Firstly the term ‘Emotional intelligence’ was very much alien term to me.But both the days of life classes have helped me to focus more about human emotions and also bit of physiology. There was lot of peer sharing which helped again to unlearn and relearn about few complex topics associated with emotions. The best part of the session was realising how vital mindful listening is when we talk about communication skills. There were few videos which was used to brainstorm about particular scenario. The example shared in video by Gaur Gopal Das was really effective. In a lucid way it helped us to realize how we drag with different emotions when we are happy & sad. It was great opportunity to introspect about ourselves and think the practices that can help us to synergies well with team members and other people in our life.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Tiny changes, remarkable results….
That’s the realization that sunk in when I read the book.
Habits shape our identity – this is not a new learning. We have been told this since ages. But this book brought in a lot of takeaways. We always say that habits die hard. But James Clear in this book shares lot of strategies which can be easily implemented in order to inculcate good habits and break the bad ones. The 2 minute rule to stop procrastinating really stuck with me. It says that Habits are the entry point and not the end point. It’s like an entry ramp to a long highway. In order to begin a good habit ensure that the first 2 minutes are easy and once we have standardized these initial 2 minutes, rest will be taken care of.
The book also throws light on how being in motion is different from action, even though at first instance it seems the same. Being in motion involves mere planning, but action involves practice. Repetition is the key to the beginning of any new habit.
Another point worth noting is that focus on the current trajectory rather than current result. 1% improvement daily would compound to 37 times improvement over a year.
The 4 laws of behavior change seemed so relatable. These are simple set of rules to build good habits. They are: 1. Make it obvious 2. Make it attractive 3. Make it easy 4. Make it satisfying.
Habit is a routine that we follow diligently. Habits could be bad or good depending on your will. Habits can be changed, transformed, and extended.
Life classes are always a breather amidst the regular busy schedule at FS. Coming to school without even a thought of what will be my agenda today and are there any tasks pending is always welcome.
These two days had been fruitful. We revisited the traits and benefits of being non-judgemental, accepting the fears, focussing on action, parting with illegitimate pains, and turning legitimate pains into power. All the while being pivoted to the concepts of Integrity.
The movie, “My sister’s keeper”, was a very appropriate selection. It was a heavy movie in terms of human emotions and human nature. We shared our reflections making connections from our personal lives.
Thanks to FS for this opportunity!
Lived experiences I believe have a way of facilitating self awareness and learning. These two days have given us the opportunity to take home all the stories of the people around us and learn from them.
I enjoyed the sessions planned for both the days. Especially, the movie ‘My Sister’s Keeper’. It served as a cherry on the cake. How your pain can be transformed to power and how can one control their underlying fears through necessary actions were the most important lessons I learnt in these two days. It changed the definition of FEAR for me from ‘Forget Everything And Run’ to ‘Face Everything And Rise’.
We all live life but differently, but the term integrity comes at every stages of our lives to be implemented at different situations. Doing this life class of integrity helped me realize the fact that how we sometimes unintentionally don’t follow the true path, sometimes the realization is so late that we regret it and at times we don’t. But integrity is what everyone should inculcate in themselves as sooner or later it will always come back to you in a good way but all other paths will lead to disaster. A lot of wonderful videos we saw in the life class which taught us about being non judgmental in life.
Talking about the fear and pain and converting it into power was very well explained in the life class and topping it up with a very beautiful movie “My Sister’s Keeper” is when we could so aptly relate to these factors. We all have fears and pain in us and we have gone through all types of fear and pain at some point of time, knowing the types in the life class we learned deeply about it and also we could categorize it. It is only after you know which category you come into is when you are able to have a solution to your fear and convert it into power.
The overall session was definitely very informative and knowing things within you in a deeper way gives you the power to turn the negatives into positives.
The session helped me to find a new ways of thinking and solving problems to face the FEAR. It enriched to recognise the responsibility of action taken and build confidence by accepting the truth and move forward. Thank you FS for providing us time and space to develop our life essential skills.
The session was insightful and we came to know many facts about how to avoid being judgmental, how to maintain integrity, and how many types of fears are there.
There many things already we were about it but this session helped us to understand it in a more detailed manner.
While it is easy for us to think that pain is all there is in life, there comes a time where one must take decide and take an action. An action that would change this pain into Power. Through the current life class sessions which were highly interactive, I received an opportunity to understand this message which is important. Over and above, the movie we watched helped me understand that in a way pain is inevitable (loss of a dear one, ones own life, etc…)But the power is with us, to take our time to grieve or deal with the pain and then move ahead in life.