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One secret to reset your life

How to deal with unhealthy coping habits in the face of stress, anxiety?

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  • I’m not there yet.
  • I will wait for something to happen and then take charge of my life.
  • No one understands nor appreciates me.

As social creatures, we all look for validation and approvals from people around us. You may or never get it. But, what matters is the truth that self acceptance lies within ourselves. Speaking from personal experience, I have always been a driven individual given I grew up in a society which imposed constraints on me but my parents or I never felt restricted how I need to live, love and design my life.

But, as we adult that drive diminishes slowly because we are trained to adapt to how people around us want us to live our life.

We end up with unhealthy coping habits.

I was on a cup cake binge last week which was my coping habit to deal with uncertainty. I love to stay fit and though indulging in sweet treats once in a while doesn’t hurt, this behavior was throwing me off my fitness goals.

I decided to take action because honestly I didn’t like to go through this dreaded rabbit hole. Yesterday, I made a vow to go to bed early which is 10 pm and my body rhythm woke me up at 3:30 am. I started scrolling my Instagram but I realized this was a coping behavior. I shut my phone and went off to meditate. I have been up and active since 4 am. I don’t know if I belong to the 4 am productivity club but one thing I know is you are in control of your life. You can redesign, reset and redefine your life and your habits.

My recent guests on Curryup Leadership podcast to spotlight purpose driven Asian leaders making an impact spoke about how they navigated life resets. Fortune India’s 50 most powerful women, Entrepreneur Dr.Somdutta Singh lives life on the edge after brain surgeries. Startup Entrepreneur Steven Khoung talks about how his tribe gives him the energy to be a better leader everyday because as humans we need to experience the full spectrum of life’s emotions. You can watch or listen to the episodes here.

The key to unleash your dream is right in your hands. What are you waiting for?

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