Recently, I got a chance to attend NLP( Neuro Linguistic Programming) workshop conducted by Mr. Ram Verma, where I got an understanding and overview of how our thoughts in our sub conscious mind affect our actions. How we can train our 100 billion neurons to achieve whatever we want in our lives. Ofcourse, it requires rigorous training and years of practice to achieve that level where you can take complete charge of your brain.
But, what caught my fancy was the discussion on supreme motive of human life.
So, I have learnt that the ultimate motive of our existence is Learning, Sharing and Growing!
This made me to think that how can we keep learning new things when we are all occupied in our daily lives. Most of us have a fixed daily job. We do the same kind of work daily, monthly and yearly. We have expertise in our jobs but are we really learning anything new and sharing our knowledge with others? Are we really growing and becoming a better version of ourselves with time? Well, I don’t know about others, but I am not.
To this, I thought, that where is the time even if I wish to learn or do something new apart from my job and house hold chores? Then I realized that, it is all about using your free time in the most productive manner and forming some good habits.
How to utilize your free time productively
So, next time whenever you have some free time with you, instead of lazing around, you can engage yourself in these activities:
Try to read atleast 5 pages on a daily basis. Make it a habit and you will see the changes in you over a period of time. You can read anything you like, fiction, non fiction, biographies, auto biographies, news paper etc etc. Reading makes you thoughtful which gives you an edge over others. People who just cannot read, can listen to audio books. There is an application that I have recently discovered called “Storytel”. It offers amazing collection of audio books that you can listen anywhere and anytime. It offers 14 days of free trial and if you like, you can subscribe it for Rs 299 per month.
2. BLOG WRITING
Start writing your blog which you have been procrastinating. Pour your thoughts into your blog and let people read and know how insightful you are.
3. LEARNING NEW SKILL
Enroll yourself for any skill or course of your choice and get classes, free of cost while sitting in the comfort of your bed. Yes! In todays’ times, technology is a boon and there are so many websites from where we can learn any new skill or language of our choice. Websites such as Coursera and Skillshare offers variety of courses in any field that you can think of.
4. WATCH DOCUMENTARIES
You can watch documentaries on real life incidents and famous personalities like, what happened to Titanic?, What is Bermuda Triangle?, Life of Mahatma Gandhi etc. This will enhance your knowledge which will help you to be a part of intelligent conversations with your friends and colleagues. Such documentaries are available on Amazon Prime.
Believe me guys, travelling gives you the finest experiences and teaches you the best lessons of life. Whenever, you get time, plan a small trip to any place as per the time you have or you can also visit famous monuments, any popular event, any exhibition, any fare or any new place to explore.
I hope some of you would find this post useful and would try to utilize their free time more productively from now on.
Keep learning, sharing and growing😊
Smiles & happiness to all🤩