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Feeling Lost? We found you!!

Feeling lost is like life is meaningless or you might no longer recognize yourself

Whether your loved one passed away or your relationship ended or you failed an important exam, we feel dumbfounded, numb, helpless maybe even hopeless. During this time, we feel like life is taking us in a direction we didn’t think it would. It simply means you are going through an incubation period and transformation. The key is not to get stuck in your current lost state and to tap into your creative power to create a life you love.

Thankfully, there is a way out. There are many ways. Consider giving these a try.

Acknowledge and accept how you’re feeling

Denying our emotions usually just leads to self-destructive behaviour. When a person acknowledges their feeling of being lost emotionally, they can then attend to it. Remind yourself that it’s OK to feel sad, disappointed and helpless. These are natural consequences when our life path changes abruptly in a direction we did not want it to. Write about how you’re feeling and why you’re feeling this way. Describe your physical sensations. Document your thoughts. Get it all down on paper.

Pamper yourself 

Soothe yourself with practices such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga and be kind to yourself. Remind yourself that although you may feel your circumstances are out of your control, you can still control how you react to them. Shower, shave, comb your hair, and style it. Paint your nails, and put on a good pair of jeans. Look in the mirror and remind yourself what it’s like to feel good in your own skin.

Keep yourself busy in what makes you feel good

Any movement you make when you feel lost will feel like progress. Find an album you’ve never heard of before, and listen from start to finish, Cook yourself a really nice meal or schedule a workout class you’ve wanted to try. Call someone in your family who makes you feel secure, safe, and happy.

Understand that change happens in the mess 

The truth is that we often can’t feel better until we have a little meltdown, or a big one. Change means shifting into something different, and to do that we may need to let go of some things and allow them melt away. This can get messy.

Ask for help 

There are so many people in the world whose purpose it is to help people like you. Reach out and ask for help. You don't have to figure this out all on your own and sometimes simply having a chat with someone can provide the insight you need to move forward with ease. Whether it's a life coach, mentor, friend, counselor, and be open to the guidance and tools that come your way.

If you need to talk to someone and get some help as well, you can chat with our Teentalk Expert between 11 am – 8 pm on our website or drop an offline message to expert@teentalkindia.com

Even though it might be painful and frustrating, feeling lost can become an opportunity to grow. Feeling lost can redirect us toward what really matters to us. It can inspire us to take a trip and relish new experiences. Feeling lost can be the first step in creating a more fulfilling life. It can be the first step in reconnecting to ourselves. Give yourself the space and resources to find what you need.

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5 Pro tips to improve your IQ

Can we make ourselves any smarter? IQ levels could be improved by training your brain to newer perspectives and a better environment
Gousiya Teentalkindia Content Writer

Intelligence accounts for about 50 percent of your success, and all the other typical self-improvement stuff—positive thinking, goal-setting, time management, character development, etc.—gets the other 50 percent. Intelligence is your ability to think at a high level. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between high levels of intelligence and success in life. It’s actually one of the biggest predictors of success. It’s your ability to manage and manipulate life with your mind. It’s the closest thing to a superhero power you’re going to get in this world.

IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a comparison of your cognitive abilities to others of your own age. The human brain performs well under better supervision and training. The IQ levels are not some measures of intelligence which will remain stagnant over the long run. Nourishing the brain, just as you would with your body is essential to improve your IQ levels over time.

So how can you increase your IQ? Here are five ways, but it really all boils down to stretching your brain by learning new things:

Become a new age man or woman: Study history, science, psychology, art, languages, math, music, etc. Learn how this world works. Add depth to your mind and character. Read at least one book a week. Start to notice the patterns. Intelligence boils down to pattern recognition. Being open to new experiences and seeking out new things to do and learn is a personality trait associated with higher IQ.

Learn a musical instrument: Learning to play music is the equivalent of giving your brain a full body workout. Simply put, playing an instrument lights your entire brain on intellectual fire and has lasting impact on math and spatial reasoning skills.

Practice meditation and deep breathing: Meditation is all about focused breathing, but adding a factor of visualization and meditation will help you improve your IQ significantly. While you’re at it, try visualising a new possibility or an activity, activating all of your senses while doing so. Meditation stimulates your cognitive brain and you can work on different muscles of your body by stimulating them through daily meditation.

Play Brain games: Crossword Puzzles, Rubik cube and Sudoku are some of the great games that would significantly improve one’s IQ levels with a few minutes of game time each day. To add more value to this game time, try adding social interaction factor to your puzzle games, think of Scrabble. An activity involving both hand and eye coordination simultaneously helps users to focus better, improving the IQ in turn.

Eat a rich diet: If you want your brain to work its best, feed it high-powered fuel. Some of the best foods for the brain include berries, dry fruits, avocado, eggs, olive oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate, cold water fish, and turmeric. Limit your junk food, caffeine and nicotine intake.

No matter how much people state intelligence as a factor of genetics and hereditary, most of it also depends on the environment. Nourishing your brain with a sustainable environment is essential for a healthy development of your brain. An enriched environment where active learning is promoted is crucial for the brain to show better signs of development.

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