10 minutes to a better mind


After a long hiatus on the blog, I’ve decided to resume, well, at least attempt a resumption to writing every now and again.

And without much ado, here, we, go :)

I’m going to share a very simple, wonderful trick with you that will amazingly enhance your days & help you focus on the bigger picture of life – appreciation.

Consider a working day… what do you do the first thing in the morning when you wake up?

If you’re like most of us, you’d probably get a cup of coffee/tea brewing while you quickly scroll through your twitter/facebook/other news source to catch up on “breaking news”/what you missed last night/topic of the day?

Or maybe, jump into the shower, get ready, rush to work? And maybe somewhere in the middle of that, you’d try and squeeze in to check if you got any replies on that status message you posted last night?

Whatever your scenario be, if it fits in remotely anywhere close to the picture I painted above, I’m about to suggest you to do something different.

Give this a shot for the next couple of days. Well, I’d say, try it for at least a week. You’re more than welcomed to go back to your original routine if you don’t feel any different. But I assure you, you’re going to notice something serendipitous in a week’s time.

What am I suggesting?

Well, everyday, after you wake up in the morning, I urge you to spend 10 mins doing nothing!

Yes, you heard that right. I said, NOTHING.

OK fine, not COMPLETELY nothing. Maybe, make a cuppa, and simply do nothing but just sit there on your couch/chair/balcony and have it.

The key is to have no access to any sort of a source to consume any information. No mobile/laptop/newspaper/TV/radio… NOTHING!

You’d probably be like, OK, so what do I do while I’m sipping on my cuppa? Well, that’s exactly my point. Do NOTHING!

Ten minutes is all that is required. Every morning, wake up, get fresh, if that’s your prerogative. But do make a cuppa, and simply spend those ten minutes, doing nothing. If you’re not a coffee/tea drinker, well, have some juice, or water for that matter. But have something. If you sit for ten minutes without having something, you’ll get annoyed within seconds.

Why do it and how is this going to help?

In today’s world, we are all so consumed with events, activities, news and connections. And it’s pretty much an inherent part of life. Most of us cannot even comprehend of life without it.

Amongst all of this, we never do really give any importance whatsoever to reflect on ourselves. To allow our minds to rest, consciously. Think of it like an exercise where you’re powering-on your mind to deal with the rest of the day.

I can assure you, if you do this sincerely for at least even a week, you’ll notice that you’ll gain endurance, clarity, serenity and a strange sense of calmness of acceptance and appreciation of your life – whatever shape or form it currently is in.

Try it. And do let me know how you go :)

Got something to say? Go for it!