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dealing with stress?

here are 8 amazing ways to relive it

overcoming stress

From minor tension to hard challenges, stress has been a part of life. Also, we tend to get strained over things we don’t have control over. At times, tensions become uncontrollable and overwhelming.  But, do you know what? There are effective ways to relieve stress. It is important to relieve tension and calm your body and mind.

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Take it day by day, and don’t stress too much about tomorrow.

8 ways to overcome stress

Here’s presenting you with 8 effective ways one can relieve stress.

  • Meditation

According to Mindful.org, “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” Meditation has proven to have long-lasting stress relief benefits. You can develop a habit of meditating for at least 3-5 minutes every day. A few minutes of meditating will help you calm down and practice mindfulness. Meditation can help you to relieve. It has mental benefits too with physical benefits.

  • Music relaxation

Music makes you alert and concentrates better. Good music will make you positive about life. Good music can calm your mind, relax the muscles and relieve the tension in you. You can listen to your favorite playlist or relax slow kinds of music has also proven effective to relieve strain. Music is a tension relief tool that is effective in relieving every person’s stress.  According to Researchers at Stanford University “listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication.”

  • Take time out to exercise

Exercising seems hard; but once you start, it becomes an addiction. Do the form of exercise that you love. Exercise or movement helps to reduce your anxiety and increase fitness levels.  Regular exercise can help you build a positive effect on your mood and relieve tension. Exercising has both physical and mental benefits to you. According to health.harvard.edu “If you’re physically active, your heart gets trained to beat slower and stronger, so it needs less oxygen to function well; your arteries get springier, so they push your blood along better; and your levels of “good” HDL cholesterol go up.”

  • Talk to your friends and family

Social support is also a great way to relieve tension.  If you want to, you can share your problems with your close ones, it will not only relieve you but can also help to generate a solution to the problem. Now, if you don’t want to talk about your problems, no worries; just talk to your close ones about anything. Spending time with friends and family are proved to be a natural anxiety reliever.

  • Learn to say no

Some of your problems are in your control. You are responsible for your tension, you can say so if you can’t handle things. One of the strain relievers could be learning to say no. when you juggle between many responsibilities that might also because you get tensed. Select your responsibilities and learn to say no to things that bring the unnecessary load to you.

  • Eat well and get a proper sleep

Negative health can impact you and make your stress even worse. A well-nourished body can cope with tension better, eat healthy diets and add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Also, make sure you get a proper 7-8 hours of sleep. When you don’t get proper sleep, the next day gets worse. And when you’re already stressed, you don’t want to add up tension due to improper sleep right?

  • Slow down

You often get stressed because you’re trying to complete a list of tasks if you are not motivated. Take a break when you’re not interested. Take little breaks, listen to music, meditate for a while and then you can finish the task. When you’re not interested, you cannot finish the task no matter how much you try to complete it.

bottom line

Strain and anxiety may arise at any time or any age. People of every age can get stressed; there is no specific age for getting stressed. There are solutions to stress. Try the above-mentioned tension relief methods and you will feel better. All the above-stated tips will relieve your stress, but also improve your overall aspect of life.

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motivate yourself

8 top ways to be motivated

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Motivating yourself isn’t that easy as we think it to be. There are times when you don’t want to get off the bed or you just want to Netflix and chill. This cycle seems to never end. You get frustrated with pending works and no motivation. Then you may feel that you’re not enough or you’re a loser. But you think it wrong. Demotivation happens to everyone. But thankfully, there are ways you can inspire yourself.

8 top ways to become motivated

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  • Just start it

Even if you’re not inspired to finish it, no worries, just start it. When you’re not motivated but, you start a task, that is a great thing itself. Before starting any task, make sure you don’t let negative thoughts inside you. Set aside all the emotions, and just start. Writer Mark Twain says, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

  • Make a to-do list

To-Do lists are helpful to keep you motivated and focus on important tasks. When you have pending tasks with no motivation, make a to-do list and include only those tasks that are urgent or important. For a day, set more than 3 tasks. When you’re done completing it, then you make a new to-do list. to make an effective to-do list, you can get help from 10 ways to make better to-do lists

  • Imagine your future

When I’m not inspired, I imagine my future goals, and trust me this gets me back to work.  There are times when you don’t want to focus at all. At that time, instead of trying to focus, just imagine that you have got the destination or your future goals, this will make you motivated automatically. Try asking yourself, “What will my life look like after 5 years?” Make sure to check out this outstanding speech by Ms. Patti Dobrowolski on Ted talks.

  • Eliminate distractions

Now, this might be hard. Distractions are such an enemy of focus. If you want to be motivated, first you need to eliminate distractions. Different people have different ways to eliminate distractions; some may switch off their phones, while some may install productivity apps. Use your way to avoid distractions and see how you progress. check out these 7 amazing anti-distraction app on Zapier to be focused.

  • Commit 100%

When you’ve decided you’ll complete a task, commit 100%. Commit to give the whole time, effort, and hard work to the task and complete it. You want to achieve the goal, right? Then, you’ll have to give some time to your work. Nothing will work unless you do it.

  • Play energetic music

Now, this is my personal favorite. Energetic music gives you that energy to work and inspire you. Take a break when you don’t want to work. Give 15-20 minutes to listen to your personal favorite or energetic music. The music tip works for many people and it’s effective.

  • Be kind to yourself

People mostly tend to be harsh to them working extra hours or just working to complete the task. Unless you don’t have motivation, you cannot give a great output. It is okay to take a break when you’re demotivated. Try this with yourself, take breaks and complete the tasks.

  • Reward yourself

Last but not the least, reward yourself. Celebrate your success, even a small one. Take a look at how far you’ve come. Remember the times when you had completed tasks and celebrate those. This will too bring motivation in you to start doing new tasks. When you remember your past achievements, the motivation to start another work tends to go up.

bottom line

With all the tips I shared, I think now you know what to do when you’re feeling demotivated.  For those who get distracted, you’re not a failure. Everybody goes through the time when they’re not motivated at all. It’s okay, but what winners do is, boost themselves to get out of that time and get going. You may feel unmotivated, maybe while starting a business, losing weight,  or studying. But now with all the above tips, I hope you’ll know how to motivate yourself.

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Mindfulness

8 quick ways to achieve mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

There are times when multiple thoughts inside us are going on. And there are times with we try to control them, but it gets worsened. We all want peace within us, right? Simply talking, mindfulness is an ability to reduce stress and create more space.

Mindfulness is relaxing in the present moment. Mindfulness is being aware of every moment you’re engaged in, in the present. It is a practice of being aware and conscious in the present time.

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According to the University of MinnesotaMindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

Many of us live in a different moment that is not related to the present. When we get lost in our thoughts, we miss the experiences, emotions, and connections of the present. Being mindful helps one to live in the present and have a clear picture of the current situation.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

8 ways to practice mindfulness

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Presenting you the ways you can become mindful and live in the present.

  • Just breathe

Practice deep long breathes. Concentrate on your breathing and be aware of what’s happening to your body. Are you relaxed or uncomfortable? Try your best to avoid thoughts but acknowledge them if they enter into your mind. The first day might be difficult; by day after day, you’ll notice positive changes in yourself.

  • Handle emotions

Be careful with the emotions that come to you. Let your emotions in and try to understand them. Try to understand what is bothering you. Emotions will always be there, but be aware of what emotions you should let in and emotions should be let away. Studies from 2010 suggest that having good emotional regulation skills is linked with well-being. 

  • Surf your cravings

Be aware of what cravings or needs are bothering you. Cravings or addictions are something that’ll damage you. Try satisfying your needs and wants. When your needs and wants don’t get satisfied, then too you not be able to achieve mindfulness.

  • Spend time with nature

A lot of research has said that spending time with nature increases the feelings of wonder and relaxes the body and mind. Spending time with nature is good for physical health but it is more beneficial for mental health.

  • Set boundaries for screen time

To achieve mindfulness, analyze the screen time on the phone and social media. Setting limits for social media can become a great aid to become mindful. When you stop using social media for a long time can help reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Take a walk

Try walking around nature. Walking can help in good thinking and brings thoughtfulness to a person. Give your full attention while walking and experience the wellness of walking. Notice your senses and feel the world while you walk. This can become a great help in reducing anxiety and stress.  

  • Eat well

We mostly tend to eat while watching TV, reading scrolling. To become mindful, eat well, and engage yourself fully while eating. Don’t distract yourself with other stuff while eating. Be fully in the present while eating. When you start eating comfortably, you get aware of the present.

  • Journaling

Studies Have shown that journaling helps in boosting memory. Commit yourself to take notes on tasks you need to complete by the end of the day. Take 10 mins a day to write a journal about how you’re going to spend the day. This helps you build productivity and catalog your days. Writing a journal motivates you to complete the tasks which lead to reducing stress. That ultimately leads to mindfulness. Also, do check out Learn Infinity’s blog on Journaling.

Key takeaway

It seems easy to think and feel. But we tend to think more about different matters; this needs to stop. By achieving mindfulness, you will be able to slow down and meaningfully perform your everyday tasks. Mindfulness allows one to engage in the present senses and experience everyday moments of life. Experiencing mindfulness might also include washing clothes, quality sleep, and a mindful shower.

If you’re new to mindfulness, first you need to be kind and patient. You should understand that everything takes time. Your mind may be full and it may be hard at the first attempt to slow down your thoughts. Start from where you are and practice mindfulness regularly and then one day you’ll achieve mindfulness.

You are not alone struggling to become mindful. Just work on it and one day you’ll reach your destination.

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mentorship

what is mentorship?

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

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Mentorship is more than an experience, It is a relationship between someone with expertise and someone who wants to learn. With that being said, It is in no way a one-way stream instead it is a two-way relationship where both the mentee and mentor learn from each other. 

Personally, it has not been long since I realized the importance of mentorship. I can see substantial growth in me since I met mentors who guided me in different areas of life and work. 

One can have one or more mentors in different areas they want to grow. For example, if you want to grow your business and also learn yoga you can have a mentor who is experienced in the business sector and a different mentor who is an expert in yoga. To know more on the purpose of mentoring, you can take a look at Purpose of Mentoring.

There are different benefits of mentorship for both the mentee and the mentor. Here are a few of them!

HOW CAN MENTORSHIP BENEFIT A MENTEE:

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  • Will provide proper guidance:

When we are inexperienced, we often find ourselves in a position where we don’t know what to do and get stuck. At such times we can turn to our mentors. With their guidance and knowledge, it will be easier to make the right decision.

  • Help you grow:

Mentors will observe you objectively which will enable them to know your weakness and strengths. They know where you need improvement and hence, you will be able to grow significantly. 

  • Hold you accountable:

When you have someone looking forward to your improvement you will be encouraged to do so. Mentors will always be the push you need to outperform your expectations. 

  • Networking:

Usually, mentors are well connected and have the professional group they can introduce you to. Mentors are great resources for your career. And even if you are a student finding a professor who can be your mentor is a great way to learn more and take part in research activities.

How can mentorship benefit a mentor:

  • Personal Satisfaction:

Giving time and care to nurture and help someone grow is a great way to give back to the community. If you are successful then most likely you have had people who guided you and now it’s your time.

  • Stay up to date with current trends:

Having a mentee of the younger generation will help you know about current trends and technology. It is essential to stay informed about currents trends especially if you are in a business or education sector.

  • Refine leadership skills:

Mentoring people is a good way to improve your own leadership skills. Based on your current situation, it can also help you to land on your dream job since it reflects your leadership skills on your CV.

  • Networking:

As a mentor, you can broaden your network by connecting with other mentors and also by connecting with different mentees.

Well now you might be wondering okay I too want a mentor but where can I find one? Don’t worry we have got your back. Here are a few ways you can find a mentor for yourself:

  • Look around yourself:

As best said by Steve Robertson in Forbes, “You can find potential mentors all around you.”

Mentors can even be your cousin or friends who are experts at something you want to learn.

  • Workplace Mentors:

If you are currently working somewhere then your colleagues or your supervisor are one of the most potential mentors. Be sure to reach out to them. Mentorship in the workplace is both good for the employee and the employer. 

  • Mentoring Programs:
  • Taking part in a mentorship program is one of the best ways to find a mentor for yourself. Look for the mentorship program that best suits your interest. We at Learn Infinity also offer world-class mentorship programs for personal growth.

bottom line

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Mentorship helps to foster growth and success in one’s life. It is a healthy relationship that takes time and effort but with the proper care, you can unleash our best version of yourself with the help of mentorship.

It’s never too late to find a mentor or to be one. The best thing you can do is invest in your own growth and growth of others. I hope you will be engaged in mentorship by the upcoming mentorship month in January.

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“In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” –  Phil Collins

understanding empathy

Understanding empathy

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Empathy is the ability to understand, connect, and feel another human being without any judgment. Yes, we are born with some level of empathy engraved in us but that doesn’t essentially mean that we cannot change that level. According to greatergood.berkeley.edu, “empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.”

Empathy is an essential skill in any human being. Luckily, through constant practice, we can become more empathetic. According to Verywellmind, “Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place.”

WHY SHOULD WE BECOME MORE EMPATHETIC?

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  • To strengthen our relationships: In a relationship of any kind we want to be understood, loved, heard, and feel connected. And once we start to empathize we began to understand and see people which strengthen our relationships. 
  • To find satisfaction and meaning: As humans, we seek connection. It’s deep human connections that gives our life meaning. And when we empathize we begin to connect more deeply. As experts like to put it, we start noticing commonality.
  • Be happy: According to a 75 years long research, good relationships keep us happier and healthier. When we start to grow more empathetic our relationships with people and with us strengthens. Hence, we become happier.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI)
  • To excel at work: It is proven that our creativity and productivity at work increases when we start empathizing with our coworkers. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6q0BOKAyC4&t=481s)

HOW CAN WE PRACTICE EMPATHY?

  • Start noticing your surrounding: Be observant of others and things around you. Take a second now and try to understand what a person sitting next to you is feeling. Being mindful of your surrounding is the first step towards practicing sensibility.
  • Listen: Don’t listen to answer, listen to understand. When someone is sharing their experiences or feelings with you, ask follow up questions instead of giving suggestions. Just be curious genuinely and listen with open ears.
  • Stop and talk: Take a moment and talk with strangers whenever you have a chance. At least talk to one new person in a week.
  • Don’t judge: Judging people will prevent you from being empathetic. Remember your part of the reality is not the only one. Instead of judging try to know people’s back story. Everyone has their reasons and experiences. According to psychologytoday, “remember that judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.”
  • Spend unplugged time with your family: Spend every day for about an hour with your family without any digital distraction. Share how your day was and have meaningful conversations.
  • Open up: When someone shares his or her intimidate feelings or experience, listen to them patiently and also share yours. Empathy is a two-way channel.
  • Start with one person: Try understanding one person for truly who they are. Try to understand their perspective of the world. Have good conversations with them and try to observe and feel them. That’s where you can start.

key takeaway

We can grow our understanding on purpose through practice. Empathy is a beautiful skill that protects our humanity. Make it your choice to practice empathy everyday. Trust me, it will change the way you view the world. We all have the natural desire to connect. Building empathy, considering the perspectives of others, and opening ourselves to uncomfortable conversations can make that happen. 

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“Empathy doesn’t just make you good- it’s good for you, too.”-George Ordwell