Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Make Your Home a Happier Place to Live in

Doesn't matter if we spend more time outside; we always want to come back to a happier home- that reflects happiness, togetherness, and lots of positive energy. Your abode should reflect you- the person you are; and the person you wish your kids to become one day.

We try to fill our homes with everything we like. But how about filling your 'favorite place of all' with the things that can inspire you, motivate you, can help you feel fearless and secured when unavoidable fears and worries about the uncertain future makes you cringe! How about creating a place (or places within the house) that can instantly make you feel calm and more of life? 

"Your environment reflects your life." So the inside set up must be fascinating, should be wonderful- bright, peaceful, and clutter free.

Really doesn't matter if you live in a big or a small house. A house to be a happier place to live in requires more of life, inspirations to keep you motivated, the peace and calmness that you can feel in your spines. 

A place where there is more laughter, more understanding, forgiving quality, and lots and lots of love and respect for each of the members- such place makes a GREAT Happy Home!

I remember my teenage days. Every time something went wrong; or I was upset and worried about something, I would find myself a seat near the window and would continue looking outside for hours together- without speaking anything to anybody. I never understood (nor my parents and family) the reasons behind doing something silly like this! But as of when I started creating a positive life; I got my answers. "I was trying to find some motivation to fight back life's biggest problems. It was my way of gathering my (mental) strengths back to face the hurdles." 

Sometimes we just want to sit quietly and run through our day, our life, and our problems. I was exactly doing the same. 

In fact, there are many small changes that you can do today to make your home a happier place to come back at the end of the day. These additions to your house won't just lift you mood; but can improve your efficiency too!

1. Have one sound-proof quiet room in the house.

I find it easy to switch from a worst person to a better person in a quiet and calm room in my house. I get better when I get the chance to meditate, relax, read, explore, and create something exciting and new everyday. Make sure you have more than one such restful noise-proof ares in your abode.

2. Have more colors all around your house. 

Not necessarily colored walls; but you can add colors to your interior decoration in many different ways. Try these: pillows, curtains, coffee tables, large paintings or artworks, bright photograph frames, flowers and vases, decorative pieces that sparkle colors, even bright/bold color furnishings, etc in bolder shades. The temperature of colors can guide your emotions.

3. Include more Books and create a library if you can.

4. Have one "My Passion" room.

Hang your favorite work. Display your achievements like; trophies, certificates, pictures, or samples that you have created. Each day spend some time visiting this room in your house and feel good about your talents and creations. I feel such corners or rooms have powerful impact on your whole self, because they show who you are as a person, or what you are trying to achieve, and how far you have come in life making those dreams a reality.

5. Have 'happy memory' frames hanging all around your walls.

Such a feel good factor! Your happy days that are your favorite memories now- have them all around your house. Feel them, and remember them each and every moment. Try to live those days again and again. Create them now again! 

6. Have more green and white things around.

Having more house plants sparks a kind of joy within me. Every morning after I wake up and look at them, they kind of motivate me to start my day on a good positive note. I feel full of life, and the eagerness to do something, or to create something exciting. So is with the white color. White vases, potteries, pillows, bed sheets create a sense of calmness within us. Sometimes a white-theme decoration looks more attractive than bold colors. If nothing try adding a vase of white orchids and see the difference.

7. Have things that can attract your eyes and nose.

To say, bring yourself some good quality scented air wicks, candles, hand soaps, hand lotions and keep them in the common ares of the room; where you can access the freshness and enchanting flavors of life.

Have some wise words, inspiring quotes, wall decals, and stickers to keep you motivated towards life , duties, responsibilities, and dreams all-day-long. Hang some house rules' reminders like; "practice more patience, stay calm, take it easy, it's just a bad day and tomorrow is another new day, love more shout less, laugh more and frown less, be respectful towards each family members, eat together, watch something funny each day, try on something new everyday, etc. "

8. Focus on cleaning the "noisy areas" very often.

I find the kitchen area to be the most cluttered place in the house. I try to clean it often, and make it look attractive by using some decorative things like; house plants (both real and artificial), keeping the area dry and clean and utensils-free.

Similarly if you find any area of your house to be noisy and cluttered; then try keeping it clutter-free. Focus on the solutions you can try doing to make it look more clean, free and attractive.

Start with these easy steps and transform your home into a relaxing retreat.

What would you like to add to this list. I would love to hear from you. So please do leave me your comments. I love reading them. And if you liked the post also please do share.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

How To Find Peace and Stay Positive When People Hurt You

"We share pieces of ourselves with people everyday."
Sometimes our action or behavior is a conscious outlet of us, while all other times they're our spontaneous (depending on the situation) response (s) to the events or behavior. Don't lead your days depending upon people's perception. Nobody but only you can decide if you are good or bad; because the way we present ourselves to people (depending upon the situation) accordingly they form a opinion about us. But they are not always correct! Sometimes or I must say most of the times when others judge us, it also shows some part of them- their attitude, their habits, their thinking, and the way they see things- and not how exactly we are!  

A tiny trigger of  negative reaction or comment can make us unhappy.  But if we base our life on those negative opinions, we can never feel good about ourselves . Today take time to acknowledge all the best parts of you, and your life. Dust off every single thing that makes you feel negative about yourself.

I used to do exactly the same thing- believe what people said to me. But ever since I practiced listening to my inner voice, and decided not to care who hurts me, I felt the freedom! I felt being free from everything that expects me to be 'nice' all-the-time.

If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your excellence.” ~Unknown

I remember some friends telling me, "you write positive articles but you don't seem to be a positive person by the way you talk." They said this to me just because I did not want to stay connected with them anymore! I was releasing myself from all kinds of their 'expectations'. Their words did hurt me. I felt sad. I was angry, as  I had to seriously ponder over my attitude. But something I knew very well- "I was not hundred percent wrong. And ever since I had decided to be more positive as a person; I had promised to stop pleasing, and or giving any kind of explanations. " So why did they accuse me? Why did they not accept their part of mistakes? 

Negative judgment and criticisms may paralyze our effort of staying positive and fearless. Don't let any kind of negativity destroy your built-in peace.

Learning to be fluid with myself has helped me to go in life with a certain ease. Life may force the chance of plan on you, but learning to 'dance in the rain' will help us get through our tough times. I try and find the good every day. 

There are too many moments in life that deserve a good laugh. 

I want to share some of the tips and ideas that can help you stay positive and happy, even when people hurt you, or accuse you of being not-perfect.

  1. Think about what they said. Is it true? Don't believe everything what you hear. If you believe, take it in as a chance to change yourself for the good.
  2. Free yourself from the fear of judgment.
  3. Use this powerful tool, and learn to say 'no.'
  4. Often rely on your inner critic than external voices.
  5. Get rid of everything negative in your life. Be more focused on your 'present' journey of change, and create a better future for yourself and family.
  6. Share positive feelings with others; but don't try to change anyone. Change yourself. Change your life. Move on from everything that tries to stop you from being you.
  7. Be your authentic self in every possible way.
  8. Focus only on the good.
  9. Move away from all negatively-driven competitions. They only create disturbances and more negative energy within you. Focus on improving everyday, and create opportunities to showcase your talents. "Not all who win always are champions. Many things also depend upon the kind of opportunities they get." So, be your own competition.
  10. Always count your blessings. Feel good about your own life rather than comparing with others. You have so many things to feel good about your own life.

Any kind of criticism doesn't  affect us until we start reacting to it. We should never allow ourselves to be crushed under the negativity around us.  

I hope you find your purpose, and the motivation to stay positive and kind to your yourself; after reading this post. Don't forget to leave me your thoughts on what will you do to not feel bad about any kind of negative remarks or comments that people try to use on you?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Sources Of Inspiration For Writing

Hello Dear Readers.

As most of you know I've been almost absent from blogging from past few months. Please excuse my lack of blogging. I missed you all so much. I missed writing and blogging very very badly! Each day I would open the blogger page...look through all other's posts and... *sigh* wish; "wish I could write few lines for my next post today, but never happened, and finally was able to sit and write today!" So excited to be back.... just can't tell you:)

Motherhood is an endless process- with no breaks, no rest at all; but there's always more "real" joys and blessings of being a mom. It has been a great experience seeing my kids growing up this fast. I Did want to give them my full attention, and spend as much time as possible. I had made certain promises to myself before stepping into motherhood," that my kids will never find me absent- 24 hours a day- until they attain that appropriate age where they can do everything their own. I have always wanted to be available for them; doesn't really matter if I have to let go many things in life, or if others criticized me for being jobless." 

With my daughter turning 6 and son 2 years old, I'm always busy with them and stinking busy doing household chores. I'm happily living life; but have been badly missing writing. In all these months and days I missed myself somewhere whilst I was juggling between priorities and dreams/passion. Sometimes it's so difficult to choose between the two! We want to do everything; but it's never possible. But no regrets. I did what I felt was more important to me. Not being available to my kids would be the last thing on earth I will ever do. Doesn't matter how many more sacrifices and adjustments I need to do in life:)

Well now that I'm back; I want to share another good news with you all. I have also been busy decorating our house- with more inspirations, positivity, and life all around; in each and every corner. Do let me know if you would be interested in seeing a glimpse:) 

Now let me begin with today's post. Well, this is going to be a bit longer than my usual posts.

I have been a huge fan of such posts- where writers/ bloggers share their different source of inspiration for writing and or blogging-where they find ideas to write on new topics everyday. We often face writer's block in some point of writing- where we lack inspiration and the motivation to create interesting topics for our readers. Not just that; being a part of the creative world always require us to be active and kicking. With competition and comparison dominating the Internet, we need to come up with "new" creative posts for the target audience .

Though I see inspiration everywhere; but there are certain places where I can't stop visiting everyday. Not just I find interesting articles to read; but I find plenty of ideas to create meaningful posts for my readers. So I'm happy to share my favorite sure sources of ideas:

1. Bloglovin 

Bloglovin tops the list. The website itself is so attracting, that all articles look great to read and to devour every bit of the information there! I don't spend a day without visiting the site and or looking at all the articles.

2. Other Blogs/Websites

Subscribe and follow similar blogs or sites that interests you! They make a great repository of ideas for blog topics and for content writing. I love visiting all my "favorite blogs/websites" at-least once or twice a week, and sometimes even more often, when I decide to just read more and write less. I love reading them all. They don't just spark ideas in my brain; but most of the times they motivate me to continue my journey towards achieving my dream(s), they inspire me to live and love my life; and to face every day problems with a smile. Sometimes I can relate to them so much that I feel we all are same in some way or the other!

3. Books

Ever since I had a love affair with books; my life has changed completely. I no longer crave for friends and spending time with them; as much as I love sitting and reading a "good" book all-by-myself. I now have something to keep me company when I wish to stay away from everyone once-in-a-while! 

Books are a great source of ideas. If you're able to find that 'right kind of book;' that can keep you glued to it's pages, then you can find hundreds of new topic ideas to write about. 

4. Pinterest

I love browsing though Pinterest exactly the same way I like Bloglovin. These two are my favorite sources of Lifestyle and Fashion Inspirations. Every-time I feel low, or not myself (due to various reasons), I end up on Pinterest page. It is my favorite source of beauty, fashion, and home decor ideas.

5. Magazines

Pick  a magazine that you find interesting and get ready to find more ideas and information.  Magazines can make a great source of ideas and inspiration for writing.


A good quote is always an inspiration-that can change your life for good! Quotes inspire writers to write more and can generate a great deal of thoughts for the writing process. 

7. Words

Yes! A single word can trigger zillions of thoughts; but depends how you want to perceive it. But positive words like: inspiration, motivation, focus, possibilities, passion, failure, purpose, fashion, self care, mindfulness, joy, hope, wellness; etc are my favorites. I would love the opportunity to write on these words- any day!

8. Photography

Yes, click what you like and sit down to create a thought or an idea to present it in words. Photography is a very motivating source of my writing. I love clicking. Nature, kids, styles & fashion, colors make great subjects for photography and topic ideas.

If you ever find yourself stuck in getting ideas and the required inspiration to continue writing, then find the sources that can elevate your writing passion.

Where do you go to find ideas for all your posts and for writing? Do leave me your thoughts about this post in the comments below. I'm so excited to hear from you all after such a long gap!

Thank you for being there.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

6 Things I Have Learned Being A Positive Person

I want to start this post with my all-time favorite quote:
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Ever since I started my journey to make my life better and positive; I learned zillion things about myself (that was all hiding beneath my fears).
During my journey I learned to look for the positive things I was doing. Striving to be a positive person in a negative world is not easy. But if we can practice to focus on the positive reasons like: staying hopeful and happy even in the darkest days of our life, and finding the "right purpose" that can help us forget everything and focus on doing something magical (that once you thought was nearly impossible), can  work wonders. Also connecting with happy and positive minded people will help us create a positive environment for ourselves. 

The more we learn to focus on the positive things around us, the sooner we can learn to "let go" any kind of negativity- that is a threat to our peace and happiness.

There's no secret to building a positive life for yourself, nor everything will happen overnight! Changing few habits and practices can help us transform our lives. I'm still a learner when it comes to mastering positivism. But I'm happy to have started walking this 'journey of change.' And here's what I discovered:

1. Being Positive felt better than being Negative.

2. I Became More Aware about My "Happiness Project."
3. I learned that," each day is a complete new day and I must do everything possible to  live it the best way." I started focusing on  making every day a joyful experience. 

4. Don't wait for someone to make you feel happy and better all the time. Get up and find your way to happiness (a true one).

5. I learned to control my attitude/feelings towards how I want to feel about anything that happens to me in a day.

6. I realized that a Positive Attitude is a choice. And I'm free to choose my attitude rather than expecting people to change. I learned to protect my self respect, and my emotions. Now that I know how to deal with my thoughts and emotions; I am in a better position to decide what to take in to my heart and mind. I no longer explain what I'm or what I want to be; I rather choose what is good for me (without any explanation). I'm more honest in letting people go out of my life, who doesn't like me.

Being a positive person has helped me to be strong enough to eliminate all kinds of negativity from my life. I found the brave side of me , who is ready to do anything to live a life where there is more peace, happiness, and purpose!

Your,  mine, and all of our life is filled with different challenges that makes it difficult to remain positive all the time. Certain problems are so big that they steal our motivation to stay positive in life. But just because of these inevitable reasons, I could not let somebody or something  take away those beautiful days of my life. I just have this life and I don't want to end my story by giving up to my problems and redundant fears. I had to take charge of my life totally- sometimes!

I realized that everything happens because it's meant to happen. So rather than blaming I must try to find the 'good' that can steer me out of the present problem. I learned to find peace for myself amidst chaos.

What's your thoughts about Being Positive? What are the kind of positive changes you brought to your life? Do leave me a comment.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Give Your Brain A Vacation

I know I have not written in a while; because I was busy "minding my matters." And the first priority in my list was to, "give my brain a long mindful vacation." But believe me, I was badly longing for a break. July is a very important month for me; for the whole family to say- with too many events and celebrations. And I was able to give hundred percent to my family.

I realized that my brain wasn't performing that effectively, and I was pushing myself too hard. But this break was a very good and important decision for me-personally and professionally. 

Even though I missed writing, and missed you all, but my brain and my health (conditions) thanked me for this short break.

I have been able to put back together my energy, my enthusiasm, and my focus. So this means you will see a lot more happening here @ The Positive Window. I believe I will be more regular in positing new, and interesting topics. I have also been collecting lots of props for my Blog Photography (that you can see in the coming days). 

I played sports, took close care of my husband and kids. I spent some quality time relaxing and just relaxing. Other than that, I was able to read few books of my favorite authors. I also did something new:) :) few fiction novels...and totally loved them:)

And yes, I can say that I have been enjoying summer completely. 

We often wait to finish all our work and then go on a vacation, or to take a break. But life is a continuous task. Never ends. Don't wait to give yourself a break- until you complete your to-do list; because it will never be totally completed.

 If you seem to be over doing whilst neglecting your health (even minor health issues), and badly want to shut everything down- for a moment- then go for it. It may not be a long break, but should be a real one- where you  just take care of yourself, relax, take plenty of rest, and allow yourself all the luxuries that you usually don't take. Then return to work with a fresh mind, relaxed body, and with an increased level of energy and enthusiasm.

So here I am. Back with more ideas, daily inspirations, more life, and more writing . Hope you all are still with me? Can't wait to hear from you in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

7 Types of Scarves Every Fashion Woman Must Own

If you have been reading my blog for a while; you would be knowing; how much I love scarves! They always find a special place in my wardrobe. I believe,"a "perfect" scarf can save your day, can make you look chic and elegant- effortlessly."

Accessorizing is an essential part of fashion for every woman. Our look remains incomplete without the "right" accessories- be it a bag/clutch, a hat, glasses, jewelry, or scarves. I'm sure you would agree? Out of many, a scarf and a statement necklace are my easy (instant styling tips) picks when I find my clothing not-so-beautiful. A scarf is not just a great companion for cold and winter days; but this piece of fashion accessory can make you look stylish, elegant, and chic within no time- all-year-round. 
There are lot of things to know about this fashion accessory like: the different types, different kinds in length and textures, different ways to tie them around or to carry them with you everywhere, and much more. You'll see more of posts about this (on scarves) in the coming days.

Come along and read through these must have scarves that every fashion woman should have in their wardrobe:

1. Statement Scarves.

Yes, such scarves are great in creating a style statement. Doesn't matter if they make a cotton, satin, silk, or any other type of fabric; important is how they contribute in creating a fashionable look for yourself! Throw them over anything, even on any dull or basic outfit; and they can make your look polished and presentable instantly. And the types are: silk scarves, florals, bright colors with or without beautiful flowers and prints.

2. A Pashmina Silk Scarf

A Pashmina scarf is not just a luxury scarf; but also a "glam scarf". The soft smooth silk texture makes it a great fashionable accessory. It can go well with any kind of clothing: formal or non-formal. Best features are: can be worn with everything, and in many different ways. Every woman should own at least one pashima style wrap.

Pashimas are either available in bright plain colors, or in prints; but always a silk soft material.

3. A Leopard Print Scarf

A leopard print scarf is always a must have accessory, especially for a fashion enthusiast. They make a great fashion statement. They can be worn in any occasion, or in any season. Leopard prints still find a great place in the fashion world. So if you still haven't included this timeless print in your wardrobe, you must now- I would say.


4. Pom Pom and Tassel Scarves

These are my favorites too! I own a couple of them. They make such a great stylish look- for every type of outfit. Pom poms, tassels, and fringes are so very popular these days. They can be worn around the neck or can be tied to your handbag. Wear it in spring or summer, they will never disappoint you:)

5. The Oversize Plaid Scarf

The fashion industry is crazy about some classic pints like: plaid, stripes, floral, and polka dots. Not just the fashion world; every fashion woman likes to own outfits with these prints. Just the way a classic plaid dresses, shirts, and skirts are favorite items in a woman's wardrobe; so are these oversize plaid scarves. They make a great fashion statement. The feeling of bundling up in an oversized scarf is so comforting and hassle free way of looking great. 


6. A Blanket Scarf

Even though they are only winter favorites for everyone; I would still say that," you must own one or two blanket scarves. They make such a huge difference to your winter looks, and they are equally useful in keeping you warm and cozy all winter long.

I would agree that they may not be a must- have for everyone due to it's big size and thick fabric, but they are my favorites. Learning how to tie a blanket scarf around may seem like challenging, but once you learn the styling tips on how to throw them around your neck or shoulders perfectly, you'll love wrapping them all winter long.

7. The Animal or Bird Print Scarf

Animal and bird prints, or butterfly prints are so hot in fashion these days. And scarves with these prints make a beautiful addition to your outfit.

So do you like wearing scarves? What are the types you own, or wish to include in your  wardrobe? Do leave me your comments and if you liked the post, then please do share.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Why You Should Love Your Flaws

"If You Look For The Good, You Will Find It."
If we look for what's wrong with ourselves, we will find plenty of reasons to complain about. But if we look for the best things in ourselves, we'll find plenty of reasons to celebrate. The former allows us to hate ourselves; and the latter teaches us to embrace our true self- with flaws. 

We are all born with some flaws, or we adopt few over a period of time. But we are made up of flaws. And you cannot deny this fact! Nobody is perfect. It's a different matter that in-spite of knowing them, we pretend to be "perfect," and try our best to let them not show up to anybody. We do the alteration or try to conceal the "real things" from the world like:  the physical beauty; body image, appearance, attitudes, failures, weaknesses, certain "negative qualities," and what not. With the changing world, there's solution to everything now; especially if you want to hide things under layers, and project yourself the "perfect" way. But aren't you tired of repressing the true you? Don't you feel the heavy emotional baggage you are carrying underneath- that's holding you back from showing the world- that you're best in so many other ways. So why hide? Why pretend that you are a "perfect" man or a woman?

I grew up hating everything about myself: not just physical appearance, but everything! There were many reasons to feel that way. But ever since I started accepting myself-even with not-so-good- parts of me; I realized and met my beauty- my true beauty that was hiding way way under my fear and hatred. I did not know the talents, the qualities, the reasons that proved to me; that I was unique, I was special like everybody else.

My flaws are as real as I'm. No hiding behind; and nothing to feel shy about. 

I love fashion, I try looking my best, or behaving the "best" way possible, or being kind and polite to almost everyone; but sometimes I fail too! I fail to make everyone happy, and to be good to everyone. I make mistakes, I don't always look pretty or beautiful or attractive like my friends. I have my own reasons to not feel my best all-the-time. I may not be as talented as others, I may not be as intelligent as my friends, my siblings, or my cousins. But I'm much more than you think I'm not. All we need is that vision, that respect for others, and the kindness to accept oneself as well as people with flaws.

I don't like to pretend. I like being real without makeup, and not hiding the "ugly" parts of me most of the times- without feeling ashamed of myself.

The moment you love your flaws and accept them, you set yourself free from any kind of lies you have had been telling yourself or to others; and from all kinds of  society rules of "should be" and "must be." I have learned to look for the good in me, and embrace my imperfections.

When I see myself through my imperfections, they tell me a story about my strongest achievements, my victories, and my growing belief and confidence in me. They show me the scars and the bruises of humiliations and rejections- that have made me attractive, carefree, and strong in all these years. 

So embrace yourself. Embrace that not-perfect body of yours'. Love each of the ugly parts of you, or of yours' and you will soon feel the warmth of love and satisfaction.  You will be more strong to face the world or the people with all your  imperfections, because you're aware of them and you accept them with a open heart.

I hope this post will help you find that lost love and respect for yourself, and you will be confident to embrace your flaws.

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