How to stay motivated?

Motivation is like bathing.You’ve got to do it every single day. “



Truer words have never been spoken.

Every single day, we have trouble keeping up with our volatile life.Our lives are changing every second,there is so much happening , so it is totally okay to feel overwhelmed and stressed.

How to deal with this feeling of overwhelmingness? Stay positive and motivated.Easier said than done.How to  stay motivated and inspired, when your life seems to be falling apart?

One thing I have learnt is that like every other thing in our lives, we have to put in effort to stay motivated.

So, there are different ways in which you can boost and charge your motivation radar.I will share few ways, which work for me:

1.Surround yourself with people who make you happy

This is the best way to instantly feel inspired.When feeling low,meet your friend, who is known for his/her humour, or the one who is a dreamer by heart and is full of hope and ideas .Boycott people who are bitter and too critical by nature.Now is not the time to indulge in them.
2.Escape

No, I am not telling you to escape from your woes.I am suggesting you to physically detach yourself from your routine,even if it is just for a day.
You can go for a solo trek or plan a sleepover at your bestie’s place or visit your cousin’s.By doing so,you will give your mind a well deserved break from the monotony.

3.Exercise

Go for a long stroll with your friend,pet or with music,whatever works for you.Though you would at that moment prefer to stay indoor and do nothing but roll around in your bed, I say get up and go out.By doing so,you have won half your battle.

4.Indulge in yourself

Be selfish.Pamper yourself.Indulge in a retail therapy if that makes you happy,  or pay for an hour of spa therapy to feel good.Go to the cinema hall and watch a movie that you are dying to see.Literally do anything and everything to unwind and feel alive.

5.Enroll for a hobby class

This is my personal favourite among the others on the list.Hobby classes are fun and de-stressing.Not only will you be doing something new ,but you will also be meeting new interesting people.Did I emphasize on interesting?

One thing I have observed,after enrolling myself for hobby classes occasionally, is that you always meet interesting people in these classes.And since these people know nothing about you,you can always start fresh and paint a new version of yourself in their eyes.Be whoever you wish to be.Isn’t that cool?

So enroll for a hobby class.Maybe baking,learning a foreign language,zumba,dance,swimming,and the list is endless.
Just remember that staying motivated is an art,that you need to nurture and learn.

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How I style my Vintage Blue Midi dress

 

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I particularly remember coming across this dress and instantly falling in love with it. I picked this outfit from a store, which had piles of export dresses. In a room full of fabrics, this was the one outfit that I could not keep down.

It is a British button through blue midi dress. The fabric used to make the dress is called seersucker, which is light in weight and is perfect for summers or day time outings. The dress also flaunts minute floral patterns which give the dress a nice ‘young’look.It has a prominent summery and vintage vibe to it.

I remember how the first time I got into the dress, I felt like I had time travelled to the Victorian era and was an elite young lady, waiting for her wagon to take her to wherever her heart desires. Wishful thinking, right?

But a girl can always dream:)

Back to the dress, I admit that it was an impulsive buy. It was only when I bought this piece home , that I realised that I need to style my dress the right away to make it look effortless.

So, here are a few tips I would give if you are considering to flaunt a midi dress look:

  1. Buying is the easy part

You don’t agree with me? Well you should try buying a perfect outfit, only to find that its sleeves are a bit too floppy and dangly, and the dress does not hug your curves like you want it to.

So, the first thing I did after buying my dress,  was having a dress fitting at home and figuring out the measurements. Once I had the measurements, I rushed to my tailor and got it altered.

A shopping tip I abide by, if you fall in love with a piece but don’t find your size, grab a size or two bigger. And then just let your tailor work his magic!

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  1. Accessorizing  the dress

If you are going for a simple dress, add a belt or some chunky silver jewellery to accentuate the dress. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it and pair the right accessory with the dress.You can also pair up the dress with a bomber jacket or a leather jacket and go for a rugged look.

I chose my tan belt with a cute bow at its center, to give make sure that the dress does not look too boxy and hugs by body perfectly.

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  1. Ditch your boring shoes

As they say, “People make shoe contact before eye contact.”  When it comes to picking a pair for a midi dress, the best options are pointed heels, heel pumps or the classic boots.

To make a statement, wear a pair of bright shoes.

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  1. Going bold with the lipstick

Don’t shy away from flaunting bold lips!

I chose a purple stain to go with my light blue midi dress. It turned out perfect as the purple stain gave the entire look more edge.

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  1. Specs Appeal

Geek is indeed the new chic. Add some frames to the picture, and you are good to go.

I finished my look by adding my favourite pair of golden framed glasses.

 

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That’s all for now. Stay awesome and keep it dressy!

Shooing away the monotony

Are you questioning your existence more often?Do you spend every waking hour in self loathing and self pity?Do you spend hours dreaming about a happier life?
Wonder what has struck you?
You are simply a victim of monotony.
We all have our own fair amount of days where we are doomed by monotony.

Firstly,we need to understand  that it is okay.Not everyone of us can have a perfect life,like those Instagram personalities ,whose life seems to be a vacation on its own.*sigh*Wishful thinking.

The cure?Be reckless.Trust me, sometimes it is the ultimate hack to make things right,to make you forget and to bring back the spark in your life.Unless you are ready to waste your time waiting for some new hot dude or a girl like how the sappy sagas tell you,to spice up your monotonous story.If that is the case then all I can say is may the wait be worthwhile.
But for all the wise ones,what you truly need is to feel alive.Maybe again or maybe for the first time.

You need to feel that pumped up adrenaline rush which hits you so hard that it leaves you dizzy for hours.Do something so spontaneous and so uncalled for that your yesterday’s self would never even dare think about it in their wildest dream.
It can be any random thing you always wanted to do and which was in your bucket list,feeling deprived of your attention.

Wanted to always go on a solo trip to the mysterious country of Mongolia?Do it.Go watch a movie alone in theatre,learn a new language you have never heard of,shop till you drop,call a random number and just start a conversation and the list is endless.Do everything and anything to make your soul happy.
For once,think beyond the boundaries which society has thrust upon us.
Live.Love.Explore.Discover yourself and discover world.

Be like Nike.Just do it! 🙂

The conundrum

 

Was I a bit too over the top?I should have not said that. If I would have handled it that way, then the outcome would have been different.And the list is endless.

Some call it as the’ inner voice’ and many call it the ‘conscience’ .Ain’t these words a tad bit simple for such a complex phenomenon?
Imagine, something so confusing, something which eats you up,frustrates you,yet guides you,is summed up and termed just as conscience.
So what can we call it?

Personally,I would call it our conundrum moments.We all have our own personalized ‘connundrum moments’.

I know right!We are already surrounded by the hustle and bustle of our lives and to top it off we have one more voice demanding our undivided attention.It is something which will not leave you even if one fine day you end up going on a stranded island in search of nirvana.A bit scary,right?

These moments are those which help you self analyse and help you act in a certain way and look at things in a certain perspective.

It can be something as small as the inner turmoil you have after you fight with your partner or the reprimanding voice which makes you feel guilty for not offering water to the delivery guy who looked tired while delivering your much awaited mail.The constant battle with yourself before doing something big ,the  which you give yourself regularly,the way you console yourself after a life changing step,they all count.

A solution to tackle this?Simple. Embrace it.That is the only way to make peace with your self.Never forget that these conundrum moments are like the watchdog,they help you be the better version of yourself.
And who does not want to be their favourite version?!