“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” here I am #contented as hell ;-)
164517 February, 2020
Life has been much hectic but I’m enjoying every bit of it. Finished my internship, wrapped up one of the best summers I’ve ever had, started my second year of MBA, went for my first overseas trip after I started my study, and suddenly 2020 is only 3 more months to go! It’s crazy. At times I wish life could slow down a bit, but what fun is there if it’s so?
"In season 2 of #ContentEd we explore the lifeblood of humanity – storytelling. Guiding us are two experts - artiste entrepreneurs - who thrive on telling stories through theatre. Sharath Parvathavani and Dr. Rajshree from @youandme_theatre – an emerging hotspot for theatre lovers in Bengaluru. Dr. Rajshree has been juggling multiple roles over two decades. Sharath has immersed himself in his passion after tying up a long career in electrical engineering. Listen to them explain the nuances of storytelling. Brush up your knowledge of Indian mythology with an interesting story from the Mahabharata. Get some gyan about business storytelling. It is said that there is a story within each of us. This podcast might be just the push you need to find it. https://buff.ly/3c8TAcb
⠀ #Storytelling#artofstorytelling "
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Being “fit” doesn’t mean you constantly have a 6 pack and look like popeye 24/7. I know people who may have a little more fat % that is an incredible powerlifter, I know smaller girls who could lift 100+ kgs like it’s featherweight, and I know people who are extremely “fit” with 10-15% body fat who has an unhealthy mind and way of living. .
I was happily enjoying snacks during my holiday in this photo. No 6 packs solid abs. But I’m blissfully happy before being eaten alive by sandflies 🤣
What I’m trying to say is being “fit” doesn’t necessarily fit into one form. Heck I definitely have a way higher fat % compared to a body builder/ fitter person, but most importantly I’m healthy mentally and living an active lifestyle while juggling a full time rotational shift work in the medical field, a relationship , a very needy puppy, while studying online & teaching piano lessons during the weekends AND actually contented and happy in reality and not just for the gram 🤷🏾♀️
I know people who has bodies to die for yet they are very unhealthy- both mind and body. They have extreme body dysmorphia & starve themselves everyday because they’re terrified of being “fat”, have bad relationships with people and their partners and just negative every single day. I’d rather be a chubby kid and be contented in life than to be obsessed with every calorie I consume & the way I look. .
Being fit starts with your mindset. Stop stressing on the little things when there’s more to life than fitting in the norm. Smile. Eat a donut. Find that balance. I’m all for long term sustainability than some fad diet 🙌 .
When you look you look at your reflection, how do you feel? What is your internal dialogue? Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your appearance? If you find yourself being critical and focusing on your list of defects, you are not alone. It is rare to find anybody who is completely satisfied with their appearance.⠀
When I moved house a couple of years ago, I decided I wasn’t going to have any mirrors that enabled anyone to see their full self. ⠀
It’s interesting. I definitely spent less time thinking about my appearance which freed up my thoughts for…well… life! However, I also found myself being more practical with my attire, with comfort taking precedence over fashion. And so, after 18 months and a number of fashion faux pas later…🤣🤭...I ended up once again with a full length mirror. But…I did learn some truly valuable lessons from this experience. ⠀
Here are my simple, full length mirror rules that work for me...⠀
1. Conceal your mirror behind a door or in a wardrobe. Not where you can walk past it during the day.⠀
2. You can permit yourself to look in the mirror ONLY to check out your outfit and ensure you are presentable. You cannot seek out the mirror to look at any ‘part’ of your body.⠀
3. Allow yourself a 5 second viewing limit. Just enough time to do a twirly 💃 and make sure you are neat and presentable. Count out the 5 seconds.⠀
4. Do not look in the mirror again for the day… ⠀
And just a quick word on your internal dialogue. Be kind. ⠀
I find counting 5 seconds out loud blocks any unhelpful thoughts. However, I have also heard others find it beneficial to say complimentary things to themselves. For example, praising your hairdo that day. Or perhaps identifying a part of your body you like and celebrating it. Basically, stop any negative thoughts that disobediently enter your head and replace them with kind ones.⠀
And finally, in the wise words of Taylor Swift, “unique and different is the new generation of beautiful… You don’t have to be like everybody else”.
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“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in” - 🎼 Shawn Mendes
Being Content is a Learning Process
BY RICJ WARREN
Instead of focusing so much on what we don’t have and what didn’t happen, we can be grateful for what we do have. This doesn’t come naturally to me, probably not for you either, and not even for the apostle Paul, who said, “I have learned to be content.” Being content is a learning process.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:7-8, “Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need” (The Message). Envy is based on the myth that you need more to be happy. Envy always looks at others and asks, “Why them? Why did they deserve it? I deserve what they have.” But gratitude says, “Why me? Why did God give me this? I’m blessed because I don’t deserve what I have.” It totally flips our perspective.
Although we all struggle with envy, it’s hard to admit it because it’s such an ugly emotion. When you’re envious of others, you really want them to fail, because it makes you feel better that they don’t have more than you. That’s pretty crazy, isn’t it? If we could only learn to be grateful for what we have, we could begin to get rid of these feelings of envy.
It’s important to understand that envy is not having a desire or a dream or a goal. It’s good to have those. Envy is not looking forward to something or hoping that something can happen in your life or even wondering if you should have some thing. Envy is instead resenting somebody who already has what you desire or has reached a goal you have yet to obtain. Envy says you can’t be happy until you get that desire or goal. Envy is not being grateful for what you already have.
Yet the Bible tells us that we already have more than we need and far more than we deserve. Every good thing in our lives is a gift from God, and it is up to him to decide when and how he blesses us. It’s up to us to choose to be grateful and make the most of what we’ve been given.
Tight hamstrings are a thing many people have in common. The causes can be many and one of them is, guess what? Too much sitting! 🪑We are basically seated down for most of the day. While we commute to the office, when we work, when we study, when we scroll Instagram and Facebook...! I always recommend my friends to prefer a walk to transportation (if the place is close enough) and to go eat outside the office, which helps to get fresh air and also encourages to reach the restaurant or canteen (and hence to walk!).
The struggle is real and I see it at classes. However, if we change our daily lifestyle and do simple exercises, we can loosen up our hamstrings. Once you are there, Parsvottanasana (intense side stretch pose) and Parivrtta Trikonasana (revolved triangle) will only be pleasant variations! Remember you can bend the front knee if you feel there is too much stretch happening and to avoid knee hyperextension.
🌓camatkarasana 🌒virabadrasana II
🌑parsvakonasana 🌘 utthita parsvakonasana
🌔parsvottanasana 🌓Eka pada kapotasana
🔥Vinyasas here and there🔥
Music: @ketsamusic from #freemusicarchive
I snap photos like these often. They're my way of pausing to remember just how grateful I am for the holy mundane. I never shy away from an opportunity to call fire down from heaven, 😘. But, what I can shy away from, unless I'm intentional not to, is savoring all of the mundane moments in between. The truth is, life is lived in between. Motherhood isn't primarily made up of vacations and photo shoots and IG squares. Motherhood occurs within the faithfulness to small, every-day moments and tasks. When I faithfully and joyfully stay caught up on laundry... I'm both experiencing and giving the gift of the holy mundane. When I faithfully and joyfully scrub toilets and floors... I'm both experiencing and giving the gift of the holy mundane. When, even more important than what I DO, I am content and at peace in the meals and the messes and the moments that make up our days and weeks... I'm both experiencing and giving the gift of the holy mundane. When my heart rests and finds its joy in what is seemingly small, rather than living for the temporary high of the next trip or the next outing or the next "big thing", I'm fully immersed in and reaping the great beauty that is the holy mundane. When I'm here, in this regular and beautiful mess, rather than dreaming of or constantly planning ways to get us out of this wonderfully simple day-to-day, it is then that my heart truly understands what a gift that this is. It's there that I know God more and become more like Christ. It's there that I take Him my praises and my sorrows. It's there that I learn that rest and work are both good and perfect gifts. It's there that I see into the hearts of my children, and it's there that my heart and my cup overflow.
It isn't always glamorous... But, oh, is it glorious. #theholymundane#ordoamoris#choosetheright#choosewhatisbest#imperfectfaithfulness#thenextrightthing#gloriousnotglamorous#contented#presentoverperfect#workwellrestwell#livesmall#smallthingsarebigthings#faithfulinsmallthings
Thankful for a husband that is always willing to lend a hand with housework. Jordan you are the best!♥️
Also grateful that @dropps gifted us their laundry pods for sensitive skin. My clothes are so much softer and free of fragrances & dyes! #dropps#everydroppcounts