The Two Sides !!

There are two sides , to every situation, every thing , and even every person. We cannot get everything at the same time too. While there is something about any situation or incidence which makes us happy , there is something in the same situation that disappoints us. Its upto us to keep the balance.

In the last two weeks, there were some things which made me very happy with myself. I am keeping up with most of my resolutions, eating healthy, trying to control anger and better time management. I am taking conscious efforts to maintain my calm . My class had organized an awards night in the first week of this month. I won the “Most changed for the Good” and the “Angriest Person Award”Image

Even though I have controlled my anger to some extent, I am still the angriest person ;). But after receiving this, I am taking efforts to be known only for the positive side, – The changed me, the person who stays happy and keeps everyone around her happy 🙂 I am very thankful to everyone who supported me and helped me in this effort of mine . Thankful even to all of them of considered that I can never change , they are just an inspiration for me . Also , I am really sorry to all of the people who were hurt because of my temper.

While I am happy about my anger management , I am disappointed as I don’t write much these days. Will be working on it though. I will exercise more regularly. And will give more time to myself.

Towards Self Improvement,

-Straight From My Heart,

Prakriti

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

sisterhood My friend Anne (talesalongtheway.com) nominated me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I am so thankful to her. It’s really supportive and encouraging to know,someone likes reading your blog. I connected with Anne because of her love for India. I love reading her experiences, stories and other posts. I am just a beginner in this blogosphere and I am grateful to find amazing people here. 🙂 Thank you for your constant support. 

The Rules 

  1. Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer ten questions.
  3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
  4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated.
  5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

Questions

  1. Your favorite colour …. Pink
  2. Your favorite animal … Polar Bear
  3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink …. Sprite
  4. Facebook or Twitter  – Facebook
  5. Your favorite pattern ….. dots 
  6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving
  7. Your favorite number … 5
  8. Your favorite day of the week … Saturday
  9. Your favorite flower …. Rose
  10. What is your passion? ….. Writing, Dancing

My nominees for the Sisterhood of the World Award:

talesalongtheway.com

cavegirlmba.com

http://livelovelaughdancepray.wordpress.com/

johnsonpharmd2014.wordpress.com

http://baileyestelle.wordpress.com

http://28cavalcade.wordpress.com/

http://twentysomethingwoes.wordpress.com/

http://throughbothmyeyes.wordpress.com/

http://madhumitablog.wordpress.com/

http://charlottehoatherblog.com/

http://diigee.wordpress.com/

Congratulations 🙂 Keep writing !! 

Let the Music Play..

Music,  it’s an integral part of our lives,  knowingly or unknowingly. For some it’s a part of their daily routine,  for some music is everything and their life revolves around it, for some it’s a stress buster, or just a perfect company .

Right now,  I am travelling, on my way to college. I missed my regular direct train.  It is really annoying to miss direct ones. Particularly when it passes before your eyes and you can do nothing but regret !!
I have so many friends in train,  that the daily commute of one and a half hour seems nothing to me.
The same journey seems a pain when I am alone. !!

But I have my friends , my earphones and music.  I know when no one is there,  they are one to keep me entertained,  to delight me and even inspire at times.( Like it did this morning 🙂 )
  I look around in the train,  and I see everyone in my compartment is listening music !!  I see few heads nodding also while others are sleeping. 😉 🙂

Just plug in and forget the morning blues,  well that’s what every Mumbaikar does. I just got down at the station from where I have to change my train,  and I see almost every third person on the platform with earphones / headphones.

Well music is every traveller’s love.  Nature is very musical too.  There is music in the chirping of birds,  in the rain drops,  and all other sounds which can make your life musical. 

So go on , enjoy the music, use it in any way which suits you. Set up your mood,  as it is said that the kind of music you listen can influence your mood or majority chose the genre according to time,  mood and place.

Good Morning and. Have a great musical start of the day.  🙂

I just did 😉

– Straight From My Heart, 
Prakriti

Golden Words of Father

Even a short conversation can have a significant impact on your life,particularly when a person with great experience and knowledge is involved in it. This is about such a life-changing conversation I had yesterday.

I had promised myself that before the end of these holidays, I would try to know and explore myself better. Hence , I approached the Counselling Centre of St Xaviers college. I gave the Preference test and Career interest test there. Father Terry, the Director of counselling centre conducted it and he had called me yesterday for the evaluation’s discussion .

Initially he explained me the results of Career Interest Inventory and Personality Evaluation, he stated clearly, the results just show what your interests and preferences are, the results are just the compilation of what you are totally as a person. The counselling session gave me many lessons and moments to cherish . I am trying to narrate some of them, some of the golden words:

  • Confusion is not a problem: It’s human nature to be confused. We may like something now,but dislike it sometime later. We are confused about our choices, decisions, and it’s a very common dialogue, “I am confused in life”.Well ,it’s just normal and nothing bad about it.
  • Don’t feel inferior to others: Love and respect yourself.You may not be perfect,neither be good in everything. Every one has their own capabilities and talents.
  • Don’t Be Positive,Be Realistic !!: In contrary to the usually preached sayings and proverbs , like ” Always Be positive”, “Be Optimistic always”, Father believes it’s better to be realistic. Life will not always be good to you,there are ups and downs. Be prepared for the bad times. Accept failures, moreover, be practical. If we always keep thinking JUST positively, we may end up living in a hypothetical world where everything is good.
  • Be Respectful: Care and respect not only yourself, but others too. Respect every’s individual’s opinion. All suggestions/opinions may not please you, but you may get some useful information too.
  • Be Assertive: In your behavior and communication, be assertive. Feel free to express your feelings, know your rights, and control your anger. Don’t repress, but talk in a reasonable manner.
  • Make Mistakes: One of the ending words of the conversation “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, You will learn something from them “. 

 

I am glad I had the opportunity to meet him, and discuss my views with him too. I will try to bring the necessary changes in my life. The conversation must have lasted around 20 minutes,in those 20 minutes I learnt many things; This proves Experience matters a lot.

Either you will be happily successful or unhappily successful ,it’s upon you,to choose your way . There is nothing like happily unsuccessful, because if you are happy, your life is a success indeed. 🙂

-Straight From My Heart ,

Prakriti :).

Focus On Yourself …

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In the race of life, the so-called race, we tend to ignore the most important individual, that is YOU. Yes , this post is about the need of focusing and caring about yourself. Majority of us are so busy in competing with one another, or just comparing yourself with someone else. But if we leave everyone aside, and think about our personal growth, our satisfaction, interests and desire, and rather compete with yourself, we would be a better individual.

The first step in developing yourself as a better person would be to Love yourself . Whatever you are,however you are, just love yourself. Not everyone is perfect. If one doesn’t love oneself, then it’s stupid to expect others to respect you. But don’t live in a hypothetical world, where you are perfect and you feel there is no scope for improvement.!!

The other most important thing is to Know Yourself, your likes, dislikes , interests. Many people reading this would be thinking , well everyone knows themselves.. No it is not true. We end up many times knowing ourselves wrongly, and try to be satisfied with it. Maybe that’s why we end up making wrong decisions , and having regrets in life, think about it.

Some people love commenting , discussing, and even criticizing someone else’s life, I believe they are the saddest and most jobless people in the world. Every person is different, you should respect their opinions and way of living. Instead that time can be used in self-development.

I have read many blogs about heart-breaks, spoiled relationships, wastage of time in getting over one’s ex and similar stuff. When in a relationship too, focus on yourself. I am not telling to be selfish, and leave your relationships aside, but don’t lose yourself in the process of maintaining the relation. I believe if a person really loves you, he/she would never want you to ignore yourself and just think about him/her.

Spend time with yourself daily, it sounds weird , but it is very important to keep yourself asking whether you are satisfied, happy with your life , or a decision in particular. Enhance your good qualities, and try diluting the bad ones. Try new things, take challenges, Explore Yourself . Do one thing everyday which not only makes you happy,but also defines you as an individual. Cultivate your passions, which may be lost somewhere, due to responsibilities or the fast-paced life, find them , and don’t let them go. As the saying goes, ” Life is too short to live with regrets” , Take time and Focus on Yourself. 🙂 🙂

– Straight from My Heart,

Prakriti

 

What goes Around comes Around

In today’s world, where people believe everyone is selfish,uncaring and preoccupied, there are still few who love to help, care and console. This is about a new lesson I learnt yesterday.

I am among the ones who believe that everyone is good if you are good.I always try to see and appreciate the positive side of an individual. Also,  I trust people easily too . Many of my friends shout at me,  and tell me, “not everyone is good ” . I just smile back and reply “not everyone is bad” . Many consider me mad and stupid because of this, and most of the people reading this may be thinking the same.

Yesterday I was in real trouble, I had gone to collect my internship certificate, I worked in a government organization and it took a lot of time to get ready. Finally I got it, from there I went to my college to meet my sir. I met one of my friend there, my handbag was too small for the certificate so I asked him to keep it safely in his bag. While going back,  my friend and me shared the auto. We got down near the station. He headed for his classes, and I took my train.  As soon as my train started I realized I din’t had my certificate. I got scared as I thought I took it from my friend and left it in the auto,I was not sure though . I blanked out for few seconds. Government procedures take time,  and I got the certificate after a long time. Plus,  I din’t had my phone.

Seeing my panic -stricken face one lady in train asked me if she could help. I asked for her phone to make an urgent call. I called my friend, he din’t answer. She insisted me to try again,  I did so, but in vain.

I got down at next station and returned to Andheri ( the station where my college is,  and my friend’s classes too ) . I went to the PCO and kept trying his number. The shopkeeper of the PCO also asked me what the matter was, I asked him whether he knew about any CCNA classes.  He told me there are many classes nearby and tried other shopkeepers but no one had any idea.

My idea was to first confirm from my friend whether he had the certificate and then accordingly take action. But he wasn’t picking up and I din’t knew where his classes were. I just remembered it was in some building near station. I went to the nearest building and enquired. The receptionist of one of the classes helped me,  and came along with me,  to check in other classes in that building too. I saw three girls near that building,  and requested one of them for the phone to make a call.  Again no reply I got.

Tears rolled down my eyes. How can I be so irresponsible? I was wondering. The girls noticed the tears, calmed me down and consoled. I explained them the whole scene,  they first brought me out of my panic mode. They accompanied me to another building where classes are held. The manager there also helped me and offered water. Those girls were already late for their classes,  still were helping me. I thanked all and told I shall manage so that they could get back to their works.

Finally I got my certificate. It was with my friend only,  he received the call during the break. It was a very hectic and strange day.  I kept running from one coaching classes to another like a lost,  helpless girl.  I felt weak at a point of time.

But at the end of the day,  I just smiled. I was thinking about the people who helped me,  the lady in the train,  the receptionist, the three girls,  the manager of other classes,  the PCO uncle for his concern.  They left their works,  and took time for me to listen and help. They made me realize that the world is not that bad a place. I was touched and glad. I was reminded how once I helped a lady in train , how I consoled a girl crying in washroom,  and many other incidences. I have always helped people,  I love to. This time I was in their place,  I needed help,  and received it too.

Though strangers,  I will always have a special place and sense of respect for them in my heart. Moreover,  I learned an important lesson…Whenever you lend a helping hand to anyone, someday,  you will receive help in trouble too. Truly and blissfully experienced this.  All the blessings count, if you are good,  people will be good.  I wasn’t wrong.  Ultimately,  what goes around comes around. Be good,  do good,  help all and you will find reasons to smile… 🙂 🙂

– Straight from My heart,
Prakriti

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