Revival – 5 Tips To Bounce Back Brilliantly

As long as you are running the race of life, pursuing whatever goals you have defined, you are bound to fall  a trillion times. Your revival  from this fall ,then, becomes the single most important factor to determine your success.

The obstacles that you discover on your journey can only delay your inevitable success not prevent if you are good at the art of revival.  Revival just like any other art gets better with experience. The rate of revival gets faster with age when you face many obstacles.

Survival and Revival

Ever since 16 years of age I have been the victim of extraordinary mishaps countless times, just like everyone reading this post.  Life has a knack of surprising you with the strangest of problems when you least expect them.

But you cant control this aspect of life as it is beyond you, it is something everyone has to face sometime or the other. You cant escape failing or falling in your lives. Even if you keep yourselves in the safest of zones, you are bound to  fall and fail sometime or the other.

The best you can do is get better at responding to your problems by being the mastering the process  of bouncing back from adversities. These adversities come in different sizes and shapes all throughout your life, but with a good revival system, you will be well placed to tackle them with minimum damage.

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Here are some  techniques I follow when I face adversities and which might help you face yours:

  1. Introspection in  Isolation– Yes they might say its harmful and depressing, but only you understand whatever situation comes your way fully. So if you spend time introspecting in isolation you will get newer perspectives of looking at the problems you face and understanding them better. From there you can decide how to best ignore or find a cure.
  2. Slow it Down– In chaos only those find clarity who  can be mindful of the micro sensations that take place. So when you slow your life sown, you give yourself the opportunity of understanding the situation and your own emotions pertaining to the situation.  If you avoid or try to overlook problems, they keep snowballing into a bigger issue.
  3. Meditation is Magic– Meditation brings you solutions from deep within. When you find inner peace, you find solutions. When you align yourself with the cosmic consciousness your thought processes becomes energized to superhuman potential.
  4. Prepare a Positive Paradise– Straight from the music you listen, to the videos you watch, to the books you read, you have to ensure that you control what you feed your brain. Turn off your phone notifications and control the smart phone  rather than letting it control you. Don’t involve in social media mongering and prepare a positive paradise.
  5. Share with Care– Be very mindful of who you share your struggles with. Always look at the advise you get. There will be very few who can understand the situation and provide you with optimistic solutions. So it is in your best interest to find your own solutions.

It will be great to find out your tips for revival. So do share them as I believe they will be really useful for me and the people reading.

 

P.S. I LOVE YOU

Weekend Box Office Tips-The sum of the parts makes the whole

Persistently pursuing your passions will sooner or later lead to success and recognition. One doesn’t need  to have success and recognition  in mind before setting off on their passion.

So the weekend box office tip is by Srishti Sethi, doctoral candidate at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences:

“The sum of your efforts, on a yearly, weekly, daily and momentarily basis, makes the whole of your dreams come true.” “

Srishti’s Weekend Box Office Tip

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Discussing Pak – Hindu refugees at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New York

In the words of Srishti Sethi, “individual effort, towards any direction, which might appear insignificant for that particular moment,  sums up to magically produce consequences beyond  what you can imagine.”

The story behind the weekend box office tip

In her case , working with focus on  important aspects (fieldwork in the soul dehydrating heat of Jodhpur, writing endless chapters in the library ), which appear mundane to the ordinary eye, lead to the story of the under-represented communities to come through.

Endless hours of hard work and meticulous research required going beyond the self.  All the selfless effort towards getting  borderland tribes recognized  finally came to the fore with her Ted Talk on the sense of belonging and televised interview with Ravish Kumar(Primetime NDTV).

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Discussion on rights of refugees with Ravish Kumar on NDTV Primetime

Her weekend box office tip tells us to silently do the needful today without worrying about the success it will get you tomorrow.  All the sacrifices will be worth it at the end.

Her topic of research has been highlighted by the media and being an expert in her field she has the right skill set to show the world the exact picture. All the effort that she has put in this research, both mental and physical, has been rewarded.

So keep working on your passions , you might not get instant recognition or fame, but with persistence you will be gratified. Gratification might come in the form of success, recognition or fame, but every single moment of your effort will be rewarded.

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Ted talk on sense of belonging, idea of home.

Lessons to learn from  Srishti’s story:

  1. Work without defining final outcomes, you wont be rewarded in the exact way that you want, but you will be rewarded.
  2. Don’t be distracted from your tasks seeing others while away their time.
  3. All sacrifices directed towards a good result will reap rewards beyond your imagination.
  4. Howsoever insignificant your efforts appear in the moment, they will make sense when you achieve your goals.
  5. Your intentions and vision will help you in the struggle. Always believe in yourself, the world will follow suit.

With a clear vision and good intentions your efforts will never be wasted.  So hustle on with your passionate pursuits, soon you will be blessed with results beyond your imagination.

Do follow Srishti (Facebook and Instagram) on her journey as she intends to enhance the current circumstances of Indo-Pak Migrants and get them the recognition they deserve. Having refugee ancestors this research on existence and human rights comes naturally to her and that’s how she can pursue it passionately.  A very Special thanks to her for her contribution to the weekend box office tips.

 

Intra Workout Drink – What to drink during your workouts?

I used to think the term BCAA(branch chain amino acids)  was synonymous to an intra workout drink.  Yes the same heavily marketed BCAA’s which have amazing flavors and are pushed by supplement stores.

But my ACSM certification in nutrition  has helped me understand what to look for in an Ideal Intra Workout Drink.

Firstly , I am not against using BCAA’s but most people treat them as purely an intra workout drink without understanding what they are made of and meant for. This lack of knowledge has many implications in the long run.

The Scientific Breakdown of BCAA

Branched chain amino acids (BCAA) are the building blocks of protein. These are essential for muscle growth and recovery, and can be consumed throughout the day. Having them together with a high protein diet leads to excessive uric acid which is detrimental to bone health.

Treating  BCAA as an intra workout drink(if managed well with the protein you take daily)  is not wrong, but during a workout your body needs some other elements to enhance performance and prevent dehydration.

Here is what your body requires during a workout.

Components of an Ideal Intra Workout Drink

  1. Energy

During a workout your body needs instant energy as it has to undergo excessive stress. For this a high glycemic carbohydrate is ideal. (something which immediately provides energy, without much need to be broken down). The simplest  and fastest dissolving form of Carbohydrate is glucose. Thus glucose should be one of the components of an ideal intra workout drink.

2. Electrolytes 

The body looses water in the form of perspiration(sweating) during a workout.  Along with sweat, the body also loses essential salts, which need to be replaced. Here are some of them and their functions.. intra workout drink

3. Tonicity- Water enters and exits body cells by the process of osmosis. Wherein it travels from its higher concentration to its lower concentration through the semi permeable cell wall.  In simple words water moves from a solution where it is present in abundance to the solution where it is lesser. This is maintained by the electrolytes mentioned above.

Based upon the tonicity drinks can be classified in to :

  • Isotonic sport drinks contain similar concentrations of salt and sugar as in the human body.
  • Hypertonic sport drinks contain a higher concentration of salt and sugar than the human body.
  • Hypotonic sport drinks contain a lower concentration of salt and sugar than the human body.

The best suited among these for your intra workout drink is an isotonic drink.

Why Drinking Water is Not enough?

Pure water is not an ideal intra workout drink as it might help you quench thirst but it will not ensure proper hydration. Water provides no sodium, which helps the body hold onto water and helps fluid get to the right places in the body, like muscles and blood.

What do I recommend?

There are a number of ways in which you can make an isotonic drink at home. But I choose to use Enerzal . As it has all the essential elements of an ideal intra workout drink. intra workout drink

Do give it a try and no they dint pay me for saying this, yet.

 

Weekend Box Office Tips – Coping with Handicaps

The Weekend Box Office Tip is a new segment which will include some real life tips to better the quality of your lives. In this section I will collect one single tip from significant health and lifestyle influencers and entrepreneurs around us and cover their story behind it.

In this super fast life it is difficult to find time to reflect on the quality of your life. As the weekend gives you some time to unwind, it also presents an opportunity to introspect. Making it the perfect time for the weekend box office tip.

My Wweekend box office eekend Box Office Tip – Coping with Handicaps

Life startles you at times, and it startles you more when you are awakened to the magic sprinkled around you. Common situations carry invaluable lessons. Learning these is the secret to an abundant and fulfilling life. One of these lessons which I learnt  as a result of two different, difficult situations  is the weekend box office tip I would want to give you all. Coping with handicaps.

The story behind the tip

I had a terrible injury 2 weeks back, when my left ankle twisted. The ankle was swollen like a ball and I feared the worst. Considering my health and fitness centric lifestyle it was a body blow and a big blast before Diwali. With so many caring people around me, it was impossible to even think about restarting my fitness schedule(which, as some of you might know, is like oxygen to me).

After two days I couldn’t control the urge of heading to the gym, and overlooking medical advise, did just that. But understanding the responsibilities on my head, of selling luxury properties in Navi Mumbai and being a long term health influencer, I adapted my workout so as to negate the journey altogether. (I will share how later on in this article.)

(Check my foot in the pic below)

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Selling luxury properties in Navi Mumbai gets my attention to the second handicap. With so many rules and laws, demonetization, RERA, GST, applied in such a short time, the dimensions of doing business in India have changed drastically. Real Estate is one of the worst hit, because of ticket sizes and the omnipresent trust issues in the field.

Demonetization  sucked out the money from the system, which was essential for businesses like real estate, at it was second nature for the business. RERA and GST added more confusion than removing it because of the complicated procedures and added tax burden to end users.

These major handicaps to the industry definitely increased the scope of excuses for people failing to sell properties, but I, just like with my sprained ankle, am learning how to adapt and cope with this handicap.

What Coping with the sprained Ankle taught me about Selling Luxury Properties?

The weekend box office tip, coping with handicap, was learnt with the sprained ankle and is coming to my assistance while selling properties.

What I understood with my sprained ankle and applied to selling properties is:

  1. Limited but effective movement– Choosing a few effective movements was the need of the hour with my sprained ankle. Similarly choosing a few good methods for marketing property and being absolutely involved in them  was what I carried to my work
  2. More mindful movement– Attention to detail was magnified during my movements with the sprained ankle. The handicap in the business, has given me an opportunity to micro manage processes which were considered tertiary earlier.
  3. Some time off only leads to self discovery– The cycle of pursuing passions puts you in an infinite loop of doing. Spending some time out of it not only helps you discover more about yourself but also cater to the aspects of life you haven’t been giving importance. Lesser time at the gym courtesy the sprained ankle made me rediscover my passion for reading. Similarly the handicapped nature of the market made me take more time out for family and friends.
  4. The power of persistence– With the power of persistence all handicaps can be handled. My ankle is doing better and so is how I deal with my sales. By trying out newer exercises and methods of training I coped with my limited movement. Similarly redefining strategies and innovations have helped me come to terms with the real estate market.

Utilizing these I was able to recreate a new self image, which is both strong and resourceful.  The signs of progress are noticeable in the videos below which is made to assist lazy people in working out, which I just created a few days back.

As for selling luxury properties the renewed optimism is bearing good results. Attention to details and innovations is bringing in a revolution which is leading to a more professional and organised approach to insure proper functioning and elevated sales.

You might not have a sprained ankle or selling luxury properties in a bearish market. But the above Weekend Box office Tips can be applied in every walk of life where you feel handicapped.

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

Be Basic – Water Secrets for Losing Weight and Gaining Health

70 % of our planet is water, 70% of your body is water and more than 70% of your bodies ailments, disease or symptoms like obesity,  are because of  water. I believe, through this article,  at least 70% of you will realize that your journey of losing weight and gaining health basically starts with improving the quality of the water that you consume.

You don’t need to spend thousands on gyms, super foods and supplements, indulge in quick fixes and over exhaustive programs once you lose your health. Rather it is beneficial to work on the basics before entering complexities. Working on the basics will not only help in preventing diseases and losing weight but also put you on a natural road to recover the health that you have lost.

So the basic secret to losing weight and gaining health is to consume basic water.

Here is what Basic Water Means 

Before man populated and polluted the world, water was different than how it is today. It had natural detoxifying and cleansing properties along with superior hydration due to its basic nature( remember basic(alkaline) and acid litmus tests from chemistry class).

With time the water all around the planet gained an acidic nature. The few places to retain some of this pure superior quality water made it holy, places like the Upper Himalayas in India, Lourdes in France, Japan and Saudi Arabia. The purity of this water is due to both its metaphysical and physical properties, which make it best for losing weight and gaining health in the modern day.

The Science Behind It

So what makes this primitive water or holy water superior and how did human activities change its nature?

The primitive water had an active Hydrogen and high alkalinity (Basic Nature) (higher pH level)along with high anti-oxidants and micro-clustering effect on the water molecules.  It was better than modern day water in the following ways:

More Alkalinity

It was full of minerals which made it basic(not acidic) in nature, which is in alignment with the basic nature of your body pH standing at 7.30 to 7.45.  Check the chart below for more knowledge on pH. 
phscaleAntioxidant nature

Along with this it was an antioxidant, imagine the water you drink being better than the best green tea. To read more about antioxidants and their nature check out this article “The importance of antioxidants”

Better Hydration

Thirdly it had a micro clustering effect on water molecule, where 5-6 water molecules formed a cluster than 12-15 in the water today. This tinier clustering lead to better cellular hydration.

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In a world of junk food and pollutants your body and the water around you is in the hazardous acidic pH range. Humans have lead to this change in the nature of water which had several health benefits in its actual form.

The Health Benefits

Here are some ways in which this primitive holy water which would help you in losing weight and gaining health:

  1. Better Hydration because smaller water clusters so you can have a better workout and consequently more weight loss
  2. Anti Ageing as it is triples antioxidant strength of lime and  removesremoves free radicals
  3. Reduces heart pressure and Lowers cholesterol
  4. Detoxification- More filtration of acidic toxins through kidneys and anti oxidants promote blood Cleansing
  5. It balances body pH, raising urine pH by 1 level can decrease obesity, high blood pressure and risk of kidney stones
  6. Acidic body pH takes away Ca from bones to balance pH so the water safeguards your bones
  7. Alkaline water leads to better colon health and improves digestion.
  8. Sports performance improves as a result of better hydration and anti oxidizing effects of water.

Bringing It Back

The ionized alkali elixir which was in abundance a long time ago is now a rare commodity. Lucky for those born in Japan and the upper Himalayas, where it still occurs in abundance but for the rest of us, we need to find alternatives to help us in losing weight and gaining health.

The effectiveness of basic water depends on long term usage, so the one off trek to the mountains or vacation to the land of the rising sun wont help you in losing weight or gaining health.

The solution to this is by recreating this water through technology. Aquatatva has a remarkable product which can bring this elixir from the upper Himalaya or the land of the rising sun straight to your taps. Their seamless machine will not only bring back the primitive ionic alkaline water but also make it accessible at prices cheaper than your water refills.  Along with this it will produce by products which are used by top niche skin care companies.

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Also check out their application which spreads awareness about the benefits of ionized alkaline water. Its available for both Apple and Android devices.

Do mail me if you found this article helpful and I will give you a tip on how you can make partially alkaline water with some easily available items at home which will help you in losing weight and gaining health.

 

 

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