We’ve already entered into the second week of this year. With such a methodical calender this year (started with a Monday), I’m glad it’s time for a new outfit post. Whenever an year begins, we all feel excited. That’s why we all make goals and resolution for New Year. We don’t know what will happen further but still we have hopes and desires to do something better. Most of the times, things just don’t go as planned and well, those resolutions are lost and forgotten. Usually, I don’t make resolutions or goals for the New Year but yes, I just expect good things for the coming days. Last year, I did the same but destiny had decided something else for me. I still have not truly escaped from those things and every day of this month reminds me that pain and helplessness I felt. But I have resolved to overcome those negative thoughts. For this I have kept some targets in my mind. It’s not necessary that I will achieve these goals soon but still I will definitely try to do something which could give me some positive energy.
Work, work and more work
I have realized it in the previous year too, after getting back to blogging. I took my blogging more seriously than before. Whenever I felt anxious and furious, I’d drown myself in my work. In the beginning, it was quite tough but after some time I started to enjoy this busy schedule. I do my all responsibilities alone. Apart from my daily household works and other duties, blogging keeps me extremely busy. Sometimes I have to work late nights but I love my work and I have decided to do it more this year. It doesn’t matter how many hours I will work but each minute of it will be productive is what I’m preparing myself for. Oh and trying to minimise procrastination is going to be an ultimate challenge! .
More time for my readers
I consider myself very lucky to have a lot of lovely readers. I have had a beautiful relation with my readers for a long time. I still remember the first mail of a reader when I had strted blogging. I was so excited to see that letter & how full of admiration and love it was. I remember how I replied to each line of that mail. That mail encouraged me to work more intensely. After a while, I started receiving lots of mails from my readers. With all the other work, it became difficult to reply to each and every one of them. Moreoever for the last years I have neglected many of those mails and I feel sorry for this negligence. So, my target of this year is to bring back that bonding and find enough time to open each mail and reply if necessory. I accept that my readers are my strength and energy & can never thank them enough for all the support!
I always love indulging in meditation and yoga but am not able to do it regularly. The first thing which I have decided to do this year is to be regular in meditation. It will take my focus away from my disturbing thoughts and bring my mind at peace. The problem is that I’m not able to do it in the morning due to sleeping late at night. I usually do it in the evening. I know that it’ll be better if I do my meditation in the morning but I’m not sure that I will be able to wake up early in the morning. Though I have started to offer my morning Namaz regularly these days and I hope the things can change for me in the coming days.
I also love Yoga. It is also very relaxing, which helps ease my mind. It has helped me to focus on my work and given a positivity about life. So instead of jumping to what could happen, it brought me back to the present—the only moment, the most precious moment.
Gardening has been my old hobby, I got this hobby from my grandfather and mother. Planting a seed and then watching it grow day by day gives me extreme happiness. Every plant for me is like a kid and I love to take care of it. I used to give plenty of time to this hobby. But gradually, there has been a drastic reduction in the time I dedicated to this habit. The reason was my busy schedule of blogging and my sleeping problem. I was unable to wake up early in the morning and due to this I didn’t get enough time to do gardening. My goal of this year will be to get back into this habit and enjoy with my plants and flowers.
Taking care of my health along with my family
It’s true that I haven’t taken much care of myself for a long time. I know that there were a lot of reasons of this negligence especially last year but the truth is that I always have been quite careless of my health. Taking medicines on time and regularly has been a big task for me. I think very few people are aware of my sleeping problem. I have been a patient of Insomnia for the last 4-5 years. I used to have sleeping pills every night for sleeping. I don’t know what happened, it was really the mercy of Allah or a miracle that after several sleepless nights, I started to sleep without those pills. I haven’t taken pills for sleeping since May and I’m truly thankful to Allah for His kindness.
Now, I realize how important our health is. I’m still very careless of about my health. I neither take my supplements on time nor get sleep at a fixed time. Often I work late nights and go to bed only for few hours. My target of this year to treat & pamper myself. I know that I have a lot responsibilities of my family and to fulfil these well It’s necessary to care for myself by mentally, emotionally and physically.
These are my goals of this year 2018. I will try my best to achieve them. But rest of the things are in the hands of Allah. We don’t even know what will happen at the very next moment. But we can always strive to do our best even if nothing is in our hands. I hope I will be more close to my Almighty God.
Coming to my outfit:
Over the last 10-12 days, there has been an insane drip in mercury which made it ideal for me to wear this oversized, turtleneck green sweater. I got it a couple of weeks back from one of my favourite and most trusted online stores- Zaful. The festival sales were on and it was the perfect chance to grab some cool knitted sweaters. If you have been following my outfit posts for years altogether, you must have noticed that when it comes to sweaters, I have a special preference for knitted ones. They look and feel so cosy and comfortable, I can never have enough of them. I was instantly attracted towards this forest green turtleneck sweater at Zaful. It has a slightly oversized fit which makes it even more comfy. The turtleneck gives it a snug look which I adore. It’s super soft and the fabric is absolutely premium! I styled it with a pair of skinny blue jeggings & these gorgeous block heel brown boots. Accessorized my look with my Noel Jansen bag, a pair of sunnies and lovely emerald green earrings.
Don’t forget to check out the winter collections of Zaful & their sister store, Rosegal. Can’t wait to show you how I styled the other pieces!
Bag– Noel Jansen
Sunglasses – Idee