Motivates me

When I find notes like these, which I’ve written to myself. These show I got through whatever was bothering me at that moment – Come on! It’s okay! It’s just the first day. You need a lead to proceed on. It will come with time. Things get clearer as you work on them. You can’t…

I’ve achieved

How do we measure our achievements? Marks in school, percentage in college, the college we get into, the job offer attained, the package earned, the hike received, the promotion attained, the awards earned? These are the “general” measures of an achievement. Does having achieved all of this, make me better than the rest? Does being…

3 favorite affirmations

I Can Do It! This is something, I keep telling myself, when I start doubting the progress of things. I am not a quitter. Well, I do not think there is anything wrong in being a quitter either. Sometimes it is good to quit one thing, for something better. However, we are conditioned to try…

Inspires me

I don’t remember who, but someone once told me, “Learn all that you can from all the sources you can”. I follow it diligently. I think everyone has something different to teach us. The teacher I wrote about, in one of my posts, who stood by me, against her colleagues opinion, she was one of…

T – Time

Some days are a race against time. Today has been one such day. What started off with cooking and packing for office at 6.30 in the morning is yet to come to a close. The day at office was hectic with a long list of work lined up, back to back discussions and meetings, clarifications…

I – Inspire

Read this recently – What-have-you-tried-for-30-days-that-changed-everything  and was really inspired. I have read similar things before, like on zenhabits where the writer practices and encourages you to try out a month of mindfulness, a month of minimalism and many such things. It takes a lot of commitment and constant effort to practice it. It is something that…

H – Heat

The temperatures are soaring day by day and we aren’t even half way through summer. What is it that we have done and doing to our planet? Year after year the rains are failing and rivers and lakes depleting. Imagine the plight of people who have to work on the streets in this summer, the…

C – Colors

As a teenager, when I had to pick clothes, my choice of colors would almost always be shades of brown or grey or pastels. I wouldn’t even look at the bright colors. Yellows and oranges would be a big no-no! I wonder why I was like that? The dresses I chose looked dull and Dad…

Random one all over again!

When it has been long since you’ve done something, getting back to doing it actually gets tougher. Like exercising, waking up early, dieting and blogging! So each time that I’ve planned to blog, I feel very unenthusiastic about it, simply because it’s been too long. I forget about the stuff that I had thought of…

Mixed Bag – IV

* I think the best kind of writing is when we simply write what’s on our minds. Not bothering about anything else in the world. I have now started thinking of stuff like, writing a book (maybe!). I know it may just a passing thought and something impossible to do for me. But who cares?…

Zen Stories

As so many other good things, my best friend introduced me to the Zen stories. The zen way of life inspires me. maybe that is the kind of life, we should aim for. Where there is a balance. Every story can have multiple meanings or essence to it, based on how the reader perceives it….