Just Breathe!

Hey everyone. How are you all? I hope this year is off to a great start for you!

It’s very easy to join an exercise or gym initially when the progress is very quick when all your results happen to be fast but what after 6 months or a year when all your growth suddenly stops? That’s where the grown-ups are separated from the kids.

GYM, the basic necessity of the modern era, cravings for curves has set levels of competitions, trust me its same like cracking an IIT exam. Achieving the muscularity was never easy, you need to work on a lot many things before you start the journey.



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The motivation never comes easy, if it comes then it won’t be staying long, choosing the right method, trainer or influencer is important. Whether you’re looking to take home first place or just want to go faster than the person next to you on the treadmill, friendly competition has some major boosting power. So, a little friendly competition can definitely light a fire within you.


  • MINDSET – 


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Prepare your mind for the worst, muscles never come easy. When you focus on growth mindset, you embrace all the things that have felt threatening: challenge, criticism and setbacks. When you embrace the tough stuff, you open yourself to fully realize your potential and all that you can be. Instead, depending on the trainer, steroids you should focus on capabilities, strength and discover your own self. Workout with a proper mindset and with the thought that you have to break your own ‘HARD AND FAST RULES’. 


  • GOALS – 


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Goals, both long term and short term are necessary, not only setting a goal but accomplishing them also. Either gaining or losing short goals are basic while setting goals you need to be pragmatic.


Like I always say, analyse and track your progress when in a gym and reward yourself for every achievement you attain. It all starts with a change in perspective. Shift your thinking from couch potato mentality to thinking like an athlete.


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Though, it is not easy to just let go of something that you have been following since years. The growth mindset does not allow people to love what you are doing, making this physical activity as a part of life will be life-changing for you, accept it as a lifestyle, not as a burden or a forced job.

Hereby, I would like to quote one example – Wilma Rudolph, 3 gold medal holder in Olympics also was known as world “fastest woman”. Wilma was far from a physical wonder as a youngster. She was a premature baby, the twenty of the twenty-two children born to her parents, and a constantly sick child. At four years of age, she almost died of pneumonia, scarlet fever and POLIO. She almost lost hope of walking properly. Her positive mindset was that which changed her life upside down.


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After setting up of a positive and growing mindset choosing the right diet is your next steps, diet is never same for all. Consult an experienced dietitian for the plan.

Because at the end its 50% diet and 50% workout.

Start Before Its Too Late. Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow!

So, that’s all for this article. I hope you had a great time reading this. Always welcome for your valuable feedbacks. In case of any queries or anything you would like to share regarding this article, you can shoot me a mail.

From The Parallel Edit and Team, I would like to thank Sanchi Sapra for helping me out in writing this blog post.

See you in the next one, people!

Arpit Pahwa aka The Parallel Edit






Finding your Dream Job!

Hey there, my lovely people!

Trust me, we all want a dream job, just like finding that one great love but believe me it’s a goal that mentally everyone has. Do you remember being 18 and worrying that you didn’t have an answer when someone asked you, what do you want from your life or to be precise, what are you planning to do with your life?

Finding your dream has to be the most burdensome and contrary practice and that’s the same reason why just at the start of this year I want to help you out so that you can actually create a better vision and work accordingly without even wasting a single day.

All the energy, passion and vitality you are looking for in your life will appear when you actually start doing what you’re supposed to do. At some point, you’ve got to step out, change your circumstances and make some moves which are vital for your performance.

I do go with the fact that studying has to be the primary focus in our lives but for heaven’s sake, choose a CAREER that you enjoy. Trust me, I’ve chosen a career that I actually ADORE, followed my passion for writing and I believe, I’m doing pretty well by now.  I wake up with gratitude in my heart, fire in my belly and a big fat smile on my face because following your passion and working on it just sounds so easy but when you actually get on the field, life does offer you challenges but once you’re set, trust me nobody can stop you. 

If you’re someone who has a clear-cut passion outside your books, mark my words, make a CAREER out of it. Your parents will never understand that’s okay because they grew up when the job opportunities were less, career options were limited. In 2018, you have million other opportunities, the freedom to choose a CAREER that you love and not like. If you’re young and trying to figure out your own career path, remember this one thing – we live in a time where we can earn even from our hobbies. 

Not everyone wants to be an engineer, a doctor, an architect or whatever. Working hard is not good enough if you’re on your way to find your dream job. Working smartly and being tactically strong is what you need to have and trust me, many of us have overlooked this area in our lives. It’s the time to change the habitual routines, take that risk, if it pays off you’ll be jumping into the best phase of your life.

Here are some points you need to have in your mind in order to land up on your dream job –

  • Like I always say, Lead with your strengths and not your weaknesses.
  • Evaluate your past. This has to be the most important point as you need to know where have you been making mistakes and by evaluating yourself, you can work on so that the mistakes aren’t repeated again. Start with a new chapter but with few points in mind.
  • Interaction with people is what you need to have. Socialising is important.
  • Try something new each day and that’s how you can get to know yourself closely.
  • Consider the type of work environment where you will thrive. 
  • Do what makes you happy. Miracles always happen when you have a belief!

The person you’ll be in 5 years depends largely on the information you feed your mind today.

Whatever you may choose to do in your life, try always being productive in your work and don’t forget to add value in others. It’s a good practice!

See you in the next one!


In Hard Work is Happiness!

Howdy, People!

A Cold Monday evening, dark skies and my notepad – the three deadly combinations, which together can help me out in making up any content. Since everyone is home by now and relaxing in their blankets, I find this a good opportunity to make you learn ‘How one can be happy with his hard work’.

In Hard Work Is Happiness, Is that so? Let’s find out!

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do it.
Next time if someone looks at you like you’re crazy or mad when you’re sharing your ideas, vision, passion and is watching you delusionally, just smile.

You think you can change the world?

There is only one thing and that is you just have to accept that most of the people will think you’re crazy, wasting your time but believe me that’s okay. Not everyone has that vision to look beyond the extremities. It really doesn’t matter who doesn’t believe in you or in your dreams; you just have to be with those few crazy beings that do believe, want to join in with you and are prepared to risk it all and actually are eager to make a change with their hard work, a major difference and be a part of something that changes their game and hence, their mindset for once and for all.

Believe me, there will always be doubters, criticizers, haters but you’ve got to look past all that. Go out, express yourselves, build your dream, create your vision but yeah, make sure you just do not leave any debating left after the impact and the legacy you have created.

It’s okay to be crazy about your work. Trust me, if I’m asked whether I’m mad about my work or not? I can jump a thousand times and say yes because that is the only thing I look forward to when I get back home, that is the only thing which is making me a better human in the society, that is the only thing which is making me learn many a lesson of life.

Cheers, to the crazy ones that are you and me. It’s the time to get crazy for what you love to do the most, have that right focus, work hard and no one, I repeat, no one can drag you down. It’s the right time to work on your strengths and not your weaknesses.

It’s the right time to be somebody, nobody thought you could be. – Anonymous

Have a great week, my lovely people and don’t forget happiness is always nearly a rebound from your hard work. Keep up the good work!

That’s all for your Monday’s dose. I hope you will definitely make this week productive and prosperous.

See you in the next one!