Sunday, 22 October 2017

Organizing Chaos - Wallet

A wallet is the most important and valuable item which we carry around with us. Regardless of our gender, we all carry a wallet with us where ever we go which is why it is pretty common for it to be lost or stolen. Most of us have misplaced it at least once in our lives. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Recipe For The Yummiest Coffee

I love really creamy coffees. I honestly don't like coffees at cafes which you pay a heavy price for. My husband says he fell in love with me the moment he had my coffee way back in 2005. Today I am sharing this simple recipe as a lot of people asked me to do this post on my blog. 

Preparation time
5 minutes

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Content Ideas for Social Media

Digital media is an ever-growing source of entertainment, news, updates, shopping and social interaction. Now, customers are more than ever influenced by not only your ads but what the media, friends, and peers are saying about your company and brand. Now consumers have access to information through digital media on the go, anywhere and anytime. Digital media is a strong marketing tool and your customers will know not only what you tell them about your products but more importantly the comments which anyone can post. 

Today, it is more important than ever before, to offer best products and services to your customers so they have nothing but a pleasant experience to share. Customers today also dictate what quality, price and time they need and you must cater to their customized needs and preferences to stay on top of your business and competition. Whether you’re launching a new product or location or bringing in new business clients, social media campaigns work wonderfully with pivotal moments in a company’s life. Anytime you need to generate goals or generate buzz, social media is the foundation of your success in today’s world. 

The trend of entrepreneurship and business has risen more than ever today. We have seen an increased growth in freelancers today. Every third person we meet these days is into one business or another. Due to my work, I was fortunate enough to participate in National Freelancers Convention and Herself Women's Convention this year which took place in Lahore. I got to converse with a number of entrepreneurs/freelancers who are really successful today.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Learning to Appreciate Criticism

Sharing a little incident from the Tennis courts

I used to get very defensive when I heard something unpleasant about me. I always took praise well but criticism with a pinch of salt. I disliked those who had nothing better to say than a comment that would infuriate me.

Recently, I have started to open up and take criticism in a different way altogether. When we are in the Tennis courts, there are many observers who often pass comments about the players, their technique or shots. Many times their comments are negative. Naturally, while I was playing, if someone made a bad comment about my shot, I would feel angry. 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Cure Your Sore Throat Naturally!

Last year during smog season in Lahore, I got the worst throat issues ever. That's when I did my research on what herbal remedies are good for throat and started making my own herbal tea. It worked wonders. Recently on my holiday, my voice had changed into a man's. When I returned home, the first thing I did was make my tea and within a day, my voice returned miraculously. 

The following recipe for Herbal Tea works brilliantly as a sore-throat remedy. It helps flush out toxins from your body and boosts blood circulation. Its anti-inflammatory properties also helps kill bad bacteria. You will yourself feel the signs of throat problems diminishing the moment you start having this tea. Check for yourself. 

  • Ginger paste: 1/2- 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Cardamom (bari ilaichi): 1-2
  • Honey: 1-2 table spoons
  • Cinnamon sticks: 1-2 pieces
  • Lemon juice: Half a lemon
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi): 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cloves (long): 3
  • Pepper corns: 3 
  • Fenugreek seeds: a sprinkle
  • Licorice (Mulethi stick): 2 pieces (1-2 inch each)
  • Ginseng paste (if available): 1/2 teaspoon

In a covered pan put 4 glasses of water and add all ingredients. Let it boil once. Keep it on your kitchen and keep sipping a cup twice a day till your throat becomes alright. 

At first you will need to develop taste for it. Initially i disliked its taste and used to force it down like a medicine as I knew it works wonders. Now I don't mind its taste at all. So stay patient. It really works better than any medicine. Stay blessed. Can't wait to hear about your recovery stories too.