My Methods of Calming Down

My Methods of Calming down.

DIARY NAME – Grizz 

            Date- 10th October,2021

            Special Entry number #3

            Title- My Methods of Calming Down

Hey Grizz,

Was debating with myself for the last ten minutes on whether I should begin from this page or not, I know, silly me, anyway, class 10 has been stressful,but I am enjoying it as well. Afterall you only get to experience it once, right? Unless you fail ! But that’s negativity. We don’t want that here. So here are my ways to reduce stress.

  1. To Write

While writing can be tiresome, I find it the perfect way to reduce stress or upcoming anxiety. Oh no! I’m not asking you to write a story. You can write your thoughts down to sort them out and clear out your mind and if you dont want to do that(like me) write A B C’s. Yes “The Alphabet” like you used to do when you were 3 or 4. For a kid who had and still has bad handwriting (embarrassing) I would say this method brought me double benefits. It is quite a wonder. I can relax while improving my handwriting. It feels so relaxing when you focus on the pen tip gliding on paper, watching how every stroke is formed and then a line and then eventually a word. It feels magical when you get lost in this world of writing. Calligraphy definitely has a strong impact on my mind. 

  1. Read

Old and boring words for the kids of this generation. Why read when you can watch it online? Well, I prefer reading because I like to know things right. When there’s a movie  coming out on a book you can already guess that 70% of the content is changed in the movie(all my potterhead friends, you know what I am talking about), and where TRP gets the money most of us are left with wrong knowledge. I am not saying that you should not watch the movie, I said it would be better if you consider reading the book first. Coming back to how books help me out during stress – It is quite an extraordinary way on how a book takes me to a whole different world, just two lines and I’m already imagining myself in the situation. Books for me are not pages and words, it’s a key to my secret world, it’s my moment away from this noisy and crazy world. I could go on and on about books can’t I ? But I think I have to take out time and write a whole different segment on that. Till then, here are my favourite writers who don’t step back in engulfing me into their witty words. My top favourite – Enid Blyton. I have been in love with her writings for 3 years now and she has never failed to surprise me, from the mysterious Famous Five and Secret Seven to a land of gypsies, brownies(not the food one), giants and tales this woman has given it all. Whenever I feel bored I can always trust Famous Five and Secret Seven to turn on my inquisitive mode. Did I forget to mention the amazing school stories? Oh! The beautifully portrayed hostel or I would say boarding school stories of girls in St.Claires and Malory Towers are perfect for times when you don’t want to be a detective and want something fun to read. There, I’m doing it again aren’t I ? I just can’t stop when it comes to my favourite writers. Coming to my second favourite, and don’t get me wrong, I love him very much but I just like mysteries more. It is Ruskin Bond and he is the one who inspired me to write. I have a huge respect towards him and his writings are beautiful,simply beautiful. Whenever I would want a time of deep peace. I can just open a Ruskin Bond book and instantly be transferred to the peaceful valleys off Duns or sometimes even in the room he sits and observes people, sometimes in Grandpa’s garden, sometimes in a local train travelling to aunts house or sometimes I’m in a Room on the Roof. The list goes on to wherever Mr. Bond decides to write.Reading the work of Ruskin Bond helps me to connect with my roots, the fragrance of old India can be vividly felt through his writings. My other favourites are Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew, yes , detective, old 19th century, or even older, english writings (ex: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Three Men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and many others which are either referred to by my mom or my Literature textbooks). Being a fan of detective stories how can I forget the greatest work of mystery in the history of suspense writing, which although being old is yet on top and honestly I don’t think anyone can top that. You bet, Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was and still is a legend. There are not enough words in my vocabulary to describe this masterpiece. 

  1. Senses

The 5 senses of the human body, Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste and Touch are the key areas towards relaxation. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? We talked about sight and visual feeling in the above two methods, so let’s talk about the rest. Starting with sound. Music is wildly popular, you have it everywhere and for everything and lo-fi beats are my go to if I’m for a peaceful evening with my Geography textbook, also who loves typing and tip-tap sounds like me ? Smell – For relaxation AromaTherapy is a better choice of word. Relaxation through smell was introduced to me by my mother. After a stressful day at work something which helps her to calm her nerves down and sleep peacefully is talcum powder. I’ve seen this from childhood, the scent of talcum always sends her off to a deep dream of peace. So, recently I’ve been keeping a scented candle on my study table and sometimes when I feel like I need something to refresh my mind and give the room a little aroma , I light it up. Taste? Oh, taste is basically what you’re thinking right now. Food(one thing that is ever present in the minds of foodies like us). There’s not much to say about taste but my morning cup of coffee in a peaceful environment, sets me off for a great start of the day. Touch- Now, recently there’s been a huge hype about these new pop it stress buster things, you also have stress balls and other stuff available in the market, but for me(as I don’t have any of the stuff mentioned above) my push pens are great stress busters. 

Those are all the things that help me calm down when I am about to lose my mind over homework or an upcoming exam and honestly writing this was blissful. It was wonderful talking to you again Grizz, see you soon.

Love, 

Sree.

Author note: I had lots of fun writing this blog and it actually is one of my special entries in my diary. I hope you had the same amount joy reading it. If you are going through a stressful time , do try out the methods and see what works best for you and if you have any tips on tackling stress then share it in the comment section below. See you next time.

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I Got it all from You

To the world you are a woman

To me you are a mom,

In your womb I have been woven

To come out bold and strong.

Your eyes filled with ecstasy

Filled with light and love

Your presence is so lively,

Warms the winter like a stove.

So many similarities between you and me

Still you make me feel unique extra specially.

The beauty that I am , the courage that’s in me,

I’ve got it all from you mum,

And you gave it happily.

~Sreeparna Maulik

Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mom’s out there, this poem is dedicated to all the ladies who have influenced my life and been like a mother to me. Thank you so much I still have a lot to learn from all of you. Happy Mother’s Day once again.

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THE WRONG CAT

The Wrong Cat

Once upon a time, there was a cat named Rick. He had a friend named Sam. Sam loved to eat mice, fish, and birds. But Rick did not love eating animals he only ate rice fruits and vegetables that is why Sam called him the wrong cat but he did not care. One day as Rick was taking rest under a tree, a sparrow’s egg was about to hit the ground he caught the egg with his mouth and took it home, he kept the egg on his cushion then he climbed the tree and got the nest too. One day as he was taking care of the eggs they hatched into baby sparrows. Rick was worried, he thought who will teach them how to fly? Since cats can’t fly he decided to teach them how to eat, how to drink, how to make use of their beak, and how to speak. One day after serving the lunch he looked outside the open window, he saw a female adult sparrow pasting a missing picture of a nest, she was injured then suddenly his friend Sam was chasing her. Rick ran to stop him he caught him and said to promise him to never ever eat animals and Sam realized his mistake and kept the promise. Then he said to the sparrow he will return her chicks, and he did so. Her injury was plastered and they lived like a happy family. Oh, and the chicks? They finally learned to fly.

Moral- Let your light shine in a different way so they know you are unique.

Written by Soham Maulik

Edited by Sreeparna Maulik

(visit page 2 before you leave)

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BEWILDERED

BEWILDERED CHAPTER – 1

Samaria was sitting by the window sill with her steaming cup of coffee thinking that the treatment which she received (over her choice)  few months back , did she deserve it?

4 months back, the 17 year old Samaria was in a state, that most people don’t want be in – it was about making a choice – a choice that some people regret after making and some exceed with extreme joy. But was Samaria with the people who regretted their decision or the people who excelled ? The answer is, at that moment she was in a flustered(confused) state. Her choice was to either take up her passion and make it her “profession” or to just go with the flow and finish her studies and get on with her Family Business.

Samaria looked at her parents face who were looking at her with great confidence as they thought that she would choose to finish her studies and join the business . Her parents had a lot of profit in the business and it had also seemed that product they sold, gave people a run for their money. It was a safe and secure future for her. But that’s not something that she wanted to do, its not that she was ashamed of the business or that she didn’t wanted to be a part of it , no, as much as she wanted to help her parents in the business, she also wanted to do something more with her life, rather than just being a successful business women.

For the choice, she chose, is to finish her studies and join her family business.

But, was she HAPPY with this decision? Was she going to REGRET it later?

There was a whirlpool of QUESTIONS on her mind, and as said earlier she was in a perplexed(confused) state.

to be continued~~

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MY TIME TO READ

MY TIME TO READ

READING is my favorite time pass . I am a huge bookworm . Reading calms your mind ,releases stress, helps you to learn new things and so much more.

Lots of people think reading is boring especialy kids of my age and younger than them so today I will give you some tips on how to enjoy reading  so lets start :

Step 1:Pick a book

Pick a book which you would love to read ,it can be anything an autobiography,thriller,adventurous, you should be intrested in it.

Step 2:Imagination

Imagine your self at the place which you are reading for example if you are reading a detective story imagine your self on the scene this way it will be more intresting to read .

Step 3: Set a goal

Set a goal to read atleast 20 pages a day slowly increase your goal to 30 pages a day

Results and Benefits:

Before starting to read always remember that results dont come right after the first day . After reading for 1 week you will learn alot of new words, sentence contruction will be better , you will be able to express your thoughts in a better way. As for the benefits you will have a better vocabulary  and you will also have a favourite writer in the end if not the keep exploring.

Hope that you will find this information helpful and will spend some your Quarantine time by reading .

Thank you

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THANK YOU!

A HEARTFULL of thanks to all of you for coming to my site and encouraging me with your beautiful words. Your feedback matters the most as it gives me guidance about my post’s . Thank you so much for your encouragement. I might not be able to post in the next week as I have my mid-term Exam going on , but I can assure you that from October you will have much to read from me. Once again Thank you all so much for giving your precious time in reading my work I hope I made your time worth it.

With REGARDS

Sreeparna Maulik

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TEACHER SHE IS

Teacher she is.

Always there when you need

To teach you lessons,words and good deeds

The whole world rotates within her she is like an axis.

With a smile on her face

She starts each day

Forgetting about the past and its cruel ways

To know you, she just needs a glance.

To appreciate the way you are

And to correct every little mistake of yours

She takes care of us like we are a precious ore

 She loves us from her heart’s core                     

                  

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Save ME!

Save Me! Save Me! cries the EARTH,

As the trees are chopped down.

“Ow! That hurts”,

Says he moaning aloud.

“I gave you ground and place to live”

“And this is what I get in return”

“Really! you have changed indeed”

Said he with his heart full of burns

“I took you in with out complain”

“Loved you as my own”

“So please give me a little attention”

Said he as we continued our harmful action.

Sreeparna Maulik

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