Dr. Rajesh Bajaj

Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EGO DRIVERS

Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EGO DRIVERS

In the previous week we had seen how we slip into the roles we play as driven by our egos or sense of a separate self. This week we will examine those factors that drive the ego into action. Fundamental Ego Drivers The energy that gives birth to our ego state may be defined as our Will. Our ‘Will to Be’ is the basic driving force of our egos. This energy helps us to survive as a separate self endowed with unique characteristics. Another important factor that drives our ego is the deep felt need for ‘Attention’ from others. Through receiving...

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A BOOK THAT CAN CHANGE LIFE – Dr. Rajesh Bajaj

A BOOK THAT CAN CHANGE LIFE – Dr. Rajesh Bajaj

A book that can be recommended for reading, and which has the potential to bring out the best in us in the context of changing the way in which we view and lead our lives, is THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI authored by Robin Sharma. This book begins by describing an event in the life of the narrator, who is a busy and successful lawyer that brings an abrupt halt to his fast paced life. This pause helps him to contemplate deeply at his life style and to where he was heading in life. He realizes that all along he had been deeply entrenched in the...

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Dr Rajesh Bajaj’s exclusive weekly articles for Book Club India members

Dr Rajesh Bajaj’s exclusive weekly articles for Book Club India members

Dear Book Club members, I am Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, 49 years of age, and a practicing Physician in Chennai with a qualification of MD in General Medicine. I am a private practitioner and have my Consultation Chamber on New Avadi Road, Kilpauk. Apart from helping patients successfully manage and ultimately free themselves from various physical ailments they come to me with, I also set some time aside for counseling. Many of my patients approach me to help them find a solution to persistent vexing issues like a troublesome child at home,...

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Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – ATTITUDE

Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – ATTITUDE

Let us deliberate on the subject of attitude and try to understand as to how our attitudes influence our outcomes in life. Attitude is defined as a settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person’s behavior. Elaborating on this definition, we discover that our attitudes are closely linked to how we think and the way we feel about the thoughts we think. Repetition of this process begins to form a set pattern of thinking and feeling that become second nature to us into which we settle down comfortably. With the passage...

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Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – HABITS

Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – HABITS

Let us contemplate on habits and as to how they influence our lives. A habit can be defined as a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. Habits are acquired in childhood and once imbibed, persist throughout life. The habits that we acquire in early childhood are derived through observation and interaction with our parents and other significant people with whom we have close and repetitive contact. This is the foundation on which we build other habits, as we grow up, that have...

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Dr Bajaj’s Weekly Prescription – THOUGHTS

Dr Bajaj’s Weekly Prescription – THOUGHTS

Thinking implies the entrance of an idea into one’s mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection. Example: I just thought of a good joke.Thinking as an activity happens consciously or unconsciously. Thought is the act of thinking or the outcome of mental activity.It is the thoughts we think that give us a sense of existence and awareness of the world around us. ‘I think therefore I am’ – Rene Descartes Let us further analyze as to what are these things called thoughts. Thoughts have their origin in memory. We...

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Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS

Dr. Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS

Emotions are sensations felt in the body as feelings on exposure to external influences. The word EMOTION can be split into E and MOTION from which it derives its meaning and its origin. E stands for External influences that propel one into MOTION on experiencing it. Emotions have a very strong influence on us and give a sense of reality to the experiences we face in our day to day living. They influence our actions and decisions in a particular situation. Birth of Feelings and Emotions Feelings and emotions arise whenever there is a...

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Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – BELIEF

Dr.Bajaj’s Weekly Prescriptions – BELIEF

Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or  premise to be true. Let us examine this statement further and analyze it. We imbibe beliefs from childhood from the time we become aware of our surroundings and our relationship to them. Our beliefs are nurtured and strengthened by our parents and significant others in the early years of growing up. However, it is our inherent nature, dominated by likes and dislikes that finally determine what we imbibe as our beliefs and disbeliefs. Beliefs, at the basic level,...

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Dr. Bajaj’s weekly Prescriptions – Self-esteem Part-1

Dr. Bajaj’s weekly Prescriptions – Self-esteem Part-1

Let us discuss self-esteem in two parts. In the first part, let us see how our self-esteem develops and how it influences our relationship with ourselves. Self-esteem is a term in psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem is synonymous with self-worth, self-regard, self-respect and self-image. The essential components of self-esteem are thoughts, emotions and beliefs we hold about ourselves in relation to our surroundings. Surprisingly, the foundation of our self-esteem is...

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Dr. Bajaj’s weekly Prescriptions – Self-esteem Part-2

Dr. Bajaj’s weekly Prescriptions – Self-esteem Part-2

We have already seen the way our self-esteem develops and as to how it influences us in our relationship with ourselves. Now let us see as to how we interact with others and how we relate to others based on our self-esteem. Our interaction with others in our environment happens essentially after we first interact with ourselves (that is the image we hold of ourselves). We then view circumstances and events and also interact with people in accordance with the way we view ourselves. We generally perceive situations, where there is an...

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