Tips To Become An Achiever At Work

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The magic beans on the stalk don’t grow unless you sow the golden seeds. Your core working values are your golden seeds that grow into rewards. You need to have the right mindful skills to be an achiever at work. Here are the tips that you you may keep in  mind:

                       Be familiar with the mission and vision of your workplace. Work towards the direction of the goals of your workplace/company/organization.

                            Set your own short term and long term goals. Your mind will be more clear towards the direction you want to achieve those goals.

                      Show your dedication and passion by being enthusiastic of finishing your tasks. Accept the changes that are desired from you by the administration. People who don’t accept sink in the rough waters.

                           Accept the challenges that come your way and be ready to perform at your best, even though it can be stressful sometimes but be positive and say “I Can”.

                      Be open to others ideas, listen to them and see what works best that benefits the company/organization. Be appreciative of the people around you.

                      Make a habit of using calendars that help you to be on top for all the deadlines and meetings and reminders.

                    Get up well in time before the work, so that your mind is relaxed before you get into the work environment where you can keep focus. 

                 Be comfortable with the pressure, don’t let it stress you. Use strategies of using your passions during off hours that will help to relax your mind.

                 Be mindful of your behavior and be communicative towards your colleagues. Be flexible to offer help when required.

                  Set priorities that will help you to be more organized and assist you to work under pressure. When you set priorities you are well prepared and always ready to face a situation that may arise.

                     Your approach should be positive that will also help you to build a positive relationship with your colleagues and help you to cross any barriers that may arise with regards to accomplishing the tasks.

Stay tuned and focused,  good luck !!

Love, 

Raman  🙂

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How Being Flexible In Life, Helps You

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Many times I have been asked, how I mange my schedules? Am I very disciplined in my daily routines. My answer is I am disciplined and at the same time flexible. For adults there is a huge difference in the two terms “being disciplined” and “being flexible in our lives.

When we become too disciplined we bring anxiety in our lives and our rigidity does not allow us to perform the tasks that come our way unexpectedly. There is always left a question what if ?? or one cannot break a military rule at home. 

Yes I was brought up in a household where we led  disciplined lives. That bringing has helped me to be disciplined in mannerism and being punctual with regards to work or meetings.

But when we are flexible in our thoughts and activities we are welcoming some great gifts that bring balance in our busy lives. We are not always worrying about things going just dot to dot. We become more open to options that come our way. For this we can practice the following:

  • Don’t make a habit of saying “no” just for the sake of saying.
  • It is important to welcome the opportunities that come your way.
  • Monitor your vocabulary that is in negative shouldn’t, couldn’t, never.
  • Be more practical, for this take charge of responding to a situation depending upon a circumstance.
  • Try new things in your life, it could be even with simple things like  food, movies, fragrances.  
  • Train your mind to be flexible that will bring more acceptance in your lives.

 

You have to be considerate of options and not always be charge of everything and be a point person for our daily lives. When we are flexible it becomes easier to adjust at our workplaces and at home as well. We become more communicative and collaborative and have the patience of giving an ear to others.

Stay Flexible, Stay Happy !!

Love

Raman  🙂

 

 

 

 

Nine Dos To Draw Motivation !

 

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  • You draw motivation by admiring every simple thing, that you think brings smile.
  • You don’t build barriers between your mind and a motivator.
  • You welcome tough things with open arms.
  • You believe in being positive.
  • You create challenges for yourself to grow.
  • You see beauty in the things that may seem rotten from outside.
  • You are ready to be flexible for a change, for the good.
  • You show curiosity of mind and are a learner.
  • You show enthusiasm that helps you to make a path for your growth.       

Here it gives me a chance to share a recent incidence. One morning when I woke up, I reminded myself how I had not worked out and I seemed uncomfortable with myself. As I looked through my big window I saw a shrub far off that seemed dark in colour. I had never noticed those shrubs before. At the same time the size of flowers interested me, I could see them even from a very far distance. I immediately made up my mind to go for a run that would give me a chance to look at the shrub  that appeared interesting to me from far. That dark shrub was a motivation for me that day to push myself. I not only enjoyed myself going for a run but also found the shrub had some beautiful flowers at a closer look.

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( The dark shrubs that I saw from my window)

The beautiful shrubs at a closer look that motivated me to get outdoors and stay active !

 

It was truly amazing how my curiosity for that shrub in disguise was my motivation for that day 😊

Stay motivated !!!

Love

Raman

 

Power of Having Enthusiasm in Life

 

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Last night I woke in the mid of my sleep, may be my room didn’t have the appropriate temperature. Though I woke up for about 10 min, I thought about enthusiasm… How important it is in ones life !! Some people don’t believe in being enthusiast and they are unaware of all the great things they miss. The biggest being the smiles and happiness from little things,which they miss for not having enthusiasm in life.

 (In the picture you see me perched on a construction truck loaded with dirt, yes ! I just wanted a picture for memory and didn’t care about the dirt and my heels and cloths getting dirty 🙂

The most powerful reasons I can think are :

  • You make your life lively and fun. Even during hard times if we make an effort to have fun it will makes it easier to cross the barriers that we are facing. There is an inner shine that brings peace and our heart is lighter to think about the steps we can take. Unfortunately some mistake it for ignoring the goals that we have to focus on.
  • You become a learner. You are always want to try doing things that will make you happy and in doing, you are in the process of learning new things. You show passion towards life.
  • You get your work done. By being enthusiastic you get the things done more easily. You take it in a positive way that you have the responsibility of finishing your tasks. many times in households or at work people lack the enthusiasm and they tend to be pushing their work away from them.
  • You change your attitude of being positive. When we change our attitudes to be positive we become loving towards others. We become more mindful in our attitude in our daily actions.
  • You trigger your energy level. By being enthusiastic you show curiosity in trying things that come your way. You want to take the opportunities that help you to grow and be happy. You will find yourself leading an active life style or someone who is eating well and staying healthy.

 

Make life beautiful by having enthusisasm !!!

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Love

Raman

Developing Resilience For Work

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There is no work that is without challenges and stress. But the way you can handle your work load makes a big difference in your performance and your outlook towards your work. Resilience is when you spring back in your work when a difficult situation arises and you take it as a challenge for your own growth. You learn and makes changes in your performance and become tolerant for future. Your efficiency is affected by the challenges you can take. You don’t show the signs of giving up and feeling low. 

A popular question asked by an interviewer is ……..

                                              How can you handle stress at work ?

Employers want to make sure their employers can handle the stress situations if it arises. I remember answering an interviewer at one time …I handle stress by going to the gym, working out or through painting. It overall effects my attitude on day to day basis and even at work. One should be capable of figuring out what works best for them and not grumble for the situation they are in. 

By saying all this, resilience looks different during economic  downturns when people are layed off not because of their performance but because of the economic situation the company is facing. Again the employee has to show resilience by not keeping low and having self doubts but take actions that will help them mentally and survive. A self employed person like an artist, may not have much income but shows resilience and trade off by the freedom they have with regards to time schedules and still be happy.

                         Ways to show resilience…..yes you can !!!

  1. Cultivate the practice of being flexible. Your work may involve changes or your boss may ask for modifications in the work you are doing. Be flexible to accept them and follow the guidelines as desired, things will become easy for you once attempt them. If you have a BIG NO in your mind you cannot succeed in overcoming the challenges.
  2. Be committed to your work. When you are committed you make sure your are honest in finishing the desired work as accepted. Resilient people have the urge to being on top of their responsibilities.
  3. Be ready to take challenges that come your way. Recently I had changes at workplace with regards to expectations of paper work. The lead told that people who had accepted the challenge had crossed the high tides but people who were not ready to take challenges were still struggling at work.
  4. Be patient in tackling a situation that may arise unexpectedly. Don’t let the fire create burned irreparable atmosphere for you. Train your mind to be patient and not feel frustrated in grave situations. Be mindful of what you are saying or doing. Your actions reflect at your work place.
  5. Create personal awareness for being mindful. When you create awareness of being mindful you become confident and don’t show self doubts. You may practice meditation or a healthy lifestyle to gain control on your mind without anxiety.
  6. Build a positive outlook that will help you to have a positive response to the situation you may face at work.  When I say positive response it means you are ready to take up the actions that will define your end goal with success.

 

                       Resilience helps us to grow with every opportunity and step we take !!!!

 

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Love

Raman

 

 

 

Healing Powers of Nature

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We all know nature is beautiful. At some point of our life nature has stimulated an excitement within us either when we went for a walk or at the beach where the waves chanted; the snow clad gigantic mountains or the chirping birds perched on the tall trees; the elegant waterfalls; the vast sky with its changing colors; the shinning bright moon dancing with the twinkling stars or the smiling flowers in the flowerbeds.

Nature has its healing powers that brightens our senses even though it could be momentary when we are in its lap. As we get closer to it more often its reflections cast a greater shadow in our lives. Nature is pure that brings the wellness powers with in us.

            Over the time I have learned the gifts of nature  

When we are in lap of nature, we take a break from our busy lives that rejuvenates our minds.

We feel relaxed and calm that gives a break from our mechanical routines. At that moment we only want to enjoy the beauty that the nature is offering us.

Nature helps to relive the pain that may have been caused by a friend, co worker or a family member. 

We develop a positive attitude when we start to spend more time with nature.

Nature renders us happiness as we can feel good about ourselves. We realize our spirit uplifted with peace devoid of anxiety.

It gives us the opportunity to appreciate the joys around you, even in little forms like the opening flower bud or the crashing waves by the rocks.  


I get close to nature by going for walks with my family, sitting close to the pond surrounded by trees, driving in the country side, running outdoors, going for a hike, vacation by the ocean, driving to the mountains, gardening or keeping flowers in vases.

No wonder why I enjoy nature and want to spend more time in its lap !!!

 

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Love 

Raman

 

 

Importance of living in the present

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When you are living in the past or future, you are doing it mentally, but in reality you are in present. Even when you prepare for your future you are doing it in present, at that moment. Often people say their mind wanders even when they are trying to learn to meditate. This is because their mind wanders in the past or future.

Every time I am doing something new or taking up a new opportunity I am enjoying at that moment. I prepare my future by doing my best at that moment, taking into consideration by capabilities and my responsibilities to my family. How important it becomes to live in the present without any regrets and worrying about your future. Think “now” is the time when you are building even for future.

            I believe you can practice living in present by :

1. With every morning sunshine, take it is an opportunity to smile and do your best. God has given you the opportunity to finish the unfinished tasks. There is so much potential in the present moment. Smile at the little joys and smile at people around you.

2. Be motivated to do your job wholeheartedly. Trigger the enthusiasm by being passionate. Present gives you the opportunities of the moment to be in your awareness of  happiness.

3. Don’t worry about the future instead prepare yourself by living in the present that will prepare for future. Don’t deplete your energies by worrying, instead look for the options, work on them for solutions. 

4. Don’t give weighted importance to things you did yesterday for example your past job. Importantly I think how I can use the skills I have build and use them in the present.  I take the present moment to be happy. 

5. Be open minded and you will find how easy it becomes for things to flow. You become open to new things in the present and except them without judgments.

6.Practice active life that will make you feel fulfilled without regret. This will help you   gain different experiences and gain confidence. You will live in the present of the new experiences you gain.

Keep living in the present !!!

Love

Raman

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Joy of whole heartedness

 

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Hello 🙂

Yeah ! I am writing while I got a little break from work.  When we put our heart wholeheartedly, we seem to enjoy at the moment. We show compassion, passion and live for what we are here and carrying on our responsibilities. Our compassion is towards ourselves and also towards others.

We engage our lives in true spirits, where we can see our strengths and dignity. We can smell the fragrance of positive compassionate vibes and we have no expectations from others. We are dealing with our attitudes how we can do our best and bring joy. We develop the courage to face our situations and our imperfections.

We embrace the vulnerability with calm. We get up in the morning and make our day work with a smile no matter what, without rigidness . There is no grumbling with harsh verbals about the imperfections we have to face. We strive to do our stuff passionately at home, work or in our neighborhood. There are tunnels of darkness that we are prepared to cross and we know how we can bring control within ourselves which is devoid of self doubts.

Happy wholeheartedness !!

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Love

Raman

 

Mindfulness in gardening

 

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For me the time spent in the garden varies from year to year, but most importantly it the PLEASURE GETTING FROM GARDENING even in a very little time spent.

We invite ourselves to be gentle and kind as we get connected to the pure living forms of nature and the non living soil full of mystery of grains and colors. The freshness of pure air makes us to breath deep and make our senses awake with positive self. The plants take their time to grow and their growth is with time, so we practice patience and tenderness. 

It is a good way of getting close to nature and when we spend time planting and weeding, we totally make our minds free of other situations in our lives. We are totally in that moment and free our minds. There is relaxation that can be felt by looking at different shapes, colors of  plants, flowers, leaves, the entangled roots or the smell of the soil.  

With every blooming bud and flower it brings a smile and joy, our heart is touched with the beauty and we are gripped in the fragrance of the flowers, wood, leaves and soil. The changing colors of leaves or the crackling fallen leaves make us wonder the magnificent fruits of nature. We get into direct connection with them from our inner core and we find harmony.

Every year when spring comes, I am waiting for the blooms. From spring to summer I make occasional trips to the garden center and admire the beautiful plants and look for any new editions to me made in the garden. This does not stop here, fall is again a time to look for deals and hardy perennial plants can still be planted that can survive in the soil and be ready for next year. 

Stay Mindful !!

Love- Raman 

 

Six practices to relieve pain and giving a gift for yourself

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Living in the moment of happiness takes you in a garden of flowers that can only be planted by you. You can only do it to enjoy the fragrance of your mental peace. Many times people find it hard. Instead of getting out of pain they prefer to hold it tight by not relieving from it and regretting by thinking why they had to go through it or why it happened to them. Pain could be grave, traumatic or even  petty hit on a daily basis. It could be hit by the surroundings, at work place home, by people around you or at home. 

Reliving pain is a gift to yourself and living in a joyous treasure helps you to weave the boundaries of a positive blanket.

YES YOU CAN DO IT !!

1. Shedding Tears 

It does not hurt to shed your tears and relieve the pain. While you drive a car or truck listen to your best music, shed your tears of pain and you will see your renewal you. Your tears release the stress hormones. Let your tears be pearls of joy that will lighten up your heart with peace.

2. Meditation or Relaxing your mind with positive thoughts

Especially when you don’t have a positive bent of mind there is a possibility of one finding it hard to meditate. But with practice you could build up your style of meditation that will being peace for you. Bring your mind in a relaxing mode to gratitude for the gifts of God that surround you. Bring a focus of silence and let not any distractions kill your silence of relaxing.

3. Forgive 

No matter how hard it is, forgiving some one for their deed can help you to move on. Move on to pastures that bring joy without any regrets. More the thoughts you have of regret, the more will your mind be depleted of the positive energies.

4. Practicing Mindful breathing

Practicing mindful breathing through inhaling and exhaling can help you calm down and relieve pain. This can be down while sitting preferably or lying down. Time and gain you may get distracted by your thoughts, but practice is the key. It may sound too simple but it can play a major role to bring down anxiety caused by pain.

5. Accept your uniqueness while still being ordinary  

Accept your uniqueness and that no one can walk over you. Find your inner self and create a love for yourself. You don’t need anyone’s approval to be happy. Build a healthy life style for your self. Develop passions or spend time in an active lifestyle that will keep you away from being idle with negative thoughts.

6. Promise yourself 

Promise yourself to keep your spirits high and not going back to thoughts of solemn. Keep reminding that it is only you who can build peaceful mind. Don’t allow the negative thoughts to occupy your mind. It will deplete your dis empowerment.

Stay Happy !! It is a Gift to Yourself !!

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