Skip to main content

What did you notice today? (An easy and fun exercise for you)






Today I noticed how I can tune out the outside world and enter into the world of my characters, talk to them, and hear their voices in my head, as I added 1800 words to my new novel.

Today I noticed how happy I feel when I create something.


Today I noticed how uplifting music makes you feel wonderful, as I walked my dog and listened to some soul stirring notes with my apple headphones.


 
Today I noticed how the muscles between my shoulder blades ache, when I stand up straight because of this intense weight training I did with dumbells which were a bit more heavier than what I should be lifting, but  the coach  said that if it was easy, then I needed to add weights, and so I did.


Today I noticed how good I am feeling because of healthy eating and adequate protein intake.



Today I noticed that we imprison ourselves with our perceptions a lot of times.


Today I noticed that there are a million things to feel thankful for.

Now, here's a little exercise for you. What did YOU notice today?

Quick, quick, quick--Tell me in my comment box.
( If you are reading this in your inbox, please head over to my blog, and tell me there)

Till tomorrow, keep noticing!
___________________________________________ 

Photo by Edit Sztazics on Unsplash

Comments

  1. I noticed the beautiful sunset and kid's love. 😊

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice :) Sunsets and sun rises are so beautiful

      Delete
  2. Today I noticed the beautiful ripples in the lake in my campus..I am surprised how I never noticed them before..None of them stayed you know..they kept moving and disappearing..just like us :) posting a picture of it on twitter :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Which campus is this Vandita? So nice that you have a lake on your campus!

      Delete
  3. I noticed how journaling early in the morning and the first thing in a day gives a direction to live a day more productively. 😊

    ReplyDelete
  4. Today a noticed a bird in my balcony

    ReplyDelete
  5. I noticed how my little one growing up each day! 'Hap bird day' amma..that's my baby talk for Happy birthday day! I just loved the way he say that clapping for me.. My life's best moment !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually best part

      Delete
    2. So nice!! Children are so creative..Happy Bird day..I love it :)

      Delete
  6. The first ever comment ......
    Just to reduce TUM the day started with Little Running and walk .... Mean while noticed ..

    1) Observed a Couple in park - Near to Maratha Halli ( Girl was pressing His boyfriend Foot with her foot ,Helping him saying ONE MORE for Crunches ) #of-course he had TUM. Beautiful scene it was..

    2)# Saw a photographer in park :
    i saw a bunch of flowers and thought of capturing them but i was with a question mark ( what people might think as the flowers were near to public washrooms). After 30 seconds It was special moment ,when i saw the photographer was trying to capture the same flowers which i thought of taking #Inspiration can come from anywhere.. i spoke to him and said all the best for good PICS ...

    3) Today i noticed : Everything is commercial : My guitar Teacher ..wish me to buy instrument from her and She didn't respond when i started sharing about some Musical Shop in jayanagar Bangalore

    .
    .
    .
    .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very good Sagar, keep it up, and also improve Ur photography skills too😚😀 just kidding 😂

      Delete
    2. Which park in Marathalli is this?! I can only see all those tall Purva buildings there :)

      Delete
  7. Today or to say yesterday i noticed how if we train our minds to see positive in everything we will be happy...its all lies in our minds.. today i also noticed how lil efforts by us make our kids so happy...they dnt need big surprises or gifts.. .its just out time with them that they value the most...today i noticed that one's mind is quickly distractable and that if you want to you can distract your mind from sad things quickly...today I also met a person who has stepped out from his comfort zone and doing a good cause for society.. .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very nice shally! Thanks for sharing.

      Delete
  8. Today I noticed that, starting the day by saying a little prayer in the morning can fill us with positive energy throughout the day !

    Also I loved the points which you noticed @ Preeti Shenoy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Spruthi. Thats a lovely thing to do--to start a day with a prayer, wanting it to go well. So positive.

      Delete
  9. Today I noticed how it feels when you don't have a habit to judge anyone and on the other hand, someone judges you. It feels helpless. But I also learnt within a moments, when I got an answer that you should't allow other's comments and judgments disturb you. So, I noticed inner voice always helps!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes. What a profound thing you noticed. Thanks for sharing :)

      Delete
  10. Today i noticed the feeling of satisfaction when we get the first salary.. And noticed my current state in my vocabulary..@actually i started reading your book for that vocabulary .. But now your my favorite author bcz of your stories and thanku very much for #ahunderdlittileflames today i am going to start my dairy as like ayan did. Thank for such a great books mam

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So happy it helped you Ashi!

      Delete
  11. I noticed how a tiny simple blog can be so helpful and beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad! I got your mail asking me to help with your CV. Sorry, I cannot do that! I wish you the very best.

      Delete
  12. Today i feel inspired to write after reading your perked up lines about your Today Preethi...............

    ReplyDelete
  13. What happens when you notice these little things preeti

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I write a blog post and later use it in my novels. :) More interested to know what you notice?

      Delete

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…