Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

Are you keeping it on ice?

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” — Deepak Chopra How frequently do we do this? Keep postponing the best and most important things we wish in our life! That one vacation, a relationship, a new experience, a hobby, an adventure, so... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of self-doubt?

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  ― Suzy Kassem Rita wants to enroll for a dance class, she is in her late thirties and thinks whether she can learn dance at this age. Rocky wants to start his venture triggered by his passion and doubts whether he could be successful, feels like continuing in... Continue Reading →

Count your blessings

A quote by Zig Ziglar says, Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. With awareness, there comes the responsibility of implementation. Are you ready to do so? Let us see... Complaining about the... Continue Reading →

Keep going

Don't watch the clock; Do what it does. Keep Going. Writer's block Is it a myth or truth? Is it a laziness, or lack of time? Is it an excuse to stretch my mind to get on writing? Or am I stuck with the resistance? Am I the victim of procrastination? I have no idea... Continue Reading →

How to overcome self-criticism

It happens, you may come across the situation like this: You have plenty of tasks in the to-do list. Many things to be completed at work and at home. Planning to take up some activities to improve your fitness and career growth. You want to have some fun and relax. Trying to handle everything and... Continue Reading →

A journey towards the encore

- Part of Little things of joy series What do you see in this picture? A bright image with beautiful mandalas overlapping each other? Observe this cheerful picture, try to focus on one mandala. Suddenly other ones start drawing your attention. It could become an overwhelming task to stare at the image for a longer... Continue Reading →

What to write?

At times, deciding on the topic for the blog could become exhausting and overwhelming. That's what I am facing now. Image: Pixabay It feels like different topics are bombarding me to pick up and write and my mind is going blank with too many options in hand. To make this task easier, I have tried... Continue Reading →

Balance for Better

Look at the picture, what does it remind you? To-do list at work or the one on the fridge door? Or the shopping list or clothes/plates piled up for a wash or papers stacked on the table that should be taken care of or the major responsibilities that you are holding on your shoulders? This... Continue Reading →

What are you talking to yourself?

Image source: pngtree It's what we whisper ourselves that has the most power. How do you talk to yourself? Are you talking consciously or in an autopilot mode? Whether you call it as inner dialogues or inner critic or self-talk, do you pause and observe that talk? While working on mundane tasks and chores, it... Continue Reading →

Strive to Thrive

The strong find a way to survive...and THRIVE!Billey Cox This photo was captured by my husband on our recent visit to the Howrah natural bridge in Neill Island. Still I could feel the sea breeze, salty-humid air, tickling touch of fishes, splashing waves on my feet, small scratches by the coral rocks. With warm people,... Continue Reading →

Which way to go?

Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Charles de Montesquieu Image: Pexels Every living beings have some or other problems to deal with. Even the animals, insects, plants and micro organisms have their own share of issues to survive. Sometimes, we are the threat for many them and... Continue Reading →

Promise Yourself

Be glad, because you are here. You are here in a beautiful world; and all that is beautiful may be found in this world . - Christian D. Larson, Just Be Glad Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I came across this wonderful poem in goodreads. It is a good read indeed, with loads of learning.... Continue Reading →

Spread the joy

Be so happy, when others look at you, they become happy too! Image: Pexels What makes you happy? What keeps you happy? We do have a huge list of things that we claim that when we get them or reaching there, we will be happy. It may be a gadget, or a bigger car, better... Continue Reading →

Boundaries

Push your boundaries, that's what they are there for. - Colleen Hoover Explore Your BoundariesImage by pngtree What are our boundaries? Who sets them? Are we staying in between the boundaries? How can we explore them? What are the limits? Can we stretch and expand them? Are we trying enough to reach our boundaries and... Continue Reading →

Judge

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.  Wayne Dyer Oh! See how she’s dressed up! Are you not well or something? His hairstyle is awful. Looks like you just woke up and reached office. Can't she talk properly. I think she has gained weight. He looks like a patient. Oops!... Continue Reading →

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