Being radiant is definitely an important aspect of one’s overall well-being. However, radiance is much more than fancy cosmetics and good skin, it’s all about your inner self. So, make your inner self radiant for better living, for this, one has to combat stress effectively.
The stresses that crowd our lives actually cause havoc on both a mental and physical level. Stress can be attributed to the root cause of many illnesses and other health conditions. In order to keep stress at bay, one can follow a few basic methods of self-Introspection.
The finest way to keep the mind, body and soul in sync, healthy and beaming is to SELF INTROSPECT. In times, like ours, which are extremely competitive, complex and stressful, our minds are working overtime. Due to which, falling prey to the clutches of guilt, anger, fear, confusion, betrayal and extreme loneliness is more than just easy.
Youngsters, adults, teenagers, and kids all unfortunately bear the fury of our fast paced, hectic lives. Emotions have a knack to take over the mind at times of distress and that’s the time when sensibilities and rationale cease to exist. So, one needs to know what they are looking for, what their needs are and where they wish to reach. Thus having a control over one’s thoughts, being able to analyze and see clearly is a mantra which each individual should follow as a rule of thumb. So, follow what I call the 11th commandment: Read Thyself Every Once in A While!”
There are umpteen ways of doing this; start with…
- Speak to Yourself. Imagine that you are describing yourself to someone who does not know you at all. Your likes, your dislikes, your fears, your insecurities, your loves, your hates, try and say them all. Make yourself, your own best friend, cause only when you love yourself, are you truly capable of loving any other.
- Write Your Moments! Maintain a dairy or a journal in which you can pen your thoughts without any inhibitions. Writing is extremely therapeutic; it helps in being a catharsis of your thoughts. Sometimes what is on your mind, giving you extreme pain or extreme happiness is a fact that you have completely overlooked. Writing about it will only help reinforce that fact or thought. It also makes you totally aware of what it is that is playing on your mind. In a way, writing is a mirror reflection of your mind and thoughts, it helps you ease your worries and enjoy your moments of glory.
- Meditate. Relaxing your mind and body is also a way to know oneself better. When one feels vulnerable, empty and claustrophobic, the simplest way of getting calm, is closing your eyes, saying a prayer, chanting, concentrating on your breathing, after which rationally give a thought to what is it that is bothering you. Once you are at peace with yourself, it makes it easier to rationalize and spell out the problem. Thus mediating not only soothes the body and mind, but also put things in perspective for you.
- Meet Your Problem Eye to Eye! This is by far the most difficult thing to do, facing your problems. This is the time one tends to run away from reality. But running away from reality is no solution! Thus pursuing an old hobby is a great idea at these times. Whether it is reading, writing, listening to music, painting, chatting it up with friends or just taking a small walk or stroll, all of it is beneficial. Do whatever it takes to get you at ease and reinforce your ability to tackle your problems or address your needs.
Introspection helps in giving one perspective. It psychologically helps in sorting out the mess that you have created for yourself. Whether you’re confused or in misery, you have to get over it and move towards building a healthier, happier and more radiant self.
Sorting your mind out and getting your priorities right is greatly needed for a healthy being. No one is ready to stop and think about themselves. Give yourself, time, even if that time becomes just a half hour each day. That should be your “ME Time” where you only think and do or be what you want. Indulge in yourself. Define your mantra. Look out for your happiness it your world, define it your way!
Remember, what a great time we are living in! All we need to is “Think Better” whilst we “Think bigger”!
Roma Kapadia is a freelance writer from Mumbai. For the last eight years, she has been writing lifestyle pieces for several online publications including MSN India and Savvy. Roma loves to write about food, health & wellness, relationships and travel. In addition to her BA in English Literature and advanced degree in Journalism, Roma also holds a certification in Tarot Card Reading.
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