Monday, August 1, 2022

Greener Me Challenge Day 1: Take the Stairs instead of Elevators

Greener Me Challenge Day 1: 

Take the stairs instead of elevators

We often take the stairs only when the elevator is not working. But my uncle who is 60+ climbs 25-storied building every day. These days more and more people are realizing the importance of being healthy and takes the stairs by skipping the elevator to stay fit. Be it 3 floors or 10 floors even climbing a minimum of 10 steps a day can make a small difference in our life.

Here is my video of The Greener Me Challenge Day 1 : Take the stairs instead of elevators. Stay Healthy

Here are top reasons to take the stairs instead of elevators

 Anytime, Anywhere: 

By climbing stairs of 5 minutes a day is equal to doing one physical activity. With this form of exercise, you don't have to pay or buy any equipment, and you can do it anywhere as long as there are stairs.  Yes, Anytime, Anywhere

Good for Environment:

 It is also good for the environment because it reduces energy consumption.

Increases Good Cholesterol:

Doctors say that climbing stairs regularly can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in your body.

Save Time:

During peak hours you don’t have to wait for lift and can save an enormous amount of time.

What are you waiting for. Let's being eco-conscious journey and Let's Go Green to Make a Difference! 

Let's take simple steps to build a better planet. Do post your activity in your comments section. 

#GreenerMe #GreenerMe Challenge #stairs #elevatorsclimbing #walking #exercise 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Career Vs Motherhood? How to give a comeback? Women Version 2.0

Being an ambitious woman, taking a new role of mother and a maternity break was dead scary. Because my friends constantly complained that it would be difficult to commit to career after a child and there will be an impact to the career growth. But the maternity break made me realize, how women are blessed to take a break from career and to look after baby.

Time flew and when I resumed my career after my maternity break, I did not realize the overwhelming experience that was waiting for me. It was in March 2020, and when everyone is struggling to adapt the "new-normal”, I had to adopt it along with my new transition of balancing job, newborn and other household responsibilities(I never cooked in my life, and even cooking was a new-normal to me ☹) 

The project was equally demanding, and the client expected a new automation tool deliverable. New team members, new client, new skills, weekend demands all together it was like a new job and I was torn between the job and a mom. Sometimes, I stayed up all night to console my crying son.

Just like a cocoon, that is fighting its battle to use its wings to transform to a butterfly, I decided to accept my situation gracefully and thought of ways to emerge successfully in both personal and professional fronts.

I planned and discussed my limitations with my partner. I cooked entire meal for the day and completed all household chores before 10:00AM. I multi-tasked them, by listening to the automation videos. After that, I religiously concentrated on office works and sometimes compensated during weekends. 

I have come this far, and what I learnt is 

  • Planning is the pro: Plan the day and the upcoming week. Don’t limit and underestimate the power, we all have. Focus how to handle that current situation and think of ways to overcome them. 
  • I know it’s hard to be a working mom but it equally important to remind yourself how lucky we are to be one. When I focused on my gratitude side, it has given a positive effect in my life.
  • My dear Woman, I know when the chapter of life gets harder our mind instructs to quit. But trust me, leaving job and staying is hard too. Yes, it’s challenging, and the roads are bad, but the struggle is worth.
  • Finally, don’t forget to take 10 minutes me-time. It can do wonders