Monday, October 31, 2016

Goals of the month - October 2016 - Tracking

After long time I had posted my goals of the month here and end of the month today so here I am tracking.

  • Plank Challenge : I do not want to start with bad thing first but this is not a complete success this month. Well, I have valid and genuine reasons for the failure. I did it with all my heart and core regularly sharp for more than half the month. Then because of menstruation cycle and all the PMS things I did take a break from of all straining exercises and that was it. Because of gap, later I forgot it for couple of days and then when I picked it up again, I got injury which is not letting me do the planks at the moment. I am taking up this again for next month but I will plan that break in the planning phase itself. So percentage of the activity completed this month... 65%  
  • No Added Sugar : This has gone pretty well. As I had already stated, I just stopped adding sugar. This led me drink coffee, tea without sugar for few days. But later I did quit tea too. Well, off-course, it means only at home and in the office. It did happen couple of times when I did go outside with my colleagues for drinking tea with sugar. Anyway, I am not addicted to tea/coffee or I don't have any sugar problem. I just wanted to check my control and I think I passed completely in that. Once again proved, I can eat/drink anything which don't have standardized taste. So, this activity completed with 100 % success. Not a single time I added sugar. 
  • Spiritual Activity :  Done completely. It did take me a lot of efforts (sleepless nights actually, had to give up cooking for some time) to finish this. But done finally. Completion Percentage - 100%
  • Investments : After lot of research, I did invest in Birla Sun Life MIP Wealth 25 plan as one of my birthday gifts to myself. Completion Percentage - 100%.
  • Publishing Articles : This was actually my bad planning. I am already preparing for some examination and the study is vast, I am seriously not getting any time for anything else. So, this has failed tremendously. I just did 1 article and then I had wrapped up the setup for now. I have no plans to open it up till I pass my examination. Status - Failed. 10%
  • Project for a new client : I did outsourced this one and pocketed the difference. At present the customer seems to be satisfied but I feel he will come back again with more requirements. 
  • Youtube video : I have recorded several videos but editing and publishing to youtube is still in my plate. This is tougher with a toddler running around in the home. Completed - 25%.
I also continued with drinking 4 liters of the water challenge and it was worked out well.

Seems like I need to plan now keeping my examination preparation well in my mind. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Different Diwali

As mentioned earlier, I am not in very much festive mood this year. This is first and hopefully last diwali when I am all alone. Off course, that is also because of me. I chose this. Actually, I am preparing for an examination. I didn't want festive mood at home should ruin my all studious mood.

Anyway, being main day of diwali today, everybody around was celebrating and I was feeling too much lonely. I did call few of my good friends... As expected, everybody was busy with their lives and celebration. I just wished them. Checking messages was again stressful because of hundreds of similar messages... So, I took my bike and just stepped out for my random long ride. You know, it always works for me. Visited all my regular temples, the biggest one in the city too done. I was observing all the people shopping around and the crowd moving slowly.

Then come a place in the city where few families stay in a tent. I am not sure, if they are same families each time but at times I have seen there are few tents of clothes and few families which sell the seasonal items like say lanterns in diwali season or Indian flags around Independence day time. I have helped some families here some time. Few of my extra assignments payment I do regularly spend on some families here. And it clicked me suddenly. Oh God, why I didn't had this thought earlier? I just went ahead to an hotel. I packed few lunches in parcel, bought few sweet boxes, bought few balloons.... (balloons, yeah... those kids should be able to play with these balloons). I came back and parked the bike. I did call one of the kids there and he came to me and looking at things in my hands, he called couple of more people and then they took those things from me. They started eating food right away, happily. I suggested in low voice to distribute with everybody in family. I was feeling awkward, though I had bought several lunches, will they be sufficient for them? Anyway, I couldn't stop there for a complete minute. To see them eating happily, I left. I was feeling better.

I found myself again. This is me.... the real me...The one with all positive nodes...The one always happy and happening...   I don't want to feel emotional while sitting alone and do stupid things and then feel embarrassing about it. Feeling good now. Happy Diwali...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Crushing Hard scenes according to Pretty Little Liars...

Apart from reading and music, Pretty Little Liars is one of the very few things which actually can hook me to my seat and can make me stay awake whole night.

I have actually spent many late nights watching Pretty Little Liars and then recreating them in my workplace with co-workers. I became emotional with Hanna's bond with her mother. I was not surprised when I found Spencer, in her teen's had her bucket list TODO, I always loved the fact how strong Emily is. Well, about Alison, I have mixed feelings. For Aria and Mike relationship, I always related my relationship with my younger brother.  I was actually jumping with joy when Ezra proposed Aria in this season's first half. Oh God... It's been 7 years, this series is part of life now.

The first half of the last season of PLL is already finished and all PLL fans are waiting with mixed emotions for April 2017 for its last season's second half.

Anyway, so this week's PLL's feed has given an interesting post that we actually could relate to.... :)

It's 15 things happen when you are crushing hard on someone ...  We all have been there... right...? :)

PLL shoot has officially wrapped up this week. While I do watch PLL star casts good bye messages with sad face, I am waiting eagerly for #PLLEndGame.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Khamosh Chehra.... Aankhon pe Pehraa...

I knew it already.... :)

Good Morning and Happy Diwali....


Diwali festival has started officially from today and I am just not in mood of any celebration. I am feeling very upset and have no intention of celebrating Diwali. Just before few years, I used to be super excited where right from painting diyas, lantern making, selling diwali items to everything in Diwali I used to enjoy. And this year, I am feeling just to stay lonely somewhere....

There are some issues in the life that I am sorting out and though I am feeling I am coming out of the tunnel now... its the darkest at the moment. This darkness shall pass on soon. Heart knows that I have bright future waiting for me... However, brain doubts it. I don't want to disturb anybody's life so I am facing all it alone. Actually I know that everything happens for better purpose in life and I have the BEST waiting for me. All my family and friends say that I am very strong person... May be it's just late night time which is making me feel write in such negative tone...

Yes... I know myself very well... I can't stay upset for more time. May be I will wake up in the morning with very special dream and singing some super romantic song in heart... May be, I will be all dressed up for diwali... roaming on the roads on my bike singing I don't wann go home... :) Yeah... may be... let's see...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tera Chehra jab najar aaye...

Meri bechainiyon ko chain mil jaaye.... Tera Chehra jab najar aaye... 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tu jo nahi hai...

Landlord of one of the homes that I had lived in would used to listen this song whole day...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dandiyaa Fever....

Last few days India is celebrating Navratri festival. The festival is basically worshiping of Godess Durga Mata. There are many stories about the history of the festival.These 9 days many people do fasting for all 9 days, some have fasting on first and last day, many people don't wear footwear.  About clothes, each year there are some colors pre-decided as per some custom for Navratri. People wear those colors on those day. I do follow the color patterns strictly for last several years. It feels like Unity somewhere... You suddenly feel soft corner even with a stranger on the road, just because of the same color worn.

Dandiya Raas is an important part of this festival and that's where my heart goes. I have been grown in the family where ANYTHING happy happens, family members do the Dandiya and garba dance. It is very common in small towns. But here I see there are many events organized for the Dandiya raas and DJS and music systems and all arrangements. But it don't have that dance which a simple dhol music can follow. Anyway, with time celebrations change.

The last day of the festival will be Vijayadashmi or also known as Dashara....symbol of the victory of good over bad. My colleague who has just came out of her hometown was homesick because of the festival. I remembered my first dashahra here and I did feel I was so much home sick. When you are at home with family and you celebrate a festival you don't value it much. But when you are away from family you start missing your family too much at the time of festival.

Alright, there are many famous songs which are generally played while playing Garba and Dandiya. Here is one of them. It's by Falguni Pathak who is famous mostly for singing Navratri songs

Mood ke jo dekha Tum na the Sainyaa... mai sharmayee muze ye kya hua re...

While I am dancing in the Dandiya raas that I go to, I off course enjoy it a lot but I do also have a feeling of calories spent now... :) How much calories will be spent if I dance for say 2 hours! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Is it me you looking for?

Looked at old favorite songs folders. I didn't actually saw the list or listen anything from those folders list but now I am feeling was this I looking for..
I am studying a course and I need such music while studying... silent....

30 - Days Plank Challenge - Day 1 & 2

I did full plank and elbow plank for both of these days. Below is the screenshot from mobile application.

This was weekend. Let's see how it goes in weekdays. 

30 - Days Plank Challenge

I have been thinking about this challenge for quite some time now but I personally didn't feel that planks will make any positive change in my health. But after reading a bit  I thought to give it a try. Anyway, I don't have to invest much time in it so giving it try.  Here is the challenge.

To track the progress, I have actually installed a mobile application " 30 day Plank" in my smart phone and I am planning to actually track the challenge in it. Let's see. Get set go.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Goals of the month - October 2016

After long time I am actually posting my goals here...

October will be month of festivals, celebrations and my birthday... So, I need to finish the things that I had planned before my birthday. There are some other spiritual activities also planned already for this month. My kids first examination in his life is in this month. I need to give time to him too. Hence, I am not taking too much in my plate. I don't want to take so much and not finish it. Here my list goes that I have in my mind at this moment. I may add/remove items from this later as per situation. I will update it here.

  • First of all, after the success of 30 - days water drinking challenge, time for another challenge. I had plank challenge in my mind since long time and by co-incidence, I read about it again on this blog post. Decided, I am doing this 30 - day Plank Challenge for next 30 days. (In fact, since I am posting my goals in the night, I had already done with day 1 challenge task). I will be posting details about this soon.
  • Another challenge that I am not going to do very hard core but I just am planning to stop taking extra sugar in my cup. I am NOT going sugar less, actually I don't need to be. I will off course eat/drink sugar in whatever food/drink I consume. I just want to cut my habit of taking extra sugar. 
  • I am already doing one spiritual activity this month which ideally runs over 21 days. But since this is religious activity, ladies have to manage the activity as per their menstruation cycle. In project management terms, will need to add more efforts to reduce the schedule. This is going to take a chunk of my time. But at this moment I need this.  I need something that will help me get more focus and clarity about everything.
  • About investing, I need to search for a good annuity plan or some income fund and invest in it. From quite some time I am trying to create monthly income by such investing. Before birthday, I am planning for a little bit big amount investment as one of my birthday gifts to myself.
  • Okay, I do write many things on many websites and many times I have done ghostwriting but now I am feeling to get my brand in the world. I want to post by my name now. Last month I did post on a couple of websites with my name and I want to continue the same thing this month too.  I have written several articles which are not yet published. So my priority is finding good platform to publish them. I plan to publish at least 7 articles this month. 
  • I have landed a project in my to-do list that I need to finish this month. It's not huge task but it's different technology so just need to learn something new. I am planning to finish that before mid of this month. This project is the first one from a new client so will need to take care of other aspects as well. 
  • I am planning for creating a video for myself as my birthday gift to myself. I will be uploading it to youtube.  It's being long time I haven't recorded and posted anything on youtube.


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