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‘Free’ time?⏳

Hello!

And welcome back to my blog!

It feels like forever since I did my last post. I’m sorry, I just got stuck up in the little chaos of my life. Anyway, this is going to one of posts on adding some extra productivity to our lives.

In my life, I have come across quite a number of people who complain that they have lots of ‘free’ time and are looking out for something that can serve as a ‘time pass’. And then end up killing time. In fact, there is no such thing as ‘free’ time. Every moment of our lives come with a price tag. No amount of money can bring it back. Nobody can guarantee the time left in our lives. And in reality, every second ticking- you and me are answerable for it.

Each morning brings us 24 hours, regardless of who we are. And nobody but our own selves are capable of deciding whether to ‘make’ or ‘break’ time. It’s a wrong thing to say, ‘I don’t have time’. It is clearly not a matter of ‘having’, but instead ‘making”.

I’m not against leisure or relaxation. No. That itself is another essential component of our lives. We are neither robots nor angels. We need breaks to clear up the fog and allow us to see things with clarity. But I do pity those who are confused with what to do every day. To be honest, we DO NOT have the time to do all that we have really GOT to do.

The problem is with our perceptions, how we see things and how good we are at procrastinating. We lie to ourselves when we say, ‘there’s still time’.


With all this being said, should we still insist on taking the time to do utterly useless things? Couldn’t we just use that extra time to add a little more our existence? Should we still hold back to watching movie after movie after movie, or even watching the same shows for the hundredth time, or just letting time fly without bringing you any good? Or even doing things that serve no purpose but accumulate more sins upon ourselves?

It is not just right for us to wait for someone to come and wake us up from the slumber we are in. Do something beneficial for your own self and the rest of the world. You are never too young or never too old to help someone in need. Volunteer to stretch out a helping hand. Read something. The least you can gain is improve your vocabulary. Watch videos that can inspire you or teach you something that will prove useful in the long run. Figure what you are truly interested in and make a hobby out of it. You never know what or when your skills will come in handy. If you are a passionate writer, find a platform to do so. If you can paint, go splash the paints. Or even better, find an online course that suits your interest and build progress in life. Rekindle your long lost friendships or take the time to call your parents and tell them you love them. And a million other good things like that.

Engage yourself. It should only be that you are doing something or you just did something and you are about to begin the next thing at hand. The Prophet( May peace be upon him) said: ”Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your wealth, before you become poor; your free time before you become preoccupied, and your life, before your death.” (Narrated by Ibn Abbas in the Mustadrak of Hakim & Musnad Imam Ahmad. Sahih). There’s not really any time to let go. James Altucher says in his book ‘Reinvent yourself’, “Life is a billion times smaller than the point of a needle. Don’t waste it doing things you were told to do. Do the things you love to do.”

Don’t lead lives without a purpose. Don’t just exist for no reason. Do things that will leave your legacy behind. Do things that’ll inspire the generations to come. Set gold standards.

And like Henry Rollins once said, ” No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time, All you got is life time, Go.”
Thanks for reading 💜

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TRUST YOUR INTUITIONS 


Its about 9 pm. Everything had gone well today. Productive day, I should say. I picked up a novel by quite a famous author. Book cover seems pleasing. Nice title too. I should probably start reading this. I thought. I walked back to my bed with my eyes fixed on the first chapter. Its about an office-going girl somewhere in her twenties. Flips about two or three pages. Maybe I should read it before bedtime. I threw the book on my pillow and moved on. Few minutes later, I feel a bit uneasy. As though something was wrong. I rewind my thoughts. What could have happened? I was in my best moods today. The book. Maybe it’s that. I am lost in some random thoughts for a little while. SNAP! I decide not to read it further. At least not now.
I’m sure it’s not just me who struggles with odd thoughts like these in life. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t be at a place, I shouldn’t hang out with some people, do what someone is asking me to do and so on. I am by no means telling you not to listen to anybody, find excuses all the time or not to accept challenges in life. No! Don’t get me wrong. Let me get my point straight across. You don’t have to do anything just because somebody expects you to or give in to someone’s influence. If you don’t feel right about something or if you are able to foresee some kind of evil in store for you, don’t bother about the ‘what will ‘they’ think’. Over the years, I have learnt to trust my gut feelings and have no regrets later.
Listen. I was not always like this. I would easily give in. I wanted to ‘camouflage’ within my bunch of friends. Blame my age in those days. So I would not bother my intuitions. Until one day, that I can still clearly remember when my eighth grade teacher called me and said “Even I was someone like you. I did not know how to say NO. But it was too late by the time I realised I should have. The moment you feel something is not write, don’t get stuck. Put a full stop to it.” She was setting my thoughts right. Sometimes, it’s okay to agree to disagree.
On the flip side, we have put ourselves to believe in the power of thinking but we underplay our feelings. Neuroscience claims that intuitions form an essential part of our thinking. Intuitions are basically those nagging gut feelings you develop when you are doing something. Some say it is as though they are bits of informations stored in some dusty corner of our brain that we rarely tend to use. So when we get them , we should probably try attending to this quiet, wise voice in the head and quieten the loud voice of logic. 
One reason why going by your gut feeling is the best thing to do in most cases is because feelings don’t lie. Just because something looks right ,it doesn’t necessarily have to be what you are engaged in. Gut feelings are said to grow with experience. That means more experience,more accurate gut feelings. They give you warning signals most of the time-that ‘This doesn’t seem right’ kind of feeling. The one feeling when you say ‘ I’ve got butterflies in my stomach’. Scientists treat the gut to have a mind of its own- though the signals come from the brain. Living by gut feelings might not be the best things all the time,but definitely MOST of the time. People who lack intuitions are said to be cognitively paralysed. 
Intuitions are more than just feelings. They alter the decisions you make, acts like danger radar and informs you that your body or mind is ‘under stress’. Don’t do things with closed eyes and say ‘But the whole world is doing it’. That’s not an excuse good enough. You get gut feelings for a reason. Don’t ignore them. End the battle between your mind and gut ,listen to your gut and live a much more passionate life.
Thanks for reading💙
Bye.

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DIY Canvas Art 🌴

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السّلام عليكم ورحمت الله و بركاته

Hello! & Welcome back!

After about two days of total lack of any motivation, I decided to make a comeback with a DIY room decor art. I felt I cannot just sit back and wait for inspiration to descend and felt the urge to do something creative. Plus, I had this palm leaf theme stuck in my head ever since I saw one of the wall stamped art  by Interior Designer Mr. Kate. So, I decided to go with it and create an art!

Anyway, this is how it worked 😛

Things I used-

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🗒 Canvas( I used a 12″*13″/ 30*40cm size)

🎨Paints [yellow, green and black]

🖌 Paint brushes

Process:-

  1. Paint the entire canvas yellow. Don’t even bother about the unevenness.
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2. With a fine tip brush ,paint the palm leaves from different angles. Use a shade of green that would be a clear contrast for your background colour. Mix some green with yellow, white and black separately to create  different shades to create some natural colours. Make sure to make the strokes from the stem outwards so that edges look more thin and natural. Here’s the step-by-step pictures:

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A few more leaves from here and there, some intersecting and some not and then….Done!

It turned out to be super cool and suited well with the summer theme. I would say, it looked much like a ‘happy’ kind of painting. I can tell you, if you are the type of person hunting for decor ideas for your bedroom or around the desk-area, then go for it! The best thing being that you do not have to be anywhere close to an artist to be doing this. All you need is some sheer passion and time.

Let me know what you think about it in the comments section below and yeah, Have an amazing day!

I’ll see you very soon!

Bye!💛

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Feeling Uninspired?

I can relate to this so much. Beautifully written thoughts.❤️ Could not stop from reblogging.✌🏻

Currently, Lately

Do you ever have one of those days when you’ve got a million things you could be getting done, but have absolutely no inspiration? One of those days where even the simplest of tasks seems challenging and you can’t seem to get yourself to concentrate?

Currently, I’m having one of those days.

I’ve tried virtually everything to get myself to focus. I’ve gone for a run, drank coffee, and read a book, but nothing has seemed to put me in an attentive mood. It’s beyond frustrating, considering how much work I could be finishing up if I was in the right mentality.

Every now and then, I think it’s natural for us to feel uninspired. For me, creativity and motivation come in doses. One moment I feel like I can accomplish a thousand things at a time, the next I’m struggling to complete one.

And while I realize that inspiration…

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World’s Easiest Frappuccino Ever!🍺

‎السّلام عليكم ورحمت الله و بركاته
Hello!
Last week, I was at home for 2 days and it was so much more hotter there. I do not know if I should say this, but I was literally sweating like a pig:D And then I decided to treat myself to a cold, cold frappuccino. Here’s how I made the worlds’ most easiest Frappuccino ever!☺️

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You will need:
◽️ice cubes
☕️coffee mixed with hot water
🍨vanilla ice cream -2 cups(or even milk)
🍚 sugar- 1-2 tablespoons
🍫 Hershey’s chocolate syrup- 2 tablespoons
Procedure:

1. Add some ice cubes to the blender.

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2. Pour some coffee.

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3. Add the ice cream.

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4. Add sugar.

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5. Add some chocolate syrup.

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6. Blend well!

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7. Add some whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top before serving.
Trust me, it was super easy to prepare at the same time sooo satisfying. Make yourself one and go out and have a drink under the sun.
Bye!

I’ll see you in my next post!👋🏻