Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Life satisfaction

Having a satisfying life is equally or more important than job satisfaction. You can switch jobs if don’t like ‘em but what about life? We all have only one life and no options bagged behind to switch over. But when you feel that life’s journey is not satisfying and it leads nowhere, its time to look around and make some overhaul. Yes am talking here about life only…


When you try to make a meaningful life, don’t just include yourself and your immediate dependents. Try to see people and things beyond that zone and bring them on to your life. Expand your horizon and discover the boundless source of joy and satisfaction.



Fix that physical possession in mind
Nothing gives much satisfaction like the physical possession that you have. Be it a house, car, computer, mobile phone or even the miniscule things. If you want a particular thing to posses; which will give you satisfaction in life, fix it as a goal in your mind and think about it everyday. Work towards it and when the day you buy that, it will give such a big happiness and satisfaction to all your senses. But that’s not the end of it. You will soon get bored with the physical possession. There are so many other things to do.

Turn on that music
It is seriously an inevitable thing in the source of a happy mind. Have a good collection of music which you love, doesn’t matter which genre you listen into. Just a good collection that will soothe your mind. Carry it with you always, in your car, mp3 player, mobile phone etc. When you feel sad or grudged, turn this on and divert your attention.

Have some ego
Having this within limits will help in self-belief and push you to new boundaries. It will reinforce the belief in you to perform better in relationship, job and everywhere. Self-esteem is always important to keep your mind and heart happy. If you’re not happy about yourself, how will the satisfaction come in? But remember, over dosage of this ego factor will spoil everything, literally.

Lend a helping hand
It’s always beautiful to bring a change in other’s life. Contribute to a child to get rid of the poverty, teach a kid who cannot afford to go to a school, lend your shoulder to your friend to show that you’re there in difficult times. The joy of giving will always bring you satisfaction.

These are only few things to have a satisfying life. Understand yourself better and assess you from a third person’s point of view to put yourself in satisfying situations. Remember, a book held so close is always difficult to read and understand.

12 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

Nice and intelligent post and I like the 2nd line of your post. Except for listening to music I can do what you suggested. I don't like music that much.

Anand said...

Thanks for the comment Saru :-) Music is indeed a great source of happiness. All you need is to find out the right kinda music for your mind! It will help you to forget or recover from those stressful moments.

Toyin O. said...

These are great tips, thanks for sharing.

Anand said...

Thanks for the comment Toyin!

Saru Singhal said...

I will try but I feel bore after listening to 3 songs at a stretch. However, I am listening to Badmash Dil from Singhal a lot...

Sneha Sunny said...

this was an amazing post..... keep sharing......:-)

Anand said...

Thanks for the comment Sneha.. Will definitely share more life insights :-)

Sajan said...

Great posts Anand!
On this particular post - i've always been debating this - I'm completely satisfied with what i have - but the world tells me to go for more! The world tells me to achieve more. So what if i don't achieve certain things- I'm already satisfied with my current status. At times I feel guilty that I'm not doing enough... but again, I'am happy with my family, friends, books, movies, gadgets, etc. What should I do? Or rather, I'd prefer not to do anything because i'm already happy:-)

Anand said...

@Sajan Thanks a lot for dropping a comment.

A psychologist once quoted that happiest people will judge themselves by their own yardsticks and never against what others do or say. If you are happy with what you have, then in your conscious mind, you've fixed the current state as a satisfied level. But when others influence you to go for more, it will get registered in your subconscious mind and that creates the guilt factor which will make you think that you're not doing enough.

This guilt factor will creep in only if things are not moving the way you want in your conscious state. A happiness state can never remain the same for any human being. It keeps expanding the boundaries and we have no option but to chase it - just to enjoy the happiness which is temporary.

All these materialistic obsessions and family & people can only give temporary happiness, but to achieve that eternal bliss we will have to sacrifice everything to become a sadhu; which is literally not possible in this current state of the world. So you rather stay happy with your conscious mind and expand your boundary to achieve more. If your instinct supports, just go for it :)

Sajan said...

Agree - we have own yardsticks and it's subjective... to our views and opinions.
And I don't want to become a sadhu. Books and movies offer me eternal bliss:)

Saru Singhal said...

So this was the first post I read and commented on your blog. I wanted to track when we started our conversation. It was such a sweet beginning as we keep sharing songs and I am liking them...:)

Anand said...

@Saru: aww thats sweet of you.. Yes I remember your first comment in my blog.. So its been a journey of nearly 6 months... Hi5!!! :)

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