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This Is How Chakras Can Greatly Improve Our Daily Lives

This Is How Chakras Can Greatly Improve Our Daily Lives

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    Within our body are energy centers known as the chakras: seven in total. When our chakras run optimally, they contribute to the person we are in positive ways. Our chakras are connected to our feelings and how we think, determining a lot of the decisions and actions we take. With that in mind, they are a source for how our lives will run for the good or bad. When the chakras are closed, they become over or under-active and you may not be living to your potential. Well balanced, opened chakras have many benefits to your daily life such as confidence, fearlessness, peace of mind and the ability to make good decisions.

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    Root Chakra

    The first chakra sits near the tailbone and is your grounding chakra. It’s what allows you to feel at home in your own body or any given situation. When the Root Chakra is open, you feel safe and secure in your life. You feel welcome in situations and trust those that are worth trusting. You are able to make decision easily at work and have the energy and confidence to make your mark on the world.

    Sacral Chakra

    The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra and is based near the pelvis. It is where your feelings and sexuality energy is and when opened, you can let your emotions flow. Your passion for everything is unleashed and your sexuality is at a healthy balance.

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    Naval Chakra

    The third chakra, the Naval Chakra is what serves you with your assertion. You are sure of yourself and assertive in a good way, a benefit in your daily work life. You are in control with a healthy self esteem which assists you in public speaking or management.

    Heart Chakra

    The heart chakra is the fourth chakra and is of course close to your heart. This chakra enhances love, kindness and affection within you. When your heart chakra is open, you can expect harmony in your relationships. This harmony is due to your emotional love and availability which inspires everyone around you.

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    Throat Chakra

    The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and sits near your throat. It is what allows you to outwardly express yourself and communicate. If your throat chakra is closed off, you may have trouble communicating. In close relationships and at work, this chakra is essential so you can speak about the things you want as well as  communicating your ideas.

    Third Eye Chakra

    The sixth chakra is your third eye which sits in between your physical set of eyes. It is your intuition and visualization and serves great purpose for those who are creative. Being intuitive can help make the right choices in life for reasons you don’t even realize, you’ll just know what is good for you and what is not. Therefore, this chakra is essential in decision making and trusting yourself when you follow your heart.

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    Crown Chakra

    The seventh chakra sits upon the top of your head and connects you to the world and creates a wisdom within you. When it is open, you are aware of the world around you and how you fit in it. You don’t ask questions like what your roll in life is, you just naturally allow yourself to be a part of the big picture that is the universe. This is a healthy mind set, you are in tuned with your spirituality and feel a sense of contentment.

    We feed our body so we have energy to go through our daily lives and we should also feed our spirit. There are things you can do to open your chakras and have a healthier inner self. There are meditation and visualization practises you can perform to cleanse and open the chakras. Some yoga postures also help open the chakras. When they’re open, you may find your life opens up to new possibilities quickly. It’s time to explore the chakras and ways to open them!

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    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

    1. Work on the small tasks.

    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

    2. Take a break from your work desk.

    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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    3. Upgrade yourself

    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

    4. Talk to a friend.

    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

    7. Read a book (or blog).

    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

    8. Have a quick nap.

    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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    9. Remember why you are doing this.

    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

    10. Find some competition.

    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

    11. Go exercise.

    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

    12. Take a good break.

    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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