Take Pauses

Pause is a word which rejuvenate our life. I believe that pauses in our lives can actually make us or remake us.

Why?

Try this.

Speak up with someone with a constant pace without inhaling or simply try to speak as quickly as possible like you want to finish hundreds of words under a minute. Trust me, after thirty seconds you will start fumbling. Your words will mix up and will become un-differentiable. As time finishes, you will find your tongue messed up and you would be craving for oxygen like a man imploring god for life on his dead bed.

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”

– Mark Twain

Once you are done, you take a deep breath. You take a pause.

We need Pause everywhere. We need pause while we hit the gym to relax our muscles a bit. We need a pause when we sprint (or jog). We need a pause while we are in the movie theater. Even we need a pause when we are playing outdoor games. List is endless.

time-to-thinkWhy we take pauses? A pause pumps oxygen in our body. A pause pumps life in our soul. A pause rejuvenate us.

It gives a positive break to us. It soothes our heart and mind. If we do things without stopping, it becomes dormant and sluggish.

Do we need pauses in our life too?

You guessed right.

Yes! We do need.

Life becomes boring without a break. It drains our energy after some point. We work throughout a week and then we relax in weekends with our family and friends. We take few days break in a quarter. We give ourselves a breathing experience which not only strengthens the relationship but also rejuvenate us.

I call it Rejuvenating Pauses. A pause with positive energy work wonders for us and for our lives. It relaxes our mind and give space to think productively, enhances your creativity and freshen up your mind for better revolutionary ideas. Let me give you an example. You are involved in a fight with your spouse. (I am against the fights with spouses as they are to be loved and respected.) Constant negativity is coming from both the sides. If you keep on arguing it will surely going to be intolerable and will leave you in oppressive situation.

Result – Rift in your Relation.

Take a pause. Take yourself away from the fight and let your mind relax. Take a deep breath. Spend some time alone. I prefer listening refreshing music. This pause helps you to think and calm you down. Go back to your partner, be silent and see the result. Trust me you will be amazed. You and your partner will become closer physically and emotionally.

Pressing-the-Pause-ButtonTake pauses in your work cycle, in your relationships, day-to-day life, even while having conversations with colleagues or friends. Without these pauses life becomes stagnant like a standing water in a pond.

Rejuvenate yourself, your life.

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Life isnt a straight line

Life gives you a lot. It gives you million reasons to smile. It makes you laugh, sigh, angry and sometimes, makes you cry. It teaches you at every bit of minute.

Sometimes it gives you a punch on your face and stupefies you and in next moments it life teachesmedicates you.

Every day we learn something. Life has a meaning, which provides something to us, something relevant which directly affects us and our society.

Here, the main question isn’t what life teaches us, but the main question is what we learn from life. How we make it large and influencing.

life graph

Above figures are life graphs as they reflect the pattern of life.

Graph at your left resembles stock market chart which has lots of ups and downs. As you can see there are 7 days in a week on the X-axis and these days are never same emotionally nor physically.

Monday you may be suffering from “Monday-Phobia” after having an enjoyable and pleasant weekend. Tuesday you may get indulged in the work and then you start flowing with the flow till Friday. The sixth day brings smiles and happiness on your faces. Weekends are always great fun, aren’t they?

Seven days are not same and it should not be same. It indicates there are lots of happenings in our life no matter a positive one or a negative.

Positive one gives confidence, internal satisfaction and happiness. While negative ones give us a learning experience. We must not get demoralized from these negative kicks. I don’t call them failures. Failures are learning lessons of life.

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When you do not understand what exactly you want to do in your life, when you have no ideas about your goals and you have no sketch plan to achieve them or you simply are confused with your life then you see your life like a straight line graph.

A life without a goal is like a necklace without a diamond. A plain life starts and it injects pain, leave us frustrated. Life becomes lifeless just like stagnant water in a pond.

If your life is moving ahead just like a straight line, then my dear friend you are moving in the wrong direction and will surely land in trouble and cursing your luck.

“Big ships always sail against the wind and tides in the unpredictable oceans while boats floats in the lakes.

I still remember incredible words from Steve Jobs, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

Yesterday, someone told me, “Aviral why you want to start a business? You are doing well enough and the better part is you are living your life without tensions. Starting a business is full of tensions, headaches and it has many challenges to crack.”

Is life without a challenge a life? I don’t think so, do you?

Don’t get settled. A life without challenges will leave you paralyzed. Keep looking what you love to do and start it once you find it passionate.

Don’t waste time after thinking. Plan it. Jot down the points, take necessary actions and make it happen. We are not here to talk about other’s successes.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than
by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

– Mark Twain

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral