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Hello everyone!

I am gonna start this journey now & I am so excited as well as nervous. Well I always wanted to do this but you know I was like Oh my God how i will be able to manage time and all, actually right now too I am like, what am I doing?Haha. And guess what, I made this account like 9 months ago but didn’t post anything,not even a single word. Oh God. I Know I am so lazy but I have to do this. Lol

I have tried to come out of my comfort zone. Awkward feelings aside, I thought that this might be quite a nice way for me to write whatever is in my mind you know.I will write a detailed post on this but for now I am looking forward to a great experience😊

JANUARY 2019 WAS ONE AMAZING MONTH // VACATIONS OVER

With the start of new year, I had my finals going on and I was really tensed and after that vacations started and now that new semester is going to start from Monday, I thought of sharing how my vacations were as I didn’t publish any blog post in that time period.

January was a great start, it was amazing month for me not because vacations started but professionally aswell. I did what I love. I am a lazy person and I like going slow so when vacations started I did nothing for one whole week. My routine was literally about eating and sleeping. I took a break from everything and I didn’t have to worry about anything whether it’s blog related work or something else. That time period was amazing. After that I tried cooking new dishes and experimented alot and I guess I succeeded as well and read 1 book in a day so my routine was like, cooking, eating, reading and sleeping.

Then after one week we went to Murree and it was a family trip. I had such an amazing time, played in snow after ages, ate good good and spent a great day with the people I love. Also everything looked so beautiful, trees were covered with snow and it was beautiful. Murree is my hometown and honestly I love it and go there alot but this time it was so much fun.

So before going to Murree I got an opportunity to cover Coke fest’19 for the blog. I loved it despite the fact that it was very crowded but yes I got to try different things from some amazing restaurants. I went late because I didn’t get time to go in the day and it was very cold too but good food makes me happy so it was fun and I enjoyed it.

For those of you who don’t know, Coke Fest is basically food and music festival which is held in every city of Pakistan every year and it’s for three days. You get to eat food from top restaurants in your city while getting an opportunity to attend a concert of some of your favorite singers. If you are following me on Instagram then you must have an idea how fun it was. I thought of doing a separate post for it but then I decided to write everything in one post.

Then after that great weekend, I met my friends and it’s been 12 years we are together and I met them after one year and oh I was so happy to meet them. Also it was a sudden plan and I had such an amazing time at my friend’s place. It was nice catching up with them.

So ya that’s it. I am really really grateful that I had an amazing time. And now that university is starting from Monday, I am hoping that this will be a great semester too. Yes new semester, new beginnings and all but honestly I just wanna have good time and that’s it so I am really hoping that I’ll get to enjoy this semester and just enjoy everything rather than stressing myself out on little things that don’t matter in the end.

Tell me how was January for you guys? How’s 2019 going so far?

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

Love and light

How to write a to-do list you can actually accomplish!

Hello beautiful people. Now we are a family of more than 200! Thank you so much for following my blog and appreciating my work, it really means alot. Happy 2019 you guys. This is the first post of the year and I am so excited. I hope this year is treating you all well so far.
Life update is that finals are over and vacations have officially begun so as promised I’m back with another post, actually the first one for this year. Quite late but I have a problem. I am being my super lazy self these days and I don’t want to do anything and I have to like put in so much effort while writing this post because I would just write a paragraph and then stop and had to keep reminding myself that I need to publish this as soon as possible so yeah finally I am doing it. Wohooo!!!

As far as making resolutions is concerned, I can’t stick to them for a very long time so it’s just not my thing. Obviously I know what I want to achieve or what are my goals but for me what’s more convenient is to write a to-do list every day. It just makes things easier for me and gives me motivation plus a clear vision of things I have to do. I know many people make a list but they still can’t follow it somehow so I thought of sharing some tips for you guys specially for people who can’t stick to their to-do list.

1) PICK A MEDIUM

So first of all you have to choose a medium. If you want to write it down then you need to purchase a diary/planner. Mostly I write on my phone’s notepad because I can easily track what I am supposed to do and whenever an important thing comes into my mind, I just add it to the list. It’s easier for me that way but at the same time I know most people find it easy to write it down in a diary/planner so choose whatever is convenient for you!

2) MAKE IT SIMPLE

A simple to-do list makes you feel less frustrated and you do things on time as well. For a complex list which is long you will take a long time figuring out what to do and what to exclude and that is actually the reason most people do not want to look at the list they made. I used to do that alot because I used to add all the unnecessary information in that and honestly once I made the list, I won’t look at it the whole day and I would miss most of my routine tasks including my university work and blog work so it took me a while to figure out what was wrong and I came to know that okay the problem is this. I eliminated it by making a simple, to the point list and trust me it helped me.

3) DONOT ADD ROUTINE TASKS

Make it a short one by including tasks that are of most importance. Like I said earlier, unnecessary information just makes your list long and it feels like a burden. The routine tasks that you know you have to do and there’s no point forgetting about them like cleaning, dishwashing, do not add these into the list because then the important tasks will be neglected. I am sure this will help you all as well.

4) SIT DOWN AND RELAX

This is very important because sometimes a task can take longer than what we have imagined or it gets completed in less time but that’s not an issue. Make sure that you are giving yourself some time and space before starting a new task so that you can think about what you have to do next and you can just relax for a few minutes just to not make those tasks a burden you know. I don’t know about you all but for me when something feels like a burden, I just don’t want to do it. When I make a list, I don’t add time like in my mind I know that I have to complete this and that in a day and the reason for that is I am really bad at time planning like I would totally do opposite of it, I do most of the tasks at the end time. Things work out for me that way. I can’t complete my work few days before I have to submit it, I’ll do it when it’s due tomorrow. That’s something I need to work on but I don’t know I am kind of ok with it.

5) STAY MOTIVATED BECAUSE IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!

Last but not the least if you are unable to complete what you wanted to do, that’s okay. Donot feel frustrated or demotivated that you couldn’t do it. There’s always a room for improvement and this is a whole process of learning you know, learning from your mistakes, learning to organize things, learning to plan and actually if you couldn’t complete your list that is still not a loss because now you will do it more efficiently so it’s a win-win situation guys.

So that’s it. These are some of the things I keep in mind while making a list, I hope you liked reading this post!

Do let me know how do you make a to-do list? And and and tell me how’s 2019 going? How’s life?

Let’s have a conversation in the comments section below👇

Also many people asked me to do a post on skin care/hair care routine but to be honest i don’t have any routine but I am planning to do a post on that so yeah. Do let me know if you want me to write on a specific topic. Thank you!

I hope 2019 turns out to be the best year of your lives💛

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

Love and light.

Ending 2018 On A Positive Note!

It’s the end of the year and 2019 is just few hours away. A whole year came to an end and this time it was really quick, time flies and we are going to enter in 2019 with positive vibes. Yes that’s right. No matter how much I’ve struggled this year, I’m not going to talk about that. This year unlike previous one’s was really quick and honestly I didn’t achieve what i actually planned related to blogging and other stuff but I am not complaining you know as I know there’s lot more to come and it only depends on what I think and do. Negative thoughts easily occupy your mental capacity to think beyond a certain point, you can’t think about the solutions but you just do certain acts accordingly which obviously are negative. I am so not going to enter in a new year with all this negativity. I’m leaving it behind. Do you want to do that too? It’s very simple. All you have to do is to eliminate negative thinking by doing simple things which I am going to mention below and which really helped me in so many ways.

  • Forgive
  • Be Grateful
  • Acknowledge (yourself + the people who’ve been your support system throughout the year)
  • Be more open
  • Be kind to other people even if you don’t know them
  • Give back
  • Donot run after things because not everything is meant for you, try your best and whatever is meant for you, you’ll get it. Just don’t stress yourself out
  • Lastly spread positivity and happiness around you

Here’s to 2019 being our best year yet!

I am going to take a short break and will be back with a fun post after 10th of January, 2019. Until then enjoy your holidays, have fun and be you💛

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are trying new things, living, change yourself and the world around you. You’re doing something better for yourself and as long as it’s about you, it’s the best thing in the world.”

Describe 2018 in 3 words?

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

Most Influential Bloggers Of The Year 2018!!!

I asked my followers to tell me who according to them is the most influential blogger of the year and they did. The bloggers that are featured in this blog are not only those I like but also the ones people voted for. I did my own research too and prepared a list of top bloggers of 2018. Today blogging has become an integral part of the system. It has provided a platform where people connect with each other. Blogging has changed the game of content creation.

Pakistan is full of talented people and we come across many people on social media who share their ideas publicly but there are very few whom you can connect to, you feel like they are talking about the “real” issues. People really look up to them you know. These bloggers also focus on providing quality content rather than just posting about everything they get through PR. The fact that all of these young women are making their own paths in the field of blogging is so empowering. I am going to share what these bloggers do that make them special from the rest of bloggers.

Here is the list of some fabulous and amazing bloggers!

•SADAF ZARAR (SiddySays)

Sadaf Zarar is one of the top bloggers of Pakistan. She is the owner of siddysays.com and she’s also the head of integrated marketing communications of Coca Cola. She’s blogging since 2006 when actually there was no as such scope in this field. She has alot of experience and she knows what she is doing. I really look up to her and admire her work.

Here’s what she has to say:

“‘I know it’s cliched to say, but NO level of success is possible without a tribe supporting you. Of men and women who believe in you and allow you to consistently be yourself. I am thankful with all my heart to those who have believed in SiddySays and have not only followed but also supported us. It would not have been possible in a world of skeptics so a big thank you to our cheerleaders without whom we are nothing xox’ “

You can follow her blog at

http://www.siddysays.com

Instagram @sadafzarar

• Shehzeen Rehman (The Desi Wonder Woman)

I interviewed Shehzeen on the blog and you guys loved it so now I am honored to feature her in the list of top bloggers which she truly deserves. She is doing some amazing work in lifestyle blogging. She’s inspiration to so many and her approach towards her work is really commendable. She reflects positivity and it is evident from her lighter and fun blog posts and insta stories as well which are quite popular among people. She has also worked with top brands like Alkaram and so many others. I’d like to call her a star in the field of blogging because you get to know that okay blogging is not just about posting your own pictures, it’s much much more than that.

You can follow her blog at

http://www.thedesiwonderwoman.com
Instagram @shehzeen.r

• Humna Raza (Inspire Me)

I am so honored to feature Humna on this list because she’s doing alot of hardwork and is really passionate about what she do. Kudos to her for spreading positivity through her blog posts and Instagram because she’s a dentist too and I know how hard it gets to manage both of the fields. It’s no doubt that she’s acing it. She went to Dubai and worked with famous brand “Nokia” and there she represented Pakistan which I guess is fabulous. Before that she launched her own planner which is also related to positivity and gratitude named “PVO Inspire me.” I still have to buy it though but heard so many good reviews about it. She has also worked with top brands and I think it’s alot to do with the fact that she does everything with so much honesty and her reviews about different products tell us whether we should buy them or not. Humna, not only me but people love what you do. Continue making us proud!

You can follow her blog at

http://www.humna.me

Instagram @humnaraza

These are the most influential bloggers of the year but at the same time there are many other amazing bloggers out there who are doing an amazing job so a big shout out to all of them. I feel like now it’s so important to know what we do and to use our platform for just good purpose you know. I hope 2019 will be an amazing year for all of us!

I’ll be publishing one last post about the year 2018 and that’s it. Basically what I’m trying to say is that that’ll be the last and final post on the blog from this year and I’ll come back after 10th of January, 2019.

But you guys, tell me who’s your favorite blogger?

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

Be Unapologetically You!

I come across many people who want to be “perfect” like the kind of “perfect” you see in movies or magazines but you know why they want to be something that is not real is because they are not able to accept their flaws. Let me tell you why self acceptance is necessary to live a healthy and happy life🌻

Self acceptance is the fundamental pillar of mental health and well being and many people find it difficult to accept their flaws. If I ask you a question, do you love yourself? What will be your response. I know many people challenge themselves to do things that are unable to do but because they don’t understand who they are and what they can’t do creates numerous problems for them. Self acceptance is realistic understanding and appreciation of one’s strengths and weaknesses. People who accept themselves with their flaws know their unique worth and are compassionate towards themselves. They know their limits. You know if we are not going to accept who we are, we’re going to miss so many opportunities. No one is good at everything but everyone is good at something. We have to learn to embrace the good and bad about ourselves and focus on what we can do instead of what we cannot.

I am absolutely unapologetic of who I am because this is it; this is my life. There’s nothing I can do, no one I can please. I don’t have to be a certain type just to look like others. I am not going to dilute myself for any person or a reason. I am good just the way I am. We are all flawed in our ways but the thing is I don’t let it get to my head. I’ve accepted myself. I am highly sensitive, naturally curvy, nonchalant, I was never so confident in my life and there are so many other things that people might not like in me but I am more than my flaws and insecurities. Perfection is a lie and nobody is perfect but still we want to be perfect which is so confusing. Accepting yourself is something that has alot to do with what you feel, you can attribute it to happiness and satisfaction and I can’t tell you how it feels. It gives you peace of mind. Just be yourself and let everything flow because you can’t achieve every single thing in your life. No matter how active and intelligent you are, you are going to miss so much but that’s okay. Living life slowly and peacefully is such a blessing and I am so happy that I don’t run after things now like I used to before. I accept what’s coming and I am totally okay with what’s not in my life anymore. I am the kind of person who lives in the moment, no I don’t live in past or I don’t think too much about future and It helps me alot. I ask you to do the same. Yes it’s not as easy as it looks but it’s not impossible too so think about it. Just accept yourself the way you are. Do things that you want to do not because of any pressure.

You shouldn’t change just to “fit in“.

“To be yourself in a world that’s constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me, self acceptance means to forgive yourself for not being perfect. To be good to yourself and do things that inspire you, and to love yourself.

JUST ACCEPT YOUR SELF WITH ALL THE GOODS AND THE BADS.
KNOW YOUR WORTH!

What are the things that make you absolutely unapologetic about yourself? Share in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

December To Do List//Things I wanna do before this year ends

Can’t believe this year is coming to an end. Woah. Things are going on too fast! And as we come close to getting hit by 2019 in the face and act as if it’s just another year(who are we kidding?), most of us are panicking about the things we haven’t done yet. Don’t lose hope because still 30 days are left. No I am not talking about making “New year resolutions” because hey, there are still some days left before the year ends so why not make most of these days and be happy in the end. Make most of them by planning and making a list so that you can enjoy rest of the days. Just like that I thought of making mine and sharing with you all so that you can get an idea and also it’ll be easy for me to track you know. The only thing is I don’t want to run after things because it’s already a hectic routine including university work, I just want to go slow, relax and let things just flow so that I can absorb most of that you know. My plan is to do that simply but still some of the things that I’d love to do are:

  1. Reconnect with my old friends
  2. Go for a walk and introspect the year that has been without my phone.
  3. Try a new place with my friends and click lots of pictures.
  4. Hiking. My friends have made this plan and most probably we’ll be going on next Saturday. Can’t wait.
  5. Get off social media for sometime.
  6. Eliminate one unhealthy habit that I have been wanting to eliminate for so long.
  7. Do a rerun of my favorite shows once again.
  8. Try something new that can be cooking a new dish.
  9. Clean my room like thoroughly and making my mother happy. Lol
  10. Donate something from my closet.
  11. Read as many books as I can because I am going through a reading slump and I read very few books this year, i hope I’ll be reading more in this last month of the year.
  12. To cut off things that feel like a burden.
  13. Go out with my sister, just both of us to a new place and just talk about life.
  14. To create a budget so that I can buy gifts for my friends and family. Really looking forward to this plan!
  15. Be more grateful.

I hope you enjoyed reading this💛

What are the 3 things you want to do before 2018 ends?

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

In Conversation With The Desi Wonder Woman!!!

Today I am going to introduce you all to someone with whom I can relate to on so many levels, actually not going to introduce you as I am sure you guys already know her. She’s someone who doesn’t care what the world thinks about her, she has her own style, great sense of humor and she talks about real stuff. She is a fun person and I like how she lives her life in a light way. She’s the “Desi Wonder Woman” and there’s no doubt about that. In today’s world, you’ll come across many bloggers daily but there are very few whom you can connect and relate to, I’ve always find her talking about things that matter. I must say she’s a genuine human being and knows what she is doing. She worked in corporate world before she became a full time blogger. She lived in Dubai before shifting to Sydney, Australia and I get to see Sydney through her insta stories which are equally as good and fun as her posts. These are all the reasons I wanted to feature her on my blog specially for this series and that made me her fan.

Now without any further delay, read what Shehzeen Rehman has to say!

Q1) Hi Shehzeen. I feel so honored to be able to interview you for my “10 Questions” series. I hope everything’s great. Tell me how’s your life going? Any exciting projects coming up?

Hey, happy to be chatting with you. Life is good, projects are happening. To be honest, the ones I’m *extremely* excited about, I don’t even want to hint about what they are because I want to keep them as a big surprise. But for the medium-excitement ones, heh, I have some interesting brand collaborations happening, some social work that I’m able to do through the blog, so lots of good stuff.

Q2) Can you tell the story behind your blog? Like how did you get into blogging, and how was it when you started?

I just started writing very randomly. I’ve always written in some capacity or the other, even had published stories in children’s magazines growing up. But then college and work got in the way and I only came back to writing when I guess I needed to try something different with my life. I put out some random posts, they somehow got instant traction, brands got interested, I slowly moved into it fulltime and since then I’ve been here.

Q3) Describe your writing process and How do you attract new readers?

I don’t really work on pulling anyone towards what I write. I appreciate when someone mindfully chooses to follow what I talk about so I leave my readership growth upto the natural workings of the universe. As for my writing process, it’s very moody, because I only write when I feel like my whole heart and soul is in a piece (even a mini insta post) and if that doesn’t happen, I just drag that topic for months in my notebook (where I jot down ideas as they come to me).

Q4) What has been your most successful post? Why do you think it was appealing?

Generally all posts on social conversation topics and random musings get the most eyeballs. I think they work because in the desi context, there aren’t any professional bloggers writing properly drafted posts. Insta posts exist, sure, but detailed blogging isn’t really done on such issues, and I guess that’s why they work.

Q5) What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that? and also what has been the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

Failures are my favorite. They teach you the most so I don’t even like to call them failures. They’re steps to growth in my dictionary. And because I don’t view them that way, honestly my brain can’t recall anything that was catastrophic. Everything that’s worked for me and hasn’t worked for me, has at the end of the day, made my life the way that it is and I’m on board with all of it.

As for a challenging moment, I think when I started off, there hardly were any bloggers in Pakistan (and no lifestyle bloggers) and to get your work to be taken seriously enough to be paid could be a bit of a challenge with a lot of brands. Now it’s easy, nearly everyone asks you for your coverage rates but in the beginning people wanted to offer ‘freebies’ and be done with it. I think setting the tone that work cannot go uncompensated used to be a challenge and it’s great that we’ve come so far.

Q6) What is your favorite thing to blog about and why?

Social conversations always. And home décor.

Q7) What are your 10 favorite things?

Chai. Dessert. Chai and dessert together. Plants. A good smelling home. Vintage. Oxidised jewelry. Anything handmade. Music. Peace of mind.

Q8) Who would you like to live like for a day?

As a professional chocolate chip cookie taste taster. And have all the cookies.

Q9) Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?

Just having the drive to work for my own self and being honest with my approach, has helped me the most.

Q10) Last but definitely not the least, the most asked question to bloggers, give some advice related to blogging to new bloggers out there who want to be successful like what is the biggest mistake they are making and how can they make money through their blog?

I always say, I’m the wrong person to take blogging advice from because I say all the wrong things that a strategic blogger won’t tell you. I don’t believe in chasing followers, or creating networks to grow fast, or creating content to generate an income. I trust in having your voice, not going after what’s working for someone else, having integrity in what you talk about (branded and unbranded content), remembering that fame is an illusion so it can’t be your driving force and occupying your corner on the internet and doing your own thing. People get frustrated and want things to happen fast. I don’t understand that format, my advice is old school. When you create good content that’s authentic to you, people want to read what you talk about, whether you have the most amazing pictures or not. When I started my blog, I was anonymous for about a year, and I still got traction – and the only reason was not because I had something super special to offer but because I was honest about what I was putting out. Do what works for you, have patience.

Thank you for your time Shehzeen. Sending you lots of love and best wishes for your new projects. Really looking forward💛

You can follow her journey at:

TheDesiWonderWoman.com

Facebook

Instagram

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this conversation as much I did.

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo

Roasters Food Review

Hi you guys. I hope you all are doing great. It’s weekend and on weekends we publish new posts. Hahaha. So okay today I am going to write about this amazing place situated in Islamabad and I am going to post some food pictures as well so be prepared for that 😅

AMBIANCE:

Roasters is located in F-7 Markaz Islamabad near Ginyaki. It is really famous for their parmesan pasta, burgers and steaks. When you enter the place, you get really fresh vibe. It’s located on the first floor with a good interior. It wasn’t crowded at that time but I’ve heard it gets really really crowded after 1p.m. The environment is really good with light music in the background.

Menu:

They offer variety of food but I heard alot about their pasta and burgers so we ordered their famous “Chicken Parmesan Pasta”. They served Garlic Bread as a starter.

CHICKEN PARMESAN PASTA:

Price: 800 something 🍝

I have tried parmesan pasta from tayto and loved it but this one is now the most favorite. Totally loved it and I am definitely going there again specifically to eat this pasta again. It wasn’t spicy and was more than enough for two persons. The pasta is served with fried chicken breast with the topping of generous amount of cheese.

BURGERS:

Price: Rs: 645 🍔

Coming to the burgers now. We ordered “Chicken Crunch Burger” and “Chicken Jalapeno Burger”. Both were very tasty and were huge in size because it was difficult for us to eat whole burger. Crunch Burger was really crispy and tasty and the second one was really juicy and tender. It had jalapenos plus the sauce was good too.

Chicken Jalapeno Burger

Chicken Crunch Burger

Food : 8.5/10

Ambiance: 8.5/10

Service: 8/10

I had a good dining experience and we enjoyed the time spent there.

I would totally recommend this place and if you visit this place do try their pasta.
Which restaurant is your favorite in Islamabad?

Thank you for stopping by.xoxo.

Loveandlight.x.

Fall//Winter Favorite Lipsticks

Fall is here. Leaves are falling and there’s a crisp in the air as well. I thought of doing a beauty related post on the blog today so I am going to share with you all 5 lipsticks that you can wear in fall/winter. Autumn usually calls for dark lipsticks but you can choose darker shades from nudes as well. All of these are tried and I use them on daily basis because being a university student, lipstick is my savior. It makes me look less sleepy because I have to go to uni early in the morning and I always look sleepy unless I apply a lipstick. Read on to know what are some of my favorites:

1) Huda Beauty Mini Pink Edition

This one has four matte lipglosses and each one is so good. Best thing is they are long lasting. I apply lip balm before these so that my lips don’t get dry. The shades are gossip girl, trophy wife, icon and socialite. The two that I wear mostly are trophy wife and icon. Pretty shades for fall/winter.

2) Essence Lipstick

This one is also my favorite. It is a little shiny and gives you a glossy look. It’s color is such a nice shade of pink. It’s creamy and gives you soft look and doesn’t dry so I don’t have to apply lip balm before because it is quite nice.

3) Maybelline Ravishing Rose

Honestly speaking, I love Maybelline products and their lipsticks are quite reasonable as compared to other brands. This one is such a nice color with creamy texture. One thing I liked about this is that this lipstick has the ability to moisturize your lips and they doesn’t dry out all day long and it is very light weight. Try it to believe it. Also this shade is perfect for this season as it is bright and vibrant.

4) Colour Pop Angel City

It is a rich, bright red-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. This lipstick is richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency. It doesn’t dry out your lips infact it is lightly moisturizing. I love the shade and I feel it is so good to wear it in this season.

5) Anastasia Beverly Hills Nude Matte Lipstick Set

I always look for Lipsticks that are smooth and not flakey. This set by Anastasia includes 4 shades. The spice which is Rosy oak, The kiss which is a Rosy petal pink, The Dead Roses which is a Rosy Lilac and The soft pink which is a blushing pink. All of these shades are so pretty and they have nice coverage as well. Personally I love wearing them.

That’s all. I hope you enjoyed reading this and are enjoying this 🍂🍁 season as well!

Thank you for stopping by. Xoxo.

Do let me know what are your favorite lipsticks?

Loveandlight.x.

World Mental Health Day/Let’s Talk About It Now

“I long for the day when vulnerability and empathy and kindness are cool. And I think on that day we’ll have saved a great deal of lives.”

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you don’t feel happy, tell someone. It’s not an embarrassment to want to take care of yourself. Reach out, let people know. You are important!
Tomorrow is “World Mental Health Day” and as a student of psychology, I along with my class fellows will be going to answer questions related to mental health in university and will have pannel discussions as well, so I decided to do a Q/A session on Instagram aswell. Check my stories & be a part of it by asking a question. Whatever you want to know related to mental health, just ask. Just one thing I want to mention here is that we are not experts and we will be answering your questions on the basis of research we did specially for tomorrow and whatever little knowledge we have. Be a part of it💗

According to a research, there are 50 million people suffering from mental illness just in Pakistan so you can imagine what will be the case in the whole world. There’s alot we still have to do in order to just break stigma that surrounds mental health. The least we can do is to raise awareness by posting on social media, by talking to people and there are alot of other things that we can do.

Imagine growing up in our world today. Imagine dealing with human rights violations, wars and violence in the homes, schools and businesses on a regular basis. These all factors contribute in causing mental illness because just like physical health, it’s really important to focus on mental health as well. I don’t get why people neglect the most important part of their body. If you find any change related to mind and if you find any symptom of depression or any other disorder, please consult a psychologist because that’s going to help you alot. We have made it so much difficult for everyone to open up about mental ilnness because we quickly judge the person who is talking about overcoming depression or any other mental disorder. The stigma is so strong that despite of alot of top trends on social media regarding mental health, there’s still a strong need to spread awareness and be kind to others. If you can’t do anything, just listen. Everyone isn’t a good listener I mean they claim to but actually they are not. Kindness is all we need in this world to fix everything and to put things in their places.

Things you can do if you feel depressed or feel down:

– Talk to someone you trust but most importantly consult a psychologist.
– Stay connected. Read about it on internet, read about people who opened up about their struggle with depression because that’ll motivate you.
– Stick to regular eating and sleeping.
– Do things that you love doing or that are relaxing. Some people find dishwashing and doing home chores therapeutic, do it if you feel like doing it.
– Don’t burden yourself or force yourself to do a certain kind of thing because that’ll create more stress.
– Don’t overthink. This is very very important. The more you think about it, the more it’ll cause problems.
– Don’t isolate yourself. Loneliness is not the option. Do talk to people without the fear of being judged.
– Be more open about things and try to rediscover yourself.
Mental illness is something that you can overcome but only and only if you want to come out of it, if you don’t fight for it you can’t come out of it, you’ll feel trapped and that’s worse. So it’s really important to provide yourself a space where you can think of the ways you can cope with your illness. There’s a lot you can do to keep mentally strong. If you feel that you may be heading for depression, talk to someone and seek professional help.

Let’s talk about it together. Let’s talk about it now. Let’s break the stigma that surrounds mental health.

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