How to you turn #SUNday into #FUNday

Who doesn’t like a Sunday ? The after party lazy morning that promises to be everything the week wasn’t. But from my close to 2000 Sundays spent on Mother Earth, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to avoid Monday Blues, is to make the most of your Sunday.

So choose one or all of the below and I promise you Sundays will never be the same again!

PICK A CULINARY DISH YOU HAVE BEEN LONGING TO RECREATE

For the chefs-in-making, decide on Friday on the dish you want to make on Sunday. This gives you enough time to get all the ingredients together, more importantly, you end up looking forward to the kitchen time.

ZERO IN ON A JOINT YOU HAVE NOT TRIED

If you are only a connoisseur of food not a creator, how about researching and trying out a new place every Sunday.You could work on diff themes like cuisines or the kind of places you want to discover-street side, bhawans, start ups , food trucks or fancy or even breakfast/lunch/dinner or even mid meal speciality places. Once you pick a course of action, I can promise you the journey is delectable!

PREBOOK A PLAY/ MUSIC RECITAL/DANCE PERFORMANCE

For the Arts inclined, make a calendar of the performances you want to attend. I find, Pre booking is key to this , as it makes sure your intent doesn’t dwindle and you are mentally looking forward to the experience( helping you get through the week!)

DISCOVER THE 5 TOURISTY AND NON TOURISTY PLACES IN YOUR CIYY

You will gawk if I tell you, I have never been to Red Fort or Qutub Minar in Delhi. I have only lived here 35 years and still just managed to not make it there. I am sure though there are such popular and some hidden gems in your city, that you too take for granted. I recommend taking time out for a heritage walk or guided tour. I can guarantee it will change the way you think of your city.

PROJECT PARTY IN THE PARK 

Now this is my all time favorite- Do you know Delhi has 18000 parks? How many have you been to ?  This works great for people with kids, groups who like to get together to play music, fitness enthusiasts and specially the ones who love picnics! Go on and discover the Park Adventures

 

I am sure most of you have noticed, our best friend TV does not feature in this list. After all the time we spend with it during the week, don’t you think your TV deserves a Sunday?

-Mansi Mehta

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When was the last time you upgraded the App called Self?

Most of you reading this would have grown up in the same era as mine, so when I say Alanis Morissette, you won’t be halfway typing the name into Google!

Her single ‘Ironic’ was one of the most deep, intellectual and thought provoking singles on life and its unfairness . Everyone could see themselves in one or many of the below situations!

A traffic jam when you’re already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…

But while the song may continue to hold true, Alanis decided that like her recent #Instagram upgrade, this single too needed s nip here and a cut there. You have to watch this song to understand why I am writing this article.

 

LISTEN TO THE REMIXED ‘IRONIC’

 

Evolution has found a newer hipper cousin called #Upgrade, and this is going to be the key to our ‘ happily ever after stories ‘.  Our lives are not the same as they were yesterday, and while it may not affect us right away, like an un-updated software, we won’t even know when we’re redundant.

But what does that update mean? More money in the bank, promotions, better car, house, vacation home? While they are all welcome updates, I actually wondered when did we last upgrade our Emotional Quotient? In the craziness of the work day, matching hectic social life, family obligations and pet duties – when was the last time you searched your soul, noticed the moon, went for a walk in the woods, took a lone vacation, meditated, planted a sapling in your garden or even just gaze up at the skies with no ping of the fb notification to distract your attention?

While Gen X  tries to digest technology and social media explosion,Gen Y aka you my friends will have to make the most adjustments to ensure we don’t get sucked into this.Like our monthly reviews we must make time periodically to feed our soul, plan trips with friends who can rejuvenate us , take parents out for picnics and most importantly find a hobby so we can spend time with ourselves. Don’t loose focus on the importance of Me time,  enhancing skill sets and  healing our soul .

In this constant churn of the next level, and the ever demanding world of #Facebook, #Linkedin , #Youtube , # Netflix , #Snapchat , if only an upgrade for the soul was at the touch of a button .

 

LISTEN TO THE REMIXED ‘IRONIC’

#ironic #alanismorissette  #EQ  #soulsearching #thelatelateshow #Jamescorden #instagramlogo #instadisaster