Horoscope Readings - Do they help?

One day I read a very funny quote somewhere which said, ‘Every horoscope should read, "Your day is already a failure, because you rely on horoscopes".

I found it really interesting and suddenly it triggered the thought that do the horoscope readings really help and are they really useful for people. I have seen many individuals who very ardently go through their daily horoscope interpretations. In fact they make it a point to sort that corner of a newspaper out where their particular star sign readings are mentioned. Or even online too they subscribe on websites which provide daily readings and also not to forget the famous social networking sites have their own applications, which people are quite eager to use.

All this observation always has left me to wonder that are the people really seriously following their astrological readings? Well deep in my heart i have always hoped not.
 I am not saying or denying the usefulness of the horoscope readings at all. I just want to know from people that do they really believe in the truthfulness of these readings and base their day’s activities according to the advices given in them. I know the horoscope readings are all about predicting your day or your future. But if we start trusting these readings then what is the point of the unknown force that is responsible for all the events in our life. Do we totally deny the power and depend on the calculations of our star or the movements of the planets. Or is it something else related to the insecurities in our lives..

Whatever the cause is, checking and reading your daily, weekly or monthly predictions is fun but then again it is not a good idea to take them seriously. Unfortunately many people do. And that is what I won’t ever appreciate. For the fun sake, yeah the readings are good but for really acting to the advices mentioned in them, I won’t give it a thought. Just because I don’t believe in that your future can be predicted by anyone, and no one is aware of what is in store for you ahead even in the very next minute.

The day by day increase in people relying on all these readings is worrisome for me and I think I will continue wondering and thinking about “just why” like this forever and ever as this horoscope reading and following mania doesn’t seem to end anywhere soon .But then again everybody is entitled to their opinion and so am I.
My reader, I wish you a good day!!!!

How to Do Nothing ?

Doing nothing is also an art rather a difficult one. Many people who are workaholics don’t even have the slightest idea about the pleasures that can be derived from this art. This blog post is actually about them who are totally unaware of the beauty and the happy feeling they can get from doing nothing.
 We see many people around who are very much dedicated to their work, always trying to keep themselves busy and not even focusing on the relaxation part .I am not saying that being a workaholic is bad or staying busy is not appreciable. But for once in a while one must try to focus on relaxing our nerves a bit. For that taking a personal time for our selves, freeing our minds, breaking free from the regular routine, liberating ourselves from the worries and not placing our focus much on the work and things related to work is significant.
Now the point is what are the things that can be done to enjoy the free time when doing nothing?
First of all we need to plan ahead and fix a day once a week or a month where all meetings, appointments need to be cancelled so that no point of work stays on our mind. Freeing our brains from the work worries is a must thing to do.   

The second best thing we have to do is to find a place where we can get some peace and there is no disturbance around. Either we can choose to sleep for long hours, which I am sure many people mostly love to do when they want to relax. Or we can go to some quiet place, visit outside maybe like a park. Sitting by our self, relaxing watching birds, plants and tress really helps to free the mind. A real refreshing feeling overcomes you at the end.

Indulging in our favorite activities like reading a book, watching movies or anything which we think can give us some great moments of relaxation is also good. 

How to do nothing s not a difficult thing at all. There is nothing like a feeling which we get from doing nothing sometimes. All we need to do is to choose a little time for ourselves without worrying and fretting about the stress and anxieties of our works. We have to remember that a relaxed mind has much potential to work way better than the one which is constantly filled with pressures from work. My all the best wish for all those who are looking forward to do nothing once in a while!!!

Cleaning up your room……why cleaning a room is difficult ?

One of the most difficult and boring things which I perceive is to make myself clean my room. Perhaps, since day one I am not a great admirer of this task and I absolutely don’t find myself quite motivated most of the times to do this either. But still for how long you can escape from this very boring thing in this world, well…….. I have no clue!!

Seriously speaking I always find it very difficult to place my things in a very neat manner. Its not that I am a total mess but still I would like to be far more better in tidying things up. It’s a huge job and I am sure many of you will also agree with me that cleaning your room is something that is not very interesting most of the times.

But I guess, like every problem has a solution and every trouble has a way out, how to clean your room also has its own solutions  Most probably what I think that cleaning a room only becomes difficult because of your lack of motivation. I find this lacking in my case. Now the question is how to let that motivating factor get going. Perhaps we need to look forward to our favorite things to do first which we can use while cleaning up and that can help in not boring us out.

I will prefer myself  listening to music to be a first choice. Putting some good music at background can be very entertaining and can also fill you up with that extra energy which I don’t know pops out from where.

Next, let the fresh air in. Opening up curtains, the doors, or the windows make you feel renewed and fresh. I  find the fresh light and air always help boosting up your energy. So this trick can also be applied to avoid all the excuses of not getting down to cleaning.

Following the above very basic, important steps can help a lot and can make the uphill task easier for us. I will be following them in cleaning my room at least, as it always has seemed like a battle to conquer.Wish me luck and my best wishes stay with you too all!!!

Not a winter fan

There are many people who absolutely love winter days, who especially wait for the season and are always looking forward to it. My case, however is a bit different. I am absolutely not a big winter fan,rather not even a fan at all.I have never appreciated winters.Not because i have some personal enmity with the season but because i don't like the dark,gloomy effect that sticks to everything all around the season.

For me its a lazy season.A time when even moving from one chair to another is a scary idea. Not to forget those early morning wake up hours where you don't want to get out of your bed and feel like lying there forever enjoying the warmth and the coziness.I absolutely don't enjoy that moment of realization that i have to leave my bed and start the day.

Not only this staying indoors is also not very pleasant for me.Winters really make you stick to one place and you can't go out freely and so easily without piling yourself up with many many layers of clothes. I even don't like closed doors and windows and always ensuring the cold doesn't get in your house.Even a slight feeling of cool breeze in your home is something i am not ready to think about.The bottom line is i don't like this "keep the cold out" exercise.

Talking about the layers of clothes you have to put on for your protection.It is like arresting your own self  Even with all the extra precautionary measures, my hands and feet will still remain cold and i won't get a moment of being totally comfortable.

BUT the biggest reason that really bothers me about winters is the dark,depressing days.I SERIOUSLY hate it.You really become so lethargic and can't think of doing any work. Your over all mood effect is so low that everything around you looks so boring and lazy.This gloominess perhaps makes me hate winter to infinity.

However, i better give the devil its credit where it is due.There are some things about winter which in my hearts of hearts i look forward to. From the nice, warm cups of tea or coffee at anytime of the day, to the dry fruits especially the eating peanuts sessions, chit chatting with your family is something i always have enjoyed  and loved.
I am looking ahead to a good,happy and relaxing winter season and hope that others around me too will get the best of the best out of it.

To cry or not to cry that is the question!!

A TV show host yesterday claimed that crying is good for you.That really clicked my somehow usually over active senses and I started pondering over the claim, ultimately ending up thinking that she was rightly saying so..

Why I thought like that is another question but it is pretty obvious that being gloomy, sad, or depressed is very important part of our lives and crying is a basic human emotion.Tears naturally come and that too whenever you are disappointed or dejected at something.Its just a emotional release when you really don't know how to deal with your inner frustrations and gloom.

Not only this, I noticed another significant aspect also.We all must have seen that whenever you get all teary eyed, you get a chance to explore and talk to your inner self.You get to know yourself more and at that time you also realize ceratin things which you haven't been focussing on before.For many, crying helps them to sort things out.They come to know what they exactly desire for or what is the particular bothering point for them.The pain and the pressure moments really make you learn something and make things all clear for you.

However, one thing which must be considered and not at all to be ignored is that there is a difference between a normal, natural crying than being purely depressive.No one can term a pure depressing state as healthy or normal.

So the bottom line is that crying is not a weakness but is a way of  healthy emotional catharsis. It is admirable to be strong but whenever you feel like shedding some tears, just do so and not think about,

"'to cry or not to cry.... "


The other day I was just wondering why people and societies in general have started to show a very low level of tolerance.Wherever I see and wherever I go,whether I pick up a newspaper,watch TV or even open up some website ,the overall attitude of people seems to be very aggressive.Just giving you a small example that yesterday I was browsing through an online forum and what I seriously noted was the general comments of the people posting there.Not only they were very abusive but many of them were very discouraging as well
Going through such thing , I literally thought to myself that what has gone wrong with people these days.True that most of the individuals around me say that certain factors are a contributing sources to such an attitude.They believe that factors like overall poor financial status,the growing ethnocentric notions that we are somewhat lower and falling behind others or even at more personal levels,people have problems with their relationships with family, and others.
But to me, attitude is something which is in our control.Many people are grown up and rational enough to differentiate between what is right and wrong.They should be knowing how to behave in certain situations and deal with others and not let their personal issues take over them so much so that they completely forget about their own reactions.I am not totally denying that disturbing factors do not affect one's behavior but I find it much appreciable that people should keep their personal problems to themselves and learn how to deal with others in a good way with tolerance and patience.


"Hope is a good thing,maybe the best of things and no good thing dies everyday"

The other day this quote from the movie "Shawshank Redemption" made me ponder over the word HOPE.

What is hope and how much significant role it has to play in our lives? Not only the role rather for many it also has a very profound effect in lives...so what is it??

To all of us hope, is an emotional state,a feeling that makes you expect that your future must have some positive outcome or whatever you are desiring for will come out as the best for you.Deep down in our psyche this "hope" exists, placing us on the path of anticipation about all the best things which we look forward to.
It won't be wrong to say that its a kind of shinning light,a belief that keeps the dark gloomy feeling at bay.It is something that makes us rise when we are down.

In all circumstances of life,whether up or down staying optimistic is always a very good and a positive thing.Those who let their negative emotions take the upper hand,survival for them becomes very difficult.The stress and anxiety they face often becomes unbearable.To deal with such situation one must not allow the negative feelings to take over but try keep the flame of hope alive.As hope is definitely something that makes our existence easier and we must not loose it in any case possible.As a beautiful quote puts the whole concept of hope as,

"Hope is patience with a lamp lit".

Therefore one must try to push away the hours of desperation and with a optimistic approach walk down the path of life.I am sure like all other good things,hope is the one that ultimately survives and must survive.

Writing relieves stress

Writing is an art .It is in fact a way to express and vent out your feelings,ideas, and notions.This all can be based in the form of your creativity,experiences,everything you do or everything you come across in your daily life.Writing becomes one of the important ways to show and tell the world what you have felt and gone through.

Much debate has been going around the idea that writing is a way of relieving your stress.Many people now a days are in fact turning towards writing as a way of their catharsis. If we look around and observe that day by day the numbers of writers is increasing.From newspapers to journals, from magazines to online blogs, we notice a quick rise of people who have started to use writing as a way to give expression to their thoughts.

Truthfully speaking , writing brings clarity to your thoughts. It really helps in allowing you to understand your feelings and gives you much room for analysis of not only yourself but also about others around you. The life in general has taken up a very fast pace over a past number of years.Now people don't have much time to share,talk, meet each other or even spend quality time with friends.This has definitely resulted in the increase of  the element of loneliness in lives and is in fact has turned a bit bothersome for many.

The deal with the "lonely feeling" many people have decided to take up the skill of writing that surely helps them to deal with loneliness, depression,stress, and anxiety. It is also true that many people consider they can't write or treat it as something which is beyond their grip to handle.But in reality everyone can jot down their thoughts and it is a skill which everyone is born with. All it is needed to do is to get a pen,pencil and a paper.It is not necessary at all that a person should become a big writer or start an online blog just to tell out the whole world about his or her feelings.In fact, a person can write in private without anyone getting the hint .For instance the daily diaries or journals.All you have to do is to write about your daily life or whatever you feel or even something about which you are happy or upset about.This activity not only brings relief to the nerves but also gives you the feeling  of sharing your thoughts with someone or even as if you have talked to a friend about it.

 All in all,writing is definitely a way to vent out your feelings and thoughts.It can serve as a useful therapy that can reduce your stress levels and make you feel great about yourself. Undoubtedly writing is the key for maintaining a healthy emotional balance and eliminating stress and anxiety from your lives.

."With faith, there are no questions; without faith, there are no answers!!"

Few days ago i came across this very fine quote.I don't know why it attracted me so much but the thing that struck me is that it explains in just few words a lot of thinking I have been doing so in my past few days!!
True that there are ups and downs in the life of every individual.There are times when you get real disappointed and there are phases when you feel so overwhelmed with joy. Disappointed because lots of your wishes and desires remained unfulfilled in one way or another.And joyful because whatever you wished,hoped, and planned for you get it directly landing in your lap.

Few are those fortunate who get whatever they ask for in their lives without going through much hard work or maybe one can say they were real lucky ones who didn't do much but received everything so easily.
But there are people who, how hard they may try,they somehow don't receive the gifts and joys they hope for. Its a fact which one cannot deny that it is a part of a human life...some people are very lucky while some are not...but the question that really comes to mind is that what is the motivational force that inspires few so much that they can go to the great heights. At this point comes the faith or trust which you may call it.
I have seen many people who having strong faith in their abilities ,strive to achieve whatever the goals they have planned for themselves in their lives.No matter what happens,how many problems,difficulties, and hurdles they come across they tend to achieve so much just only because they have or had faith.
On the contrary there have been people who despite being so talented ,lacking faith in their abilities don't tend to get what they have set their eyes on.So this is how much a trust factor is important.
 There is also another form of faith which I would like to concentrate more on and for that perhaps I have suddenly started to write my first ever blog.  That form of faith which I have in mind is the confidence in God. A faith,a trust that there is someone who cannot think of doing any harm to you,who will do whatever is best for you and cannot make you run in the wrong lane of your life,instead HE will guide you in the best possible way and take you there which is suitable for you in the long run. With this kind of optimism I am sure not many people can question about the  why's ,when,where's and how's....

I have been observing many people including my friends who feel so pessimistic with all the bad phases going on in their lives. To me it is because they are not so much trusting in the unknown force out there.For them it is my message that please don't question what God has destined for you.Just trust His plans,wait and see, don't question and just trust your good hopes not your fears. With this attitude you will see how you can easily steer out of the troubles and bad phases you go through your lives.This is my sincere message to everyone who is just not in the best of their self !!!