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As a digital marketing professional, digital medium is what I live, breathe and repeat each day. With so much information getting absorbed every single moment, there are times when it all becomes too much to handle. You’re so connected to everything, that it gets scary and overwhelming.

And that’s the best time to go for a Digital detox. It involves deactivating your major social profiles for few days, including Whatsapp and stay disconnected. The only medium you’re probably available on is Email, because Hey, you can’t ignore your email. Digital detox is from personal connections, not from work- Always remember that.

The most important part of a detox – You just disappear from everywhere, without shouting it loud and telling every person who might listen to you, but after finishing any pending tasks you might have. If you shout about your detox before actually going for it, it loses value and all of it. My detox sessions are mostly impulsive, but my mind knows when to press that Red button.

Do you need a DETOX,  see the Checklist and decide :-

1) Social media is on your mind ALWAYS and you’re constantly thinking in 140 or Hashtags.

2) You’re feeling the need of living upto a certain image on Social media and it’s getting monotonous and heavy for the mind.

3) Not spending enough time with your thoughts, and yourself.

4) Losing focus in your real job, relationships and responsibilities.

5) Your friends challenge you to stop with the Facebooking, Tweeting, Instagramming etc. Haha. Probably they’re tired of listening about your non-stop gushing.

So just take a break. It’ll be difficult in the beginning, but your mind will feel lighter. You’d not write/share your thoughts on a platform, but you’d sit and think them with yourself. And it’ll be liberating!!

I’ve been on a detox since Friday and went back after 5 days. This detox helped me to think aloud, watched The Secret that I’d been wanting to since forever. I feel happier and more composed, and definitely got refilled with the Digital energies to delight the world. Do it and feel the change!

#TriviaThere are professional courses and camps for Digital Detox (listed on Google). Even an Android app with the same name was made back in 2010. Some travel websites have separate packages listed under Digital Detox. 
Do let me know in comments about  your Detox, if you’ve been there, done that.

They met at a common friends meetup. Facebook requests were sent, e-mails were exchanged but nobody thought they will fall in love. Those two, who took all decisions from their brain & kept their heart at bay. Something struck, not the heart; but the brains. Having a common interest for a lot of things, they started talking. Every now and then, their convos moved from SMS to Facebook to Emails to Chats to Phone calls.

1 year passed & things started changing, but only for her. Maybe her heart had started falling for someone, but she was not sure. She loved talking to him all the time. One person she would talk to, discuss every detail about her life, joke & indulge in leg pulling- it was him. But he wanted to make it big & not think about love. Love was not an option or a choice for him, which she knew very well.

Days passed and she felt more & more confused whether she should confess or not. But someone else was very sure he felt the same. He did special things but she could not notice since she was new to this feeling of Love. She thought he did it all as a friend.

Until one day, when somehow he pushed her to confess her feelings. To tell what was bothering her all the time. Well, at the end, she did confess but with a fear that he would say no.

Viola, it was a yes. It was a yes from the guy who did not want to think about it now. And they are together, hoping to let their hearts talk finally. Hoping to make some moments in which their brain don’t have a say. To finally be the lovers their heart wanted them to be.

Love- It can happen even if you are totally against it. Don’t go by what you/other person thinks; because you never know when the feelings change. You never know when the heart starts talking.

"The Stages". Credit : I did this myself 🙂

Social world, the virtual world is all about meeting new people and sharing your views etc. We remember some, we forget others. Some make it into the good books, others make it to the bad books. I was just thinking about the stages which each person crosses. In this post, I am going to discuss them.

1. The Conversation – This is the phase that is encountered with every individual you meet. Every day of your life you meet a new person, in the the virtual world. You have conversations, some laughs or it may be boring with a few. Some move to the next stage, Some to the fondness stage and some are just ousted right here.

2. The Liking– After few conversations, you know of people who you like. This is the precursor stage to friendship. Whenever given a chance, you like talking to people you like. There is a certain understanding that keeps you going, though the trust is still building. This is the get to know phase.

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Twitter has been addicting. And so has been the #hashtags. There are times when I use them while chatting with people. Recently, there was a trending hashtag named ‘ #100facstaboutme’. It was pretty interesting to read some nice, some strange facts about people. I thought why not have it as the next blog entry but just #51factsaboutme. Get to know me here:
1. I am too inquisitive.
2. My Punjabi accent sounds funny.(Read: I am a Punjabi)
3. I have been wearing a ‘Gold ring’ from the past 5 years.
4. During my 10th boards, I used to watch TV for 20 mins right before the exam.
5. I don’t know how to cook, but I can imagine the most innovative recipes which can be actually cooked.
6. I am much more fond of Juices than Colas.
7. There was a time I screamed out super loud being scared seeing a pigeon, but ended up scaring him.
8. I have gone to the market in my PJs straight outta bed.
9. When I was a kid, I used to call myself ‘Kaku Gag’.
10. I am the youngest girl on my dad’s side and the eldest girl on my mom’s side.
11. Overbuilt Guys don’t attract me.
12. I have managed to drive 35km in 35mins (to my College) on a 2 wheeler amidst traffic and one of the most risky National highways.
13. My brother used to scare me with cockroaches put in a box filled with water when I was in school.
14. I have never woken up at 5am for any of my exams.
15. There are times I like people without talking just because of their vibes.
16. I have about 8 photo frames in my room, only one carry a picture. Rest still await one.
17. I was given these titles by my online friends some years back- ‘Rolling Queen’, ‘Blushing Queen’.
18. I used to collect a lot of magazines 7 years back, just for an actor’s articles. (Husein K)
19. There was a time in school when I thought Crush was some drink.
20. I used to have 5 wind chimes in my room at one time.
21. I am not fond of flowers.
22. I have a certain love for Dubai over all other places abroad.
23. I love my Singledom.
24. I am the only girl in my entire College batch who is active on Twitter.
25. I love sleep. More than anything.
26. I love nicknames. Not by random people though.
27. I want to learn Bike riding.
28. I have 10 different shapes of pillows. (Dog, Bunny, Elephant, Flower to name a few).
29. My parents were told by my primary school principal that they should make me mingle with people because I wouldn’t talk at all. Look at me now. I cannot stop talking.
30. I love Maggi.
31. I can listen to music all day, all night long.
32. I love Shahrukh Khan because he shares the birthday with me.
33. I hate men who treat women as objects.
34. A lot of times, I have fallen asleep while chatting with friends on web.
35. I dislike people who flatter.
36. I prefer wearing specs than lenses.
37. I can be very random.
38. I am the only one in my house who loves Gadgets.
39. I was gonna drown in water when I was 10.
40. I can never remember the lyrics of a song.
41. I get bored very soon.
42. I love photography.
43. I wish to get a job that involves something creative.
44. I sleep text at times.
45. I love driving in slow rains.
46. I love Red. My room is full of red stuff.
47. If it was for me, I would buy a new cell phone every month.
48. I have never read Tintin or Archies comics.
49.  I have over 100 key chains in my collection.
50. I am allergic to Honey but I love Honey chicken.
51. Prefer Cold coffee over Hot coffee.
I hope you guys enjoyed knowing more about me. Usually its a difficult task to get the facts outta a ‘Scorpio’ that easily. Till Laters !!

Signing off,

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