Mental Health Awareness month comes at a critical moment this year. It’s difficult to put words to the multitude of emotions many of us are experiencing, and tougher still is balancing the professional and personal. We consider it a privilege to be able to think about this amidst the crisis India is enduring and have put together a few resources that do the thinking for you:
01. Busting the Myth
The idea of achieving work-life balance is a beautiful dream; it's also quite impossible, as we should realise without bitterness or frustration. The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. Find out more here.
02. Navigating the Elements
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and TED speaker who helps people find meaning and motivation at work. Recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, his podcast WorkLife has averaged over a million ears per episode.
The mindfulness industry is in full swing with new apps, books, and courses released everyday. This can be overwhelming and we encourage you to experiment and adapt until you find a practice that suits you. Last year Theta Healing practitioner Arpita Bhandari elucidated Guided Meditation for us, a practice that has worked for us personally. And as always, Sounds of Himêya, our original soundtrack to sleep, live and be better is available here.
We leave you with the words of English philosopher Lawrence Jacks, in the hopes that you find or restore what positivity psychology calls a state of Flow:
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”