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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.

 

Marriage- A word most of us detest while we’re in our early 20’s. Every girl wants her prince charming, who’d be understanding, caring, affectionate and what not. While tweeting today, I randomly started tweeting about #MarryHim tweets which did get a good response. This gave me an idea that every girl, no matter how strict or soft she is; wants almost the same qualities in a man at the end.

Sharing the screenshots below where some of the things that would make any guy desirable. Ofcourse these are not benchmarks, but yes these are some things every girl desires for in her guy 🙂

 

 

Girls- Enjoy reading them & wishing for that guy to come. Guys- Try to be the guy explained above.

Keep reading !

Ankita.

 


” Evolving through one’s Life is necessary for survival “

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The word Evolving applies as much to our life as it applies to the world. We expect the things around us to change for the good, so should our Life keep evolving with time. It’s a process that happens gradually over time & without any effort. But, at times, we have a declining evolvement rather than a positive one. At times, we are caught in a limbo state where there is an equal amount of positive as well as negative evolvement. Though none of it stops Life from moving on, at it’s pace.

I have just been thinking a lot, have always been somebody whose mind stays in an overdrive ; which is good at times & bad at other times. While I was reflecting upon my own Life since childhood ( ofcourse whatever I could remember, since I forget things too quick).  There has been some break through points where Life has evolved & took major turns; completely changing my personality. While there have also been points where I did not evolve much or have gone down the slope.

As a Kid, I was a complete introvert; somebody who would not speak at all. Even the principal of my school asked my parents to make me interact with people since I did not talk at all. As far as I remember, I was almost the same in school, a less introvert but extremely shy. With course of time, I started talking to people but was never an extrovert. Whenever I knew something on any subject, I would always help/speak up; but nothing beyond it. I had evolved from a complete introvert to somewhere close to an ambivert. High school was almost coming to an end & it was time to enter college. At the same time, I started spending a lot of time online courtesy my craze for an Indian television show & few actors. During the same time, I made a lot of friends; interacted with a variety of people over the forums. During this course of time, I realize I was somebody very playful & naughty , i.e someone who would pull everyone’s leg & also that I was a brilliant friend. Someone who cared a lot about human emotions & would go an extra mile to help people. These facets of my personality were never known to me & it was a good discovery.  The same time, college started.

As every other college kid, things had changed drastically for me. New set of people, with you for the next 4 crucial years. By around the second year, I was quite friendly with almost everyone. I wouldn’t call them as friends, but I hardly hated everyone or so. My family started complaining of me talking too much ( of course they loved it ), & tell me stories of how I was a big introvert. I was evolving in terms of appearance, dressing sense & mentally. Then came a standing still point when I don’t think I evolved much, it was kind of stagnant. But as the college was about to end, there was a drastic change in me. My dressing sense went from good to super cool, my personality had a 180 degrees turn, I was a completely new person. I was someone who was too bubbly, more of an extrovert, someone who was pretty happy like always. I joined another social networking site (Twitter) & my username justified my personality. I was shy , but at the same time, very friendly & interactive. Somebody who was bubbly & hyperactive almost all the time and somebody who was not over friendly at the same time. College ended & a lot of ups and downs came, a lot of decisions were made. I worked for a few months, which did evolve me in terms of deadlines, brainstorming, working with a team & knowing my faults.

And here I am , writing this blog post, who has evolved into someone else again. I feel responsible, I think much more & over think at times. There are a lot of mood swings & sad moments, a lot of OMG moments , a lot of When will this pass times & a lot of Can time please stop right here times. In short, Life is seeing a new face of me, a grown up face. Here am I, talking about evolving, how it is essential for life to sustain. Most of the times, it’s our personality which evolves & people around do notice the change. Evolve and make yourself better than the previous day, and you shall love a thousand years.

Do think if you are evolving, or you’ve hit a plateau. If it’s the latter case, find that something which will hit you off to the road again.

Ankita.


"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,
Ankita

Hey Dearies,

My Love for Punjabi Music is increasing by the day. The new Song ‘Sadi Gali’ from the movie ‘Tanu weds Manu’ and ‘Laung da Lashkara’ from the movie ‘Patiala House’ have completely enthralled me. These songs have been On Loop for me. The contrast is that few years back I never liked Punjabi Music. It irritated the hell out of me and I was always uncomfortable.

But with time, I have started liking the music, the beats, the lyrics. I would not say that I have started liking all the songs but I dunt mind Punjabi Music much now. And some songs make me swing to their beats so much, that I dunt mind swinging to the songs every now and then. A Big Shout Out would go to @djash (on Twitter) aka DJ Aashish who plays Beats From The East on http://www.radio1190.org every Saturday. One has to tune in to his podcast for the ultimate Punjabi Music. You are sure to like Punjabi music much more.

My Current Favs. Have a Look. And check out for yourself 🙂

On this Punjabi Note, I would leave this post. Would be back soon.

Loads of Love,
Ankita



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