Awesome Quotes – Down Time


Down time. Relaxation. Chilling out. Taking a vacation. Leave.

We all need it now and then. It can feel really liberating and refreshing if done right, and it is definitely something that’s very necessary for most people these days. Everyone needs a break to stay sane. I took one too, and spoke about it recently in my last Coffee Update post.

Here is my list of awesome quotes about taking breaks. So take a few deep breaths, drink some water, take off your coat if you’re wearing one and settle down for this one.

“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting and just have faith that things will work out.” – @TheGoodQuote on Instagram


“Peace is a costly privilege – to be fought for, attained and won. It comes only from a conquered mind.” – Paul Brunton


“Happiness often sneaks through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore


“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.” – John Gay


“Oh, the sensuous delight, the pleasurable laziness of sleeping late, with nothing on one’s mind, and the enjoyment of perfect sleep!” – Lin; Looking Beyond, 1955


“You are already free. Only you have to know and realise this truth.” – Sivananda


“The most rewarding freedom is freedom of the mind.” – Amy Jacques Garvey


“He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.” –  Cicero


“To be for one day entirely at leisure is to be for one day an immortal.” – Chinese saying


“Don’t take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard


“Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We’re unrehearsed.” – Mel Brooks, 1926


“When there’s no pause in the input, our heads get filled with the voices and opinions of others – be it parents, friends or Peter Jennings. In silence we have the chance to listen to our own voices.” – Deepak Chopra; Prevention, October 1996

Aaaand that’s all for this week’s Awesome Quotes! I hope you guys liked it.

I’ll see you guys next time!

Over and out.

Lonavala and Pune Through My Camera

I mentioned earlier that I visited Lonavala and Pune for a week. I returned just before Christmas. I had said I’d share a few snaps of it with ya’ll so here they are. Slideshow for your pleasure! 😀

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“I’m back!” said the Terminator

So I just got back from my week-long pre-Christmas vacation out of town. It was a lot of fun. Though it may seem that a 16 year old guy like me must be pretty relaxed almost all the time, without the apparently tedious burden that adulthood brings, its not as pink and rosy as that. So, yeah, I got some real relaxation after a long, long time. Time away from the city. Once you leave the place that’s associated so strongly to your life, your work and everything, you really leave your mind behind too, in a way. You leave behind the mindset that you have everyday, calculating constantly the number of hours you have left in the day and all the work you need to get done. You leave behind those thoughts. But then I guess, detachment comes easier at 16.

I did a bit of trekking while away, some exploration, visiting friends and family who live there, some photography, some staring into the blue, clear, serene village sky, some stargazing, and a lot of relaxing.

So you’re going to see at least a few pictures and stories about my time away in the next couple of days. I said I would publish a couple of stories too, including the next chapter to the Traitor (which has really faded into the background lately) and that’s going to be coming up over the next couple of weeks hopefully as I try to get back to pending college work and brace for the impending doom of my exams. Do tune in for all of this, happy reading and happy holidays to ya’ll! Merry Christmas! 🙂

And yes, I know the title is misleading and unrelated.