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Daily Prompt: It’s my morning

15 Dec

 

What’s your ideal Saturday morning? Are you doing those things this morning? Why not?

 

Before I start with this post, I really need to know if 11a.m. is still considered morning in this world!

Anyways, the most important part is getting up without an alarm! Without the feeling that I’m nothing more than a drone working to earn and earning to continue working. Without the everyday hussle-bussle. In short, wake up when you know you’ve slept as much as you wanted to. Lazy me!

Then comes my morning tea. If you’ve read this before you know, I’m a tea fan! And I hate to have a cup of tea and having to rush to finish as if it’s some school project. I Want to sit in my balcony and enjoy the aroma, flavour and bliss in every sip of tea that goes down my throat. Some holidays, I also like to put on some peppy sunshine music alongwith. Oh that makes my Day!

Then comes a lazy noon bath! I pamper my body with warm water and oils and take care of every ounce of my skin. Exfoliation, massage, or just playing with water, I like to spend an hour in this. (What else do you expect! I am a Piscean 😉 ).

And If I get a beautiful book to read after this, that’s like a cherry on top!

This defines pretty much my perfect morning. But before I close this, I’d like to mention what is supposed to stay away from me on a perfect morning.

  • Newspaper: If you wanna have a beautiful day ahead, who wants to wake upto the news of who died, how our country is doomed and everything gruesome possible.
  • People: I don’t like to have any company unless it’s peaceful, oblivious and non existent.
  • Haste: I hate to rush!

And yes, I am fortunate enough to enjoy such a morning nowadays! Touch wood!

🙂

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. 🙂

Big lessons in tiny pleasures: Part 2

8 Aug

The image is from google. But i promise, I’ll start clicking soon.

What is your favourite corner in your home? Kitchen? Your own room? Shower? I may believe that until you don’t have a front porch! What could supersede a front porch! And that is not a question. It is an exclamation. Everything about a porch is to love. The breeze, the semi natural furniture, the vibes of serenity, the view and the exquisite attraction. As I sat in a cane wood chair in our patio basking in the last rays of a very twilight evening, I couldn’t help learn a few things from it.
1. The view: When you’re sitting in a front porch viewing everything from a distance, things appear simple. Similarly, when you broaden your perspective, issues appear trivial. So, when you’re stuck in a situation just step back to stretch your outlook.
2. The watch: For my great granny, the porch was not only her own corner but also a window to watch over the entire household. She would sit their keeping a keen watch on everyone who walks in or out of her house. So sit in the front porch of life once in a while and watch over who is walking in or out.
3. The slowdown: Whenever there’re a lot of chores to be done, I take a front porch slowdown. I make myself a tea and I just sit there thinking nothing. Just exactly, reduce your life’s pace once in a while and enjoy what it has to offer.
4. Family time: There’s something in patios and porches that make families sit together. I don’t know what it is. But most of my family traditions are somehow associated with it. Play the front porch of your family once in a while and bring it closer.
5. Nurture yourself: Porches are sites of hobby development, whether it is kids painting or it is mama’s gardening. Take some time to locate yours and let it grow.
6. The Kiss: If you’ve a front porch, it is most likely the place you will kiss your date for the first time. (Dreamy? Well, I am a girl and I am allowed to be hopelessly romantic once in a while. ;).) Therefore, let your life belong to your special someone once in a while just like your front porch.

I hope you have some special memories related to a front porch too. If yes, relish. If no, make some.

🙂

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