Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sports. 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, 3 May 2017

So... What Do You Do?

Socializing is very important for our well-being in many different ways. In order to mingle with others and to break the ice we have to start with some very basic questions like: 'What do you do?. Unfortunately, a lot of people these days don't have hobbies. So when you ask them this simple question, they will stare at you blankly and say "Nothing much! Watching TV and eating" or they will say "My children are my only hobbies. I have no time for anything else". I can't believe anyone can just waste away their life like that. You are missing out on so much which could contribute to enriching you and fulfilling your life's purpose. Hobbies play a major role in your contentment. 

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?