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Daily Prompts: The High Five

12 Dec

A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?

 

1. Oprah Winfrey: If only I could meet her once let alone spending most my time with.

2. Paulo Coelho: If he could write something as simply effective and beautiful as The Alchemist, he deserves all my attention.

3. My mother: She’s my lifeline and definitely the most adorable person I have ever met.

4. Robin Scherbatsky: She’s strong, fun, responsible, professional and everything I’d love to get a hint of in my personality.

5. Myself: To understand myself more is my to-do list for near future.

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Mix Tape: My version

12 Dec

Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.

That’s an interesting topic. It’s like doing an ‘about me’ page. You know you can go on and on, but when you get down to it, it’s so hard to find something. But I’ll give it a shot!

Where do we start? Well, since this year has been rough and inspiring, I’ll first get to the song that kept me through.

1. Someone’s watching over me! by Hilary Duff.
This song has something in it that loosens me, makes me cry and feed in me a faith that I’m never alone. No, it doesn’t remind me of someone I’ve lost. It just reminds me of the existence of God. It’s always been in my playlist. Thanks Hilary!

2. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone

When he broke my heart, I needed just this one! The song has been by my side like a friend for almost an year now and makes me feel good every time.

3. Stand Back by Joan Osborne
This song uplifts me like none else. It’s fun and inspiring, unleashes my inner self and is pretty much all I want to be.

4. Leave out all the rest by Linkin Park.
This song brings a tear in my eye every time. When I am confused that of all I know, who loves me the most I listen to this song and I can picture who’d go all the way to find me if I ever went missing.

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest.
The small excerpt above would probably be my message to this world whenever I have to leave it.
5. Put your records on by Corinne Bailey Rae.
It’s as fresh as sunshine, as beautiful as rains and as intimate as my life. I love this song!
Although this list is subject to change, yet for now I’m pretty much done. But then as i said, you can never do such a topic enough justice. 🙂

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.

🙂

 

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!
🙂

Another Award!

22 Aug

This is a beautiful award for which i have been nominated by this equally wonderful girl, Tina. Huge thanks!

Inspiring-Blog-Award

So, as per the rules I’m supposed to list seven facts about me and nominate seven more people for this.
As far as former is concerned, that’s here.

For the ones that inspire me, a list follows:

  1. http://thediaryofmeblog.wordpress.com/
  2. http://zainedout.wordpress.com/
  3. http://thewhyaboutthis.com/

These are the new additions to my old list of fifteen inspiring blogs.

I’d like to thank Tina again. Dear, you have a wonderful blog.
🙂

A nomination in my first month here! Really?

31 Jul

Okay! I am not even sure what made you (every post of this girl would be worth your time, i am confident!) do this, but you are abundantly generous.
So a very inspiring blogger award! It’s nice to know specially when i started this blog for inspiring myself in the first place.
I don’t exactly know what to do next and i don’t know if i am doing it right but this is what i have read here and there. So, pardon if i mess up stuff.

The RULES to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about me:
(It is difficult to do this, when i have chosen to be anonymous)

  1. I have been blessed with the ability to find good in practically anything. That helps me be happy.
  2. I love to read, write, sing, dance, draw, craft, cook and narrate. But i am no good at any of these.
  3. I am a piscean.
  4. Somewhere deep down my heart, I am a feminist and a narcissist.
  5. I am annoyingly moody person.
  6. I had a 7 years long relationship, which was a long distance for 5 years.
  7. I will one day have a published book to my name. Though i am not anywhere near it at present, but i will.

The 15 bloggers that have inspired me:

  1. wanderlust: I love the way you capture. Keep going. I wait for your posts.
  2. clotildajamcracker: attractive writer, innovative thinker. Lethal combination. Makes me want to read more.
  3. The Waiting: What she writes is fresh.
  4. just a quote: i have always been into beautiful oneliners that make you think and this one is the best link for that.
  5. made for victory: when i read about her, i thought “Oh my! If i be half as strong as her, i can do anything!”
  6. Cristian Mihai: A simple fact that he has done so much at such tender age, makes me do want to do more.
  7. allloveinspired: if you read her you’ll realise there are people like you everywhere. Just that they have a better perspective.
  8. Life isn’t so much a puzzle as it is a plan: he is simple and elegant. I read his posts more than once.
  9. betweenfearandlove: she made me feel, its never too late to begin.
  10. roasted marshmallows: there is something about the way she writes. May be its simplicity or fun. but something is definitely different.
  11. Poeta Officium: I want to be as beautiful as her when i’m over 3 decades. She is unbelievably young. Not just physically, but the way she writes too.
  12. Foodosaurus Rex: i thoroughly enjoy her posts.
  13. Search 4 a Soul mate: She is the first person i would label as extrovert in the best and truest sense.
  14. Yeah, that crazy blog…: It’s more than just crazy. It’s happy and fun and smart and sensitive at the same time.
  15. Paperweight: It takes me back to the whole process of my adolescence.

So. here are my inspiring fifteen. I have no idea how to notify them apart from adding their links here. Hope you people get to know it.

And yeah i still couldn’t be thankful enough to Megan Lucas. I don’t know if i could do it, but i would have mentioned you the first one in the list if i could.

P.S. I love it here! 🙂

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