Easy Peasy🎁

Yes!

Life is as simple as that 🙂 

Even when we have a road block that has obstructed the view of everything ahead, just this one step can be a beacon of hope♥️

What lights you up?

Music, movies,a friend, pasta, nachos, a hug, a kid, chocolate???

An episode of GOT, a book, Netflix, iTunes, free music downloads, cutting chai??

A walk on the beach,fresh air out of your window, green trees outdoors, a hammock, yummy delight ???

A massage, a gift, a tour, a trip, a hike, spontaneous travel???

Anything that lights you up, will bring forth the light you endlessly shine through you..

Try it🎁

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9 ways to jump up your fun quotient❤️

Diving straight away into my list of top 9 ‘fun raisers’ 😂

1. Let the world spin around you!

Try this out. Go to any open space like a park, or a garden or may be the beach. Take out your phone/ iPad. Put your camera on the selfie mode. Hold it in front of you and

SPIN! Yeah SPIN. Spin away.

Precaution: if you spin too long, make sure you have someone to hold onto as an anchor when you’re done spinning 😊 or you may just fall down like I was about to..


This activity, is totally fun! It’s fun to see all those colors blend behind you, fuzz out as the only person in focus is you!

Very much like our life❤️ excellent stress buster, and jumps up your energy better than any energy drink. Your smile quotient goes up too❤️

2. Get wet in the rain

We’re welcoming the monsoons here in Mumbai, so quite relevant to us.

Just yesterday, me n my son, we just allowed the water to soak us. He was thrilled as he easily gets all the time. I left my ‘careful momma’ hat back and just enjoyed the rain with him.

Nature has an easy way of reminding us our true nature.

3. Doodle away!


Doodling, helps us tune in!
There’s absolutely no need for anyone to understand your doodle. It’s yours. All yours to express n feel out.

You can use any medium like paper or canvas, any colors like water colors or crayons or pencils. I use pens generally.

Be my guest and let the artist out!

4. Experiment with your routine!

Just for fun,play with something like your route to work! Just experiment n take a new route, an untried one.

Make a newer version of your ‘signature recipe’ , by adding something new or tweaking it.

Choose something else instead of your regular breakfast option in starbucks😜 or wherever..

Trying something new, is a great way to ‘just be’ and definitely brings fun to the table.

Condition: Leave your ‘judgment hat’ behind and just explore away❤️

5. Karaoke now!

Try this. Just play any song on your music list, play it on speaker mode! And sing along.

If you don’t know the lyrics …EVEN BETTER..

Just do it. Let the singer inside you out. Messing around with lyrics is fun! Especially when your husband jumps into the activity and picks every word you messed..

It’s super fun..

Caution: don’t wait for the right moment ..do it now❤️

6. Find and create ‘YOUR MOVES’ routine.

Wondered, how great artists move n dance so well? Their trick is simple. PRACTICE❤️

Play a track that naturally gets you on your feet, and just move along. I do it in front of my mirror, after I’ve shut the door😛

Just dance along n you’ll see some pattern emerging from your moves. Follow it and you’ll find ‘your move’ right there..

If not, you’ll find yourself happier with your fun quotient sky rocketing

7. Do stuff you hate to do : ONLY for fun..

For me, it’s cooking! An item I absolutely hate. Yet, in the right mood it creates wonders. I recently made some awesome nachos in twenty mins, and surprised everyone including myself.

Do you hate any activity? I think the hatred comes from the ‘lack of choice’

So if you’re forced to do something or have no option of avoiding it, it makes a permanent place on your hate list.

Let go of the judgment to do it! Yet choose it only to raise your fun quotient❤️

Caution: do it only when you really feel like doing it❤️

8. Play with people not from your age group 

Either someone older, or younger! Play anything ..

A game of cards,animal dominoes maybe. Scrabble, su doku!!

Me n my hubb used to play a lot of su doku (even though it’s a one person game) as new parents. When our son was tiny, it used to be our fun window ; something we did as soon as  he slept for the night.

Took the ‘new parents’ pressure off us.

9. Celebrate away!

Anything that’s not happening according to plan calls for a celebration.

I remember last year, New Year’s Eve, me n my hubby were watching a cool movie at home n then there was a power cut. Luckily for us , our son was asleep. We sat in our room on the floor n ate in candle light ❤️ pretty romantic thing to happen for new years❤️

Remember: the fun element when stuff isnt working your way

Signing off!! Do send us feedback on stuff that is or isn’t working ❤️😍

Excitement calling❤️

It’s 5.18 am and I’m literally waiting for my alarm to ring (which will ring only at 6.15 am lol)
Reason : a vacation, we’ve planned since we bought our car in Nov 2014!

Finally, we are driving (in a few hours) to this beautiful place, at an awesome time (read rains), with our toddler who is gonna love the journey just as much as we do.

He loves green grass, and water and flowers and cats and dogs and frogs and…loooong list

He is gonna have a rocking time this trip❤️ n so are we❤️

Life is about the thrill n adventure as my son Ekaansh lives it, every moment of his day!

He is so pure in expressing awe at such simple things like his fav show on tv, or the colorful window hanging, or his games n toys, or green grass for that matter❤️

Expressing gratitude for the most beautiful gift I’ve received (after my parents, sis, cousins, my hubby, my family) 


Here’s to many many happy, rocking, family, nature, leisure, lovely times❤️

Happy in my thirties <3

We just watched this beautiful movie, titled ‘the longest ride’. As we were done with the movie, I thanked my husband for downloading such beautiful movies for us to watch over weekends. It’s been a year since our new life as parents started and I don’t think much has changed. Even though I know a lot has changed, actually it hasn’t.

I told my hubby that I’m so much happier in my thirties than I was in my twenties 🙂 We watch these movies over the weekends, sometimes in instalments of two or three. And not just any movies. Mindblowing movies that dig deep into your soul, make you think, make you feel, make you grateful for all that you have.

  
There’s this perspective, this beautiful perspective of life, which you have at thirty, which you don’t at twenty! There are so many things to look forward to, stuff to offer gratitude for, so many moments to relish n so many to look forward to. 

Wonder if people who feel bad as they age, ever get this perspective? It’s beautiful! As every year passes, we’re getting better at this beautiful fun game called life. The ups n downs remain the same, yet our perspectives of the game changes. Every year were just getting better n better 🙂

This blog post is precious for me as it captures the gratitude I have for life, for turning 32 soon, for having all the beautiful people in my life, for knowing that life has my back 🙂 it’s beautiful 🙂 it really is.

I haven’t written my soul off like this since a long time. And I think this is some kind of comeback 🙂 I intend to write 31 posts, one each night simply to celebrate this August month, which is also the very first of my birth month celebration events 😉 

So I’m not just celebrating my birthday week, but celebrating the entire month! Here’s to many such celebrations to come 🙂 

Ps: thank you Akshay n Ekaansh 🙂 n thank you my beautiful family ❤ 

The Joy window in our busy day!!!

Irrespective of how crappy or beautiful your day is, do find few minutes of time for something that fills you with joy!

What does joy mean to you?

Joy for me is playing with my toddler, bathing him and allowing myself to get wet, joy is when I’m talking to a teddy as if it’s alive just to bring a smile on my lil ones face..

  
Joy is when I’m listening to music, joy is when I’m drawing, joy is when I’m keeping my house organised, joy is when I’m standing at the window looking out, joy is when I’m selecting and downloading movies to watch with my husband, joy is when I’m with nature, joy is when the leaves make that sound as if they’re saying hi to me, joy is when I’m travelling weekly n meeting new people on the way..
Joys are everywhere around us!! Just waiting for us to be present to them!!

Lets spare a few minutes of our day for these tiny joys!!

We deserve them 🙂