ME Time..

We all are running in this fast paced life, juggling between our professional and personal lives, trying to strike a balance. While most of us fail to achieve this balance, there are few highly organized and blessed souls who manage everything perfectly.

We are always under pressure to reach at work on time, to meet the deadlines, to look presentable and groomed, to be pro active, to be well versed with the latest developments in technology and in general, to achieve the targets, to maintain good relations with our boss(so that it helps in appraisal, no matter we like him or not) and the list goes on and on. Our office work consumes our whole day and squeezes out all our energy. We are not left with much time and energy to spend with family, friends and even to look after ourselves. We live a monotonous life for the whole week and desperately wait for the weekend.

Weekend arrives, and guess what we do. We spend half of the day sleeping and remaining half is consumed in house hold chores. Again, we don’t get any “me time” or time for leisure.

Blessed are those people who get two week offs in a week which they can utilize effectively.

We forget that our mind works continuously and it needs some time to unwind. There are times when our mind asks us to slow down a bit, take some time off for ourself, “me time” as they say and let our mind calm down.

I cannot talk enough about the importance of “me time” in which you just forget all the pressures of life and do what ever makes your nerves calm and relaxed. It renergizes you and your mind to face the battles of life again with fresh energy and focus.

Just try to find atleast 30 min for yourself everyday during which you can do what ever you want to do like..

♡Go for a walk.

♡Exercise in any form that you like.

♡Read

♡Blogging

♡ Watch your favourite series, movie or any serial.

♡Call your best friend for some chit chat.

♡ Medidate.

♡ Watch videos on YouTube.

♡Work on your personal grooming.

And what ever you can think of doing.

Take care of yourselves.

So, what do you do in your “me time”??

Keep Smiling😁

Divya Srivastava

Self Motivation

Self motivation is the only element that will take you to places when life is hitting you hard. Else you’ll be knocked down and the game will be over.

I have realized this in the recent times. No amount of counselling will help. Friends and family will support you morally to an extent beyond which you’ll have to collect yourself and your scattered thoughts and motivate yourself to start a fresh beginning, or give a second chance or find solutions to the problems.

When I am in pain, it feels as if I am the least favourite child of God and He is punishing me for my wrong deeds.

It fills me with guilt and anger. I cry a lot and get extremely dissatisfied with life. I feel like I have to struggle a lot for simple things in life which others get very easily. Even, I don’t expect much, just the basic things and pleasures of life which everyone is entitled to.

Struggling in such situations creates a lot of negativity in my mind. At times I pity myself. In such situations, I keep myself aloof. I don’t feel like talking or meeting anyone.

But you know what, I am a strong woman. I just don’t give up easily.

I keep struggling through such situations. I motivate myself and keep moving ahead. And while doing so, I have realized that it’s not just me. Everyone is going through their fair share of problems and miseries. So, it feels little better and balanced😝.

Tips to motivate yourself

  • Make lifestyle changes – start exercising, eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Watch motivational and positive videos.
  • Keep yourself occupied through out the day.
  • Start reading.
  • Try to form some good habits.
  • Be focussed on your goals and find solutions to the problems.
  • Try and smile as much possible.
  • Get rid of negative thoughts.
  • Make it a habit to think positively in every situation.( I know, it is hard but keep trying)
  • Imagine the bright future of your struggle and keep moving ahead.
  • Listen to light and happy songs to elevate your mood.

I was wondering, have you ever felt the same like I have articulated my emotions?

Let’s talk🙂

Love & laughter🤩😁

Divya Srivastava

Procrastination

I was about to ask “has it ever happened with you?”, but then I realized what a stupid question to ask😝. I believe, everyone on this planet, at some point of their lives have experienced procrastination. There can be exceptionally gifted people, who might have not faced it. People next to God, I must say!

So, for the people who are not really versed with this fancy term – Procrastination simply means an action of delaying or postponing something.

Most of us do this on a regular basis. We have a habit or let’s say, a tendency to postpone things.

A call to be made to an old friend to revive the friendship that we keep postponing. “I’ll definitely start preparing for exams from tomorrow”, that’s what most of the students say to themselves everyday. “I’ll start exercising from next week”. “I’ll start eating healthy from next month”.

“My job sucks, my boss is a monster. I’ll start searching a new job immediately.” But we are too lazy for that immediate action. Organizing the wardrobe keeps shifting from one weekend to another.

Tomorrow never comes and time will not wait for us. We’ll keep losing the time and the postponed tasks will keep on piling up creating stress in our minds and instilling the guilt. Procrastination is a kind of disease with which we have to fight each and every day. Still, it keeps coming back.

Talking about myself, I am a kind of a person whose mind gets stressed like anything if there are pending tasks around. So, few months back, I was visibly stressed due to lot of pending tasks, some of which I could have done on my own, but procrastination came into the picture. I decided to find a solution to reduce my stress and a thought striked my mind. I thought that if I cannot even accomplish the tasks that are in my control, if I cannot take control of my own body, my mind and my thoughts, then my existence is useless. This thought jolted me out. That was the day I decided to fight against procrastination and inculcate a more organized lifestyle.

Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming procrastination is not a 1 week or a 1 month process. It is a challenge that we need to fight with, every day. At times we cannot avoid it completely, since we are humans and we tend to get lazy at times (which is fine), we prioritize our work due to which few things remain unattended or postponed anyhow and we fall short of time as well. However, talking about all the difficulties in dealing with it, there are few tricks which can help us sail through.

  • Postponing things once in a while is fine but when it happens often, say to yourself that “I am the incharge of my body, my mind and my thoughts. I have complete control on myself and I will not postpone any task, however big or small.” Trust me, it works.
  • Set reminders on mobiles. Use sticky notes and paste it in front of your desk at office and in your room at home.
  • Treat yourself with a small reward on completing every pending task. An ice cream of your choice, a movie. It can be anything which will make the whole process enjoyable.
  • Tell people around about your work. So that, they may keep asking you about it and it will keep reminding you.
  • Think about the person who criticizes you for your unorganized behaviour. Organizing your work in a better way will give you an opportunity to brag in front of that person.

These are few tricks. There are many more, I am sure. Work towards it and see what works for you to deal with procrastination. Also, find your own personal tricks and ideas to deal with it and do share with me👍🙂

Smiles & happiness to all🤩🥰

Divya Srivastava

Are you in search of Happiness🤔

Who wants to be sad and depressed. Every one wants to be happy and cheerful. But we fail to find happiness around us all the time.

But the question is What is happiness??

How do we find it? Where will we get it? How to achieve it? You can google happiness and you will find several websites teaching numerous ways to be happy. Isn’t it funny..?🤣

Few great men have said that happiness is a state of mind and I completely agree with it. Happiness is an emotion.

And, all the emotions in our mind are driven by hormones. God has designed humans in such a magical way that not just happiness, other emotions like, sorrow, anxiety, fear etc are all driven by hormones.

However, these hormones are triggered by outside factors.

4 Hormones which determine humans’ happiness.

  1. Endorphins,
  2. Dopamine,
  3. Serotonin,
  4. Oxytocin

We need all 4 of them to stay happy

♡When we exercise or play on the ground, the body releases Endorphins. Laughter is another good way of generating Endorphins.
Spend 30 minutes exercising or play or watch funny stuff to get our day’s dose of Endorphins.

♡When accomplish many little and big tasks, or get appreciated for our work at the office or at home or buy things, it releases various levels of Dopamine.

Serotonin is released when we act in a way that benefits others.
When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or to nature or to the society, or share with others, it releases Serotonin. Even,
providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering people’s questions on Quora or Facebook groups will generate Serotonin.

♡Oxytocin is released when we become close to other human beings.
When we hug, shake hands, hold someone, arms around someone shoulder Oxytocin is released.

So, now whenever you guys feel a little low or not so happy, just analyze which hormone is left behind and work towards achieving it. You’ll be happy forever..🤘😎💜