Archive for August, 2012


Day 4, 5

Day 4 went away at super-sonic speed. I had a lot to do and ended up doing even more than I had expected. I practised guitar but missed doing most of the other things. I may have to tweak somethings according to my schedule so as to not end up feeling guilty!

Day 5 has begun late. And it brings forth more and more news of what a grueling month August is going to turn out to be! No complaints though 🙂

 

And it’s my 5th happy day without Twitter. Now I don’t miss it at all!

Next update soon!

Day 3

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So my third day is a little less successful than previous two. I woke up late. But I have a very fine excuse…I slept very late and I was very very tired. But I am not allowing myself to feel guilty about it. I mean, what’s the point of that anyway.

Although, I already cooked and had lunch. And there’s still time to accomplish the rest of the 8 things that I am “supposed” to do.

Apart from that I am in a great mood. I have work even tomorrow and I have to drive all the way across the city and come back; totally looking forward to that…NOT! But it means I get money, which is GREAT! So, Yayyy!

My album is done. That’d be one thing off my bucket-list. Now awaiting its release which should be in the next two weeks or so. Most of my idle time goes into getting my marketing plan in place. How do I get my CD to be heard and bought by people whom I’m not connected to directly. How do I get them to know that my music exists.

If you have stumbled across this and have read upto here, please drop in your suggestions. I’ll be more than grateful!

Day 2- Food

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Boil potatoes and peel and chop them when cool. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds, curry leaves(bay leaves), green chillies, asafoetida and turmeric.

Put chopped potatoes in the pan, sprinkle salt and sugar and mix well. Let it simmer for 3 minutes and you’re done.

I’m eating it with Dosas 🙂

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Day 2 has also been a success as far as defeating the sunrise is concerned! And also that one whole day without Twitter has been happily lived.

Yesterday I was at the supermarket buying stuff for supporting my 30-day challenge of cooking at least one meal at home. And there were so many funny things happening around over there that my immediate reflex was that of tweeting those! Creature of habit, I suppose. But then I was fully THERE. When I was sipping coffee, there was no added burden of tweeting or checking what other people are tweeting. I am sure that my brain must be quite relieved that it is no longer experiencing technological fatigue.

Now I believe that our brains must have a finite capacity to process information. But when most of it is hogged by mindless or even one-sided exploits such as Twitter or Facebook, there’s no more space left from which good ideas spring forth.

I hadn’t expected it but I am feeling much lighter and life seems easier without social media gnawing away at precious hours!

Stay good, you folks!

Day 1 Food

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Salad:

Tomatoes, Onion, Cabbage, Sprouts, Olives, Capsicum, Salad leaves mixed together with chilli powder, salt, honey(instead of Sugar) and low fat mayo.

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Success!! Woke up happily without the alarm at 6.30 AM sharp. Happy, refreshed and confident is what I was feeling until it struck me how empty my life would seem for some days without Twitter gobbling up most of my time. But after all Twitter is such a waste of life. Think about it! We keep staring at the timeline to update itself, for hours in a day.

But I also realize that there’s great danger of my resolve dissolving by the 10th day or so. But I shall not visit Twitter; for my sake.

I’ve been also de-cluttering my house since morning, I had breakfast 2 hours before my “usual time” and it looks like I’m going to accomplish a lot more today than other days which just go in a blur.

So here’s my 30-day challenge list:

  1. No Twitter (*gulp* Oh god! Oh god oh god!)
  2. Wake up at 6.30 AM
  3. Exercise
  4. Meditate
  5. Cook one meal
  6. No internet after 10.30 PM
  7. Practise guitar for 1 hour
  8. Write a blog post
  9. Eat Fruit
  10. Read a book

….whew!

30 Days

I admit. I feel no shame in reading or learning from “self-help” books. Although I DO hate the term “self-help”. I’d much rather prefer “self-improvement” or “personal development” or something like that.

I am well aware that there’s a lot of scope for improvement in my life and some tasks look seriously daunting. So I have decided to eat the elephant one bite at a time. Hence, 30 days. I scoured the internet for interesting 30-day challenges. Some were 30-day photo challenges which do not really interest me because I am really looking forward to have achieved something at the end of a 30-day period. So here’s a list of ideas relevant to my life and I’m going to choose one or more to do EVERYDAY for the next 30 days:

  1. No Twitter
  2. Write Poetry
  3. Practise guitar for 1 hour
  4. Read a book
  5. Exercise daily
  6. Meditate daily
  7. Cook at least one meal daily
  8. Write a blog post
  9. Eat fruit
  10. Wake up at 6.30 AM or earlier
  11. No Internet after 10.30 PM
  12. Laugh daily
  13. Visualize daily

These are what I could think of. Please feel free to suggest more! And wish me good luck 🙂