All great leaders are great readers. Books have the power to transform your life and you can learn in a matter of hours what the authors have spent their whole life time learning. A book is your cheapest best friend and you can rely on it anywhere, anytime.
Plants, we take them for granted but we can't even live without a few seconds of oxygen. Studies show that just by looking at plants, greenery and feeling the sun on your skin can alleviate your mood. In fact, the cortisol (stress hormone) levels of people living in the city are far higher than those who live in villages. Gardening is a great hobby because we as human beings are naturally inclined to grow plants. Anyone who grows plants will tell you how rewarding and positive the experience of seeing a seed grow into a plant is. Also, to be able to give life is one of our innate needs and results in a positive self image. Grow something and experience the power for yourself. It's highly therapeutic and it's great for the planet.
All the great men of this world have one thing in common, the love of a woman. If you research, you will find that once a man is in love, he is able to accomplish bigger things in life. Love is the most powerful energy to be in because it is the very thing that holds our Universe together. When you have compassion for yourself and for others, you are aligned with the energies that create worlds.
The same goes for women as well. The partner in your life or your life partner should support your dreams and not hinder them.
Meditation can be playing with your dog, cat or interacting with any animal you are fond of. Exercising or just taking a walk in nature, having sex, getting a massage, laughing with an old friend, all these things de-stress us. You can really find out what things make you feel positive by observing the things that increase your sense of well being, then do them often. Or else, just take a nap.
Believe it or not, believing is a habit and a hobby. We live in a world of ideas and any idea that our mind can accept totally will be made into reality. Whether we adopt a negative attitude towards life or a positive one, it's our choice. But the results of either of these choices are going to be very different.
Worrying is using the imagination to manifest and attract situations in our lives that we don't want. Those who end up achieving the things that they dream of are the ones who believed in their vision until it became a reality.
6). Idiot box:
What comes on Television is mostly negative programming and is the number 1 factor in conditioning the mind adversely The kinds of television shows that we watch is usually how our life also becomes. Stay away from drama riddled soap operas, reality show conflicts and the news. I haven't watched mainstream television for about 10 years now and whenever I do, it's either the travel and living channel or anything that's educational.
7). Associating with like minded people:
Perhaps the most simple yet profound truth anyone can find out about life is that we become like the people with whom we spend most of our time with. Depending upon whether you have people around you who you aspire to become like or don't, be choosy about who you hangout with.
Ankush Modawal, 28, is the author of 6 groundbreaking books. He is a Feng Shui and Law of Attraction Practitioner, has several successful businesses including an Haute Couture brand named Siren with designer Purnima Raheja. You can stalk him on Twitter @ankushmodawal