Last Week Of The Year

New Year

I always been excited for the last week of the year. As I have so many things to do in this last week of the year.

Since the Christmas eve starts my mood is switch into celebration mood and I literally don’t want to do anything else other than celebration, planning, wondering etc. It becomes hard for me to go to work as I am not able to concentrate on work due to so many thoughts hitting my mind together.

So since the last weekend is going on, so I have thought of sharing some planning with you people.

Planning

Here is the list of things which I used to do every year during last weekend of the year

  1. Deciding my new year resolutions
  2. Planning for my upcoming trips
  3. Task to be done in the coming year
  4. Setting goals for next year
  5. Make a shopping list of things to buy in the coming year
  6. Listing out my achievements of last year
  7. Analyzing my last year resolutions and targets.
  8. Preparing year in a review
Let me try to elaborate

Deciding my new year resolutions

Well I am kind of person who has a long list of resolutions as I wanted to work on so many things together, as you know resolutions don’t last for long so that’s the reason I make a huge list, so that If I will fail to work on 2-3 resolutions then also I will be able to work on some of my resolutions and this way I always end up achieving my resolutions.

Planning for my upcoming trips

I am a travelholic person and I love to explore different places. So every year I used to make a list of places where I have never been before and want to explore in the coming year.

Task to be done in the coming year – Everybody must be having some small and big task which they are not able to do because of time, busy schedule and sometimes they just forget it. So, I used to make the list of task which I usually forget to do.

Setting goals for next year

I strongly believe that this is one of the most important point which everyone should to do before entering into a new year. It’s very necessary to set our short term and long term goals in the begging of the new year. So that we can start focusing on our goals since the day 1 of coming year.

Make a shopping list of things to buy in the coming year

So it happens with me every year that I wanted to buy some things for me, for my house or may be for my family. But due to some xyz reason I am not able to get that things. So I make a big shopping list for the coming year. It keep on motivating me to go for shopping in the very first week of the year.

Listing out my achievements of last year

This is the point where I thank my god for all my achievements, whether it is related to my work, my family or my personal life. I make  alist of things which I have achieved this year and I am grateful for that.

Analyzing my last year resolutions and targets

So as I mentioned above I am also not able to work on all my resolutions so I used to take out my old list of resolutions and do an analysis that how many resolutions and targets I have worked on and how many are left behind, so it gives a clear picture of my achievements.

Preparing year in a review

So in the last weekend of the year, I love to look back and see what are the different things i have done in the past year. How many success and failures I have got? How many friends I have made, how many places I have travelled. Which month was best and which month was the worst for me.

So these are some of the activities which I used to do during the last weekend of the year and I really enjoy doing all these things.

Working In A Call Centre

In this blog I am going to share the most amazing experience of my career hood
This is my story of Working in Call Centre

My Career History

I have started doing job a long back in the year 2012. But since I was pursuing my graduation, so I was only doing a part time job to gain some experience. After completing my graduation my career objective was pretty much clear. I wanted to choose a HR profile and wanted to build a career into that field.

But as always, my life will never fail to surprise me.

I have joined a job as a HR Executive in a renowned firm. I worked there for about 10 months. But after some time I have realized that something is missing. Because of that missing factor I am not feeling confident while performing all my job roles. It was indeed a great opportunity for me. But I feel like I have missed some steps in reaching out here.

Something Is Missing

So finally, one day I have realized that may be the communication factor is missing in me. I felt like I wanted to share so many things with people, but I am not able to express my thoughts in a correct way.

So rather regretting I have decided to turn back and take steps into the direction of learning communication. I always wanted to be a good communicator in my life.

I was so happy that I took the right decision that time to join a call center and work on my communication skills to make myself a better communicator.
So let me tell you there is lots of reviews about working in a call center.
Some people think it is a waste of time, its not a good job, its just a time pass etc.

But I am going to share my experience that what I think about working in a call center.
So for me It was the most amazing, unforgettable and memorable experience of my career hood. I have never ever regretted my decision of working in a call center.

Let me just go into the details

I left HR Executive profile to join in a call center as a TSR (Tele Sales Representative) in Australian International Process.
My Shift timing was early in the morning it starts from 5:00 am till 3:00 pm in the afternoon. The company is providing the cab services, so i don’t even need to worry about the commutation part.

First day of my new job

First day

So on my first day I have realized that it was a totally different environment, I was joined in a batch of 20 new employees and we are going to take the product training together.
So everybody in my batch was having some kind of previous experience in working in call center so I was the only odd one out in the batch.

Training experience

In one week training I have experienced so many different things at I have enjoyed thoroughly it was full of fun, as nobody is putting pressure on you for the targets and even if you are getting single lead, people are appreciating and praising you.
In my training tenure I was quite lucky as I got lead almost everyday and got appreciation from my trainers.
But the scene has completely changed when I have been shifted into my new team. All my batch mates are shuffled into different teams and process.

So I became alone again and looking forward for my new journey in the team. So since I am in a team I have to anyhow achieve my daily target which is seems to be impossible for me as I was facing so many issues in understanding and holding the customers on call. I got really disappointed and mentally disturbed. I have thought that I can’t survive in this environment this is full of pressure.
If you are not getting leads you have to answer your manager every hour.
I was felling like I have stuck somewhere and get rid of it.

I have discussed these issues with my other batch mates they have also told me the same story. At that point I felt relieved that I am not the only one stuck here. In this feeling I was not able to work properly and show my performance, my 12 batch mates already left the job because of pressure, but I don’t have the option as I was going through the financial hardship.

Turning Point

Again the turning point came into my journey and I have been shifted to different process. I got new team mates and new friends as well. The colleagues of my new team was very supportive. It was a quite easy process in comparison to my last sales process.

I got my confidence back as I am doing good in my new process with the help and advice of my friends and other team mates.
In call centre once you start performing in team, you will get so many benefits

  • You become popular in the whole office
  • People will start interacting with you
  • Other managers will also try to get you into their teams
  • You can get surprise promotion as well.

It was kind of a fascinating feeling for me as I was experiencing this for the very first time

Time To Earn More Money

With the passing time I have started earning more money from incentive and daily spiffs,
Finally I have got evolved into this call centre experience. Just loving the atmosphere, Indeed it is an another world, no age boundaries, you will find everyone friendly and open minded, and even if you don’t want to adjust in that environment, you are free to choose your own space like I did.

I have created my own space with bunch of quality people in it and also learned alot of good things from working in call centre, and I will always be thankful for all my managers and colleagues for that.

Its was quite hard for me to leave that company after working for about 2.5 years. I have made so many good friends and collected so many good memories.

So this is my story of working in a call centre, I hope you guys enjoyed the blog.

Lockdown Story

Its been a long time now we have been continuously fighting with this COVID 19 pandemic, and we still have no idea when this lockdown will completely open and the things get normal again.

We are still waiting for the vaccine but so far no success in that too. But since the lockdown period is over, somehow we are trying to get back to our lives with this NEW NORMAL CULTURE.

New Normal

Well talking about myself this pandemic has impacted me in lot many ways. Well I am sure this must be a situation for most of the people.
I have planned so many things for this year 2020 as this year was supposed to be my dream year.
I still remember the new year wish of my father on 01-01-20202. He called me up and was trying to make up mind that they are going to fix my wedding till next year 2021 for sure. So he actually wants me to be prepare for it.
To be very honest getting married is a big challenge for me.
I am not sure even that I am going to be prepare for it or not. Well it’s a long story will tell you some other time.
So, now i have decided on the very 1st day of the year 2020 after talking with my father that I am not going to waste the most precisions year of my life. So I have started making plans for this year and kind of structuring my goals accordingly.
But who knows that this year is going to turn up like this. We have to face the biggest lockdown and all my plans are going to be vain.

Lockdown October
EVERY BAD SITUATION WILL HAVE SOMETHING POSITIVE

Since we are in 10th month of 2020, I was thinking like is there anything good happen to me this year which I can always cherish and remember throughout my life.
I got an answer – Yes, there has been lots of things happened this year which is not according to my plans but according to my dreams.
So this lockdown has actually helped me in fulfilling so many dreams of mine. For instance one of the biggest dream of mine is to spend some quality time with my parents. And guess what because of this lockdown i finally came back to my home town. So finally after so many years I got the opportunity to live with my family for more than 7 days.

Working In Private Sector

I am living in Delhi because of my career. In private sector it is very hard to take leaves for more than 7 days in a month. So I hardly get the time to come back to my home town and spend some quality time with my family. But now because of this lockdown we are working from home. So I have decided to come back to my home to manage both the things simultaneously my work and my family.

Work & Family
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

I cant tell you since how long I have dreamt for this. I always wanted to spend time with my family along with my work so that their will be no distractions. Now finally I have got the opportunity to make it happen. Although working from home is not an easy task.
In the past i have already shared the frustration of working from home in my blog. But somehow if you are living with your family you get more strength to deal with worst to worst situation.

So this lockdown has helped me in so many ways which I am going to share with you all in my coming blogs.
Till then you can also observe what are the good things happened to you during this lockdown.

Shutterstock

Stock Photography

Shutterstock is an interesting website to showcase your talent of photography, videography and your creativity skills to earn some good amount of money out of it.

Since this COVID 19 pandemic Is affecting everyone in terms of health and financial crisis. It becomes very important for us to look for an alternate option as a source of income

Late teens girl looking out of window

So isn’t a great idea if you try stock phtography.
Because Doing something as your hobby is going to making you earn money from it.
So why not during this tough time we do some new experiment. We can try to make money from our passion of photography.

There are lots of online website and mobile applications which allows to earn money by uploading your best click. But since I am a member of Shutterstock family, i will recommend this website to you all
So you can easily start your stock photography through Shutterstock. You just need to submit your best stock photographs into the website. If your pictures got approved, you can easily earn some good amount of money out of it.

Benefits of using Shutterstock

  • It helps you to improve your photography skills
  • Improve your photo editing skills
  • It is an alternate option to earn good amount of money.
  • Do not need to manage time for it, you can easily use it in your free time.
  • It helps you to utilize your free time.
  • Boost up your confidence as a photographer
  • It allows you to follow your passion
  • Utilize your free time by doing something you love
  • No Cost Investment

Communication Is the Key

Share your feelings

Since nowadays there is too many bad news are coming like Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide case and so many more. So Whenever we hear this kind of news it affects us so deeply at that point of time that we suddenly start following the ongoing trend of communication is the key

  • If someone wants to share something, they can share with me, I am available to listen
  • Talk it out guys
  • Feel free to contact me
  • Feel free to share your secrets
  • Share your problems
  • My door is open
  • I am just a call away

These are the deep meaningful sentences if you are using it make sure you mean it because sometimes people write this stuff and when actually someone is sharing their problems they are not even interested to listen to them.

Try to understand their feelings

We need to understand that if somebody is sharing the problem with you it means he/she is expecting something from you may be a just a piece of advice, some motivation, or any other kind of help. So just do not just listen to them for the sake of your relationship try to understand them too then only it makes sense. Otherwise there is no use of sharing the problems with each other, because anyways its not making any difference in your lives.

Communication is a very important aspect of our lives. 

There are two broad categories into this

  • The person who have lots of friend or a good family background they can easily share their problems with each other.

In this case probably no solution needed, as the person already has supporting people around them and they can easily share their thoughts and problems with each other.

  • Person who is not comfortable in sharing the thoughts and feels like nobody is their to listen to them.

In this case, people can share their thoughts by writing a blog, writing in a diary, recording their audio or video clip, can share their thought with the pets as well. These are a few effective ways through which you can release your stress.

COVID 19 impact on people

Due to this pandemic COVID 19 so many people are going through a lot. It has impacted everybody’s life in some sort of way. Just wanted to let you know guys that life is precious look around if anybody is suffering from anything try to help them out, maybe few words of love can change their mind and they can feel positive. It is a long fight and we must keep fighting. So, we must need to help and understand each other then only we can win this battle.

Make sure you mean it

So guys I just wanted to say communication is the key. So next time whenever you are saying something like that to anyone just prove it that you mean it by all your heart and this not just for the sake of a relationship or you are following any trend going on in the society.

  • Yes, you are actually available for them.
  • They can talk it out with you.
  • They do not need to hesitate before calling or texting you
  • Their secrets are safe with you
  • You are helping them in solving their problems.
  • You are ready to welcome them
  • They can call you anytime, and you will take out the time to listen to them.

Living Alone

This is an interesting blog especially for those people who live alone far from their families. This is as per my own experience and learning. So in this blog, I am going to tell you about 10 benefits of Living alone.

10 Benefits Of Living Alone

1. Clears Your Mind

When you live alone it clears your mind, your way of looking at things will change, you can decide what thoughts should remain in your mind or whatnot as per your choice.

2. Improves Your Creativity

Living alone also helps you in improving your creative skills, As when you doing something for yourself, you wanted to make it special. make it different, and add some creativity into it. So it definitely helps you in becoming a creative person.

3. Allows you to explore possibilities for your life

Loneliness allows us to explore new and old things. When you live alone, you get enough time to think about things in a deeper way. You can explore your life and upcoming possibilities. You can take your life decisions on the basis of your own research.

4. Resets your priorities

This is so obvious that if you are living alone, you are the one who is actually setting up the priorities for yourself, there is no one to question you or interrupt you in between, your life your rules and your priorities as simple as that, And when you live with your family or someone else their is a high possibility that you will share your thoughts with other people and they will change your mind according to their perspective and your priorities will be changed because of that and you will end up unsatisfied at last.

5. Improves your relationships

When you live alone you, no show-off needed in any relationship, you can easily focus on your special relationships because people already understand that you are living alone and you must be busy with your daily schedule so they will not even complain that why you are not talking and meeting them hence you can spend your maximum time with your family and close friends.

Self Love

6. Lets you slow down

Life is a race and everybody is running in this race but sometimes we lose our identity in this race, but when we get enough time to spend with ourselves then we realize that there is no need of running so fast in the race we can also slow down our speed and enjoy every phase of life.

7. You become more focused

All these points are correlated with each other, when you live alone far from your family you will become more focused because you have sacrificed your old life to make a better future and you have to achieve your target anyhow to justify your sacrifice and fulfil your responsibilities towards your family and yourself.

8. You reconnect with yourself

Self love is a very important aspect of life. When you start loving yourself then only you can live your life otherwise your life become meaningless. So when you live alone you reconnect with yourself, you will take care of your self and everything will be starts from you and end on you.

9. You gain self-confidence

To achieve something in life it is very to develop self-confidence because self-confidence is a kind of strength which will make you able to fight with your problems and do things on your own. When you are alone you gain self-confidence by taking every single decision of your life by yourself. You are confident that whatever the result will be you can fac it off.

10. You become more Independent

Life is unpredictable so its very important to become Independent as soon as you can because we don’t know what will happen the next day and it will change your life completely. So why to be afraid of that situation when we can make ourselves strong by becoming an independent person. When you live alone you have to do each and every task on your own and that how you become independent.

Rishikesh Trip

My First Visit To Rishikesh

Rishikesh – The Yoga capital of India. A Beautiful City In Uttarakhand India known for many different reasons like Ganga River, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Adventure Activities and the peaceful environment.

I have been to Rishikesh twice times. The first time when I visited Rishikesh I wasn’t aware of the beauty of the city. It was just a one day trip to Rishikesh as we have to return back to our home on the same day. Our tickets were already booked so nothing can be done. 

So basically we went to Haridwar to take a dive in the Ganges. Since Rishikesh was very near to Haridwar so we took a bus from Haridwar to Rishikesh just to explore one more city in our free time. It was around 2 hour’s journey from Haridwar then we have reached Rishikesh.

Since I was only aware of the two attractions of the city that is Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula so  I was pretty much excited to see that.

We hired an Auto from Bus stand and directly went to Ram Jhula. It was looking amazing then we walked through the Jhula. The swing was actually shaking and the loud noise of water, pleasant atmosphere making it adventurous. I Still, remember the feeling when I was walking on the Ram Jhula. The distance was not quite long. I was surprised to see that the 2 wheelers are also passing through the Jhula. I was amazed how come people are so fearless and easily passing through the swing.

So this is the story of Ram Jhula now let’s talk about Laxman Jhula. Since it was a bit far from Ram Jhula so we have decided to go by walk to Laxman Jhula. We headed towards the Jhula through the sideway of the jetty.

While walking I have realized the actual beauty of Rishikesh. The sound of flowing water all around, The fresh flowing water of Ganga, the chilled wind, peaceful environment, less population, the sound of nature, big rocks, animals roaming around. It was so refreshing environment. You can find Yoga and Meditation centres all around. The city is full of peace which makes it an ideal location for Yoga and meditation.
We have finally reached to Laxman Jhula it was kind of same as Ram Jhula.

Ganga Aarti In Rishikesh

Then in the evening, we have seen the famous Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat. The flowing water of the Ganga river looks greenish in colour and it also slows down its speed at the time of Aarti.

It was so refreshing. A group of Priest was performing the Ganga Aarti. The entire priests are in the same kind of yellow colour costumes. They all are doing the Aarti together. The aarti song was playing in the loudspeaker. It was a devotional environment. I was so mesmerized in the environment that I have decided to visit again very soon.

My Favourite City

I am a travel lover and also I have travelled to so many beautiful places. But Rishikesh is the place where I always want to go again and again. Its because whenever visited Rishikesh it gives me a feeling of Inner peace which is hard to find in Metro Cities.

It’s a kind of escape city for me. I love everything about Rishikesh and also wanted to spend a lot of Holiday in Rishikesh.

Ganga Aarti

A trip To Manali


Beginning Of My Travelhood.

Most Amazing Trip Of My Life

Honestly, I never knew that going on a trip with best buddies is so much fun until I went Manali with my office besties. Frankly speaking, I don’t know how I am gonna express all my happiness in words but I m still trying to do so because I wanted to keep this feeling fresh forever in my heart. So that whenever I look back in a flashback, I can feel all that fun and happiness again.

About The City

Well If I talk about the city I can say Manali is the most beautiful city after Kashmir that I have come across at the same time an ideal place for those who love icy hill stations like me. A tiny hill station with less number of population. The city is decorated with natural beauty all around. The big mountains are standing as boundaries of the city. The pleasant sound of fast-flowing water almost everywhere, those hazardous roads with beautiful views is really a delight to watch.

I was too happy after reaching there as I feel like I am in another world far away from all the work & worries. Just to enjoy my life, feel the freedom. The feeling was kind of fascinating to me. So I wanted to take the full advantage of my vacation as I know that it’s really hard to get opportunities like this.

On The Roads Of Manali

We reached Manali after 18 hours long Journey from the Bus. It’s almost the evening when we have reached. We know that we cannot explore anything today as it’s about to be night soon. So we have decided to explore Manali Mall Road as it was quite near to our Hotel. After exploring the mall road we return back to our Hotel.

Manali Mall Road

Next-Day in the Morning we were ready to see the beauty of Manali. So we have booked a private can and headed to Solang Valley. The place was full of adventure activities. I have done the paragliding from the very first time. It was an outstanding experience. I am in the sky feel like flying in between the snow-covered mountains. I never thought that Manali is that much beautiful.

After Paragliding its time for us to have a cable car ride. It was long and the sights were beautiful you are locked into the cable car and you are going on to the top of the mountain. It was full of fun, We were shouting inside and really enjoying our ride. Then we have reached on the top of the mountain. It was an awesome feeling.

Traditional Manali Dresses

There were few local people who are offering the traditional dresses of Manali on Rent. So we decide to try the typical Manali Costume for a Photoshoot. We all look so amazing in Manali traditional costumes. We have clicked so many pictures as well.

It was a day full of adventure and we were so tired, so we headed back to the Hotel. We had dinner at the hotel and then we went for a night walk in Mall Road. It was decorated with lots of light, Tourists are all around and you can hear the sound of flowing water. It was so relaxing trip and we are lost in nature.

So on the next day, our Journey comes to an end. We took our bus and headed back to our Home.

Roads Of Manali

The memories which I have created is unforgettable. This trip was actually a new beginning of Travelhood.

Manali Diaries
Full Of Natural Beauty

Hotel Review – Rishikesh

Hotel Hill Top Swiss Cottage

Hotel Hill Top Swiss Cottage is a great place to stay in Rishikesh. Peaceful hotel about 20 minutes up the hill from Lakshman Jhula the road is quite steep and busy but a Tuk-tuk cost Rs 100. This place was just what I was looking for. Somewhere quiet a little away from the main area of town. It has a very wonderful view and peaceful environment.🌄


Rooms were also well-maintained, very spacious and clean. The best part about the room is it is interior in an ancient style which makes it quite different from others. I pretty much like the bed covered with curtains. There is a big ancient style of the couch as well in the room.
Though we have booked two interconnected rooms we got the common big balcony space. There is a swing in the balcony where you can just sit and relax in a peaceful environment. Chair and tables are also there in the balcony where you can sit with your special ones and spend some quality time as we have done.

HOTEL AMENITIES

Indeed the Hotel Hill Top Swiss Cottage was full of amenities like the rooms are fully air-conditioned. Tea and Coffee maker is available in the room. Hair Dryer to style your hairs. Travel Desk and a big led tv for your entertainment.
Paid Laundry services are also available. They also Provide complimentary Wi-Fi for every guest. Daily housekeeping service. The delicious restaurant next door. Fitness centre on the roof side. And you can see the amazing Rishikesh and the Ganges from the roof of the Hotel.

Hotel Hill Top Swiss Cottage Really nice staff and excellent value for money.
Next time if we plan for Rishikesh we will come back to Hotel Hill Top Swiss Cottage😃🙏
Thanks for everything team Hill Top…😃🙏
We really enjoyed our stay here…🌄

Address

High Bank, Bhirkhet, Tapovan, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – 249201

Hotel review – Mussoorie

View From The Hotel Balcony

The Mountain Quail Hotel

The Mountain Quail Hotel is one of the best Hotel in Mussoorie, They provide all sort of facilities to their guest. Top-quality of hospitality we got from the hotel staff. We have 6 friends in our group and We have made our Room bookings from Paytm. It was 3 Nights 2 Days Trip to Mussoorie during the last weekend of the year. We got a great deal even in the Holiday Season. The hotel was fully booked with guests due to the last weekend. But still, the staff was quite polite and taking care of each and every guest.
They also provided the pickup facility to us from the mall road Mussoorie.

Rooms Of The Mountain Quail Hotel


We have checked-in in our rooms. The rooms were quite big, clean and spacious. And all the necessary things are already available in the room like Tea Maker, Wardrobe, Travel Desk, Big Led TV and Table Chairs. It also has a window with a pleasant view. They also provided us with Room heaters on special demand as it was too cold in Mussoorie in the month of December.

Why Choose The Mountain Quail Hotel

The mountain view from the hotel is amazing.🗻 The Hotel staff was very helpful. They also have a restaurant which serves delicious food. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast every morning. I must say they have a very good breakfast menu especially the aloo ka paratha which I like the most. The hotel is nearby to the mall road of Mussoorie. We had a great time at hotel The Mountain Quail with my friends. If next time I will go to Mussoorie will definitely choose the same hotel again. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone. Suitable for all kind of crowds.

Travel Kit Used By Me

Address

Old Kempty Road , Zero Point Behind PWD Inspection House Mussoorie, Uttarakhand