Tips to become a better writer.


Hello Friends !!

Its been around 2 years that I have started blogging here at WordPress.com and the entire journey has been really really exciting.

To be frank I started blogging in the year 2009 Just for fun. I had no serious intentions of becoming a better blogger. All i wanted was that “I am also a blogger” title amongst my geek friends. Now i know how naive i was back then. Is it not so childish, that you flaunt your stupid sprouting talents infront of non blogging school kids that you know Blogging 101. By any chance if someone had visited my blog they would literally go back to Google and find out what is blogging. I was such a pathetic writer back then.

When imade a grand come-back in 2012 things were definitely not the same. I was lost in the huge blogging world when i just clicked dailypost.wordpress.com. The Daily Prompts, The Weekly Writing Challenges and the entries which were posted in the site totally gave me a breakthrough to set a blogging goal in my life. Its then i decided I want to be a blogger better than what i was yesterday.

Each month I started writing few posts until one day my old friend complimented on my article saying my English is definitely not the same used in my previous blog posts. He further added, that my blogging style had certainly improved a lot and it was much much better than what it was before. By hearing these words I learnt one thing…

GOOD THINGS DON’T JUST HAPPEN OVERNIGHT

Any skill, be it carpenting, driving, writing, reading, cooking, coding…. all takes regular hardwork.

Daily i make it a habit to open WordPress.com and go through blogs which i follow regularly. I go through their posts and learn few things daily. I also make it a point to go through one new blog daily. After seeing hundreds of blogs daily, I can now rate how badly i suck at writing. But i am trying my level best to become better writer each day. Today as i was surfing series of blogs I came across this blog named as “Just Writing

Here are some authentic stuffs written by her about cultivating the art of Writing. Want to become a better Writer? Then click here

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I hope you liked it.

Please feel free to share your views on blogging regularly.

Lots of love and hugs,

ARK

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Daily Prompt # 37:Flash Talk

Importance of story telling

You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story?

via Flash Talk.

Telling a story is perhaps the most difficult part if you do not know how to spin a yarn in less time and make it impactful. I frequently attend many seminars and sessions where i need to introduce myself to a whole new set of people whom i have never met before.

Its is then the facilitator says “Please introduce yourself in less than 1 minute”

Initially whenever the facilitator used to say this I used to panic and say My Name, hobbies and set of standard sentences about myself and run away back to my seat. This used to be a common scene during my school days. As i grew up i understood the importance of introducing myself infront of an audience. I still remember an incident which took place when I was in my college days. I had to introduce myself before a whole bunch of intellectual audience and as soon as i was done with this Standard Template of introducing myself a guy amongst the audience grumbled “I wish someone taught her how to introduce herself in an innovative way”

Well at that moment i felt it was too rude for him to say. But now after I have been to so many public gatherings i do agree with the statement he made on me that day. So here I go with a short story narrated by one of my friends over a theatre club gathering.

The boy walked slowly towards the dais and smiled at us. He then started

“There was one guy in 2009 writing public exam in an small town of Karnataka. He was nervous and was constantly sweating. The invigilator gave a sly smile on her face and was busy watching who is the next target for her smile. The guy kept on seeing his watch and started writing even more fast and then as soon as he walked out of the exam hall he was accompanied by some of his close relatives. He was then taken to his home where he saw his mother sitting on the cold ground and crying with the vermillion on her face all smudged. The boy could not understand what was happening for a while but just then he was shocked to see his father lying on the ground with body all wrapped in white cloth. He soon understood the entire situation and as soon as the funeral got over he went to his home and sat beside his mother. He did not know what to do, so he just ducked his head in his mothers lap and started crying like a small baby. It was then his mother spoke 2 words “Eddelu Hari” (meaning Get up Hari) The boy got up and followed his mother. She took him infront of a mirror and said “You should fulfill your dad’s dream. He always wanted you to be an Engineer”

Its been long time since he has come far far away from that small town and had finally settled in a serene locality in Bangalore. He now works as a Project Engineer in a reputed MNC. As he was getting dressed infront of the mirror in his home today he saw the same guy who had completed the public exam in a hurry and had attended his dad’s funeral. I then realised the boy was none other than me myself. I see my mother standing back of me with a pride in her eyes that her son had finally fulfilled the dreams of her husband”

He just said that and walked out of the dais. But his introduction left a permanent impact on me. It taught me how to fight back sudden catastrophes in our lives… It made me have faith in ones own self and working hard to make them come true.

It really conveyed everything about that guy in less than 4 minutes but had left a permanent impact on me. It made me see each person, who has a story to tell and how he has become what he is “NOW” because of those circumstances.

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Superstitions & Love

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Today i am going to write on a topic which is quite different from my conventional blog posts. It was real hot Saturday afternoon when i was strolling around my home out of boredom i thought why not read a book. Just as i was about to go inside i heard a dog wailing in pain. And as i scanned for the creature all i found was a dog being stoned by a man. I asked him why are you stoning the dog and the answer was it keeps on howling facing my home. My dad is severely ill and i fear this creature may fasten up his process of going to heaven….

I was seriously taken aback with this statement and i questioned him back “But was this not the usual dog which used to daily sleep near your veranda?” And he nodded his head in agreement. I then asked him “Howling is really irritating and i agree but how is this linked to stoning a dog which never howled before… Maybe it is sufferring from some problem” and as i was saying this i observed the dog had contracted a very serious infection right behind its head. As the place was unreachable for the dog to lick and heal the wound got further putrefied and festered. The odor was indeed unbearable and i could understand how much pain the poor thing was undergoing. Without paying heed to what i actually want to convey he started stoning it and some kids joined him in the process. Finally the dog gave up and fled away from the scene.

I started thinking how much each one of us are caught up in the trap of superstitions. I myself believe in certain superstitions like if i see my aunt early in the morning my entire day shall be grumpy one… or even worse the day i wake up late is never a good day for me.. In a hurry i forget keys to my house door or forget my oxygen supplying headphones (Music is my oxygen) or forget my ID Card and then i blame it entirely on the “i woke up late” moment. Its hard to even imagine a life in India where one doesn’t believe in single superstition.

As planned i came inside cursing the poor irrational mindset of the man and picked up the much awaited book which was gifted by my bro Adarsha i.e. Of Love & Other Demons by the famous Colombian Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Of Love & Other demonsThis was the first book that I had started reading from Gabriel Garcia. So i quickly gave a read to the Author’s appreciation from Various sources followed by the Introduction of the Author.I then read the backside of the book

“AN ASH-GREY DOG WITH A WHITE BLAZE ON ITS FOREHEAD BURST ON TO THE ROUGH TERRAIN OF THE MARKET ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF DECEMBER”

this short line gripped me more… i quickly opened the first page and once again found this

“For hair, it seems, is less concerned in the resurrection than other parts of the body.” – THOMAS AQUINAS On the Integrity of Resurrected Bodies

These lines made me further curious to know what has this story got to do with hair and dog.

The book opens up with Maestro Clemente Manuel Zabala editor-in-chief of a newspaper who is informed about the burial crypts of the old Convent of Santa Clara which are being emptied as some 5 star hotel was going to built on that place. The first step was to empty the crypts and then transfer the remains to anyone who claimed and bury the rest in a common grave. A strange thing that happens when laborers are digging out a body. As the laborers axe the grave a stream of living hair of dark copper color emerges out of the grave and when they start excavating more the more longer gets the hair. When they measure the entire hair they find that the hair was 22 meters and 11 centimeters.  The name on the grave would be SIERVA MARIA DE TODOS LOS ANGELES

A worker standing by the grave says that human hair grew a centimeter a month after death and 22 meters means this hair must have been growing since 200 years. Just as the workers says this Gabriel Garcia is reminded of a legendary tale which his grandmother told him. The legend of a 12 year old marquise with hair that trailed behind her like train and who contracted Rabies caused by a dog bite and had supernatural powers. The tomb became the news for Maestro Clemente Manuel Zabala but for Gabriel Garcia it turned out to be masterpiece book.

The book is simply written beautifully in neat 5 chapters. Each chapter highlighting the transition of the girl from her childhood to various stages of her life till her death by exorcism.

Chapter 1:

The dog bites the girl Sierva Maria which the Servant maid ignores by just doing a minimal first aid and the thing goes entirely unnoticed in the family. The girl’s step mother  Bernarda Cabrera is a woman wasted in various bowel problems always. She doesnt pay attention to this incident. The father of the kid Marquis de Casalduero also pays less attention to this.The girl Sierva due to this negligence spends most of the time in slave quarters learning their slangs and their culture. She refuses to be a part of this English family of hers. She learns the ability to speak and sing in different voices and the slaves too get deeply attached to her. Once when the servant maid discovers that the dog which bit the girl was rabid she informs this to Bernarda who ignores this as the wounds were dry and nothing serious had happened to the girl after the bite.

It is Sagunta a healer for rabies comes and informs Marquis that his daughter was the first one to be bitten by the dog and the dog was rabid. In a frenzy he inquires about this with his wife whose reluctant response irritates him. He visits the nearby hospital Amor de Dios Hospital  and sees the pathetic condition of a rabid victim who is tied to a pillar and is left to die. He meets the controversial physician of the city Abrenuncio de Sa Periera Cao. The doctor Abrenuncio says how bad is rabies and suggests one should either poison the victim or leave him to death since there was no cure for that and human body cannot withstand the plague. This completely disheartens Marquis and he brings the girl back to his house and makes sure she gets good care. Initially the girl comes with Marquis rather acquiescing manner. When he asks the girl whether she was bitten by the dog, the girl lies to her dad saying nothing had happened. Unable to see his daughter turning into a victim he visits Abrenuncio who says do her something which makes her happy since her days are numbered.

Chapter 2:

During the course of next 3 months until March the father and daughter try to bond with each other. Marquis learns to braid her long hair which was pledged to Virgin Mary that it shall not be cut till she gets married. He also tries to teach her some English Mannerisms which the girl would not learn. Abrenuncio visits to see the girl and asks Marquis to wait since there is no signs of Rabies for that little girl yet. Its then the actual war between beliefs and love starts. The father out of desperation to save his daughter seeks help from all sources which nearly takes a deathly toll on both the physical and mental well being of Sierva. The little 12 year old girl will be subjected to various unhealthy superstitious medications which disrupt her entire health making her weak and fragile. When she fights back those healers people brand her as someone who has been possessed by demons. Its then that a Bishop Don Toribio de Caceres y Virtudes offers help to Marquis. The Bishop then suggests that she is being possessed by Demons and she needs to get them exorcised by nuns from Convent in Santa Clara. Marquis religiously follows this advice and thinks he is doing it in best interests for the well being of his daughter. But things turn upside down and Sierva’s life takes complete U Turn.

Chapter 3: 

The girl Sierva is being entertained in the Convent in rather unwelcoming manner. The nuns allocate a lonely devastating cell to her where they lock her. 93 days after the rabid dog bite a girl is being locked in cell where she would spent the rest of her days till death lays its icy hands on her. People start looking at her wierdly and are hugely amused by necklaces around her neck and try to steal all her belongings and when Sierva bites one of them the entire convent turns into hostile environment. She faces huge opposition from entire convent and more and more people come to see her locked up inside the cell. Meanwhile physician Abrenuncio comes to know that the little child is being left to rot in the hell. He reminds Marquis again saying its not fair to leave the kid alone suffer in such a dungeon from where she would not return alive after exorcism.

It is then Father Cayetano Delaura gets a strange dream where Sierva sat at a window eating grapes one by one. Each time when she pulled off the grapes , new ones grew in her lap and she was finishing it slowly as the last grape would mean her death.

grapesWhen Delaura explains this to the Bishop, the Bishop agrees to handover this case to Delaura. It is then the entire story takes twist. Delaura initally visits the cell of Sierva for examination. He sees that the poor girls room was left to decay with remains of food and worn out mattresses. He examines her and prescribes urgently that the girl be nursed urgently and her bruises must be treated gently. He further orders that her cell must be whitewashed and kept clean. At one instance when he tries to communicate to with her she bites him off. Over a period of time she begins to heal and starts treating Delaura as her friend. Delaura insists the convent people to let her mingle with her neighbourhood cell mate Martina Laborde

Chapter 4:

Meanwhile Delaura reads all those forbidden books needed to treat demons inside her and later discovers that the demons are not inside of her… It is inside of souls of people who see her just as a person possessed by Demon and not as a little 12 year old girl. Its during one of the eclipses Delaura meets Abrenuncio and the 2 bond well. Delaura realises day by day he is losing himself for the girl who is bewitched by demonic people inside convent. At one of his visits , he sees Sierva dressed in her best attire and her potrait being painted by an artist. When the painting is done Delaura examines the potrait. It portrays the girl best dressed in her gown with demons flying all around her. Seeing this Delaura feels it is the society which is possessed by the demon and not the poor girl.

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Day by day Delaura has sleepless nights as he is unable to convince the Abbess of the convent that the girl is in need of some love and some free non judgemental environment. But the Bishop, the nuns and the entire convent despises his argument. Its then Abrenuncio advises him to visit the Hospital and serve people and stop running behind the girl. Delaura reluctantly obeys them.

Chapter 5:

Eventually after many days he loses his control and rushes to meet Sierva in her cell and the 2 start bonding deeply. During nights, Delaura comes and gives her company throughout the night and returns back to serve people at hospital in the morning. It is during one such visit that he feels Sierva and he are both made for each other. He forgets that he is a 36 year old man and she a 12 year old girl. The 2 find solace in each others arms and eventually confess love. But Delaura never indulges in any sort of physical relationship with her as he still hashopes that the Church shall accept their relationship one day and they can be together forever.

During one of his visits he gets shocked to see the beautiful locks of her hair would be cut short as a part of exorcism rituals to get the demon out of her. She would be tortured to death and she confides with Delaura and begs for death but he manages to convince her that everything would be ok. But Sierva still begs him to take her away from the cell.It is during one such visit, he gets caught and he shall be banned forever from entering the convent. Its during this time the 2 suffer the most.

Delaura would be banned forever from entering and this shall be unknown to Sierva. All she remembers was the last meet where Delaura says he will come in 2 days to meet her and take her away from this hell. Meanwhile in those 2 days Delaura tries his level best to plead beg and convince everyone  including the church. He even testifies the fact that the girl is not rabid and is just a victim of superstitions and false allegations. He tries to convince the fact that demons which reside in the hearts of people cannot be exorcised and tries to change their mindset but in vain. Finally one day, Sierva would be dragged from her cell forcefully and the convent people as a part of exorcism ceremony. The poor fragile girl fights all her strength to escape from the torture. But the nuns shave her head off and make her drink forcefully potions of holy water. After 2-3 days of refusal from Sierva to eat anything she finally sits beside the window watching the snow and keeps eating grapes in her lap one by one…

She tries to recollect the entire journey of her as a little kid in the blocks of the city to her ending up as a witch. She thinks about millions of questions which remain unanswered like Why did Delaura not return and make her rot here. The next day the warder returns to cell for last round of exorcism and finds her dead on her bed with her eyes radiating like new born baby and hair grown like bubbles round her head.

And the book ended

I closed the book and walked away towards my balcony with a heavy heart and found the wailing dog taking refuge in our veranda. As it saw me it started walking away and i comforted it by calling it back to veranda. I could see the relief in the eyes of the dog that someone had left it to die and not bother with stoning or see it with disgust and angst. Why are superstitions sometimes so harsh on poor fragile things on Earth??

 

Oh My Friend(s)…..


Life’s most prized possessions are small things which are often short lived.

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I am thankful to God for having me given few amazing people in my life who are my sunshine. I want to dedicate this post to 4 of those friends who have been really the reason for constant heartful laughter in my workaholic life.

Before i jump into their introductions I want to share few things …

There are times in everyone of our lives where we fall weak and become vulnerable and are prone to commit something suicidal.

Things may turn upside down and life may seem like an unending tunnel of darkness.

3 things which never leave you alone in this world are

Parents, Your Friends, and Your love

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When we first come into this world without any knowledge of this bad bad outer world they are the ones who pamper us with their unconditional love. They make us feel so comfortable that until the age of 4 we are untouched by the harmful things that the society has to teach us….Later once we grow up we slowly start becoming independent and start exploring the wide wide world all by ourselves.

The Universe offers various opportunities to explore and think on our existence in this world. It shows us the various colors of life…Introduces to new things like love, friendship, crush, betrayal and everlasting bondings with people.

Out of all the things in life, its those memories which we cherish the most for the rest of our lives. Memories are like vintage papers… the more older they get the more beautiful is the feeling of touching it again and again… What are the 3 memorable moments which nobody forgets in their lifetime??

1) The love in your mothers eyes
2) The hug from a best friend when you have lost everything in your life
3) Your first love

Out of the 3 things which i have described above I would like to speak in little detail about the 2nd most memorable thing in our lives.

In this mad and selfish world its very easy to be a part of this huge rat race …. competing aimlessly with people unknown and landing in soup very often. Its very easy to get carried away by each and everything that life offers us and get ruled by our lives rather than life being ruled by us. Its easy to be a part of million people who come on this planet, forget their purpose and just hide under 6feet deep under the ground once our lifetime is over. But its difficult to be in constant touch with your own inner soul and stick along with the purpose for which you are here on this Earth. Its easy to get saddened by the daily chaos and stress but its difficult to take some time and sit beside your friend and exchange smiles over a cup of coffee. Its easy to just whatsapp someone in a group but difficult to meet someone after office hours when someone is in real need.

With this fast paced digital life you can easily get a 300+ followers over twitter and a 400+ friends over Facebook and a hundred likes on your photos @Instagram. What is really rare is the humane element which people show towards each other in real life. Its very difficult to have 2 people around you to give you the herculean strength to face this world. Its not the money, free lunches, dinners , goodies or endless rides which stands by you when you feel low. Its just a friendly hug from your friend and a warm smile which lightens up 1000 miseries in your life and dissolves your sadness in fraction of seconds.

For that you need to have an entirely different set of friends in your life. Often when we choose our friends we are so much particular about their interests and their likes and dislikes. What i really feel is ….

“Journey to something extra-ordinary in life begins when you step out of the comfort zone”

DSC_3018Start seeing life thru lens of others …. and feel the world from yet another perspective. Start seeing life from a person who is happy in himself….Enjoy the company of people who feel like a celebrity when you greet them with a celebrity name… look at the joy that people get from simple things in life…

Start feeling the feel of being with a person who feels life is nothing but a constant series of endless happy moments….

Start touching those elements of life in which a person is happily beats all depressive moments of life…

Most importantly be in touch with people who have a beautiful soul… and who are beautiful inside out…. Not just mere from appearances….

Because age beats the crap out of your beauty but wisdom and attitude grows more deeply with age…. Appearances are short termed. What stays along with you forever?

Your friends… their lessons … their support …. their love… and most importantly their constant faith in your abilities and their million dollar worth unconditional blessings showered upon you.

I dont know why I am getting so much emotional today but since many days i wanted to dedicate this post to 4 beautiful people who directly or indirectly have taught me the value of having quality friends in life….

Thanks Adarsh for teaching me the value of living minimalism in daily life.

Thanks Avinash for making me judge a villain properly in my life.

Thanks Kishore for filling in lots of memorable moments in my life and making me smile even when the whole world is fighting like mad dogs

Thanks Sharath for teaching me the value of Forgive and Forget and making me smile daily with your ShahRukh Khan style of enrty to our office…

Love you guys ….

Words are very less to describe the amount of help that you guys have extended to an idiot like me… Please forgive me if I have committed any mistakes in this article…(they were not intentional)

May God Bless You Lovely People…

Daily Prompt # 34:Back of the Queue

Comfort Zones

Back of the Queue.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.

I always wanted to be a dancer and a singer.

But what went ahead stopping me from becoming what i wanted to be was my “FEAR”

Fear of what may be the reaction of people when they see an idiot like me dancing…

Fear of what if people will laugh about my silly voice…

Fear of peers teasing …

Uff… endless fears…

Then I read this line by Marianne Williamson

Indeed our fears prevent us all the times from achieving the fullest of our own potential. The best remedy for this is to get out of that couch and start learning something new… I attempted the same and i participated in a flash mob held in our own Company.

Though i danced like an idiot it made me feel so proud that atleast i tried. Its better to have tried than not to have tried at all.

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Daily Prompt # 29:Top 5 things to make anyone smile!!!


Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile.

If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?

Hi Friends!!!

Myself ARK – a blogger who blogs often at WordPress.com who loves to write each and every day.

As i was surfing the WordPress community forums I got to see this nice question posted by one of our daily prompts members.

It asked how would you make someone/yourself smile??

Well, I have seen many tricks and techniques specialized by my great great friends Sharath Pai  @Kadale_Puri @MetiAbhi @BlrVeer @Dreamman2020 @Anushree @Kobbari_Barfi @dabbako @techie_baba etc etc and the list goes on.

But the above mentioned people are the epitomes of cracking jokes, humming some tunes from old retro movies or some unique thing which make even the saddest of the saddest person on this Earth to smile.

1: I was once very much sad at one of my friends and was pretty much depressed for few days consequently.

The one technique given by my friend was to hit the words #funny in Twitter and read some random tweets and just see how funny are few people even though life has been so rough on them.

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For more tips please read my complete article here 

 

Daily Prompt # 28:Live just for today!!


Daily Prompt: If I Could Turn Back Time.

 If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?

Many of us will already guess the answer for this would be childhood.

But for me its the present which always makes me relive again and again because in the present I always feel I did not live the moment to its fullest.

In this context I always remember the lyrics of the song “If today was your last day” By Nickelback

My childhood was not much great. Even the college days. But now it all seems perfect not because I dont have bad moments. Infact now I have more bad experiences than before yet now I have understood one thing.

The best way to relive your life again is to enjoy what you have in your hand right now. Let the dead bury its past.

Because as I am not afraid to make a start today. Its never too late.

I know I cannot mend my mistakes which I committed an hour ago but I know I can always learn from those mistakes now and try to reform myself to become a better person.

My biggest strength in life are my good friends who always evoke the sense of “Live up to this moment”

As SRK says in his famous blockbuster movie Kal Ho Naa Ho 

Haso jiyo gungunao… Kya pata kal ho na ho.

What is your opinion on living life for just today???

While thinking about an answer for the above question, you can hum this song….

Please feel free to express your opinions on this article.

Lots of love,

ARK

 

Daily Prompt # 25:Dealing with “Change”


Daily Prompt: If You Leave.

Life is a series of beginnings and endings. We leave one job to start another; we quit cities, countries, or continents for a fresh start; we leave lovers and begin new relationships. What was the last thing you contemplated leaving? What were the pros and cons? Have you made up your mind? What will you choose?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CROSSROADS.

The word Crossroads reminds me of  Taylor Swift.

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I agree with Taylor Swift 100%.

Music is a kind of therapy which can help you deal with many of those crossroads which you encounter in your life. Not just Music, your hobbies, new decisions, your forgotten old habits, new friends, new environment, new cities, new people, old scars, past experiences etc etc all may help you choose the right path amidst the crossroads of life.

Lets talk about how to deal with each crossroad situation in life.

WARNING: I am not any guru in helping people discover what’s right what’s wrong. I am just a small nobody who wants to express my views on various situations of life.

1. When we switch from our old job to a new job?

We often resist a change in our life. Maybe because we never ever want to get out of our usual comfort zones. When we get an opportunity to change our jobs very often we convince our heart by saying the offer is not worth it. The company is not worth working for. The HR was not good to me when they were interviewing etc etc. Or very often we hear that people were not satisfied with the pay they were being offerred in the new company and they refrain from moving out of the old Job.

What happens when you keep swimming in the same pond for years together?

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Struggling to move out of the situation??

You get bored of life as there is nothing interesting happening in your work life which further leads to office-drama

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Instead why not embrace yourselves to new job. Think how much excited would it be to meet new people, new opportunities, new things happening in your life. Each day would pose a new challenge and will help you grow instead of getting stunted day by day.

2. Shifting from one country/place to another.

I am sure most of them create a lot of fuss over moving out from one place to another. It sure is such a pain.

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But just imagine when thousands of people are wishing to live and enjoy life at different places you are actually getting an opportunity to move into another new place. New neighbours, New surroundings. Imagine what a peace it can bring you for your later part of your life???

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3. Leaving your ex and moving on in life.

How to forget your ex

Yes its true. Not all love stories are meant to be have a happy ending… after all life is not a fairy tale. So when someone does not make it to your future why waste your days remembering all the bad memories and hurting yourself over and over. The best way to tackle this sort of situation is to embrace these ways:

  1. Cultivate a new hobby

how to cultivate new hobbiesIn this wide world which is full of many opportunities its very easy to find a group of people who are having similar interests like you.

Once you find those bunch of people, start learning new sports, start going to some music classes or maybe language classes.

These hobbies not just help you forget those bad moments but also helps you to network with some best people who may inspire you to see a fresh + different perspective of life.

2. Start concentrating on taking good care of yourself.

Its high time you have wasted thinking, crying or maybe even dying daily in the memory of your Ex Memories. Why not start taking care of yourself from now onwards.

There are plenty of options like starting to hit gym, or maybe joining some Yoga /Pilates/ Zumba class.

Trying to relax by reading some good book or going on some adventurous trip alone.

How to overcome loneliness

 Top ten tips before going to hiking alone

Crossroads can be for good/bad in life. But if you stop running mad and start thinking whether it is good or bad you will find an answer for yourself within your heart.
Sometimes all it takes it just a small pause button in your life to stop being consumed by the busy vortex of the world.
The answer lies inside of each one of us. So what are you waiting for? Start analyzing the crossroads of your life and move on.

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The Power of Physical Intelligence – Book Review (2)


Hello all you awesome people…

Here you go with this week’s dose of videos on your favorite Physically Intelligent Heroes..

Venus and Serena Williams

Paula Radcliffe

Please view the below video and you shall know that it takes real courage to come and fight back some of the greatest impossible situations in your life.

 

Ian Thorpe

Would a severe depression make you quit your entire career? If yes, then how would you fight it back and set  a world record?

Tiger Woods

 

Ranulph Fiennes

Ellen MacArthur

I hope all these videos must have really inspired you to be more motivated and helped you to overcome some of the most difficult times in your life.

Stay Fit. Stay Motivated.

Thanks for giving it a read.

Love you all,

ARK

The Power of Physical Intelligence – Book Review (1)


Hello all you anonymous awesome people!!!

Today I am going to share some awesome videos based on the famous book “The Power of Physical Intelligence” written by the most famous MultiMillion Copy Bestselling Author Tony Buzan.

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The book features 10 Awesome Physically Intelligent People who have conquered the impossible feats of human history. Most importantly most of the Stars are alive even now. So this is not a book which is like the Usual Fitness Motivational Books available in the market but is a beautiful book full of amazing facts about our Human Anatomy and its amazing features that can be used to your own body.

The book is divided into 10 chapters.

  1. And it covers all aspects right from explaining what are the basics of human anatomy and how our brain plays a major role in building our body.
  2. It also features some amazing exercises which helps you build energy, endurance and most importantly your stamina.
  3. One of the most interesting concepts portrayed in the book is the DVD – Diet, Vitamins, Drugs. DVD explains how when served with right proportion can work wonders to human body.
  4. Tony Buzan also explains the amazing concepts behind the Human Body and how its limitations can be bent over time when you start working on your body in the right way.
  5. Have you ever thought how much your walking style determines your fitness levels?
  6. Have you given a thought how much your pulse says about the minute details in your body?
  7. Have you ever pondered there are a trillion people who are guarding your entire body on a 24*7 basis and how you can rule them according to your will with the right intelligence of how your body works.
  8. Buzan further takes us into a walk-through where the various myths related to Human Bodies and Aging are demystified. Tony proves how much mental age actually increases with age and how you can age gracefully.
  9. One of the most important things which i liked in this book are the quotes which are sprinkled evenly in the book. One such quote which i liked the most was

Age … is a matter of feeling, not of years – George William Curtis

Finally before ending the book, Tony takes us through several other intelligence’s which collectively when applied to our life enhances not just our lives but helps us become more beautiful from inside as well.

Here i am sharing you few videos which speak of one such limit which the following Physically Intelligent Star has overcome.

Christopher Reeve

Christopher D’Olier Reeve(September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the DC comic book superhero, Superman.
On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal-cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. (Source: Wikipedia)

How did he motivate himself even after suffering such huge disaster which paralyzed his whole body right down the neck?

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher (born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver. Schumacher is a seven-time Formula One (F1) World Champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He holds many of Formula One’s driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. In 2002, he became the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season and then also broke the record for most consecutive podium finishes. According to the official Formula One website, he is “statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen”. (Source:Wikipedia)

Its not pure “Luck”. Its pure example of “Mind Over Matter”

More Videos in the next part.

Until then please keep yourself motivated.

Thanks a lot for reading this article.

Love you all,

ARK