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I’m revitalizing. Review: 1

4 Dec

It’s been almost a week and probably the perfect time to evaluate my progress. Starting with what I did this week. As per plan I first cleaned my wardrobe (trust me, it was a big mess). Then I collected my textbooks from around the house. Yeah! That’s the way I study. I don’t just stick to my desk. I’m found on couch, bed, dining table, in guest room, lobby and pretty much everywhere with my books. Kudos to my family for bearing this much! I could never do it. So, I collected all my books, sorted them and arranged them in my room. It took me one whole day. What? I count it an accomplishment!

Anyways next in line was starting Jillian Michaels 30-Day shred. And yes, I did start it. I had been wanting to do it since a long time. And it’s safe to say that my desperation was worth. Although I’m quite far from results (it’s only day 5 today) but I feel good doing it. It’s adequately tough and reasonably easy. I’m still following the beginner version, but I’m working my way into it.
Along with that I decided to follow a healthy diet. So, some cooking came along! That’s my next feel good point. I have always wanted to cook a lot. So, I’m stepping up to that.

Along with that, one thing I loved doing this week was helping out my mother in daily chores. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing your mother relaxing when she knows somebody’s there to handle! She has been allowing me all the time of the world taking care of everything by herself. And now is the time for her to read books and kind.

Not to forget, I did follow the “Don’t sit idle mantra!” and I think it paid me a lot.

For the next week, I’m hoping to continue working out and stepping up cooking. Plus I hope to start reading again. I have two really inviting books lying in my shelf. And they need attention.

All in all, I think I did good. Hoping to be more fruitful next week. Happy blogging!

Addendum: I forgot to mention, I watched two movies this week too. 🙂

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Don’t sit idle

30 Nov

 

girl-sitting-on-a-bench

I’m lazy. Yes I am. I have loads of dreams and aspirations and wishes and all, but I don’t usually get to do all of it. That must mean I’m lazy. As I mentioned before I’m relaxing and rejuvenating, so I was thinking how to make the most out of this little time I’ve got. I recollected all the articles I’ve read now and then and the speeches my mother and grandmother have given me over the years. But it’s all very confusing. They ask you to make a list of what you want to do, then a list of what you rather do. Then a list of what eats up your time. Then a list of motivational factors to be on your schedule. And lists and lists. I mean, if I could do all this why would I be calling myself lazy. I wanted something simple like a key rule or like a mantra or something. And then I got it.

                                                                 “DON’T SIT IDLE!”

Yes, it’s as simple as that. Just don’t sit idle doing nothing. Do you know how much time we kill just by being idle. Scrolling through channels on television, stuck in traffic jam, waiting for your turn in a salon. Sometimes even none of these, we just don’t feel like doing anything. So, take a week out and don’t do this. Don’t be idle for anytime in your day. Be physically or mentally active. If you continue doing something the whole time you do a lot more. It’s not a very new idea or a discovery but it’s just a simple rule (not difficult to remember and follow) that can increase output a lot many times. I am trying this, and will keep you updated on results.

Try it. It might help.

🙂

 

I’m revitalizing

28 Nov

Hello fellows!
Greetings!

I know I’ve been out for long, but that wasn’t preferential. I had my exams which just got over yesterday. How were they? Well, that question is as inessential as asking a married woman if she’s happy or a man if he’s being paid enough. Whatever be the case, but for now I’m delighted they are over. And that’s because it’s after 10 years and 6 months (if not more) that I’ve got no exams to study for. Yes! 10 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS. Isn’t that a long span of time? That’s more than the whole period of adolescence, that’s more than how much one-third of world’s marriages last and that’s more than the average amount of time people spend watching television in their whole life.

Anyways, now that I’m pretty relaxed for at least few upcoming weeks, I decided to take it as some MY-TIME in life. Doing things I wanted to do, things I could not do, things I love to do and the kind. This would include exercising and gaining my health back, reading some good books, cooking and if possible be a little crafty. And all this means, things to share about and hence blog posts.

I hope to narrate my experiences in an interesting way. Bye for now. And see you soon.

🙂

Tough Times, Tough People and God!

27 Sep

I know there has been a hiatus. But seems there were still some tests of life left for me to attempt this year!
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not doing well. Since 14th of august I’ve been suffering from a poorly diagnosed case of fever. It was supposedly a transient viral illness initially. When it didn’t go away even after a dose of antibiotic, I was taken for a whole lot of investigations. Chest X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, malarial parasite test, Widal and typhidot, urine tests etc. Meanwhile I was being continuously medicated. Nothing was diagnosed until last week, when I was declared a case of typhoid fever. Hence, I was started on an i.v. line of antibiotics which is still continuing with no results so far. 😦

I could have tolerated it without complaints had the bomb of exams not dropped. My exams that were due January next year have now been scheduled for late November this year. Which means less than two months to recuperate and study my ass off as another year of my life depends entirely on these exams.

So, this explains my absence. But what next? How am I going to do it all?
Having faith in God that stands by my side, I’m sure I’ll find out a way. The same god that brought me to life, that gave me a loving family, a perfectly healthy body and mind, good friends, an enviable education. The same God will enlighten my way and lead me to my destiny. All I need to do is trust him and keep working with optimism. I will come out victorious, I’m strong after all. 🙂

God be with us.

The power of colours

29 Aug

Before I start this post I want to make it really clear that it’s not about some kind of colour therapy (if such a thing exists). Nor is it the conclusion of any scientific or educational research. This post is only a simple exercise and observation I applied to myself.

I did this some two and a half years ago. My then boyfriend and I had been fighting a lot. And most of my time was usually consumed in either fighting or fixing those fights. Plus I had some exams drawing closer. In total I was so stressed and occupied all the time that I was turning monotonous, rather more monotonous. But one morning I had this awful realisation that I’m turning old without traversing through my youth! So, I purposefully decided to start some changes. The simplest, easiest and most effective of those was picking up a different colour to wear every day of the week. I made it a point to not repeat the same colour in my dress within a span of seven days. I would wear scarlet reds and dusty browns. While some days I will looked as oddly bright as a parakeet, on others I was as invisible in the crowd as air. I remember wearing a turmeric t-shirt, rusty grey trousers and an algae green kurti in that duration (Of course not all at the same time!). Colours, I would have never worn otherwise. Clothes, that slept in my wardrobe since almost ages. Badly shopped ones, disgusting gifted ones, picked by mother kind of dresses. I wore all of it.

The result of my exercise was unexpected everyday. One morning I would be hoarding compliments, the next they will all be criticisms. “Where did you get that?” This was said both with awe and repulsion. Some just mentioned, “What has been going on with you lately?” The responses were flocking in also because I was normally dressed in almost the same colour spectrum. I was more into whites and creams and pale peach.

The point of the whole story is that that week was surprising. I felt a difference in the energies of universe everyday. Those colours brought a simple change in perspective because wearing the same colours somehow makes you dull, dreary and lifeless or may be vice versa. I don’t know how. But wearing grassy green made me feel not the same as wearing carroty orange. That change was a therapy in itself. It took me to the faith that pinks actually make world romantic and yellow really brings happiness. Purple can make you feel glamourous and red seductive. Colours really have that power. Just give them a chance.

Wear different colours this week! May be you get to notice a happy change!
🙂

Be A Toad!

14 Jul

 

Common Toad
(I don’t own the image. Its from internet.)

 

Its still dark when i reach my running track in the morning. And there are lots of toads hopping around. For the obvious reason i have to keep my eyes where my feet go until sun comes up. It was annoying till a day before when i took some time out to observe these classified-hideous beings. But after my serious observation i will highly recommend you to be a toad. Why? Keep reading.

  1. ACCEPT WHAT YOU ARE. The world says they are ugly. Well, So what!! They are what they are.
  2. IF YOU HAVE LESS, USE IT MORE. If God has given you less abilities use them more effectively and ardently. As for a toad, what if it can not sing it croaks without hesitation.
  3. BE UNPREDICTABLE. It is my personal observation that a toad doesn’t walk in a straight line. Well so shouldn’t you! Be unpredictable and surprise the world.
  4. DEFENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ATTACK. Toad has strong but short hind legs, making it a less of a predator and more of a safe player. When it hops it knows it is strong enough to bear that fall. So before attacking have a safety measure.
  5. SPECIAL TIP JUST FOR GUYS. Guys, carry your girls on your back. They love it. 😉
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Big Lessons in Tiny Pleasures: Part 1

8 Jul

Big Lessons in Tiny Pleasures: Part 1

I am a Tea drinker, Tea Admirer, Tea Lover, Tea Connoisseur & Tea Fanatic.
I want tea to wake me up in the morning. I need tea as a break from studies. I need tea to share a soulful conversation with someone. I need tea with snacks. I just NEED tea.
So, Its 3.00 am. Am still not very awake and freshening mouthwash couldn’t wake me up either. What could? A cup of Tea, just the way I like it!
As it boiled and pigmented, I observed it and realised it was trying to say something. I listened and now am sharing with you.

1. Every success is achieved in steps.
As I start making tea with just plain water, I realise a good cup of tea should be made by boiling tea to its most then adding milk and then a flavour of your choice. It doesn’t work the other way around. You can’t just add all the ingredients, bring it to a boil and pour. That sure will make a tea but not THE TEA.

2.Have patience.
If you raise the flame and bring it to a boil in like 1min and get it over with, believe me it will BE OVER. Let it boil on the lowest flame for some time. Only then will you get the aroma and the flavour.

3. Toil & Boil Hard.
A good cup of tea is the one that has boiled hard enough to fill the kitchen with its aroma.
So, if you want that perfect cup, then let it boil.

4. Add Your touch.
Whatever you do, do it your way. I add a pinch of cinnamon. My Dad replaces jaggery for sugar. Mom prefers gingered tea. Granny loves it minty. And My uncle wants it with lemon sans milk. So, If you want it to be called yours, make it yours.

5. Practice is inevitable.
I remember having made and spoiled tea innumerable times before I could actually make it with my eyes closed. So if you want to be good at something, Practise it!

Aaah! Its ready. My elixir. My milk tea with a hint of cinnamon. Just the way I like it!
P.S.: The picture is not mine. I Image googled milk tea. 😛

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