It’s not that time of the year without all of us being in a hectic mode. Navratris are on and while I don’t do anything special during Navratri, I do cook a lot of festive food. In my home, everyone is a foodie. So, since kids started their holidays from Saturday, I have been cooking lots of delectable food. You can check out my Navratri recipes on Rachna cooks here.
I know you have heard it a lot, but suddenly it seems that after crawling initially, the year grew wings and started flying. Doesn’t it always happen towards the latter half of the year? As we jump into the festival season and kids settle into heavy-duty studying, days just rush past. Nine months are done with and there is so much that has changed in this year.
Unlike others, I generally take stock of my life and work around every year September/October. I do this because I implement changes when no one else is doing it. Less pressure, right. 🙂 So, first and foremost, I took charge of my fitness. I have always been working out. I did weights when I did my first job way in 1998. My dumbbells were used as door stoppers after my wedding in my home. J So anyway, I have always enjoyed weight training. But due to my knee injury I was laying low for almost a year. I did a new diet and exercise regimen and lost 3 Kgs. of fat in a couple of months. With the added toning, I am looking and feeling great. Of course, I exercise regularly too, but this was on my cards for some time.
There are a few changes that I am making in my outlook, more kindness and less worrying. No matter how much I try, I worry about a load of things. Thinking about things that would go wrong or in general, being a worrier. Now, I consciously stop myself when I think of myself going in that direction. I can’t tell you how liberating that feels. But, this is something I need to work at constantly.
Also kindness does go a long way in feeling happier. With so much negativitiy around us, it makes sense to be kind even in small ways. Be kind to people close to us and also those we meet on a day-to-day basis. Read my friend, Soumya’s post on sharing something similar. While, words like kindness may seem outdated but trust me, they are very useful and doable.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun and be mindful. It’s that time of the year when festivals are around us. Festivals means merry making, shopping, eating and gifting. But don’t only spend, make a difference to someone’s life. So many of us are suffering. It is time to give to the ones in lesser fortunate and difficult circumstances. If you can volunteer or donate, please do. Let festivals be a time when we spread cheer and laughter. Also, always be grateful for all that you have in life – your family, your friends, a roof over your head, good health and every small thing that brings you joy.
I leave you with a picture of my dear Coco. He symbolises joy and giving in the best way possible for me.
I will be traveling when this post goes live, but I will be sure to read your posts when I am back. Have a happy vacation, everyone.
I received this tag from Vinitha. It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Geetanjali. There are 38 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 4, 5, 6 October 2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised!