Showing posts with label General Well-being. Show all posts
Showing posts with label General Well-being. Show all posts

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. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

100 Things to Make You Happy

Hello there. I hope you are doing awesome. I wanted to come up with a different post today. I never thought of doing a book review on my blog until I came across this astounding book by National Geographic. Almost year round, I have an eye out  for things I can buy and keep for my darling niece who visits Pakistan once every year. Recently, I went to Variety Books in Packages mall and found this masterpiece. I would definitely recommend this book to all parents. Its just fabulous and a must-have. 

In spite of my busy routine I kept this book in my gym bag, brought it to office and finished the whole book in half an hour just when I reached office the very next day. I have been so excited about it and I wanted to read it before I gift it to Anya so we can talk about it. She is such a book worm and I can tell she will fall for this one.  

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

16 Tips for Young Independent Women

This post is specially dedicated to independent women who are either students or entering the business/corporate world. Most of the women I know demand justice and are eager about feminism. But there isn't much focus on becoming a more enriched, wholesome and confident female. I did some brainstorming today and here are 16 reminders on how to become an independent woman who is in charge of her life. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

What Tennis Means to me

My first memories with the game start as early as third grade. Papa brought us sisters Spider-Man rackets. Initially my sister and I both went with our dad to the Tennis courts. She lost interest in the sport later. I was the tom boy. I have memories of playing Tennis with my dad in various Air Force colonies like Badaber (Peshawar), Masroor, Faisal, Malir (Karachi), Islamabad and Sargodha. He was the one who taught me the game from scratch. He was a devoted father and taught me different techniques, service, double handed backhand and forehand. He taught me the game so well that I actually never had to take Tennis lessons. Over the years I remained regular in the sport even though I used to be the only girl in the courts almost everywhere. I didn't mind that as I actually enjoyed played with guys and men as my level of sports was competitive with them. Honestly I never enjoyed playing with girls and found them too easy to beat.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

16 Life Lessons Tennis Has Taught me

My husband once commented that I have been writing a lot about girly stuff. I think he is right (series on Organic Radiance and Make up Basics). So I decided to dedicate some posts on my passion which guys would be more interested in. It's interesting how much a game can teach you about real life. All those who know me, know that I have been addicted to Tennis since I was a little girl thanks to Papa. For all those who didn't know that, my next article will be on what Tennis means to me and how it became my passion. Stay tuned for that. For now, lets see what this game has taught me about life. Any guesses?

Friday, 18 November 2016

Wake Up Call Towards Environmentalism

This unedited picture was taken while trekking to Miranjani mountain top

I have always been a nature lover. The reason I love trekking and seeing the unseen is that I enjoy breathing in clean air away from the city haze. I can see clearer clouds, the night sky full of stars, more visible mountain peaks and untouched lakes. For me these things are priceless. No I can't image living in a village as we are so used to this modern lifestyle. But never did the dirt of the city bother me as much as it did last month while I was in Lahore and Smog hit us like a devastation.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Year Resolutions 2016

It was just a regular afternoon in office as I was on my desk busy with phone calls and trying to finish some chores before I got up to join my colleagues for Lunch which had already been served.  I got a random new year greeting message from my work mate in India. I replied to that message without realizing that it was actually the last day of the year today.
My new year resolutions and Daily healthy lifestyle commitment

Monday, 17 November 2014

Me-Me Time


I have been wanting to write on this topic for a while. I am basically an introvert. I love hanging out with people I adore, but at the same time, I love spending time with myself. I hear a lot of people complaining of boredom when no one else is there to accompany them.