Art of Appreciation

To feel happy, stay happy- develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!!!

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It’s that time of the year when everything exudes contentment, joy and satisfaction- with Thanksgiving just happening  and the locale all prepped with celebrations ahead for Christmas & New Year. This time gives us a sense of the ‘precious time gone by’- look down the lane(months that passed by, all the happenings) and for prospects ahead of us!

Simply, a lovely phase to count on all our blessings and feel the magic; which also reminds us to be thankful….

Admist all the chaos; be it our unorganised home, deadlines to catch up at work, a prolonged commitment to meet somebody, bills and maintenance to take care of. There are still somethings that over-weigh these petty issues and make life worth it, to cherish each moment and strike back with full vigour.

Constantly remind yourself of all the good things that you have to rely upon- be it family, friends, health, a good cup of coffee you had this morning, your pet, the favourite dine in of your’s that elevates your mood on the weekends, the cozy corner of your house that awaits you- your domain. Life is beautiful- it’s summation of all this little things that make it memorable….

Go easy, unwind and there shall prevail a sense of utmost pleasure from smaller things in life which are your cause to rejoice. Everyday holds something good for us- you just need to be observant; it could be an achievement or a challenge which helps you improve either way it is for betterment.

To all my readers- ‘Have A lovely day.’

 

“The root of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness”.  -Dalai Lama

“Appreciate what you have,where you are and who you are with in this moment.”  -Tony Clark

Live, Love & Laugh…

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Live your life, make each moment count. Have an attitude of gratitude and embrace each day as a blessing coz this very day is a present from GOD- make the most of it, it’s worth it, learn from experiences and grow as a person…..

Love yourself, remember to do so. Everything you possess- be it health, family & friends; all of it and much more needs your attention. Invest a little time and love and everything will seem vital & exuberating  joy and contentment….

Laugh as it’s the best medicine prescribed in the world. Brighten a dull moment by sharing laughter- a good sense of humor is appreciated by all. Helps to cope up any adverse situation….

 

 “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.”  -Confucius

 

Mind & its Well-Being

‘Happy mind, happy life’

Thoughtful Hues

Everyone desires for a healthy life; a good lifestyle and it all begins with a healthy mind. Sound mind is the foundation for our everyday routine and at large for other functionalities; our ever-demanding lifestyle often leads to neglecting our psychological well-being. Your thoughts are extremely powerful and a strong influence of your actions, guides your habits. So, to achieve healthy and balanced mind try these simple steps, perhaps a lot is said and written about it but a reminder is no harm, maybe that’s all is needed to prep you up.

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Spare some time for yourself, reward it (mind and body) and it will back you up in the long run. Some key elements to purse the well-being –

  1. Meditate – It builds attention, calms you down. Try this every morning, first thing to do just sit for 2-5 minutes, close your eyes…

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Share Your Smile

When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while…

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I think that’s perfectly said, these words from the beautiful song- ‘Just the way you are’ by Bruno Mars (link to song below- worth enjoying ;)), actually motivates me to write a post on sharing your smile- isn’t it beautiful, so read on…

Never miss a chance to smile and spread the happiness around you, you never know if the other person is dealing with stress or having a bad day but just with your smile you can brighten up their day and on other days you could be the one who needs it from people around. That’s why it is said: smile is contagious, as you see it, you feel it! It’s so easy to do so, no rocket science or any extra efforts-just a few things to be mindful about and you are the most gracious person you can be, give it a try.

Remember-

  • To share with peers the most encouraging quotes, stories or songs you know about.
  • Give a hug to friends/family when required-it builds bond and good stress buster.
  • Be a good listener to someone in need of it.
  • Share best of advice when asked for.
  • Encourage others and give optimistic views.
  • Genuine compliments to people around every now and then.
  • Never forget to thank/ acknowledge any help offered.

 

 

“A smile is the universal welcome”.  -Max Eastman

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace”.  -Christie Brinkley

 

If you have some more helpful tips, do share with us through your valuable comments. Much appreciate and eagerly await…

Alone but not lonely…

Yes, this can be equally an enjoyable experience as it could be with a good company. It just means I explore more about myself and I’m confident about my personality and truly admire it coz it is only then that others learn to value it as much as I do.

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I learn about my strengths and equally embrace my short comings, also learn to deal with my thoughts. Count it as a boon, if you have that precious time as it helps to calm self and shun all the distractions for a while…

If this thought of being alone scares you, get over the blues by indulging in something that interests you, think about your hobbies and revive them, go out in the open- read a book at the park, go walking, make a to-do fun list and get going; if this still is not your thing just sit back- ditch any such plans and pamper yourself- it’s good, your body and mind will thank you- just breathe & relax. Don’t be glued to your phones- put it to rest, this phase/time is all about ‘YOU’- I, me, myself- off guard.

Try this and feel it yourself, it is so satisfying!!!

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.”  -Oprah

 

 

Reminiscing…

We all carry with us treasures of memories, memories so precious that it stays with us for lifetime. They are well secured in our heart, leaving impressions that are most difficult to fade even with the toughest of conditions faced. They revive and we keep moving ahead with them adding on more stories to share without the fear of eroding the archives. That’s the best thing, memories don’t have expiry…the soul remembers it all!

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At times, least of things remind us of the good old days and takes us down the memory lane. Smell of the pickle that reminds you of your grandmom, a classic retro song that was highly appreciated by you father, movie-posters that were your outlet to explore fashion- ape the hairstyle, dressing sense. Even today when we cross way past our alma mater, we can hear the recess bell ringing- a sigh of relief and feel the vibes. How a popular food stall of our town, reminds us of our gang and ‘going Dutch’ as we had limited pocket expense allowance, the souvenir you received from your first interning company – all of this are priceless and unique, they shape you, stays with you…

While I write this post, I recollect innumerable memories from the past- that make me crazy. Do you love to look back on memories ?

“I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.”  -Michael Foucault

 

And It’s A Wrap…

From formal to casual events and everything in between, a dress has been the most popular choice for women all across. Adding the feminine flair and being classic, there are so many variants to it- ranging from different silhouettes to fabric, prints to solids, fitted to flare but currently ruling the trend is the- ‘Wrap Dress’.

The introduction of wrap dress is linked with Diane Von Furstenberg (the one who perfected it and popularised the style in 70’s) but it is believed that the silhouette was around for several decades prior. wrap dress is a dress with V-shaped neckline and hugs the wearer’s curves- accentuating the figure, usually wrapping one side across the other with a knot attached around the waist or at times already fastened together with no opening in front.

The wrap dress is kind of like the jeans in the Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants. No matter if you need it tighter or looser from one day to the next, it always adjusts to your shape!

Source: https://www.bestproducts.com/fashion/g1603/wrap-dresses/

A dominant style witnessed on most runway, spotted on celebrities like Kim Kardashian- for the launch of her book (Selfish) to The Duchess of Cambridge- Kate Middleton for her different appearances. Dress enthusiasts, this is your must have style to embrace this season. It’s a timeless piece, that has ruled over decades and till date continues to be one of the essentials in women’s closets. The dress not only fits the body perfectly but also a practical outfit for the modern woman. It is a combination of elegance and ease to carry. Add one to your closet if it isn’t already…

 

To find some inspiration, head to the link-https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/what-to-wear/news/g38127/best-wrap-dresses/?slide=18

 

“Why Dresses? Because I am bored with trousers.”  -Phoebe Philo