“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them — work, family, health, friends and spirit — and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls ~ family. health, friends and spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked. nicked. damaged or even shattered.” — Brian Dyson, Ex-CEO, Coca Cola
I frankly didn’t know how to play the game of Life! …
With the Covid-19 Pandemic around, we have seen many companies, businesses taking the remote work from home option.
Companies and Entrepreneurs have an extra responsibility of being present for their team and employees by being virtually connected.
Physical and mental wellbeing takes the lead in connecting with employees and teams apart from working.
Would Productivity decrease with teams working remotely?
In what ways can we connect with people and ensure they work efficiently?
How do we keep the businesses going in this fashion?
Well, Productivity while working from home has always been a challenge irrespective of the current pandemic or not. I have been working from home as a Freelancer and then Digital Marketing Professional since 3 years and being Productive was a challenge initially. …
How about finding that one thing that you would do for the rest of your life irrespective of the fact that it is your job or not?
Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
I, for one quit a secure 9–5 job in the year 2015 and I wanted to explore Life and also learn about myself and what I enjoyed to do.
I dabbled in a whole lot of things like Travel Photography, Content Writing, Fiction Writing, Travel Blogging, Social Media Marketing but the one thing which I got into fortunately was taking care of my well-being!
Even though I was indulging in and exploring avenues, I wasn’t that content and happiness was very momentary. …
During these unprecedented times, our lives have certainly changed.
From working at companies and traveling for work across the globe has come to a standstill or dwindled in the recent months!
Getting accustomed to working from home for many, would have seemed easy at the start but for some it could have taken a toll. To be productive at work and to spend quality time with family might have been a challenge for many.
In the midst of all this, there could have been situations where procrastination would have seeped in. …
Building Genuine connects or relationships at work goes a long way for anyone!
This applies to even our personal relationships or just about any relationship in this world.
Having authentic connects helps one to grow a business based on trust, integrity irrespective of what the end-result would be for the company.
In my experience of networking with people from varied fields and walks of life, I have learnt a few things which are mentioned below:
I guess I was quite the hoarder and I loved to hold onto things.
I am mostly talking about the physical things but I also held onto thoughts; the same old conflicting thoughts on life, on people, on everything!
And I also held onto a routine, I would rather call it as a regime!
I gather I had lived my life in my Mind for most of my Life. And when I was faced with a dimension that was not in my perspective, I was overwhelmed and intrigued.
The past 4 years have helped me to seek the beauty of Life; by meeting and learning from people from various walks of life, by exploring avenues which were completely new to me, by traveling in the vales and mountains of Himalayas and Western Ghats and by exploring different dimensions or perspectives through Yoga and Meditation. …
There have been times when we have expected a certain outcome after reaching a target or a milestone but then when it didn’t happen did we lose hope or did we move on.
For instance, let say you started a new project and you expected to reach 100 people with your work. When that didn’t happen did you lose focus?
Well somethings may not be in our hands to control or steer to our favorable destination.
But we can be laser focused and keep going on and not bothering about the expectations / results. All we need to be is utterly involved with what we need to do at that point in time.
This would help us to certainly be on track and not deviate from our work irrespective of the external situation and reactions!
What has been your experience?
Well, with lots of us working from home and unable to set a clear boundary between work and family time and our break time, we tend to overwork.
This could have led to burnout and making us less productive.
But how can we overcome that?
Well, for a start
What do you do to enjoy a day?
Do you spend time with family or watch movies or read a book or go cycling or go shopping with friends or paint or cook?
It could be anything!
Why do we take the support of an external activity or event to enjoy a day?
This should make you ponder….
Is it possible to enjoy a day without doing anything?
The answer is YES!
The sheer joy of being alive and being receptive to the moment is a day well spent.
You don’t need an external event or things or people to make you joyful. …
What does Joy mean to you?
Is it a fleeting moment in your life? Or are you always joyful?
As a child, no matter the situation we would always be joyful. Even though we would be cranky at times, the joy of life and being receptive to life was always evident.
Why do we count the moments of Joy now as an adult?
I have realized it the hard way and it has taken quite some years to gain this perception.
But now I am always joyful and in a state of balance no matter the situation.
At times I feel, what changed within me but I can’t quite pin point and say this is it!
Yoga and Meditation has helped me in a huge way and continues to do so everyday!
Are you Joyful everyday every moment?