Skip to main content

On making time for things that matter to you

Recently I came across a lovely meditation technique espoused by a  Tibetan buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, who says that you can meditate even if you have only one minute.
I found the concept fascinating, practical, useful and enlightening.
Click HERE to watch him explain it.

If you think about it, it is actually about living in the moment, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, instead to be fully present, now and here.

Of late, I have been doing that a LOT. I have been sketching from live subjects. (I am taking an online course ). When I sketch, it is almost a meditative experience. I forget about everything else.

Today i did one of the most detailed drawings I have ever done in my life. It took more than 3 hours.
Here's what I made:

 I am also sharing some of my other drawings:








Many people ask me how I get the time to do so much; Here's the thing---I believe that you always make time for that which you want to do. (I had also written a post on time management some years back)

If you like someone a lot, you will make time for them, no matter what. Same for things you love doing.
No matter what is going on, it is always possible to tweak your schedule a bit for things that matter most to you.

I have worked really hard for my 8th novel, and finally it is all done. Hence I am completely immersing myself in my art.

And oh yes, am taking a much deserved vacation too :)
Of course, I will share the pictures with you, and write about it. So stay tuned!


If you want to see updates, about my day, as and when they happen, you can follow me on snapchat; My id is preeti. shenoy.


Hope you have had a lovely weekend folks. I sure have !
Will post again soon.
Stay happy. Stay blessed.
_____________________________________________
  Buy preeti shenoy's books at a fab price!

Comments

  1. Beautiful sketches ma'am 5 years of being your fan i'm still surprised by the many talents you have and you Excell in all of them

    ReplyDelete
  2. That was a wonderful piece of advice about Meditation madam.. thanks to you....

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wowwa woww. How can u be so creative in many aspects! Hats off and a bow to ur work in these sketches. I used to sketch in black directly, but urs is just ammmazing. Do u mind sharing the online class details? I've always been able to picturise things but felt hiccups to explain or express them in words. Would love to print things on my mind ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely sketches Preeti! Looking forward to seeing more. Will definitely check out the meditation video. Thanks & have a wonderful vacation!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely sketches... looking forward to your new novel and have a great vacation Preeti...
    take care

    ReplyDelete
  6. those are lovely sketches :D beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Loved the sketches,especially the first one.So much detailing!just amazing! You are so multi talented and congrats on the completion of 8th book!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Loved the sketches,especially the first one.So much detailing!just amazing! You are so multi talented and congrats on the completion of 8th book!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Kudos! Lovely sketches! Waiting for your next novel.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing sketches! I am a huge fan of your art and poetry! Enjoy your well deserved break!

    I give myself quiet time every single day. Even my kids know that they need to be silent during that time. It is so therapeutic.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing Ma'am...I remeber the word CARPE DIEM....

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

5 easy and useful tips to help you achieve your goals.

Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.

Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'

Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:

Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.

This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.

I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five  things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)

1. Define the goals.

At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…

Why you are making a mistake if you don't speak up about #MeToo

The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality,  it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the  metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you,  have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.

Several  powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.

When something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me, what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field of literature that were coming out as well.

Earlier, in press in…