That terrific day of my life!

It was 11 March, and it was my result day of class 11th. I was not at all worried about my result because I knew that I didn’t perform well.

I had a deal with my elder brother that if I score 86% plus than i would be allowed to do whatever I want, buy whatever I want to and be open to explore my extracurricular activities like, playing, singing and all.

Now was the result time. I went with my mom to collect my result. I saw that our class teacher was telling the report and performance of the student in front of the whole class. I sat at the last seat with my mom.

Now, it was my turn. I went to the front bench and sat there. Suddenly sir said, “don’t you study at home?” That hit so hard. I saw him continuously and then he told me the result.

I never thought that I would get such less marks. I was shocked and terrified. Now was the time for family reaction. Can’t tell why but I had no fear or no feeling of being scared.

Stay connected to listen about what happened next.

That result day!

I think this is the most obvious thing to say that everyone is scared on that one day of the year- “the result day.”

That day you get to know about your overall progress of the year. I know it was not a thing to tell but ya it’s obvious..who is not scared on their result day?? I would like to meet that persona. I was scared even on my 2nd class result day. At that time, we were told that the teachers used to promote all kids till 8th. But then also…I had that feeling of hope.

During my 10th..a guest arrived in my happy world…corona virus aka covid 19. I didn’t met him yet but it scared me a lot. My tenth went in lockdown and quarantine. While my boards got canceled after so much requests(I didn’t do anything) my preparation went…somewhere.

After knowing my preboard marks…I was not at all hoping to even score 85.

All 10thies were promoted to 11th without getting result. Now come the time when a student has to make the toughest decisions he/she had ever made. What to choose, science/commerce/arts.?? Most important question that the parents are also worried about their children’s decision.

I opted for commerce with maths. And the 11th classes began online. It was August and I was taking classes on my bed. Suddenly a notification pops on my phone kept aside. It was my friends messege that the results are gonna be declared till 12 noon. I googled and the news was true. I got panicked and waited till 12 eagarly(panicked).

It was 12 noon and I got another shock that the website didn’t crash…my classes were still going on and I entered my essential info and 🤞. It was the day…processing…loading….and loading.

And there isn’t goes..the marks were far better than those of preboard. That day I learnt that whatever the situation is…never lose hope and nothing will work out if you give up.

I would like to end this story with a beautiful quote below…

The elephant rope.

The Elephant Rope (Inspirational Short Stories)

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.

All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied;

“when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

Moral of the story:

No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it

Broken dreams.

Patty, a milkmaid milked her cow and had two full pails of fresh, creamy milk. She put both pails of milk on a stick and set off to the market to sell the milk. As she took steps towards the market, her thoughts took steps towards wealth. On her way, she kept thinking about the money she would make from selling the milk. Then she thought about what she would do with that money.She was talking to herself and said, “Once I get the
money, I’ll buy a chicken. The chicken will lay eggs and I will get more chickens. They’ll all lay eggs, and I will sell them for more money. Then, I’ll buy the house on the hill and everyone will envy me.” She was very happy that soon she would be very rich. With these happy thoughts, she marched ahead. But suddenly, she tripped and fell. Both the pails of the milk fell and all her dreams were shattered. The milk spilt onto the ground, and all
Patty could do was cry. “No more dream,” she cried foolishly

Comment down below and tell us what lesson did u learn from this story.

The journey begins.

Having a friend to listen to your problems and discuss them with you is the beginning of finding a solution.

Did you know? That our silent presence can be more powerful than a million empty word. Comment down your views and tell.

Following blindly like sheep can lead us astray. Making choices in life is like buying something at a shopping Mall. the Sales assistant may us all the products available, telling us the pros and cons of each of them, but we must make the choice in the end. the Final decision in our responsibility.

We are all stuck,we all have a journey to complete,and we all have a destination.

There is a traffic jam within our minds. And that Traffic jam is stopping each one of us from reaching our true potential. Imagine if we knew how to clear this fumes of insecurity causing us to cough, no one honking at us, distracting us from what’s important and plenty of fuel to sustain us so that we can live a life worth living.

Comment down ur thoughts on this. I would be happy to know them.

How to improve yourself?! Part 1

Why do you want to improve yourself?

Perhaps you want to learn new things, replace bad habits, become more productive, find emotional balance, or improve your relationships? 

Whatever it is, we’ve put together this guide to help. It features 20 practical self-improvement ideas that you can use to develop yourself.

But remember, developing yourself takes time and dedication, so be kind to yourself.

It’s not easy to rewire our habits, change our perceptions, and learn new things. We also need to find the courage to step into the emotional discomfort that arises when we move beyond our comfort zones.

So, don’t do too much at once, and focus on the long haul. 

Aim for daily, sustainable, small wins that add up over time. As the Microsoft founder Bill Gates once said, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”

Okay, let’s get into it.

Develop Yourself by Learning Something New

First, let’s explore some self-development activities that you can use to learn new skills. Because, as the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

1. Take an Online Course

Taking an online course is a great way to learn new skills, expand your mindset, and improve yourself. 

Whether you want to learn digital marketing, photography, or programming, there are so many amazing free online courses. 

For example, you could learn how to start an online business with Shopify Compass, or check out online course platforms like UdemyCoursera, and edX.

2. Learn a Language

Learning a new language is a great way to work on yourself, explore a different culture, and change your way of looking at the world. Plus, learning a new language can open up new travel possibilities and introduce you to many new potential friends.

If that’s not enough, you’ll also get the perfect opportunity to practice valuable life skills, such as patience, perseverance, dedication, and hard work. 

To get started, check out some free online language courses on DuolingoedX, and Alison.

3. Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

Just like languages, music can open you up to a whole new world. Learning an instrument can be a fantastic way to join a dedicated community, find a healthy method of emotional expression, and develop a life-long passion.

So, if you’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument, there’s no time like the present! Plus, there are tons of free tutorials online to get you started. Head over to YouTube to search for free lessons.

I myself learned to play piano and harmonium🎼🎹

4. Start a Business

Starting a business can provide many of the same benefits of learning a language or instrument. However, there’s a bonus benefit: you can also make money.

There are many different types of businesses you can start such as freelancing, consulting, and teaching online. However, if you’re new to business, consider dropshipping. This business model allows you to start selling products online without any upfront investment. 

Work on Yourself by Improving Your Habits

It’s vital to motivate yourself, but as the entrepreneur and speaker, Jim Rohn said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” So, let’s explore some ways to better yourself through your habits.

5. Read More

Do you wish you spent less time on social media, YouTube, or Netflix? Reading is a great alternative.

Many of the most successful people in the world value reading as a way to improve themselves every day. For example, Bill Gates reads a whopping 50 books a year – that’s almost one per week.

6. Stick to an Exercise Routine

There’s a reason why successful people exercise regularly. It boosts our immune systems, gives us more energy, and can regulate our hormones and emotions, which helps us stay focused and motivated..

If you want to begin exercising regularly, consider downloading an exercise app, working out with a friend, or setting a daily goal, no matter how small.

7. Eat Healthier

With so many unhealthy options out there, it can be challenging to eat healthily.

However, our diets have a massive impact on our happiness, wellbeing, and success. What we consume can heal us or hurt us. 

There’s an Indian ayurveda proverb that says, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

When trying to change a bad habit, start small, and focus on consistency. For example, you could start by eating at least three types of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.

Part 2 coming soon😇

15 tips to keep you productive and happy with work from home!!

Day 1: Ah…working from home. I can stay in my pajamas, eat ice cream, catch up on the television shows I can’t watch while everyone is home (looking at you, reality tv), all while working. This is going to be fun!

Day 2: Okay…I didn’t get as much done yesterday as I would have liked to, and my manager is asking me where that report is. I really have to get that done today. Where did I leave off on my show? I think I have a few episodes left. Okay, I’ll just put the show on and work at the same time – easy!

Day 3: Oh boy. I really need to knock out these assignments this morning. I’m not going to even turn the television on. How do people do this? Also – cabin fever is a thing. It’s a real thing! I need to get outside today. It’d be great to talk to someone, too.

Day 4: I need help.

If you’re not used to working from home, you might think it’s going to be just like working in your office, except with sweatpants. But if you ask any of your remote colleagues (like I did), you’ll quickly learn that the structure and routine you’re used to won’t be there, but you’ll still be expected to deliver the same results. So, how are you going to do it?

I talked to my coworkers who work from their home offices quite a bit, and they shared ways to work from home and stay happy and productive:

Build (and keep) a routine.

A routine will help you establish the structure you had in the office. You might think you don’t need it, but if you start to feel unproductive in this new work environment, a routine can get you back on track.

  1. If you had a morning schedule when you went to the office, stick with it, even if you’re staying home. Did you wake up at 7 a.m. and make a pot of coffee? Don’t turn off that alarm! Wake up at the same time and do the normal things (except you can leave your heels or dress shoes in the closet).
  2. Get dressed! While you can skip the suit if you’d like (and maybe opt for yoga pants if you’re not going to be on a video call), still get dressed for the day. Get out of the pajamas and get ready as if you were headed out to run errands. You never know when you’ll have to jump on a last-minute video conference

Create a dedicated space.

Everyone’s space will look different. Some people have offices, some have kitchen tables. Whatever you have, make it work for you with a little preparation.

  1. If you can, try to set up your desk or workspace at home similar to what you have at work. Your muscle memory will still be hard at work, and you might find yourself annoyed every time you grab for the phone but get your stapler instead.
  2. If possible, make sure your area has a door that can close and block out distractions (like noise and pets). The door is also helpful to keep you out when it’s no longer time to work!
  3. Do you have a portable speaker? Set it up for background music or talk radio. Sometimes the silence can be distracting.
  4. That said, if you don’t have a speaker or radio, you might be tempted to leave the television on. Only do this if you can fight the urge to watch your favorite shows – now isn’t the time. Either leave it off, or set it to a channel that isn’t particularly interesting to you. Or, just check in on programs like the news during lunch or your breaks.

Prioritize your wellbeing.

When you’re no longer in the office environment, the things you used to do), may no longer be a part of your natural routine. So, be sure to prioritize things that will keep your health in check.

  1. It’s easy to lose track of the last time you hydrated, so make it simple for yourself by keeping a large cup of water with you at all times. You can even set a goal of finishing the first glass by 10am, the second by noon, and so on.
  2. Move around! Set an alarm on your watch or phone to remind you to take a walk every hour – even if it’s just around the house. (Even better if it’s outside, though.) When you’re on a conference call that doesn’t require notes, get up and walk around! It’ll help you focus on the conversation, and improve your health.
  3. Don’t forget about lunch. Noon (or whatever hour you’re accustomed to) at the office can be the same at home – time to eat. Make the time to walk away and have a meal or a snack, especially one that comes from the fridge (like fruits and veggies) instead of the pantry (like chips).

Set (realistic) boundaries.

Adjusting to a working-from-home routine can challenge your normal productivity. Why? Because you might be surrounded by family members, pets, friendly neighbors, and a slew of other interruptions.

  1. It’s important to have discussions with your family about what you can and can’t accommodate while working, and it may help to have a talk with your manager, too. If you’re working from home for reasons outside of your control, let your manager know what your home situation is like so they understand your reality.
  2. Do you have kids at home? Their age will have a lot to do with how you manage your day.If they’re old enough, create a list with chores or tasks for them to complete. If they’re home from school, you might have to include homework or class lessons into that daily list. Make sure they know they can’t move onto their ‘free time’ or fun stuff until their list is complete. Also, tell them they need to write you a note while you’re on calls, rather than speaking over you or your coworkers. You might also consider letting them know when it’s appropriate to come to you. If their situation or problem involves glass, fire, or blood – sure! Let you know! But if they just can’t figure out the remote, save it for lunchtime or a break.If your children are too young to follow an independent schedule, you may need to set a schedule for them – and for you. Your uninterrupted time may be when they’re napping, so schedule any necessary calls for that time. You can also log on early in the morning while they’re still sleeping so you can get ahead of some of your daily emails and deadlines. And, if you know working from home with little ones is going to interfere with your work, call on family and friends to help you manage your day, or let your manager and coworkers know when they can expect to hear from you – and when they probably won’t (like during your kids’ lunch time or fussiest hours).
  3. Pets at home? A little less needy but a lot louder than kids, right? If you have ‘chatty’ dogs, you can let your coworkers know at the start of your call that they may hear your pets. Just tell your team the pets are your security system! A little humor can go a long way in explaining your situation – and your team members are sure to understand.
  4. If you have other loved ones in the house, or even the occasional neighbor who may drop by , let them know you’re busy during a certain time of day, and you can talk to them at lunch or after the work day. It may be an uncomfortable conversation at first, but once they realize you’re still working (just in a more familiar setting), they’ll probably understand why you have to have boundaries.

Know when to unplug.

When you don’t have the daily interruptions you’re used to at work – coworkers coming to your desk, meetings in different parts of the building, or the 5 p.m. parade of coworkers packing up and leaving – you might lose track of time and your sense of work-life balance.

  1. Schedule a specific start time, regular breaks, and a time to pack it up.
  2. Unless it’s an emergency, fight the temptation to log back on after the kids are in bed. You’ll be more productive if you’re happy and rested.

Working from home can, and will, look different for everyone. Find what works best for you so you can maintain your wellbeing and your productivity. If you’re having trouble striking a balance, talk to your family and coworkers to find a sustainable solution.

How to stop distractions while studying/working online?!!?

In this Era of online world, we all have the same question always with to remove distractions?how to stop using social media for long time? How to stop this, how to stop that and what not?

So, you may be asking yourself, what are some ways that I can avoid distractions when doing my classwork online? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do. It just takes some determination, self-restraint, and planning.

And to get you there, here are five tips to you help you stay focused and avoid distractions when online: 

1)Get into a study routine:                                                   Developing a daily routine to complete your schoolwork online is a great way to avoid distractions. By establishing and sticking to an online study schedule, you can make sure that you are focused during the times you plan to do your schoolwork, resulting in better productivity!Start by creating a study plan. Identify periods of the day when you are most productive. If you’re a morning person, maybe the quiet hours of 7 – 9 a.m. will be best for you. Or, if your family is out and about in the afternoons, use that time to hunker down and study. Force yourself to treat your new study sessions as “distraction free” sessions.          

2)Silence all nonessential notifications:             Nothing is worse than having constant pings, buzzes, whistles, and bells throw off your concentration. And if you’re someone who can’t help but check their phone or social media every time a notification comes through, you probably know the frustration of spending two hours on schoolwork only to find that you’ve made very little progress.To alleviate yourself of these distractions, make sure to temporarily silence all nonessential notifications when you are working online. That includes applications on your phone, tablet, computer, and any other personal electronics that could be considered distracting.When it comes to your computer, make sure you close all nonessential applications to prevent notifications from popping-up on your screen. That should include any social media, video chat, instant messaging, or gaming apps. In addition, unless you plan to use it for studying purposes, closing your email is also a good tactic to prevent getting distracted online.As for your mobile devices, put the ringer on silent (not vibrate) and turn off notifications from apps that can serve as a distraction (e.g. social media, games, etc.). You can even try setting your mobile device in a different room or somewhere not within immediate reach to eliminate the temptation of constantly checking.

3)Block access to distracting websites:                        Do you ever find yourself mindlessly typing in the URL to a social media website only to get there and realize you don’t know why you wanted to go there in the first place? Again, me too.If you’re someone who might want a little more impulse control, then you might be interested in getting a free third-party application or browser extension that blocks access to distracting websites. Third-party extensions, such as StayFocused and Block Site on Google Chrome, allow you to create a blacklist of distracting websites and then easily activate when you plan to study. For example, if you mindlessly begin to type the URL for your favorite social media channel, you’ll be greeted with a sad puppy reminding you that you’re still in the middle of studying. Then, when you’ve finished your online schoolwork for the day, simply turn off your blacklist until you plan to study online again.

4)Take a screen break:                                           Factoring periodic screen breaks into your online study schedule is a great way to avoid burnout, increase your productivity, and let the class material sink in. Therefore, try to schedule five to fifteen minutes every hour or so to get-up and briefly disconnect from the computer screen. Use this time to refill your water bottle, grab a snack, step outside, and destress.However, if you plan to return to schoolwork, make sure your break doesn’t extend beyond your scheduled limit. Try setting a timer so your study routine stays on track. In other words, try to avoid checking any nonessential notifications, going on social media, watching online videos, or doing anything else online that can distract you and throw you off your study groove.

5)Get some rest:                                                           Trying to be productive online when you’re exhausted can be incredibly difficult. Not only is your attention span wavering but chances are you won’t get as much out of your online classwork as you should. Therefore, make sure that you’re getting plenty of rest.First look at your sleep schedule for opportunities of improvement. If you’re not getting the standard eight hours, try to go to bed earlier, reorganize your daily schedule, and eliminate any late-night distractions that could be keeping you up.

Overall, staying focused and increasing your productivity online is easy and totally doable when working on schoolwork. With a little determination and self-restraint, you’ll be getting the most out of your schoolwork.

Your dreams can cause you loss too.

Patty, a milkmaid milked her cow and had two full pails of fresh, creamy milk. She put both pails of milk on a stick and set off to the market to sell the milk. As she took steps towards the market, her thoughts took steps towards wealth. On her way, she kept thinking about the money she would make from selling the milk. Then she thought about what she would do with that money.She was talking to herself and said, “Once I get the money, I’ll buy a chicken. The chicken will lay eggs and I will get more chickens. They’ll all lay eggs, and I will sell them for more money. Then, I’ll buy the house on the hill and
everyone will envy me.” She was very happy that soon she would be very rich. With these happy thoughts, she marched ahead. But suddenly, she tripped and fell. Both the pails of the milk fell and all her dreams were shattered. The milk spilt onto the ground, and all
Patty could do was cry. “No more dream,” she cried foolishly

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The true slave

A king had a large number of slaves. One of them was very black. He was true to the king. So, the king loved him greatly. One day the king went out on a camel. Some slaves walked in front of the king. Others went behind the king. The black slave rode on a horse by the side of
his master – The King. The King had a box. There were pearls in it. On the way the box fell down in a narrow street. It broke into pieces. The pearls rolled on the ground. The king said to his slaves. “Go and take
the pearls. I do not want them any longer,” said the king. The slaves ran and gathered the pearls. They took those pearls. The black slave did not leave his place. He was by the side of his master. He guarded his master. He cared for the life of his master. He did not care for the
master’s pearls. He was the true servant. The king observed the attitude of the servant and gave him many gifts.

The theft lesson-tenali Rama story #1

One calm night, Tenali Rama was resting at home. The moon was shining brightly. The cool breeze blew gently. Suddenly, Tenali Rama saw somebody moving from the nearby bushes. He could see two shadowy figures in the dark, hiding themselves behind the bushes.
Tenali Rama concluded them to be thieves and decided to teach them a lesson. He went inside his house and spoke to his wife, “Listen Dear….” He continued loudly, “We need to safeguard all our valuables from theft. Bring a metal box. “The thieves who heard all these words
smiled at each other happily.Tenali Rama then whispered to his wife about his plan. He asked her to bring some bricks and put them in the metal box. He carried the metal box on his head and took it to the well
in the backyard. He kept the box on the wall of the well and said, “My dear wife…. We must be careful. Thieves are waiting to steal our wealth. I want to safeguard the jewels and the money from them. This is the safest place in our house to safeguard our wealth.” Saying these
words to his wife, he dropped the box into the well. The box fell down into the water with a loud noise.
Tenali Rama and his wife slept peacefully. The thieves watching all this hugged each other happily. AT midnight, the thieves went near the well and looked into it. The well was deep and had a lot of water. They
could not jump into it. So, both of them decided to drain the well. So, they drew water with a bucket from the well and poured it into the nearby garden. They had to do it quietly. Throughout the night, they drew water from the well. They became tired. Further they hardly drain
the well. They sat for a while to take rest. AT dawn, Tenali Rama awoke and came near the well. On seeing him both the thieves trembled in fear. Tenali Rama spoke to them gently, “Dear Brothers!
Thank you so much for watering my plants all through the night! I want to reward both of you in the king’s palace for the services you
have rendered to me.”The thieves were terribly shocked and ran away from the house of Tenali Rama

The bird family

Long, long ago, there lived a strange bird in a huge banyan tree. The tree stood beside a river. The strange bird had two heads, but only one stomach. Once, while the bird was flying high in the sky, he saw an apple
shaped fruit lying on the bank of the river. The bird swooped down, picked up the fruit and began to eat it. This was the most delicious fruit the bird
had ever eaten. As the bird had two heads, the other head protested, “I’m your brother head. Why don’t you let me also eat this tasty fruit?” The first
head of the bird replied, “Shut up. You know that we’ve only one stomach. Whichever head eats, the fruit will go to the same stomach. So, it doesn’t matter as to which head eats it. Moreover, I’m the one who found this fruit.
So, I’ve the first right to eat it.” Hearing this, the other head became silent. But this kind of selfishness on the part of the first head pinched him very much. One day, while flying, the other head spotted a tree bearing
poisonous fruits. The other head immediately descended upon the tree and plucked a fruit from it. “Please don’t eat this poisonous fruit,” cried the first
head. “If you eat it, both of us will die, because we’ve a common stomach to digest it.” “Shut up!” shouted the other head. “Since I’ve plucked this fruit, I’ve every right to eat it.” The first head began to weep, but the other head didn’t care. He wanted to take revenge. He ate the poisonous fruit. As a result, both of them died.

Moral:People living in a family should never quarrel amongst themselves

Helpless love

Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.

The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.

Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realised it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.

Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, “Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?”

“No,” replied Prosperity, “my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you.”

A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, “Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you.”

Vanity responded haughtily, “No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet.”

Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself.”

When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.

Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place.

On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, “Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?”

Knowledge smiled, “Oh, that was Time.”

“And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?” Love wondered.

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world.”

“The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?”