An update on why I stopped writing for the last six months

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I am writing almost after a gap of six months and it feels exciting and surreal. Writing has been my passion since childhood as I felt alive after putting down my thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper. There were no platforms like medium back then to support. publishing an article needed a lot of experience and I am grateful to Medium and publications for helping me live my passion.

2020 has been a transformative year for most of us and it certainly was for me. I finally took the step to write on medium and I feel it…


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These past few weeks have forced me to learn and unlearn a lot of things that connect us as humans. I moved to the united states in 2015 from India with the usual awe and perception about how everything is perfect in developed countries.

I lived with that belief for quite some time until how COVID-19 destroyed many lives in New York and other states(still continuing to) and how people are suffering to date for basic necessities and making ends meet. Doctors, healthcare professionals, essential personnel all risking their lives to save us, and most of the time their efforts…

Why Introverts can be great partners?

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Based on the personality trait, a person can be an Extrovert, Introvert, or Ambivert. The key difference is the source from which they draw energy. Extroverts draw their energy through people and spending time with them. Introverts draw their energy from Inward and Ambivert balances out on both.

Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, meek, eccentric, rude, having fear, and anxiety during social interactions. They are people who have social anxiety and shyness but that could be anyone, not necessarily a trait of an introvert.

In the power of Introverts TED talk, Susan Cain talks about the difference between Introversion…

Based on Essentialism by Greg Mckeown

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What if we stopped celebrating BEING BUSY as a MEASUREMENT of IMPORTANCE? what if instead, we celebrated how much time we spent LISTENING, PONDERING, MEDITATING AND ENJOYING TIME with the most important people in our lives? — Greg Mckeown.

A friend of mine recommended reading this book ‘ESSENTIALISM’ when I told her I am stressed about having to do a lot of things and it feels never-ending. I used to be a perfectionist(work in progress) and would put unnecessary pressure by doing things for others and not taking time for myself.

I was intrigued by the concept of the book…

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Losing weight has always been the number one new year resolution over the last seven years. I would begin the first three months with willpower and then lose track of my workouts and diet in no time. I would shed a few pounds and gain back the weight and more in the next three to four months and this seemed like a never-ending cycle until 2019.

I was born and raised in India as a healthy and curvy girl and never felt the need to change myself. I was happy and confident in my own skin. …

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Relationships are uncomfortable. We all are afraid to get hurt, disappointed, ignored, and jaded. Expectations lead to disappointments — holds true as many of us might have experienced it. We paint a certain image on how our partner, friends, and family that we care about deeply will support, love, and respect us for what we are and agree with our idea of life, and more often than not we find ourselves trying to explain or justify our actions.

“We human beings are social beings. we come into this world as a result of others’ actions. we survive here in dependence…

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The world we knew changed over the last four months and living through this pandemic has been quite a rollercoaster ride for most of us. Though we are all connected, the way we deal with situations during this crisis may vary based on the kind of impact we are facing now or we may in days to come.

Most of us are confused, scared, and frustrated with the present situation. It is understandable as many people losing jobs, facing pay cuts, or living in fear that a possible recession may be upon us. People grieving over the loss of loved…

Figuring out a new routine during the pandemic

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Routines create an illusion — that our lives are in our control. In the wake of this global pandemic, with most things in my life not in control, I felt overwhelmed and lost. I have been a morning person all my life and mornings are my favorite part of the day. I need my morning time to start the day without feeling rushed. Since I did not have any zeal to start my day, I felt restless and worried over the last three months trying to comprehend this new change. …

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“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” — Aristotle

Staying home over the past two months is helping me see life from a different lens and honestly, it feels like a big deal as I never found time to reflect on how my life has changed over the past decade. We are always told to move forward and not focus on our past mistakes and now I wish I had someone tell me that it’s okay to introspect and learn from our mistakes. …

Sharing my honest feedback on how meditating for 10 minutes every day for the last few months is helping me stay calm.

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“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see, when it’s calm, everything becomes clear” — Prasad Mahes

The year 2020 began with me buying a planner — visualizing my goals, things to do, places to visit, and the two most important things I wanted to focus on were Journaling and Meditating for at least 10 minutes a day, and little did I know that these are the tools that are keeping me mostly sane…

Ramya Kota

Love to Write about Life, self, Relationships, Personal Growth. Dreamer, Reading nerd, Health, and Wellness Enthusiast. Exploring Life one day at a time!!

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