An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doingDale Carnegie Lock down has forced many of us to plan more than ever. Planning your work efficiently, planning your finances, planning not to go out unless necessary are just a few of the lot. I went ahead and did something that I have never … Continue reading Well executed plan
The lockdown has forced me to explore uncharted territories. Be it getting comfortable showing my face on video chats or awful attempts at drawing, I am finding myself trying new things even though the outcome generally sucks. Today I rediscovered the long-lost chef in me. After we hogged kilos worth of biscuits and toasts for … Continue reading In the Kitchen
What happens when you wake up to an unfamiliar sound?
I was woken up by my mobile phone’s loud ringtone. I looked at the time. It was 4.45 am. It was the milk delivery guy. My apartment management had stopped all the housekeeping services and deliveries as a precaution against Covid-19. I had to go down to the main gate to collect the milk packets. … Continue reading Dramatized Beginning
The world is going bonkers over Covid-19. The lock-downs across the world to prevent the spreading reminds me of Zombie Apocalypse. Thankfully, we have to stay indoors and don't have to do a parkour run with a baseball bat. Truth is that the fatality rate of Covid-19 is low but the scale of spread is … Continue reading Look At The Bright Side
Somewhere in December 2019, I removed the cobweb from WordPress's login screen and logged into the account. I had been inactive for over an year. I had not posted anything in 2019 up until this moment. I logged in and the stats caught my eye. I had not posted anything but I had an overall … Continue reading Rising from the ashes
I was browsing through all the curated content on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Tonnes of content is being churned out on this topic. Everyone, from Wharton university graduate to WhatsApp university graduate, has voiced out his/her opinions, facts, and wild imaginations on this topic. One of the links click-baited me with the title that a novel written … Continue reading Realization
Often times, we ask questions and provide well-meaning advice to near and dears. We do not realize its impact on the receiver. More so with the person who is battling mental health. In this post, Niki explains what not to say to a person who having mental health issues.
There are many ways to be empathetic and compassionate to someone who is experiencing problems with their mental health. There are just as many ways to unknowingly belittle someone and make them feel even worse about themselves. So let’s run through some of the well meaning common things people say to the mentally ill thinking it will help them when the opposite is true.
If someone is in a bad mood or quick to become angry or irate…
Don’t ask, “Are you off your medication?” or “Did you forget to take your happy pill today?”
If someone is struggling, tearful, and feeling beaten down…
Don’t give them lame platitudes like, “You have to pull yourself out of it,” “You gotta pull yourself up by the boot straps”, “You have so many things to be happy about and thankful for, snap out of it.” You might as well punch us in…
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Have you every thought what makes sunrise and sunset beautiful to look at?
Music plays an important role in most of our lives. For every occasion, for every season and for every mood we have a music. I would like to share a video of the duo Ustad Zakir Hussain playing tabla and Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia playing flute in one of the concerts. I have mentioned earlier in … Continue reading Listen to this when you are feeling low