Evident physical changes post-delivery
Posted on January 31, 2020
Pregnancy is the process in which you encounter many physical changes in the body, both internally as well as externally. The unexpected fluctuation in weight is the major concern for women post-delivery. Breast appearance: The growing and shrinking of the breast may cause breast sagging. The dormant fat tissue gets replaced by functional tissue so that a mother can breastfeed the baby. However, this leads to a bigger and heavier breast. This is a temporary change, as when the mother stops breastfeeding, it rewires to the original shape. Sometimes it leads to breast sagging for an extended period. This is because of the stretched out ligaments and the accumulation of fatty tissues. Although, the studies suggest that breastfeeding lowers down the risk of breast cancer. Hairfall after delivery: The hair density fluctuates based on the hormonal changes taking place in your body while and after pregnancy. For the first six months of your pregnancy, you will notice the density and quality of hair are flourishing. However, after baby birth, there could be hair loss. This is the usual symptom and temporary phase after the delivery. It is recommended to go for natural treatments such as You simply need to consult an expert who can help you with the hair treatment. Stretchmarks: You may miss wearing low waist jeans for a while after delivery, as you may stretch marks on your abdomen. This happens due to the increase or decrease in body size. They are normal marks that are visible whenever there are physical changes in the body. It takes time to heal the same completely, yet there are many stretch marks, removal medicines, and applications to lighten the marks. Feeling lethargic: During labor, you lose a lot of blood as well as the process impacts the overall body. You might feel tired as well as drowsy most of the time. This is a normal state for at least six weeks after giving birth to the newborn. Another reason for feeling tired is because you don’t get proper rest since there is no timetable. Every activity like feeding the baby, the time when the baby sleeps, etc. is uncertain. So, unless you feel extremely worn out, assume it to be normal. Take a short nap in between to feel better. Impact on internal organs: While pregnancy and after birth, several activities take place in the uterus. It expands, contracts, and it has to retain back the menstrual cycle. The shrinking of the uterus after childbirth as it lowers itself behind the pubic bone, which reduces the tummy size. Further, once you stop breastfeeding, the menstrual cycle gets back to normal. So, if there are some swollen, bruised, and sore crotch(in case of vaginal delivery) for a while, assume it to be the part of the whole process. Skin and facial problems: You might observe dry patches, acne, and pigmentation or under eye dark circle on the skin. Sometimes the acne is painful and itchy. This is because of hormonal changes that take place within the body. It will get back to normal as the hormones get back to bog-standard. The overall body is impacted after childbirth since the hormonal changes have a major role in all the steps of the process. That’s why it is highly recommended to have a balanced diet and practice exercises like prenatal yoga while you are pregnant.
Seven must-have leadership qualities
Posted January 29, 2020
"Leadership is not a title; it's a behaviour, live it."
- Robin Sharma
It's not about being a leader, rather, it's about being a great leader by your habits, behaviour, and the value you share with society. There are many qualities of a great leader, which we are aware of, such as leaders are passionate, honest, creative, committed, problem solver, and so on. However, here are few ineluctable leadership qualities that prosper with time within great leaders: Be precise with your vision: Clarity is a must, as the rate of being successful automatically decreases if there is self-doubt. Being a leader comes with an enormous amount of responsibilities where you have to make sure you stick to your vision. Since social media is so distracting, it can easily wipe off your focus, however, leaders don’t do it. Everyone looks at you as a pathfinder, and if you are not clear about what you want to achieve and have a vision, the team will never consider you as a leader. Unwind the habit of listening and observing: It is imperative to see the behaviours and reactions of others around you in various situations. A leader has to empathize with people and understand things from their perspective. Leaders never try to dominate or impose their decisions on others. Instead, they first access the impact and enumerate the consequences of everyone surrounding them. Leaders are inspired within: As we know that, "Our outer world is the reflection of our inner world." Similarly, to be a leader, one has to be motivated and fired up within before they can be an inspiration for others. The leaders go through a positive inner dialogue, which allows them to connect with people around them. They synchronize their thoughts with others to encourage them towards the overall growth and development. Start giving credit to others: Everyone wants to get recognized, and when you credit someone, they feel great and a sense of belonging. Leaders always share the credit for everything they do. They always say that it's teamwork and a joint effort. Leaders never give up: Leaders understand that it's all about constant effort and never looking back. What they know is, if they don't do it, no one else will do it in the team. This is the quality of being a role model for everyone who surrounds the leader. Whether it's Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs, they are successful because they choose not to fail. Instead, they learned with every failure, followed their passion, and every next try was better than the previous. Stick to the commitments: Well said by Tony Robbins, "There's always a way - if you are committed.” Leaders know that before they make any commitments to anyone in their surroundings, they have to be committed within. Their principles and beliefs should be strong enough to fulfill those commitments. No matter how eagerly they commit to the outer world unless leaders are dedicated to fulfill those commitments, everything is in vain. After all, you cannot conquer what you are NOT committed to. Convert risks into opportunities: We all face the situation of dilemma in various situations of life. When we encounter such circumstances, there are only two possibilities: One is finding a WAY and the other EXCUSES. If you have the zeal to convert the challenge into an opportunity, you will find a way; otherwise, there are ample excuses to say. So, the leaders will find a way, and even if they fail, they will try harder next time to accomplish a task to reciprocate the situation. Remember, the successful conversion of risk into opportunity will make you happy and satisfied. At the same time, the unsuccessful efforts or failure to do so will be learning that will make you wiser. There are enormous qualities leaders have, which can be achieved by following the passion and inlaying adequate efforts to make it a habit forever. Although, there are two types of leaders in this world: leader by name and leaders by attitude and habits. We encourage you to be the second type of leader because then you will lead your life like a masterpiece.
Five emotional challenges mothers face especially incase of the first baby.
Posted January 24, 2020
No matter how hard you try, you can’t avoid staring at childish activities your babies do — cuddling with tiny hands, playing around the bush, trying to stand by own, and so on. At the same time, we undergo some emotional challenges that pilot pain sometimes. Fear of vulnerable risks: Many of us, as a mother from the time we conceive, we are prone to the habit of worrying about everything associated with our children. Even if we take an adequate amount of balanced diet, sound sleep as well as exercise, still we constantly ween the thought of inadequacy. The thought of whether the child’s growth is as right as rain might frighten you. This is because of the release of a hormone called relaxin which not only impacts the body physically but also triggers stress and anxiety. The release of relaxin is conventional, you just need to relax and be patient. Worrying about petty concerns: The question of whether I know my child well or not is the most dominant thought. For instance, why is my baby crying, is it the tooth pain or stomach pain? Does she/he enjoys being around other people? When will my baby start to crawl? and many more. Everything gets fixed with time; however, we are more curious and unreasonably worried about everything in connection with our children, especially if it’s a first baby. Comparing with other children: When it comes to kids, we wish to keep everything at the top of the line. Whether it’s the activities they do while growing up as a toddler or the school or any birthday party. We compare our kids with everyone around them, and that builds the feeling of competition among kids too. This is another emotional challenge that mothers are overwhelmed with. Fear of inkling inner emotions: The child’s birth and upbringing are mingled up with jumbled emotions. In turn, the negative emotions lead to mood swings, which is termed as baby blues. It is a matter of concern as inner self-talk may lead to emotional breakdown for an extended period of time, leading to postpartum depression. The timely expert consultation can proffer the way out of such an emotional breakdown. Fear of guidance: Parents want to fulfill each and every need of their child, such as feeding them when they are hungry, share tales with them when they are sleepy and play with them as and when needed. As a mother, we ought to make everything as convenient as possible. However, one day or the other, everyone lives their own life. The insecurity of upbringing your child in such a way that, they see everything through is an emotional challenge for the mother. Every mother wants to make sure that her children are capable of judging the situation and making the right decisions. Emotional challenges are an integral part of motherhood, but, do you know they directly impact how your baby feels. Whether during pregnancy, when the baby is the part of your body or after delivery, the emotional connection never fails. Every time you are happy, it resonates with their physical and mental development. While you are stressed or sad, your baby gets the vibrations of your aura, and it is inculcated in their upbringing. To know more about the emotional challenges and how to square up the emotions, take expert advice who have been through the process and coach you in your emotional journey of motherhood.
How to overcome the challenges as a working mother?
Posted on January 24, 2020
The spectrum of challenges for working mothers is not limited to one. Balancing personal and professional life requires a lot of courage and time management skills. There are multiple ways of how they confront various situations, especially if they are career-oriented, the difficulty multiplies. Prepare yourself in advance: Life after baby birth is similar to an adventure. If you prepare yourself in advance, you will enjoy the moments. Pre-plan your career choices keeping in the account of all the situations that might arise. Take it as a learning and not difficulty: When you are out of your comfort zone, either you break it, or you make it. So, it's upon you if you want to learn from those experiences or you want to creep about the circumstances. In this period, you get to know yourself better and polish your skillsets for a better future. Be comfortable in saying NO: There are many opportunities to make a choice in our personal and professional life. Try to be straight forward by not over committing instead limit your work or delegate tasks wherever it is feasible to do so. There is no harm in saying NO for the time being and moving on. Moreover, don't be afraid of losing any project at work as this unreasonably consumes a lot of time and energy. Keep yourself updated: While you are away from work or temporarily not working or on maternity leaves, brush up your skills, and read about your profession or any field you are in. Most of the time, we fail when our knowledge or expertise is outdated. Hence, even if you are away from work, keep reading. Keep a backup plan: When you are traveling in two boats at a time, the risk of getting slipped off accelerates. Hence, always keep a backup plan for your professional life. Keep track of all the job offers you had in the past, or maybe if you apply for the position elsewhere, you may get a chance to showcase your skills. Set up your start-up: It's always a good idea to start a business on your own. Today, it's an open market online, thanks to the internet. You can connect globally anywhere in the world. So, find out what you are good at, and you can polish your skills to monetize the same. Here is the story of Reem Kharbat, the lady behind "Online Entrepreneur Accelerator!", who started a podcast despite hardships and challenges and has built a 6-figure business in four years: "Have you ever looked at your life and thought, "Wow, I've made it!" I did! Four years ago, I was a successful CFO in a multinational company, and I thought that I had it all… until my boss "asked" me to quit the day I gave birth! I was angry, frustrated, and scared! How could I make a living and watch my baby grow without worrying that somebody else was in control of our destiny! That's when I decided I would never go back to employment or to building someone else's dream. So, I began the journey of learning, of observing trendsetters and successes, and implementing. Through hard work and determination to build the life I wanted for my child, I launched several multi-6-figure businesses in just four short years. Now she helps people growing business faster by sharing the strategies and tricks that skyrocketed their success in life and business. Be creative with what you do: This is the time to be creative in time management and everything you do. You have to plan your days in such a way that you work at 4X productivity. Take it as a chance to be more creative and efficient. Take time to rejuvenate yourself and prepare mentally. The undue pressure for working moms could be balanced well if handled with patience and planning, hence rather than burning out yourself, take a load off one's feet and enjoy the phase of being a mother.
HOW TO MAKE MINDFULNESS THE INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR LIFE.
January 13, 2020
Practising mindfulness doesn’t require extra effort or time. It should be part of your life, and that’s how it is useful. The minute you realize you should be mindful, start your journey then and there. You are reading this article because you want to be mindful, which will increase your focus and efficiency at work and improve your current relationships — the four-week effective plan will help you be mindful in every situation:
Understand your thoughts and observe them throughout!
Week 1: The realization week
Identify the high-low moments of the day: Not every hour of the day, you feel the same energy. There are periods when you feel too low and unhappy and the other times satisfied and in abundance. It could be due to some emotional triggers or external factors or any other reasons. The capacity of being mindful is higher when you are in alignment with your positive energies. For instance, start the practice of being mindful at the start of the day since the first hour of the day is very productive. While you identify your highs and lows, reflect on your strengths and weaknesses.
Remind yourself: Our brain is wired in such a way that it drifts away from the main subject every time we try to concentrate hard. So, take it easy. Rather than forcing yourself for being mindful for a longer duration. Set the alarm twice a day to remind you about observing your thoughts and perceiving thinking patterns.
Week 2: The starter week
Take out five minutes in the morning: As discussed above, the morning hours are the best time to practise mindfulness. In week two, start concentrating on your breath for 5 minutes in the morning. Do not manipulate your breath; observe the normal breathing process. Just make sure your mind is filled with fresh thoughts and recharged.
Gift yourself two minutes mindfulness practice every four hours: In the beginning, it might not be easy to practice mindfulness. So fix a time say, two minutes every four hours where you notice your breath moving in and out of your nostrils.
Week 3: The implementation week
Practise mindfulness every hour: If you have followed the above two steps religiously, then it will be easy for you to remind yourself every hour for 2 to 3 minutes to think consciously.
Convert negative into neutral: This is the advanced level of mindfulness. Positive thinking might not work when you have heavy negative emotions. But what you can do is neutralize your thoughts. If you had an unpleasant discussion followed by the negative inner dialogue, divert yourself with soothing music or think about neutralizing your thoughts. You can also think about happy moments of your life. Positive self-dialogue is the sign of mindfulness however, do not drag your brain directly from negative to positive. Leverage the power of being neutral temporarily.
Week 4: The conscious week
Being a conscious thinker: Mindfulness, while performing day to day tasks, is actually called conscious thinking. When you eat, drink, work, or spend time with your family, colleagues or friends, be mindful. The practise of being mindful requires a lot of patience and observance power. However, if you follow the above process, it will be easy for you to implement mindfulness in every aspect of your life.
Few things that will contribute to being mindful:
Improving your body posture : Sit straight while practicing mindfulness. Do not tighten your body; just relax.
Surround yourself with mindful people: There are insightful people like you who are mindful or trying to be mindful, get in touch with them, and share your experiences.
Get a coach: For some people, it takes a week; however, for some, it might take a more prolonged period. It is advisable to have a mentor or a mindfulness coach who can help you in your journey of being mindful.
BENEFITS OF BEING MINDFUL
January 10, 2020
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the combination of mind and fullness, which means being aware of the activities of your mind. There are multitudinous things going on in our external environment where we tend to forget our real being. The brain processes lots of unnecessary thoughts that we are unaware of or neglect them. Therefore, by practicing mindfulness, we try to return ourselves in the present. Here are a few strong reasons why you must practice mindfulness: Sorting your thoughts: Our mind produces several pleasant as well as unpleasant thoughts, some of them we want to think recurrently while others we wish to resist. Unfortunately, our brain remembers and repeats the thoughts that we resist the most. With mindfulness, we never try to shut down the thoughts; instead, we become aware of it and process it accordingly. Don't exert your mind with blabbering thoughts. It's all about converting those blabbering thoughts into rational, creative thinking. Being mindful doesn't mean that your brain should stop its activities because only a dead person has an inactive brain. Changing the thinking pattern: Mind without chattering is a myth; however, we can train our brain with a pattern of thinking. This comes with practice and because being mindful is not about sitting in a room for 10 minutes and trying to control thoughts. Instead, it is about observing the pattern of thoughts. Even now, while reading this, you may practice mindfulness, sit straight, and relax your body, feel how you breathe, the sound in your environment, and what are your thoughts. Awareness is the first step toward mindfulness. Be mindful of your daily regime, such as while having food, playing with kids or while working in an office, and so on. For practicing mindfulness, you don't' need to spare hours to sit in a room isolated and clam your mind. It is to be done while you are performing your day to day activities. Stops you to worry about the future: Most of us think about "what if" questions, such as, what if this happens in the future? Or what if I don't get things done in time? These thoughts make a person oblivion, which can stop you from making wise decisions about the present situations. It's imperative to understand that the more you think about unknown future incidences, the more it affects your efficiency at the task in hand and your current relationships. Hence, mindfulness allows you to live in the present moment and process the present information first. Stops recurring past daunting thoughts: Everyone of us has past experiences. However, some of us have terrible experiences that may have resulted in an addiction to bad habits. The most prominent aspect of why we keep dwelling on the past is unforgiveness. This can result in destructive behaviors and self-hurting activities such as overeating or eating junk, drinking alcohol, getting irritated frequently, and many more. For leading successful lives, we have to LET GO our past, which can be achieved through mindfulness. To regain happiness: According to research, when your mind wanders unreasonably, it makes you feel unhappy at that and subsequent moments. A troubled mind has overwhelming confused thoughts that lead to anxiety and dissatisfaction. Mindfulness helps you develop a capacity to handle uncontrollable situations very smoothly. It reduces the Cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress), resulting in a decreased level of worry and anxiety. By practicing mindfulness, you become more aware of your choices and make effortless decisions. Find happiness in mindfulness, as there is where you will find peace. Mindfulness makes you a better human being with enlightened thoughts and self-worth. You understand your thought patterns and elevate the tendency to excel in everything you do. It's just that your mind should not tell it's tales of the past or predictions of the future; rather, it should say to the story that you want it to tell at the moment.
PRACTICAL STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Posted on January 8, 2020
“Life is all about balance. You don’t need always to be getting stuff done.
Sometimes it’s perfectly ok and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back and do nothing.”
Time flies and life goes on, but what we miss is the work-life balance. We are blessed with the wonderful mind, body, and soul, which is divine to fulfill the respective purpose of our life. In the hustle of life, we forget to live and join the race without thinking about the consequences. Hence, we end up losing either health or relationships or work. Here we will tell you about how you can manage the three without impacting any of your parameters: Create your personalized work-life-balance wheel: The activities of our day to day life are segregated into various aspects. You can call it the wheel of life. Recognize the crucial aspects of your life that you live with and spend your 24 hours with. Create a work-life balance wheel, divide all the aspects of your life in parts, and observe how they play an essential role in your life. The circle may include your health, family, career, finance, social life, and so on. Attached is the circle, mention your aspects of life you have, and segregate them in parts to know that how much time you are spending in each one of them. Understand the priorities: Now, since you know the aspects of your life, it’s time to PRIORITIZE them. Sometimes we think that we are spending maximum time in a particular aspect; however, we are actually not doing so. Here is the attached chart that can be used to set the priority as well as the impact of a particular time. We all have priorities of life, and we struggle to understand which one is the most important. Time management: What if you know the areas to work on and which areas to work in first; however, you are not aware of how to do so? The third aspect is time management. Time management helps you focus and reduces the stress level, which consequently leads to greater success in life.
Everyone on this planet is blessed with 24 hours a day. Now, how we spend these 24 hours: -In grief or happiness -Work or family -Compete or motivate others It’s completely your decision! If you have created the wheel of life and prioritized the various activities, you can now decide the number of hours you could dedicate to various aspects of life. However, it’s not easy to identify and allocate time. Moreover, the most prominent as well as onerous task is to stick to it. Take expert advice from a transformational coach who can help you with the effective planning and implementation process. Creating an action plan based on the above three exercises can help you in expeditious growth in your well-being, career, and personal relationships. Few hidden factors can stop you from doing the above exercises, such as: Procrastination Lack of decision-making Unreasonable reasons Perfectionism Lack of energy If you can resist these factors and strengthen your desire to be more organized, then no one can stop you from achieving the work-life balance.
RESTORE AND RECHARGE TO CURE POST PARTUM DEPRESSION
Posted on January 6, 2020
The period after the child's birth could be challenging for some women as they feel empty, emotional, and sad. If this feeling stays within them for more than 3 to 5 days, then it could be postpartum depression. It impacts mothers mentally, physically, and emotionally. In this phase, you may feel disconnected from your baby, which is not normal. Postpartum depression is found in one of nine new mothers, which results in anxiety, decreased level of concentration, panic attacks, and so on. Why PPD happens? • Hormonal changes. • Tired after delivery. • Fear of losing a child's attention. • Stress about the upcoming routine. • Lack of ME time. • The decrease in decision-making power. • Fear of not getting recovered. • Fear of facing professional life challenges. • Body shaming. However, there are ways to cure postpartum depression naturally( at the earlier stage), as well as medically. If it is prolonged PPD, we recommend you to consult a doctor. However, here are a few ways you can adapt by making changes to your lifestyle to cure postpartum depression: 1. Tell someone who can understand: If you have someone who has been through this, or maybe they know about PPD, you can tell them about how you feel. This acts as therapy and will make you feel lighter. When you try to isolate yourself, the condition worsens. If not close ones, then there are many communities for women who talk about their experiences and hence, share what they feel. However, it should be a group where you can meet people personally and not on social media because, for such a conversation, it's essential to understand the context. You never know what backstab you and your emotions. Some women do not open up very quickly and isolate themselves. Talk to a therapist or an expert who can guide you with their insights and open up easily. 2. Steal some time for yourself: One of the reasons for postpartum depression is that the new mothers doubt if they will get the ME time. They fear if they will be able to take care of themselves. Don't forget your identity while taking care of your baby. If you will take care of your baby, and if you are not happy and positive, your vibes might impact your child in the long term. It is possible to get back in shape or cure that mood swings. Get ready every day, groom yourself, pamper yourself, attend get-together's, be the host in parties, let the fear go away, and don't let the isolation grab you. 3. Find perfections in imperfections: No one is perfect, and you don't need to be. Just because you don't feel like doing things doesn't mean that something is wrong with you. The feeling of "what's wrong with me" dips you down in depression. If you start feeling normal about everything you do is usual and temporary you can feel good about it. Laugh it off with your friends if you did something abnormal. Make it very generic because even the celebrities have faced this and recovered. The other way round is to cross-off the unwanted tasks from the to-do-list for the time being. 4. Physical activity and yoga: When you perform any physical exercise, your brain releases endorphins, which is also called feel-good hormone. Any action in which you are active, not necessarily the intense workouts in the gym but a brisk walk, yoga, or simply dancing while doing your routine tasks, get you the feeling of joy. There are few mindfulness techniques that accelerate the regime and enhance the energy levels. For yoga, choose the person who specializes in prenatal and postnatal yoga as they know about what the body goes through during the whole process. 5. Proper diet and vitamins intake: Every woman needs an abundance of vitamins before and after the child's birth. Omega 3 that positively affects your neural connections, vitamin B12, which is another crucial vitamin for brain health and supports your immune system, can be consumed as a supplement. In the condition of postpartum depression grains, gluten, dairy can intensify the effects of postpartum depression; hence, it's better to rely on veggies and fresh home-cooked food. The protein hormone relaxin, which is at the highest level during pregnancy, promotes wound healing after delivery. As there are many hormone productions, it's always recommended to eat fresh food rather than processed food. Postpartum depression is the extension of baby blues. However, if it stays longer, it might lead to Postpartum psychosis in which the mother may even try to hurt herself or the baby. It is always recommended to cure the same under doctor's supervision without any delays. Postpartum depression is curable through therapy, medicine and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).Yet, many other ways are adopted to cure severe or prolonged cases. Howsoever, it is treated; the above lifestyle changes are a must to keep your mental and physical health in place.
FIND THE LEADER WITHIN YOU AS A WORKING MOTHER
Posted on January 3, 2020
With the multiple tasks in hand, either you do really well, or you fall apart. Leadership is a quality that makes you strong and decisive in every situation. It is the trait that can be acquired with time and experience. Working mothers are always soul searching, and most of the time, they struggle with the odds of life. They make plans, prepare themselves for the crises, try to figure out the best way around, and so on. With kids, there is always a tug of war situation. Here are a few well-grounded ways that can help you find the leader within and deal with such situations more insightfully:
Spot the leader within: Being a working mother comes with a heap of responsibilities and accountability. If you find the leader within, you can easily inspire yourself to play your game at level 10. Whenever you feel defeated, take a step back look at it again. It is because leaders cannot demonstrate control over situations, but they can control their response and react meticulously. When things are happening quickly, anyone can lose control and breakdown, but the leader keeps calm, understands the root cause, and rebounds appropriately.
Set yourself loose: It’s always good to stick to your commitments with others, but in case you fail unintentionally, it is not a matter of disguise. You are juggling with many balls in the game, and if one drops, that’s fine. It can be picked up again. So, stick to your commitments, but do not pressurize yourself to be perfect every time. Shed that mask of perfection to be a better leader because leaders never made the hasty decision as it leads to mistakes and oversights.
Be an inspiration: When you inspire others, it creates a lifetime impact, and that’s what the leaders do. Leaders have this quality of helping and encouraging them. Children adopt many habits from their surroundings while growing up, and being a parent; you are the first school for them. What they see you doing, they perceive it as reality. They look up to you as a role model. For instance, if they see you regretting something, they capture that forever in their brains. Hence, be like a leader and behave with them the way you want them to be. At work, take initiatives to help others and inspire other working women to keep up with their schedules.
Discipline is the key: Discipline is the sine qua non for every leader. Before you show up in the world as a leader, you need to lead within, and that comes through discipline. Discipline helps you with better time management, which, in turn, enhances your strength and self-confidence. However, for working mothers, time management is at Wits’ End. You are always stuck with dire straits where you have to choose among the family and the work. But being a leader means you still have a Plan B ready. You can keep an alternate plan for action. For example, when you are leaving for work and your daughter is a little cranky, then either you can ask someone to take care of her, or you can work from home. This is situational, and most of the time, you know what is the priority for that moment.
Everyone has leadership qualities but not all know how to refine them. Hold your vision and no supervision of what others do. The nonpareil fact about the human race is that everyone is unique and has their own experiences. So, rather than supervising on what others do, we suggest you hold your vision and walk on that path. It is a process, not an event. When you practice leadership, you are out of the competition because you feel uplifted.
FOR LEADERS Vagueness becomes clarity Rambling becomes concise Selfish act becomes selfless Repelling becomes captivating Unawareness becomes self-awareness
WHY PEOPLE FAIL TO STICK TO THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS Posted on January 1, 2020
If you believe it will happen if you don't, it will not.
Every year we try to make our life phenomenal and achieve a better lifestyle, commit to resolutions, and make every effort to accomplish them. However, many of us feel dejected just after few months of commitments on failure to not achieve the goals. We never do a mid-year review or try to revive if we fail initially. To make sure that this year, you achieve what you plan, we have five mistakes to avoid while creating your 2020 goals:
Setting Unattainable goals:
The leading cause of failing to attain resolutions for the new year is chaotic and unrealistic goals. The goals that we cannot believe in. For instance, if you are a working mother and want to write a series of books. However, you know that you won't be able to write to that extent because you have to manage your job, family, and other social commitments. Instead, you can commit to write one book this year and make a 5-year goal to write a series. This is how it becomes attainable.
Uncertain details: When you don't have details or a blueprint, your mind remains confused about which path to follow. Robin Sharma quotes it well as: Liberate the potential of your mind, body, and soul; you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process 'blueprinting' because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world. Here is the FREE worksheet for you to blueprint your success for 2020
Count on your well-wishers: We all are porn to delaying and procrastination. However, if you have an accountability partner, which could be your friend or an expert who keeps you reminding of your goals and inspires you to stick to them, then it becomes as easy as falling off a log. The success rate of achieving your goals and sticking to it increases when you have an accountability partner. If you wish to have an accountability partner share your email address to assign you an accountability partner.
Celebrate your small wins: Do you remember what you had in lunch last year on 2 Feb 2019? Perhaps no! But do you remember your last holiday or where was your birthday party or maybe what was your best gift you received last Christmas? The probability of remembering special events and the celebration is more than a regular day's activity. The reason is, our mind is inclined towards remembering celebrated moments because we feel being valued and loved. So, whenever you take one step ahead, make it memorable. Celebrate with small treats. Even a small step to be able to stop your negative thinking process and making the situation in favor is an achievement. Acknowledge yourself about it.
This year it's a new beginning. Just like, if we start the day with a morning routine, we feel happy and energetic; similarly, if you stick to your goals in the first month of 2020, the chances of attaining are accelerated 10 times.