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Minimalism Lesson 01

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. Of late I was reading blogs on minimalism and I kind of liked this topic and got a gut feeling that you’d like this too. So without further adieu let’s hop onto Minimalism Lesson 01, where I talk about 5 important things to simplify in your life.

The first important thing to simplify in your life is your possessions. If you spend some time to throw some light on your unwanted possessions, you’ll realise that they drained your money and aren’t something that you can’t live without. Apart from draining your money, some possessions may also require constant or periodic maintenance, which sometimes drains further money and time. If the return on investment is low on such possessions, then you mayn’t regret the time spent on getting rid of it. When I say “getting rid of it”, I don’t necessarily mean “throw it”. Instead of throwing your possessions to the garbage bin, you can give your possessions to a close friend or family member or sell online to someone who finds value in your possessions and can make their life much better. An example of this is, after graduating college I got a pair of oxfords for my interview as a content writer, that interview didn’t go well and post that I never wore that oxford again as I didn’t attend anymore interviews nor do I wish to attend one, since I’ve got my own job. But what happened to that expensive oxford ? It’s lying in my shoe rack and I’ve got to periodically clean the dust on top of the shoe box it’s in. Now, what’s a good decision to do, should I throw it or give it to someone. The answer is give to my cousin who has a similar shoe size as mine. Well that was it for the first step in simplifying your life. Let’s move on.

The second important thing in simplifying your life is to manage your time commitments. Most of us work five or six days a week and our schedule is quite hectic. And on the days we don’t work we have something else to do, for example the laundry work. Most of us don’t have the freedom to wake up late in the morning and enjoy a hot cappuccino, while doing nothing else and just enjoy the sip in all it’s glory. But by rescheduling our household works, like laundry on a weekday post work can prevent you from laundry on weekends. It would be quite hectic to get the laundry done post work hours but if that’s done, then you’d have the weekend in whole and you can just RELAX.

The third step involved in simplifying your life is to have a limited amount of goals. There was a time when I’d miss my college bus and post that I’d visit the ground at half past seven in the morning and listen to Kanye West’s songs and have a goal of becoming a rapper but that goal was not practical and to mention there were more important goals  that were scheduled at that time and one of them was to get my degree. Having too many goals and ambitions keeps us away from being happy and enjoy the life to its fullest. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have goals but the number of goals should be within reach. Also you can group your goals into time frames and then work on it. The goals could be daily, quarterly, yearly or even span over a decade.

The fourth important thing to simplify your life is to stay away from toxic and negative people. Life is very short and one shouldn’t waste her/his life in dealing with negativeness.

The fifth step in simplifying your life is to get rid off debts. An important thing to note here is good debt and bad debt. An example of good debt is interest free EMIs. For example, you can own an iPhone at interest free EMIs at certain stores. Instead of paying full amount in one shot, you can save that amount in the bank to which you’ll be payed interest. However, you should note that this amount shouldn’t be spent on other things. Well, that was good debt, the bad debt doesn’t need an example, does it ?

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post. Byeeeeee 🙂

 

 

Being my own Boss

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In this post I’ll give you an insight on what being my own boss feels like.

Well, I quit my full time job as a supervisor and now I’m a full time blogger. Over the past few years I’ve learnt a couple of lessons and evolved.

Moving on to the main content, the biggest lesson I’ve learnt by being my own boss is, ‘There’s no shame in promoting myself.’. Selling my products through my personal Instagram and Facebook account was a bit uncomfortable in the start but as time passed I’ve become quite comfortable in doing the aforementioned.

The second important thing I’ve learnt by being my own boss is ‘It’s not easy’. Well compared to my previous job, my present job is a bit easy but yet there’s a lot of work that needs to be put everyday. But unlike my previous job, I get to have the biggest chunk of the pie a.k.a. profit. In simple words it could be said as ‘The hard work you put in is directly proportional to the profit or yield.’

The third cool thing about being my own boss is there’s no dress code. An example of this is, I’m in my most comfy clothes as I write this post.

The fourth amazing thing is I can work whenever I want unless I’m not put under any deadline when I’m collaborating with brands or fellow bloggers and influencers.

The fifth amazing thing is ‘I cannot be fired’. Well, when working for someone else, there is this small fear of getting fired. But when I’m my own boss the aforementioned thing doesn’t occur unless the rules are broken by me.

The above mentioned were some of the pros of being my own boss but being one’s own boss also comes with cons. The one con that I’ve faced is, there’s no security of a constant paycheck. The revenue may head in any direction and if the fundamentals of the industry is changing then one needs to quickly evolve and get tailored to the present needs. Inorder to understand this better let’s take an example. Some decades ago there were bell bottom pants and they ruled the fashion industry. But as time passed the trend was gone and the people involved with the clothing industry had to adopt to the change, if they didn’t then they’d be doomed to failure. Another example of this is the telephone booths. The advent of mobile phone made the aforementioned industry a thing of the past.

The nature of blogging too is changing in the present day. The advent of YouTube made many bloggers to turn into video content creators and in the near future YouTube also has the potential to work as a search engine as there are videos on most of the topics that one would usually search for.

Well folks, that was it for this post. A second part of this may come in the near future as I learn more lessons from being my own boss. If you do not want to miss on such posts, then kindly subscribe to my blog. You can just hit on the menu section on my blog and find an option to subscribe via email. See you next time with a different post, Byeeeee 🙂

Some Good Beauty Products I’ve Used

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In this post I’ll tell you about some of the good beauty products I’ve used.

Let’s begin with the face cream. I’ve got oily skin and back in the high school days I used Fair and Lovely Ayurvedic face cream. It was good in controlling the oilyness of the face and performed the task that face cream should do.

In my final year of high school I moved to Vicco Turmeric face cream.

I used Vicco Turmeric till my grade 12. Meanwhile there was a situation when I got few orange hairs in my beard and moustache and I thought that it could be due to excessive use of face cream. So I stopped using face creams from grade 12. I would like to add an interesting fact here, an experiment was conducted in my college on deciding which face cream was the best. Many creams participated in the experiment and once the experiment ended, it was found that Vicco Turmeric was the best among the participating creams.

Now let us move to the face wash. The first face wash I used was Himalaya Herbal Neem face wash. This was doing a good job and helped a lot for my oily skin.

The next good face wash I used was Oriflame North for Men face wash and scrub.

This face wash was really good and since it was also a scrub, it would make the skin smooth, post usage.

I would like to add an incident that happened with this face wash. Once I ordered this face wash on Amazon and it was not from a genuine seller. Therefore, the product I got was a counterfeit product. The bubble wrap it came with was fully damaged and black in colour. Besides that the product read scrub but it didn’t contain the scrubbing seeds. My face felt the harshness on the very first wash. I didn’t want to use it further. My dad listened to the incident and he said that he would use it to wash our car, instead of throwing the product into the dustbin. I said okay, and handed over the product to him. He used the face wash to wash the car and guess what happened next !!! The paint of the car was damaged. The car which glittered in its metallic paint turned into a pale coloured car. This incident made me sad and another point I would like to mention is, this product was not returnable. I wrote lengthy review about this product on Amazon, post the incident. And this is also the reason why I do not use affiliate links on my blog for all the things, except books. I lost my trust in online shopping and the only thing I shop online is books.

Now let us move to lip balm. The lip balm I use is from Jovees.

The lavender lip balm from this brand is amazing and I’ve also used the strawberry lip balm.

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post. Follow candid.can.blog on Instagram for post notifications and follow preetham_raghu on Instagram to see posts related to photography. If you liked this post don’t forget to share it. See you next time. Byeeeee 🙂