Friday, 13 October 2017

7 Ways to Ensure You Enjoy Your Diwali

Diwali is all about celebrations, happiness and a perfect time to enjoy with your loved ones. No matter what your age is, no one can escape from the merriment of the festival. To keep the celebratory spirit alive this year and always, we bring you the interesting ways to make your Diwali more enjoyable..

Forget your Calorie Count for A Day:
Delicious sweets are the best of perks that this festival has to offer ;) Be it your relatives, friends, colleagues or neighbours; you would love the smile on those faces when you exchange a box of sweets with them. And this smile gets really broader when you offer homemade sweets and savouries to your dear ones. Obviously, who doesn't appreciate the effort gone into preparing tasty delicacies made with love in our hygienic kitchen and show your concern by preparing some exclusive sugar-free recipes too that won't make you feel guilty of disturbing your calorie intake.
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Revamp Your Home Decor:
A spotless house is definite way to welcome Diwali under the clean air. Not just cleaning the house should be one of the mandatory rituals, but create a fresher ambiance for your home by re-arranging the furniture, switching to colourful curtains, cushion covers and bed covers. Getting your house decorated with flower arrangement is probably the best way to show your happiness.
Pass On Old Stuff To Charity:
After a thorough makeover of your house, you certainly find couple of old items that you won't like to use again. Instead of piling it up for some more years, it would be a noble gesture to donate such items to less-fortunate people who might utilize those to optimum usage. Go ahead inviting your neighbours or colleagues to initiate a 'donation drive' and collect few items each to pass on to some NGOs. I bet no joy can compare to the contentment of helping the needy ones.
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Create the things you wish existed:
Diwali is indeed the most favourable time to show your talent to everyone. Start planning in advance what you want to gift to others, how you want to decorate your space and what all material is available with you. Invest some quality time thinking what would be the most appropriate gift for others and start carving beautiful creations of your own. Welcoming guests with colourful motifs of Rangoli at the entrance of your house is one of the popular ways to exhibit your knack for creativity.
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Gift A Smile To Someone:
We all get so many boxes of sweets from our dear ones every year on Diwali!! This time, stack up extra packs of eatables, go out and distribute it to those didn't expect it ... like your society's watchmen or guards, your driver or your housemaid. Do not hesitate inviting them to join you in your firecracker session to brighten up their day. While you go out enjoying Diwali outdoors, just ensure your family stay protected from bugs and mosquitoes. Being a mother, I'm always worried for my child's protection when he is outdoors. And because of this festive season, he is spending most of his leisurely time playing all around leaving me more stressed. All thanks to my neighbouring friend, who introduced me to a 100% natural, outdoor repellent from Good knight Fabric Roll-On which is the perfect blend of Eucalyptus and Citronella Oil and does not have contact with the skin. When I learnt that the product is child-safe too, I decided to give it a try. It is the easiest way to stay protected from mosquitoes outdoors. Simply apply 4 dots on your child's clothes before he/she steps out and help him stay protected from mosquitoes for long hours. I'm so relieved that in my absence also, there is something that is protecting my child.
Be Easy on Noise:
Triumph of light over darkness is so gracefully achieved on the Diwali night when we all light up our house and locality with earthen diyas and candles. But do not let the 'festival of lights' turn into a 'festival of noise'. Pollution reaches a new level every Diwali, so make a pledge to burst less number of firecrackers this year and do something good for environment.
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Glorify the Festival:
After the entire splurge, house makeover and socializing with friends; it's a good way to end the day on a positive note. This Diwali, go an extra mile by paying a visit to underprivileged people at nearby orphanage or old age home to add fervour to someone's life who deserves to be equally happy on the festival. A small action of love is indeed the most heart-touching way to make a big difference to someone's lives.
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Well! that's the time to boost your festive spirits with enthusiasm. So let's bring a novelty in our traditional celebration this year by taking away darkness from someone’s life and end all things negative, coz the world needs more of happiness around :)

Wishing all my readers a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!

33 comments:

  1. Diwali kushiyo ka hi to tyohar hai, per aaj sab comercial ho gaya hai
    Jahan tak hota hai mein ye rules follow karti hu
    Thanks for sharing dear πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. whatever possible for us should be done with total committment :)

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  2. Lovely tips :) Happy Diwali to you and your family !

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  3. Wonderful tips out there Shilpa. And yes this year we have our cooks family join us for lunch 😍

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  4. Great Tips! DOnating is such a great option. I have been looking to donate a lot of things that I dont use anymore, this Diwali.

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    1. Same here. I've donated a few already and there is more stuff to give away. Hope we may make someone smile.

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  5. I have forgotten my calorie intake for the entire week already. Also the wool ball lights are on my to do list too. Just love them. Enjoyed reading your take on the festival.

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    1. Thanks dear. Do share your creativity when you DIY these woolball lights.

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  6. Diwali is all about happiness love laughter pomp and light. All things positive.

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  7. I love it so much. From the first point, I am falling for this post. Diwali is a huge celebration in Indian and it should be celebrated with following a few tips and tricks. And rest is pure enjoyment :)

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    1. It's the best time to meet up with family n friends too ;)

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  8. Festivals are for relaxing and indulging (in moderation of course). Enjoy with your family! 😊

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  9. Great tips to celebrate a great Diwali. I like the point of passing on the stuff to charity. We should do it more often so that our kids learn too. Happy Diwali. :)

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    1. exactly, the kids imbibe the same habits what parents do.

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  10. I have forgotten about counting calories since my daughter was born, LOL! But yes! I so agree... Revamping the house is my favourite part about Diwali! <3 Lovely post.

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    1. A new look given to our house fills energy in me.

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  11. Great tips for the Diwali celebration I really like the idea of donate the things to less fortunate and this year I followed it... Counting calories I am far away from it during festive I eat my heart out

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    1. Charity is one of best way to spread joy.

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  12. Love these helpful tips for Diwali! Forget your calorie count for a day is my fav :)

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    1. yeah, we may start to diet soon after festivals are over ;)

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  13. Loved all the tips shared by you . I wish you a very Happy Diwali

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  14. That's a great list! For a foodie that I am the first tip was totally on point. I also agree with the point which says donate and don't dump. How amazing it is to see smiles on innocent faces. Festivals means all things good and happiness all around!

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    1. Glad to know your take on these tips :)

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  15. This is a really meaningful post. I too did not keep track of the calories and we spent a noiseless Diwali. Lights everywhere were truly uplifting. I miss Diwali already

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    1. Yeah, I feel a unique feel of happiness to see Diwali lighting.

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  16. Diwali is truly a festival of sharing and caring and your post is all about that!

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