What’s going to be new about 2017 ?
Any ideas ?
Is it going to be different than 2016.
What did I learn in 2016?
Indiblogger asked us to write about 12 things I learnt in 2016.
In absolutely no particular order the 12 things I learnt.
Always .In good times and bad. Specially when the going gets wonky ,you need to reach inside and anchor self. Believe that things hit rock-bottom ,before they get better.It always gets better.Just don’t give up.Ever
My blog healthwealthbridge was named because I believed my health is my true wealth.
Physical,emotional.and mental health.All of it together helps me function .When I had a cough ,I was unhappy .When I was unhappy I didn’t feel like exercising.When I didn’t workout,I felt even worse.Hitting the treadmill running once a week or three times a week was not working.I had to do it like eating.
Normally ,naturally and throughout the day .If that means taking the stairs to the eighth floor OPD, then so be it
.But I will do it. Not only because I want to look good even when I am 70 ,but I want to feel great at 70 .That’s what I have learnt about myself this year. I really don’t want age to be an excuse, nor a handicap to do all the thing I love.
3)No carrying extra emotional baggage
This is hard .Nearly an impossible lesson for me to learn.
Forgive I can after a suitable amount of time.But forgetting makes the lesson unlearned.
For the last 3 months this is the lesson I am learning by heart.
This is just emotional clutter.
Serves no purpose except suck out creative energy.
4)Trust my gut feeling even when it’s not the popular choice.
Did you know your gut or the gastrointestinal tract has nerves in it.Nerves ultimately communicate with your brain.The strange feeling you get in the pit of your stomach ,before an interview,stage show or when you met your hubby for the first time .That’s the one I am talking about.Trust that feeling .Because intuition is actually logic at speed of light.
Now this thing called happiness is a two way street.If you are happy ,you will try to make others happy.If you help others and make them happy,you will be happy.
Now you decide what comes first.
For me its” Do unto others as you want others to do unto you.
If you don’t believe me read the Go giver.I have been helped so many times by random strangers ,that I have to say thank you every moment of every day.
As much as I can.
Not only on the blog,In your notebook ,anywhere.Jot down my thoughts ,my plans,my dreams.
Someday they may be exactly what I need to remember.
7)Honesty ,truth and people
Lord Krishna said something interesting to Arjun
That truth which helps others needs to be said,
The truth that harms others must not be said.
A lie for a good cause is better than a truth for a bad cause.
Truth is relative.
Good and bad is relative. The sun neither rises nor sets. It’s the relative motion of the earth rotating around its own axis ,that makes it seem so.
Life and death are both different states of energy.What matters is being true to myself and people who love me.
Few people want to talk about emperors new clothes,or their lack.If you know the truth .Good.If you know what to do with it,even better.People who are surrounded by dishonesty ,cant recognize truth ,when they fall over iT.Unlikely I can help.They have to learn their, #Lifelessons.
8)Help will always be given to people who ask for it..Dumbledore said it correctly.
I was helped by Pat Flynn .My sparkling new theme is SPI Pro running on the truly awesome Genesis framework. All thanks to Pat.
I was gifted the Genius Bloggers toolkit by the Ultimate bundles people.The best part.They asked for nothing in return. Absolutely nothing. Its packed full of good stuff which all bloggers need ,but don’t know where to look for. That’s why I am speed reading them to help pin pint those that can help most.
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9)I love plants and nature.
No shopping mall as holiday destination.Dont get me wrong I adore shopping.Its just not enough to make me happy anymore.
I need green plants ,flowers ,mountains, lakes streams, oceans, to revive me .If I don’t have green view I feel upset. It’s that bad. So for my new home I am planning multiple green walls.
Now if the finance minister gives us a raise or a tax rebate for planting trees ,that might help.
10)I am a survivor
Afterall I am surviving demonetization and all the associated headache. Thanks to very helpful neighbourhood shops, in small towns.Also Vijaya Bank where I have my salary account had come to our hospital to dispense some part of the salary as cash .This helped us immensely .
11)Stopped making bridges over imaginary rivers
Yes I have an overactive imagination and an even worse tendency to act on it.
That’s why I have decided ,to let the problem present first ,specially when its other people’s problems.Help when they ask for it.Really camyt rescue everyone.
For me works great.So its going to be a balancing act. Will be fine tuning it over the next year.
12)Blogging and life ,works best when you do it together and have fun
I even wrote a post on it.How social is great for your blog.I completed 3 back to back blogging challenge.T
he most fun I during #MyFriendAlexa.
The best friends I made was during UBC and NaBloPoMo.
Friends and relations are life’s treasures.You never know where you get lucky.This year I have been very lucky.
How was your 2016?
Comment below to let me know.