Being Unconventional

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Life is too short to worry about each and everything that we do. Sometimes it’s liberating to ditch what people think is the correct way to live… Being unconventional makes you feel free, well atleast it makes me feel free! Being an Indian one might think that I’m totally surrounded by orthodox people, but that’s not the casunconventional-lifee. Luckily I’ve had parents, specially my father’s family, who believe in one’s freedom and space. My husband V, is my soulmate, he also believes in doing whatever feels right, no matter how bizarre it may be for others. My mom’s not typically orthodox but she does worry about what everyone’s gonna think. The way I see it, this way she gives others the power to decide everything for her. Seeing the difference between her and my father, I very well chose to be like him (genetically also I’m more like my father… thanks to the gene-genies!) Unfortunately, many people let problems and work take over their lives. They forget to live in small moments. Not everyone is lucky or brave enough to do things the way they want to. I strongly believe in doing what I like and I also try to encourage everyone close to me to do so. Here are some things that I do and I think that everyone should do some of these at least once:

  1. Have an ice-cream when it’s really cold outside.
  2. Try and have a good laugh at-least once a day.Felix_the_Cat_laughing
  3. Watch your favourite sitcoms or movies or whatever it is that you enjoy.
  4. Read at-least one book in a month or two (if you don’t already!)
  5. Try and be good to your maids, servants, watchmen or whoever helps you everyday.
  6. Listen to a song that you love and sing along ALOUD. You don’t have to be Adelle to sing, just sing for yourself!sponge-bob-sing-sponge-bob-coloring-pictures
  7. Get a stuffed animal, name it and talk to it whenever you feel like (no harm in living your childhood again!)
  8. Go to a cafe to have your favourite coffee in your favourite cute pink and white pyjamas! Even if you’re a guy.large
  9. Understand that sometimes it’s okay to sit quietly and do nothing.
  10. It’s okay to have a bad hair day, after all you’re not Jennifer Aniston.
  11. When life get’s too rough, just take a day off.3-day-off
  12. It’s totally fine to have a breakdown once in a while.
  13. Someday wake up at 5 am just to have a cup of coffee!coffee-cup-bean
  14. Treat yourself every once in a while to things that you control/ stop yourself from… like fries or cheese burst pizza!
  15. Have a internet-free day once every month… no fb, no blog, no mail peeping.2807100863_4878e36d73_z
  16. Get a full body message/spa once a month.
  17. It’s okay to cry yourself to sleep if you need to or if you feel like it.10062aac28457afc03a42b9e00e2254b
  18. Bathe in the sun every now and then.

Just do whatever you feel like. Remember, it’s YOUR life and you can do things the way you like! 539db8bcaa12f84db68d6b79344d89d8 - CopyWhat is your idea of being unconventional? Please share them so that even I can learn new ways to be unconventional 🙂

Have a beautiful day!

59 responses to “Being Unconventional”

  1. Now it’s tricky to think of what is exactly “unconventional”. Be careful with this, when you’re young, as being “unconventional” can get you fired from a job you barely started: doing things “outside of the norm” are fine when you have awareness that you’re doing them for your own pleasure, such as all of the things you mentioned above are great! Maybe walking barefooted on a rainy day. I’m a little paranoid as too how unconventional I can be, because I have to make a living, and, unfortunately, cannot afford too much unconventionality.

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    • Thanks Maria! I can understand your paranoia, and I agree with you!
      Awareness is the key here, one should realise that they are doing stuff with our harming or hurting anyone, specially their own-self!
      I also love walking barefoot on rainy days! 😀

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  2. I love your suggestions. I truly miss the warmth of the sunshine, and the sound of the birds outside. In the meantime, the memories of those moments will keep me going. 🙂

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  3. This is a list we should all try to keep pinned somewhere we can see it every day. It is OK to be unconventional – if only every now and then. In other words, we should just be ourselves without constantly worrying whether others would approve. Lovely post, Heena.
    I nominated you earlier today for The Versatile Blogger Award. I’m not sure whether you are accepting awards at the moment, but if you are, the rules are on my last post.
    I hope to be able to have a go at your WOW later on. I’ll see how I go with the rest of my writing. Have a great day.

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    • Thanks a lot Millie! It’s a huge compliment 🙂 I agree with you, we should not worry about others approving our actions!
      And thanks a ton for the award Millie, I’m honoured! I’ll do a combined post for awards. I’ll include it in that 🙂
      Sure! Do it whenever you have time. Hope your writing is going well!
      You too have a great day 😀

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  4. Heena, this is such an amazing post! Every single point says: Love yourself! It spreads so much enthusiasm and life. Amazing! It is so fitting to my blog and therefore I reblog it!!! My biggest compliment!

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  5. I am a pretty unconventional person. I just think screw it, I am what I am and I feel what I feel and I’m not going to be something I’m not just to please other people. I love your list. We should all just do what we feel like sometimes. It’s freeing. 🙂

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        • Yay! That’s great! I wish I could be there with you and Lacey to make a lot of snow angels… may be some day! 🙂
          And that’s good news about Lacey! Give her lots of hugs and kisses on my behalf 😀
          And Zeus is gonna happen after 4-6 months or so… I’ve stopped even thinking about him for now! 😦
          But the good news is that I’m starting a series of short stories, in that the protagonist’s dog will be Zeus! I’ll get to live with Zeus in fiction till I get him in real! 😀

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  6. Oh yeees!! Love your list and I agree that it’s easy to let problems take over your life. Small moments are key and letting go and laughing and enjoying life is so important! You rock!! You’re amazing! XOXO

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  7. Unconventional, to me, is being yourself regardless of how other people view me. I’ve always been different so I learned at an early age to just simply be myself and I now I get respect for that. Even though you pay a heavy price for that in the beginning.

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  8. Really think this is a post that needs to be shared. Loved it!! ❤ Dance too! We are all born to dance. We even dance in the womb. Doesn't matter how you do it, do it for you! Everyone should have a happy dance! 😀

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  9. I love the list! Sometimes we just have to do such unconventional things to enjoy our lives!

    Heena, I found the link from your twitter and I haven’t followed it – I am sure I have followed your blog. Just to let you know that I have to click follow again..maybe there was a problem in wordpress 😦

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    • Thanks a lot Indah! And yea, most of the time we take our lives and work too seriously!

      No worries dear, though it’ll be a shame to loose a reader like you due to some glitch in WordPress! i hope you’re able to follow now… if not then lemme know!
      Have a great day Indah 😀


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