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Living with Multiple Myeloma in Hyderabad , India . Random musings .


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World Environment Day – 5 June 2018 : How to Reduce the usage of ‘Single use Plastic’ and more

What better way to celebrate World Environment Day , than by following/sharing some very useful tips about reducing the use of stuff that is choking life on our dear planet. Yes , its the PLASTIC !!

I have subscribed to a Travel Blogger who has posted an excellent compilation on ways and means to reduce Single Use Plastic and lots of other tips.

https://the-shooting-star.com/2018/06/03/world-environment-day-single-use-plastic-india/

These tips can be followed while travelling and in our day to day life too.

 


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Few Tips for being in the present moment

A lot of times we are either living in the past or zooming into the future. Our thoughts are always racing from the past to the future , pausing only for a fraction of a second at the Present moment.

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The result is that we do not really live/enjoy the present moments, and are either repenting about the past or anxious about the future.

I came across this simple and very effective tip that can instantly bring a person to the present moment. No , it is not about Meditation 🙂

Very simple to practice.

  • Catch the moment when you are not in the present moment and become aware of your thoughts.
  • Start watching your breath.  Observe your Inhalation and exhalation for a few times
  • Feel the object that you are touching/ holding right now. Is it soft / hard /rough ?
  • Feel the chair/bed that you are sitting on. Is it soft / hard / rough ?
  • Listen to the noises around you. The sound of the fan/AC , the clock ticking, the birds chirping , people talking , music . Listen for a while .
  • Become aware of the pressure points in your body from top to bottom. Start from the head, neck , shoulders , chest , stomach, hips, knees and feet. Consciously release the pressure before moving from one point to another

Do the above whenever you notice that your thoughts are drifting.

Practice even while you’re walking or lying down.

Hope this helps you 🙂