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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. 😊

Hello everyone,

These past couple of days I have been enjoying the rain! Mumbai is being blessed with heavy rainfall and a handful of those who enjoy the rain love it here. 😊

It seems like the earth wishes to cleanse itself of all accumulated dust and cool off after a hard hot summer!

Getting out to work is a joy, even though it can be a hindrance when it comes to travelling as well as reaching the office in a completely dry state! 😅 Trudging through watery roads and streets marks the full fledged arrival of the rainy season!

These days, I love to glance out of my office windows and watch the raindrops covering the ground below! The strong winds, lush green trees and rain pouring down are a wonder to look at! They seem to remind me of the beauty and power of nature time and time again.

At home, I love to binge on my favourite TV series or cozily get buried into a favourite book! After all, this is what rains are for! 😊

Sometimes, if you are lucky enough, you can even spot a mesmerising rainbow in the sky. I haven’t yet seen one this year so am on the lookout for one! 

While going through my social media during these days, I noticed that I am not the only one who speaks about rains with so much love. Here are some lines which try to describe the beauty and wonder of rain;

“The sound of rain needs no translation.”

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”

“Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.”

“Nothing better than the sound of heavy rain while you are falling asleep.”

“Raindrops are the perfect lullaby.”

“I love people who smile when it rains.”

“Let’s all get lost in a world of books, hot cocoa and rainy days.”

According to me, rain carries joy for all those who wait and listen to it! It is definitely one of the toppers on my list of life’s little pleasures! 

I don’t know how many of you readers are actually experiencing rain out there where you reside but if you are, I would really like to encourage you to enjoy these lovely moments while they last! 😊

Enjoy the rain and have an amazing week ahead! 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. 😊

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Hello everybody!

I love to write. There is something magical about this relaxing process through which one can pen down what one feels. 

This is precisely why it feels amazing to be liked for doing what you love most! Rishabh has nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. This award has really cheered me up! Thanks a lot for this nomination! 😊

Rishabh has a lovely and interesting blog set up here and is just starting to review books as well. I look forward to his posts! Do check out his blog!

Coming back to the awards!

Here are the rules:

  1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  4. Nominate 15 people to do the award!

So here are 7 facts about me:

  1. I love eating sweets. I am a hopeless sweet-tooth! 
  2. I love the smell of new books.
  3. Home is my favourite place to be!
  4. Sometimes I can turn into a couch potato.
  5. I love playing badminton.
  6. My personality type is INFP.
  7. Any sort of news related to science interests me.

My nominations: 

I don’t want to break the actual rules but choosing only 15 bloggers from all the lovely bloggers out here is something I really could not do. This is why I wish to nominate every blogger here who wants to participate as I think every one deserves this one! In fact I would love it if every one who reads this post comments on it by stating at least one fact about themselves.

Looking forward to reading all your interesting replies! 

Have a fun day! 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.

Hello readers,
Mondays mean fresh starts but for some of us they can trigger anxiety and the Monday blues!

Being anxious isn’t harmful, we all experience anxiety at some point in our lives. Getting over it and not letting it interfere with our daily routine and mood should be under our control.

When our anxiety gets a grip over us, it gives birth to feelings like fear and doubt. These very fears and doubts are known to be responsible for killing more dreams than failure ever can. Fear of failure arises only when one fixates over the end result and not over the journey towards success. 

But why fear failure? 

Failure is success in progress. – A. Einstein.

I haven’t failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work. – Thomas Edison.

This is what two of the greatest minds in history thought about failure! If they didn’t fear it, why should we?

To get your inner confidence shining brightly, I have brought you a mantra this Monday!

“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt!”

Simple, isn’t it? Say it to yourself today! Repeat it while you breathe to give you the confidence to do whatever you set your mind to! Remember that doubt will stop you every time you decide to take an action. Exhale and let it go.

Inhale confidence and do whatever it takes to achieve your task at hand. Believe that you can do it! Divide your work or activity into small, simpler and doable tasks and tackle each one of them, step by step. This practice will help you understand and complete any task in a better way. Writing down relevant points will also help you remember stuff better and let you think in an organized way. Try it, it works!

If you suffer from​ Monday blues, go through one of my previous articles and see if it helps you by clicking here. Till more tips follow! 😊

Go ahead and own this week with confidence.

Keep rocking and stay happy! 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 Mother’s day today! A day celebrated in order to respect the women who have taken up the daunting task of motherhood!

    Being a mother is a full time job for both working women as well as homemakers. Every mother faces many challenges on her journey but seems to forget them all, just on seeing her child smile!

    Mother’s love their children, stand by them, prioritize their child’s needs and mould their children into better human beings. They definitely have the most important job in the world!

    My mom is everything to me. Without her I would have had no existence as she is the one who has given me this gift of life itself! She is a strong woman who has done everything that is possible to help me have a happy and healthy life! I wish to be like her someday. If I do, nothing can make me prouder! 😊 Love you a lot, Mom! 

    Respect to all the mothers out there and keep the good work going! Here’s a reminder for you – You’re doing great and your kids love you! 😊

    Wish every mother out there a very happy Mother’s day!

    Wish you all loads of love and happiness. Spend some loving moments with your mom today. 

    Love, Pooja.

    Hello!

    The weekend is finally here and to all those who have had a difficult week – You made it through! 😊  Keep rocking and relax!

    Weekends are fun! Weekends are unpredictable as these are the only times when most of us do not have to go by a schedule! I am thankful for weekends because they allow me to catch up on the things I love but don’t find time for throughout the week. For me, weekends are a time to catch up on my reading, listen to music, spend time with my loving family and to read through all the interesting stuff posted by the bloggers at WordPress.

    It is also lets me do one more thing that I love most, to write! Inspiration hit me today when I came across ‘The daily Post’s current prompt which is the word -‘better’!

    Better is a word that has a big hold over happiness. In our lives, at some point or the other, we are all victims of the ‘better tag’! I have noticed that when people are asked if they are happy with their lives they always reply with a, “I wish I had better _______ (something) than I have now!”

    They wish for better health, a better job, a better car, a better house, a better lifestyle, a better family and so on.

    Wanting better things in life is the way one achieves progress. This wish is sometimes even motivating! A healthy wish to own ‘the better stuff’ is welcome but if your wish to get better things supercedes your happiness, unhealthy feelings like frustration and negation soon come into picture.

    If you are experiencing this, let go of these harmful emotions today! Do not let these feelings ruin your present and stop you from loving what you have. Appreciate and be grateful for the things you have now and better things will soon follow. 

    After all, life is like coffee. It does not matter what cup we are served the coffee in, that isn’t the point. It doesn’t even make sense to judge someone else’s coffee based on their fancy cups. What matters is the taste of the coffee within. It is ours to enjoy! 

    Hope your weekend is full of positivity. Love, Pooja.

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    Hello again!

    Just like any typical workday, I was sitting at my desk and thinking over ideas and looking for some inspiration for my next blog post (during break time, of course!). That was when I came across a quote and all of a sudden, I wanted to quote today! So after a lot of pondering over whether to ‘quote or not to quote’, I decided to jump right in and quote away.

    Do you love quotes! I do and I have never met someone who doesn’t. If you think over it, there is a quote for almost every situation one comes across in life! I like quotes because of their versatility and the way that they can relate to any individual! They force you to stretch your boundaries of thinking and show you a path that you might not have figured out before. This is why, today, I have decided to share a simple yet lovely quote with you all.

     

    I think this quote is one of my all time favorites! But oh.. If only simple quotes didn’t have to be so complex. We all know this quote and have seen it so many times but do we really listen to and implement the message it shares across to us? I am sure that you all know what I mean to state here as we, often times, take things for granted and fail to see them as blessings by focusing on our life and its difficulties .

    We do indeed have many beautiful reasons to be happy! Every tiny reason counts!

    Just wanted to remind you about them all by adding a post about it here! 🙂

    Have a positive day. Love, Pooja.

     

    Hello to everyone!

    It’s a lovely day out here today! A perfect one to pen down all the random and colorful thoughts swirling around in my head. I can hear the birds chirping away as I sit by the window and I can say that it is the most relaxing setting to start the soothing and creative process of writing.

    Basically, this conducive environment is what eventually led me to my WordPress reader and I got instantly hooked to the collection of lovely posts I came across. The WordPress reader and all my fellow bloggers are definitely my new-found love! 🙂

    As I was scrolling through, one particular post caught my attention! The one referring to the weekly meme, ‘The Wondrous Words Wednesday’! Sounded very interesting to me as I simply love words! I believe that each word, be it a little one or a big one, contains enough magic and power to help catch a reader’s heart!

    So here I am, writing a blog post pertaining to this amusing weekly meme! I have picked up this challenge and have a few ideas, as well as an apt image for this topic! What else could any blogger wish for? I am now cutting down the talk and my top three entries are as follows;

    Word number one – Sophrosyne – This is, in fact, a Greek word which relates to a Greek concept of possessing a healthy state of mind, especially one which is characterized by moderation, self control, an awareness of a person’s true self which ultimately leads to true happiness! I simply love the deeper meaning behind this word as well as the sound of it! It feels calming and soothing to me somehow. 🙂

    Word number two – ‘Serendipity‘ – I am in love with this word and it has been a part of my screensaver since ages. It means finding something really beautiful without even looking for it. Few words can match up to the magic and wonder of this word! This word makes me believe that magic is just waiting around the corner, ready to happen to anyone, anytime! 🙂

    Word number three – ‘Elysian‘ – This word is used to describe anything that is creative or beautiful, perfect and peaceful or divinely inspired. This word, its meaning and the way it sounds when one utters it instantly caught my attention! This is one word I love to use often!

    Of course, there are many other lovely words worth mentioning here but these are all for today. Maybe I might follow up with a few more later. Wrapping up my post with the beautiful ambiance these words have created for now! Let me know what you think about them and if these words speak volumes to you too! What other words can you think of? Do let me know!

    Passing over lots of love and happiness to you through my rose-tinted glasses! 🙂

    Wondrous Words Wednesday

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