Participants: Rajesh, Sandesh, Siddhant, Dhruv
Introductions were shared as people trickled in..
The purpose of reciting poems is that it helps you become aware of how you naturally pause and stress/prolongate certain words.
Discussion on Stress: Next we had a discussion on stress. We all shared one moment in the past week that stressed us. And then shared how we overcome stress. We also discussed some tips listed here: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-management.htm
Writing – practice & benefits: Two prompts were given.
- If you had unlimited resources what would you do?
- Write 10 things you are grateful for.
The first prompt helped us realize that we can discover new things, be creative, through writing.
The second prompt was the beginning on a Gratitude list that can be kept daily. Research has proven that keeping a gratitude list makes you happier.
Meditation: Awareness of breath and body sensations meditation.
How to overcome people’s judgement? I shared that I care what people thought about me, because I worry that people won’t like me. The root cause of this is because I didn’t like himself. Hence, I consider – How can I like myself? Qualities, values, achievements, Birth right of being a human born on this planet.. after I like myself, it doesn’t matter as much if people like me.
Secondly, I find that if I become less suspicious, and more trusting of people, I worry less what they think, and focus more on what I think about them – good things! This improves our relationship, and makes me more calm and relaxed.
Mumbai SHG meets on Sundays from 2:30-5 pm at YMCA Ghatkopar.
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