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Random thoughts on a Pretty evening

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A breezy Sunday evening, a walk on the terrace with some nice music on, a pretty sunset..and some thoughts from my head.



Today, I went up to my terrace and shot some pictures of the sunset. While walking around, I began to ponder certain things..so here are some Sunday Speculations. 
When exactly to we loose our childish sense of wonder? Why did we suppress our curiosity and start following orders blindly? But more importantly: How do we get back to being curious and child-like?
When we grow up, and become an "adult", we think we have to be a certain way, to think a certain way. But is that really a necessity? We need to become more responsible as we grow, that's a given. But there should always be a sense of wonder in everything we do. Lately, I've been realising, that I barely take time for things that I love. Instead I spend my time on things that i'm supposed to do. Don't get me wrong,I love my work and I'm super passionate about it. But because of it…

Current Favourites

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Books, products, and mental health favourites 


Its been a while since I filled you in about some of my current favourites... Here is a small compilation of things that I've been liking lately! 
Books
For the past few months, I've been reading a lot of books. When I was younger, I used to love reading books and could read upto 10 books a month. As I grew, even though my love for books never faded, I found myself reading lesser and lesser. However, for the past few months I've made it a point to read as much as possible.

I've been reaching out for books that are motivational. Here is what I've read and my review on them.



1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Ok, honestly speaking, I was extremely skeptical about this book, and I just wanted to read it because of the hype around it. But, I was truly mind blown by the book and it's effects. It talks about how YOU control everything around you with your thoughts. The main concept of the book is that everything that happens …

Life Update

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It's been a while, let's catch up. 



Unintentionally, I took a 5 month long break from blogging here. In these 5 months, a lot has changed.

As a lot of you might know, in 2016, I moved to Stockholm, Sweden to pursue my Master's degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable infrastructure. I studied, learnt a lot, grew as a person, and I'm so thankful for the experience, exposure and education. Stockholm and my friends there will always and forever have a special place in my heart and life.


But if you know me in person, you probably already know that I'm extremely passionate about my home country, India, and my desire to work in the environment and sustainability scene in India, and contribute to the best of my abilities. And so, now, after completing my education, I returned to Chennai, and am working in my field of interest, combining both my global education and local knowledge. And I cant't wait to grow in this field, learn more and work harder.

On a pe…

A Winter Afternoon

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Cold and Cozy 
It's mid February, and in Stockholm some days feel super chilly and foggy, and other days are super chilly and sunny. And, me being the tropical beach and sun loving girl that I am,  I'm still constantly struggling in a love-hate relationship with the snow and ice, even after living here for more than one and a half years!

But nonetheless, I felt inspired to go out today, and I clicked some pictures along the way, of the things I did, places I went to, and what that I saw.

This is one of those random blog posts, where there's nothing on my mind and yet there's so much, that I just want to write and put some positivity out there and to myself as well :)

So hope you enjoy a random winter afternoon in my life.

I'm currently doing my Master thesis, but since I had a day off today, I wanted to walk around a bit, quieten my over flooded- with- thoughts mind, and just chill a little.

I went out to central Stockholm, which is usually the busiest place and I…

Snowflake and sunshine

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It’s weird the way things work, and then they don’t.
How one day its warm, and the next day there’s snow. 

It’s weird how you can feel so cold, and yet there’s a little fire burning inside. How the days never seem to fade, and yet the night never wants to start.
It’s weird that there are million voices inside my head.  How they all talk, but the words just meet a dead end.


It’s weird how a snowflake and sunshine can coexist.  How the warmth and the cold can create mist.


It’s weird that I can see my thoughts, in phrases and art.  How a storm makes more sense to me than my own heart.
It’s weird how much silence can scream.

It’s weird how the clouds in the sky can clear up. 
How they disintegrate there and find each other in your head. 
It’s weird how you can either build your self up, or break yourself down.  It’s weird how you understand the universe, and still be lost.  How despite walking the ocean, a raindrop can cause your fall.


How the strongest of them all can feel like a coward inside.  …

Resilience

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Life is good. And then it's not. And then it becomes good again. And then it's not. Its a constant cycle. But we can't change who we are based on these events. When it gets hard, it is very difficult for us to get back up. For some people, the bad phases last for a short time. For some people, it goes on for what seems like an eternity. But should we let that change us? Should we allow it to dim our fire? Can we let life defeat us? 
Hell no! Of course not. But it's easier said than done right? 
Let me be the first to accept, then when things go bad for me, I try to stay positive for a while, but then it does get to me eventually and I ruminate in that feeling. I sometimes think I should just give up. I cry, I break down. But then, that doesn't do anything does it? If you accept defeat, if you let it change you, it will. But if you learn to grind your teeth, put on a strong front, and convince yourself that it's going to be okay, you can push through. 
Life get…

This letter is for you.

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Hey there. This letter is for you.  
 It is ok to be anxious. It’s okay to feel the way you feel. What is not ok…. Is giving up. If you accept that this is normal, then you will get comfortable being depressed or anxious. And that is not okay.

Don't be harsh on yourself. It's okay to have moments of anxiety. Acceptance is the first step. Once you accept that some thing is wrong. You start of on the right path.

Accept, then analyse.
Something is not going okay. Find out what. Understand your emotions, understand the reasons. Learn what is harming you, go to the root of the problem.

Sometimes it is simple, most times it hard to find out what exactly is wrong. Its ok if you cant really fully understand. What matters is that you’re trying.

Once you accept your situation, and once you are in sync with your true feelings and mental space, then you can begin your journey towards betterment.
How can you deal with your anxiety?
See if it is more general or if it is more specific?

Did…