Successful Solutions to Battle Depression

Hey there, Like me ,do you also  think that depression is such a negative word?

The last thing someone who is feeling low needs is to read more about the causes or reasons that hurt you more. I’ll give you a simple example to prove my point.  Suppose you feel slightly feverish. You may also have the slightest body pain. Upon an urge, you check out your symptoms on Google. Oops, This is when all hell breaks loose. You read more pages on fever, then move ahead to causes of body pain. Within the next 5 minutes, you confirm that you have all the symptoms of a deadly disease. See my point? Your mind absorbs whatever you feed it. So today, we are not talking about any symptoms or any reasons that cause low /negative feelings. I am going to find solutions for you to overcome those bad moments. Stay with me here and enjoy this ride 😊

Hello Mr Dep- You don’t scare me!

The first thing I am going to do is stop typing the word Depression. Let us just call him Mr Dep.  I feel better already. This is exactly what you should do. Acknowledging that you are scared, tensed or depressed is a matter of great courage.  And you have faced that, Bravo !!

From today stop affirming to yourself that Mr Dep is troubling you. The sentence I am feeling …….. is something only you have the power to fill. So start saying I am happy, I am loved and I am blessed. Your life will change- That’s guaranteed.

Mr Dep is someone who is lonely and is looking for company. But my dearest Reader, there is no reason to give him space in your life. You have Mr Happy, Mr Adventurous, Miss Excitement, Miss Discovery and so many others to befriend. Promise me that you have made up your mind to get Mr Dep out of your life from this moment onwards.

Watch out Mr Dep –  I am fighting back

Life is never easy and seems unfair to all of us. I haven’t yet met a  person who hasn’t had something or the other that keeps disturbing his /her peace of mind. But I have seen some inspiring & lovely people fight back with two secret weapons- Trust and Hope. The fighting back requires patience, effort and blind belief in the entire process. Whatever happened was bad, really bad and sad. But it is over.

 You should not ignore your feelings or avoid them. Let them flow. Watch them and acknowledge them as they come. Trust that everything happens for a reason. Let Hope take roots deep within you. You can create a happy tomorrow by keeping hope alive.

Goodbye Mr Dep- Your time is over

Now let’s come to what you are waiting for. Each one of us needs to know how to face  Mr Dep and to stay afloat on your ray of hope. Just follow a few simple steps for a start.

Be aware of your breath

Watching your breath takes away your attention from other issues and you wholly concentrate on breathing. Sit in a quiet room, by yourself. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for a moment. At first, you may not notice anything happening. Take a deep breath and hold it. Count till 5 and then slowly exhale. Breath out the pain along with that slow exhalation. Let peace enter. Repeat this for at least 7 times. Once done, relax in that state for as long as you can. Focus on the blessings in your life, however small.

Then open your eyes with a smile 😊 Mr Dep is already thinking of leaving. He doesn’t like it that you are not focussing on him- The jealous type I guess! Do this whenever he tries to remind you of things you don’t like. Remember that he will try to defeat you with all his might, but you are a fighter! Have no doubt.

Absorb the present moment  and live in it fully

Ready to hear the second trick? Recently  I came across two beautiful books by  The famous Tibetan Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. In simple language, he explains the power of enjoying life in every moment. The way he describes how joyful it is to do a simple task like washing the dishes helps you see life in an entirely different way. Whatever you do, be mindful of that very moment. Leave the overthinking and worrying part. Thats not for you. Just sit and watch the birds fly, the rain falling or even look at small kids playing.Sit still and you will see how peaceful it is. Your life is too precious. Don’t hand it over to Mr Dep. He is completely useless. The present moment is so much more beautiful.

Listen to the  Sound of the Ocean

Video Credits:-GoJo Relax

This may sound strange at first. But it works. The sound of the ocean and its magical powers are amazing. As you look at the waves and listen to the sounds, a strange calmness engulfs you. It’s as if your troubles are getting washed away. Your mind is free of all disturbing thoughts and you find the experience a new strength.

And by the way, Did I mention that Mr Dep is not good at swimming?So why not just wash him away 😊

Affirm that  you are happy

I want you to know that feeling low is normal. No one is immune to those moments. Our strength to rising above those feelings awakens when we trust God or the Universe without a doubt. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMAIN THE STATE OF SADNESS. The Past is over and gone. Get help from people around you. Never feel that you have to suffer in silence. Go within yourself and search for who you are really. Maybe, this is the time meant for you to rediscover your true self. Think Happy thoughts, Affirm and keep affirming that you are happy.

Sharing my favourite quotes  from Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
  • “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
  • “I will practice coming back to the present moment…not letting regrets and sorrow drag me back into the past or letting anxieties, fears, or cravings pull me out…”
  • “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

I sincerely hope this article helps you with finding peace again.

Sending you lots of hope and happiness…

Till we meet again -Lots of love, From Mini 🙂

Discover the Secrets of Raising Happy Kids!

Most parents have asked themselves a question -Am I a good parent, at least a dozen times. Well, I certainly have, guess I have lost count of the number of times 😊 There is this feeling of uncertainty as to whether or not we are raising our kids right or not. There are other times when we know instinctively that the kids seem to be doing well. The purpose of today’s article is to make a few points clear on what helps raise happy kids. By default, parents know what is good for their kids. It’s just the way of nature. You may doubt yourself many times, however, don’t stress out. You know what is best for your kid. Instead of comparing yourself to other parents who seem to be doing the perfect job of raising picture-perfect kids, rely on your instincts and trust your intuition. That should do the trick. So now let us move ahead to see a few pointers to raising happier kids.

Nurture your happiness

Believe me when I say that happy kids come from homes where the parents are happy. The responsibilities of a family will take its toll on each one of you out there. But remember- you need to prioritise your happiness to keep your kids smiling. Being grumpy and complaining all the time about the chores you have to do, the hard work it takes, how little appreciation you get etc is giving out negative vibes to your family. To avoid all this, you take time for some Me time, go enjoy it and come back refreshed. It will make a world of difference to the way kids see you They will even respect you more for the fact that despite all the hard work, you can still be cheerful and merry!

Let them get bored

There is no need to entertain the kids all day long. They need some time to be bored. This is when their creativity takes roots. They explore options to keep themselves interested and you will be surprised to see what fun games or projects they come up with. Yes, the house may get messed up, however, teach yourself to see the creative mind behind the mess. And for sure, make it a point that they need to help clear their mess.

Don’t be the genie in the lamp

 Kids will keep on asking for stuff. It is not your duty to get them everything they want. Smaller wishes lead on to bigger ones and gradually kids get the idea that they can expect their parents to provide for whatever they ask. So curb those unrealistic demands early enough. Do not feel guilty or do not feel that you are a bad parent. This gentle refusal to meet all demands will help them realise the value of money, time and hard work. Also, they will learn the lesson that life comes with not only roses but has a couple of thorns as well. It will do them good, I promise.

Praise your kids for the right stuff

Praising your kids for every little achievement will leave them feeling entitled to appreciation. As they grow up, the world is not always going to keep appreciating them. This may disturb them and leave them upset. So get them ready to face the real world and save the praises for achievement that matter. Your sincere words of encouragement will be more than enough for a lot of small goals achieved. Help them feel that they earned praise. This is a valuable lesson, even if you have to teach them the hard way.

Teach them to value relationships

Kids learn how to value relationships from home. Teach them with your example that family matters.No matter how busy you are, you have to show kids that family is a priority. This will be engraved in their little minds. And this is how they get to value their relationships later on.

Don’t expect perfection every time

Expect kids to make an effort. Don’t stress on getting everything perfectly right. Give them the chance and freedom to make mistakes, realise those mistakes and then work on correcting them.

Teach them Prayer, gratitude and how to apologise

I do not have words to stress this point enough. Kids need to learn how to thank anyone who helps them. There is no social status, money or age involved here. If someone, anyone for that matter, helps them or does them a favour, your kids should be grateful for that, no matter how small it is. Likewise, if they have hurt another person, you should teach them to apologise. Above all, teach them to believe in the Divine strength and offer a prayer each day. This gives them the mental and emotional strength to face their reality.

From a mom’s experience:-

Dear parents, please do read the following tips. Do not compare your kids with their friends, cousins or neighbours. That hurts their self-respect and they feel inferior. Let your kids be responsible for their lives and allow them to make mistakes too. They should be confident to speak openly with their parents. So helping them confide in you is very important. Let them know that it is ok to fail because what counts is getting back on their feet after the fall.

I am sure this article has helped a few of you who are struggling to do the right thing and give the best to your kids. There is no such thing as a perfect family. We all learn through our mistakes and the learning process is what creates those strong bonds between us. Relax, breathe and love with all your heart. Your kids are growing up just fine!

Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
Alice Munro

Powerful, Inspiring Quotes to Change Your Life

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” Jack Dempsey

 “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?” Greg Plitt

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

“Let go of the thoughts that don’t make you strong.” —Karen Salmansohn

Surprising Benefits of Yoga- A miracle cure for your body and soul

Five years  back ,I came upon a miracle cure for many physical ailments. Not only did I get relief from physical discomfort, I also found an extraordinary sense of peace and calm. Today I am going to share this beautiful experience called Yoga with all my beloved readers. Let’s look at the immense benefits we get by practising yoga daily. I will also share some of my favourite yoga poses and their individual magical advantages. Before we start, I would like to remind all of you that Yoga should be practised initially in the presence of a certified and experienced yoga practitioner. Please do not try the poses on your own until you are confident that you are doing it correctly.

With daily practice of yoga, even beginners can achieve the following:-

  • Mental calmness and Mindfulness
  • Controlled breathing
  • Highly flexible body
  • Toned muscles and strengthened core
  • Increased weight loss
  • Healthy internal organs
  • Improved body shape
  • Better resistance to diseases
  • Increased immunity
  • Excellent focus and improved concentration
  • Enhanced blood circulation
  • Better bone health
  • Improved body vital signs

Eye-opening benefits of 3  simple yoga poses

1.Cobra pose


  • Strengthens the entire spinal cord 
  • Tones your pelvic area and buttocks
  • Gives stimulation to all the internal abdominal organs
  • Helps to stretch the chest and all organs in the upper body
  • Expands your heart and helps increased lung function.
  • Gives comfort to your entire body
  • Instant stress buster
  • Reduces fatigue and energises you from within
  • Provides relief and soothes conditions like sciatica.
  • Excellent remedy for respiratory disorders including asthma

2.Tree pose


  • Induces a centred feeling
  • Gives your excellent posture
  • Improves mental balance, concentration and helps you focus better
  • Improves problem-solving ability
  • Strengthens the muscles in your leg
  • Tones and shapes your legs
  • Provides great support to the ligaments in the feet
  • Stabilises the pelvic region and improves the functioning of internal pelvic organs

3.Bridge pose

(Bandha Sarvangasana)

  • Instant relief to shoulder pain
  • Greatly improves digestion
  • Increased blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body
  • Triggers happy feelings by relieving stress
  • Antidote to depression
  • Soothes the central nervous system
  • Gives excellent strength to the buttocks, hamstrings and lower back.
  • Expands your upper body including chest region, spine, hips and neck
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland and improves thyroid function
  • Improves functioning of abdominal organs.

A special  note to beginners :-

Yoga is a practice that should be enjoyed. It cleanses your body and soul alike. Take it slow and steady. Master the sense of calmness and balance at your own pace. Never give up even though you are making slow progress. The benefits of yoga take place initially in your internal organs. Hence the visible changes occur gradually. Never get disappointed. Even 15 minutes of your day spent on simple yoga poses is a bonus for your physical fitness and mental health. Again I request all the beginners to start with lessons from an experienced yoga teacher. Take deep breaths and continue your efforts until a day arrives when you feel incomplete without practising Yoga!

Miracle Foods that help boost immunity instantly

Today, some of us are in the fear of catching the deadly virus as it is still spreading at alarming rates. Staying positive and keeping our bodies healthy is the need of the hour. This is no time to panic. We fall sick mainly when our immunity levels are down. When our immune system is weak, our body is left with less power to resist or fight the attack of microbes. So today, I am going to run you through a few essential food ingredients that can be included in your daily diet to help boost immunity naturally. At the end of the article, I am also going to include a few of my favourite and effective (from personal experience) home remedies that have helped to increase resistance against infections. I hope this is helpful to all my readers and pray that all of you remain safe during these difficult times.


Rich in Vit C and completely packed with anti-microbial properties, lemon is a great lifesaver which when added to your daily diet works wonders. Vitamin  C is necessary for increasing your immunity. Also lemon aids in boosting body metabolism. Hydration improves when you drink lemon juice daily and your skin quality also improves. Regular intake of lemon juice helps keep kidney stones at bay also.


Turmeric has a component called Curcumin. This is the ingredient mainly responsible for the medicinal properties of turmeric. It boosts the immunity of your body highly. Also, turmeric greatly improves signs of depression and helps bring positive changes in Alzheimer’s patients. You can prevent heart disorders and is a great antioxidant. It also has antibiotic powers which help heal injuries and cuts. It is also a good anti-toxic agent. The list goes on and on.


This is a personal favourite of mine. Ginger is well known for its anti-microbial properties.  It’s hard to list the benefits of ginger as there is quite a lot. I will list down the most important ones below. Please note that ginger can be used raw or also as dry ginger (mainly used for the treatment of colds, cough and fever). Gingerol, the active component in Ginger is mainly responsible for its medicinal properties. This helps in curing nausea, morning sickness, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, muscle soreness, heart diseases and also lowers blood sugar. You get great relief from indigestion with regular intake of ginger. Taking dry ginger powder during your menstrual period helps relieve cramps and reduces your discomfort too.


Garlic has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is highly nutritive and is used as a natural ingredient to lower cholesterol. Regular consumption of garlic helps to reduce your blood pressure too. Garlic contains the compound called Allicin which has great medicinal properties. Garlic has been used from ancient times to treat liver disorders, Tuberculosis, colic, dysentery, diabetes and many other ailments. Adding garlic to your cooking also increases the taste of the final cooked dish.


Honey is a natural medicine used in many home remedies. The natural healing power of honey is well known. Honey is full of antioxidants and has anti-bacterial properties too. It gives great comfort when consumed during a sore throat. The digestive tract also benefits from regular consumption of raw honey. The body metabolism also improves when you take honey with warm water early in the morning.

Black pepper

A great antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory food! Coming from a South  Indian family, I have always used Black pepper while cooking for the family. Black pepper is considered to be a magic spice which is used commonly in dishes. Pepper is effective in curing common colds, fever and throat infections. It is also carminative. Intestinal gas formation is reduced by the regular intake of pepper. Black pepper is also great when trying for weight reduction. But we’ll go into that in another post soon. Increasing your pepper intake has another advantage. The body gets rid of toxins as it gets warmed up and sweat more while having pepper.

Yoghurt or Curd

Yoghurt, as well as homemade curd, is full of probiotics. This means that it contains healthy bacteria which is good for your intestine. The presence of such bacteria help to aid in digestion and keeps the digestive tract healthy and strong. Include curd or yoghurt twice a week in your diet so that your digestive system becomes more immune and resistant to external infections.

Easy homemade cures to boost immunity

Lemon Honey Drink

This is an easy drink with huge benefits.  As we saw in the above list, both the ingredients are filled with Vitamin C and antimicrobial properties. The drink is an immunity-boosting mixture and also increases your body metabolism. Take this daily early morning or at bedtime to see positive changes in your body. It helps reduce body fat, eliminates toxins and detoxifies the body.

Turmeric and honey combination

This is a magic potion that has immense medicinal benefits. When the two products are mixed, you can speed up your rate of healing. The combination is a powerful immunity booster. Taken regularly keeps you safe and protected. More than a cure, it is used as a preventive for several diseases. This is also an effective skincare pack. The healing effects of both honey and turmeric help you cure several skin disorders and you attain clear, glowing skin.

Milk and Turmeric drink

Another elixir for health. Take a quarter glass of warm milk and add a little turmeric to it. Have this mixture just before your bedtime. It gives you great strength to fight most kinds of infections. Your respiratory tract also benefits immensely from having this regularly.

Ginger tea

Another superpower soothing drink. Just grate ginger into your boiling water and add your tea leaves. Then, as usual, you may consume this. If you prefer milk tea, you can add some boiled mil to the boiled water too. It soothes your throat and gives comfort to your digestive tract too. The properties of ginger keep your body and immune system in perfect condition.

Concluding note

I have compiled the above article based on personal experience. The post would be too long if I added the rest of the food components and recipes. So you can have more information about some other awesome immunity-boosting food ingredients in the next post. I hope all of you try and include these ingredients in your daily diet to increase your immunity power and keep yourself safe.

Do let me know if the article was useful. Waiting to hear from you …

The shortest key to happiness-Be true and honest to yourself

You may know of several people who have reached the heights of their career, others may have succeeded in acquiring impressive amounts of wealth and so on. However, the real question is -are they really happy?

I was talking to a friend the other day about all the depressing news we were receiving regarding the current COVID pandemic. People all over seem to be losing hope. There has been an increase in the number of suicides, deaths due to heart failure and many more heartbreaking situations. All that got me thinking-Life is so uncertain and with the time we have left, are we all really happy?

I asked myself what makes me happy. Is it money, fame, or something else?   I discovered that I am truly happy with the simplest little things in life. Of course, bigger achievements have their share in creating a good life. However, I think happiness comes from something more. You may not have a great deal of money, or you may not have achieved that dream job yet. Still, real happiness is when you remain true to yourself. Inner peace is the only aspect that leaves you feeling satisfied with life. And to get that genuine feeling of happiness, you must stay true to your values and principles. Treat others equally well. Treat them with dignity and respect. You may not receive the exact treatment back, however, in the long run, being honest and true to who you are, keeps you peaceful.

As for me, happiness is watching the rain drizzle down onto the earth, gazing at the beautiful sky as the sun sets, hugging my kids tight and knowing that they are safe. The smile I get when I cook a tasty meal, the excitement on my kids’ face as they describe a new incident at school, the simplest questions like- How was your day, are your feeling okay- and all those wonderful, touching moments that gently tug at my heart. They stay forever in my happy memories box. I hope you all have similar moments that make life worthwhile.  Like I always say, stay happy and stay blessed dears 😊

Four Powerful Points on Self Care

Not many of us realise the importance of self-care until it is too late. We think that indulging in a bit of self-care is selfish and wrong. Its high time to change those thoughts. Self-care is important and essential to our well being. Why? There comes a point in everyone’s lives when we realise that running around the clock, taking care of other people and trying to complete our own set of assigned duties is taking a toll of our minds as well as physical health. When you put up with many years of selfless service, you end up neglecting yourself. Now is the time to understand that it is completely fine to be selfish and take care of yourself. You must keep time for self-care every day. Let us look through a few simple, yet powerful tricks to this end.

Meditate and be mindful of breathing

Meditation is the most effective tool to help heal yourself. Work out your mind with meditation. Keep aside time for helping your mind stay in control. Follow guided meditations to calm your thoughts. Practice controlled breathing and be aware of your breath. It helps a great deal when you focus on your breath. Negative thoughts get washed away as you fill your mind with healing sounds and breath control. This is the first step in healing all those years of neglect.

Bring back your hobbies

As life goes by, most of us give up hobbies and interests that once filled our days with a thrilling sense of achievement. Some of you may love reading. Pick up that book again.  Read to your heart’s content. Remember that there is no one to stop you, except yourself. Dance, sing, listen to music, go ahead and play your favourite sport. Start doing whatever you left behind before the wheels of life turned you into a busy bee. Make time to indulge in the joy of feeling alive.

Pay attention to the little things

Social media is interfering in our lives so much these days. Instead of enjoying the moment, everyone is busy capturing the image. Not only do they take hundreds of photos, but the pics are also updated instantly on different social media platforms. The beauty of the moment gets lost in all that frenzy. Please don’t do that!

The mesmerizing softness of a sunset can leave you speechless if you just allow yourself to enjoy it. Watching a squirrel collect its food and scramble up a tree, counting the stars, listening to the rain pouring down, feeling the slight drizzle of the rain- There is so much to love and cherish in this beautiful world. Leave out the urge to show society your best always. Capture these extraordinary moments in your heart. That’s what counts and those moments are the real treasures you get to keep.

Set your standards and focus on your goals

Many times, we lower our standards for people we love. We give in to their demands and forget that our goals were completely different. If you are someone who has lost sight of all those happy dreams you had as a bubbly teenager, know that its time to brush off the dust, pick up the pieces and start working on your dreams again. Age is just a number, so do not be overwhelmed by the lost years. Any time is a good time to start again. Make a list of your goals, focus on them and go get them all!

PS:-*I need you to remember this*

As you move along in the journey of life, you realise that being your own friend is the best option you have. You can either motivate yourself or bring yourself down. The choice is yours. So why not go for the better one? Keep a list of positive affirmations and force yourself to stick to the choice of being happy. Think positive thoughts and attract all those high-frequency energies straight into your life. You are and you can become the person you have always dreamt of being!

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost

It’s time to begin a healthy lifestyle

The world has come to a stage wherein staying healthy and fit is the motto for survival. Staying healthy is now the keyword in fitness regimes. More than a beauty conscious population, we now have people who are determined to stay fit and active. In a way, health is co-related to the word fitness. A person who neglects his health and fitness falls ill. 

What do you mean by a healthy body?

 A healthy body is a person who is in a state of mental, physical as well as emotional well being. He/ She does not suffer from any ailment or pain.

A simple explanation for Fitness

Fitness can be described as maintaining the wellbeing of your body at all levels-physical, emotional(spiritual) and mental states. A fit person is someone who is aware of his physical health and keeps his mind occupied with happy positive thoughts.

What do you need to get a healthy & fit body?

  • A deep and genuine interest to keep your body fit
  • The Will power to stick  to a health & fitness plan
  • The Patience and willingness to wait for and see results

Today we’ll have a look at some very simple changes to adopt for a healthier lifestyle. These are the basic changes you can adopt slowly at your own pace. Make up your mind to keep yourself healthy and fit. Start practising the following points daily. Here, I have divided the points into two groups. One is for your physical health, the other for your emotional well-being.

Focus on your Physical Health

  1. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water-a minimum of 3 litres per day. This flushes away the toxic components in the body.
  2. Begin a healthy, balanced diet and control your intake of junk food.
  3. Lower your alcohol consumption and stick to limits
  4. Say no to Smoking-it may be  hard but highly advisable
  5. Introduce loads of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy veggies.
  6. Start physical exercise- if you are a beginner, start slow and steady
  7. Take up walking for a minimum of 30 minutes per day
  8. Give your body proper rest.

How to keep your mind healthy

  1. Give serious thought to Controlling your negative thoughts
  2. Practice mindfulness through Daily Meditation
  3. Start breathing exercises with the help of an experienced Teacher
  4. Believe in yourself- You create your destiny with positive thoughts
  5. Stay away from negativity
  6. Learn to say No when needed
  7. Practice self-love and make sure to take care of yourself
  8. Laugh away your worries and spend time with close friends who bring out the smiles in you.
  9. Sleep well and sleep sound
  10. Realise that you receive what you send out into the Universe- So keep your vibrations high
  11. Practice gratitude for all the blessings in your life

A concluding tip

Keeping yourself in good spirits and adopting a healthy lifestyle brings you inner peace and stability. Just follow these tips and I promise you will start seeing positive changes in your life. Stay happy and healthy!

My top five techniques to keep calm amidst the chaos

At times, life turns completely crazy and spins in confusing directions. There is chaos everywhere. All of us could do with a superhero in such instances. But how many of you know that you can take control of the situation, Of course,not the external one, we are talking about how you respond. You can face any challenge and overcome difficulties by practicing a few proven techniques .Give yourself some space and start believing in yourself. You have the power to unleash the solutions you are searching for.

Create your own garden of peace

The human mind is a great tool, a powerful one too. The influence your thoughts have on your life is more than you can imagine. All of us have certain dominant thoughts that lay around in our minds constantly. You may be engaged in an activity, however, if you check, you will find that the mind keeps returning to those thoughts whenever possible. So keep thinking positive. The more you focus on good things, happy events- the more positive things you experience. You can create your own garden of peace in your mind. Imagine a calm, serene atmosphere with fresh smells and a lot of abundance in nature. The picture need not be the same for all. If you are not a nature person, think about a place that gives you a lot of peace. Visit this place when your mind gets disturbed. Feel and inhale peace surrounding you.

Keep still as you  focus on the task on hand

For most people, doing one thing at a time is difficult. It feels like wasting time while concentrating on only one thing. Most people are experts in multi-tasking. That’s what they have learnt to do to manage a lot of things. However, in the long run, this becomes stressful and tedious. While smart multitasking enables us to complete our daily tasks effectively, it also takes a toll on our emotional, mental and physical health. So once in a while, learn to take a break. Just try doing one thing at a time. If you are working on an official report, do just that. If you are teaching your kid, concentrate on that. Likewise, every little task for that day should be done slowly and calmly. It makes a huge difference to take one day off from all that hustle and enjoy doing one thing at a time.

Practice gratitude and prayer

Even during the worst times in our lives, there is always something to be grateful about. This is not just an age-old sentence that you have read or been advised about. It is a fact. There is an unlimited source of energy or strength that some of us call God, others may call it The Universe as well. Tap into that source. You may be overwhelmed with worries and can be completely tensed. However, there will be one small thing that you can always be grateful for. It is up to you to realise that gratitude always fills your heart with strength. Being grateful for the smallest things is a silver lining on any dark day. If you don’t find anything at all, just be grateful that you are still breathing and have woken up that day. You get more to be grateful if you train your mind to keep saying Thanks!

Indulge in outdoor activities

There is nothing like a cool breeze to calm your senses. A long walk in solitude gives you the answers to many questions. Physical exercise or other outdoor activities release hormones that eliminate uneasy feelings. Once you exercise your body well, you will be more focused on getting better, both physically and mentally. Take some time off from your busy schedule, say 30 mins, to take a good run or have a long walk. Join a gym or a yoga class and give yourself the benefit of a daily healthy routine. This gives you great results in your appearance and mental well being.

Vent out to a true friend

Everyone has at least one person whom they consider as a true friend. It could be your partner, your parent, a sibling, a close friend, a mentor or anyone who makes you feel safe. Someone who doesn’t judge you. Talk to such buddies. Vent out your feelings and let them know what you are going through. Feeling demotivated and being in low spirits is not unusual. Don’t keep it to yourself. If you don’t want to speak it out, just hang out with your friend. Spend time talking about any other topic. Watch a movie together, go for walks or even better- go have some of your favourite snacks! Distracting yourself and paying attention to what your friends have to say is a great way to heal yourself. A cup of coffee and a hearty chit chat may be all you need to push away those negative thoughts!

Concluding note

When life gets crazy, take a step back. Let the chaos run its course. Know that you can stay calm and stable even when nothing is going your way. Keep up the right attitude and focus on the good aspects of life. When life pushes you against the wall, stay alert and check how you respond. It is easier said than done, however, give it all you have. Turn your life around by choosing your thoughts and focusing on the good!

Welcome to ‘Love your life’

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hey there…Dawn to dusk, we all rush through our days to finish off chores, work deadlines, family commitments and so much more. At the end of the day, most of us are left with the option to drop down fatigued and dead tired. Through this blog, I am trying to bring in some kind of relief, lots of joy and a platform for all of you out there to share what you really want out of this beautiful life that we have been gifted. Let’s start a wonderful journey right now… Feel free to tell me what topics you would like me to include and what you would like to read more about.

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