7 Reasons Why Procrastination is Good!!

Hello to all the lazy-boned humans (or otherwise 🙂 ). I have been always told that Procrastination is a bad thing, you should stop Procrastinating, there are ways to deal with Procrastination, life needs to be disciplined and things need to be done in a timely fashion etc. etc. etc …  Well, I am here today to tell you quite the opposite. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Procrastination is Good!!”

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17 Resolutions for 2017

Hey friends, we are in 2017…. So, it’s officially that time of the year when all of us reflect on the past and try to make goals or promises or resolutions for the future (well, most of us 😛 ). Now sometimes we say it out loud to our friends and family, sometimes we just make a list and keep it to ourselves and sometimes we just think of it and make a subconscious mental note about something that we really really want to do. Continue reading “17 Resolutions for 2017”

The Brain Dump…

Hi everyone, this blog is literally what the title says so be warned before jumping right into it. My brain’s current chaotic status reported as of last midnight, when I wasn’t able to sleep cause of the fever and cold meds and as I was waiting for some relief and sound sleep (for a change) this blog’s idea crossed my mind. I don’t know if it ever happens to anyone else but sometimes when I don’t immediately act on the ideas that cross my brain, they either get lost somewhere down the line or I loose interest in them or I see someone else has already done something like that and then I just don’t feel like repeating it. Continue reading “The Brain Dump…”

Holiday Gift Guide..

Hello lovely people…

Many of my friends have requested for a gift guide blog for the upcoming Holiday season, Christmas / New Year or even otherwise. And since I myself struggle everytime to find gifts for my friends (especially boys) for festivals or birthdays, I thought it would be an interesting blog to share with everyone of you and maybe help you through this difficult task 🙂 . I planned of dividing this into sections for guys and girls, but I ended up liking more of unisex things and you can figure out yourself what goes for who, makes the job easy 😛 . I hope some of you get inspired by this and share your love with your friends this season with a cute gift ( Disclaimer to all my friends : a little surprise never hurts 😛 ) .

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Candles : These lovely vanilla scented candles in gold tumblers add up a warm, cozy vibe to the home. The gilded tumblers add charm to any space and make the “Vatavaran” party ready 😉 .

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Journal : I feel planners & journals are quite personal and can’t be gifted. But I am very very inspired by the idea of this journal that anyone can use. The idea behind this 5 Minute Journal, is to start your day happy and end it in retrospection, being grateful for what you have got and planning to be more productive and happy. And all you need for all of this is 5 minutes.

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Tea / Coffee : For the crazy tea/coffee lovers, find something exotic and different than usual and you will be remembered every time a steaming cup is brewed. I don’t drink coffee but for those who love tea try something from Tea Trunk. I love their tea and the cute little tin boxes are just adorable.

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Fragrances : I have heard some people say that fragrances don’t make a good gift, but who cares if the scent is just WOW!! I recently got to try Perfumes from AllGoodScents and they are just amazing. I personally love Love&Joy with its lovely floral peony, litchi notes. And I also gifted my brother Urban Nights which he is currently enjoying. You can also create a gift box or try a tester pack from here.

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Skincare : Winters scream skincare and everyone can use some extra care and love to make their skin happy and glowing. From Body Butters to Hand Creams The Body Shop has almost anything and everything you can think of. Try out their gift sets or better yet create your own from their huge product list.

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Instax : And the best for the last, a cute lil, lovely, Instax so that your loved ones can create lovely memories with you in the wonderful year that’s just round the corner.

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Splurge in some love for your loved ones and even for yourself. Have loads of happy, crazy, wild parties this holiday season and cherish all the lovely moments you create…  I will catch up with you soon in the next one..

XOXO!!
SoulStrokes…

Remember Me

Alright people, first post of 2016 coming down nearly at the end first month of 2016. This time my big bad procrastination habit is not the reason trust me on that, it is just that amidst all the chaos going on in the blogger world about “THE” first post of the year, I just couldn’t tumble down the well of ideas that I had to find out the one thing that I would love to share as my first blog of the year. Yeah I know nobody might care much but by the end of first week of Jan I became super obsessed with my idea of putting out something only when I can do it being true to myself and not just for the sake of it.

I waited for the moment when magically something clicks and you rush towards your laptop to vomit down all in your mind as soon as possible just cause you don’t want to miss on anything even by chance. I never believed that ideas come and go, I was of the opinion that once you have an idea or thought in your mind it will stay with you till it takes a form that you can look, see maybe just feel and appreciate. But since I heard the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert on “Your Elusive Creative Genius” (which by the way is a real good watch) I agreed to disagree with my own prior belief. She beautifully quoted that ideas come and go, if you do not give respect to them and appreciate them the moment that they arrive, they literally might get very offended and leave you to find someone else who understands their worth and acts on them. You see the Universe is all about Action and all for the man who Acts.

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I picked and dropped many ideas like : 2015 review, moments I cherished in 2015, things I am looking forward to in 2016, my 2016 bucket list ( that idea went real crazy and really long in my mind), quotes to live by in 2016 & blah blah blah. All came and went leaving me with more love for the next idea that was about to come. Why today and now? Well it was just another Friday evening till I decided to watch “Remember Me” , ( just for Robert Pattinson I thought) and without any spoilers for those who haven’t seen it I would safely say that it hit me hard with an array of thoughts coming in from all dimensions and I just wanted to blurt them out as is. The dialogues are so deep and the fact that life is not always fair but you should still always give your fair share of love and affection to the one great gift that anyone can get “Life”.

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We often pass years after years after years thinking about the past or worrying over the future. The present gets lost somewhere amidst our goals and hopes and sorrows and dreams. Sometimes appreciating the moment right here right now is essential to get your center of gravity back in place. It’s not that dreams won’t make you fly anymore or worries won’t drag you down but I am hoping that we all will find our space between all craziness around to smile for ourselves, to love the moments we live, to do to the right things, to do that has to be done and to become a memory that is cherished for ages to come.

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Hoping we have an exciting year ahead!!
xoxo
Soul Strokes…