Mallika Chopra may be self-help guru Deepak Chopra’s daughter, but that does not mean her life is sorted. All individuals have issues of their own, and every one of us may need help at some point of our lives or the other, no matter who we’re related to.

So Mallika sought her own solutions, and finally, having found her way out of her various dilemmas, wrote a book about her experience titled ‘Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy’.

Since she does have Deepak Chopra as her father, she sought his help at first. Together they worked out what she calls a Balance Wheel, charting all the areas in her life she believes are important, and working out how she was doing in each field – was she struggling, surviving or thriving?

Mallika Chopra

With that as her base, Mallika went on her own quest for a life worth living. We share with you four essential pieces of her advice from her book.

  • Live with intent. Don’t simply bumble or sleepwalk through your life. Decide what to do, how to do it, and then do it.
  • Begin with a balance chart of your own. Figure out all the areas of life that are important to you, and then grade them according to how you are doing in each. This will help you prioritise your needs.
  • Don’t constantly berate yourself if you take longer to reach your goals than you aimed for, or if you fail. Failure, says Mallika, is often part of, or even crucial to the process of finding your intentions. So nurture yourself.
  • Have confidence in yourself. Once you’ve decided on a certain path, don’t waver. Follow it and see if it leads you to where you want to be.

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