“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Year 2018 is here! A brand new year and a spanking new set of dreams, aspirations and resolutions! Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf and become a new, improved us! It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. Whether you have a list of actual resolutions or are just vowing to set a daily objective – the point of it all is to accomplish goals and make amends, right?
So, how to make this time round more successful, without failing? Well it’s not as hard as you might think! There are some really easy ways to set yourself on the path to success –
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Each of us have our own “comfort zone” which, more than an actual place is an emotional-psychological safe haven involving our daily habits and routine. Being in our comfort zone implies protection and security, minimizing any risks and stress. It’s a warm, safe cocoon where we are happily existing, distant enough from any mishap or blunder. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety! (Well, who wants that now?) As humans, we are creatures of comfort and taking risks is a menace that we are not well equipped to handle. It is too much of an effort and labor, something that we usually shy away from!
Biris a tiny village located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh (India) – known worldwide as a destination for ecotourism, meditation and spiritual studies and yes, PARAGLIDING! Scenic, panoramic and an adventurer’s piece of heaven, Bir, shall not disappoint you or your daredevil spirit. Depending on which route you take, Bir is around 532.7 km (via NH44) or 615.9 km (via NH9) from New Delhi. You may choose to drive, book a cab, take a bus or even book a flight to the nearest airport in Dharamshala. (Read here for more information) It takes around 11-13 hours to reach Bir and the drive gets better by the hour! (PS – The fun fanatics may travel to Bir by the Kangra Valley Railways – Toy Train – for the added hullabaloo!)