Life is getting more complex with each passing day. Our daily routines leave us with little or no time to step back, relax and enjoy the fruits of our hard work. What all of us tend to forget is that life is not just about running around and getting things done. An integral aspect of living is relaxing, about living in simple yet wholesome and fulfilling manner. There are a number of ways to lead this life.
Return to your roots
Return to and connect with your roots. A lot of culture and heritage lies there. Also, a great amount of comfort lies there. Anchoring in one’s roots is essential to go back to a life of simplicity devoid of any hassles.
Reconnect with family
Family is the most important source of support. It’s very important to bond with one’s kin. Connection with the family means spending good quality time with them while engaging in activities pleasurable for all. This ensures that there is a sense of continuity as well as security and a feeling of belonging that is necessary to enjoy a way of life that is simple yet fulfilling.
Focus on basic values
Life is not all about partying and running from pillar to post. It involves achieving something, of being someone. In this regard, it is important that we try and refocus our energies on our basic values. Forget about lofty morals and beliefs. Just try and follow the basic values of truth, respect and responsibility, to name a few.
Money is not everything
Our lives are not just about getting money and earning a good living so that we can have the best material possessions possible. Life is about forming connections, being happy and satisfied. This comes from being not focused on money but on one’s well being which includes physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health as well.
The author is a psychiatrist, and chief, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Max Healthcare