Top 10 Things I do When I am Not Writing!

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I love writing and it is no surprise that I am always spending every extra minute I get writing! But all that writing sometime wears me off and like every normal person, I feel the need to take a break!  So I was more than ecstatic when the Day 11 task for the Writing 101 course asked us to take a break and not really write! Although, I did wonder how it helped when they asked us to write about what we do when we don’t write, I mean isn’t that still writing!?!

Guess that’s why they call the course “Writing 101”. Anyway, a break from writing meant time for some of the other activities that I enjoy, which I so want to share with you! So, here you go, my top 10 list of things I like to do when I am not writing!

  1. Catching up on dear friend…..Sleep!
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Number 1 on the list has to be sleeping! I love to snooze. My best friend and I have this saying, which by the way we totally believe in that “Sleeping is the best thing in the world!” Come on, who wouldn’t agree with that? But ever since I had my son and I started writing, sleep is a luxury that evades me! So whenever I get a little time off from both my son and writing, I am off to catch up on sleep glorious sleep!

  1. Binge Watching Movies and Shows!
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This kind of freedom and free time comes rarely and that means only one thing take as much advantage as you can of that free time! And what could be better than binge watching your favorite movies and shows. I have actually had movie marathons and watched trilogies in one go! And sometimes a couple of seasons of my favorite show of all times Friends! *Eagerly waiting for my next binge watching session!*

  1. Stealing some “Me” Time!
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I love my little man to bits, no doubts there. But then there are times when I crave to be left alone doing nothing but laze around, not being responsible for anything at all! That’s when my dear sister and bro-in law become the angels in my life taking my little boy out on a play date….allowing me to have a date with myself! And what do I do with that time? I draw myself a mean bath all with the essential oils and everything to dip into the bathtub with a glass of wine! Aaaaahhhh….the feeling of relaxing without having to hear the knock on the bathroom door for the hundredth time!!

  1. Binge Reading!
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Is that even a thing? Well, it is for me. I love reading so much that once I start it is difficult to stop. So every time I am not writing, I am reading something. I have the habit of researching the details I read in the book long after I finish it. It’s like I am not ready to let go of the characters! There was a phase when I even used to act/behave like some of the characters in the books I read….yeahh I am weird like that! 😀

  1. The OCD in me Kicks in!
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There are times when this sudden burst of energy kicks in reminding me of the slight OCD I have! You will find me running around cleaning the bathroom, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen on the occasions when that happens. In case you were wondering, my OCD is selective. I opt to either let the OCD part of me win or the procrastinator part of me win. Most of the time, it is the latter that wins!

  1. Choreograph Me Not!
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Remember that sudden burst of energy I mentioned, yeah, it has some other side effects too! It turns me into various characters, and sometimes I am a choreographer. If I hear a great piece of music, then I have to choreograph it and dance away to glory!

  1. Planning my Next Trip!
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I love to make plans and I have a very organized way of going through it! Every time I decide to take a trip, I draw up a plan on everything that needs to be done prior to travel, during the journey and upon reaching the destination. I maintain an excel sheet with all the info including the expenses. I get such a high from this activity that I do it whenever I get some free time, so that I am always prepared for my next trip!

  1. Good old Lazing and Day Dreaming!
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I love to laze around the house doing nothing and just day dreaming! Surprisingly some of the best ideas for my blog posts and short stories hit me when I am day dreaming!

  1. Giggling with my Little Man!
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Giggling with him, playing with him and laughing at all his silly jokes and sometimes even yelling at him is all I do! Ahhh the joys of motherhood! 😀

  1. A Little Bit of Volunteering!
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Last but definitely not the least, I try to do some volunteer work for local organizations. Of course I would love to do more, maybe someday I will be able to!

38 thoughts on “Top 10 Things I do When I am Not Writing!

  1. Oh yea the wrong clothes for the season is something that happens most of the time! Just make a habit to Google the season and he weather forecast in the place before you travel that way you can atleast carry the right clothes! 😀

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  3. Hahaha….dont forget sleeping and day dreaming…they are amazing too! 😛
    Choreography is no big deal….whoever said it has to be perfect, just dance away in whatever way you can! Your little man will love it!
    Ahh…Shine, we should meet up some day…we have so much in common! ❤

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  4. I love this post! Gives me some idea on what to do when I am not writing. Oh I forgot, I rarely write lol 😛 I guess we are similar in binge watching of movies, binge reading and playing with our baby boy. 🙂 Thanks for some of ideas although I doubt I can do choreography 🙂

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  5. Hehehe LOL 😀
    Yes, some change is good. To inspire people is always a great responsibility and sometimes becomes weary.

    I hope you will keep this balance and you will feel better along with your readers 🙂

    Hehehe, glad to know about your OCD 🙂

    Cheers 🙂
    Anand 🙂

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  6. Haha…thank you Anand!
    After all that heavy-duty mushy posts I thought a little light hearted humor would be good for me and my readers! 😉
    You should definitely check out the gifs, they are amazing and definitely add tons of humor to the post!
    My OCD is selective…hehehe it comes only when I want it to! LOL
    No wonder we are friends….we both love ‘Friends’ 😀
    Glad I was able to make your day brighter! Have a good evening ahead!

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  7. Hello Dear 🙂

    This post is awesomely entertaining and light hearted 🙂

    I love the gifs but so far haven’t found the motivation to go gify yet 😛

    You, Mask and other fellow friends are inspiring me to use them as they add tons of humor to the posts.

    The one with the OCD had me giggle so hard 😀 😀 😀

    This is an awesome post and I kind of expected you would do a wide range of things 🙂

    I also love FRIENDS. I guess that is why we are friends 🙂

    Wonderful reading this. Made my evening brighter!!

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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