Nowhere 5

You can read the short story sequel NOWHERE part 5 here

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Little steps: Hydration

Living with grateful heart and mindfulness is something we all need to procure back since we all have long lost those habits. We are ruled by procrastination and busy schedules and hence we forget how to live in the moment. Even when you realize that how much we got altered and take decisions to revert back it’s not an easy task anymore. The willingness to get back to the old easy peaceful way of lifestyle needs so much of renovations to our existing style of routines and hence I have felt should take it slow. We shouldn’t feel sad about not getting immediate results but keep moving towards our goal. It wasn’t easy for me either.

I too took small steps in renovating my routines. I had broken down my goals to create little steps towards getting back my healthy mind and body and a grateful soul. Practicing gratitude has always helped me in staying calm. But prior to that step of writing down gratitude, I made a simple change in my life. I bought a water bottle. Okay, so now you might feel doubtful about what my rejuvenation process has to do with a water bottle? I believe hydrating the body is a major factor towards the healthy status of brain and body. Hence I wanted to make sure that I had enough amount of daily water intake. The best way to begin a day is drinking water empty stomach. Hence for this purpose and also to feel motivated I bought a bottle.

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Not a plastic one ☝️ I bought a steel water bottle which had a volume of 1liter. I usually carry boiled &cooled water with me everywhere I go, usually reused plastic mineral water bottles. I am aware of the hazardous effects of reusing them especially drinking water from it while keeping them in the car during summer or hot weather. The water gets contaminated with chemicals disintegrated from the plastic bottle due to warming up. Hence I decided to carry water in steel bottle through the alternative sources like glass bottles are bit heavier and less travel-friendly😜 I didn’t want to break my beautiful glass water bottles which I use at the room. 😍😇

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December is known to be the festive season and a time to take new resolutions or think about bringing new habits and preparing for a New Year. Hence, I bought one more glass bottle for myself and gifted one for my friend ☺️ I didn’t have to think much this time about what gifts to be given to my friends. Give a thought to keeping your body hydrated though I haven’t mentioned much about the scientific benefits of drinking water which I believe is known for everyone. Let’s make sure to love and care ourselves little more and stop neglecting its basic necessities since it’s a machinery. Also if you felt this topic useful, give it a thought buy or use alternatives bottles instead of plastic water bottles such as steel or copper or glass made. I have heard a lot of health benefits of drinking water kept overnight stored in copper vessels. Maybe you can even gift one bottle for someone you love😊

PS: My table is messy due to the recent additions of new books 

Ruska

Every nature lover would have taken a moment to notice the changes in our nature: especially the color patterns of leaves changing from green to golden or coppery red shades 🙂 That phenomenon of leaves changing colors is called RUSKA.

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Peiskos

This could be the most beautiful feeling anyone can get during this winter season that too when the spirits of celebration are at hype 🙂  “Peiskos” is a Norwegian word. I came across a good blog post written in detail about PEISKOS by another blogger named Ella. Do check her article 🙂

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I have also attached few internet images related to this cozy feeling. I wish and hope all of you are doing good in life and health. Stay abundantly blessed 🙂

Miss-O-varios

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Several months back I came across a serious topic discussed by my dear brainy friend Akhila  Disposing of used sanitary napkins

Do read the significant questions and issues raised in the write by her. She has mentioned about the hazardous environmental impact created by the discarded sanitary napkins which are totally composed of different plastic variants. We already know that usual plastics take minimum 1000 years to break down in the environment in its natural way and the lifespan of sanitary napkins are said to be 25years while some say 800 years 😱🤯😰I am not fully sure about the timespan. For the past several months, I have been giving a thought about what to be done since I was shocked after doing a calculation about how many pads I dump one year. It was more than 300 sanitary napkins. I had to do something. That made me read more and study more bringing the better alternatives.

Using sanitary pads for so many years and all of a sudden shifting wasn’t easy. With the help and support of my friend, I shifted to tampons. I don’t claim that I have a  zero waste period instead I am better than my worst period past. This was comparatively easy except the initial acclimation time and the only difficulty was fixed time duration for changing it especially in the midst of sleep.

I had to adopt for the better alternative and that was menstrual cups. It’s made of silicon and has been scientifically approved for 10 years of use. It can be easily adopted if one has the mind to get rid of stigma for menstrual blood. So far i have heard amazingly supportive opinions regarding this and hence mine is on the way. It’s far better to have a normal routine even in your worst period days especially without any double check over the chairs where you sit (I personally always had to stay alert since i stained chairs and bed horribly). Why to get chemicals, rashes and heavy torture for the body? Why can’t we opt this and save such a huge amount of money 💰

I prefer to have a back up of reusable cotton sanitary napkins made of organic cotton and which claims for 5 to 6 years of use (100 to 150 times usage). I wasn’t aware about this until I found the instagram post of writer Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan. She has posted beautiful ( i liked it ☺️ though some might find it absurd) cloth napkins from the brand Eco Femme which is also available in amazon. So here is the thing: I decided to make my period “ZERO WASTE PERIOD” by choosing the ecofriendly better alternatives. I am not insisting that it’s a super easy way acceptable for anyone out there. But I believe it’s my responsibility as a human to leave this earth with less impact for the next generation😊☺️ I would be extremely happy and grateful if this post could make even one person think about adopting this or even one man sharing this for their known woman.

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