Better You


The blazing sun greets you every morning with the rays of utopia. What follows is the monotonous routine, daily chores, the haste, for work, for chasing the train or bus or cab, and the rush to move with time. But we end up falling behind time. I would not say all, some fall behind, some go hand in hand and some are ahead too. From dawn to dusk we work for others.

How many of us take out time for ourselves? A lot many times said, a known fact that one should spend time with oneself but we don’t actually follow it. Nobody to be blamed, it’s probably the kind of lifestyle we have these days which sucks all our physical and mental energy and leaves us with no strength to think about spending quality time with our self.

Fitness routines, articles, videos, fitness centers, health clubs and similar many pushing factors which keep on shouting loudly to stay fit both mentally and physically. From my personal experience nothing can influence an individual, except his or her own will. Like they say, where there is will, there is a way. If you really have the will to fight against your weaknesses, come what may nothing can stop you from achieving your target.

Having said that, I would like to share with you a lesson taught by my teacher. He suggested once, which he himself practiced, that every single day lock yourself up in a room, turn off your phone, ask your family not to disturb you for at least 15 minutes. In the room, take a notepad, a pen and analyze your Strength, Weakness, Opportunity
and Threats (the so called SWOT analysis) on that particular day. Honestly, I have myself not yet tried it, but I assure one thing that it will certainly help in self-improvement. By doing this, you will actually spend quality time with your self. You will come face to face with the inner you. During this practice, you may also add an extra dose of meditation.

We do exercises to stay fit physically and yoga to stay fit mentally, but I believe self-analysis is extremely important to improvise oneself. It might sound like a cliché, but it is about will on trying it. Try and test. You might find a better YOU in a week’s time.

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