Posted in Emotional, Heal, Heart, Joy, Reality, Travel, Truth, Uncategorized

Finding Solace

If you faced the desperate need to take a vacation from everything you’re doing, there is a good chance you were looking for a getaway from your rut. You’re not alone. For the past few weeks, I’ve been a victim to this feeling of nonchalance. It is persistent and cheerless.

You feel like you need something, however big or small, a sort of change around you to give you a breath of fresh air. And you think, leaving everything for a few days and going to a new place is going to that for you. You plan a whole bunch of things you can do during your retreat. You make up your mind that you want to feel relaxed and you want something new and you decide you want your mind to stop wondering why its feeling so low. With all that said, you pack up your things and get going.

What next? You want all the above things to come true. Maybe they will for you, maybe they won’t, and the reason I’m typing this is because for me, it was neither here nor there.

I made up my mind that I want to do something worthwhile with my trip, that I wanted to make it the happiest time. I took on various tasks, so determined to find that little shred of peace and happiness. And now that I’m back, with the same nonchalance looming over my head, I realised something that I would like to share with you all, whether you are on a trip or just whiling away your time at home…

  1. Stop Trying to Chase it All-

You cannot possibly do it all and see it all. So wouldn’t it be wonderful if you made peace with that thought and dropped your chase? A weight will be off your shoulders. Just because you want to get out of a rut, doesn’t mean you have to find something else to do. Take this time to be with yourself. Communicate with your heart. Feel whatever your mind wants you to feel. Maybe then, you will find the break you are scanning for.

  1. Talk to Someone-

A vacation doesn’t mean you have to constantly have fun. Have heart to heart conversations with someone who understands what you are going through. Chances are, the person in front of you was looking for something just like that. Ease your mind…

  1. Don’t Cram It-

It’s not about what all you did on your trip, how many places you saw, how many adventures you had, how many pictures you clicked or how many memories you made. If you need it, chill out in your room. Don’t dress up if you don’t feel like it, order in instead of going to the restaurant, finish that novel you were dying to read. Do whatever the hell you want. Just remember, don’t try to do it all, because then my friend, that feeling of being lost will set right in again…

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  1. Meditate-

This one may seem cliched, but sometimes it’s a good thing. Always wanted to see what the fuss was all about? Why not give it a try on your trip? There is no right or wrong, just peace.

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      5. Read-

There will be a library around you, but this is not restricted to books. Read articles online, google what you are feeling. It is always amazing to see how someone around the world is feeling the same as you. It is a temporary comfort

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So many people that I know are feeling the way I am, lost and confused, hoping for a break. Maybe it’s in our own hands. Maybe we need to stop running after fun and let it come naturally. Maybe we need to let ourselves feel the way we are feeling in order to heal.

Maybe, just maybe, at the end of this vacation/trip, we will have the strength to come back swinging. Because at the end of the day, it is all about the comeback and the knockout punch…

#TRAVELWEEK DAY 3  

Stay tuned for more…

 

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Posted in Emotional, Heal, Heart, Joy, Pain, Reality, Sorrow, Truth, Uncategorized

#The Healing Heart

Have you ever come across something that completely rips open your heart and leaves you in a sort of pain that can’t be expressed? Or something that leaves you extremely jubilant and motivated?

Well it happens to me a lot, and up until now I was seeking for an outlet to bring those painful or influential emotions out in a constructive manner. I’ve been a writer for a while now, but I still couldn’t figure out the method in which I wanted to convey what I felt…and I’m sure lots of you out there face the same dilemma as me. So I wanted to create a platform where we could share our experiences, good or bad, and feel better at the end of it.

This trigger in me usually fires when I see an unsettling post or video or image on some social media site, or something happening on the road, or even just some conversation I hear while I’m going through my usual day. It can cause such a switch flip in me. I could be on my way to a party all decked up, feeling like I could slay, and then I’d see a homeless man curled up on the cold footpath just dying his life out, and all of sudden, the glam of the whole party and my make-up and my outfit would fizzle away leaving me feeling hollow. I would be heading home from an amazing outing with my best buds, and on the way I would see an innocent animal sprawled on the road and I’d break down right there. Now I know, we can’t constantly let something like this dictate our being, but I realized recently that I needed to write it out like I was talking to someone and express this grief in a way that the reader could relate to it and somehow feel better by that.

And hence, I’ve decided to start a series of blogs under the hashtag- The Healing Heart…a forum that talks about the emotions that we all bury within us because they’re meant to be accepted as a part of our life; something that does not equal to or count as the real struggles. But I feel, these are the emotions of joy and sorrow that shape us and our future into a well talked out safe environment or a lonely secluded atmosphere.

In this blog, the words just spilled out on their own. There was no pause in thinking of witty lines, cleaver puns or mesmerizing material used for grabbing someone’s attention. It felt easy because it came straight from the heart, as corny as that sounds. But that’s the whole point right? Having a place where it’s never corny or cheesy or over-dramatic or melodramatic…it’s just a place where the truth speaks before we dictate it to conform to a certain current trend.

So along with my regular blogs, I’m going to write one on #TgiphyheHealingHeart whenever I see or read or hear something that makes me laugh or cry. Hopefully someone out there will find this in a time of need and provide them with some sort of comfort. And if this grows, everyone who has something to say can contribute under that hashtag. It’s not something done with the intention of getting a ton of views or reads or any of that. I hope the purity of this idea reaches out to whoever sees it.

Thank you for reading this chunk of writing…I’m looking forward to this new experience and this new outlet…

Peace,

Devaki.

Posted in College, Funny, Reality, Truth, Types, Uncategorized

 

‘Teacher’s Pet’ is a label no student wants, but we all secretly love having that one teacher who gives us that little extra bit of attention! While each of us have had different experiences when it comes to teachers, we’ve all had these various types of teachers one time or another! Continuing the teacher’s day celebration, here is the list-

  1. The Hater:

We don’t know what we have done in which life to deserve the wrath of this teacher who finds a reason to yell at us, even when it isn’t our fault. We kind of just get accustomed to it eventually. They hate us. We deal with it.

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  1. The Sub:

It’s an early birthday present when a substitute teacher replaces a regular one for a day or two. Why? Because then the kingdom is in the students’ capable hands! The new quirks, the new accents, the newly acquired freeness, it’s all a lot of fun. We love the sub!

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  1. The Peepers:

These teachers have a habit of walking through the rows, peeping and staring into what we are writing or doing and it ensures that we feel really dumb. Especially during exams. You put your arms over the paper, you pretend to be deep in thought, you feel like everything you have written is absolute rubbish…and so on. You know what I mean.

  1. The Non-Teacher, Teacher:

These beautiful people come in the form of parents, family members, friends, etc. They are our unofficial guides, our go-to people. They always have our back, no matter what.

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  1. The Sweetie-Pies:

These teachers are the bright shining light in every student’s life. They’re always nice and have excellent advice whenever you need them. Plus, if you are in their good books, they give you great marks for all your deserving efforts!

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  1. Varied Kinds:

The screamer who is ready to shout at the drop of a hat, the one who cracks all those jokes only the front-benchers laugh on, the one who always goes off-topic, the one who argues with the naughty student in every lecture, the strict one, the casual one…and the list can go on forever.

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  1. The Extra Work:

When you complete one task very properly, they will definitely pile all the other work on your shoulders alone. We could choose to see this as a burden or as a privilege.

  1. The Typical Phrasers:

These are the ones who will never stop using the age-old hilarious phrases like- ‘Is this a classroom or a fish market?’ ‘Yes yes I’m talking to you, why are you looking back?’ and ‘This is the worst batch ever!’

You will never forget them and laugh long after you have passed out!

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I feel that the list will never stop changing and growing! So for now, I leave it at this!

Thank-you all the wonderful teachers who have gotten us this far in life. We will forever be in debt!

 

Dear readers, catch you all next week! 🙂