Who are the Joneses? “Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbour as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “Keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” #Wikipedia // Consciously or sub-consciously, all of us are trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. Now is the time we realise the mistakes we’ve been making! It shouldn’t matter to you what the others are doing if you are satisfied with your everyday life! We fall for worldly possessions because we see someone else accomplish something and now we want the same.
Someone else means your friends, your colleagues, and even those you follow on social media. The current trend is tied in with posting every expensive stuff you buy or do on social media. Now more than ever, it’s about telling others what you are doing rather than for your self-interest!
Ask yourself three questions the next time you do anything, 1. Am I buying this product/service because of self-interest? 2. Is this bringing value to me? 3. Do you care about other’s opinions?
Achieve stuff for yourself and not for others! Think about it and STOP NOW! The only loss is yours and not anyone else’s.
like to take a break from your everyday life, or want to figure out the answers in your life?
Would you like to move away from the chaos, or like some adventure in your life?
Would you like to explore new opportunities or seek out new ideas in your life?
Travel is the best investment in your life that makes you more productive. More productive in your life, your mindset, your thoughts, it makes everything clearer.
Often, people say – “This place is too expensive” or “This is a huge investment”. Travel need not be international; it can be anything – a one day trip/ a weekend getaway or a whole week off – whatever suits you. Travelling somewhere is more important.
I think it’s essential to start the day with a proper breakfast.
Before I answer the ‘Why?’, all of those ‘breakfast-skippers‘ should make a resolution, to start the day only when you’ve had breakfast – and then begin with the rest of your daily activities.
It takes a sheer determination to initiate this habit, and if you’re not, then it’s just the excuses you’re making to avoid it.
Here’s the ‘Why’ –
It provides the fuel in your body – which in turn improves your concentration and productivity for the day.
Eating a nutritious breakfast keeps you in check – physically and mentally.
It sets the right appetite for the day, when you’ve eaten the proper meals, then you don’t tend to rely on junk food since you’ll feel the hunger at the appropriate times only.
Keeping your body hungry until lunch also changes your moods and behaviour – makes you short-tempered at times.
If you’re skipping breakfast to lose weight, then this concerns you – “You are trying to lose weight since months, but the weighing scale hasn’t budged even one mark backwards. Why? It’s because your body metabolism is going down instead of increasing. Staying hungry doesn’t make you lose. Eating healthy makes it possible.”
All stats aside, breakfasts are the best, aesthetically delectable. How can one miss the joy of parathas, sandwiches, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, milkshakes? It’s the best of the best.
Without a doubt, once you set your mind and form the habit, then you will never say the line – “I didn’t have time for breakfast.” It’s an excuse – which will surely have a long-term impact, if not short-term. Think about 10/20/30 years down the line, and make that decision right now.
Was life ever supposed to be easy? Everything we want to achieve comes through focus, hard work and hustle.
Sometimes, we ponder over life, why do we struggle so much, why experience this journey, more importantly, ‘Why is Life so Tough?‘
Well, the most straightforward answer is our goals and the happiness of being on this journey towards reaching that goal.
The happiness of having this life, where we have the advantage and the choice of working towards those dreams.
That self-realisation is so vital to remember; it’s what pushes us further. There will be struggles, the downs, the frustration. However, the purest joy to have this chance of overcoming them makes the whole thought of ‘Why is Life so tough’ disappear.
“The distance between your dreams and reality is called discipline.”
Living a life with routine makes everything more comfortable, with less worrying about the minute of things.
With ample amount of time, to focus on bigger and better things, you can – work on your dreams/ goals; work on your side hustle; work on that startup; spend time with your family; anything on your mind.
It creates a system around you that increases your focus and efficiency towards whatever you do.
Instead of focusing on – what others are doing, or – what the hot trends are, or – what your weaknesses are,
Focus on your Strengths. – They will help you win the game. Usually, our strengths are something we love, so why not achieve something that plays on it. We’d be good at what we do, and be happy doing so! – Create a SWOT chart which states your strengths and weaknesses and the chances and risks you see for yourself.
Based on that, it’ll give you a clearer idea of your life and help you guide yourself towards a better future.
For most people, travel is enjoying life; taking a break from their usual routine and mostly, for leisure. All of this is true! However, redefining its purpose can magnificently change your mindset over life. Let me explain!
“There is no man who is more complete than the one who travels a lot. He changed twenty times the way he thinks and his outlook on life.”
One, travel gives you exposure. Do you want to limit yourself to the attractions out there or explore the culture and food and the people of that place and extend the horizons of your mindset? That learning improves your mindset and tells you more about their thought processes, their way of living; how you can implement such points in your own life.
Secondly, apart from the exposure and the learning, there’s also the time and money management aspects too! Sounds intense, correct? On every trip of yours, you plan out the entire day. However, have you wondered, how many people implement those same skills in their daily lives? Same logic applies to the money management aspect as well.
Apart from the points mentioned above, being outside your comfort zone is the most significant advantage of your journey. Doing stuff spontaneously that you wouldn’t explore back home when you’re just focusing on your work.
・ONE decision, which might transform your life.
・ONE step, which will produce a different life path for you.
・ONE positive thought, which will provide you with the confidence to act on your goals.
・ONE friend to guide, who can’t take that leap forward.
・ONE act of kindness, which will provoke you to accomplish more.
・ONE day to act upon, which ultimately becomes your Day One.
It all begins with ONE.
You have ONE Life. Now is a perfect time – to take yourself out of your comfort zone and do stuff you never thought you would.