5 ways to simplify your life instantly


We all want to be successful, but Stress is turning out to be our biggest health problem. It often feels like we are always racing against time & tide. Mostly it is also for a simple reason because we have complicated our lives way too much.

We can simplify it almost instantly, while we seek success with these things you can do to simplify your life:

1. Learn the art of time management: it is the most valuable resource, Value it, use it wisely, stop being late or keeping people waiting for you. You make someone wait, someone makes you wait , its a viscous circle and in this whole process you lose so much of valuable time and energy which could have been used doing something else effectively. Some situations are unavoidable I understand, but tackle those which are in your control. Keep a buffer in your schedule for those unavoidable circumstances. A wise man once said Time is everything! So master it, tame it or do whatever you can to use it well.
2. Plan better – planning is a brilliant skill and it can be mastered with practice. Planning process  makes you look at your current situation analytically and allows you to figure out a way forward to achieve your goal. It could be something as small as your daily routine or a long holiday or a big career change. Planning let’s you De-clutter and focus on just ‘that’ specific goal. A good plan cuts out the stress of “Now what?”. Great planning requires preemptive thinking which changes the game completely. Start with making a TO DO LIST daily. Trust me, striking off the tasks from that checklist feels awesome !! Any successful person I know of has been there & done that. Yes you don’t have to forget the impromptu element of your life but remember you can’t apply that on everything & Every time.
3. Get healthier: You only live as long as your body & mind let you. So invest time in getting healthy or healthier. We all have at some point felt that we do enough to stay healthy like stopping alcohol intake or going for a walk daily. But how do you know if that is enough for a body & lifestyle like yours? Your body gives you signs listen to them, aim to be your healthiest version, it cant go wrong right?. Eat well & exercise and most importantly sleep well. All of these getting healthy mantras won’t work if you don’t rest your body well. Don’t complicate the process too much. A healthy mind & body will help you achieve your goals faster and alongside enjoy every minute of your life. Someone once told me that we all want to be successful, but we must also want to be able to enjoy our success.
4. De-clutter big time: With technology taking over our lives we struggle between a digital & a Normal life and maintaining that balance. Don’t get consumed with all these new offers new deals, new accounts, apps, networking sites & new bank cards. Simplify your life try to keep one email id, one bank account, One credit card and watch how free you feel. I am in the process of doing this and it feels liberating. The point is not to do what I am doing but instead do things that reduce your work & stress. Cut the nonsense out , whether it’s things, habits or people. Don’t get sucked into the trend of so many to choose from, it doesn’t work for everyone in fact most of the time it leaves you more confused than ever.
5. Re-invent yourself: Pick up a new hobby or activity, get out of that mundane life. Each time we try to learn something new we span out of our comfort zone. It’s liberating for our minds. Freeing ourselves and exploring new aspects of our own self. Yoga, Art, music or dance are catalysts in fighting stress and a wholesome mental development.And you definitely need a healthy mind to succeed faster & better.A better version of ourselves always propels us ahead in life.

That’s all for now, Stay happy stay inspired!


7 precious lessons from Chanakya

Chanakya has fascinated me for years now. Thanks to my father who bought me my first book on Chankaya neeti, I was just 13 then, but somehow that small book with just ten of his lessons left a huge impact on me. It was more like an introduction to leadership & management at an intellectual yet accessible level. For people to become great managers or leaders or just plain and simple successes in their respective fields,  we need to embed the right seeds in their minds at the right time, the seeds of management wisdom, of people management and self management.

Seeing the youth of our country I feel the need to share those precious lessons.

lessons from Chanakya

So who is Chanakya??  Back in 4th century BC, a philosopher-statesman Chanakya a.k.a. Kautilya wrote the first few principles of administrative management.  He is known as India’s first economist/ management guru, his management theories were not just apt but thorough as well, and full of all of the vedic wisdom, which is why they guided royalty & leaders from times immemorial.
Chanakya documented his life’s labor in the Arthashastra, a list of principles that would ensure sound governance. I feel some of his wisdom can help us all pave great paths for ourselves in our career growth. Here, I share 7 of my favorite lessons from him that I found in different books I read, the practice of which can help you catapult your business/self management acumen to whole new level:

1. “Honesty isn’t the best policy always: A person should not be too honest, straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.” My interpretation is that one should define the boundaries of their honesty or rigidity. Your honesty at your workplace regarding your work may be alright but sharing too much about your personal life or honest opinions may cause a hindrance as you may come across as opinionated or rigid in your beliefs. Put a limit & boundary on what you wish to be honest about and where.

2. “As soon as the fear approaches near, attack & destroy it” He is implying that one must face the fears we have dwelling in our minds. Once we identify a fear and decide to tackle it or overcome it, it is destroyed for ever. hence making that emotional space clear for something positive to grow.

3. “Even if a snake is not poisonous it should pretend to be venomous” Even if a snake is not poisonous it should not stop hissing under any circumstances, He will only have its hiss to ward off attackers & protect it self. Without this protective pretense, even a child could stone it to death. A little ostentation is necessary in this world. Without the minimum ostentation, a man’s real worth remains unrecognized.
This is a key point, if understood incorrectly it can throw you off the hook. Chanakya is implying you to behave what you are worthy of, not too much not too less, but just what is rightly needed for you.

4. “Learn from others mistakes, you will not live long enough to make them all yourself.” This is so apt for all of us who want to achieve great things in life, learn from what you see around you, dont jump in and make the same mistakes hoping for another result. It better to save your time & efforts.

5. “Good behavior wins over an enemy too”
Wisely put, a person with good behavior can overcome even your enemies or people who despise you. Following the rest of points can get you somewhere but good behavior will get you to success even more easily. Don’t become snooty, arrogant or unapologetic. Your behavior can take you a long way!

6.”Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. people who work sincerely are the happiest.” My interpretation is simple, its all about dedication, it is meant to bring you joy. For I have observed, people who change too many jobs too often, in the hunger to grow faster than everyone are the ones mostly unhappy. So its ok if to do that one thing but do it the best, dont leave it half way beause someone got something better. Being dedicated will teach you far more about your own self.

7. “Man who desires flowers, does not water a dead tree” Implying if you want results, you must not waste your time and efforts on unproductive things or people. Value your time and use your knowledge to do the right things for the results you wanted in the first place. Wanting to be Steve jobs but getting wasted with friends every night, is not going to make you Steve!!

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
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Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/chanakya201072.html
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/chanakya201072.html
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/chanakya201072.htm

I wish these help you to walk & lead the right way.

Stay tuned for more!