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NOT ALL THAT LITTLE✨

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I couldn’t resist myself from writing this ever since it has been in my mind. This is just some ounce of positivity and nothing else!

With so much chaos in our heads, the busy lives we are all pursuing, stressed out 24*7 and feeling that void all the time, there’s definitely something we have all lost. Appreciation! Sheer appreciation!

I have had a friend of mine whose been recently updating her status that happiness is those little little things in life. Plus, this week I have been lucky enough to be receiving some little gifts from my friends and family and, all of this just made me thinking how we overlook these packages of happiness. You don’t necessarily have to win a Nobel prize to feel grateful. You do not have travel to the Disneyland to be happy to realise that you’re able to travel the world. I tell you, you CANNOT appreciate the big things if you DO NOT appreciate the chota chota things in your life!

There’s so much beauty around us. The innocence of tender children, the beauty of people sweating hard to earn their bread, the beauty of how comforting someone’s words can get and …✨

I remember reading one of the comic books many years ago that carried a few pages in its centre to which some random photographs where attached. Images of plates after someones had their dinner in them, some underclothes hung on a line to dry, some messy nooks in a room and so on. The title read, ‘Beauty in simple things’. Though a little wierd , there was probably something that the author wanted to get across. He was forcing the readers to focus on the beauty of every minute aspect of our lives instead of seeing the pain and dirt it carried.

To be able to see the blessings through the fog is a blessing by itself. Not many are capable of doing this. As a matter of fact, I tell you, there are a million reasons to be happy and I’m sure you can’t think of even fifty reasons to be ungrateful. Challenge, uh?

It takes experience to learn a lot of things. You can’t develop this attitude overnight. But over time. Learn to see the good in people. How they smile when they see you despite the pain they might be going through. When the study burden pulls you down, think of how fortunate you are to be pursuing your dream career. When you feel you aren’t good enough for one thing, think of the other hundred and one things you are able to do. There’s a quote that we all have come across somewhere over the internet, ‘If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.’

To identify the goodness in each one of those things you own, your parents, siblings, mentors, friends and other things you possess is crucial for a happy living. Learn to be grateful to the Almighty first and also, the people around you. I know it’s difficult to see the good in people when there’s a lot of evil some of them are putting out. But hey, don’t ever overlook the good. Keep your eyes peeled for them and notice the difference it makes. There is a narration that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He has not thanked Allah who has not thanked people.”

One of the ways you show gratitude to the Creator is by thanking his creation who He has made a means to send you the blessing through. Appreciate people, their efforts, even if it seems like a petty thing. Think about this, wouldn’t this make your life a lot like happier?

Take the time to enjoy when someone gifts you a chocolate bar. Maybe you already got a box full of Ferrero in your drawer, but hey! Why not feel blessed to have a buddy who cares for you?

Allah says in the Quran, in (14:7), ‘And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; ..’. This is the promise of The Almighty, being grateful will make sure that you receive more blessings on the way. Don’t be on the lookout for really BIG things to happen in your life, keep grabbing the small things and I tell you, big things will come!

So why stressed out when you are so blessed? I encourage you to scribble on a piece of paper everything that you feel blessed for- your eyesight, your cozy bed and the force of gravity that exists on the Earth. No really, imagine if we couldn’t eat just because our plate of noodles was floating around.

Next time somebody lends you a tissue, or decides to give a lift, take the time to say a ‘Thank you’ and flash those pearly whites of yours. And make someone’s day!

I’ll be inconsistent for a while, blame my exams. But remember that I’ll always be happy to come back to you to throw in some positivity! 🎁

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First article for the Unread Magazine 📓✨

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I’m hoping you knew you were going to hear this soon. And now, Issue 7 of the Unread Magazine is out.✨

If you haven’t heard of Unread, it’s a magazine based in the UK, by a team of about 40 members from all across the world- and I’m one of them!🙏🏻

The PDF version of these magazines is up on their website which I’ll link below. And in case, you want to set your hands on a hard copy, they’ll ship it to anywhere you want! So Contact me, if you want one!📬

No more stories, click on the link below and on Issue 7, read up my article on page 78,79.

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And check out all the articles, all the other writers are super talented, I tell you!👊🏻

Plus, they have a giveaway going on which ends on December 31st, so why not give it a try?

All details on their instagram page.

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ROUND UP FOR THE YEAR 2017🥀

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Welcome back once again!

This is not going to be one of my regular posts. Instead, This is more like a chatty post where I’m going to tell you a lot of things on my head right now.

Ha! Where do I start?

Anyway, let me begin off by telling that this year 2017 has been amazingly good for me by the grace of the Almighty. الحمد لله. I was able to involve in a lot of hustle and work, though there were low points which are inevitable obviously.💯

Also, I’m very close to my Blogaversary which falls on February 3rd. So, I have been blogging for solid ten months approximately! Wow!(pat on my back):D

How I started blogging, if you ask, is a strange story. I had been feeling like I wanted to share a lot of things with the world for a long time. So, a night before my Community medicine exam I found myself awake trying to find some sleep after late night studies. Then, thoughts about my middle school English teacher who was also a blogger on a different platform crossed my mind. I googled up and stumbled on her blog and then set up my own blog and then..! You know what happened!👊🏻

I do have a few plans for my blog on hitting one year. I might change the entire layout, add up a few different kind of posts and who knows what all is to come?

I blog on a weekly basis with most of my posts scheduled up for Fridays. 📆But there has been a this way or that way 😛 For now, my plans are to continue blogging on a weekly basis because that is what I feel the most comfortable with.

I blog solely because I find myself passionate about writing. And blogging has definitely shown me its perks. That is..

I’m so much excited to tell you that I have become one of the monthly writers of UNREAD magazine based in the UK. It’s an amazing magazine with a lot of fun-filled articles by a team of writers all across the world. My first article for them is going to be out in January issue which will be out in a few days. I’ll be updating you on instagram once it is out!

Follow the @unreadmag on instagram and give their issues a flip through on their website: http://www.unreadmag.com

I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported me on this journey. Both family and friends. I wouldn’t have come all this way without you. There is nothing more motivating for me than realising that you are genuinely interested in the content I put forth. So I would love to show you, my new followers some of the exceptional moments in my bloglife. 🌷

These are few images of the DIYs of some of my blog followers who tried out my contents. I’m also linking my post on it next to it! They are beautiful! So much love!💌

Book holder- https://adilamkarol.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/inexpensive-storage-ideas%F0%9F%8E%81/

DIY phone cases- https://adilamkarol.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/diy-phone-case-ideas%f0%9f%93%b1/

DIY makeup organizer- https://adilamkarol.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/upcycle-diy-ideas-2%f0%9f%8e%81/

World’s Easiest Frappuccino Ever! https://adilamkarol.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/worlds-easiest-frappuccino-ever🍺/

DIY Earphone holder ideas-https://adilamkarol.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/2-diy-earphone-holder-ideas/

The comment of the year for me was when my Surgery Professor left a comment encouraging me to continue blogging🎉

Also, I cannot miss out a mention on people who always take the time out to comment on my posts, like Cheila from http://www.pinkfordays.wordpress.com and Aaliyah Ahmad, whose comments always spark joy in me! And also all others who did their best to show love!❤️

Also, don’t forget to send me pictures of your tried out DIY’s to me on instagram or mail them to me!(find my mail in the contact page). 🎁

And then, I’m honoured to give a shout out to one of my best friend who recently started her blogging journey but is already soooo good at it!!💌 Oh my God! You should see how she spills all the beans about what’s going inside her head!

Be sure to stop there, show some love and FOLLOW ASAP!👊🏻

https://girlinthepicture.wordpress.com

And finally, I have my university exams round the corner! So yeah! Less of blog life and more of book life. I’ll not consistently posting for up until March, but may pop in a blog post or an insta story(on study motivation, probably, LOL) now or then. So, excuse me for the breaks I take! Big thank you! 🙏🏻

So now, I’ll leave! Meanwhile check out unreadmag and my best friends’s blog! I know I’m leaving a lot of links-but you don’t mind,do you?🌷

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UPDATES ON MY PLANNER 2018📙

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Welcome back..!

Here’s another whole brand new year ahead of us, and are all you well prepared? Well, I’m or better, I should be. So many things to do, so many changes to be made and a ton of dreams to be made true by the will of Allah. So that means, a lot more HUSTLE!💪🏻

Like I mentioned in my earlier post on all that I accomplished with one FULL year of bullet journalling, I’m totally up for a new planner for 2018, this time with a little bit of changes here and there. So here’s all about my new BUJO 2018.

This time, I purchased my planner from Sapna stationary, from a brand called Nightingale. Look at the book jacket, I love that peach pink and simple design. So elegant. And neat.📙

They have a variety of colours and few different designs too, here’s the link where you can purchase this online.( This is not sponsored, I’m just sharing the link in case you are looking for one):D

There’s a front page that holds all my details followed by a few pages like calender for 2017, 2018 and 2019. And there’s a whole new page for every day of the year. Like I did this year, I’m not going to time schedule any of the to-do’s. And something very important to get done, then that is going to be highlighted in orange colour. I’m going to use a black pen this time for writing in my planner. I guess that makes it look much more classy. I have put a tiny paper clip at the side of the planner to hang my pen so that it’s always at hand.

Plus, this time, I’m so excited to own a planner that has a monthly spread. My 2017 planner didn’t have one.📆 I badly felt the need to have a monthly spread so that I could have an overview for the month for keeping track of when I have to do a blogpost and also for many other things. There’s also some blank space next to the monthly spread which should allow me some space to plan my month well. This is cool!

I have also felt the need to have a few blank pages in between here and there so that I could, paste a sticker or write down a quote or doodle something on my mind. There were no such pages in my planner 2017 and I used to paste sticky notes here and there to tackle this issue. But, luckily, my 2018 planner has an extra ‘Notes’ page at the end of every month. So yay! Some extra dooodling this year!🖍

I usually have the habit of writing down things on my mind in any blank paper I was able to find and also I have a few bookmarks and things like that I would like to be carried along with the planner. So I wanted to make a folder for the same. So here’s what I did. I did cut out a thick stock paper in a square shape and then slanted one of its side and pasted its three sides on the inside of the front book jacket. This is the folder where my extra notes and bookmarks will slide into.

I write down my to-do’s for the day the night before when I’m about to hit the bed. There’s nothing too small to not to go into my journal. Everything from my daily routines to important reminders goes into my journal with a checkbox on its side. I use the far right side of every page to enter my cash accounts including what I’ve to pay and what I have lend someone. The bottom portion is where I draw mini water bottles to track the amount of water I’ve drunk in the day. Plus, I use washi tapes and sketch pens to decorate the pages and write down the day of the week in calligraphy. Sometimes I sit down and do this in a stretch or maybe on the same day itself. Also, the rest of the page takes up the headings of whatever important happened on that day and tracks my mood using smileys. Sometimes, I also write down pieces of advices I would like to hear for myself.

I’m using the inside of the book jacket at the back to paste some sticky notes which might come in need at times.

I’m pasting a sticky note on a blank page to write down the list of things I want to purchase. I had one in my 2017 planner and that was absolutely useful. I would know exactly what to buy and would strike it off once bought. Also, I’m having a sticky note saying,’ Books on my wish list ‘ consisting of a shelf drawing with books inside where I write down the names of the book I wish to read this year. And the once read, that book gets coloured!

This is all I guess, is on my head right now. I’m thinking of updating you on how my planning is going after a few months into 2018. Are you a planner geek? Do you have any plans for a 2018 planner? Share in the comments below. I’m reading!

Meanwhile, checkout my other posts on planner if you haven’t already.

HOW I MANAGE MY DAILY PLANNER 2017

What I learnt from one year of bullet journalling

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YEAR-END DECLUTTERING🍂

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As this year comes to a close, I did feel like I should free my mind and space of so much clutter. It is not that you must wait till the end of the year to declutter, but I just felt the burden of ‘too many’ things a few days back. Plus, I’m someone who can’t being my mind to focus on anything unless my surroundings are in perfect order. Hopefully, you’ll find some cleaning motivation here.

I love to have my things organised, labelled and put away in the right places. I cannot work in a messy environment. So, every now and then, I would clean up my cupboard and shelves. But I never really did a deep declutter recently. So what I would do is wipe down the surfaces and put things back in place.

But, this time I went in for a DEEP DECLUTTER. I went through each section of my cupboard, sorted each of my belonging thoroughly and threw away anything I didn’t need.

So I decided to break down the task into small everyday chores so that the decluttering itself wouldn’t be overwhelming. The most exhausting was to sort out my stationary and craft supplies. I checked if my pens, glitters and markers were writing and tossed off ones that didn’t. Also, I did discard so many paint cans that had paint stuck to its bottom. Many other papers, empty boxes and folders that I had saved for my DIYs which had been with me for over a year but still I hadn’t used- all those went into my junk. All my ribbons and washi tapes were put away in their boxes and properly displayed. All papers, stock and foam sheets into a giant folder. Pens ,colours, brushes, glue gun sticks, glitter pens in separate jars. Whew! That was tiring and nevertheless, it took me a whole night.

Then I did sort my books. All those books I was using or would be using very soon was placed vertically in my shelf. This makes it easier to find and place it back. Then, all those books I would maybe need for reference or so was stacked up one on top of the other and put at the back. Other pretty reading books was put on display on my bookshelf.

Then I went through and purged my accessories and threw off old clips, used contact lens cases and so on. Then, my clothes, devices and chargers, food stuffs and miscellaneous things. It really depends on who you are and where you live as to what categories you will have to focus on.

That was not all, I also did go through all the photos in my phone gallery, sorted, deleted and put the right ones in folders. I did the same with my ibooks, ipages and Evernote documents. I did unsubscribe to all those websites and youtube channels I wasn’t finding any spark in and saved a lot of space. Then, finally, sorted my emails into their respective folders.

Also, take some time out to wipe down all the surfaces and toss off anything broken or that has to be replaced. Spray in some scent for the freshness.

Aaah! So much better! Now take the time out to free your mind. May be a goodnight sleep, a pamper bath, some fresh fruit juices or even a walk. You decide.

Declutter and declutter because Less is the new More.🍂

There you are! All new and ready to blast the year ahead. 🌱

Hopefully, you are motivated to declutter and find yourself some extra space. I’ll see you soon with more preparation ideas. Meanwhile checkout my other related posts and also subscribe!

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What I learnt from One year of Bullet Journalling.

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WHAT I LEARNT FROM 1 YEAR OF BULLET JOURNALLING📖

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One of the proud things I did in the year 2017 is the fact that I had a ‘to-do’ list for every single day of this year. Wow! Yes, every single day went into my bullet journal. Also, because of my everyday handling, the book jacket has almost worn out:D

I was always the ‘plan before’ kind-of-girl as far as I can imagine. I believed in to-do’s all my life, at least, it worked for me. But never did I own a daily planner. I would jot down my to-do’s at the back of my notebook in the midst of a classroom lecture or in any random piece of paper I was able to find. And then, as it goes without a saying, I would end up losing it.

Until, this time of the last year when I decided, this was not enough because I found myself failing to remember things I had to do in the weeks to come. I would get calls from people asking, ‘ Didn’t you do this yet?’ ,’ How could you forget this?’ And so-on. I cannot let my memory ruin my responsibilities, I had to find a way to tackle this, I decided for myself. This proved to be a decision I wouldn’t regret.

I had done a post saying,’ How I manage my daily planner’ in the month of March, featuring everything about the planner that I used on all the days of this year. I would carry this planner everywhere I would go. It wasn’t just the to-do lists that went into it, but also the important events of the day, my cash accounts, what my mood was like, what I need to buy, what books I’ve got to get my hands on and many more. There were so many worthy lessons I learnt from I year of proper bullet journalling. So here’s the list:

1. Discipline!

I would find this to-do list compelling me to get things done. I would be lying idly on my bed when I would remember some unchecked task in my to-do and then thinking of the satisfaction once I’m done with it, I would find myself jumping out of the bed and accomplishing the task! I usually write my lists on the previous night and if I see something like ‘ Make notes for chapter 5’ , I wouldn’t settle unless I get it done. So, yes, I did learn to be disciplined to some extent.💪🏻

2. Know that, everyday you can start over!

Not all days would be the same. Some days I would be awe-struck at my productivity that I put out that day, some other days, would be as gloomy as it could be, no motivation, only a pile of undone chores. But every day of 2017 had a page in my diary, which when I turned to the next day, would make me feel like,’ Forget yesterday, you have a new day in focus, know that you can start over, no matter what happened on the previous day.’

3. You can, if you plan!

I learnt that the common excuse, ‘I do not have enough time’, holds no good. You just need to squeeze in some time for anything you really want to do. You never have enough time, you can only MAKE time. It’s all a matter of priority and how much you want to get something done. I’m telling you, it worked for me. So plan ahead, allot time and get some real work done!

I’m totally up for a real planner than a to-do list app on my phone. A tangible planner book, for me seems to be the best option because you can feel so much personal about it. Also,

I’m hoping to update you about my new planner for 2018 very soon. So stay tuned for it!✌🏻

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The pangs of betrayal-or is it?

I have always thought of betrayal to be one of the sickest feelings ever. Once you feel betrayed, you start doubting even the most trustworthy of people. You lose trust in almost everyone and anything. This is when you feel that inspite of the good you are trying to put forth, life is throwing lemons at you.

Until this one incident I heard from the mouth of a victim of betrayal. Is there a more severe form of betrayal than from the one whom you thought shared everything with you? I mean, this could be crushing. In severe cases, which I’m sure you have heard of, betrayal can even wreck a person for life.

But like they say, everything in life, every encounter, every person you meet, never fails to teach you a lesson or two. Sometimes, we are just blind to it. But trust me, life keeps teaching you lessons, lessons that you’ll perhaps need to face the rest of your life. But you ask me, what lesson do the crushing experience of betrayal teach you?

I have been advised very early in my life, not to grow attachments in life. Ha, the other day, I saw a whatsapp story that said,’ Attachments are good only for emails,not for life’. It is never wise to teach your mind that I cannot be myself without so and so. The definition of YOU does not require anybody else in the equation except the Creator of you. Because He is all you’ll need to suffice you. Plus, everything else is temporary. So if you seek comfort in anything else other than Allah, no doubt, it is bound to perish. Sometimes, Allah knocks this realisation into our lives by making us go through loneliness. Maybe this is one of that kind?

Trials are not welcome in our lives. We do not ask them. We run away from them as far as our legs can take. But guess what, they come and seize you from places you cannot think of. But one thing is for sure, it is you who decides whether this experience is going to wreck you or make you. So think about this, what do you call a trial that teaches you a worthy life lesson and makes you closer to the Almighty? A gift? Perhaps?

P.S: This was something that I scribbled from my thoughts when I witnessed an incident last week. I didn’t think it would make a good blogpost back then, but then I thought,’ why not?’.

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DIY PHONE CASE IDEAS📱

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And welcome back!

I love watching how things turn out to be when you add a little bit of colour or sketch to it. I love it when I’m able to design something even when I know that it can be easily store-bought. Okay. Why am I beating around the bush when I can right away tell you what I did this week?👊🏻

I tried DIY designing the phone cases of four of my friends who trusted my abilities to do ‘whatever’ with them. And guess what, I’m so happy that each one of them loved the designs. 🎉

So, here’s what I did. I designed four transparent iphone cases- one of iphone 7 and three of iphone 6s. Like these.


So here’s the tutorial.

1. The Heart case.❤️

I used the following things to create the design.

▪️chart paper

▪️sponge

▪️scissor

▪️pearl red acrylic paint( I love this paint because its pretty and shiny and I’ve used them in a lot of my DIY’s but you could still use Red Acrylic paint)

Cut out a small sized heart on the chart paper to serve as a stencil by folding the chart into half, cutting the half heart and then opening it. Place it on the inner side of the phone case ( do not paint the outside as the paint will chip away easily) and dab some paint on it like in the picture. Leave enough space between the hearts. Let it dry.



That is all! You are good to go!❤️

2. The Composition Case🔲

This is super easy and my favourite! You just need a Black permanent marker and some white paint.

The phone case I used here was one that was used and had ball pen markings on it which I was able to hide with this kind of design!👊🏻

Draw random designs like in the picture onto the whole of inner side of the transparent phone case. Paint with white on top of it.

Let it dry.

Woah! Super easy,isn’t it?🖤

3. The Grape Case.🍇

This phone case was designed for someone who loved grapes and the was obsessed with drawing grapes. Ha! So, here’s what I used, a permanent black marker, piant brush, purplish blue & green paint.

Draw a bunch of grapes with two leaves on the inner side of the transparent phone case. Paint green over the leaves over it and purple below. Let it dry.

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Check out the featured image to see its finished look. She loved grapes. And the phone case. Why don’t you try a fruit of your likes?💜
4. The Think Blue case.💙

I’ve only used paints-blue and white for this case. This is the only case out of the four that I painted on the outside. Paint the outside of the case blue. Once, it dries ,add one or two more layer of paint. Wait till it dries. Add a design of your choice. I painted three hearts with a mix of white and blue paints. Let it dry.

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Now, as I painted on the outside I’m a little worried of the paint chipping of. So I did spray paint some Finishing Solvent Spray for setting the paint. You can skip this step for the designs done on the inside. Then let them dry.
Bomblastic Blue case! Don’t you think so?💙

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Here’s some more of the final looks.

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How cool is that when you design the case of your likes? Which one was your favourite? Are you going to try out any of them? Let me know in the comments section below.

Meanwhile, check out one of my other DIY phone case idea I did a few months ago by clicking here.

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Do send me photos of your phone case if you try out any of them. Also let me know if you would love to see more such Phone case ideas on my blog.

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APPLE-PB-BANANA SMOOTHIE🍎🍌

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Welcome back once again!

I’ve been wanting to share a recipe idea on my blog for some time because it seems like forever since I did one. I’m so happy to mention to you that I did receive a lot of amazing comments from my readers who tried out the recipes I shared. Thank you!❤️

This time we go for a random smoothie recipe. My thirst led me to the refrigerator and caused me to rummage through it to treat myself to a drink. And then, within some time, what you see in the above image was ready!

So here’s what you’ll need to make this:


🍎 Apples-2

🍌 Frozen bananas- 2-3

🥛 Milk-1 cup

🍯 Peanut butter-2 tablespoons

🍶 Water and ice- half cup

🥄 chia seeds- 1 tablespoon ( optional )

Blend the apples, bananas, peanut butter, milk, chia seeds, ice and water till smooth. Serve immediately.

This makes a serving for 3-4 people.

Note:

* The bananas, peanut butter and apple make it sweet. However, if you have a sweet tooth, go ahead and add some sugar or honey.

* You can soak the chia seeds in water for about three minutes and then add it to the blender for the powdery look. Else, if you prefer the gelatinous look, add the chia seeds after blending.

* Do not overblend. Maintain the ‘smoothie’ consistency.

* There’s no hard and fast rule for smoothies. Omit an ingredient or two and replace it with some other fruit that matches the drink and why not try your own variations?;)

Quenching! Shellicious! And healthy!👌🏻

Although, this may not be the ‘lip smacking’ smoothie ever( especially if you hate bananas and PB), one thing is for sure, this is ABSOLUTELY healthy! So, if you are the look-out for a healthy beverage, try this one!💯

Also, check out my other recipes if you haven’t already:

🍺World’s Easiest Frappuccino ever!

🍪Easy Vermicelli Snack!

If you try any one of them, let me know in the comments below. I would love to see them.✌🏻

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RISE AND SLAY🎬

‎السّلام عليكم ورحمت الله و بركاته
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And welcome back!

I wouldn’t be lying if I say that it’s been nine days since I’ve been unproductive. All these days, I haven’t progressed on studying much, not done something creative, have been lacking ideas, dragging myself out of bed every morning and ah, the list goes on. At the end of the day, I have been hitting my bed these days with a pile of non-checked to do’s in my bullet journal. Everything’s been stagnant. Nothing in my life has changed, nor do I have an explanation for my lack of productivity. It is just the fact that I’ve become the queen of procrastination.👑


In short, I’ve become a lazy bum. If you know me at least a little, you probably know how much I hate it when this happens. I’m not that kind of a person. I love setting goals and smashing them. I love it when I’m working with my heart and soul. I can’t let this go on and on. ‘Before I transform into a lazy goose, I should PICK MYSELF UP’, I told myself.🌈

Life doesn’t guarantee productive days all around the year. Nor do I expect that. Like they say, ‘Even Santa has bad days’. We are able to appreciate the good days because of the bad days. So I decided to figure out ways to rise and SLAY.🌅

Was I being so lazy because of I was frightened of something in my to-do? No. Then what was it? I was just convincing myself that ‘I don’t feel like doing it’. Honestly, this is what I’ve been telling myself all day. I don’t know if it was sheer coincidence that I came across these lines in Thomas Frank’s book yesterday where he says, for those of them who procrastinate because they don’t feel like doing it, needs to add a phrase to it so that it reads like this,
“I don’t feel like it – but I’m going to do it anyway.”💪🏻 So much better, isn’t it?

I’m sure you have heard of the fact that breaks do enhance productivity, given that the break is within certain limits. But nonetheless, unhealthy breaks hinder your growth. Also,please make note that I’m not lamenting on my unproductive days because I’m a strong believer that it’s is absolutely okay to break off from your work or studies for quite some time, but the point lies in how quickly you pick yourself up!🎩

Then there is one other thing that works wonders for me. I’m fortunate to have known lots of people who are mentors to me, people whom I look up to, be it people in my real life or people on social media. People of purpose and grit. Sometimes, all I need is to talk to these people for some time or watch them work to get myself WORKING!

Something else that drives me to action is the satisfaction at the end of the day when you are ready to hit the sack. Procrastination never fails to carry regret with it while the by product of accomplishment is satisfaction. Is there something more pleasing than going to bed realising that you’ve done all that you could’ve done that day?🛌

There is definitely beauty in working. Beautiful are the lives of those who work towards a purpose.✨ Keeping lives busy isn’t as boring as it is believed. I’m reminded of a verse from the Quran in Surah Sharh where Allah says:

“7. So when you have finished (from your occupation), then stand up for Allah’s worship (i.e. stand up for prayer).

8. And to your Lord (Alone) turn (all your intentions and hopes and) your invocations.”

There is absolutely no time for nothingness. We need to teach ourselves to keep us busy, which requires us to force us to work.

Busy lives keep our arms moving and brains working which is so very important because, like the old adage goes, ‘An idle mind is Satan’s workshop’.🛠

With all that being said, excuse me, it’s time for me to hustle, I’ve got to do so much more! And you too! Cheers🙌🏻 & Keep Slaying!

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