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Hello,

Hope you all are doing okay.

It has been a long time since I hit ‘publish’ on a blog post last but as promised I have got something for you!
A FREEBIE! Will dive straight into letting you get your hands on it!

When it comes to life, how often do we wish that we could incorporate some good stuff into it?

In spite of our many strengths, we always find something worth admiring, a quality we wish we could imbibe in someone we come across. While this is a good thing in order to grow gradually into better versions of ourselves into better individuals, we often find that it can be a bit difficult to make these changes. This is why I am sharing with you this freebie! An inspirational worksheet to be the best that you can be today!

This sheet is part of my personal journal. I created this in order to help me list down the changes I wanted to add into my life. This worksheet evolved slowly as it gained some improvements one by one and is now one that works for me! I am sure that it will work for you too! It has affirmations which are sure to inspire you on your journey and will definitely make working on yourself easier.

Once you get access to this freebie, you can print it out and fill it in and add it to your journal or simply pin it to a board where you can see it every single day!

Want to be the best version of yourself? You already are, this will help polish up your edges and to further work upon yourself!

Click here to get access to your FREEBIE! Enjoy!

Wish you a great day!
Love,
Pooja

Looking for the RIGHT way to blog and to PROFIT from it as well? Here’s your answer!

Either you are dreaming of starting your own blog, are a newbie blogger or even a fairly seasoned one,
YOU SHOULD BE READING THIS!

This post has an affiliate link, my first one, but I always stand by ONLY promoting what I find genuinely resourceful. ‘The Blogging Babe’s Handbook’ is one of those!

Here is what every blogger wants – To have his or her content read by many and to be able to earn from it! Hey, we would all love to have MORE MONEY! More money to invest in what we love to do, to grow in the direction of our dreams & to do WHATEVER we want with it!

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Just going through her website lets one know that this woman is so ON POINT!
Her ebook ‘The blogging Babe’s handbook’ is a real gem, which is why I decided to get it!

I first went through her totally FREE sample chapter (Yes! She does provide one!) It has as many straightforward tips that I failed to find in 3-4 blogging resources put together!
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On a personal level, this book gave me many new ideas to grow my blog and I have seen the results on abiding by her action items. In this book I learnt how to;

1. Give my blog the right start it deserves.
2. Give my blog a solid direction to grow in.
3. Provide advice on the paths to profit from it.
4. Create email lists.
5. Achieve significant growth through Pinterest and tons more of valuable info.

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Staying positive and mindful when on social media has become such a challenge for countless people nowadays. Social media is the current boom that everyone is still learning to deal with. The anxiety people suffer when on social media has become such a major issue nowadays.

I have often noticed so many older people talk about social media, its benefits and how fortunate the younger people are to have this unlimited exposure to the world and its happenings. They love the way we can connect to our friends as well as to our idols with just a tap on the screen. This very social media has brought the world a whole lot closer than it ever was by killing geographical distances.

Scrolling through our social media feed is what most of us do so many times a day. The amount of people we are connected with is huge. Many a times, we come across a post from the many ‘nearly perfect moments’ of our connections which gives rise to negative feelings. If you struggle to achieve the balance of your emotions when on social media, here are some tips that can make you feel positive;

1. Remember – There is a life beyond social media:

“Make your life simple,
Know what is important,
Disconnect with the virtual,
Connect with nature.”

Social media feed can be just as perfect as your dreams – It can bring you across many happy and colourful posts, pictures and stories that can make your own life seem dull. But it is during these moments that you must not forget the beauty of the life around you – the comfort and joy of your home, the warmth of an evening with your closest peers, the calming walk in your neighbourhood etc. Life is not only made of photos but with experiences and the moments that you have experienced, matter the most.

2. Post about the happy things:

“Don’t let your ice cream melt while you are counting someone else’s sprinkles. Focus on your own good.”

Studies have revealed that people who post about happy stuff, motivating and uplifting content, tend to feel a lot happier and contented with their lives. Also social media uses algorithms that identify what kind of content you post often and shows similar sponsored content in your feed. So when you post about positive stuff you tend to come across more sunshine on social media! 🙂

3. Avoid your haters or people who criticize:

“Watch out for the joy stealers – gossip, criticism, complaining, fault-finding & a negative judgemental attitude.”

This is so very essential. Let go of people who criticize you on social media. Having haters around you even if it is just on social media is unhealthy and will make you feel worthless about yourself. Haters are simply not worth staying in contact with. Staying in touch with them will only give you more feelings of negativity.

4. Do not make social media one of your mood shifters:

“Find something great that you are passionately excited about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

Mood shifters are things that do simply as their name says – Shift moods. Whenever we are tired, upset or disturbed, we all have our own list of mood shifters we turn to. If social media is one such mood shifter for you, you should try to find some other option. Staying dependent on social media to get your mood right is like handing over the reins to your feelings over to social media – Your feelings will change with the content that you come across. Learn to look at social media as something fun and do not take things personally or depend on it to make you happy.

5. Comparison – Nip it in the bud:

“Comparison isn’t just the thief of joy, it is the thief of everything. Keep your eyes on your purposeful path. Celebrate others. Cultivate gratitude over comparison. Gratitude turns what we have into more than enough.”

The number one thing that leads to negativity on social media is comparison. Getting into the trap of comparison is something that will make you compare the value of your life against that fancy Instagram feed that you came across. Everyone has their own moments – good or bad. Learn to appreciate them without trying to reach any conclusions or judgements.

6. Find your social media ‘Tribe’:

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it your family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”

The importance of finding your ‘Tribe’ cannot be overstated ever, even when online. Find people who make you feel positive, fill you with the desire to excel at what you do, help you connect with your passion and create that important place in your heart. Connect with these gems – they are the ones who make social media feel like a boon!

7. Express Gratitude:

“Gratitude helps you see your rainbows over the thunderstorms.”

Gratitude is something that is so important when it comes to maintaining a positive mindset towards life. Use social media to express your gratitude towards someone who helped you, made you believe in the beauty of life again. This is one life skill that everyone should learn in order to create miracles in your life.

Give these tips a try. They will definitely help you see social media in a positive light!

Love, Pooja.

Hello everyone!

Hope that you are having a good week! 🙂

This post is about the few changes that I made to my blog here. This beautiful image here is to show off my excitement (Yay!) 🙂

I was a bit skeptical about writing a blog post for this reason but it only made me feel that it was my duty to do so when it came to my loyal supporters and followers!

The change all started with the blog goals I set for myself for this month. If you don’t know about those, you can have a quick look over here.

In order to achieve my goal number 3 from that post; i.e. increasing my engagement with other bloggers, I started looking for ways to do so. I came across many people referring to Twitter as a great option, which is why last week I decided to increase my activity on my existing Twitter account on which I wasn’t active at all (just like so many people I know).

From my experience so far, let me tell you that Twitter has so many amazing bloggers and blogging communities who are as supportive as the WordPress community!

Twitter is where I met this amazing girl called Sophie who blogs over at https://socialinfluencer.co.uk/. She had an amazing offer up one day where she was offering free logos, headers and more for the 1st 50 people who responded to her Tweet! I was lucky enough to be one of them and she designed one for me for free right away! 🙂 I must say I am in love with it! Thank you so much Sophie! 🙂 If you wish to have beautiful headers and want to give your blog a makeover, do head over to her. Sophie’s your girl!

I slowly became a part of so many blogging communities on Twitter including the Girls Who Blog community; the one I guest posted on. I would love to mention the lovely blogging community, The Tea Cup Club, which actually let me ‘HOST’ my first ever Twitter blog chat and gave me the freedom to choose the topic too! I must say I was nervous at first but it was just so much fun! It was one of my many firsts since I started on my blogging journey!

Moving over to my theme! I loved the DIVI 2 theme which I had before! There was actually no problem with it but I just wasn’t satisfied with the way the posts were presented in little squares. I figured that it was because the DIVI 2 is for photographers and people who want to showcase and highlight their photos. I wanted a clean template which helped focus on my content for now which is why I decided to switch over to the Independent Publisher theme just yesterday and I am not disappointed. I love this theme! 🙂

In case you are thinking about making changes to your blog, I would urge you to go ahead and try out the many options available here on WordPress; am sure that you will find something that suits your liking.

So, that is actually it for today, until later! Do let me know about your thoughts regarding my new header and the theme! 🙂 Would love to know. Any suggestions are also welcome! 🙂 Also let me know what you think about Twitter and if you are on it, let’s connect! Click here!

Have a positive day! Love, Pooja! 🙂

 

If you have ever experienced moments when things just didn’t seem to be going right for you, let me remind you all that you aren’t alone.

Each day of our lives revolve around so many activities and tasks. Life is all about finding the balance among all these daily activities and achieving health & positive mindfulness.

It is while playing this balancing act that so many things can go wrong due to so many different reasons. Maybe things turned into worse scenarios due to things totally out of your control, maybe you just weren’t physically well, maybe someone else ended up making things bad for you and so on.

Whatever the reason may be, you cannot and should not allow the things that went wrong to spiral downwards further out of your control.

Take your time to vent things out and let go of the chaos inside your head but make sure you get out of it with a lesson learnt. Do not let it dull your sparkle & shine! 😊

If you are going through a difficult time right now & if things are feeling like they are going against you, here are 3 pearls of wisdom to help you embrace and realize the importance of these trying times as well;

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When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many ones going right.

At any given moment, remember that not everything is going downhill for you. You are still living the life that many people on the planet are only dreaming of. Utilize these moments and situations to thank for and be grateful for the things that you normally take for granted in your beautiful life everyday. Remember – You are blessed!

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Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling in place.

Life is like a puzzle and has many pieces to it. Remember the times when you ended up arranging the pieces of a puzzle in the wrong sequence? All the pieces had to be pulled back apart and arranged in a different order to create the final correct masterpiece! It is the same with life. When things fall apart, God or the supreme power you believe in, is actually working on your life to create a stunning masterpiece! Maybe the one that had been arranged before wasn’t the one for you, maybe you deserve better. Sit back and watch as these trying times will soon pass.

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When a child learns to walk & falls, it never thinks that maybe this isn’t for me.

So maybe things went wrong because you were to blame.. Life is all about constant learning and change. Take it as an opportunity to help you learn a new lesson. When a child learns to walk and falls, it never thinks that maybe this isn’t for me. It tries till it finally learns to walk! So can you. One failed opportunity doesn’t mean that things wont go right for you ever again. Accept the situation, take your time to deal with it and move on. You deserve the right to be or do anything that you wish to be irrespective of a few rough patches of life.

Life is a beautiful journey meant to be lived in full consciousness. One may stumble upon a few blocks or mountains on the way. The way one decides how to face them in the long run, makes one’s life a problematic one or a successful one.

Be positive, always. Love, Pooja. 😊

Hello everyone!

It feels good to finally find time to write and connect with you all again! This has been a very busy and eventful week​ for me. Most of you must have had a busy one too. Sure, I had some new experiences and learnt new stuff but we all do need some leisure time – time just for us!

I haven’t been able to write a lot or even do anything apart from work. I have missed my ‘me’ time as well which is why, this week, when I have been called to work on a Sunday as well, it really made my mood fly out of the window!

Working on a Sunday is just sad which is how I am feeling right now. It’s just like dark clouds have rushed and covered the bright and cheerful skies and washed away my idea of a happy weekend!

But that’s when I decided to think about this in another way. Being a writer for a blog on successful living, I simply had to, didn’t I? I decided to be grateful for the fact that I had a job. The world has many people in it who are restlessly seeking employment opportunities, I was once one of them too. So now, when I have one, shouldn’t​ I practice gratitude for it? 

This very incident has inspired me to write today’s blog post! Can you think about the many useful and essential things each of us already has? Have we expressed our gratitude for each and every one of them? Let’s​ just name a few which each one of us is blessed with;

  1. The air we breathe in – It’s free and our very life is dependent on it and we all have it around us! But do we thank air? I think we should at least appreciate its presence.
  2. Food – The world has too many people who go to sleep hungry every single day. Practice gratitude for the food you are served.
  3. Shelter – Be aware of the roof over your head. Be a little more grateful if you own it!
  4. Water – The clear liquid which has too many roles to count in our lives. Have access to it? You are blessed.
  5. Education – A very important journey that can take you places. Be grateful because not everyone gets the means to study.
  6. Employment – Something that gives you an opportunity to trade your skills for money which can buy you independence! Be thankful for your job!
  7. Electricity – We all use electronic devices and currently you all are reading this blog which is possible only because of the device in front of you! Not everyone has access to such devices and technology.
  8. Happy moments – Be it a small happy second to a large happy event, remember that there was someone in the world who wished to have a reason to smile today!
  9. Loving people – Surrounded by people who love you, wish the best for you and prioritize you? Be grateful for their presence in your life and give them a call today!
  10. A purpose to live life – Whether it is to be successful in your endeavors, to achieve peace of mind or to maintain a beautiful home, having a purpose to live life is a gift. Embrace it and be grateful for it.

        To name a few, all of us have these lovely things which add meaning to our lives. Be thankful for their presence and make a promise to your own self to be grateful for all that you receive in this life – Be it good or bad, as good things are often masked as bad ones! 

        Learn to live life and to observe it through rose-tinted glasses! 😊

        Wish you a happy weekend! Love, Pooja.

        Hello readers!

        It’s monday today! This day marks the start of another eventful week of work which is why getting worked up and anxious is but natural.

        Wishing to start every week on a happy note? Get rid of those monday blues now by reading through these quick fixes guaranteed to get you cheerful in no time!

        1. Figure out why you dread ‘the Mondays’ – Stop dreading Mondays right now! Realise that monday is just like any other day, which it actually is. Try to zero in on what exactly is making you dread Mondays. A little self introspection can help here. Is the dread related to not getting to office on time? Set your alarm a bit earlier than usual and see how it works for you. Is it because of your work? Try to get the issue resolved to get rid of the monday blues! Figuring the cause for your dread will help you solve this problem once and for all!
        2. Schedule a fun activity – Notice how we look forward to the fun activities we schedule? Who said that fun can be only had on weekends? If you have a relatively free monday evening coming up, schedule something fun to look forward to after work! Go shopping or watch a movie which you have been planning to watch for quite some time now. Meet up some friends for a quick get-together or binge on tv!
        3. Meditation or exercise – These are great at eliminating the feeling of dread and replacing them with positive feelings. Meditation and exercise boost your happiness levels and decrease stress. They increase the blood supply throughout the body and make you feel refreshed and energetic. These help boost your immune system, increase your strength as well as cut the flab! All in all, a great package to try out.
        4. Listen to music – Listen to good music, one with motivating and uplifting lyrics! Researchers have found out that musical beats affect out heartbeats and thereby affect our mood. This activity is also said to be a complete workout for the brain as it improves your memory, your listening skills, decreases pain, aids in sleep issues and so on. So what are you waiting got? Go grab those headphones now!
        5. Go walking –  There are a few things that cannot be cured by a simple walk. Walking is great for both physical and mental health. About 5 minutes are also enough for your body to show anti-anxiety effects!

          Try these methods to beat your monday blues in no time and do let me know if they worked for you! They sure do work for me! You don’t even need any expensive stuff to indulge in all these. Know something else that works even better for you? Let me know!

          Let’s have happier Mondays!

          Love, Pooja.

          Hello!

          It’s a beautiful day out here in Mumbai today! It’s Saturday after all! The weekend, when everyone is in a happier and relaxed state of mind. 

          Today has become even more special due to the rain. Yes indeed! The first rain has blessed us with its lovely appearance and has given rise to happiness and joy in people’s hearts! Although a bit untimely, most people are at their cheerful self because of nature’s surprise today.

          Outside, the world depicts an enchanting gray sky with sparse rain falling from the clouds. It shimmers slightly as it touches the ground below and makes one believe in the beauty of nature all over again!

          This is why, today, I visited this lake in my neighbourhood (it seemed like the ideal day to do so!) It looked all the more beautiful today and here is where I captured this picturesque view posted above! I have also pinged back this post to ‘The daily post’s’ weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is ‘reflecting’!

          This picture is captured using my phone, (sorry for the picture quality), after the rain seemed to cease a little. The buildings are reflected in the lake below.

          As I looked at each building and it’s reflection, it made me reflect on one important life lesson. I felt that the more we achieve in our lives and rise onward and upward, the bigger the roots we should grow into our ground to stay balanced as an individual. Think over it!

          This is why I thought of sharing this picture with you all! Does this view convey something different to you? Do let me know! 

          Have a fun Saturday! 😊

          Love, Pooja.

          Reflecting

          Hello again!

          ‘Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.’ – E. V.

          I am in love with the above quote! It shows that there is something that we can learn from every other thing around us, including flowers.

          Flowers have so much beauty and contain magic within them! Magic enough to mesmerise anyone and uplift anyone’s mood in an instant! Just like the flowers in the picture above did! Simply noticing the above beauties in the morning made my day and I instantly knew that this was something that I had to share with you all!

          Since it also happens to be floral Friday, I am going to list down a few things that we all can learn from flowers. Read on for some major life lessons which flowers teach us every single day;

          Bloom where you are placed An important lesson for us to remember! We CAN grow to our fullest potential irrespective of where we are placed in our lives.

          Spread your fragrance Each of us have a fragrance or quality which is unique to us. Never let go of it, even if times get tough!

          Learn to live with thorns Not all periods of our life are meant to be celebrated. Accept that life can and will be tough. It only makes the good moments sweeter.

          You can survive unfavourable conditions – Just as flowers can grow on plants which grow through cracks, we too can find our greatest victories and achieve maximum growth even in adverse conditions.

          Stay rooted Even on reaching your highest goals do not forget where you first started from. Stay humble and rooted to your branch.

          The power of silence – Flowers grow to their fullest and bloom even in silence.

          Beauty is diverse Every flower is different. There are so many varieties of flowers but each is beautiful in its own way! None can be compared with the other.

          This, of course isn’t an exhaustive list but all that I could compile for now. Will add some more in another blog post later! Concluding this post with another quote that I love;

          ‘The flower which grows in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.’

          Hope you have an amazing Friday! Stay happy! 😊

          Love, Pooja.

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          Hello!

          It has been less than a month since I started my blog, Life – Rose-Tinted, and I am thankful to you all for all your likes, comments and support! I truly appreciate it! You truly inspire me to do better with each passing day!

          For today’s blog post, I have decided to go ahead with the Thursday thoughts theme.

          I love reading thoughts as they help us become better people. They are an entire knowledge source within themselves. This is why I am sharing some of my favourite thoughts with you. Simply a collection of some lovely thoughts which I love reading through again and again. Going through them will give you that much-needed boost for the day and fill you with purpose and inspiration!

          Read on for some food for thought –

          ‘Thousands of candles can be lighted from one single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.’

          ‘If you have the power to make someone happy, even if it is to bring a smile to their faces, do it! The world needs more of that.’

          ‘Shared joy is double joy.’

          ‘To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.’

          ‘A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.’

          ‘Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.’

          ‘There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path.’

          ‘We all have a unique art, a personal passion that serves as a vessel through which our souls speak. True happiness is found by filling it and purpose is fulfilled by pouring it out.’

          ‘Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.’

          ‘Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart than a piece of our mind.’

          ‘It’s all contained within the little things in life.’

          ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light!’

          ‘I AM, are the two most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your destiny.’

           

          What do you think about these thoughts? Take some moments to reflect over these. Let me know about some of your favourites too! Wish you all a thoughtful Thursday!

          Love, Pooja.

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