How To Stay Productive All Day

In today’s article, I’m going to share some amazing tips with you that I have picked up in my journey to stop our biggest enemy; procrastination. It’s not easy to win, but if you strive and battle it out, you’ll eventually come out a victor. In simple words; you’ll get more work done by organizing your thoughts and schedule.

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We’re all distracted by one thing or the other. Be it family, friends, pets, or just laziness. However, since the world has become fast-paced, with more and more people pushing us unto deadlines, we might lose our focus quickly and abruptly and end up doing a lot less work than we had intended to achieve.

Nowadays, we’re all so attached to social media platforms that we forget our main work. A true businessman/woman avoids procrastination at all costs and focuses more on how they can achieve their goal. With these simple tips, you too can walk on their path and become a productive person.

So without further ado, let’s get right into it!

Eat Breakfast!

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Eating a good and hearty breakfast which consists of protein, vitamins, and calcium will boost your mind and make you active. It will help you work more because if you begin work before eating anything, your brain will go like, ‘where is my food?’, ‘Let’s work later and sleep for a little bit…’ 

We don’t want that, do we? Therefore, eating breakfast will energize you, wake you up fully, and boost your brainpower so that you can easily complete your tasks! They don’t just say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s crucial for your body to get its nutrients as soon as you wake up and not starve it. 

Create A To-Do List!

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A To-Do list can help you sort out and organize your thoughts and tasks. It will help you become less anxious and you can schedule your plans around the tasks you have at hand. By making a To-Do list, you can know what to do and when or if you have any appointments or urgent meetings that you have to attend to. 

You can make a To-Do list before going to bed or while eating your breakfast and sipping your hot cup of joe. 

Pro tip: It’s always good to carry a small notebook and pen around with you so that you can jot down your ideas, thoughts, and reminders on it. I usually prefer using books rather than the phone because a phone’s battery can easily run out but a paper’s battery never runs out! 😉 (sorry, that was a bad joke!)

Learn To Prioritize Your Work

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In the entire day, you’re sure to have many distractions such as your sister calling you to watch Netflix with her, or your friends calling you to hang out with them, or even your pet wagging its tail to pet it or play ball with it. But, what you need to do is place your palm in front of them all and shake your head. 

That’s because you have more important work to do than binge-watch on your favorite shows (also did you know that Sugar Rush Season 3 has come out?! I’m already on the fourth episode haha) You need to prioritize your work and get more done in a short period of time, but if you keep on distracting yourself–even if it’s for a short period of time–you will lose your productivity.

So, it’s better to say NO than to regret the unchecked tasks at the end of the day.

Take Short Breaks

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I use the 60-10 method where I work for 60 minutes and then take a 10-minute break. It’s a useful method that will surely help you finish your tasks at hand in no time. In your 10 minute break, you can either talk to your friends or family members, you can do breathing exercises, listen to podcasts or you can just watch a funny clip on YouTube or something just to get your mind distracted for that small stretch of time. 

Once you get back to work, you’ll be surprised at how fast you can work! If you’re a beginner, you can start from 30 minutes and then prolong the minutes as you go on and study more. 

This way, you won’t be stressed and you’ll always have a lot more breaks. 

Jot Down Your Notes And Ideas

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The internet has a plethora of easy to use and free tools that can help you achieve productivity in no time. Tools such as Evernote, Google Drive, One Drive, Trello, and Slack can help you organize your thoughts and notes in no time.

Avoid Checking Your Mail 

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When you’re at work, avoid opening your mails or even scrolling through them. This will break the barrier you have created for your productivity and may result in exhaustion, stress, and laziness.

Avoid Multi-Tasking

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This is one of the most and vital points you need to keep in mind. Multi-tasking will exhaust you quickly as if you’ve just run on a treadmill and you have no water to hydrate yourself! It will stress you out, make you anxious, and may even slow your brain from functioning well.

Therefore, if you avoid multi-tasking and do each task one by one by giving it your entire attention, then you’ll most likely get the job done instead of keeping it at the ‘In Process’ stage. 

So these were some of the tips and you can either use all of them or use any one of them; nevertheless, your productivity is guaranteed! 

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How To Fix A Sedentary Lifestyle

*Disclaimer – The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice.* 

A sedentary lifestyle means having little to no body movements. It means not being active or productive enough. Due to this lockdown and to people now being at home more than ever because of COVID-19, people have become more inactive and lazier; which is not a bad thing but not a good thing either.

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Are you one of those people? Are you having a hard time getting up from the couch just to go to the bathroom or make yourself some dinner? Are you on your electronic device the entire day and only get up to brush your teeth and sleep?

Well, if you are, then it’s time you fix your lifestyle because this type of lifestyle is unhealthy for you and for your body. As honest as I can be, you’re ruining your body and your body isn’t happy either. You might be gaining weight, getting red eyes or dark circles, you might even have been getting pimples or headaches. 

Research also confirmed several health risks that are associated with a sedentary lifestyle such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, early death, and cardiovascular disease. It also impacts mental health disorders, loss of appetite, and depression.

Today, I’m going to share with you several tips that can help you get back on track and have a healthy lifestyle which will not only make you feel good about yourself but will make and keep you productive throughout the day.

Physical Activity 

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Any sort of physical activity such as running, cycling, swimming, or even brisk walking can reduce the above-mentioned health risks. It’s reported that those people who exercised had lower health and mental health problems than those who did not. So you better start buying those gym clothes now because you’re going to need it! 

*It’s best to combine cardio with weight and strength training which will help you in weight-loss and to build lean muscles.

Avoid Being Sedentary 

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Some steps you can do to avoid being sedentary is by: 

  • walking to the desired destination if it’s just a few blocks away.
  • by standing on public transport
  • talking leisure walks
  • doing house-chores
  • Gardening
  • Keeping your phone charger away from where you usually sit.
  • Playing outdoor games with friends such as basketball, tennis, or even cycling.
  • Taking the stairs
  • Stretching a little between breaks while you’re working

Doing these little things can go a long way for you to have a healthy lifestyle. Because nowadays life has become easier due to various technologies, we mustn’t get tempted by it and try to be as active as possible.

A sedentary lifestyle isn’t a healthy lifestyle. 

Keep that in mind and with that, I wish you all the best!
Stay safe and stay active.

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50 THINGS TO DO ON YOUR BUCKETLIST AFTER LOCKDOWN | 2020

This pandemic has kept us all on our toes, hasn’t it? It stripped us all of our happiness because we aren’t able to explore the places we thought we would this year, we aren’t able to meet our friends and check-off all those amazing restaurants and cuisines we thought we would try, and we surely can’t even meet our family because apparently, we can’t risk them getting sick just because we’re in need of some picnic or adventure.

However, things are slowly beginning to settle in and I think slowly, the flights and other means of transportations will open soon too. Meaning, there’s still hope for us to complete our bucket list but of course, it wouldn’t be the same. There will always be the masks, the gloves, the sanitization, and the six or twelve feet distance. 

But that’s okay. At least you will be able to relax your nerves and give some beauty to your eyes, right? It’s really been so long so here I am today with a bucket list for everyone to use or to give you all an idea if you’re thinking what to do after the lockdown is over. (hopefully)

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  1. Go on a hike.
  2. Swim under a waterfall.
  3. Go on a boat/Kayak.
  4. Sleep under the stars and watch the sunrise.
  5. Go to a botanical garden.
  6. Go horseback riding. 
  7. Go scuba diving.
  8. Go skydiving.
  9. Go to a festival (it can anything! Just try something new)
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  10. Travel to a new country/city/state.
  11. Go to an amusement park with your friends/family/beloved one.
  12. Go on a road trip!
  13. Explore an Island.
  14. Go to a snowy place (but if snow falls in your country, then just tick this right off!) 
  15. Visit a rainforest.
  16. Learn a new language.
  17. Try Yoga. 
  18. Go to a spa.
  19. Get haircut and hair color done. (Be a different you this year!)

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  20. Try new dishes and drinks.
  21. Bake at home! 
  22. Go to wine/cheese tastings.
  23. Take a cooking class.
  24. Decorate/re-decorate your house.
  25. Grow plants! 
  26. Buy new furniture, clean your house and organize it.
  27. Develop a good habit.
  28. Give up a band habit.
  29. Read 2 books (you can read even more but if you’re just starting out, try with 2 and then move up a notch)

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  30. Make a new friend (be it online or IRL)
  31. Write a postcard to the one you love and send it to them with a bouquet of flowers.
  32. Donate to an organization.
  33. Help the needy.
  34. Learn about new religions (I recommend Islam, it’s such a beautiful and calming religion. Don’t listen to what the Anti-Islam people say. Trust me, I’m a Muslim, and learning about Islam will surely show you the right and wrong path. However, I’m just recommending and not forcing it upon anyone. It’s absolutely up to you, I’m just here as a recommender haha) 
  35. Plant a tree.
  36. Paint. 
  37. Learn an online course.
  38. Dance and sing your heart out!
  39. Go to a costume party!

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  40. Donate things you no longer use.
  41. Learn to play an instrument.
  42. Learn how to snowboard. 
  43. Complete a 30-day workout.
  44. Volunteer.
  45. Eat healthy food meaning more greens.
  46. Write in a journal. 
  47. Go to Chernobyl (I think it’s really interesting but be careful!) 
  48. Learn sign language.
  49. Learn self-defense (Because this is what we really need right now)
  50. Complete the bucket-list and treat yourself once you do with your favorite dessert.

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Let me know what all things you want to do after the lockdown ends and if you’ve already started doing it. You can also tag me on Instagram with #My2020BucketListWithWND and I shall repost it! 

Related: The Sister Bucket List!

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My 2020 Goals!

Okay, so I seriously can’t believe that 2020 is coming! I mean, just a few more days and it’s like…we’re in future. It’s pretty dope and I just hope next year, everything will go as planned or prayed.

There are just so many things that I want to do. So many things that I want to achieve. I just feel like I need to make my name next year no matter what because I’m done hiding in the shadows. I’m done trying to be this shy, introvert girl who only blogs and vlogs and writes deep, meaningful and sometimes painful poetry that’s also garnished with a little sarcasm and angst.

Well, I don’t know if I should tell you my goals or not, I might keep some of them a secret, but I might share most of it with you all. So, let’s see what my goals for 2020 are!

  1. Become an Entrepreneur: I seriously have no idea how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to do it. If you guys have any ideas or recommendations, please do give me a push in the back!
  2. Be consistent on making Youtube Videos.
  3. Write more stories/poems.
  4. Publish a Poetry Book.
  5. Become a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr.
  6. Be more mindful of myself.
  7. Read more books.
  8. Memorize more Surahs from the Quran.
  9. Go to Hajj.
  10. Travel to different places.
  11. Enjoy life.
  12. Try different dishes.
  13. Journal everyday: I always tend to write one or two days and then I don’t even look at my journal for the next 3-6 months…I seriously need to stop doing that.
  14. Keep my health in check.
  15. Be a good sister, daughter, cousin and friend to my friends and family.
  16. Try to write more blogs and gain more subscribers.
  17. Become someone’s role model.
  18. Start a Podcast.

So, here are some of my goals that I want to achieve this year. I don’t know if I will or if I won’t but I promise that I will try because nothing will happen if we don’t build the first block. Besides, Rome or say, any other country wasn’t built in one day, right? It took them years and we can’t expect our lives to go as planned too but we can at least take the first baby step and try to extend our hand to pick up the flag that has our face on it, walk to the top of the hill and place it right where it belongs.

I pray that this year, all my dreams and wishes will come true and I pray that everyone who is struggling will find peace and harmony too.

Let me know what your goals of 2020 are in the comments below! I can’t wait to know what you guys are planning. Perhaps, you can snatch some of my goals and I can snatch some of yours.

Until then,

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10 Quotes that will raise your Confidence

Do you ever just feel as if you’re no good? As if the world doesn’t understand you? Well, you’re not alone. 

We all feel that way sometimes. Some more often than others. But we can’t let that stop us, can we? We can’t let our lack of confidence stop us from achieving our dreams. We must fight the fear in us, raise our head and walk tall on this earth. Not proudly but confidently. It’s what matters the most. What doesn’t matter and what you shouldn’t care about is other people’s thoughts. Their thoughts will only bring you down and you don’t want that.You want to win so you better read these quotes which helped me become confident or at least gave me an insight and a head start. 


Quote 1: People will judge you no matter what you do. Might as well do what your heart is telling you to. 


Quote 2: Self-Confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it.


Quote 3: Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without needing someone to tell you.


Quote 4: Own who you are.


Quote 5: Confidence has no competition.


Quote 6: Don’t regret the past. Just learn from it. 


Quote 7: It’s okay not to have everything figured out. 


Quote 8: Don’t ignore your own potential.


Quote 9: The sooner you start believing in yourself, the sooner you’ll start seeing the results. 


Quote 10: Inhale confidence, exhale doubt. 


Do not let anyone crush you or break you. You’re on your own and remember, you don’t need anyone else but you. So you must be strong, you must keep on fighting and getting up no matter how many times you fail or fall.


You must be like an Avenger! 

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5 Things to do every morning

What do you do every morning? Do you do yoga or listen to music, start writing your novel/blog article or do you just start reading a book? Many of us do so many different things to start our day happily.

But sometimes, we tend to miss out on the important things, like greeting your family members or writing your goals for today in your journal or diary. These are the little things that helps us make our day even more productivity and content.

Today, I am going to list a 5 things that you should do every morning.

  1. Greet your parents/siblings/relatives (if they’re not awake, that’s okay)
  2. Write your goals/lists in your journal.
  3. Thank God for giving your another day to live and repent.
  4. Be affirmative and always think positively.
  5. Do yoga and eat a healthy breakfast (Do not skip breakfast because it’s the most important meal of the day!)

These five, easy things will make your day even better, trust me on this! I myself do these things and I’ve already made it a habit and so should you. Most of you all must already do these things but to those who don’t, I think you should start doing these things because it’s the small things that go a long way.

With that, I hope you have a great morning or night or wherever you are! Implement these five things and let me know how you feel once you’ve done it all or even started with just one thing!

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My 2019 Travel Bucket List

Travelling is a part of life. It’s expensive but it’s fun and it helps us relieve our stresses and forget our day to day problems. Travelling also gives us abundant knowledge regarding various things and it gives us an insight on how the world really is. I’ve only been to three places in my life; Dubai, London and the States. But I want to travel more. I want to explore more and I want to see more of the beautiful places God has created.

So today, I’m gonna list down my travel bucket list which you guys too could follow!

  • The Great Pyramid of Gaza
  • Walk the Great Wall of China – I wanted to walk the Great Wall since I was a kid!
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Trek to Machu Picchu
  • See the Taj Mahal – Did you know? although I’m born in India, I have never once gone to see Taj Mahal! Incredible, isn’t it?
  • Visit Amazon Rainforest and River
  • See the Eiffel Tower – I wish to go there with my future husband…It would be romantic, wouldn’t it?
  • Visit Easter Island – I have always wanted to see those statues. They look so mysterious as though they have some kind of a story.
  • Visit Sydney

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Dalai Lama
  • Visit the Summer Palace in China
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Grand Canyon
  • Sail to the Statue of Liberty
  • Climb the Kilimanjaro – I wonder how that experience would be.
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Admire the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Discover the Iguazu Falls
  • Trek through the Himalayas
  • Watch the Victoria Falls
  • Participate in a Wild life safari in South Africa
  • Go to Iceland to see the Great Geysir
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Go to Venice
  • See my reflection at Salar de Uyuni
  • Discover the Jeito Grotto
  • Climb Mount Fuji
  • Visit the Moma Museum
  • Wander at the Canals of Amsterdam
  • Visit the Glow-worm cave
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Admire the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Get splashed at Niagara Falls
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Walk on Giant’s Causeway
  • Visit the White House
  • Walk at Times Square
  • Climb the stairs at Tianmen Mountain

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.

Paolo Coelho
  • Visit London’s Warner Bros Studio
  • See the Great Sphinx
  • Hike on the Rainbow Mountain
  • Visit Quito
  • Go to Jeju Island
  • Go to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi
  • Admire the Blue Flames at Ijen Volcano
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia
  • Shop at Tsim Sha Tsui

And I guess that’s it? Yep, this is my bucket list and man, I would need to save A LOT of money if I want to travel these many places. No worries though, I will sit down and plan everything very carefully. I certainly don’t want to miss out on these beautiful and mysterious places. I want to die while knowing that I’ve seen most of the world that was so amazingly created without any flaws.

Guys let me know which places you wish to visit. What is the one thing in your travel bucket list that you’re looking forward to?
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My 7 Favorite Ways to Recharge My Energy Levels

At some point in our lives, we are all drained. We all need that little break, that little breathe in and out and some cold water to flush out the stress from our mind.

Below I’ve listed my favorite ways that I use to recharge my energy levels after a long day or week.

1) Exercise – I am a fitness freak and if I don’t workout for even a day, I feel unhealthy and my body and mind begins to some what crumble. I know it’s weird but if you’re a fitness freak too, you’ll understand what I’m saying. 

2) Eat a dessert –Desserts are love and even though I’m on a diet, eating some sweet is the only way I can sometimes forget about my stressful day and start a new and fresh one. Eating desserts gives me inspiration and though I feel guilty after eating it, I try to ignore that feeling and just be happy.

3) Journal – If nothing works, what I do is sit down with my colored pens and washi tapes and just doodle or write something in my journal. It really helps me to forget whatever tension I have on my mind. It’s kind of like a distraction and I really enjoy journaling. 

4) Dance –This is one of my favorite ways to recharge myself. I love dancing and at the same time sweating it out. Just grooving to my favorite music makes me happy and enthusiastic. Just a little note, I actually had dreams of becoming a dancer but…eventually, I became an author haha.

5) No phones –Just putting aside my phone for a day is such a relief. I get a little whacky if I don’t check my phone often but just to be on the safe side, I grab my gameboy or playstation and just play some games to pass my time and forget the worries of this world. 

6) Reading –Another great way I use to recharge my mind. Reading takes me to a whole other world and sometimes I’m happy to forget about this one. Currently, I’m reading Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. 

7) Planning –At first, I thought this wouldn’t work, but when I started planning what I had to do the next day and the day after, my life got a whole lot of easier and some of the stress that I had actually left me for good. A kind of energy surged inside me the next day and I actually did what I wrote/planned I would do. 

So guys, these are some of my ways which I use to recharge myself after a long hard day. I hope you will apply these ways to your life as well if you still haven’t and I wish you all the best for everything!

I wonder what your way of recharging is? Let me know in the comments!
And if you still have some time, do check out my previous post, 9 Things I Like About Myself.

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9 Things I Like About Myself

Everyone loves a thing or two about themselves. And they feel proud about it. It’s also good that you know what you like about yourself because then your true nature will automatically shine. The more you know about yourself, the more confident you will be.

There are so many people out there that have no idea what they like about themselves. They have a hard time figuring out and that’s sad because you are the only one who knows better about you. No one can tell you what you like about yourself and what you don’t. It’s up to to choose and if you still haven’t, then I suggest that after reading this post, you put down your phone or laptop, close your eyes and just think about this topic.

Ask yourself, “What do I like about myself?”

And if the answers don’t come to you even then, then God help you, kid.

Anyway, here are 5 things I like about myself :-

  1. I’m not Selfish
  2. I’m soft and kind (especially to old people)
  3. I’m passionate about the things I love
  4. I’m always thirsty to learn new things and to gain more beneficial knowledge
  5. I’ve a strong heart
  6. I try to be as positive as I can be
  7. I always smile even though I go through a lot
  8. I have a high pain tolerance
  9. Lastly, I’m kind of innocent which puts me in trouble from time to time

Try to get to know yourself because that’s what will shape you to become a better and confident person.

I hope you find your way and I wish you all the best.

Until then,

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My Ideal Morning Routine

So, my morning routine is a bummer. It’s not that great and its not a routine either. I just go with the flow and do what I feel like. Nonetheless, let me just tell you what I really do.

Step 1) I wake up (duh)

Step 2) I drink some water

Step 3) I go to bathroom

Step 4) I pee

Step 5) then brush my teeth

Step 6) Then drink lemon water

Step 7) Write a blogor sometimes practice a dance routine

Step 8) Then I eat or drink something (just a small snack like bread jam or just coffee)

Step 9) I watch T.V for a while (nowadays it’s just Netflix)

Step 10) And I get back to my laptop to write my novel.

See, Isn’t my morning routine simple? Being honest, I actually want to change my lifestyle because believe it or not, I wake up at 10 am or 11. It’s because I don’t have to go to University and stuff and I’m fine with that but still…But I’m not able to wake up at 7 or 8 because by the time I sleep at night, it’s around 2:30 am to 3.

Yeah, my routines aren’t really routines and they suck but now I’m stuck with it. So.

Anyway, what is your morning routine? I would love to know to get some inspiration and motivation to change myself haha.

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