They are all busy with their smartphones. They are not finding happiness which can be easily found in their surroundings. Following these five points will definitely benefit their life.

Hrishikesh T
05/10/2019 01:05 AM

Comment Indeed the article summerised the entire thing in few major points and with the modern world we all need to think about oneself. Rather than wasting time utilising that time in one more preferable work which would bring a sum of profit in our life and focusing on mental health and meditation being the best method which always provide a sense of mind peace. Always being fresh and active is important. This article was very helpful in knowing about certain things.

Sunny yadav
05/09/2019 10:57 AM

Comment In this busy world , I think we should see ourself first and then we should look for others . It was a great lesson sir . Especially the last 5 points very well said sir . I follow only 3 i.e 1, 2, &4 .

Pramod Kumar Upadhyay
05/09/2019 10:19 AM

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