Posted in life

The Divide

Love and fear

Emotions both strong and intense

are closely connected

A fine line divides these two extremes

Often times we straddle the fence

Posted in life, poems

Keep Smiling

 

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A smile costs nothing, however, gives much

It takes, however, a minute, yet its memory ordinarily keeps going forever.

None are rich to the point that can get along without it-

none are so poor that can be made rich by it.

It advances the individuals who get,

without making poor

the individuals who give-

It makes daylight in the home

It can heal a frozen heart

But it can’t be asked, obtained, or stolen,

for it is of no esteem,

Except if it is given away.

A few people are excessively caught up with,

making it impossible to give you a smile

Give them one of yours-

For the great Gods realizes that nobody needs a smile so badly

As he or she who has no more smiles left to give.

 

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Tonight

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Tonight I wanna lift up my voice,
To know
How sweetly I can sing,
Or how well I resonate
With the music of the cosmos?

Tonight I wanna open up my heart,
To hear
The echo of its beating in time
With another,
Or the diaphanous pain of love,
Or the infinite joy of forgiveness?

Tonight I wanna open up my eyes,
To see
The beauty in a falling drop of rain,
Or marvel within the largeness of the skies,
Or what the mirror tells me
In its stark honest fidelity?

Tonight I wanna spread my wings,
To know
How high I can soar,
Or how far I can fly,
Or what it’s like to race the moon,
Or dip my fingers in a thundercloud or touch a star?

Tonight I don’t want bitter tears
Shed o’er my grave
For songs unsung, or deeds undone,
Or untasted fruits, or love untested.
When the time has come for me to depart,
There’ll be no reason, then, to fall apart.


Posted in life, quotes

The road uphill

 


Building a strong character is a continuous process. It’s like a never-ending journey. You’ll witness growth, failures, improvements, and adversities. All you gotta do is take it all in and do what’s right. Get up when you fall. Cry for a moment if you’re hurt, but don’t let the pain sink in. Grow. Act. Never give up.

  – An Ambitious guy


 

 

 

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5 habits that will boost your productivity!

Loving and Losing: different only by one letter and a zillion degrees of pain.

Real love doesn’t meet you at your best. It meets you in your mess.

To be honest life sucks and then it gets better and then it sucks again and then it just sucks!

 

 

All these wonderful eye-catching quotes, I read it somewhere, pleased my eyes, cool. That’s how the quotes work. Instant pleasure and, that’s it. You know that right?

But it has little to do with our today’s post! Read on you’ll find out.

Well, today I’m going to address the topic:  “5 habits that will boost your productivity”

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You might have felt this before.

You’re on a social network, scrolling through your feed devouring post after post of “valuable” content and inspiring information.

You start getting pumped up, don’t you? I know I do.

It feels great to look at other people doing really well and think to yourself, “Hey! That could be me!”

It feels even better to read a motivational quote that really resonates with you and think, “Damn! This was the exact advice I needed!”

In the back of our minds, we think that with the right inspiration or motivation, everything will be different.

“It’ll all change, I just have to get motivated.”

Then…nothing changes.

Inspirational quotations might have an immediate positive effect or resonate with some people some of the time.
However, these benefits typically tend to be short-lived. This is a characteristic of any other type of quick fix.
So I compare these inspirational quotations to be similar to placing a band-aid on a gaping wound.
They simply are not sufficient nor helpful in the long run to completely or correctly address people’s issues.

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Irony: I’m using quotes to quote that quotes suck! 🙂

Whatever! Let’s keep on moving.

We even trick ourselves into thinking that we’ll finally find our way if we just do enough “research” first.

Think back to all those late nights you spent “researching” your newest obsession…or watching YouTube tutorials for hours trying to “figure things out.”

It felt good, didn’t it? It felt like you were making progress because you were pouring energy into something that felt real.

But after months of research and wrestling with ideas, you know what happens to most of us?

Nothing.

Nothing changes.

Does this sound similar to you?

read on…

The idea behind such happening is simple: it feels good to think about all the wonderful changes we’re going to make in our life.

It feels good to think about the person we’re going to become when we finally “get our shit together.”

In fact, it feels so good that we often mistake our fantasies of a better life for actually building a better life.

But after we’re done vigorously thinking about all these great things…we often don’t have the energy to actually do anything about them. It’s like playing FIFA 18 on PC rather than going out and, ya know, doing the real thing.

We spend all our energy in the fantasy world and leave nothing for the real world.

But hold on…

Today is your lucky day. I’m going to share five awesome habits that’ll surely help you to rake in more productivity at your work or studies. 

But first I want you to stand up, shake your fist at the sky and say, “NO MORE!”

 

Here it is then, they are all insights that have helped me get over the endless cycle of non-action and finally start getting results in my life. 

1. Stop watching so much television/Netflix/YouTube. Seriously 🙂

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Even if you’re only watching 2 hours a day before/after work( I know you watch a lot more), that’s over 700 hours per year of energy spent on something with literally no return.

Yes, there are some great shows. I like Stranger things, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. But if we’re being honest, 98 percent of TV sucks. We just watch it because we need to “relax” and we feel like there’s nothing else to do.
This philosophy applies to movies, too. Most of the time, we just watch movies because we feel like there’s nothing better to do. I’ve watched hundreds of movies last year that, after two hours, simply made me go “meh.” What a waste. 

This is the empty time when you should be working on your idea. This is the time you have to start plotting your escape.

If there’s a particular show that you really love, block out time for that particular show every week and when it’s over, turn the TV off. When you want it, make it count. If it’s not a “hell yes!” then forget it.

It’s really that simple. 

2. Invest in a hobby  🙂

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If you’re cutting out TV, one of the best things to replace it with is a book. Reading has always been one of my hobbies, but more than that, it’s the best way to solve problems.

As you start reading more, you’ll start getting many more ideas and increasing your creativity.

For those that say reading is boring, or it makes you fall asleep…just like anything, learning to read while staying attentive and focused is a skill. It takes time, and it’s work. But it’s literally the best thing you can do for yourself. Other than reading you can write, draw, sing, or even make comic strips. Whatever makes you happy.

3. Don’t stay up late in the night 🙂

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There’s nothing interesting happening. Trust me.
I used to have a really bad habit of staying up until past 1 Am every night. I think in the back of my mind, I was thinking that if I went to bed early, I’d miss out on something important. Results? I’d end up waking 11:00 in the morning, skipping morning exercise and breakfast altogether. My whole day used to be lethargic too.

On my Mom’s advice, I started going to bed earlier. It sucked initially, you know, the biological clock. Eventually, I got into the routine.

Waking up early is a big key to getting more done. But you don’t wake up earlier by simply changing your alarm from 7am to 5am.

Your morning starts the night before. The earlier you go to bed, the better you feel when you wake up.

Seriously, just go to bed. Not watching TV helps with this because you don’t do that thing where you lay on the couch in a half coma, too tired to go to bed…but too alert to fall completely asleep.

I aim for lights out at 11-11:30 pm these days and wake up around 6:30 or 7am. And if you do this consistently, you’ll find you won’t even need an alarm clock to wake up. Pretty awesome. My mom wake ups at 5:00 am without any alarm.

4. Create a simple morning routine 🙂

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The human brain craves consistency. Whether you realize it or not, you’ve already created dozens of patterns and habits in your life in order to make your life more consistent.

You can take control of this process by creating your own positive routines and sticking to them.

Start by deliberately creating a short list of things you’re going to do every morning, without fail. Make those activities simple enough that you won’t constantly find an excuse to avoid them…but powerful enough to actually have an impact on your life.

I spend the first few hours of my day making my bed, exercising and jogging. This is “me” time when I don’t field requests from other people. I make sure to carve this out before I get to my studies or college.

Don’t have a few hours in the morning? Start with 30 minutes. Just center yourself before you have to run off and report somewhere.

Here’s my recommendation

#1. Make your bed.

#2. Do a Light exercise.

#3. Read a newspaper/ a few pages of a novel.

 

 

5. Be mindful of the social media 🙂

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Social media is integral to the way most of us live our lives now, so I’m not going to tell you to give it up. But how about this…

Monitor yourself. Don’t allow yourself to scroll and endlessly refresh the feed bouncing from page to page.

Don’t succumb to the tiny hits of dopamine you get every time someone “likes” a post.

Use it as a tool to keep up with people you care about, not as a way to take up valuable time you could be doing meaningful work.

I have a little two-minute timer that goes off in my head. If I start scrolling and fall into the vortex, after two minutes, I just shut down the app and put the phone aside. You could also try this digital – detox challenge started by fellow blogger Sumeet here.

Seriously. You’re not missing anything. 

I recommend using Quora and Linkedin. Avoid Facebook and Instagram.

So in the end…

 

I hope these lil’ tidbits don’t inspire you. I hope they don’t motivate you at all.

Why?

Because inspiration and motivation are fleeting. They’ll disappear as soon as you close this article. And they have to be reapplied CONSTANTLY.

Inspiration and motivation aren’t the same things like change.
The change means that you saw something, read something, heard something and felt something. It resonated so deeply that you can’t possibly live your life the same way as you did 30 seconds ago.

Something was one way. Now it’s another. That’s change.

Change is the power behind all of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.

Change is the power behind all the earth’s natural mysteries.

Change is what you feel when you fall in love.

Whatever you’ve been waiting on is actually waiting for you. But you’ll have to change in order to get it.

Thank you so much for reading!

 


 

Thank you, Guys! My blog just hit 1337 followers! Here’s something about the number 1337.

The Angel number 1337 carries a message from the angels telling you that they are happy and commend your efforts and the successes that come as a result. The angel number also tells you that you are teaching other people well by leading by an example.

Many thanks to my favorite blogger Manuela for nominating me for the Awesome Impact award.

Do check out her blog for a positive and wonderful experience.

EDIT: Just got a notification that this is my 200th post on WordPress. Thank you so much, readers. It’s quite an achievement for me. I could not have accomplished this without your love and support!

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Tuesday motivation


10 simple yet effective mantras to keep you going!!!

 

#1. Believe in yourself

#2. Focus on the positive

#3. Take risks

#4. Be yourself

#5. Love what you do

#6. Put your energy in the right place

#7. Define success for yourself

#8. Keep trying to be better

#9. Follow your dreams

#10. Have fun



Hope 



 

It ain’t easy to keep going

when times are hard

Keep shining in the dark

When you wanna fall apart

But you my friend need to rise

life ain’t easy it’s so tough

But it won’t stop a dreamer from dreaming

A believer won’t stop believing

Stand up there’s no time for grieving

Hold on you’re a bird

Look at those features

There’s so bright

Are they meant to be caged?

No! They are made for the flight

So rise and fly

I wanna see you touch that sky

Hope is a good thing

Maybe the best of things

And no good thing

Ever dies!


 

Posted in life, poems

Let the light shine

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When counting sheep on restless nights

fail to make me sleep

When Something’s on my mind

Always in the headspace

I count the stars vaulted high

that through my window peep

At that point cradlesongs from up on high

conveys my spirit to rest

In dreams, I fly over the sky

in slumber’s quiet quest

Yet the Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

I feel like quitting ending it all

Then I think is this the way my world ends?

not with a bang but a whimper?

 what are my plans to do

with this one wild and precious life?

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily

I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make

I won’t give up, even if the skies get rough

I’m giving it all I can, I’m still looking up

I’ll Keep holding on

‘Cause I know I’ll make it through

Whatever’s meant to be will work out perfectly

Drowning myself In tears won’t help

Cuz’ there’s no pity for a coward

The future is in my hand, past’s dead

I’m going to shine like a shower of soft moonbeams

which inhabit the sea of a thousand dreams

where laughter and love are timeless themes

I have felt the haunting dawn

Walked into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell

But now I want to see the sunset glow!


Posted in life, poems

Silence


Your stillness is a burden
That lays heavy on my heart

It feels like we’re done
Though we didn’t even start

Every night I’d hold you
And thank the Gods above

For the chance we got to become us
And the feeling of your touch

It just keeps getting harder For you to hide from the truth

That each day that passes us by
Is just time that we both lose

Tell me that you love me
And that you run to hide the truth

You do it cause you have to
There’s no point you’re trying to prove

So Please lift the burden
Of our not knowing us

Let’s contemplate our mistake
Let’s break this silence or rather break up…


Posted in Articles, life

A Guide to Happiness

Hey all! Welcome to my blog. Today I’m going to discuss “happiness” and my personal guide to achieving it.

For a person like me, the ultimate goal in life is happiness. Be it in studies, blogging, relationships, hobbies …I strive to find happiness. It all started a long way back when I wondered what does real happiness really means? Was it something good that will happen to me in the future, or all the good things that have happened to me in the past? Then I said, no! Happiness ain’t about the past or future events. Happiness should be here and now, who I am now, with the people I’m with now, doing the things I’m doing now.

So here’s the real trick. Take action to do the things that make you happy, with the people who make you happy, and to be happy with the person you are now.

Let’s dig deeper and explore the branches of the tree.

Pick one or two and start today.

  1. Make your mental health a priority.
  2. Your inner peace a priority.
  3. Your self-care a priority.
  4.  Your happiness a priority.

Don’t take yourself for granted. Nourish and reflect on all parts of yourself that needs healing and self-love. Be patient and kind during the process.

Remember It’s easy to:

Complain
Blame
Lie
Cheat
Pretend

It’s hard to:

Inspire
Mentor
Help
Learn
Give

Do the hard work. Shine.

Are you an overthinker?

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Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you. Think positive.

Are you a dreamer?

That’s good! Life stops when you stop dreaming. Hope ends when you stop believing. Love ends when you stop caring. Friendship ends when you stop sharing.

Do you believe?

Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.

Money?

Ah, money, right! Let me tell you my views on this.

Yeah, money is important. Go work for it. I’m going to deny the fact that money can’t buy you happiness. Yes, it can! You should always have a financial freedom to buy things that you wish, the materialistic things that you’re crazy about, things that give you happiness. But still,

Buying the most expensive snacks from a shop, coming home, eating it will surely be nice…
But it can never replace,
Coming home after a tiring day at work/school and getting hot Samosas(Indian snack) made by your mom served with lots of love just for you kind of feeling.

Or

Buying the most expensive mobile available in the market is of no point if you don’t have someone special to ask you how are you doing…

But but… There’s always a but, I suppose

The other day I met an old lady while traveling through the train during my internship last semester. I was sitting on the station bench and using some high-speed wi-fi when she came and patted on my shoulder.

Baba I’m hungry please give me some food” I raised my head and realized what my friend who travels daily by train said to me “Dude don’t give money to beggars on railway station or train. Begging is a profession with a career just like any other. So beware of them” But then something happened. The inner me was not accepting the fact that the old lady is a professional beggar or she had a career in it. The look on her pale face made me so sad that I stood and said to her ” Amma wait here. I’ll be back in a minute ” I went to a nearby food shop and bought a fully packed meal for her and a bottle of water. All this took less than 100 rupees.
You can imagine the happiness on her face. I’m sure you can!
The point is, if I didn’t have money, in the first place, I wouldn’t have been able to buy the old lady some food, which would, in turn, have made me miss the experience of “Happiness”, that I did experience on that day.

Later that day, I discussed the whole thing with my family at dinner. Mom and dad were so proud and happy of course. They said “Shabash, Beta! You did well”.

So you see a small event or act of kindness created a series of happiness in many lives. Money too played a crucial part there.

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Everyday Commitments?

Yes! It’s a wonderful idea according to me. Plan your short-term as well as long-term goals.

Every single day you should wake up and commit yourself to become a better person. A kind one. A gentleman.

Last but not least :

Never stop learning.
Keep a good friend circle. Beware of the fake ones.
Spend quality time with your family. This matters the most.
On weekends try your best to socialize and explore the outdoors.
Read quality books(biographies/fictions/comics whatever makes you happy).
Watch good movies.
Eat healthy food.
A light workout every day.
Stay away from strong emotions like anger.
Maintain a journal.
Pray. Don’t be an atheist!

Thanks for reading! I hope if you try some of these tips you’ll definitely start enjoying the life more beautifully. Trust me I’ve tried this and have seen myself grow my senses and mind aesthetically. I can happily say that I’m alive. I’m happy!

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Thank you so much for supporting,  and I’m heading towards 1500 follower! Yayy! That’s so fab. Your valuable support keeps me going.

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It’s all about you

I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.

-Usain Bolt

In the late spring of 2016, the Rio Olympics men’s 100m athletic last gave us a standout amongst the most distinctive cases of doing “you” and run your own race. One of the best men’s sprinters to ever live was going for another gold medal, and this time he’d be tried like never before by one of his main opponents, Justin Gatlin. Bolt knew whether he ran his own race that he’d win. Be that as it may, nothing was ensured.

As it’s been said, a photo is worth 1,000 words.

(L-R) USA's Mike Rodgers, Jamaica's Usai

On the last seconds, bolt turned it on and passed Justin Gatlin. The greater part of this was caught for time everlasting with a one millisecond look that said everything. Justin Gatlin was occupied with the prospect of losing to his boss rival. Maybe, he began agonizing over his opponent.

He completed second with 9.89 seconds with bolt taking endlessly the gold with 9.81 seconds as they finished their race.

Bolt continued going ahead and concentrating on the true objective. He won another gold and the minute ended up scratched in time with a focal, clear message: Run your own race. Try not to stress over what others are doing — particularly on the off chance that you discover it transforming into envy or disappointment. You’re without anyone else way which is as it should be. Know your motivation, clear up your objectives and continue driving forward with certainty and conviction.

You won’t need to peek over your shoulder at anybody to know you’re moving the correct way. You’ll have all the learning you require that fashioning your way is the correct approach. This is genuine whether you’ve been preparing a few hours for every day for a long time, or whether you’ve quite recently pushed far from the shore on your first trip toward carrying on with the life you had always wanted.

Contend, win and spotlight on you

Consider it like this — even in the wearing scene, in particular, an Olympic occasion like sprinting where it shows up it is set up that it’s “You v.s. Them,” there’s as yet the need to center around running your own particular race. The rivalry is an extremely one of a kind and at last advanced theme to process.

Yet, it’s similarly as vital to utilize that aggressive vitality on bettering yourself and concentrating on doing the most perfectly awesome you can for yourself. The minute you begin stressing or looking once again your shoulder at what other individuals are doing, you lose center. You lose time. What appears like an unimportant second or two can totally move the worldview for how we see ourselves and what makes a difference most.

It’s really about drenching yourself in whatever you’re doing and getting “in the zone” with an end goal to be your best. As you manufacture an application or software, does it truly make a difference where you know or don’t know whether another person is endeavoring to infiltrate a similar market you’re after? I trust that answer is a resonating, No. Timing may matter in a few cases, however, the best item dependably wins.

The best exertion joined with your normal gifts, abilities, objectives, reason, and mission is indestructible and all-intense…

Set objectives. Set the bar high. Yet, don’t move these things around for what you see others do. This breeds envy and begrudges changes over itself into disappointment, outrage, desirously, disdain and even lethargy. Envy appears as though it’s a convertible vitality for good at first ridden. Be that as it may, it generally closes severely.

I backpedal to where I began — concentrating on two of the world’s most noteworthy sprinters and the scarcely discernible difference amongst winning and losing. Winner center around their race. Looser center around the race that the winner is running, and when they do it’s as a rule with a negative spirit. In this way, don’t stress over looking over your shoulder. The race is specifically before you.

Thanks for reading!

Have a positive Tuesday ahead…