Everyday Gyaan

Small Steps Towards Change

Published over 2 years ago • 1 min read

Hello everyone

First of all, let me wish you and your loved ones a very happy and blessed New Year.

It's been too long since I sent out a newsletter. Much has happened since I last wrote one, but most of it has been within me, so it's difficult to share specifically! Suffice to say, that I've gained more clarity about my writing and what I'm going to be focusing on.

I've been taking small steps towards changing my outlook and my habits. Microsteps, as Arianna Huffington describes in her article in the New York times.

As James Clear says in his book, Atomic Habits : It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. Too often, we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action. Whether it is losing weight, building a business, writing a book, winning a championship, or achieving any other goal, we put pressure on ourselves to make some earth-​­shattering improvement that everyone will talk about .

So for me, this year, it's going to be small steps towards change. One of the best lessons I've learned (and I continue to learn) in recent times is to lower my expectations of myself and others. I'm releasing expectations and experiencing appreciation (read my post about this).

It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently. - Tony Robbins*

*I'm not a Tony Robbins fan, but that quote spoke to me!

Let me leave you with some useful links and my best wishes for a year full of promise and learning!

Warm regards


Some useful resources/ links:

1. Read the first chapter of James Clear's Atomic Habits here. Get your copy of James Clear's Atomic Habits and avail of a discount and bonus material. Go here to find out more. You can also sign up for his 3-2-1 Newsletter which has a lot of cool advice and links.

2. Want to listen to some free audio books. Go to LibriVox.

3. Aprel Phelps Downey is a writer I discovered on Medium. She writes beautifully about dealing with grief and overcoming anxiety and fear. I love her Weekly Dose of Empowerment. You might like to sign up for it too. Go here to do that.

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