Get Over the Fear of Happiness


Do you ever find yourself scared, or slightly skeptic, in the middle of a perfectly happy phase? When everything seems to go on well, do you wonder secretly how long will the happiness last? When things are absolutely fine, do you find yourself worried that something bad will soon happen to compensate for all the good you’ve been receiving? If you’ve been smiling and nodding in affirmative to these questions, be assured that you’re not alone in the journey.

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Get Silly. Add Some Life to Living


It’s easy to get caught in the humdrum of life, feeling like robots. We define ourselves by the work we do and the relationships we share. We’re bound by the idea of how life must be lived, than how we want to live it. We tend to get too serious playing the roles we choose and the tasks we do, forgetting that  we’re all beating hearts and living souls at the end of the day.

How do we remind ourselves, amidst this demanding hectic life, that we’re more than just skin and bones, work and relationships? My advise, is to get silly! Let go and let loose! Add some laughter and life to your day, every day! Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself, or get laughed at. We’re all  the same deep inside anyway. Continue reading “Get Silly. Add Some Life to Living”

Who Put an Expiry Date on Dreams?


If you look beyond the smiles of faces you see, and delve deep into their stories, you’ll find that everyone has a dream they carry. While some go out and about to chase these dreams, life doesn’t always give the others that freedom. Different reasons, like responsibilities, major changes in life, lack of help and motivation, and sometimes the wrong notion that dreams can only remain just that, often make many of us the living graves of dreams that die an  untimely death. We tuck them into dusty corners of a heart that loses itself in the routine and struggle of life. Years later, we smile with a pinch in the chest, when conversations revolve around dreams and aspirations. Sometimes in the middle of a busy, mechanical day, we wonder how different would life have been, had we got a chance, or taken the chance to fulfill a dream.

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Open Letter to My Gym


We weren’t going to work out, were we? I can pretend that we could, but you and I both know, that would be a lie, a lie we had been telling each other for a long time.

It was beautiful in the beginning. I woke up each morning, excited to meet you. My day wouldn’t start without you, and the days that it did, I made sure I caught up with you in the evening. We took selfies every other day, shared a glass of protein shake now and then. I even gave you your space once or twice a week, just so you know, our relationship was healthy, like I aimed to be. My friends and family knew you, and so did my Facebook acquaintances. I was so happy with our relationship, that it started to show on my face. People pointed out that my face was glowing, and that I looked much better and fit. That’s what happy relationships do to you, don’t they?

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Rule Book for Women


I’ve always wondered why the world is so obsessed with women acting, thinking, behaving and living a certain way, while men seem to have far less restrictions. With changing times, I’d think these rules would change too but I don’t see any of that happening. So instead of putting up a fight and being termed a feminazi, I decided to accept these rules instead.They were after all, made for our good, weren’t they? Isn’t it every woman’s dream to be a smiling robot that follows instructions from half witted, self proclaimed rule makers? In fact, I decided to accept these rules so much, that I went ahead and made a rule book for women like me around the world, so we never miss out on these rules, that the world constantly checks on and goes back in time to update.

1. Women Belong in the Kitchen; because that’s where the fridge is and that’s where you’ll find the wine. With all the hard work you do dealing with subtle chauvinism everyday, you sure need more than a glass sometimes.

2. Don’t Wear Too Much Makeup; don’t use all of it. Leave some for the two faced society too. They need double the makeup for both their faces.

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Six New Year Resolutions Worth Sticking To


It’s that time of the year again! We’re all brimming in the positivity of new beginnings, as adrenaline rushes through our minds that can’t wait to turn our lives around. As the calendar turns its leaves, this new beginning seems like a perfect restart to our lives and habits, and what better way to make the most of it by jotting down our resolutions? But wait! haven’t we all been there, done, rather, not done that? Resolutions have been infamous since ages for not being easy to stick to, through the year. All of us want to lose weight, look better, earn more, or travel even more, yet when the few weeks of initial excitement wades off, we’re back where we began.

I’d still not write off resolutions though. We’ve all been making too many resolutions for far too long, and despite failing over and over again, we make resolutions every year with the hope of beginning again. Sounds positive to me. This year however, let’s look beyond the usual, and think of making resolutions that’ll truly matter, and you’ll want to stick to. Here are few ideas.

1. Be Less Judgmental. About things, about people, experiences – both people’s and your own, about everything in general. Accept differences and changes. Judge no one, judge nothing, for we are all imperfect.

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Let Go!


I wonder why we tend to hold on to things, good or bad, well let’s face it especially the bad. Is it because we’re conditioned to accept that happiness only comes to a few, and even if it does to others, it isn’t necessarily a permanent state, while pain and sorrows are easier and more natural state of the mind? Why is happiness made such a big deal of, as if it were a rare gem to find? Too often we forget that we are all humans made of the same skin and bones, and it’s our emotions and how we deal with them, that sets us apart. There is grace and love in letting go, no matter how hard it is to. Isn’t always easy, but if it’s worth it is an answer you’d get when you break free from the shackles that bind you with something you no longer relate to, or belong with.

So, as the year comes to an end, let go of…

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Where Will Frustration in a Traffic Jam Take You?

Why do we get angry in a traffic jam?

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There was a time when I’d literally end up in tears, the next stage after anger, when I’d get stuck in traffic. I’d try it all, swearing at other drivers ahead, cursing the bad roads, screaming my lungs out, even pulling out my hair, until I questioned myself one day “Where will frustration in a traffic jam take me? Ahead? Certainly not.” While several around me lose their cool, I am now surprised to find myself calm and cheerful, since I had long made peace with traffic, knowing I have two ways to deal with a situation I have no control over, lose my mind over it and let negative emotions take over, or stay calm and enjoy the alone time I get.

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15 Signs You’ve Found ‘The One’


* **Lifeline has a special post today, in collaboration with Candace, from Pocketful of Smiles. Candace and I seem to share a similar mindset about life and relationships, hence this collaboration from two different countries, because the essence of life and its musings are just the same, across the world. Do head to her blog, for snippets on life, relationships and all things positive***

Love is easy they say; relationships aren’t. Well, seems like they haven’t found their right one yet, for that’s not what the right ones make you feel. In a world filled with complex emotions and myriad of people, you’re bound to attract both good and bad, right and wrong. How do you know then, that you’re in love with the right person? More often than not, you just know! Despite the practical world we live in, the emotions we deal with and the battles we fight, our hearts just know when the person we’re with, is the right one. Here are a few more signs that you found the right one.

1. They love you for who you are. They love you with all your imperfections and flaws. They don’t lay conditions for you to be more loved. They understand that you’re human, and bound to be imperfect, or make mistakes. They don’t just love you for your good; they accept your bad and ugly sides too. This way, you feel comfortable to be unapologetically yourself with them.

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Imagine, A World Where…


Imagine a world where, people would live life, instead of just making a living. Where their lives wouldn’t be limited to work and bills, weekends and chores. A world where we’d all remember to pause and breathe once a while, where we’d need no breaks from the ordinary, because we’d find extra ordinary in ordinary too. Where we wouldn’t have to plan living well in advance, and live each day, one day at a time.

Imagine a world where people would always love themselves. Nobody would put themselves down. A world where we’d all be so madly in love with ourselves, that we’d never let anyone put us down. A world where self love would come so naturally, that we’d need no reminders that we are amazing just the way we are.

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