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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

Hello everyone!

I started this blog in order to post content on happiness and how we can find it in today’s lifestyle. Happiness is a state of mind, a highly personal thing which should not depend on how your day was or how someone treated you.

With this blog, I wanted to reach out to anyone who needs to feel happier about life irrespective of circumstances. If my blog brings a small smile someone’s face, it is a huge satisfaction for me.

Which is why today’s day is so important to me – Today is 20th of March – The International Day of Happiness! Today is the perfect day to share my post on the above topic. Until more later….

So, what exactly is positivity? Positivity is described as the tendency to have and maintain a positive, optimistic attitude towards life. If only everyone looked at life through rose tinted glasses, by looking at each failure or a bad experience as an opportunity – The world would be such a better, brighter and a happier place!

The world truly needs happiness, especially now! Harvard has a Positive Psychology class attended by about 20% of its students which focuses on teaching students to enjoy life and it’s journey. What’s more, the UN has declared the International day of Happiness to be celebrated on the 20th of March every year! It was put into effect because of Jayme lllien, Adviser of the United Nations who felt that the pursuit to happiness should be recognized as a human right and an important human goal. The very purpose of this day has been to fulfill the vision of a happier world, one small step at a time. If positivity and happiness weren’t important why would the UN bring this day into effect?

In today’s world, newspapers, news channels, journalism, gossips, etc. all revolve around issues that invoke negative feelings. We all wake up to newspapers that highlight negativity almost (70% of the times) first thing in the morning. Isn’t that a depressing start to a day?

Nowadays we see so many people suffering from increased levels of stress resulting into physical ailments. Reports show that even today’s children have stress which makes positivity an even bigger necessity and a challenge than it has ever been. The levels of happiness and positivity are being measured worldwide, country wise, which proves the importance of positivity.

Positivity and happiness have unlimited potential and power within them, which are, if not all, a lot of what the world needs to dissolve away all such problems. Think over it, just one compliment, one motivational quote or even a single good moment we come across in an entire day makes us so happy. The positive vibes end up transforming our entire day magically into a great one!

Happiness and positivity and can make the world a better place as these emotions make people feel really good – from deep within, unlike negativity. They make us feel great about ourselves, gives us hope for a brighter tomorrow, lets us enjoy and fully live in this present moment, makes us realize what’s truly important in our lives and transfers this positivity to the people around us – our tribe, the people we all love!

If a single person gains such benefits from positivity, imagine the huge effect if will have if all of the world’s population does so – this effect will be multiplied a million fold, making this world a positively charged one!

Here are five simple things that we can do to embrace happiness and positivity on a personal level;

1. Practice gratitude for the things we already have. (Even one thing each day can suffice!)

2. Meditate and exercise (In order to calm and relax the soul and body respectively.)

3. Practice journaling in your emotions. (This will help you monitor your thoughts and feelings in a better way.)

4. Notice the little pleasures of life and feel the joy that these provide you. (The beauty of the rain, the butterflies, birds, the sky, a rainbow etc.)

5. Remind yourself that your only competition is you. (Don’t compare your life with anyone else’s, just try to be a better person than you were yesterday.)

Remember that ‘you’ are enough to start a revolution. Embrace positivity and share it so that the people around you will follow in. One step at a time is all that the world needs to take to make this world our happy home!

Wish you a positive life. Love, Pooja 🙂

Since I began my blogging journey, I have bagged a few handful nominations for a variety of Blogger Awards. In spite of this, each new nomination leaves me with a new found feeling of happiness and gratitude. Every blogger loves to have his or her hard work appreciated as so much of work is required to craft each of those ‘nearly perfect blog posts’! 🙂 It feels amazing to be recognized for doing something that you really love to do.

This time, it is Helen from ‘Natural beauty with baby’ who has nominated me for this ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. She is a ‘mommy blogger’ who is mommy to lovely Jonah! She has this lovely blog where she blogs about natural skincare and feel good stuff and about her life with her little one! Do pay her amazing blog a visit. Thank you so very much Helen for appreciating my blog – my creative space! I am grateful. 🙂 Check out her Blogger nomination post here!

Just like every blogger award, the Blogger Recognition Award also has some fun rules as stated below;
1.If you accept your nomination, follow these rules and join the fun!
2.Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
3.Write a post to show your award. 
4.Give a brief story of how/why you started blogging. 
5.Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers. 
6.Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. 
7.Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them, giving the link to the post you have created.

Since this award is regarding Blogging recognition, it requires answering some questions that will aid newbie bloggers on this fun yet daunting journey! So here I am, answering away;

Q.1.) Why did I start blogging?
Ans. Blogging was something that I wanted to start on for quite some time. In spite of this, I was completely confused over finding and sticking to my niche. I wanted to be able to post stuff that I came across in life and to give the people who read it, an account of my experiences so that they can relate and know that someone else feels the same way too. I wanted to be able to help others and spread the positive vibes (a lot of negativity all over the internet already!) At the same time, I wanted to stay true to myself and practice positivity and gratitude in my own life. All these things started making sense one day and made me realize that I could start a blog based on positivity and motivation. My wish to look at life through ‘rose tinted glasses’ helped inspire the name for my blog too! Once I had the clarity to know what I wanted, it all simply unfolded and lead to www.poojasrosetintedglasses.com .

Q 2.) Two pieces of advice for new bloggers!
a. Stay hungry when it comes to blogging – This always helps bloggers at all levels, especially new ones. Blogging can be daunting and even a small thing can feel like a task. If you need to grow as a blogger, it is always great to be curious about what’s new within the blogging sphere. It also helps to read up some posts from the well known bloggers out there so you know what you are getting into and can understand how to decide on what to write.
b. Be true to yourself – Even if you look up to your blogging idols, it is never a great idea to mimic someone else’s blog. Staying true to yourself is the best way to go along on your blogging journey. Grow your blog by staying true to your purpose which led you to start your blog. This will help you find your unique place in the blogging community. Be clear with your ideas and post consistently – this will help people to take you seriously as a blogger by letting them know that you want to do something unique.

My nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award:
Here are a few of my favourites; the talented fifteen bloggers with amazing blogs whom I truly adore and look up to; 🙂

1. Laura – Petals and chains
2. Kaelin – Living in Saturn
3. Chloe – Diary of a lonely girl
4. Cassie – Zombie Goddess Beauty
5. Bria – Tendril Wild
6. Bre – Too cute for life
7. The Thought Scroll – The Thought Scroll
8. Lydia – Mademoiselle Women
9. Em – Out of Tea Bags
10. Linda – Circle of Daydreams
11. Maggie – Dreaming of Guatemala
12. Rishabh – Beyond the veil
13. Shruti – This is lit
14. Charlotte – Charlotte shares
15. Kristin – A little loveliness

If you do not want to put out a similar post, I do understand. This is just a mention to let you all know that I lookup to your blogs! 🙂

Thanking Helen once again for this! 🙂

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! 🙂

 

Hello everyone!

Today is a day of great importance for all the Indians! It is India’s Independence day! Happy Independence Day to all the Indians out here! 🙂 Our country has officially spent 70 glorious years of being free.

According to the Oxford dictionary, the word Freedom means;

  1. freedom (of something) the right to do or say what you want without anyone stopping you.
  2. the state of being able to do what you want, without anything stopping you.
  3. the state of not being a prisoner or slave.
  4. the freedom of something permission to use something without restriction.

We need freedom at every step of our lives to be able to perform to the best of our abilities. This is of such crucial importance, especially to a country; which is why today is a national festival for all the Indians, including me, regardless of religion, caste, creed or any other difference.

My thoughts reach out to our brave freedom fighters and the many people who sacrificed their lives, dreams and families towards the purpose of achieving a bigger dream of a ‘free India’ into reality!

India has seen so many ups and downs from the moment it gained it’s independence and still continues to do so. We have so many things to be proud of across the globe but at the same time there are so many things that continue to pin us down, away from complete development.

India gave us the number ‘0’, the fundamental for the field of mathematics, it gave birth to the software industry out of nowhere, it has undertaken missions to Mars and to the Moon, was able to establish it’s own satellite system, taken up a drive towards a clean India and so on. We have a lot to be proud of!

As an Indian citizen as well as an Indian girl, I can say that there are still so many things that need to be done in order make the term ‘freedom’ really mean what it means to us! In spite of these notable achievements we still have grave issues to be tackled such as an extremely high economic difference between the rich and the poor, widespread unemployment issues, religious differences, gender inequality, lack of safety and security of its girls and a few more.

Here is one such link to an article I had written on the topic ‘Growing up girls’. It was an initiative by the World Pulse organization on the eve of the 5th annual international day of the girl child! Women all over the world had to submit an article, poem or any other content about women and how it was to grow up in their country and highlight the issues women faced globally.

On reading the entries posted there, I noticed that there are so many women that face similar problems irrespective of their country! It highlighted an issue that women need many laws to be implemented for the protection of their rights, safety and security; which is why I felt compelled to share my entry here – Growing up girls – My story as a woman with a voice in India!

Although I am fortunate enough to not to be affected by many of these issues, a lot of rural areas in India are still having a hard time tackling them. This Independence Day, I wish that India finds a sustainable solution for all these issues and make it a country every Indian is even more proud of!

Here’s to making India the land of fulfilled dreams for each of it’s citizens! Signing off on a poem by the respected Indian poet; Rabindranath Tagore from his collection of poems. This one speaks about his desire for an Independent India!

“Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
broken up into fragments by
narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from
the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches
its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake.”

Have a positive day, Love Pooja. 🙂

 

Hello everyone!

Hope you all are well and having a great time doing what you all love! 😊

I haven’t been very active here for a week thanks to a very busy schedule but I have a few exciting things coming up! 😀 Have been working on them!

One of those things is my very 1st guest post! One of my goals for this month was to look up on what how guest posting works and to try it soon. Today, I am writing to let you all know that my very 1st guest post is active today! 😊 Yaay!!

So a few days after I set myself that goal, I came across Cassie Hampson’s post. She was asking for people to guest post on her blog & I felt that this was the opportunity I was waiting for!

Let me start by telling you that Cassie’s blog is really awesome! She blogs at ZombieGoddessBeauty & GirlswhoBlogRT about ‘a little bit of everything’ which makes going through her blogs a really interesting experience! 😊 Do check them out!
Cassie was kind enough to let the people guest post about topics which they would normally put up on their own blogs which was awesome for someone who is just starting out like me! Let’s say it was a win-win situation! 😀

Thank you Cassie for the awesome opportunity! The blog post was put up on her blog on the 31st of July i.e. yesterday night but am sharing it now because of the time difference!

So the topic I had chosen to write on for my 1st guest post was ”Reasons why the world needs positivity & tiny ways in which we can contribute”!

Do check out the blog post by clicking here!

Hope you like it and agree with what I say! Do let me know in the comments; either here or there! 😊

If you haven’t guest posted before, try it. It feels great to stay in touch with other awesome and like-minded bloggers who inspire you to do better each day!

Also stay tuned for the other awesome things that I have planned for you all – coming up in the next few days! 😀

Have a positive day! Love, Pooja. 😊

How many times have we caught ourselves putting off enjoying our lives at the present moment? We wait for what we think is the perfect or apt time or even wait for the perfect things to revel in life’s little pleasures.

But little do we know about life & it’s plans for us. Life seldom moves forward as planned and always finds a way to surprise us.

Often times it can lead to something else along the way which might end up making one put off his or her enjoyment & happiness even further.

Life is an adventure in which every single day counts & without enjoyment or mindfulness, it can rarely be called an adventure. It takes seconds for life to change or turn around completely.

This is exactly why I am sharing this quote with you all today.

Enjoy and savour your magical life now! Do not wait for any perfect moment. That perfect moment or perfect situation we imagine to face in the future isn’t going to be any more special than it can be right now!

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!

Hope you all are having a fun Sunday!

Today I wanted to share the above quote with you all.

We all know that life is not the same everyday. Change is the law of life. Sometimes, life blesses us with beautiful and unforgettable moments. But many a times, life knocks us down. It is during these hard and trying times of our life that we need to stay strong the most. 

I have always talked about being happy and about the importance of happiness in our lives. But is it really possible to stay happy all the time? 

Every emotion has a major role to play in our lives, even the negative ones. After all we are all humans and life without the presence of negative emotions isn’t possible. 

Dwelling over negative emotions isn’t healthy. It is always advisable to get over our negativity and hurtful experiences and start each day afresh! Here’s where happiness comes in.

Happiness is not something that you can buy. It isn’t a commodity which you will never run out of. In fact, happiness is a journey and to be truly happy, one requires an attitude to look at life through rose-tinted glasses. On this journey, you might lose the way temporarily. Just when you shift your thoughts to happiness, you might be taken over by sadness and pain again. But don’t stop choosing joy. Remember that you can always choose joy any second of your day!

All it takes is a change of perspective!

There is no person on this planet who is completely free of problems and negative emotions. Life is all about finely balancing the positives with the negatives. 

So from today, do the best you can to solve your problems and let them go. Stop paying extra attention to your problems and focus on the good things you have been blessed with in this lifetime!

Stay happy and be the reason for someone’s smile today!

 Have a positive day! Love, Pooja.

“Life is better when you are happy!”

Hello!

Hope you guys are having an amazing week! Although I am writing a post on things you should do more often, I am going to talk a bit about the picture above. I simply liked the kid in the picture on seeing him! His colourful dress is a treat to the eyes & isn’t that smile simply contagious? The picture completely justifies the word ‘happiness’, thereby making it a mandatory share on my blog! 😊

I prefer a couple of lovely websites for free stock images (Since I don’t want to get into any legal complications) to use for my blog posts. Using these till I actually start around clicking my own ones. This particular one is taken from Upsplash. It has an incredible collection of HD quality pictures captured by photographers which are free to use. Do check out the website sometime to see the beautiful pictures and boost your mood! 😊 Have you seen better ones? Feel free to share where you get your blog post images from!

Coming back to the blog post topic! Today is a Wednesday. Inspired by the trending wellness Wednesday hashtag, I have decided to share 3 things that you should do more often. They are guaranteed to give you good results in the long run by affecting your mental and physical wellbeing. Read on, wellness is just half a blog post away;

  1. Notice life’s little pleasures – Be it a sweet smiling baby, a beautiful butterfly or a breathtaking rainbow, these everyday little pleasures add sunshine to any normal day. Often times we ignore these little joys and focus on life’s problems and stresses as they are always at the back of our minds. Make it a point to live completely in the present moment and on encountering joy, stop and appreciate it fully.
  2. Stop comparing – “Do not compare somebody’s tomorrow to your today!” Comparison kills creativity and originality. Each person is unique and one rule cannot apply to us all. To add to it all, each individual person works by his or her own unique time zone. If we are all different, how can we compare one person’s achievements or failures to another one’s? Think over it. Comparison only gives rise to negativity. Compete with your own self and strive to do your best!
  3. Practice affirmations – We all see and hear affirmations being talked about on social media. Their power cannot be overstated. Start and end your day with affirmations. They can simply be single positive statements you say to yourself or even a collection of some of them together. The key is to feel good. If you haven’t started this practice already, start now!

Remember that focussing on negativity​ and problems help no one. Let them go. Let the past stay where it should, in the past. These 3 practices can help you enjoy the present and to become more aware of your surroundings. See life through rose-tinted glasses! 

Have a positive day. Love, Pooja.

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