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Strive Today To Move From Surviving To Thriving And Revive Yourself

How many of you feel, that you’re surviving and not thriving, during this lockdown period of the past six months? Let us have a personal conversation through the chat. How many of you feel that just you are getting through your life doing what is necessary.

How many of you feel that during this period of the past six months that you have been surviving, just getting through every day. At the end of the day you feel thank god, I have just managed to get through this day, okay. But how many of you feel that you’re trying to go beyond striving but you’re not yet thriving but you’re trying anyhow? So, how many of you are just surviving, just a yes or a no answer will do.

It has been very tough, not easy, and correct? That is how most of us have found it. So, we have been surviving, but we are trying to get beyond that. That is what it means when you say it is very tough but not easy.

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Most of them worry about the elders and are always very concerned about protecting them? Because older people are vulnerable in many families, the family members are worried about the elders in the family.

Prithikachary wants you all to understand today’s talk is we are going to explore a few words:

The first word that we are going to explore is:

Survive: When we talk about the definition of survival is just being able to do what is necessary for living. It is all that you need to do to stay alive. Stay alive, get through the day just manage to do whatever applications you have and get it over with. It is more like a duty than a joy, but it is a necessity because without survival you cannot go to the next step.

The next word that we are going to explore is:

Strive: If you want to move from surviving to thrive, you have to strive for it. Which means it is not very easy. It is a difficult thing to do because there are some characteristics when you are in survival mode. The most important characteristic when you are in survival mode and when you are trying to change or you want to change is that you are very comfortable with your discomfort. It sounds contradictory, but you are very very comfortable because this is familiar. The discomfort you are experiencing right now around you is familiar stuff. So, you feel afraid to move further, you feel uncertain, and in the present situation, the biggest word that all of us are facing is uncertainty and unpredictability. These two entities are there, there is always fear and when there is a fear you don’t like to move from what is familiar now that is one of the major things that we are experiencing.

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Characteristic of being in survival mode:

One of the important Characteristics is being comfortable in the discomfort which means you are choosing the path of least resistance. Right now all this is happening: I can manage with this, I am just coping, I am not particularly happy, but I am not unhappy, I am unable to get through my affairs, I have got enough money for my food, I have got the roof over my head, I got everything and fairly, I can get through the day, but it’s a bit of a struggle to get through the day yet I can get through the day so, you just choose the path of this resistance.

Next similar Characteristic of being in survival mode:

In everything you experience the lack rather than abundance: It means that you are constantly feeling I don’t have these. Now, most of the constant feeling that all of us have is that I can Catch COVID, but it is a big fear in everybody’s mind. So, I am not able to meet my friends. I am locked in here with my family, and afterwhile we get on each other’s nerves. It’s not easy being in close proximity with people for 24 hours from days, weeks, and months with the same people. And because you don’t have other activities you don’t know what to do you get in each other’s way. You get in each other’s head, you irritate each other.

You can’t be friendly and comfortable with and happy for a while with each other, but everybody needs a little bit of personal space and so, one of thing which is happening in many families is that there is a lot of discomforts, but at the same time there is a lot of affection, caring, lot of involvement, but at the same time sometimes you feel oh my God I wish I just could be a by myself for a while. This is particularly for those young mothers especially who are working at home because, once they know how to focus on their work, second there is a child demands their attention, and there are elders in the family who are demanding their attention, and this person has to multitask and that is why my constant advice to this people work for 90 minutes and take a 20-minute break.
Finish all your work whatever time you start working from home one and a half hours and focus fully on the job. Make sure that there is somebody to take care of the child and elders work something out. Or if you can’t, the child does not go to sleep or something at that time shifts your work-time to the time when the child will not disturb you.

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So, the natural biorhythm of the body can be at its peak productivity for 90 minutes, and you need a 20-minute break. So, when you take that 20 minutes don’t think of your work at all, don’t keep on looking at the phone to the Whatsapp message that the office is sending. But, spend your time dedicatedly to your child or to the senior citizen, or your cooking, or whatever it is that you’re trying makeup. This 20 minutes maybe even 30, 45 minutes but don’t make it more than an hour. Because you need to be productive even during that break sometimes because you’re getting other work done.

Take a break from anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour then return to your work, work for 90 minutes and again take a small break if you need to. So, you do this, you will find that you can be quite good at whatever you’re doing and you keep everybody happy in the process. And literally, if you are a woman, you become a superwoman.
The next thing that happens when you are in survival mode, I told you, your thinking is in lack. You think of it as this not being there, that not being there, but instead, see, just because of the silence, just because I do not have these distractions, which I normally have, just because I am not going out, I am not spending my money on unnecessary shopping. Many of us, all of us, I am sure, periodically go and buy stupid things which once we get to home do not know what to do with.

We don’t have anybody to give it to, we do not use it, it lies around the house or lies around the cupboard, occupies the place. Look at this opportunity of staying home to declutter your home, declutter your cupboards, your computers, your kitchen. It is a very good opportunity. And because everybody is at home, maybe it will also enable everybody to work together so that everybody is there where they want and not just thrown here and there; mama, where is my shoe, darling where is my sock, your husband may ask. Things like that don’t happen. Everybody knows where it is and everybody pictures it and looks at it as an opportunity for bonding.
Like that, there are many opportunities. When there are no distractions, the fact is that you can focus better on things that matter.

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