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Friday, October 31, 2008

I Recommend(AmitL)

Hi,all!!I'm sure you all had a Happy Diwali and a Dazzling New Year!!On to the interesting topic of the month: 

I recommend:

- Smiling in the dark when you wake up in the morning.
- Drinking 3-4 glasses of water before brushing your teeth.
- Saying a prayer before distracting your thought processes with TV/radio/newspaper
- Reading at least one positive thought, like' Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use'

-Exercise for 15-20 minutes-be it walking/jogging in place,walking outside,stretching,et al.

- Now,my favourite-have a cup of tea.

- Think about one thing/person you're grateful about, in life.

- At work/office/college/school: If someone's annoying you,think of one good part of their personality.  Your responses to their spoken words will make you the winner.

- After lunch,i.e. the afternoon period,when your efficiency's going down: Think of your motivation for the day/week: Could be something you plan for the evening,or for the weekend. It could be salary day coming up. (Of course,if that doesn't work, a painkiller pill like Combiflam is the last least for me..LOL)

- In the evenings-now,this one's really difficult,unless you're a forced bachelor/ette like me- keep some 'time out' for yourself- for a calming bath/shower or to read a book you've been meaning to since quite some time or to listen to 'Chak De Phatte' kind of songs which can't fail to put your feet in tip-tap motion,to sit in silence for a few minutes.....endless possibilities.

- During anytime of the day,you can also try 'palming'-i.e. covering both eyes with your palms while keeping the eyes open and looking at the endless blackness...does wonders,sometimes,but,only if the mind is not too tense.

- Before going to dreamland and after taking the relaxing bath/shower: Close your eyes/pray and Thank God for letting another day pass by without any major health issues,any major problems,except,of course,for those petty nuisances(Colleagues arguing,kids shouting/fighting,wifey cribbing,friends ignoring....LOL) which,when you think of it, are what really make your life worth living-bringing the variety which adds spice to what would otherwise be a dreary existence!!:)
Post script::If you can follow even half of the above tips, hats off to you!!I haven't been successful to that level so far(Except for the prayer parts) !!!And,then,again,maybe that's again what brings variety to life-being happy doing some of these things,and,being unhappy because I lost my temper/felt sad,etc!!Life's too precious,after all!


  1. Bravo, you've got your LABEL's correct ;) Remember, we had discussed about this. LOL. But hey, the post is awesome. I dont know how but your style of writing posts is changing, and I'm loving the change. Before it was 100 masala things in one post, now its getting specific about one issue, and I'm liking the flow of writing more :)

    About this post, and me, I've started believing in prayers. Now, thats a big change in my attitude, and my behaviour :)

  2. wow! these are all so good! am going to note all them down and try doing all of them :D
    though I really doubt if i can drink 3-4 glasses of water before brushing my teeth ... wonder whats the significance though?

  3. Hi,Amrita..Haha-indeed-the labels are correct..:)Glad you liked the post,and,tks for the tip on issue specific posts-wonder whether others prefer the same?
    Yes-it's always good to believe in prayers,I firmly feel this!More as a way of acknowledging the fact there's Someone up there who's watching, guiding us!
    Hi,Loon Gal..hey,do!!I knew you'd like the recos..and,I'm sure you already follow some of them.Re. 3-4 glasses,it's part of water therapy..They say that water is absorbed quickly ,stimulates drainage(LOL) and cleanses the system..Read more here :(1)
    BTW,I have a friend who's a live example of this-he's 50+ and in perfect health...drinks about 2 litres water like this every morning.

  4. Oh thanks for the links!
    Yeah my parents drink it too!
    Some say .. the water should be a little warm!
    Omg I can't even THINK of doing that! I'd end up vomitting! lol!

  5. ലോകമെമ്പാടുമുള്ള 1000കണക്കിന്‌ മലയാളീകളെ കണ്ടെടുക്കുക

    നിങ്ങള്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നുവെങ്കില്‍ നമുക്ക് ഒന്നായി ചേര്‍ന്ന് ഒറ്റ സമൂഹമായി ഒരു കുടക്കീഴില്‍ അണിചേര്‍ന്നിടാം. നിങ്ങളുടെ ചിന്തകളും വികാരങ്ങളും പരസ്പരം പങ്കു വയ്ക്കാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നുവോ ? ദയവായി ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക് ചെയ്യുക

    ഇതിന്‌ ഒപ്പമായി മലയാളീകളുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മയും ഇവിടെ വീക്ഷിക്കാം