Sunday, April 23, 2017

How To Create A More Peaceful, Relaxed Day

"Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace." - Joan Borysenko.

Yes! That's why, what we choose matters. Inner peace and mindfulness may sound like big therapeutic words; and you may even leave my page right away, before reading any further! But before you go, just know that, "I am not going to share the tips where you will be required to take a day off  and relax, or leave everything else and meditate- only to find back your inner peace! Yes, nothing of that sort; but just to find your inner peace of mind right where you are.

Today's post is all about finding peace by enjoying where you are in life, right now.
Forget everything for a moment; put them in a box, and lock it. Now look around yourself (right where you are). What is the first thing that you see? And does that "thing" make you happy or sad?
You will exactly see what your heart wants you to see- because how you are feeling inside will always reflect outside. This is where #inspirations will help you see the best around in your life! Make use of all your senses. See and feel anything that seems interesting or inspiring. Gather your whole self and bring it to the present moment.

Whenever we feel stressed out, all we would want to do is, "just sit quietly, relax, recharge, or find a calm place for ourselves; but do you think it is always possible to get away from the present circumstances and feel peaceful? Not always!
The only way to find how to do it is, "by figuring out what works for you." Not everyone can do some kind of immediate breathing exercises, or a quick yoga to calm themselves down, or to feel less-stressful! But we can practice various ways to focus our mind to the conscious decision we can make quickly, and feel better- by "finding peace by enjoying right where we are."
Inner peace comes from appreciating life- with all it's ups and downs. It's about doing what you can, and knowing that no matter what you do; or how you be- you are sure to face challenges. Make peace  within yourself, and accept all that is happening with you now, today, or tomorrow. Even if we try, we can't avoid the adversities. Know that it is okay with whatever happens. Once we agree to whatever is happening (at present) in our life, or to our relationships, or in our career, at work, with friends- everything- gets easier to accept the fact! We will slowly stop blaming ourselves, and cursing our fate- when things doesn't work out as we expect them to be! We will learn to slow down, aim high while working hard and in an honest way. Being honest with our emotions, with all kinds of feelings is so very important to maintain our sanity, to stay sane under stress. And all these things happens with continuous practice. 

I am learning to, "change the way I see my thoughts, and changing the way I deal with them. I am learning to accept most parts of me- good or bad." Only when I make peace with my own self (in every way), I will be able to find peace around me. No matter what comes, life goes on. So the realization; that it is crucial to laugh and enjoy life while we can- changed me, changed my attitude towards feeling frustrated, empty, or unfortunate. I have promised myself to live my best every moment- no matter what life throws at me!

I know I am writing after a long time again; but I hope you like this post.
Don't forget to leave me your thoughts in the comments below. I am going to visit each one of you, and my  regular favorite blogs too- to catch up with all the older posts. I missed you all so much; but with weather getting better and more outdoor activities, and kids growing up so very fast; I'm hardly finding time to sit down and write, or to take any blog pictures. Also, really trying hard to read more; because I have got soooo many interesting books lately- from library and also from the bookstores. I will also do some posts to share my favorite books/reads with you all.
I am trying my best to write and post some interesting/inspiring topics in the blog. So stay with me-always. Please!

Wishing You All Lots of Sunshine, Outdoor Life, and More Happy Days Ahead.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Finding My Happiness- Back In Spring

I might be little late in writing this post about #Springmotivation. But I guess I can welcome and celebrate #Spring the whole March. For me spring indicates, "end of dull gloomy winter days; and looking forward to many  new and exciting things in life; everything feels so fresh, new, charged, and electrifying and inspiring."

For me spring is also about witnessing nature's magical creations, new life, more outdoor activities, and definitely more of sunshine. This is the reason I love love hot sunny days. Winter happens to be my least favorite time of the year; except for the fact that I get to capture beautiful pictures, and also I get to wear layers :)

There's so much going around these days- spring sales, cleaning, home decoration with all spring decor accessories, many are updating their wardrobes with spring-inspired prints, colors, and patterns. There's so much of enthusiasm and happiness all-around during this time of the year. Feels just amazing!

I was equally excited to get myself some spring colors and styles clothing, shoes, purse, some new color lipsticks (that I haven't used before), some home decors, and last but not the least; books- lots and lots of books. I will definitely share them with you in my next posts. So stay with me for more #inspirations.

Waiting for spring itself is so much exciting that it creates so much motivation within me!

I can't wait to do my garden with lots of flowers and veggies. Seeing bloom everywhere is a great sight, and we must Thank Mother Nature for all these miracles. How often we miss the sight to realize that, "we are so very lucky to be alive; irrespective of all the problems and worries that we have in our life." Finding simple reasons to look at the bright side is so very important- doesn't really matter if the reason happens to be a simple weather change! Finding happiness is not a destination; rather a journey. And staying happy really matters- to every aspect of our life.

I'm glad to be busy doing too many things. I'm glad to have found my happiness back in spring. Winter was not that pleasant for us this year. The whole family suffered with bad cold and cough. But I did not stop finding my happiness! I tried my best to keep up with my assignments and commitments. But the spirit of spring is just one big reason for me to feel happy and exciting again:)

There can be so many such "reasons" to find the happiness back in your life, to find the passion for life. I wish you all find that "lost happiness" very soon and stay your best-always.

Do leave me your thoughts below.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The ABCs of How To Feel Beautiful Everyday

Most of us have days when we don't feel pretty at all, or we don't like to look in the mirror, or totally hate when we hardly fit into our favorite outfits. Stressing out about anything has never had any solutions. We must own those parts of ourselves, we have always wanted to get rid off, those parts of us; we think make us not-beautiful. I know how hard it is to feel beautiful all-the-time; because what you feel from inside reflects outside- in your overall appearance.

But before I share some simple ways to 'feel beautiful' every single day, I want you to remember something; "It is okay to be different, to have imperfections, to not-love few parts of ourselves. It is absolutely okay!"

But it is not okay to be someone, that we aren't in real! 
I feel "being awesome" is more prettier than being beautiful. Next time when you feel, "you aren't pretty, you are not smart, or you aren't worthy; just try to remember those moments that made you feel worthy of yourself. Re-visit those words/compliments that made you feel- you are much more than just 'being beautiful.' 

Stop! being harsh on yourself and accept your positive unique qualities. Trust me, these are the things  that make you attractive and "special." Decide you are beautiful and don't let any kind of criticisms or negative remarks bother you. You are your authority. So you must decide how you look upon yourself. 

We can easily get distracted by all the kinds of beauty representations we see around these days- everywhere. So as per those standards, we may not even fit into the "perfect beauty" category; but it is you who can set that standard for your own self-worth. 

"Looking smart and feeling awesome about oneself is important than being prettier."

I am no different when it comes to not-feeling-pretty and attractive some days! I wish too to look the same each day- but changes are inevitable. We can't stop the process! So instead of beating ourselves up for Not looking beautiful, can we embrace those "new changes" and see what we can do to amp our physical appearance. 

Yes! that's where the magic lies. To create a look, to feel your BEST every single day; by accepting who you're becoming. So here's a few of the "magical" ways I try to feel best about myself, my body, my beauty, and about my skin each single day. I hope you find them helpful too:

1. Accept

Accept your flaws. Love your imperfections and know that you can't be like somebody else. Let people hate you for how you look; but you know your worth, you know many loves you- for being just YOU! Accept the fact that you are "NOT perfect, or you are NOT smart, or NOT attractive, or NOT fashionable, or DO NOT meet the standards of (today's) modern day beauty requirements. So accept it, and make peace with yourself. Become more self-aware of who you really are, and practice self-acceptance.

2. Appreciate

Appreciate what you are blessed with. Embrace yourself and flaunt your best features. Take care of the parts of you; you think you can change and or improve, whilst loving the parts that are not-so-pretty or not-so-perfect! But don't forget to love yourself- no matter how you look! 

3. Create an Attractive Aura

I am always attracted to people; with some amazing magnetic personalities. I admire their every move- the way they carry themselves- fearlessly, confidently, and in a pretty stylish way. Build that charisma. Make your presence fill the room or the atmosphere with some amazing positive vibes, and with some, "I am me, I am unique attitude." 

4. Change your Attitude 

 Change the way you have looked upon yourself in all these years. Try to build your confidence- with regards to your look and appearance. See how and where you can begin with, transforming yourself in a better way- that will make you feel confident and equally important. "You become what you think." So, think positive and good about your physical appearance and you can see the difference.

5. Calm all kinds of Comparisons and Criticisms' with Compassion.

Let the world throw heavy negative remarks at you, but you try to make peace within yourself. It all starts within. Every individual is fighting their own battles, so be kind enough to stop hating someone just because they look ugly or different. Love the pain or hatredness (within yourself for yourself or for others) with passion and patience.

I love this quote on compassion: "Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people." - Karen Salmansohn.

6. Turn your Disappointments into Determination.

Be determined to bring that 'good' change in your physical beauty. Don't get disheartened when you fail in first few attempts. Keep trying and do what you want to do- to look your best; or to feel your best-self.

7. Silent Shame with Support, Success, and Simplicity.

There's a lot of body shaming going around in the world. Shut them all out of your life, and focus on the good stuffs. See yourself in the mirror and find good reasons that make you uniquely pretty or smart. Work on your current personal issues. Ask yourself, what you need to change in yourself to feel more good about yourself. Connect with like-minded people with similar interests, or who can help you with some good tips and advises. Seek help from family and friends. Ask your "close supportive" friends for their opinion. While you work upon your imperfections, also try to celebrate your greatness, your greatest qualities, and your BEST features alongside.

8. Peace Perfection with Self-Love.

We all crave for that word, "perfect"- perfect body, perfect hair, perfect look, perfect skin, perfect style, and what not! Aim at being your best self- in all ways. Ditch perfectionism and feel a million times better. 

Rather than validating your worth via others' opinion, realize your self- worth and become comfortable with who you are. You need to find what's unique and lovable about yourself.

Do leave me your thoughts about this post in the comments below, and if you really liked it please do share with your friends, and readers.

Friday, March 10, 2017

My Favorite 25 Quotes For 'Not Giving Up'

I want to begin today's post with a Big Thank You! :)
Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left me in my last post. Truly, you made me feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Our connection is 'very special.'- beyond all obligations.
My blogging friends and readers have a very special place in my life, and I am so glad to tell you that, "you make me feel important. I feel belonged. I feel determined and motivated (all-the-time) to continue my journey towards achieving my dream. So Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your continued love and support. I wish to bring you more positive and inspiring posts in the coming days. So please stay with me!

Life is never as beautiful as it looks on our social pages. Agree?  But we try (really) hard to keep it beautiful and happening even in our real lives. Doesn't matter what comes our way, we must keep going to achieve "best results" in life- be it in your career, at work, or in personal life. So we must find a source(s) that can help us keep moving toward our goals; a little stronger will power to push us through all kinds of hurdles.

So quotes can be one of life's greatest sources of motivation; especially during those times, when you feel like giving up. Every time I feel like I'm not doing enough to reach my goals, or some uncertain fears try to scare me from moving ahead- I try reading these 'words of wisdom' from all great and successful people, to continue my journey fearlessly.

When things go wrong in life, some small reminders like these, can help us stay in our path, without any worries or fears. So here's a collection of my favorite quotes that keeps reminding me, "don't give up." I hope they help you motivate too, just the way they have been doing to me in all these years:

1. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. 
 - Greg Anderson.

2. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. - Joshua Graham.

3. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but people who don't give up when they lose. - Ashley Hodgeson.

4. At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. - Christine Mason Miller.

5. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it. - Dr. David Schwartz

6. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. -Dale Carnegie.

7. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. - H.G Wells.

8. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard

9. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. - Mary Anne Radmacher, American Author and Artist.

10. When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. 
      When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself.
      It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you.
      Encouragement should come from the inside.-  Joel Osteen.

11. If you have the capacity to be more than one thing, do everything that's inside of you. - Bishop T. D Jakes.

12. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney.

13. Opportunities don't happen, you create them.- Chris Grosser. 

14. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. - Wayne Dyer.

12. Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John. R Wooden.

13. As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. - Dr. Steve Maraboli, Speaker and Author.

14. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier, American Self- Help Author.

15. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. - Confucius, Philosopher.

16. It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela.

17. If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you'll see obstacles.- Wayne Dyer.

18. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.- Carl Jung.

19. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I am doing it myself. - Albert Einstein.

20. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. - Audrey Hepburn.

21. Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. - Winston Churchill.

22. When it comes to your dreams, every risk is worth it. - Joel Brown.

23. What makes you different or weird, that's your strength. - Meryl Streep.

24. Some days you're gonna get it right and some days you're gonna get it wrong. But no matter what, never stop trying to get it. - Eddie Harris Jr.

25. It's how you view the life inside you that creates the life outside of you. Everyday. - James Altucher.

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And do let me know your thoughts about today's post. Would love to hear from you.

I know we are already half way through March when I am doing my first post of the month. But I have been so so busy lately, taking care of my two kids, and also with some health issues (that's demanding more rest and less sleepless nights from me). So I am sorry for not being consistent in posting every week. But I will try my best to update new posts in the blog. So please stay with me.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

53 Simple Compliments To Make Someone 'Feel Happy' Today

First of all, I am extremely sorry for writing after so many days. I hope I didn't disappoint you! As you know I have been busy doing different things- just to keep myself insanely busy. Yes, I mean it. I have realized life is too short (unpredictable) to not do the things I love doing. So

We always wish to hear nice things about ourselves. Don't we?
Have you ever wondered; if a nice compliment can bring that sparkling smile on you face, how positive it can be for somebody else too? I believe one of the easiest ways to make someone's day beautiful - is by simply leaving them a genuine, well-deserving compliment. Sometimes it is also okay to create a cute simple compliment for someone; just to make them feel happy today. Lifting someone else's spirits can bring you joy too. I guess we need to sprinkle more kindness around us.

It can be really hard to be nice to someone who doesn't like you. But I believe few nice words for that person (say it or write it) can create some room for good feelings for each other. I always find it easy to write than to say it directly to someone.

Mark Twain said, "I can live for two months on a good compliment."

I totally second this thought. I can never express in words, how recharging a good genuine compliment can be!
So if you are anything like me; go ahead - and write few "good" words to someone today, and make them feel happy. Just to make your task easier, I want to share few of those nice magical words/lines that you say it to anybody:

1. You're so talented.

2. You make me want to be a better person always.

3. Wow! You are born with so many talents. And you inspire me so much to do different things.

4. I adore your amazing sense of style.

5. I have missed you so much, and I'm thrilled to see you back.

6. Thanks for being there for me.

7.  You're an excellent cook, artist, mom, dad, athlete, etc.

8.  I like the way you are.

9.  Your home feels so warm, positive, and always inviting.

10. I am so jealous of your creative, fashion, reading, writing, gardening, or cooking skills.

11. I am so proud to be your friend, sister, brother, or you are one awesome person I know.

12. You deserve a hug right now.

13. You're more helpful than you realize.

14. You should be proud of yourself.

15. I simply adore your courage.

16. You are making a difference.

17. How is it that, you always look great.

18. Being around you makes everything so wonderful.

19. You exactly say what I always want to hear.

20. You are such an inspiration.

21. You are a pride to your family.

22. When you make a mistake, you fix it. (I loved this one so much when I read somewhere else. So sharing with you all!)

23. There's ordinary, and then there's you. (This one too.)

24. You are a gift to those around you.

25. Take your time, I'm not in a hurry.

27. You bring me so much joy. You make me feel so happy every time.

28. You Rock!

29. You always come up with great ideas!

30. You are so dedicated towards everything that you do. I simply adore you for that!

31. That looks nice on you.

32. I love your shoes. Or, I love your choice of shoes.

33. I love your style. So unique and vibrant.

34. Nice manners!

35. All of your ideas are brilliant!

36. I love your honesty!

37. I have learned from you, to believe in your dreams. 

38. You deserve the best of everything in life. I always make that wish for you.

39. I so much wait for your comments. They are so motivating and fabulous just like you. 

40. You have a beautiful heart.

41. I am glad I found you- my inspiration. 

42. Let's do this again sometime.

43. You make me think of beautiful things all the time, like summer and sunshine :)

44. You make me want to be the person I am capable of being.

45. Can you teach me how to be as awesome as you?

46. You are the world's greatest hugger.

47. You don't need make-up. You are so naturally beautiful.

48. You always smell nice.

49.  A lot of people failed at what you accomplished, simply because they were busy finding problems while you were busy finding solutions. Well done. (Read somewhere)

50. You are a live example of - anything is possible with hard work, good efforts, and dedication. Thank You!

51. The secret to success is to treat any job as an opportunity to learn and explore, rather than something that is a a boring chore. Congratulations. (Read it somewhere)

52. You have proven yourself that people/companies who couldn't recognize your skills/talents in the past were not efficient either!

53. You always prove it that, people with true guts can only say "Sorry", or "Thank You," also to them who doesn't even deserve it sometimes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

15 Simple Things To Do That Can Make You Happy Today

My Daughter's Drawing :)
If I ask, "What makes you 'happy'?" 
You will probably have many answers. 
But what if I ask you; "Do you feel happy every single day?", "Are you a happier person in your daily life?"
We all want to stay happy all-the-time. Don't we? But life comes in between and our efforts to stay positive, to stay joyful takes the backstage. While some factors that add to our happiness are out of  our control, but still there's more hope towards improving our "happiness project" of life. Instead of waiting for the happy moments to happen, how about we create simple lighter moments- to ease out any kind of unhappy, sad, fearful emotions- that arrive us every now and then! 

There are so many factors that add up to your 'unhappy thoughts.' At first learn to avoid those circumstances (if you can), and make a list of your favorite things to-do. Next things to consider are the activities/actions that I'm going to list below. Pick the ones that you feel are suitable for you, and let go the rest,.
Doesn't matter where you are right now (while reading this post), try out these simple ideas to amp up those good feelings within you:

1. Look in the mirror and make all kinds of silly faces at yourself. Choose the one that makes you repeat. For me it's always my smile :) I love to flaunt my smile- even at the mirror.

2. If you are at work, walk to your manager, or to your immediate senior and ask for few minutes of their time. Discuss your ideas on how you would like to improve or add to team's efficiency- by participating, or by doing some courses that will also add up to your skills and efficiencies. Learn something new each day.

3. Make a statement- Go to the loo, and wash you face with nice cold water, and put on a darker shade of lipstick, and/or some scented hand cream, or mascara, or eye liner/kajal- anything that will make you feel wonderful . Let your 'good' colleague friends or peers talk about how good you look in that shade. P.S: It may happen that you won't get any comments, but you will always create some kind of attention for yourself :) 

4. Take a small break and go for a walk all by yourself and revisit your achievements, and the moments that made you feel special, and you felt like; you too belong in this world; because your contribution matters- at work, in your kid's life, for friends, for family, for your readers, and for your fans/subscribers.

5. Chat or send an email to the co-workers' or to the colleagues who helped you when you needed the most! Say a simple 'Thank You,' for all the help they offered you. We all need help some time in life. 

6. Invite your favorite person from your workplace for having a cup of tea or coffee with you-during office breaks, and discuss your weekend plans. Pick the things that you find exciting or you wish to do it for yourself or for anybody else. Usually any kind of 'positive happy' conversations can create happy thoughts and the required motivation instantly.

7. Read through your achievement/ well-done emails at-least for 5 mins; especially when you're feeling completely demotivated and stressful. Those emails will help you kick-start  your pending tasks- with great enthusiasm.

8. Quickly browse through your most favorite website/blog to see what new styles you can create, or what new post(s) you must write next.

9. If outside the house and not at work- (don't feel guilty to) treat yourself. Buy yourself some beautiful flowers, or gifts, or ice-cream, a nice coffee mug, or some kind of jewelries.

10. If at home- play hide & seek with your kids, or run with them, play with your pet, capture their lovely moments in the camera, water your plants, remove all the dried leaves or stems from them, and if houseplants- change their places to a more sunlit area, or somewhere they can get more light, paint your nails, apply some nice perfume or hair cream, organize your closet, try your favorite statement jewelries and take lots of selfies, read through your kid's journals/school works, iron your husband's shirts.

11. Dance or jump rope.

12. Take a long uninterrupted nap. Wake up feeling beautiful.

13. Go online and leave some positive happy vibes around the social media. Pick up some good blogs, websites, magazines and leave a happy comment appreciating the author's work. Make someone's day, because what you send out- comes back.

14. Plan for some new outfits/make-up/shoes/jewelry/hairstyle for the evening.

15. Watch something really really really funny, and laugh uncontrollably.

Now you have so many ways to make yourself feel happy today. Just get-up, get going, and be unstoppable. Take control of your happiness- amidst all kind of worries and fears.
Do let me know what do you do to make yourself feel happy instantly? If you have any more suggestions/ideas to add to the list in this post, please feel free to share with us in the comments below.

P.S. All the above drawings are done by my daughter Yutika. She is in grade one now. And she loves creating such cartoons. I'm one lucky mom to find such cute expressions/impressions for my blog  use :) You will see more of such drawings in future posts too. Hope you like them:)

Friday, February 3, 2017

If Your Closet Is Begging For A Change!

If you have been thinking lately about upgrading your wardrobe, or including some new pieces to your existing styles, then this post is for you. I believe many of us have had made some New Year resolutions to look our best, to feel the best this year- right where we are at present! And I believe you must have swept many of them under the rug- feeling frustrated and emotional about not being able to get the shape you wished for! But instead of feeling bad, how about giving your closet a serious style upgrade. Styles that can make you look wonderful, and just you.

Lately I have decided not to wait any longer (to fit into my old clothes) to get in shape, rather find styles and designs that can fit me, and will flatter my body. Therefore I have been busy upgrading my wardrobe. We often keep our "old" favorite clothes to get back in shape and wear then again, but sometimes that never happens- due to many reasons. So to avoid feeling stuck and miserable (with the body and look you have at present), try and refresh your style, and eliminate the closet doldrums.

.When we become more ware of the kind of clothes that suits our body, we can create more love for our body, and accepting the flaws becomes easier. Accepting our body as it is so very important!

Changes are always intimidating for me; especially if it is about trying out new styles, and new clothes. But I love trying out "different new" outfits; particularly the ones that I feel I will be more comfortable wearing it! I love to experiment new styles and prints.


If you wish to try some new collections, go out today and buy the designs that can define your personality (but don't spend too much! :);)). Styles that fit you well and make you feel confident and more stylish. "We are changing every day." Our body goes through several changes every single day, so we must learn to embrace and respect the change. Wear clothes that can speak about you, even without you giving your introduction.

We can never have enough of styles to add to our wardrobe. So don't feel anything, just try every small possible reasons to 'feel your best' all-the-time. If your closet is begging you for a change, go for it.

I learn a little-more every day about myself. And something I have discovered: "self-love and self-respect is the foundation of lasting joy in life. Learn to laugh with your flaws, and to grow and get better and better with your strengths.

I love simple yet unique styles. And I'm glad to have found few picks for my wardrobe upgrade. I'm always drawn to the colors, prints, and styles that can look good on me. Life gets so easier when you can find the exact styles you've been looking for! So start this year with a new collection of the designs and colors- you wished to have in your closet. Flaunt your best styles and create a signature fashion statement starting this year.

Do let me know what you think about incorporating new colors, styles, and designs into your wardrobe? What do you do when you feel your closet is demanding a change or an upgrade? I'm waiting to hear from you.

I wish you all a Beautiful Stylish Fashionable #Weekend :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10 Positive Affirmations For Every Day Practice

I remember when I came across those "magical statements," they totally charged my mind and beliefs- they call them "positive affirmations." These are positive statements that can help you feel motivated (upon practice), and can help you avoid negative thoughts. All you are required to do is- say them everyday. I found this method of self-improvement really empowering. Statements like;"I'm enough, I'm the change, I'm important, I'm worthy of love, etc are such powerful sayings that you can say it to yourself every day!

In today's post I am going to share few of those "powerful statements" that you must practice saying it to yourself  everyday

Much like exercise, they help in increasing the levels of feel-good-hormones. I would be  sharing such #positive #affirmations every #month. And you too can help me add to the lists. Either you can create your own list, or repeat after me:

1. Everyday I'm creating a better me.
2. I have all the qualities required for being successful.
3. I acknowledge my own self-worth.
4. I am enough to make a difference in the world.
5. I wake up today with all the energy and strengths required to make my day.
6. I am at peace with all that has happened in my life, that is happening, and will happen (found in another site that I found very motivating).
7. I can. And I will.
8. I can overcome fears by following my dreams.
9. I train my body and mind to find joy in simple things daily.
10. I have the power to create change.

Do leave me your thoughts about today's post in the comments below.

Monday, January 23, 2017

How To Be Better Than The Woman You Were Yesterday

I would like to start this post by asking few questions to myself. You can always ask these questions to yourself when you begin reading today's post.

"Am I better than I was yesterday?"
"Am I doing (today) what I always wanted to do?"
"Do I 'really' love my life today?
"Am I making any personal and professional progress at present?"
"Am I more thankful for everything than I was yesterday?"
"Do I know what makes me happy and brings me joy quickly?"

And if the answers are "yes", or "almost yes," then you know that you have already started creating your desired life- and you are better than you were yesterday; or you are working towards creating your best version today.

We spend each day of our life comparing with others, and trying to be like somebody else. But have you ever imagined seeing yourself- in the "best" possible way! Have you ever wished to create the best version of you. If not, no worries; because I am going to share few of the ways I see myself now (definitely better me) than 20 yrs back. I definitely see changes (good) in me; in terms of taking complete control of my life, being determined, brave, fearless, and more realized of my strengths as well as weaknesses. Now, I'm the creator of my 'life design.'
So definitely I'm better than the woman I was yesterday.

Each day brings me new opportunities to do the things that I love doing. The "happier side" of me also never forgets that there are some things in my life that I can never change; or will never get better. But I want to be unstoppable, fly high to reach my dream; I want to do everything I once thought I can never ever do!

"Every change starts from within. Starts with constant small reminders that may whatever come our way- we will never give up!"
Just start with a conscious "yes." Maintain an interest in life, and stay cheerful all-the-time. Understand that whatever has to happen will always happen; but you will not stop finding reasons to stay alive and to stay hungry, to only settle for more!

So here are few of my ways that helped me to understand myself better and get better. Hope you find them useful too, and can relate to them in your life- for bringing a beautiful positive change:

1. We often hesitate, or find it not-that-important to consider our natural talents and abilities. We often ignore realizing our unique capabilities; because we are trained (from childhood) to focus only upon academic results, school/university performances, and certificates to prove that we are "best " in so and so field. If we are judged by our degrees/qualifications, then let me tell you that I was never good in my academics, but I was good at many other things; which I couldn't realize until I carefully listened to my inner voice.  My life was calling me- to do something big, something different, something which others may not approve and or support me for! And I had to become brave enough to start my own journey of  recognition.

2. I started to focus not just on my strengths; but also on my weaknesses. I am still working on changing my bad habits, and bad qualities. But recognizing and owning them gave me the freedom to be just-myself. No regrets, nothing to feel embarrassing about, but simple acknowledging the -ve me and changing few parts of me. 

3. Remember and recognize your value. Understand that you are good enough than any other person you know or you meet.

4. Accept where you are. Try to make peace with where you are and what you have at present. Forget comparison, jealousy and let your decisions move you in the right direction- where you intend to go.

5. Love your past to know- your past pushed you here- to a better position in life. I can relate how hard it is to forgive (I don't want to forget, so won't ask you too!) everything that you lost. But this is also true that; my past failures were my driving force behind the woman I'm today.

6. Develop more kindness and free yourself by forgiving.

7. Create more choices of purpose and don't let fear guide your choices.

These are just few suggestions that I have discovered- to make myself better. I wish to be the "best me" than I am today, and I'm constantly trying hard and working towards bringing these changes to my life. I'm not perfect, and so are you. But such small actions can make a big difference in our life; and in everybody's life whom you are related to, whom you connect with (known or strangers).

I read these lines in one of my favorite website's post and totally loved it, " So, take back your power from all the people, places, and situations where you've left it and bring it back home. Decide that your energy will be used for believing, not doubting, and for creating, and not destroying."

I hope you and me can create a better us from today, from now, right from this moment and make this world a lovely happy place to live in.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How to love your mornings

They say that, "every morning is a chance to start over."

I was never a morning person; until I started loving my mornings again, as much as I loved staying up late in the night. As far as my childhood memories tell me; I used to hate waking up early for my studies! I was more comfortable in doing late night studies. But now ever since I have realized the importance of morning,  I try my best to love my mornings, because our morning prepare us to follow the rest of the day as it unfolds.

We sometimes find it really challenging to push ourselves throughout the day; and force ourselves to act like everything is moving in the right direction, but from within we don't feel that motivation. Therefore I have learned from my experiences that, "you must feel awesome every morning as you wake up, to make your whole day fun-tastic, productive, and successful. I like to wake up feeling more productive and happy every day. "

Open your eyes each morning saying this to yourself, " today is going to be my best-day ever!"

I never did any experiments to start falling in love with my mornings; but just few realizations that helped me to comprehend the "morning love" practice. When I made the shift, I found that I had more time for myself, to do all my stuffs- important and not-so-important. I became a happier person than I was before.

Some days were effortlessly inspiring as soon I woke up; while other days I looked around really hard to find some things-to-do that can keep me motivated all-day-long. But something I quickly recognized,"if I look forward to doing my "exciting things," I would jump out of bed within no time." So I decided to feed my mind each night (before falling asleep) about the excitement of doing the "task" next day, and I loved falling asleep quickly to wake up next morning- feeling fresh and enthusiastic, to take on my day and the tasks- happily.

All I did was: "started responding to my "creative restlessness, and learned to focus on things that truly matters to me-first thing in the morning, while trying to follow the pattern rest of the day."

So these are few of the things I try doing after I wake up each morning. Hope you find them helpful too. Feel free to just pick the ones you think you can, and leave the rest:

  • Wake up feeling determined each morning like; "you are capable of moving a mountain, or you can bring a change in the world, or you can make your life an inspiration for others." Whatever the thought is, it should be mighty big enough to wake you up each morning; even before the world wakes up.
  • Do one task each morning (after you wake up) that truly excites you.
  • Learn to love what you do.
  • Each night update your next day's passion-list or creativity-list. But please be sure to know the things beforehand, that excites you, or you are passionate about doing it.
  • Try doing something new each day; or do the things that you have a desire (deep down inside you) to do.In this process of trying new things, you may find that you have a flair or a talent that you never knew about before; and you can always add new abilities to your talent list. And those tasks that make you.
  • Read few pages from your favorite book, or browse through your favorite blogs- first thing in the morning; while sipping your favorite caffeinated drink.

Creating a routine where you can bring more energy and happiness into your life while preparing yourself up for the success is what we need for creating a "new us." Let's start now, and make this year a 'year of better changes, a year of healthy choices, a year of beautiful functional mind, and a year of kindness and gratitude.
Hope you all are having a great start of the year. Just Be You. Do More. Learn More. And Be An Inspiration for others This Year.
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Looking forward to an amazing year 2017 for all of you and also for me- in every aspect.

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