Friday, 31 July 2020

7 Affirmations to Practice When You Feel Anxious

Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. -William James

Affirmations are a set of words that carry positive vibrations. Repeating them again and again tricks the mind into believing them. And once the mind believes it, we become what we affirm. 

We feel anxious when we worry about the future, when we do not get answers to our questions, and when we feel clueless about the next step. We get lost in the illusion that we have to figure everything all at once. Life is a Journey and there is a Divine Intelligence watching over us. That Higher Power makes sure the sun rises each day and seasons change annually. We do not have to figure everything at once. We do not have to foresee our future and feel restless. We just need to live in the present moment with awareness. 

During the current pandemic times, when uncertainty prevails everywhere, most of us are struggling with anxious thoughts. But as William James said, we always have the ability to choose one thought over another. This is how we can defeat stress and anxiety. 

Affirmations are beautiful tools that allow us to choose healthy and positive thoughts. The right thoughts make us feel harmonious, healthy, peaceful, and happy. 

Here are 7 beautiful and powerful affirmations that you can practice when you feel anxious:

1. I love and approve of myself. I trust the process of life. I am safe. 

2. Everything I need comes to me in the perfect time, space, and sequence. 

3. When one door closes, another door opens. I am willing to change and to grow.

4. I am the Creator of my Destiny. I am the Creator of my every thought, feeling, word, and action. 

5. I am always protected by the Universe. I can manifest everything that I desire. I am a magnet for miracles and blessings. 

6. Everything I need to know gets revealed to me at the right time. 

7. I prosper wherever I turn. All is well in my world!

These affirmations will empower you mentally and emotionally. These words, filled with positive vibrations will convert your anxiety into serenity. You can check out Louisa Hay's book "Heart Thoughts" for more beautiful affirmations. 

Every time a negative thought enters your mind, consciously think 3 positive thoughts or practice 3 affirmations. That's how you can change the script easily! 

Always remember that you are the Creator of your Thoughts. Your Mind is a great machine and it is you who controls your Mind. 

This post is a part of Blogging with a Purpose series in association with Blogchatter. My theme for this year is Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Flaunt your Ethnic Best this Festive Season with Daisy Designer Studio

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; Dress impeccably and they remember the woman." ~ Coco Chanel

The festive season is almost around the corner with Raksha Bandhan on 3rd August followed by Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, and Diwali. Although the current world scenario is very different from the previous years, nothing can stop us Indians from celebrating our festivals. And when we talk about the festive season, the thing that comes to mind the most is gorgeous ethnic outfits. Daisy Designer Studio & Fabrics is your one-stop destination to flaunt your ethnic best this festive season. 

The design studio located in Thaltej, Ahmedabad specializes in lehenga cholis, salwar suits, kurtis, long dresses, evening gowns, and sarees. You can also find fashionable accessories like purses and earrings. 

The above green outfit from Daisy Designer Studio is a beautiful long evening dress. Embellished with traditional golden motifs and featuring a mandarin collar, it is an ideal outfit for celebrating festivals at home with family and friends. You can style the outfit with high heels, belt, golden danglers, and a bracelet. The three-quarter sleeves make it a comfortable wear during the colder months. 

You can find a wide range of gorgeous evening dresses on the social media pages of Daisy Designer Studio and of course their beautiful offline store. 

One of my favourite outfits from the house of Daisy Designer Studio is this green crop top and solid pink lehenga set. The embroidered crop top looks beautiful with the pink flared lehenga. Although the lehenga is considered a traditional Indian outfit, pairing it with the green crop top makes it an amazing fusion outfit. 

You can find an exquisite range of traditional and contemporary Lehenga cholis from the house of Daisy Designer Studio. Each and every design is unique, fashionable, and totally Instagram-worthy! 

If you love sarees like me, you will have a great time browsing through the sarees of Daisy Designer Studio. The silver and blue pure silk saree that I am wearing is not only elegant and graceful, but also super comfortable. 

Keeping in mind the current pandemic situation, Daisy Designer Studio has come up with a wide range of beautiful and functional masks. Do check out their products on the Instagram Page of Daisy Designer Studio. 

About the Mastermind behind Daisy Designer Studio

Now that we have discussed the beautiful products of Daisy Designer Studio, it is time to meet the mastermind behind this fashion destination. 

Deepa Thakkar is a fashion designer and a fashion stylist. Her passion for wearing and designing fashionable clothes had led to her venture of Daisy Designer Studio. Her studio is named after her daughter, Daisy Thakkar.

A true Karma Yogi, it's a pleasure to see her work tirelessly on her venture, building it outfit by outfit, design by design. A very well dressed person herself, she understands what women across all ages are looking for in their wardrobe. 

Her contentment lies in the satisfaction of her customers. Today, she has customers from not only all over India but also from all over the world. 

So if you want to look like a fashion diva this festive season, you must check out the products of Daisy Designer Studio. If you are in Ahmedabad, please do visit the store. If you are not in Ahmedabad, you can order online. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

My 6th book Mythological Monologues is now available on Amazon!

I am delighted to announce that my 6th book, "Mythological Monologues" is now available on Amazon Kindle. The paperback will be out later this year. The book is getting great reviews from fellow authors, bloggers, and readers. 

What the book is about!

How did Ahalya feel when Sage Gautam cursed her to be a stone?
How did Eklavya feel when Dronacharya asked for his right thumb as his Guru Dakshina?
How did Karna feel when he learned he was the brother of the Pandavas before the Kurukshetra war?
How did Draupadi go through the various trials and tribulations of her life? What was her anchor?
How did Arjuna feel after being enlightened by Lord Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra?

The friendship of Sudama, the love of Radha, the longing of Rukmini, the devotion of Shabari, the compassion of Sita, and the revenge of Shikhandi also find a place in this book of dramatic monologues.

Embark on this fascinating journey inside the minds of iconic characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Listen closely to their voices and dive deep into their hearts. Maybe, you will find yourself in some of them.

Sharing two short excerpts from monologues of Janaki and Urmila from Ramayana. 

If you enjoy reading mythological fiction and poetry, you will definitely enjoy reading this book. 

Grab your copy on Amazon!

If you are a book reviewer and you would like to review the book, do let me know in the comment section or send me an email.