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dr shefali batra

Living like a hermit
We are only too comfortable in our skin. We don’t want to adapt; we expect the world to mould itself around us; while we continue to be the fixated Rock of Gibraltar. Life is simulated to a pack of instant food today; easy solutions, quick fixes, laidback attitudes. The inertia makes the unruly clay of personality hard, and disallows any movement from the static. One becomes rigid, inflexible, stubborn and arrogant.

Have you ever felt lazy to get out of your zone and make new friends and relationships?
Did you ever feel you wanted to play that musical instrument but hadn’t the time?
Did you feel that there’s a lot you want to do but you are possibly not smart enough?

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”#c00″ class=”” size=””]Life doesn’t usually throw things your way that you cannot overpower. Knowledge of abilities allows for preparation to use them. And you always have the same 24 hours in a given day. There’s always time if you just know how to plan it right.[/pullquote]

What starts as inertia, culminates in broken friendships, messy relationships and poor social connects. All just because we were too stuck to our position and resisted change. Change that could allow growth. Change that could make all the difference. Change that could move mountains. But change that required some effort. Effort that we thought we were incapable of putting in.

Speed
There is a lot going on in this sphere around us. And indeed even more within us. This world is struggling with its own challenges and encounters, earthquakes and calamities. Some of these events don’t influence us directly. However, other battles are continually being fought within us. Our health, studies, parents, family, friends, submissions, assignments, homework, vacations; nothing is short of a trial in itself. The strain on our bodies and minds is magnanimous. There’s really no time left to introspect and know who we are, what we want and where we’re headed. It’s never right to procrastinate; however, slowing down to breathe may be recommended. After all life is to be lived not just rushed through!

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Dr Shefali Batra

Dr Shefali Batra

Founder at MindFrames
Dr Shefali Batra, Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, is the Founder of Mindframes and Co-founder of InnerHour. She is available at shefali@theinnerhour.com. Read more at mindframes.co.in and theinnerhour.com
Dr Shefali Batra

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Dr Shefali Batra

Dr Shefali Batra, Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, is the Founder of Mindframes and Co-founder of InnerHour. She is available at shefali@theinnerhour.com. Read more at mindframes.co.in and theinnerhour.com