The Malign Impact of Self-Criticism

The Malign Impact of Self-Criticism

Blog, Education, Personal, Relationship
Improving self-esteem and dealing with self-conversations Accept or deny, you are constantly judged and criticized. You can shout it on a loudspeaker that, ‘You never judge anyone’. The reality is all of us judge each other from the moment we get to know each other. If this is not enough, we have self-criticisms that run parallelly. All this cohesively has a malign impact on our self-esteem. Regardless of what the external world says, if the little inner voice understands you, there is nothing that can stop you from living a happy and content life. Don't Let People Hamper You It is very rare that we appreciate ourselves and look up to the best qualities and strengths of our personality. Most often, the self-criticism has been negative talk with the inner…
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Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Blog, Education, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
How do you declutter the clutter of honesty and diplomacy? There is one question that is part of every childhood. Irrespective of which era you are born, you will undeniably be faced with this question. Guess which is this question? (If you guessed it right, pat yourself). ‘Do you like Mummy or Daddy?’ And, the answer always precedes with a pause, and then the child usually responds, ‘I love both my Mummy & Daddy’ Honesty & Diplomacy The child doesn’t want to hurt either of the parents and hence gives the first diplomatic answer of its life. If the child was honest to its heart, we as elders might not be able to take it. Isn’t it? Just when the kid is about to speak, the first moral value that…
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I am Sure You Would Relate to Me, As You Read This

I am Sure You Would Relate to Me, As You Read This

Blog, Health, Personal, Social
Born in the ’80s, most people around me, tell me that ‘I am an Old Soul’ and should have born in the 60’s era. That, I haven’t yet embraced the millennial generation. Times have changed, but my clock is ticking in the 80’s & 90’s phase, and so is my approach to many small things in daily life. If you read along, I am going to share with you, the most hilarious, creepy, and annoying actions of my life and the OCD that I possess, which usually terrorizes people around me. All of us have such attitudes and activities, but we generally don’t accept or appreciate ourselves and have a burst of laughter with it. I am sure you would hold on to my thoughts somewhere in my journey, as…
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When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

Blog, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_1122" align="aligncenter" width="867"] Bye 2018 Welcome 2019[/caption]   2018 - A year filled with lots of celebrations. Whether it was birthdays, anniversaries or festivals, celebrations were in full swing. Oh! Not to forget those unbeatable vacation time with my partner in crime. Yet, somewhere, I personally wasn't happy or satisfied with how 2018 treated me. Health was constantly in an angry and grumpy mood. My body and I were mutually disconnected. The life as a freelancer wasn’t so great with lots of downs and hope of up in the graph. Rarely blogged, hardly got paid or exciting work and seldom responded to the audience. In short, a very dull year. As the year ended, I reflected the events of 2018 and my reactions to those occasions, I was startled to…
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And This is What I am Proud Of…

And This is What I am Proud Of…

Blog, Personal, Social
[caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="232"] Love Thyself!!![/caption]   Sometimes working from home and working solo, handling personal and professional commitments can be quite overwhelming. Today was one such day. The multiple deliveries of projects, online mentoring and reviewing of students, hundreds of mundane household chores, and above all my never-ending pursuit to hit the gym. Oh, My God, today was one among the exhaustive days with lots of certainty and uncertainty. What better than a long walk accompanied by the evergreen tunes of the Legendary A.R. Rahman to beat the tiredness. A man who doesn’t need a definition. I am proud and blessed to be born in this time of the evolution where I can cherish memories of his music. (Don’t worry, I am not going to talk to about ARR).…
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Words of Gratitude and Grit – A Million Questions

Words of Gratitude and Grit – A Million Questions

Blog, Personal, Relationship
I watch the last scintillating rise of the glorious sun of this year, giving me infinite positive energies and sowing the words of gratitude and grit in me. And once again, here I am, writing yet another, Thank You Blog for my incredible audience who have been sailing with me in my journey of life. I owe every pie of the success and failure (vital steps of the ladder of growth) to my audience who have given me constructive feedback. I am indebted to my readers who are a passive catalyst in my life as a writer and aid me pushing my limits. [caption id="attachment_1005" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Make the Best of your Life[/caption] As I look down to the sweepers on the road, I see two women talking to each…
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The Lost Road

The Lost Road

Blog, Personal
[caption id="attachment_969" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Lost Road[/caption] It’s Friday Morning and I get this text from a friend, ‘I have not seen your blog for a very long time. Neither any other activity happening on your website’, a message from one of my silent, subtle followers of my writings and work. Strange to know and realize that, there are a set of audience who wait for your work and thoughts. It has been quite a few months that I have written for myself. Umpteen number of commitments in the personal and professional end; and most of the times procrastination and liberty of zero deadlines have led to the almost death of my website. There have so many times when I wanted to write, but something or the other stopped me.…
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Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Blog, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_938" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?[/caption] ‘When he becomes older, he will act maturely’, ‘She behaves in a childish way. Hope she is matured enough to handle life’, ‘At this age, you are supposed to handle your life in a matured way’. Yes! We have all grown up listening to these clichéd conversations. Personally, I have experienced many people using such statements, in their wisdom of affection for their loved ones. Sometimes, even I tend to utter such words. Maybe consciously or unconsciously, our minds are wired to those thoughts after years of constant hearing of the same. The link between the age of a person and their behavior are to assess the maturity level of the person. Is the society, the thought…
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Far Away from their Roots

Far Away from their Roots

Blog, Personal, Social
Is their life Glossy or Gloomy? A phone call which uncovered a deep wound, filled with blood stains of heart-wrenching emotions, pertaining to thousands like her. ‘A dreamy, fantasy filled, glossy life is what they believe, I live here in a foreign land’, utters with a wet eye, choking throat, with a subtle smile. Far away, little did they know, why and how, we are living a life, far away from our roots, in a foreign land, amidst the aliens? With a strange feeling and hundreds of unspoken words and emotions, the call ended abruptly, followed by text message of reconnecting, some time later. Alas! An Indian in Foreign Land. The days passed by, but the conversation lingered in my mind. There has been millions of instances, while I have…
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Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year?

Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year?

Blog, Personal
Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year? A few years back, when Facebook was a new member of our social life, many people posted stating, No Resolutions, No Goals; Resolutions and Goals blind’s the realities of life; ‘Resolutions are tools of placebo effect’ etc. I was uncertain about those statements. To start the year, reading such messages, undoubtedly gulps a negative attitude into the readers. That’s when I decided to prove the same to myself, drafted and implemented SMART goals and resolutions. Now I ask all my readers, who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year? A New Year is like writing a new chapter of your life with your own hands. It is an…
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