It's the end of the week and here I am, my coffee mug in hand, all set to have our weekly tete-a-tete!
So, how was your week? I hope it was peaceful and pleasant, in spite of all the chaos that is going on out there in the world. My week was...umm...very productive, if I may say so. I prepared couple of sketches for Mr. Bossy Pants (you all know who he is, don't you? For those who don't, well, he is my sweetheart! 😉), typed a post in the wee hours of Tuesday morning on lessons life taught me. I also read some amazing posts by fellow bloggers: Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shailaja V., Nabanita Dhar, ,Rachna Parmar, Darshana Suresh . Do visit them. They are accomplished writers and I am positive their writing will leave a lasting impression on your heart and your mind!
Mind..hmm..that reminds me, I have been wondering about this complex thing gifted by God. I often wonder in awe at its creation and everything that went into its making. Your entire life, your thoughts, memories and emotions and YOU, stem from this one thing. It's our heart that keeps us alive, but, it's our mind that works on how we use our being alive! It's what plays a major role in how we shape up as human beings, how we shape our lives!
It's one thing which, if you lose control of, takes over the power and complete control over you. No wonder the wise keep teaching us to rule our mind with an iron hand and never let loose the reins, lest it drags us into an endless chasm of darkness and despair.
It's been some weeks now since I have been getting the blues; it may be because of all the hormones playing hide-n-seek inside my system. It's all to do with age, I know. The 40s can sure be full of testing times! Earlier, I would rant and mope, all day long and the next morning wake up with a cheery smile! Strange, no? But, this time, I have decided to take control of things and keep my mind under observation. I am a work in progress! 😜
No sooner do I feel like I am 'losing it', I try and change my thought process. I visit Whatsapp, read some inane jokes that get circulated widely, have a hearty laugh and feel better instantly. There are good days, too, when I am in a buoyant mood and in total control of every thing. But, the days when my sunny disposition goes into hibernation are the days that are exhausting. Those are the times when I need to work harder to control my mind. It is such a task doing that, you know? But, it's what we feed our mind that reflects in our actions, is what I have heard often, and what I am trying to work on.
I came across some very helpful quotes on Facebook and found them inspiring and enlightening, Sharing them here with you. I know, we all need such reminders, such motivation, time and time again! It takes practise to get better at things. And, I have heard that to get habituated to a certain thing, one needs to practise doing it for 21 consecutive days. Phew! That's such a long time. But, try it we must, for practise makes perfect. And, we really need to perfect the art of keeping negativity at bay.
So, I am going to try practising being positive as much as I can. Of course, negativity is but a natural feeling that makes us human, so it will definitely make an appearance every once in a while. But, to not allow it to get the better of me, I will need to work doubly hard, starting TODAY! I intend to write a post on how it helped me to stick to this resolution in about 21 days. I hope I do well and don't let myself down.
Practicing mindfulness will definitely help!
Oh, I have to mention - I love these pretty emojis which I can now insert into my posts. How we have gotten used to these! What did we do when these hadn't come into being? Haan?
Until next week...Take care, cos I care! 💖
Feel free to share your thoughts with me. I am a good listener (so says my bff!). Do share with me how you keep those nasty blues at bay. Also share how you abolish those frightful thoughts that threaten to steal your peace of mind.