Phew! My pursuit to balance various roles as a mother, home-maker, blogger is turning out be quite an adventure this month. Yet keeping my grit, here’s the fifth post of the seven post series where I am sharing my experiences from the two Half Marathons that I ran last season and trying to draw some analogies from my experience to live a happier life. Hope you find these life lessons useful.
To Bring More Happiness Into My Life
So here are the seven relevant lessons that I have been able to derive from my Marathon running experiences, for a happier Me.
- Plan Your Energy Expenditure
- Be Better Than Yourself
- Run Together
- Cheer For Others
- Don’t Give Up
- Practice Discipline
The Marathon and Cheering
I often saw it in movies. The sight of artists exhibiting their talents on the streets in foreign lands made a very appealing sight to me. But nothing had prepared me for the adrenaline rush that it gives when you are privy to such a performance in real. Like live! These performers obviously have their benefits in mind while they cheer others, yet it all feels +very noble to me. Why? Becasue at that point of time, it made me feel important. Also it felt like I was a part of something big, something significant enough to make the morning a different one from routine.
On a different note, in an abridged version of the race for the specially abled there were loads of their companions and family members who had gathered to cheer for them. Every time, any participant passed through the cheerers stretch, the crowd would go ballistic with their hooting. The effect it had on the runner was phenomenal. I could see their confidence boost to new heights as their chin went a notch higher up. The speed increased noticeably and brought smiles to their face. It was quite a hair rising experience. As I write this, I feel the goosebumps at the small of my neck. It was absolutely out-of-the-world.
Grab Every Opportunity To Cheer Others
- Make it a point to bring to limelight the achievements of one person every day. For that you will have to keep in touch with people 😉
- A word of encouragement, a shout for cheer could be all that one needs to change their mind incase they are planning on giving up.
- There’s a lot of joy in giving some genuine emotional and inspirational goodies (in the form of a cheer or two). Try and remember their happy faces later!
- There’s a lot of fun in occupying the stands and dancing and howling out your lungs to cheer for others.
- Become a cheerleader on the go for every person you love. It will get them past the difficult times with ease.
- The habit of being joyous for others will cut you off from negative emotions. Even while dealing with difficult situations or people, your focus will be on positivity.
The thing about having a large heart is that it enlarges every heart that it touches. At the end of the day, spreading smiles is the absolute good Karma.
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