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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

– Oscar Wilde

We’re all in constant pursuit of our dreams to be able to live up to Wilde’s declaration. But does it ever feel like you’re putting in all your efforts but still meeting hard dead ends? That’s life, and the journey isn’t as easy. But the good news is that a change of habits and perspective can help you break away from the monotony of these disappointing no-show results. How? These minor tweaks in your daily schedule will help catapult you towards the realization of your most cherished dreams, so you can Make You Happen!

  1. Mindful Breathing


Sure, it’s something you do literally every second of your life. If the fact that it forms the centre of many practices like yoga and pranayama doesn’t validate its importance enough, then here’s some food for thought.

Why is it that even though everybody breathes, only some manifest?

The difference lies solely in the way it is done.

Mindful Breathing

Life unfolds with each breath we take. The act of inhaling and exhaling, however seemingly natural, has greater purpose in itself. As we consciously breathe in, we tap into our inner reserve of capabilities thereby opening and forming a pathway to the Universe from our consciousness. To be conscious of our breathing helps us become self-aware. In that moment we become one with each breath. You will realise that your relationship with your body has evolved, your sensitivities are heightened and are discerning to all that is happening in the environment. In that sense, Mindful breathing brings together the tangible (our human selves), and the intangible and the imperceptible (the Universe).

If your mind is astray, it helps bring back focus. If you feel defeated, it strengthens your Will. Mindful breathing enables us to unify our mind to our consciousness, to re-assess and re-align ourselves to our goals. In that sense, each breath exhaled through its pathway casts an imprint of our intent on the Universe, bringing you closer to your manifestation.

This method of focused breathing goes on to make a big difference in the way we handle life. It helps uplift mood, regulates our emotions and just generally makes us a lot more positive. And what better way to manifest than through a positive undefeated state of life?

To Do: Use the power of Mindful breathing to cleanse yourself each day. Take long, slow deep breaths. As you inhale, feel the air enter your lungs. Hold on for about 10 seconds, and experience your negativity exit your body as you exhale. Strengthen your connection with the Universe and multiply your power to manifest.

  1. Break a sweat


Ever felt a surge of restlessness in your body? That moment when you’re bored out of your mind and decide to engage in the most mundane of activities, just because? Your body is a storehouse of abundant energy that is generally let out through daily activities. But when not channelized efficiently, you end up making lesser use of it, subsequently wasting it.

We all have a certain raw animal energy inherently present. It can’t wait to be let out! Any physical activity – through exercise or sport – is a great way to channelize this energy, aiding in the relief of stress.

Engaging in physical activity is also a great way of pushing your boundaries, making you aware of your own capabilities. The impact that this has is greater than one can perceive, with the change it can bring about in your attitude towards short-term achievements in your long-run journey of manifesting.

Effectively channelizing the raw animal energy by breaking a sweat helps cleanse your body of all the toxins you’ve gathered. Moreover, you become a beneficiary of a healthier outlook and mindset that exercising cultivates. Are you usually begrudging the extra lap, or telling yourself ‘here’s one more, I can do it!’? During the act, you’ll find yourself challenging your limits, constantly having to encourage yourself to push harder. The discipline of your exercise routine trains your mind for daily life as well, and a clearer mind is able to deal with hurdles and obstructions far better than a befuddled one.

Lastly, the releases of endorphins through all that effort helps keep you positive. And there’s no better way to manifest than through a positive mind.

To Do: Start small – skip the elevator and take the stairs, walk wherever you can, and gradually take out the time to jog, run, swim or even enrol yourself in a dance class!

  1. Practice, practice, practice!


They don’t say practice makes perfect for nothing! Once you’ve selected a passionate goal, you’ll realise that you need to improve on skills towards it. This phase is the deal-breaker.

You need to be prepared. That ultimate moment of manifestation may elude you for many reasons, but the most common one is unpreparedness. Only when you are perfect in your skill can you afford to get onto the battleground, to manifest.

Practice forms the longest part of your journey towards your goal, but when it is turned into a form of meditation and done with mindfulness then you will be able to focus on it in the now. The more time you spend practicing and preparing, the more you realise that you have ascended to levels of excellence you previously didn’t know existed. Work on your skills, with a conscious awareness till it becomes second nature.

When the time comes, if you have mastered your skills, you won’t be focusing on anything else but the task at hand, and it will happen in a manner most fluid. You will seamlessly tailor yourself to the immediate environment and align to the Universe to manifest.

To Do: Once you are aware of your goal, enlist the required skills to practice and keep at it. Every. Single. Day! Mindful, conscious practice paves the path to a beautiful journey.