Just Enjoy

Heyoo! Ssup?

Let’s start today’s post in a classic cable advertisment format! (Why? Well, just for fun!)

Are you bored with every task you do? Do you feel like you want to go on a long long loonnnnggg break? Do you try “new things” but still feel the “old way”? Are you feeling listless and uninspired? 

Well worry not! That’s it! Worry not! And ENJOYYYY.

What? What was that you ask? Let me explain

I used to feel the same way, I too did not want to live a boring uninspired life. But then….

I realised that….

I was forgetting to enjoy it!

(Okay, now normal tone please! :P)

With so much stuff and so many people around us, we tend to jump from one task to the other. The breaks in between are few (talking about mental breaks) and are usually consumed by different types of social media. Now by “tasks” I don’t mean only the things related to work. These tasks can be anything, from brushing your teeth to bathing, to watching TV etc. 

We often (dare I say usually) just complete what we’re doing and move on, during which we forget to enjoy! Believe it or not these mundane things can be super fun! In fact they are. It’s us who’ve lost the ability to have fun for we only either think about the million things that should be worried about or are busy in just somehow completing our daily goals one after the other. And even when we reach our “relaxation time” or something like that, we aren’t really relaxing or enjoying it. 

I am doing an internship which has me working with differently abled children. Many of them suffer from different things but they all have something in common. They enjoy like crazy when they’re playing games (or are made to think they are playing games) or doing stuff that they wanted. And they are so happy in that moment that it feels weird just looking at them. They squeal in happiness and laugh and just enjoy every second of it. 

So I took inspiration from these lovely kids and tried to enjoy. Turns out I suck at it for I have an attention span of a goldfish! But today in Yoga Camp (don’t freak out, its an online series, click here to check it out) the practice was to enjoy. That’s when I got the hang of it! And now….*sing-song* I’m standing in the rain, writing my blog, it’s sad for my phone, but I’m having funnnn! *end-sing-song*

Humans are so silly, they got a life, they got a brain, they were then placed on an amazingly big rock which is floating without any (visible) support in vacuum (or shall we say nothingness), and this rock has some really awesome features and things but they still can’t have fun and keep worrying about stuff that won’t even have a meaning after some time!

Anyways! I am disassociating with this sad and tensed human species and I’m gonna go enjoy my two baths (one in rain, and the other cause my mum will kill me if she knew I’ve been out in the rain again). You decide what you want for yourself today! 

See yaa! Bbye! 💜

P.S. I just realized that this post reminds me of a song which used to be my favorite… The Show by Lenka! (Google here I come)

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Motivation For you and for I

Hey there.

If you’re having a hard time and feeling lost…I just want to say, Don’t give up just yet. Seriously! Don’t! I know you’ve heard this billions of time and probably told yourself this billions of time but listen to it once again. Tell yourself this once again. You’ll probably say it’s crazy tough to keep going on, well that’s only true if you believe it to be true. 

Let the anxiety and negativity go. Let the feeling that you’re failing go. Let the expectations you have from yourself go. And you, you keep going on. 

Anf if you’re in the same boat as me, lost, confused, and somewhat screwed. Don’t fear! Dig deep! Organise! Believe! And start what you want to! Do what you need to! Be what you have to! And don’t stop until the thing that you wish for is right in front of you.

Pretty soon this phase will go away. (Or atleast change) and then you’ll be happy that you did not lose spirit. 

But most of all. Stop being so serious! Enjoy where you’re at! Find what feels good! And all will be well!💜

Find What Feels Good

Do you ever wake up with an inner conflict that has you torn between whether to enjoy your life, be where you are or whether to GO OUT and get out of your comfort zone?

Well, surprisingly, I do.

I used to hate both these “philosophies”. Both contradicting each other but both claiming to help you improve your life, find yourself, and what not. But it turns out I had both of them wrong….

For me getting out of your comfort zone meant forcing yourself to do things in ways you don’t want to. Trying everything and anything. Whereas loving what you have right now meant being happy with what you have and just flowing through life without wanting more.

Now it may be that I misinterpreted both these school of thoughts, or it may be that the innumerable self help sites which force their opinion on you, do not delve much into their meanings. Nonetheless, I think I had an epiphany today…

So I wake up today sick and feeling awful. Cold, cough, and all the irritants that occupy this condition were dragging me down. I desperately wanted to feel better and be able to go to college, so I did what I do when I’m clueless. Yoga.

This post is not about yoga or its benefits. So don’t worry I will not list a 1000 reasons to practice yoga whether you want to or not.

Anyways, I like the fact that I can get my mind off things when I do some routines so usually when I do not feel “hippie”, I find a yoga for that situation. Sure enough, it was ” yoga for when you are sick” today. And like all the other times, Google (God bless for Google), listed a million links and videos which had the power to help me (no matter how remotely).

This is where my conflict or rather internal argument began. There is this one yoga channel that I absolutely love (Yoga with Adriene) and I love to explore new videos and routines she posts. Ofcourse there was a yoga routine for when you’re sick. And it began,
“I am too comfortable with Adriene now, shouldn’t I explore more channels? See what they have to offer”
“But Adriene’s the best. Other channels are boring and monotonous, you know it…”
“Yeah, but I haven’t tried all of them yet, let’s try a new instructor today”.

So the get out of you comfort zone department won, and I was trying to follow a different channel which I could only bear for 5 mins and was back with Adriene after that.

Sad on my inability to try out new stuff, it finally hit me….

Both these philosophies are same in their basic meaning. Find what feels good. (Something that Adriene keeps reinforcing and reminding us in every video).

Both the thoughts want us to explore new things. Where the first tells us to go and try things which intrigue us and not be afraid to step out of the routine, the other tells us to explore new areas in things we love already.

They both want us to explore and find new stuff that we can genuinely enjoy. In other words, FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD.

So if I like coffee, I don’t have to force myself to have tea every morning. I am allowed to enjoy my coffee. Maybe try different forma of it and see which one I love. And if, someday, a type of tea, say green tea, intrigues us, makes us think,
“Yeah, I’d like to know how it tastes” …we should go and try it.

And there you have it. My brain’s bs out on this blog. Now I don’t know what makes sense and what does not, for I am sick and not in my senses. But all I want to say is, find what feels good and have fun.
Bbye! 🙂

Aprajita Rana

A start

I wish I could start this off by narrating a really heartfelt memory or some incident which happened long ago and now can be related so that whoever reads it is mesmerized and totally impressed, but honestly, i have no such incident to cite. I do however believe in each and everyword this picture claims.

So here I am, doing something I don’t know heads and tails of! And since I am just too lazy to join a course on blogging or go to the FAQs section, or whatever it is that people usually do, I am gonna try to figure this out as I go!

I don’t have any proof for all the analytical minds out here, but I just want to say that life is really short to waste it on stuff we don’t want to do! I know, this is too clichĂ©, but it’s true nonetheless. Who knows in the next five minutes, there can be a devastating earthquake, an astroid might hit earth, a tsunami can come and so on! It does sound a little far fetched, but it has happened and who can deny it won’t happen to us?

The ticking clock of our lives can stop at any given moment, and I know that I for once want to check as many items as I can from my bucket list!

So here I am, ticking off the “start a blog” checkbox! I don’t know whether this will work or not, (and if you are an actual person and not a cat who accidently opened this then it probably is working!) but I am gonna do this anyway. Hope you enjoy my posts (and if you are a cat…wow u are genious kitty), comment below and let me know your thoughts on this one 🙂

The Moon Life

 

If you’d ask me to choose
Between the mighty sun
And the delicate moon
I’ll probably not think twice
In telling you that I love the moonlit nights.

Where the glory of the sun
Cannot be denied
It’s the moon’s life story
My dainty heart cries

For like me it capriciously
Changes phase
Waning one day
Admist the hard life’s chase,
While on others it will brightly shine
And surround the world in it’s light divine.

Somedays are tough
Darkness surrounds us all
No hope no dreams, 
No nightingale’s call.

All is lost in gloomy 
Dark dismal despair
Ebony night becomes
The new moon’s lair.

Don’t worry my friend
Efforts never go in vain
We are lunartics and survivors
We don’t lose to disdain.

In a fortnight you’ll see
We’ll shine again in this dark
We are not scared so easy
You’ll never dull our spark.