The Value of Kindness

The Value of Kindness

What’s the value of a kind gesture?

It takes zero efforts to say something kind to another person – short, easy to speak and it’s not taking anything from you.

Yet, one kind gesture brings immense pleasure to the other person – you have just made their day, their month and you wouldn’t even realize it.

It might just be something that the person needed. Its impact would truly last a lifetime.

Be kind, spread kindness and witness the magic! ❤️

#KindnessOverEverything #KindnessKarma

What’s the most important thing in life?

What’s the most important thing in life?

The most important thing in your life is to be yourself.

Being yourself keeps you authentic, keeps you self-aware about who you are and what do you want, and more importantly, keeps you happy.

Through the platform of Social Media, people are creating a different image of themselves, flossing, flaunting just to impress others, and to create that social image.

In reality, being miserable because they don’t know who they are anymore.

Being yourself keeps you sane, keeps you real and keeps you trustful.

You are unique in your own way, your characteristics are your strengths and they define who you are – instead of faking emotions in the virtual or the real world, face who you are and be proud of who you are.

#BeYourself

Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Review)

Book In Focus : Daily Inspiration from the Monk who sold his Ferrari

Author : Robin Sharma

Irrespective of having read ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ or not, this book is a deep dive into the important lessons shared in that one – divided into tiny bits of inspirational material, one per day, in its entirety covering 365 days of the year.

This is one of those picks which aren’t supposed to be read altogether, but, one per day, depending on what date it is.

Why should you read the current day’s bit and not the ones before or after? Well, you should focus on the day you’re living, be in the present and not focus on the past or the future.

Coming back to the book, reading it everyday and also, at the same time, sharing it with others was a blessing in disguise, because the daily bits focused on such important elements of life – that it made it that much more valuable having focused on one bit – learning it, understanding it, implementing it – and then, focusing on the next bit on the next day.

That is how I’d summarize this book, it’s a good read, one that goes on for an entire year, and can also be repeated every other year too – because why not, those lessons have importance in our lives on a day-to-day.

This is also a perfect time to pick up this book, with 1st Jan coming along and you could then read it exactly for a year, start to end.

#RTHRecommends

Pondering over the Past

Pondering over the Past

1 Day
24 Hours
1440 minutes

Imagine how much of this time is spent by you thinking about the past.

About your past decisions, about the steps taken, how you would’ve done something differently.

Its so easy to think about all of this – it’s easy because you can only waste your time thinking about it, you cannot change anything.

That wasted time is taking time out of your present, and that pondering over isn’t letting you decide your present and your future.

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

What’s gone is gone, let’s focus on today, let’s focus on making tomorrow better, let’s focus on making the changes that we can make today that will form our future and also be grateful for every decision previously taken, that has brought us to where we are today.

Everything requires Practice!

Everything requires Practice!

I legit sucked at writing anything. My marks in school clearly defined that. Whether it came to writing a formal letter to our School Principal or caption writing for the clients, it was difficult to cope with, every time.

However, when I knew what to write, along with a lot of practice and mistakes, you can improve at anything and I improved at this.

After 250+ blog posts, various articles and ‘n’ number of posts created on my various profiles, I’ve finally overcome it.

Next on my list is to overcome my fear of looking at the camera lens and speaking!

All you require is a bit of confidence, practice and not to look at others and get worried with what they are doing! Also, remember that they started way before you did.

Is there anything that’s on your mind?

Understanding the importance of Mindset

Understanding the importance of Mindset

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

Mindset is Everything.
Whether it’s your routine, or your work, or your personal life, or your goals, your dreams, everything revolves around your mindset.

You need to have the right kind of mindset to move forward in life, to set the right rhythm amongst all the phases of your life, to be happy/ satisfied.

That process starts from your thoughts. Your thoughts define everything in your life.

What you think, how you think, why you think – its all important – it sets the baseline – it defines your actions and your executions.

Ultimately, you become what you think.

Which is why it’s said that you need to have control of your mind, control of your thoughts, control of that thought structure – Mindset is the most important thing in your life.

Our imperfections make us who we are!

Our imperfections make us who we are!

“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

Everyone’s chasing to be perfect, without realizing that perfect doesn’t exist.

What makes us, humans, different from each other, and at the same time, makes us unique, are our imperfections!

Those imperfections that make us” different” or “weird” is actually our strength – then why should we change it.

It makes us unique in our own way.

Love them! Cherish them! Flaunt them!

Know thy imperfections – because those make you perfect in your own way! ❤️
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#LiveTheZazzLife

Focus on the Positive

Focus on the Positive

In every situation, you have two options – focus on the positive or focus on the negative.

Most of the times, we look at the downside – this shouldn’t have happened with me/ why did this happen / am I the only one / what more can I do/ why am I not getting anything

This leads to unhappiness, self-doubt, fixed mindset, negative thoughts, negative actions.

How can you be happy then? How can you have more? How can you grow?
There’s only one answer.

• Focus on the Positive •

You can learn to always see the good in situations, in people. You can cherish that you get the opportunity to do anything in the first place. You can be grateful for the things you have. You can be happy with everything that life has given you.

You have the power to do all this.

Focusing on the positive allows you to do this.

It breathes a new life into you, a new mindset, fresher thoughts, positive actions, a new you.

Why wouldn’t anyone want that?
The choice is yours.

#FocusOnThePositive

5 Things to Give Up for a Positive Mindset

5 Things to Give Up for a Positive Mindset

While there are positive enforcements to add to your day-to-day, there are also negative enforcements which empower our daily lives and push our mind towards more negative thoughts and thus, a negative mindset.

Working on them and ultimately getting rid of them is the ultimate solution for the healthy mindset you need.

Here are top 5 Things to Give Up, which will definitely make a change in your life –

  • Complaining

– We often complain about the tiniest of things, thus having a problem if it’s not how you wanted instead of being grateful that you have that or you get to do that, even if its not what you imagined.
– Complaining overpowers most of our day and we end up complaining about most things we have or do rather than seeing the good in anything and everything.

  • Negative Self-Talk

– We often let others make our decisions and influence our thoughts, which unfortunately ends with their voice becoming our inner voice.
– Which ultimately leads to you doubting yourself, thinking you are not capable of something, or you cannot accomplish something you want.
– Unkind thoughts towards yourself lead the day, which inturn leads to negative actions/ results.

  • Living In The Past

– Pondering over our past actions, thinking we should have done something differently or a decision taken differently creates problems in the present and the future.
– The past cannot be changed, or altered, you have to live with every decision you make, with the path you take and live with it and not let it falter your future.

  • Over-Thinking

– One of the biggest things to start handling and ultimately giving up is over-thinking.
– Over-Thinking about what to do, how to go about anything, thinking about things not in our control – all of it creates problems in our mindset, on a micro and macro level.

  • Listening to People’s Opinions

– For everything you do, either before or after, everyone around you has an “opinion” to share.
– Usually, most of these opinions don’t matter nor are they constructive. They only hinder our growth and our decision-making.
– Listening to People’s opinions should be a priority when it comes to giving up things for a positive and a healthy mindset.

None of them can be accomplished in a day, and even when you are aware, it takes time to make it a part of your lifestyle. Practice, practice and practice is the answer – work on them one by one and let the change happen.

Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (Lakshya) – What Songs Taught Us #11

Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (Lakshya) – What Songs Taught Us #11

• What Songs Taught Us #11 – Main Aisa Kyun Hoon •


Song In Focus : Main Aisa Kyun Hoon
Film : Lakshya

Most of us, in our daily lives, are asked what’s next, what’s the next step, what decision have you taken for the future!

Some hurriedly take a decision, some leave it up to others!

And then, there are some who don’t have an answer. They ask themselves, why are they like this? Why don’t they know what to do? Is something wrong with them? These are the questions they surround themselves with!

No one tells them its okay to not have the next step ready, it’s okay to take your time, it’s okay to not know everything right now!

You can be patient, maybe experiment with different things, become self aware of who you want to be, not to hurry with your future or even if you decide on something, it’s okay to change and decide something else later on!

People don’t say this stuff, may be even the song doesn’t convey this directly, but we would like to, through this post!

Are you able to relate with this?
#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Change can happen Now

Change can happen Now

Change is the only constant in life.

Change can happen anytime you want it to happen.

Change can happen Now.

The question is, are you willing to change?

Introducing change in your life first requires you to admit that you need that change. Acceptance is a must.

Then, to implement it as a part of your lifestyle, you cannot say, I’ve changed today. The right answer is The path towards change starts today, the process is long, but I’ll keep at it and make sure the outcome is different from what it currently is.

What needs to be changed?

That is up to you to decide. Ponder over your life, where are you lacking, what needs to be different, what is it that you are not able to get, focus on that.

#ChangeCanHappenNow

• In collaboration with Live the Zazz Life – http://www.instagram.com/livethezazzlife

6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning

6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning


Your mornings set up how your day will turn out to be, and your morning rituals decide how your morning will turn out to be.

If you have a cranky start to your day, the entire day’s mood will be the same. Have a positive start to your day and the entire day’s mood will be positive.

How?
These six morning rituals will help you kickstart the day the right way – they take time to become a part of your daily routine – however, once they turn into habits, the results start appearing.

A. Stay away from your screen for the first 90 minutes

  • When you pick up your phone the first thing when you wake up, instead of enjoying the morning, instead of filling your mind with positive thoughts, instead of being grateful, you are filling it with unneeded information at the time.
  • Also, how important can any notification be, work is priority, but it starts after a specific time; and if it’s not work-related, then what’s the point of checking all the notifications at that moment.

B. Make your Bed

  • There are multiple reasons to making your bed first thing in the morning, one of them is accomplishing tasks. When you accomplish this micro task, you’ve set the mood to accomplish more of such micro tasks in the day and make the day a successful one.
  • The second reason is habits creation; when you do it on a daily basis – it quickly becomes a habit. It also allows you to instill such similar habits one-by-one in order to improve your lifestyle.

C. Be Grateful

  • The first thoughts of your day, when you wake up, should be positive. Think positive, have a positive approach to your day and more importantly, be grateful for everything you have and everything that you’re thankful for.
  • Gratitude fills you with positivity and happiness – you feel thankful for eveything that you get to do, that you get to be, that you have.
  • Every morning, be grateful for at least three things that are important to you and think about it for a while before you begin with your day.

D. Drink a Glass of Water

  • Once you’ve made your bed, and with gratitude on your mind, the next important thing is to have a glass of water in the morning.
  • It, of course, hydrates you after a good sleep, secondly, flushes out your body toxins and also gives your brain fuel for the day.
  • This goes without saying that you should keep hyrating yourself on a hourly basis and have sufficient amount of water over the day.

E. Go for a Run

  • This is a choice for people, whether to go in the morning or in the evening – but it’s crucial to have some exercise during the day.
  • Preferably, morning is recommended because it kickstarts your day like nothing else, you’re charged for the entire day and you’re pumped up for your next task of the day.
  • Also, it not only gives you a physical boost, but it has an impact mentally too, helps you to clear out your mind, your stress and helps you to think more clearly.

F. Plan out your Day

  • Usually, people do this task the day before, but if you like to keep everything on a day-to-day basis, then you should definitely plan out your day in the morning only.
  • Have a clear outlook of your day, what needs to be done and what needs to be prioritised and not do things on the go, because that definitely doesn’t work out long-term.

Every day of your life is important, and every day needs to be utilised at its best. In order to do so, the best way forward is to have a good morning routine and have a positive and fresh start to your day.

Each Day to its Own!

Each Day to its Own!

“Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Each day brings it’s set of gifts in one’s life – in the form of – learnings, mistakes, decisions, achievements, failures and more.

For each day is its own and it’s gifts make a better tomorrow, building a better version of ourself in the process.

It’s not wrong to look at each day as a new day, as a fresh start because it allows you to do different, be different and re-build if you want to – that’s a gift in its own way!

The first 15 minutes of the day!

The first 15 minutes of the day!

What if I tell you,

when you wake up in the morning,

the first 15 minutes of your day has an impact on your entire day.

Those 15 minutes decide whether you’re going to have a good day or a bad day!

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In that initial fifteen minutes, if you think that you had less sleep, you’re waking up tired, you wish you didn’t have to work today, if you could stay in bed for the whole day,

guess what,

those thoughts have an impact on the entire day and the day’s events will proceed in that manner.

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On the other hand, if you wake up with the thoughts of gratitude, thanking for this life that you have, that you woke up, that you have the ability to accomplish so much this day and every day,

guess what,

you have set a positive tone to the day and you’ll feel more joyful to accomplish as many tasks as possible, during the day.

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Would you like to make a difference to your thoughts when you wake up?

That choice is up to you.

Enjoy yourself!

Enjoy yourself!

We are always in a rush…

To start the day.

To complete the task at hand.

To accomplish a goal.

However, in this process of chasing something, we forget to enjoy the process. Enjoy ourselves whilst we do whatever we do!

We are in an anxious mode of doing something, worrying about the next thing, and what about now?

What about today?

What about this present moment?

Always keep one thing in mind,

Enjoy yourself!

You’ll start seeing things from a different perspective!

What the Songs have taught us! #1

What the Songs have taught us! #1

//We are starting a new series on our page – Live the Zazz Life – a take on what the movies or music or books have taught us, but in the macro we might have not given a second thought to it.//

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

My Best Life – KSHMR ft Mike Waters


KSHMR stated the following, for the reason behind this song, “talking about social media and how it’s become a tool for measuring ourselves. We talked about how it can be freeing to submit to the fact that somebody will always have nicer things / more money / etc and from there the lyrics came together”

Mike Waters also shared a few words following the same video as KSHMR, where the singer stated: “[KSHMR] and I wrote this song about being grateful for what you have – it can be hard to see people more successful than you (…) but if you don’t stop and appreciate what you have then it can really eat you up. (…) Be happy for those who made it work for them but most importantly be happy for yourself, and appreciate the position you’re in. (…) You get one life, but it’s yours, and you can make it whatever you want.”
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//One song that has so much meaning, have you heard it yet?

A bend in the road.

A bend in the road.

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

Ultimately, it’s all about the choices you make.

These choices depend on the perspective you have.

The perspective comes from the kind of mindset you have.

If it is a positive one, then a bend in the road is not the end of the road.

However, if it is a negative one, then you will fail to make the turn.

Never Stop Learning

Never Stop Learning

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Education is limited, learning is not.

In order to grow as a person, to evolve, to upgrade to a higher version of yourself, you need to keep learning!

Learn something
– new
– different
– and, everyday!

It could be in any form – written, audio, video – either consumption on the internet, or having conversations with like-minded people, whatever suits you best.

That’s the key – Never Stop Learning!

The thing about Streaks

The thing about Streaks

• Streaks •

The thing about streaks is that it allows you to commit to something, that you have been longing to do.

Every day is a push initially to complete it.

The streak continues and eventually you do it long enough to make it into a habit.

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My current streaks (11.08.19)👇🏻
Day 152 of Daily Blogging
Day 54 of ‘100 Days of Sweat’
Day 65 of Daily Reading Challenge
Day 17 of Daily Gratitude Building
Day 48 of Wake Up and Water First Challenge
Day 38 of No Pizza Challenge
Day 30 of No Desserts Challenge
Day 65 of Daily Water Intake Challenge

Walk your own path!

Walk your own path!

Only the achievements are compared, not the goals or the aspirations or the journey or the day-to-day life!

It’s simply astonishing how the society works!

The best way to move forward in life is to follow your Journey and stay in your lane!

Can’t get any simpler than that!

Celebrate others successes instead of dwelling over them!
Support them in their failures instead of enjoying them!
To top it off, walk with others instead of trying to trample them!

Heartbeats

Heartbeats

Have you ever noticed how the heart beats?

It never beats in a straight line, because that would simply mean you are dead!

It beats upwards and downwards (the heart rate increases and decreases), which means the heart is beating regularly – that’s how it’s supposed to beat.

It also means you’re living.

Our lives work in the same way. However, no one notices it.

If you do the same thing everyday, without any change, for the good or the bad, it resembles the heart beating in a straight line.

Life is about ups and downs. Whenever there’s a down, it also means that you’re going to rise from it and be at the top again.

It also means that you won’t stay at the top for long, and there’ll be a down soon and you should be ready for it instead of being stressed about it or dwell about it when it happens.

Live your life the same way your heart beats!

It’s all talk.

It’s all talk.

Some people talk about it, but don’t believe in it.

Some people believe in it, but don’t know how to talk about it.

Some people believe and talk about it, they are the authentic ones.

It?

It can be anything.
Life.
Career.
Finance.
Relationships.

Who are you listening to?

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

Technically, this should have been the first challenge because it all starts from here! Not necessarily 5.30 AM, it could be in that range whatever suits you, but this has been the best decision I made around 9 months back – it was the start of the domino effect.

It is a difficult habit to implement during the initial days, but when it becomes a habit, it’s the best thing in the world!
• I get the extra start to the day, which I wouldn’t before when I would wake up at 7/8/9
• It allows me to do more tasks in the morning and by the time I’d usually start my day, I’m done with most of the important stuff already!
• The peacefulness and the calmness around provides that extra boost, that alone time is the best when the whole world is sleeping and there’s simply no disturbance around.
• My day is more disciplined when I’m awake at the time I’m supposed to be and the whole day goes as planned! And, it’s a complete opposite scenario even there’s an hour or two delay and everything else thus gets affected – creating chaos in the mind!

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If there’s a habit to start with, my first suggestion would be this one!

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

We get so entangled in our day-to-day lives, with “chasing happiness”, with “attaining success” that we are always chasing something.

When was the last time we focused on ourselves? When did we take a step back or rather stayed still and thought about us – who we are?

I was the person I’m referring to, in the first paragraph! I had been living it, without realizing the mistakes – because that’s what the society taught us, because that’s how everything is around us.

Something clicked within me, that things are going good but I’m not content with it. That its time for a change. That I’ve to change myself, in order to grow.

When you ponder over yourself, when your only goal is to learn more, about what is right – you seek knowledge and nothing else.

And in this process, you improve yourself. Improve as a better version of yourself! A 2.0, if that explains better.

With a good period of time spent on this and having realized that the process is long but enjoyable – I learnt this, the only way forward is to improve yourself and nothing else.

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Perspective matters.

How do you approach a particular situation in life depends on your perspective!

You can approach a negative situation with a macro positive perspective of life.

You can approach a positive situation with a micro negative perspective of life and not enjoy the positive results at all.

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It all depends on you. Your perspective decides who you are and who you want to be, how you’d like to move forward in life.

You have the power to change that perspective, if you want to, if you feel it’s not in the right direction! And it all starts with your mindset!

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Perspective matters.

Introducing @livethezazzlife

Introducing @livethezazzlife

A life with perspective, kindness, gratitude, happiness and prosperity equals to a positive life.

To achieve that, the process starts from your mindset.

To achieve that mindset, you need to feed your brain with the right information!

Which is the reason behind starting @livethezazzlife with a motto of making Positivity Louder!

Follow the account on Instagram – @livethezazzlife – if you’re interested.

DREAMS!

DREAMS!

There are two kinds of people,

  1. One who keep sleeping so they can dream more and,
  2. one who wake up and follow their dreams.

Every dream is achievable as long as it’s practical and you work towards it!
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Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!

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Monday Motivation

“You only live once? False.
You live every day. You only die once.”

If you think about the past, then you’d regret it. If you think about the future, then you’d always be anxious.

Be in the present! Live and enjoy each day to its fullest!

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Who are the Joneses and why you should avoid them?

Who are the Joneses?
“Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbour as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “Keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” #Wikipedia
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Consciously or sub-consciously, all of us are trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. Now is the time we realise the mistakes we’ve been making! It shouldn’t matter to you what the others are doing if you are satisfied with your everyday life! We fall for worldly possessions because we see someone else accomplish something and now we want the same.

Someone else means your friends, your colleagues, and even those you follow on social media. The current trend is tied in with posting every expensive stuff you buy or do on social media. Now more than ever, it’s about telling others what you are doing rather than for your self-interest!

Ask yourself three questions the next time you do anything,
1. Am I buying this product/service because of self-interest?
2. Is this bringing value to me?
3. Do you care about other’s opinions?

Achieve stuff for yourself and not for others! Think about it and STOP NOW! The only loss is yours and not anyone else’s.

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All you need is a little push!

All you need is a little push, towards the right path.

Everyone needs a little push now and then, be it for motivational or mindset or decisive purposes. You have a choice of reading books/ case studies, listening to podcasts, watching self-help videos/ interviews; the options are endless.

Choose the right path for yourself, because a little push can guide you towards the direction you were looking for all along!

Connect with us on Instagram @zazzpreneursa platform for the do-ers and let’s make the community stronger!

Your horoscope for May!

Your horoscope for May!

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Sunday Motivation

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton