Inspiring links (from tears to celebration)

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(Every week, I  share a series of inspiring links which I think are worth reading. Enjoy this week’s round up!)

  1. Have you ever thought of the present moment as a loved one? Read this awesome post by Leo Babauta about Our relationship with the present moment!
  2. Declutter your mind using some awesome tips by Marie Kondo.
  3. Great tips from Courtney about How to live a paperless life.
  4. I am looking forward to attend World Culture Festival 2016 which is a celebration of Art of Living’s 35th year of existence.
  5. I loved Eric’s Sunday Sermon: The beauty which is you.
  6. A helpful post: The year of deliberate un-planning.
  7. A valuable life lesson from a wise gardner.
  8. Let not tears torment us.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links(Blog Marathon Post 30)

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(Every week, I  share a series of inspiring links which I think are worth reading. Enjoy this week’s round up!)

  1. Instead of running from discomfort all the time, learn to pause and bring your mind to the present moment. Try this pause training to lead you to unconventional productivity.
  2. Some great tips : How to Unwind in under five minutes.
  3. Digital clutter is not as troublesome as physical clutter. Still it can be problematic if not organized on a regular basis. Learn more from the minimalists about dealing with digital clutter.
  4. You are not alone if you don’t have it all figured out.
  5. Can you destroy your marriage with love?
  6. Leave footprints of love and kindness with 51 random acts of kindness.
  7. Life’s greatest miracles often comes disguised as hardship.
  8. Gratitude is such a powerful emotion, one that can make your life better in so many ways. Practice gratitude with 40 simple ways.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from decluttering to minimalism)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on decluttering & minimalism!)

Sometimes love sunders, and we have to move on. The things we once loved, we may not love forever. I don’t love you anymore.

34 proven ways to keep your home clutterfree

Complaining less shifts our focus to the positive. It allows gratitude to take root. And cheerfulness can be an excellent beautifier. How to complain less?

Try it, you might like it. Maybe one small change could have a larger impact that we imagine.

In our lives immersed in technology, we rarely shut everything off. The time to shut down.

3 decluttering projects you can tackle in 20 minutes or less

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from simplicity)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on simplicity !)

Improve your life and productivity with this simple but effective technique – 3 words that you need to tell yourself daily

Someday I am going to need this stuff…Do you also fall in the same category? No wonders, you are never able to kick the clutter out of your house.

Reclaim your bedroom. Let not technology dominate your private sanctuary. Sleep, sex and reruns

When your work life is destroying your good life , it’s time to set your priorities right and also take steps to improve your work life.

7 quotes to help you live the simple life

Learn the secret ingredient  to be special – Art of living in Kungfu Panda

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from decluttering to minimalism)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on decluttering & minmalism , take a look at your life and make the desired changes!)

Advice to my kids Leo Babauta writes about the advice he would like to give his kids to equip them for life. I loved the pearls of wisdom he shares in this post.

Decide~Divide~Conquer

The lazy person’s way to declutter your home

The price of a stamp provokes us to take a look at our habits again and analyse if we are on the right track.

One hour that will change your life yes, that extra one hour which you gain as a result of being an early riser!

5 strategies to cut down on clutter

Real priorities makes you think and re-evaluate your priorities to make the maximum use of time.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Best of Spiritualboosters 2012

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A special thanks to each of you for making 2012 an incredible year at Spiritualboosters. It’s been an amazing learning experience.I cannot put in words how overwhelmed I am by all the support and encouragement.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

As it is impossible to avoid “Best of” this time of year, so for my new readers I present the Best of Spiritualboosters 2012:

12 things to start doing in the next twelve months

The Present

12 things to stop doing in the next twelve months

Books that inspired me in 2012

Life is what you make it

10 ways to a happy life

Random acts of kindness

Declutter your life

Simply irresistible you

Rethink…Refuse…Reduce

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing all of you a wonderful year ahead. Happy 2013!

12 things to start doing in the next 12 months

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When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out. ~ St John Chrysostom

This is the time of the year to start looking back at the past and more importantly, forward to the coming year.It’s time to reflect on the changes we want to make in our life and resolve to follow through on those changes.

This is the time of the year when most of the people start making their new year resolutions. but the truth is that most people are not going to keep their resolutions all year long. Everyone starts out with the best of intentions but the worst of strategies and eventually they fail when by giving in to temptation.The loftier the resolution, the tougher it is to hang on to. It takes steely nerves to live by what you resolve.

So instead of making new year resolutions, I have made a list of 12 things which I plan to do over the next 12 months.Here it is, a positive ‘to-do’ list for the upcoming year – 12 things to start doing for myself:

  1. Learning a new skill : On countless occasions, I say to myself, “I wish I knew how to do this.” There are a no. of things that we all want to learn but various excuses come in our way.With the vast amount of knowledge online, you’re now your only excuse. So stop making excuses and gear up to learn something new in the coming year. I am going to learn astrology in the coming year, what about you?
  2. Fit in Fitness: We all know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Still, it’s one of the most neglected area in our life. Instead of making a resolution, my focus is going to be making healthy eating and physical activity a new lifestyle.
  3. 5 am Club: 5 am club is a productivity method of rising early and consistently so as to be able to accomplish more during the day. I enjoy meditating in the early hours when everything is so quiet and serene. But I don’t do it daily, so focus will be on being an early riser daily.
  4. Help others: Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local orphanage, mentoring a child, or donating to charity, there are many non-profit volunteer organizations that could really use your help.
  5. Get out of debt: Money has been a source of stress for me and countless others in the past year.Take a serious look at your finances and take a pledge to live within your means.It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.
  6. Declutter your home: It’s been a while since I have been decluttering my house but a lot still needs to be done. In fact, I have realised that decluttering is an on-going process.The moment you become careless, clutter will start accumulating. If you still are bogged down by all the clutter in your house, the time to start is NOW!
  7. Simplify your life: If stress is wearing you down, it’s time to simplify your life.For everyone who is overwhelmed by the increasing demands in their lives, slow down and find peace of mind by cutting down on unnecessary commitments and simplifying your life.
  8. Keeping a journal: I have never written a journal but I am seriously thinking of starting it now. Many people keep journals as a record of the day’s happenings and their feeling towards them. Some write in a journal to explore their thoughts. Some use the journal to jot down their blessings. You can do anything you want in your journal.It’s your personal space.
  9. Savour the moment: Not only it’s important to live in the present, but it’s equally important to enjoy each and every moment of life.An important thing to remember about life is that in all you do make sure that you enjoy it, because with every minute that passes, lies time spent that you will not get back.
  10. Making happiness a habit: Money and circumstances have nothing to do with happiness. The real secret to happiness is making being happy a habit! With practice and patience, I am going to see the upside of things my second nature.
  11. Count your blessings Instead of worrying about everything that is wrong in your life, focus on what you are blessed with. Learn to appreciate the small things in your life, for one day you might look back and realise that those were the big things. I have downloaded Random Gratitude Journal on my iphone which is a gratitude journal of its kind. Try it!
  12. Be the change you want to see – The only way to raise yourself up is to raise others up – to raise your world up – to raise all of life just a little higher.  Joy comes to you when you give it.Give one hour a week for the betterment of your society. There is a wonderful initiative by Art of living called ‘Volunteer for better India’ which aims to bring the youth together to address the critical issues affecting India.

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Whatever it is you dream about, start taking small, logical steps every day to make it happen.  Get out there and DO something!