Did you ever say or think, “My live is a hell”, please read this.

Life can be pretty demanding and stressful. You work hard, but still struggle to bring in enough money to care for yourself and your loved ones.

Either it is your boss who doesn’t pay you enough, doesn’t appreciate what your doing, or you lost your job and struggle how to pay the bills and care for your family members.

Whatever your circumstances, it is easy to start complaining. It is easy to feel depressed. It is easy to get frustrated and angry about the situation. It is easy to feel pitty for yourself.

That is easy and everyone will understand and agree with you. It is normal to feel stressed in a situation like this. If you would feel happy, if you could accept the given situation and see the bright side of life, many people will look at you like you’re crazy. Right?

As much as it is understandable to think this way, it doesn’t help and it doesn’t change your situation for the better. In fact, it will make it worse, as you’re clinging on to the negative energy. And negative energy attracts more negative energy.

So, what is the solution?

First step is to drop your problems. And please read on a little bit, to understand what it is I mean by dropping your problems.

Buddha says this: if you have a problem, which you can solve, why worry about it, solve it and the problem is gone. If you have a problem, which you can’t solve, why worry about it, just drop it.

Please look into your own life, what are the things that take your energy? What are the problems that are on your mind? Write them all down. Keep on writing for at least 3 minutes, without stopping, without editing.

Just write down all the problems you face in live, right at this moment. What are the things that keep on going on in your head? What are the things that make it hard for you to fall asleep at night or even wake you up during the night? Write down all the things that cause you to say or even think “My life is a hell”.

Now take a moment.

Take a glass of water.

Take a breath.

A deep breath.

One more.

Now start to read the list you just made, out loud.

If you really want to take out the best of this exercise, read it out loud to your loved one or business partner. If that is too much for you right now, then do it in front of the mirror, looking at yourself.

During the time you’re reading, feel what is happening inside your body. Be aware of your sensations. Be aware of your emotions. Don’t judge, just observe.

Now take a pen and cross out the problems, which you can’t solve. What is the point of worrying about them, if there are outside your reach.

Take a new piece of paper and write all the remaining problems, these are the ones that you can solve.

Now get up and start solving these problems.

What are you waiting for?

I recently had a conversation with Kingsley Mazi on LinkedIn, as we both commented on an article. He had read my headline, “talk to me if you want to know how to get rid of stress in just 9 minutes”. He started that is it impossible to be without stress in Nigeria these days.

Then he started to tell me the circumstances the people of Nigeria face, each day. The lack of power supply, the high rate of unemployment, the violence, the corruption, the situation in the schools, the low salaries. Majority of the people earn less then 2 dollar a day and have to feed a whole family with that.

He also shared the issues with the fuel prices, which have been raised from being 145 Nigerian in December, to 250 or even 300 right now. And as you’d already expected, the salaries have not been doubled during this time. But the food prices on the market did, as of the higher fuel prices.

So, after hearing this, I took a few deep breaths. I felt great grateful for my personal situation. Them I asked him, the following question.

What is the solution? How do you coop with this situation? How do you stay happy and positive?

His answer was brilliant. He said, I made the decision, since I was 18 to keep my head up high. I will make a living of helping people to solve their problems. As where there are many problems, there is much to earn. I’m going to be the solution provider. So he built several companies and the one he is most passionate about is the one helping other entrepreneurs make it.

Then he shared something else, of which I think is a very important aspect. He said that Nigerian’s value everything what comes from abroad more then when it is made in Nigeria itself. Whenever products are made in Nigeria itself, their value is less.

And this is something I like to address here. What you’re actually saying here is, everything outside you is good. I’m nothing. But fact is. You have been created by the creator. You are here, reading this article. Right? Maybe you should wiggle your toes, to make contact to yourself, if you still don’t believe it.

According to yogic philosophy, it took your soul 8.4 million incarnations, to finally get this human experience. Don’t waste it. Don’t waste it by saying to yourself: “I’m nothing”. Don’t waste it by envying others. Don’t waste it by feeling sorry for yourself. You’re good as you are. You are strong enough to go through the situation that you’re facing. So, follow Kingsley’s advice, keep your head up, act and start to value yourself and your live. Be the change you want to see.

Sat nam, meaning, truth is my identity,

Sat Kirtan


Since 2005, Sat Kirtan Kaur Khalsa has been pursuing her mission to bring health and happiness into the workplace with Kundalini Yoga. Sat Kirtan knows very well the demands, stress and challenges in the business environment, having worked at the head office of a major financial institution in Amsterdam. The success of her classes inspired her share her experiences and expertise by launching NineMinMax® Business Yoga and writing the Kundalini Yoga book Bye Bye Stress in Nine Minutes or Less: Nine powerful practices to find health and happiness.

She also teaches an online Business Yoga teacher training program with participants from around the world.

Sat Kirtan is an avid harmonium player and the mother of two beautiful children.

If you’d like to learn how to increase health and happiness at your work, consider taking the online Relax, Bye Bye Stress program that’s based on the knowledge of the Bye Bye Stress. You’ll learn how to deal with stress and reduce it with 25% in less then 40 days.

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