5 Ways to Get Out of Doing NOTHING State

How many of you feel that there are times in our life when you simply don’t feel like of doing anything; you struggle to do your daily chore, in office you just somehow pass your time then forget about working on your goals like doing daily workout as almost everything seems so dreading that only thing that you love to do is NOTHING, You consciously keep procrastinating everything comes on your way as you feel no motivation of any sort to anything in your life.

But then time comes when you feel that you can no longer push the deadline of that project, you can no longer sit idle in your office, when you feel that you are just passing time doing nothing constructive in your life then some sense of urgency develops in back of your mind and you try to muster some courage and start your laptop to work on that project but as soon as you start working, your mind starts telling you that; you are low in energy, you are having pain in your body, you are getting headache, you don’t feel like of working now, you didn’t have sound sleep last night, you feel urge of taking break, checking Facebook for how many likes and comments your last posted photo or status update has got, let’s work on it later, I’ll surely start from tomorrow and that tomorrow never comes.

Instead of working on your important work your mind tells you to first do all the unproductive task like cleaning your mail Inbox/desktop, arranging your files and folders, taking back up and what not. Our mind tries to push our main works farther and keeps you busy with sense of doing some work but actually you are not going anywhere like running on a treadmill.

The more you stay in this state the more you are likely to sink deeper. Here are few things which you can try to get out of doing nothing state –

  1. Get into momentum – The Principle of inertia says “Any physical object has a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged until any external force is applied” which means if your default state has become doing nothing then you’ll keep doing nothing till you apply force of your will power to get into momentum of starting doing something.
  2. Make list of all the pending tasks – You must have heard this many times, make your to-do list before starting work and guess what? it actually helps as if you just keep all your pending tasks in your head then you may not get clarity on how many task you have got, which task are more important and which are not so important, you may get overwhelmed with thought that you have got so many task undone but actually you might have only 1-2 important tasks to do and rest are just unimportant. So create to-do list to get clarity.
  3. Prioritize your tasks – Problems arise when you think that you have so many important and urgent task in hand, which increases your stress level, gives you headache, you starts feeling dizzy. But if you make to-do list of your pending tasks and prioritize based on their urgency and importance then you may find that there are only 2-3 task which are important at the moment and rest can be done later.
  4. Start Small – Sometimes we get big project or task which we are not sure how to do it, at that time our brain plays an interesting game, our brain starts procrastinating by making us do various other tasks which are not important at the moment. To deal with this, best thing is to start small, if you try to do whole project in one go then your brain will say NO to you and starts doing some other easy tasks, it’s just like you have got 5 pound of black forest chocolate cake in front of you and if you try to eat it whole in one go then you simply can’t have it and even if you try then whole experience can be very unpleasant but instead of that if you just have one slice at a time and keep rest for later then you can easily finish the whole cake in less than a week time.
  5. Just Do it – Just pick up the task and start doing it.

My 2014 Just Do It List

My 2014 Just Do It List

2013 Goals Review

Every year I write some goals, work on them and successfully achieve some of them, in 2013 I wrote some of the goals which I achieved -

  1. Completed 90 Days daily workout challenge.
  2. Solved Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes best was.
  3. Completed 6 months of Pranic Healing course.
  4. Completed 30 KM walking challenge.
  5. Completed 10 KM Jogging challenge.
  6. Won her heart and got Married (It was not in my goal list anywhere until I met her, now my whole life revolves around her).
  7. Successfully started going Gym and Stick to it for 10 months till I got married.

and many other goals were there which I failed to complete like -

  1. 90 days 6 Packs challenge.
  2. Give one public speech every week (Toastmasters).
  3. Read career book daily.
  4. Improve reading speed to 1200 words per minute (So that I can read more books in less time).
  5. Learn Bangla language in 90 days.
  6. Learn Classical Bangla music.
  7. Learn Guitar in 90 days.
  8. Complete all the certifications of Digital marketing.
  9. Write one blog post daily.
  10. Start Wedding Photography.
  11. Learn how to make investment and trading.
  12. Read one book in 1 week.
  13. Meditate daily.
  14. Jog daily.
  15. Practice Pranic healing daily.

2014 Goals – My Just Do It List

This year I’m calling it Just Do It list, inspired by my cousin brother, last year I learnt two valuable lessons from my goals and its pursuit that -

  1. I can achieve anything (mostly), if I make up my mind (Set goal), plan for it (how to achieve it), Start taking action to achieve it, Keep taking actions till I achieve it (Consistent effort).
  2. Never set goals which won’t contribute to your long term goals, it would be great if you can set goals which will help you to achieve your long term goals or else it’ll only waste your time and effort.

Keeping these two learning in my mind I’m setting goals based on 4 aspects of my life and will divide them based on 4 quarters -

  1. Health
  2. Wealth
  3. Relationship
  4. Spirituality

 2014 Quarter 1 (Jan 1st – March 31st):

  1. Jogging 3 times/week
  2. Calisthenics Workout Daily
  3. Do 100 pushups every day
  4. Do 100 dips down 3 times/week
  5. Do 25 pullups 3 times/week
  6. 21 days of waking up at 4:30 AM
  7. 21 days of daily Meditation
  8. 21 days of practice daily law of attraction
  9. Write [Life] Series mail 1/week
  10. Find out 100 new business ideas
  11. Read 1 Spiritual and 1 Personal Development Books
  12. 10 min per day of facebook and other social networking site on weekdays
  13. Make her laugh everyday
  14. Communicate with close friends and family
  15. Prepare for IELTS to get 8.5 Pointer

2014 Quarter 2 (April 1st – June 30th):

  1. Jogging 3 times/week
  2. Calisthenics Workout Daily
  3. Do 150 pushups every day
  4. Do 120 dips down 3 times/week
  5. Do 50 pullups 3 times/week
  6. 21 days of waking up at 4:30 AM
  7. 21 days of daily Meditation
  8. 21 days of practice daily law of attraction
  9. Write [Life] Series mail 2/week
  10. Work daily for 4 hours (For daily bread)
  11. Start my online project
  12. Find out 100 new business ideas
  13. Read 1 Spiritual and 1 Personal Development Books
  14. 5 min per day of facebook and other social networking site on weekdays
  15. Make her laugh everyday
  16. Communicate with close friends and family
  17. Give IELTS exam and get 8.5 (Result: got 7.5)
  18. Apply for study in Australia

2014 Quarter 3 (July 1st – Sep 30th):

  1. Jogging 3 times/week
  2. Calisthenics Workout Daily
  3. Do 300 pushups every day
  4. Do 150 dips down 3 times/week
  5. Do 75 pullups 3 times/week
  6. 21 days of waking up at 4:30 AM
  7. 21 days of daily Meditation
  8. 21 days of practice daily law of attraction
  9. Write [Life] Series mail 3/week
  10. Work daily for 4 hours (For daily bread)
  11. Take online project to next level
  12. Find out 100 new business ideas
  13. Read 2 Spiritual and 1 Personal Development Books
  14. 3 min per day of facebook and other social networking site on weekdays
  15. Make her laugh everyday
  16. Communicate with close friends and family
  17. Get Visa for Australia

2014 Quarter 4 (Oct 1st – Dec 31st):

  1. Jogging 3 times/week
  2. Calisthenics Workout Daily
  3. Do 500 pushups every day
  4. Do 200 dips down 3 times/week
  5. Do 100 pullups 3 times/week
  6. 21 days of waking up at 4:30 AM
  7. 21 days of daily Meditation
  8. 21 days of practice daily law of attraction
  9. Write [Life] Series mail 3/week
  10. Work daily for 4 hours (For daily bread)
  11. Take online project to next level
  12. Find out 100 new business ideas
  13. Read 2 Spiritual and 1 Personal Development Books
  14. 2 min per day of facebook and other social networking site on weekdays
  15. Make her laugh everyday
  16. Communicate with close friends and family
  17. Start living in Australia

Kind Words

“When I was small I learned BODMAS with the help of which I always used to solve big puzzles quickly and correctly. There also I learned how to tackle with minus sign when it is outside the bracket as when bracket opens it changes all the signs of that particular algebraic expression. Similarly life is also like algebraic expression containing various variables and constant . Philosophy act as the BODMAS formula but I always find difficult in tackling with that minus sign outside the bracket.

When ever I read your articles it help in opening my inner bracket with correct sign which makes negative negative positive : ))) hahahaa, God bless you as only few good people are left under the sun : ) ”

 ~ 29th Oct 2013

“Thanks a lot, u always motivated me towards success and challenges and i am really thankful and grateful to you for that any day whenever i thought of skipping my exercise or cheating my daily workout i used to think about u, if u can do it then i can also do that, that is how ur activities used to and still motivates me, thanks for all those motivation, all those knowledge, they are really very valuable to me sometimes i really feel very bad that u r leaving but time heals everything and i guess i will be fine over time but i am happy for u that u r getting a better life and i am sure u will rise higher in life.”

~ 29th Oct 2013

“I really want to thank you. you made a great positive impact in my life. Once I was really confused, puzzled & low motivation guy though I tried to work hard but not get some great results out of that. You make me realize the important of time & important of self believe. You open my eyes in lot of area where still I may have stuck. I am not say I have achieved all & leading a fabulous life but I can say I have learned a lot from you & now I can decide my own decision with great vision. I still try my best to do in every aspect. Some times get succeed and sometimes does not but every time I get satisfied of thinking that I at least tried. You generate this attitude within me. I am really Thankful to you. You are of that rare guy who was very trustible, helpful & honest guy, who does not bother about result being telling truth. I always remember you because of you never wear any mask on you at least as far as I have concern.”

Thanks a lot. “Thanks Brother”

 ~ 29th Oct 2013

 

Whatever you are I don’t know, but one last thing I know that if anyone is there in techshu whom I respect & like, that’s only Rajesh Kumar Rana touch wood”

 ~ 18th April 2012

 

You are the one of those people whom I can reach and who truly inspire me to stay happy and do new things : )

 ~ 6th July 2012

Personal Mission Statement

Personal Mission Statement

It is imperative to have personal mission statement to lead a happy and meaningful life. It tells us about the most important things we want to do in our life, important than anything else in our life, It tells us about what is the purpose of our life? the reason why we are born for?

It is like a compass which helps us to find where we are, where we are heading, which is the right direction and which way we need to go in our life. Say, if we want to go to New Delhi and We try very hard, drive very fast, drive day and night but if our direction is wrong then we’ll never reach New Delhi and guess what the faster we drive and harder we try, faster we reach to wrong destination.

And personal mission statement is something which don’t come easily it
is very difficult to make, it takes lots of effort and time but we have to start somewhere as if we don’t know what we want to do in our life and where we want to go then chances are we never reach there.

Also, we need to keep making adjustments in our personal mission statement from our very first draft of our mission statement as we go forward in life many things changes and accordingly we change and so do our destiny (its like adjusting our compass to find right direction).

I’ll write more about Personal Mission statement in coming days in this port and also I’ll share about how we can write it.

Smile, breathe and go slowly

‘If nothing works in life, if everything looks confusing and complicated, if everything is gloomy around you, if no one is there left with you and you are all alone, if you see no light and no ray of hope, if you find all doors are shut on your face, if every second of your life becomes very painful, if you find it very hard to breathe and if u find it impossible to take your very next step, then stop, wait for a while and then just “Smile, breathe and go slowly” and keep moving forward and do not stop, no matter what, soon you’ll find your ways, no matter whether you are sure or not sure about what you are looking for, just keep moving forward, you’ll just find it, you’ll find your happiness and finally you’ll be at peace.

Breathe..

I Chose Goodness

Yesterday someone said very kind words to me -

“You are the most amazing person I have ever met in my life, you are very kind, you have very good heart, you are very helpful, you talk to everyone very gently, you are sensitive to other’s likes and dislikes, you are very caring, you always help others, I like when you say thank you to everyone whether to auto wala, bus wala even to a authority guy who fined you couple of hundreds of bucks for their own system faults, I like when you help beggars and poor people and I like so many other goodness in you.” ~ By a very special friend.

I felt very good listening to such kind words for me and I felt very shy.

Then I replied, Goodness is a choice, In our life we always get two choices – 1) lead a life of goodness or 2) lead a life of badness.

Either we can choose “anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

Or we can choose “joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

It’s all on your choice; what you want to choose and how you want to lead your life and how you want to be remembered by others.

and I chose to be good.