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MINDFULNESS , SELFCARE , MEDITATION, YOGA, ZEN, SLOW LIFE, SLOW LIVING, HEART OF GRATITUDE BLOG | British & Far East Traders Lifestyle & Shopping Blog
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MINDFULNESS , SELFCARE ,

MEDITATION, YOGA, ZEN,

SLOW LIFE, SLOW LIVING,

HEART OF GRATITUDE

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Welcome to ZEN!
     
It is a PRACTICE and a WAY OF LIFE.
You practice and engage with life with a ZEN PERSPECTIVE
   
  
Photo by dusan jovic on Unsplash

    

Start your day with MEDITATION.

    

Stop PRIORITISING WORK  (jumping straight to work for that matter) over WELLBEING.

You are focusing on your BOTTOM 80% instead of your top 20%

(80/20 Rule aka PARETO PRINCIPLE).

    

No wonder your thinking is “as clear as mud” lol. 

    

When preparing your cup of tea, be still and savor the peaceful surroundings.

When in the toilet, read a PHYSICAL BOOK and just practice SLOW LIVING.

    

Put your phone down for crying out loud.

No wonder you are so edgy,

you fill your pockets of PEACE & SILENCE with ONLINE DISTRACTION.

What is your little bit of distraction is slowly leading to your DESTRUCTION.

Sad but TRUE!

    

You have been a PRODUCTIVITY junkie.

    

You’ve got all the productivity apps running in the background

tracking your health, workout, and work time. 

Then slowly numbness and brain fog creep in, then loss of appetite,

then a feeling of doom and gloom, then a feeling of emptiness and lack of progress.

This is what happens when you focus too much on your productivity

and ignore your wellbeing.

   

Sometimes going fast is not the way to speed things up.

   

 

Sometimes, SLOWING DOWN is really the way we should move forward. 

   

Learn how to SLOW DOWN

   

PRACTICAL TIP!

   
   

It’s easy to say SLOW DOWN.

The way you learn this by heart is to start

INCORPORATING Small Things into your daily life.

   

Your mind needs to learn your tempo.

If you think at 5000 words/ minute (is that even possible lol!),

you will naturally spill over this habit into

your speech, movement, breathing, eating, and every little thing you do.

No wonder you haven’t had the time to watch the seasons

or smell the roses,

you just whisk past them like Road Runner. 

    

One way to do this is to start training your mind

to listen to audio or watch video at 0.75x SLOWER than you normally will.

    

You will be surprised to learn more with less.

You will now start to realise,

less is actually more and SLOWER does not actually mean INFERIOR,

it just trains you to go DEEPER.

    

Some things can really just be appreciated at a DEEPER LEVEL.

    

Alot of things are really ELUSIVE (i.e. allergic) to shallowness,

no wonder you don’t even encounter them lol.

    

Learn to live SLOWER & DEEPER.

You will start to live with more REFLECTION & GRATITUDE.

And this, our friends, is something you can start doing now, FOR FREE!

 

So next time you are feeling FRAZZLED

or lost in the busyness of your day,

sit back, relax, and listen or watch

to youtube, netflix, or podcasts 0.75x slower.

     

We promise you, you will be feeling ZEN in no time!

  

  

 

  

LISTEN TO WELLNESS / MEDITATION Podcast

     

It is a way to refresh and hit that reset button.

Go to sleep if you must, your brain cells need it. 

When you are tempted to hack your way to productivity

by going all-in with AI and Technology,

remember you are not getting the full experience of what you need to learn.

   

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Credits: Quokkabottles on Unsplash

       

HEALTH & NUTRITION is IMPORTANT!

 

Sometimes when we are in that PRODUCTIVITY streak,

we tend to load up on caffeine to keep the ENGINE running,

 9 out of 10 this will work.

   

But when you have tried all relaxation techniques and BRAIN FOG does not clear,

its DEHYDRATION or just the JUNK from your FOOD that made its way to your brain. 

CLEANSE TO HEAL!

This is your way to SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY!

   

Credits: Lucas Calloch on Unsplash
  
 

LIFE is about experiencing it to the fullest.

 

Be in the moment.

  

By not trying to finish everything in a short period of time,

you allow yourself to savor each moment.

Otherwise, when feeling OVERWHELMED,

be ruthless and PRIORITISE the life out of it.

  

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INNER ENGINEERING
A YOGI’S GUIDE TO JOY
BY SADHGURU

  

We invite you to start your mindfulness practice with this beautiful book ,

a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ,

‘INNER ENGINEERING: A YOGI’S GUIDE TO JOY’ by SADHGURU

  

To quote a beautiful section from this book:

“Until this time, I had completely refused to accept anything in my life

that did not fit into a rational and logical framework.

Slowly, I began to realize that it is life that is the ultimate intelligence.

    

Human intellect is mere smartness that ensures survival.

But true intelligence is just life and life –

and that which is the source of life.

Nothing else.

    

The world has been told that the divine is love, that the divine is compassion.

But if you pay attention to creation, you realize that the divine,

or whatever is the source of creation,

is, above all, the highest intelligence that you can imagine.

      

Instead of trying to tap into this all-powerful intelligence that pulsates within each of us,

we opt to use our logical intellect,

which is useful in certain situations, but essentially limited.” 

       

Sadhguru

         

IN NEED OF INSPIRATION IN YOUR BUSINESS or creative work?

    

Don’t command/demand INSPIRATION

the way you execute your orders or plans in business.

It does not work like that.

   

If you’re in a bit of a rut, stop what you’re doing

and put on your noise-cancelling headphones .

Play some CHILLED OUT JAZZ / CHILLED TUNES.

     

The MIND has a way of stewing MAGIC

when you respect its RHYTHMS.

   

This is the same reason why

your most inspiring ideas

descend on you when you’re in the shower,

on holiday, or even in your sleep.

    

Your JOB is to consume ‘BRAIN FOOD’

(i.e good/ quality books, films or videos, music, experiences, and yes quality people!).

It’s the JOB of your BRAIN to SERVE you MAGIC –

it was NEVER YOURS IN THE FIRST PLACE! 

MASTER YOUR BRAIN or IT WILL MASTER YOU!

   

Photo by CALIN STAN on Unsplash

 

CHILL OUT

 

Whatever it is you are trying to achieve, 

it is never a waste of time to chill out. 

    

A lot of us want to achieve our dreams

in the most efficient way and in the shortest time possible.

  

If we have GRAND DREAMS,

Consider them as our JUMBO JETS or DREAM LINERS.

The BIGGER the DREAM, the LONGER THE runway.

Allowing yourself the LUXURY of CHILLING OUT

is equivalent to giving your dreams

a longer and smoother runway for TAKE OFF!

 

So Chill!

It’s all part of your BIGGER GAME PLAN!

   

Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash

 

COOK OR BAKE SOMETHING!

  
 

The idea here is that your SENSES become engaged

in a WORTHWHILE PURSUIT when you are cooking or baking.

 

When we have been engaged for long periods of time

in our intellectual pursuits,

we often feel drained without immediately

reaping or enjoying the fruits of our labour. 

 

Cooking or baking impresses upon our subconscious

that when you are doing or making something mindfully,

you will reap the rewards in due time.

It is called POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT.

And with cooking or baking usually in just a matter of few short hours.

 

This is a practical way of instilling good habits

upon our subconscious because often

when we are immersed in LONG TERM PURSUITS,

we get lost in the forest of our busyness and thought processes.

 

DELAYED GRATIFICATION is a noble quality,

but being human- yes you are HUMAN-

Not GOD or Demi-god –

sometimes we have to get back into the reality of life

that in order to feel that sense of PROGRESS,

we need to see some tangible goalpost!

 

So next time you are doubting the VALIDITY of your BUSINESS or DREAMS,

cook or bake something- because you got to bake your cake and eat it too!

 

Now don’t cheat yourself here and go order a takeaway.

This is about the PROCESS and not the OUTCOME!

It is about mimicking the time continuum of your Dreams

to a shortened time to remind you

that when you have taken care of the PROCESS,

the RESULTS would come as expected.

 

If they don’t come as planned, don’t despair.

Everyday life is a very rich and fertile ground

to REFINE our INNER SELF.

You may not have reached the DISTANT STAR

but you have discovered MAGICAL GALAXIES along the way!

 

   

 

DEVELOP A HEART OF GRATITUDE

 

Please watch the documentary on YOUTUBE

of NEPAL’S SNOWLAND CHILDREN.

It’s a very heartwarming story

about how the poorest children of the

most remote and highest villages of nepal

had to leave their families and study in

SNOWLAND BOARDING SCHOOL in Kathmandu, Nepal

 

It’s an eye-opening story in that it reveals to us

how our everyday pettiness compares

to their physically and emotionally tough lives. 

 

Compared to these children,

you have a high chance of living a relatively insulated life. 

 

It’s nice to reach for your goals,

but it’s better if those goals will have an impact to humanity. 

  

Bless all your kind and warm souls. 

 

STAY ZEN! BE ZEN!

BRITISH & FAR EAST TRADERS & PARTNERS 

 

 


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