What actions should HR and business leaders take to curb mental harassment at work? Share your thoughts.
One of the greatest joys of parenting is learning beautiful things with, about, and from your child. Here is a delightful list of the life lessons children teach us!
Children are like sponges they say; the younger they are, the more keener they are to learn. Have you ever thought about what us adults can learn from them? We as parents/adults tend to be the ‘serious’ ones – always trying to be in control, taking care of everything, making ends meet etc.
There is so much that we tend to leave unnoticed in the ‘hurry ups’ of our lives. But the little ones are the more focused ones, who are capable of enjoying ‘the present, and there is so much that one needs to learn from them!
Kids can be very keen observers at times; they can judge if something is out of place (or if they are missing a toy!) very quickly. We are so very busy in our lives that we don’t really take notice, and tend to miss out on the things that matter. Stop and take notice! Try watching a bird—we miss such precious creations in our busy lives.
It takes away all your worries – even if the laugh is a mimicked one. All kids love fake laughter – they start with it and when they see you smile, the fake laughter turns to a real one—so it makes sense to make someone else happy; as it transforms into your own happiness.
We went to a beach today and all we did was make sand castles – it is the biggest stress buster.
Know the warm greeting that awaits you when you open the front door after a hard day at work? Try giving that to someone, and watch them melt in front of you.
When a child falls, or is hurt, the first thing she would ask for is a hug (mine does, so I know). Try asking for help when you need it. A tight hug may not solve big issues but can help you to not lose hope.
My little one is happy when she sits on the countertop in the kitchen and helps her daddy make an egg. Finding happiness in small things is an art which the little ones can teach you so easily; happiness is a journey and small things matter so much.
Creativity is the biggest talent that most children have – their fantasy worlds, their made up games, their play-dates with their friends are all wonderful examples. We, as adults, stop using our heads creatively as we grow (most of us do). Dreams can become a reality – all it takes is a little creativity.
I am sure there are so many more things that one can learn from children that we, as adults, should inculcate in our lives. But the most important thing is that everyone has a child inside them (at all times), and using its wisdom when required, should not be shied away from!
This post was first published here.
Pic credit: Texasgurl (used under a CC license)
I have been working in financial services for about 7 years and have recently moved to Hong Kong from India and am enjoying my expat stint. I am now enjoying writing about anything and everything, read more...
Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!
I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
Please enter your email address