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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.

🙂

 

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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