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My 7 step magical Sunday morning routine that works!

Hello everyone!

It has been quite a long time since I posted on this blog. It was a much needed break that felt really good. Being into a constantly evolving career comprising of digital marketing and sales with demanding timelines, it is very easy to feel all over the place and overwhelmed. But I am back and will be up and about regularly henceforth. Today I am going to be letting yu in on my Sunday morning routine!

Why should I have a routine even on a Sunday?                                          So why do you need a Sunday morning routine you might ask! Since each and every one of us works on a schedule throughout the week, it is very essential to have at least a day dedicated solely to achieving calm and peace within yourself!  In case you are dealing with a stressful day, here are some tips to help wind you down!

I am a firm believer of spending a lot of time dedicated to making myself grow. It is only when we are at utter peace and calm with ourselves that we can achieve self growth and miracles in our day to day lives! 

This is the very reason why I have a special Sunday morning routine! This helps me stay relaxed and ready to face the new week with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Since a lot of people feel overwhelmed or anxious on Sundays, I have decided to let you in on this routine which really works for me!

On to my 7 step magical routine:

  1. Sunday = ME day: Treat Sunday as a day set aside just for yourself! This is your day, spend it doing what you love most! Schedule some time out for self care rituals, working on your side hustle or to even progress at your new hobby! I spend my Sunday by working on things that I love, like working on my bullet journal, treating myself to an amazing dessert and so on! 🙂
  2. Wake up: While this one may seem obvious but it is what makes a TON of a difference! What i mean by this is DO NOT set an alarm on a Sunday morning! Instead try to hit the bed early on a Saturday night and then let your body complete its natural sleep cycle and rhythm. Just sync in to your own body clock! This natural sleep is very essential for good health and healthy neural connections even! Since I am a fairly early riser, I am up by 7.30 am on most Sundays. 
  3. Make your bed: So what is SO magically amazing about making your own bed? It is the feeling that you have already begun the day and have tidied up and organised something! A tidy space is definitely a more productive space! I always feel the simple joy of making my own bed! It is more likely a regular over the week ritual for me!
  4. Meditate: I think I would require a WHOLE NEW BLOG POST to write over how meditation can change your life over time! Believe me when I say meditation is not something to be ignored! Dedicate at least 10 minutes of your Sunday morning to meditation and be prepared to see significant improvements in your mental health and productivity! I use the Headspace App in order to get meditating on a regular basis and track my progress!
  5. Drink water: JUST Drink it – Lots of it! You will thank me later!
  6. Eat a wholesome breakfast: Although not exclusively a Sunday morning ritual, having a wholesome breakfast ensures that you can kickstart the day on an energetic note! More energy means all the more energy and enthusiasm to work on the things that you love! My favourite breakfast on Sundays is some omelettes and buttered toast and it is enough to fuel me up!
  7. Try a new self care ritual: My favourite is to just be still! We are constantly running around the clock throughout the week and have lost our ability to find the whole meaning of being in the present, in the now, with peace with our own selves! I have realised that this has helped me make sense of many crossroads in my life and has also led to a good flow of creative juices! I suggest you to try this or find your own one which adds value to your Sunday!

So this is my 7 step magical routine! Is there a particular routine which you have? Let me know in the comments if you do and do give this piece of content a share to spread the word! 🙂

You can also check out this calming book which gives some powerful morning mantras to begin each day on a positive note! Photo by Bailey Zindel on Unsplash

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. 😊

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. 😊

Hello everyone!

Hope you have had a good week! It’s already Saturday morning and for me, the week just seemed to fly away.

I haven’t been able to write as much as I wanted to this week but I will try my best to make it up in the next one!

Last week, Maggie of dreaming of Guatemala nominated me for the Cramm Award in one of her award posts. This is why, today’s post is going to be related to my nomination for the Cramm Award!

The Creator of the Cramm Award: Liv at theCramm is the creator! The Cramm is an awesome website which converts everyday news into an easier to read through format. Do check it out! 

Nominator: Maggie of dreamingofGuatemala! She is an amazing individual and I always look forward to her blog posts. This award, coming from her, is very special for me! 😊

Rules for the Cramm Award: 

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people who motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world.
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question

Three Things That Motivate Me To Blog:

  1. The exchange of thoughts – A big reason that motivates me to blog is the fact that blogging introduces my thoughts and ideas to other bloggers. The interaction with other bloggers irrespective of the the topics they blog on is something that I enjoy!
  2. A chance to help others notice life’s little pleasures – I love it when people like what I write or at least feel a little happy when I share my experiences with them. 
  3. The enormous number of quality blogs based on varied topics! – Of course! I can never leave out all those awesome bloggers out there. The internet is flooded with so many of them whose writing motivates me and makes me challenge myself when it comes to writing!

    Three People Who Inspire Me To Blog:

    1. My mom  My mother inspires me to do so many things, including blogging! She has always supported every decision i have ever taken in my life and that alone is an inspiration for me to keep doing better each day!
    2.  My guiding angel – I am sure there is one who always guides me on my life path! My blogging journey is one such example – I created my website on the spur of the moment or rather it just happened without any prior planning. I had always wanted to start my blog but one evening, I simply decided to create a WordPress account and write out a blog post and hit the publish button! I think my guiding angel just gave me the push I needed to enter into the world of blogging! 😊
    3. Other bloggers – Ok, I know that other bloggers are not one person but they all are the ones who inspire me to blog and get better at it!

    A big thank you to all these people! Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to write even a single word! 😊 💕

      The one thing that can improve the world:

      Compassion –

      “The most powerful force in the world that can change the lives of millions of people is Compassion.” – Steve Aitchison.

      “Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering.” – Dalai Lama.

      I seriously feel that compassion is very important, has always been, especially at this point of time in the world. I have noticed that many people are sometimes insensitive when it comes to other people and their sufferings. People have developed a self-centric attitude and sometimes ignore to pay attention beyond their own self. Compassion is to become aware of another person’s suffering and to do your bit towards relieving the other person’s suffering and not to become the cause of another man’s suffering. A little bit of compassion and kindness has the ability to turn the world around! It has been scientifically proved that practicing compassion helps develop lasting happiness, the kind of happiness and self contentment that sticks around for a long time.

      My Answer to Maggie’s Question:

      Question: What’s your favorite inspiring quote? Why does it inspire you? 

      Answer: I love quotes and the messages they pass on to us. There are just so very mang ones that inspire me! But the following one has a big role in inspiring me;

      “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take that step.” – Uche Odiatu.

      This quote never fails to inspire me to take that one step closer to my goal. We have all been in that place and moment in our lives where we were unable to figure out where to begin or what to do next. I have hesitated or quit doing something all together because of this dilemma. This quote taught me that my efforts, however small, can be enough to propel me in the right direction. This quote has helped me get through those times, has motivated and inspired me to take that tiny crucial step further. 

      Nominations:

      I seriously get inspired by all you bloggers out here and this is why am unable to select a few. My nominations are open to all so if anyone who wishes to go ahead and answer my question can do so! 😊

      My Question: 

      If you lived your life without any fear or restrictions, what is the one thing you would do to change the world?

      Answer away! I would delight me to read your answers! 😊

      Have a great weekend! Love, Pooja.

      Hello everyone!

      It’s Saturday today. The awaited ‘weekend’ is finally here. 

      So, why the awaited weekend, you might ask. Since I have started blogging, I have realised the true importance of living in the moment, being positively present in each moment. As much as I love practicing this, weekends are also another story altogether! 😊

      To all of us, the weekend has a different meaning. Some people might spend this weekend working, while others might be going off to celebrate it with their friends and loved ones – the list of weekend activities is endless! Everyone loves them as they have something good in store for everyone!

      Here’s why I love weekends!

      Reason number 1.

      Weekends mean two, long, blissful days at my favourite place – ‘Home’! I love to be at home. Weekends spent at home charge me up and fill me with happiness and motivation. It is my personal ‘me’ space. All I do is read a really good book, find out what to blog about, watch a little tv, organise a bit or get crafty with a unique project to get in the best of spirits! I can go on and on about the joys of being at home, but maybe in another post! 😉

      Reason number 2.

      Spending time with people I love and doing the things I love to is another great thing about weekends. Working throughout the week can leave very little time to spend with the people who really matter. My weekends are beautiful because I get to spend quality time with my family – even if it is just to go out together to buy the groceries! 😊 Also throughout the week, I can barely spend time with my two little rays of sunshine – my goldfish! Weekends are spent enjoying lovely moments with those two!

      Reason number 3.

      Getting some quality time gives one a chance to brush up on some skills as well as to learn something new. This can help one achieve future goals as well as find something entirely new to obsess about – as we cannot know about all the amazing things there are on the planet already, can we? It can light that fire within you to get better at your work as well! Weekends are amazing to learn chunks of new information at a pace we are comfortable with.

      This weekend, I am going to do just a little bit of all these three! Some of my activities include;

      1. Looking up for ways that can make my blog better.
      2. Completing a milestone for a course in HTML and CSS I have recently taken up. Going through a few books on that subject too.
      3. Spending time with my adorable pets and family!
      4. Browsing through some blogs that always inspire me to do better! (Will let you in on that list one day!)
      5. Spending some interruption free ‘me’ time’.
      6. Reading up a book that I have completed halfway. (It does happen when one is busy!)
      7. Maybe plan a short outing with my family.

      So, that is what I will be doing this weekend! What are your plans? Do share in the wonderful details!

      Have a positive weekend. Love, Pooja. 😊