Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | August 22, 2011

Empty Nester or New Phase of Life?

Hello Friends,

Kids are off to college and home is empty.Now what? yes, there are  whole bunch  of feelings running inside parents and kids. Before we were buzy with preparation for going to college,then the moving day came. Once that is done, then…..heart just pours out.

It is perfectly ok to feel any kind of feelings that comes up.It is ok to cry and/or laugh.Acknowledging  and accepting these feelings will help the transition go smoother, instead of “stuffing” emotions inside.

I just dropped off my daughter to college 750 miles away two weeks ago and so I wanted to share this with you all as we are all in the same boat and sharing helps.

Well the New  phase of life begins for both,parents and kids (young adults).Now for parents,you can start making a list of activities that you once dreamed about doing.Writing a journal and even looking forward to break time in college,so you can prepare your child’s favorite dishes.For college students,they are also going through the same roller coaster ride of emotions.With today’s technology-skype, we can practically see them everyday:)

Now, is your time, so Fall in love with yourself 🙂

I would love to hear about your journey during this phase of life.This is how I am transitioning, how about you?Let’s connect.

Love and Light to all my friends.

Sangita Patel

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | March 24, 2011

Balancing work and life for busy women:

Inspire Your Inner- Explorer:

A road map for women as they navigate the balance between work and life.

A recent research study by the Center for Retailing Education and Research at the University of Florida concluded that women were three times more likely to be organized for the holidays than men. Eric Gorden the Director of the study (and a man!) concluded “Women deal with time crunches by getting more organized.”

That said, for many working mothers, the work-life balance is still one of the greatest challenges. There are no easy solutions to this, but I do have some suggestions:

Balance is not just a concept– it is a choice.

Most people try and balance what they need to do with what they want to do. Achieving a healthy balance in life, results in a happier and healthier well-being.  This sense of well-being expands your sense of self; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

It’s no mystery why so many people suddenly experience their Awakening during their  middle age years and head for yoga classes, personal growth retreats, and/ or start learning something totally new that is not part of their daily routine–perhaps something that they always wanted to do in their younger years. They get motivated for something that is “for them”.

As we discover and balance our priorities, we also unlearn habits that keep us busy beyond our needs.  That’s when we begin to reclaim the sense of joy in our lives that we have chosen to regain.

It’s not just what we do, but how we do it: 

In one day each one of us gets 24 hours– irrespective of what we do or don’t do. What is important is HOW we spend these 24 hours.

Choose wisely what you think and do. Have fun, it is your birthright. Spend time with people who make you laugh. What you focus on, will expand and manifest, so stay away from the concepts of complaining and being a perfectionist.

When we work on our own peace of mind and physical well-being, we are doing everyone around us a huge favor as well.

As we express our feelings and let go of what does not matter to us, it becomes easier to keep an open mind and accept people for who they are and what they do.

Realizing your own strengths gives you a sense of well- being and spiritual fulfillment. Gaining a better understanding of who we are, will go a long way in helping us to plan and organize our lives.

To ensure a balanced life, we need to eat well and take plenty of rest. Take frequent breaks in between your day as well, and remember to be flexible when you establish plans.

Accepting others does not mean we have to say “Yes” all of the time.

Once we make our priorities clear, people who care will understand and adjust. Have a positive attitude and good sense of humor to have harmony in your life. This can train your brain to look at situations from different perspectives.

Decide on what you DO NOT need—this will lead to having half of the battle won. When you say “Yes” to someone or something (that you may not want to say “Yes” to) you are saying “No” to yourself. It is ok to say “No”.

Be “in the moment” at work or when you are with friends and family. When we have clear communication at work and at home we nip nascent problems in the bud. Careless communication creates misunderstanding, confusion, and frustration (for others and for us!).

Try not to be perfectionists, focus on getting things done.

We need to set up our own personal support system. As women, we often attempt to do everything on our own. In this way, we are sometimes our own worst enemy. So don’t be afraid to ask for help and when offered, accept it gracefully.

Focus on what you accomplished, not on what was not done.

Schedule in time to recharge and reward yourself. Give yourself an open day once a week. Start recording in a journal,  this is a great tool to make reflections and to de-clutter the mind.

Fire up that mental GPS as you head for home:

A GPS system finds our car’s location by having two or more satellites triangulate on our car’s position. In life, we also have things that triangulate our values and priorities, thus helping us understand where we are.

Exercises you can use to assess whether your plan for balance is working.

Now that you know you need to balance the needs of home, work and play, take a moment to stop and review your direction every now and then. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • What frustrates you most about your personal life?
  • What are your goals at work and how can you make your business lives more effective?
  • What are the 3 most important things that make you happy?

Balance is not a destination, it is a process that runs through our lives, constantly changing as our needs and priorities evolve.

Your inner compass is designed to help you find the ideal combination of that you want to do with what you need to do.  Your inner explorer will help you set the course for achieving  balance between living your OWN life on your own terms while also empowering and helping others.

 “Plan, Organize and Decorate through Awareness by Inspiring your Inner Explorer”.

Sangita Patel

Chief Value Creator

609 203 0500

Sangita019@yahoo.com

www.kalakarinteriors.info

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | December 28, 2010

Thank you 2010 and Hello 2011

Hello friends,

I made a list from January to December 2010 and listed all the accomplishments that I achieved and also things that did not work out quite well and so learned from those experiences.

WOW!!! It feels great looking at this list of what worked and what did not and how to make creative changes for 2011 to make it better.This list helped me where the breakthrough occurred,where I fully lived and so I thank 2010 for giving me all these experiences to grow. The same way I am starting a timeline for 2011, a week from now, a month from now and a year from now, to write down what my goals are, what my hopes are,  so I can inspire myself  to live 2011 more passionately and live fully.

What are your goals for 2011?  what are your plans to get results? Inspire yourself!!!

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | November 29, 2010

Cherished Memories and Living in the NOW!!!

Do you remember all your cherished memories?  When you created them and why do you remember to this day even if  it happened years ago, but could not remember what you ate last night? I believe that whenever we are doing things by ourselves, with friends, family or at work by BEING PRESENT IN THE MOMENT, FOCUSED and LIVING IN THE NOW, that is when A  CHERISHED MEMORY is created.

 For instance: If you are caring for a baby, you are focused on nurturing and  holding him/her with love , how do you feel and years after when that baby grows up, you talk about how years passed by and remember those days when you were taking care and holding that baby. Remember how you feel when you are cuddled up with your loved one, those family vacations, gatherings with friends or when you achieved something at home or at work: these are the feelings of Love, Happiness, Peace and Joy that were created by being in the present…being in the NOW.

Wouldn’t it be great to live these cherished moments, every moment of your life? Benefits of  living in the NOW are:  Getting rid of STRESS -YEAH!!!!  Anger and  Fustrations are history. You will be living your life, going with the flow of Universe/God.

Yes, all this is possible and you have done it before in the past and you can do it over and over again, every day…by being in the present moment and living in the now. ONLY POSITIVE  THINGS HAPPENS !!!

“Life is Change, Growth is Optional–choose wisely”.

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | September 15, 2010

EMOTIONS

EMOTIONS:Emotions are our first line of defense against any threat.

So how do you understand and deal with Emotions?

When you feel SAD or DOWN = are you scanning for LOSS or SELF BLAME?

When you feel ANXIETY = are you thinking about any FUTURE THREATS, WHAT’S COMING, or thinking about WHAT IF ‘ S  in life?

When you feel ANGER inside you = Do you feel like SOMETHING or SOMEONE has violated your rights?

When you feel FUSTRATED = Then maybe you can ask yourself: am I lacking RESOURCES?

When you have GUILT= Do you feel SOMEONE’S RIGHTS were violated or maybe they DESERVE BETTER?

YOUR emotions are the results of the thoughts YOU have about YOUR situation. YOU create YOUR thoughts and feelings follow.

FACT: YOU make YOU angry, not people or situations.

The attitude you bring to your life, yourself and your spiritual path ,will be reflected in what it returns to you. Remember the 3 B.I.G. attitudes that helps to find the love and inner strength. BLESSING + INTENTION + GRATITUDE.

” When you hold resentment toward another,you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” ~ Catherine Ponder

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | July 11, 2010

Benefits of SMILE

A simple way to make First Good Impression:SMILE

It is FREE.Anyone can do it.There are many advantages of Smiling,such as it makes you look and feel younger and that will lead to a Healthier lifestyle.It shows friendship and helps to make new friends.Smiling brightens and improves your day and anyone who comes into contact with you.Smiling puts others at ease and that helps reduce STRESS in Office,at Home or anywhere and this will inspire others.

Smiling is a great Positive Psychology that will make you feel Happy,Confident and Self-assured. Smile leaves favorable impressions. Keep smiling.

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | June 9, 2010

Ocean of Awareness:Thoughts and their Benefits

 Today’s topic: Ocean of Awareness:

Friends,Here are few benefits for thinking with Awareness:

It  creates positive attitude,Keeps you healthy,Accomplish much more in Life,Reduces stress,you can enjoy life more,opens up mind to do creative thinking,gives you strength and  courage not to give up,It helps go through “bad” times in life,Life smiles at you,People respects you,you Get greater Inner Power and Strength and last for now but not least is, it gives you to look at failures and problems as a blessings in Disguise.

We all swim in the Ocean of Thoughts every day and  night,with Awareness you can enjoy your life just the way you want it.

Posted by: Organize and Decorate with Awareness from Within. | May 27, 2010

Awareness,Organize and Decorate

“Give yourself one more chance to grow up once again.”

 With my own life experiences, listening and connecting with others, I learned how to improve myself and make changes from past, to be in the now, and enjoy the process to reach my future goals in Harmony.

Dealing with the past starts with the Awareness of Thoughts: We are a vehicle of thoughts, so our mind and body will work according to the thoughts we create. It takes about 7 seconds to form a domino effect of our train of thought.

We are creative beings and together we can bring out the best in you by taking one step at a time by doing combination of my handouts and reading resources.Once you learn how to manage your thoughts, you create the life you desire.

To live in the NOW is the second step, after managing your thoughts and clearing the inner clutter. In this process, you learn how to Organize and Decorate your lifestyle. To know who you are and express it in your own surroundings.

Third step is to set up Action plan to start walking on your path of success to reach your goals. Together we can deliver the results you want to live in Harmony.

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