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6 stress-relief gift ideas

Hello Scribblers,

I hope you all are doing great and as its almost the end of the week I hope you had a great week and will have an even better weekend.

Today I decided to post about gift ideas. Spring is approaching and most of us like to gift our loved ones something they love or is useful for them to celebrate the changing seasons. So I thought you could some of these ideas.

We usually see our friends and family members stressed out because of work, school, home chores or simply just because of routine. As we all know, giving a present to your loved one which can help them relax is always a great idea.

Okay so lets get going.

1- Journal: I am a huge writing supporter to bust your stress away. It helped me greatly and I can never stress enough on this idea of writing to reduce your worries and clear your mind. If your stressed out friend is in to writing it is the best gift you can give them. As I have mentioned earlier writing your worries and stressful thoughts helps your greatly to clear your mind and relax it also helps to think more creatively and brainstorm better solutions to your everyday issue or even bigger decisions.

2- Foot massage cream: Foot massage is the one of the most calming thing ever. EVER. I can actually sleep while getting my sister to massage my feet.Foot massage has been practiced in many cultures as it is closely linked with many health benefits. It reduces depression, helps you sleep better and relax. So, buy a foot massage cream, wrap it with a colorful gift paper and stick a small card on it. TA-DA.

3- Soft & fluffy blanket: Again, I have tried and tested this gift. I love my sweet, cute, plush blanket so much I might write a full post 600 words post about it some day. When the days are sad and blue I wrap myself in my powder pink floral blanket and sooth it slowly with my hand and this simple thing makes me happy and a lot more cheered up than before. It’s also a great way to show someone how much you care about tiny little things that can help them. The only thing I want you to keep in mind is when you go to get a blankie try and choose the of pastel and soothing colors.

4- Books: Forgetting your worries and drifting away in another world is a great thing to do for a stressed person. Now lets be realistic, we all can not afford to go to mars or leave our foot prints on the moon, but most of us can afford a good book, right? Books are a very useful gift for anyone and everyone and are certainly helpful to hush the fuss away. Self help books, cook books, novels, short stories and all the other form of literature can do wonders to your mental health.

5- Anything with Lavender in it: Literally anything lavender will do the trick. Lavender oil, lavender candles, lavender tea, lavender cookies, lavender hair color (or maybe not because it will not be helpful as there is no lavender in it). Lavender is famous for being the calming guy, it reduces anxiety, depressions, restlessness and stress. Even a gift of simple lavender plant to keep in there bedroom will be enough to do the magic.

6- Your Time: Sometimes things can be helpful to reduce the stress of your loved ones but there are times when all the gifts mentioned above will not be as much helpful as your time for your friends or family. Cook some Halwa (Recipes coming soon, relax), go to there house and talk to them till you finish your halwa (It will take almost 2 hours). And after your chat with them they will feel much much better, promise.

I hope these ideas were helpful for you. If you want to share your ideas please comment below.

Have a good day. 🙂

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Doodles I loved this Week

I am starting a new series of posts about my favorite doodles I see in the week. The theme of the doodles will change every week. And photo credits will be given to the artist. Always. 🙂

Theme of the week is Happy Alone. 🙂

The doodles/comics I saw this week and loved them are here. TA-DA

5- The beautiful house and all the small details were enough to add this beauty in my tops 5. 

Enjoying the view, eh?

4- Looking out of the window and thinking about nothing is one my favorite things to do alone. 

Thinking nothing is good.

3- Home alone and napping. Can it get any better? 

Napping is never enough. Ever.

2- The best way to enjoy alone is with you favorite song. 

That smile. This song. Those memories.

1- Being alone always makes you appreciate the little things around you.

Little details bring the beauty. In art and in life.

So these were the top 5 for this week. The theme for next week will be Food. Let’s see what I fall in love with. 🙂 
And before I go let me tell you I accept submissions if you want your doodles to be featured here.:) 

Let me know in the comments which one was you favorite doodle. Have a good day. ❤

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100 Things Game

Hello Scribblers,

There are many people who want to know about others and a few who want to know about themselves.

Not knowing about your goals, your likes, dislikes, fears, strengths and goals will make you anxious and feel bad about yourself. It will play active role to destroy your mental health and self esteem.

So, here I am with a fun game. The game of 100 things (It is really fun, promise).

Weeks ago, I was having a very dull and kinda sad day. While I was exploring Pinterest I came across this image titled “100 things I love about you”. There are gazillion images with same titles on the Internet. There are many songs and movies about things I love about him, her or you.

My favorite one is “7 things I hate about you” by Miley Cyrus. Its really cute. (Enjoy 🙂 )

I decided to mold my 100 things list. I decided to make a list about 100 things I love. Those 100 things did not include my family, my pet, my friends or any person. It was strictly THINGS. Some tangible and some of them were intangible (or should I say most of them). Anything and Everything. Write the things which you don’t tell others, which can stir a Controversy or things which are not usually expected from you to love. Don’t hesitate. Don’t feel shy. Just jot it down.

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Making the 100 things list made me feel a lot better and it actually cheered my mood. There was a point I ran out of things I love and I felt strange. I always thought myself as a person who enjoy little things, feeling and moments. I asked myself How can I run out of things I love? I thought about What I miss? What the worlds needs in huge quantity? And these stimulated my mind and I completed 100 things. By the end I wanted to write more but I decided to stop and enjoy the ones I have listed already and keep the next 100 things for another dull day.

Making lists certainly declutters your mind. When you make a list about things you love, you appreciate those things more than ever. Sometimes when we are making a list, that’s the first time we realize “hey these are the things I really love”. The 55th thing or the 73 thing on the list is a thing you love but you never realized it and after writing it in the list you appreciate it more than you did before.

This idea is not new or not talked about. But it certainly is new for me as I made changes to it according to my thoughts. You must do that too. Try this simple thing on a day when you don’t find anything around you that can inspire you or you can do this on a joyful day to appreciate the things you have that makes a day gay and joyful.

Let me know in the comments about the top 10 things you love you can think of instantly. 🙂

Have a good weekend. ❤

Sunday is good. Sunday is great. 

Hello guys, 

Happy Sunday. ❤

I got up early today and decided to cook a simple breakfast for myself. A glass (or mug) of orange juice, eggs (can you imagine breakfast without eggs? Yeah me too) and some chicken nuggets are always a good idea. 

It was a great start today. I have some tiny things planned out for today which includes sitting in the sunlight and eating oranges, maybe try to bake some healthy brownies, watch some good stuff ( Today it will be a rom-com or a space documentary, white or black no grey). And above all I am going to enjoy today. 
How do you spend your Sundays? Let me know in the comments. 

Have a great day. ❤

Do 7 Things to be Yourself again

Hello Scribblers,

After a really depressing and sad weekend, I have finally found the silver lining, again.

I have decided to take control of my mind and to feel alive and worthy of everything damn thing on earth.

As I love to make lists, I am going to list thirteen things that I am going to try to reduce my mental stress and to enjoy this “doing nothing”phase.

1- Become a movie buff:  Yes it helps. Watch happy movies, sad movies, drama movies, musicals, anything and everything. I am doing Tom Hanks March and I already feel so much better.

2- Move and sweat: Hello from Queen Lazy. I love to sit on my couch and read or watch TV all day long these days. But I was making me feel I was wasting so much of my time and I had a lot of negative feelings Swarming in my mind. So I turned on the music and I moved and I felt better. A lot better.

3- Write: It is the most helpful thing for me to do when i feel lonely and depressed. Don’t wait for a great idea or some really great topic to write about. Just pick up the pen and a paper and write, write and write. Anything. It is going to make you feel relaxed, I Promise.

4-Spend time alone, but not all of it: Try to talk to your friends or family. If you think there is no one to listen , well that could be wrong. May be you have a friend or sibling waiting for you to gather some courage and talk to them about your feelings. Look around maybe you have a friends but the haze of loneliness is not allowing you to see them.

5: Become the next master chef:  Cook. Bake. Roast. BURN (I have done this more than 1,2, and 3). Make yourself some smoothies or salads. Try to keep your cooking clean and healthy. It will help you to stay active and indulge in a creative and fun activity. And plus, the aroma of food is very soothing for people like me.

6-Play with a child: The most beautiful creature on planet is a child. Playing and seeing the world with the eyes of a child will remind you about the beauty of the world and the goodness that every human being have in them. Its a really refreshing thing to do. Try it.

7: Early to bed and early to rise: I am not saying go to bed at 8 pm. Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep. Get out of your bed before the sun rises. Yes you read it right. Its the best feeling in the world to get out of the bed and roam around the house, make your tea or coffee, open the windows ( If its really cold outside skip this part or else don’t blame me) , and feel the breeze touching your face softly. I guarantee you will love it. Other than the morning feelings, getting up early helps you to ponder upon the things you have not thought about or you can plan how you are going to spend you day. It is your me time. Enjoy it.

Okay so these were my tiny little steps to make myself feel better about myself. If you have some other things to share please comment below. ❤

The lonely phase

I have been doing nothing lately. Recently completed my graduation, chilling at home now for almost 2 months. These two months were good and bad in many ways.

I have been successfully eating healthier food, working out more, and reading more too. So these are good signs aren’t they? No. Not really.

I talk less. I smile less. I am not spending time with anyone. Not even with myself.

So many Doubts

I constantly feel lonely. There are some moments in the day when I am at ease. I feel comfortable with myself. But they vanish before I realize I am comfortable.

There are moments when I want to cry out loud. Apparently I don’t have any reason to cry.

My family gets worried when they see my red, swollen eyes. They ask me again and again ” Are you OK?” and “What happened?”.

I have no answer to there questions. If I tell them “I don’t know”, would they believe it? No. Believe me I have tried and this makes them even more upset.

My significant other ( that’s the word he prefers ), is always worried. I get texts asking ” Am I making you unhappy?” and “Is my love not enough?”

I tell him I am happy and he is all I want, and I mean it. But he is not satisfied with my answers either. If I tell him ” I am lost”, would he try to understand? I don’t know.

I feel lonely. Even though I have everyone I love and care about, around me. But my heart is still waiting for something. Someone.

Someone who would ask me everything I want to tell. Someone who feels lonely like me. Someone, living somewhere else, doing something else but can still connect with me. Who is not in love with me, instead only enjoys my company. Talks about coffee shops, books, insecurities, music and anything and everything.

Someone who is a friend. 

Do you ever feel like this? Tell me in the comments below.

Love ya’ll. ❤

Make memories, they are beautiful 

Today is a nostalgic kind of day…. Got up early and from the moment I got up The first thought that came into my mind was our home in my hometown Mianwali. The memory was so vivid even though I was half awake, that I thought when I open my eyes I would see myself in my airy and bright room of our home back there.

That was the first nostalgia, after I was full awake there was a stream of memories blinking in my mind. All the happy moments spent with family and not the sad moments. 

Nostalgic days are the best kind of days for me. You get to live the moments all over again with almost same feelings that you felt at that time. 🙂