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In very early days of my college years, I had a friend who was coping with a breakup. I couldn’t help but wonder at times that what is so attention seeking and captivating in her man that she just cannot get herself together? After a few years, by destiny’s play, I had to step into her shoes because I was contemplating severe acts against my depressive chain of thoughts.

Then I had a thought, I cannot do this to myself. I just cannot retreat myself into a cool, dark place of a cocoon, I couldn’t get much dumber. I was in a deep, dark pit of shallow and mundane thoughts where my happiness laid in the hands of a person who had abandoned me. I had completely forgotten my self-worth and my grounds shook beneath my feet. But, then again there is always light at the end of the tunnel! I met a friend who consoled me in and out, empathized with my suffering and handed over a rope to me to get out of that pit.

If you too, know someone whose behaviour is unlike the normal days, their social media presence is off-putting and any other signs that you feel might be a cause of worry. Then, you should definitely lend an ear to that friend dealing with traumatizing thoughts post a breakup.

1)    Empathy is the key
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Gautama Buddha said it right, “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.” When you know that your friend is not able to get over the depressing thoughts of his lover’s departure it is best to climb into her/his skin and think out loud from their viewpoint. Only then, you’ll be able to come to the best conclusion.

2)    Don’t be judgmental too early
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Hear me loud, there is a huge difference between listening and understanding. It happens every day, people fall apart, some of them get back together and some of them don’t! In those times the best you can do to your friend is not try to be hard on them. Most of the people behave bizarre and odd when they face challenging times, this simply does not imply that you have to reciprocate the feeling. Don’t! Give them time!

3)    Introduce them to a hobby
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This is perhaps the best thing you can help them with. Whenever a person focuses on her/his hobby he is bound to give more than 50% of his attention to the said task. You can ask them what brings out the best in them so that they can switch off their negativities and re-boot! They like to paint, bring them acrylic colours, they lie to dance, make them join an academy. Make them push their energies into something prodcutive and useful!

4)    TALK
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It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice. Why do I say that? There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear! Talk to them when they feel alone at night or when they ignore everyone else around them. Take a walk. It helps!

5)    Ask them to travel
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Last but not the least, travelling unties all the knots that we bind, be it the knots of pessimism or residues of over-thinking. After you lose someone special, you gain a lot of lessons and some of the best lessons we learn are from travelling!

Tell us in the comments below if you’ve any more tips we would love to hear!  

Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance

 Chef Edward Lee

That’s the power of desserts. They don’t just please our sweet buds but satisfy our soul as well and stay in our minds all day long. Desserts lift our mood in hard times, add fun to every party, and make happy occasions memorable. They are the most comforting food that adds infinite happiness to our lives and embraces our sweet tooth. How just a bite of cake or ice cream delights our senses and offers them the heavenly sweet taste is quite amazing. We love them so much that sticking to just one is never enough and we go on binging our favorite dessert almost every time. Delhi is a heaven for all the sweet-lovers out there as the city is blessed with a number of famous dessert outlets.

Here is a list of some of the best places in Delhi where you can try yummy dessert varieties and pamper your taste buds.

Wenger’s

It is one of the oldest bakeries in the capital city of India that cannot be beaten by any other in terms of varieties and taste. If you are in Connaught Place, then a visit to this bakery is must where you can indulge your taste buds in the myriad of lip-smacking mousses, puddings, pastries, and mouth-watering cream buns. Always packed with sweet-lovers, drop by to this heaven and allow your senses to be gratified with their famous cream cake, blueberry waffles, choco walnut cake, and chocolate tarts.

Where: Shop No- A/16, Inner Circle Road, Rajiv Chowk, Block A, Connaught Place

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The Big Chill Cakery

Ask any Delhiite their go-to place for the melt-in-your-mouth desserts and the answer will probably be The Big Chill Cakery. Filled with a variety of sweet and savory baked goodies, it is people’s favorite for their shakes and ice creams. When in the house, never miss a chance to taste their Irish cream tiramisu, banoffee pie, and red velvet cake. Being one of the crowded bakeries in the city, you may have to wait for a table, but their scrumptious desserts will make it worth.

Where: Shop No. 1 B, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar

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Elma’s Bakery

Situated in one of the most happening locations in South Delhi, Hauz Khas, Elma’s bakery is a small eatery famous for their delightful desserts and English tea. Visiting this quaint bakery, you must pamper your taste buds with their whipping cheesecake, red velvet cake, and carrot cake. Their delicious waffles, croissants, and pancakes are the heavenly treats on earth something that you must try at least once.

Where: 31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village

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Naturals Ice Cream

As the name suggests, this ice cream parlour offers ice creams in a variety of natural flavors. This the best place for the people who want to discover the unique flavors of ice creams and tantalize their taste buds. You might never have Sitaphal in your life or just avoid Chickoo in a fruit mart, but when you will taste these flavors here, you will rethink your past decisions. The first scoop on your tongue will make you wonder… How do they do it?

Where: L-8, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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L’ Opera

L’ Opera is the best place for the addicts of authentic French delicacies. From Macrons to French pastries and from baguettes to quiches, you can explore the taste of French confectionary in this dessert joint. Lemon Meringue Tart, Royal Chocolate, and Mille-Feuille are recommended ones for the first time visitors to pamper their taste buds in an exquisite manner.

Where: Multiple Locations in Delhi

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You don’t need an excuse to eat desserts at any time of the day. Whenever you feel like, just step into these heavens of desserts to savor your sweet tooth!!

You just heard someone saying there is enough chilled beer in the freezer. And that gives you the reason to be happy and party with your buddies. Beer is the life of every bash and the reliable source to have fun. It turns frowns into smiles and happy times into memorable ones. This golden color drink dates all the way back to Ancient Mesopotamia that apart from tasting great has several health benefits as well. Beer, which is mostly considered as a fattening drink when consumed in moderation (1 drink per day for women and up to 2 for men) can reduce the risk of several harmful diseases.

So raise a pint of beer without any guilt while going through its surprising health benefits mentioned below.

Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

Beer contains a natural antioxidant called phenols that reduces the risk of heart diseases among humans. There is a soluble fiber present in it that lowers the level of cholesterol in our body. It has been found in a research that people who drink a pint of beer daily have 31% lesser chance of suffering from heart diseases as compared to others. Guess, that gives you a fair reason to enjoy your favorite drink daily in moderate quantity.

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Strengthen Your Bones

Beer is known to have high levels of Silicon, an element that promotes the growth and development of bone and connective tissues in the human body. It has been found in a study that moderate drinkers have higher bone density and they are less likely to suffer from a fracture than those who don’t drink beer at all. So raise a pint of beer for the strong bone health!!

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Prevent Diabetes

The amount of alcohol content in beer increases insulin sensitivity, which helps prevent diabetes. The daily consumption of the moderate amount of beer reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes compared to the non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. Being a great source of soluble fiber, it should be a crucial part of the diet of the people suffering from diabetes.

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Protect Against Alzheimer’s disease

People strongly believe that drinking reduces your memory and affects the concentration power. But it is quite opposite with beer that actually improves your memory. People who drink the moderate amount of beer daily are less likely to develop memory-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Beer contains silicon, which is believed to prevent the increased aluminum level that lowers your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Improves Kidney Health

The water content is quite high in beer that helps remove all the harmful toxins present in our body and keep the kidney functioning properly. The hops from beer slow down the release of calcium from bones, which prevents the accumulation of calcium in the kidney in the form of stones. A little amount of beer each day is good to keep kidney stones at a bay.

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Develop Anti-cancer Properties

Beer is known to contain an important antioxidant, Xanthohumol that has powerful anti-cancer properties. It shoos away the cancer-causing enzymes in the human body that can lead to breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. All thanks to Xanthohumol and more thanks to beer that introduce it in our body on consumption.

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Can Cure Insomnia

Remember how everyone says that alcohol consumption interferes with your sleep. Guess, that’s not true in case of beer. Simply tasting beer can increase the amount of dopamine in the brain, making people feel calm and relaxed. So a glass of beer every day can really help cure insomnia and provide healthy and sound sleep.

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With a number of health benefits arising from beer, it is valid to grab a pint and enjoy on weekends.

Whenever we have to gift something to a book lover friend or bibliophile partner, we take a huge sigh of relief and end up buying a book of their favorite author. We pretty much assume on our own that nothing could make an avid reader happier than the fragrance of the fresh pages of a new book. Well, you may be wrong on this one. What if a book lover is tired of receiving books as the only present on several occasions? What if they want to be gifted something more fun and amazing? Think a little outside the box and gift them something unique that they would be more than happy to unwrap.

To help you a little, we are listing down some great non-book gift ideas for your booklover friends that will certainly please their heart.

Bathtub Book Caddy

Just like we all have some hobbies, a book lover always desires to have some relaxing reading time while taking a bath and sipping their favorite wine. A bathtub book caddy will definitely fulfill their desire. It will hold their book, a glass of wine, and a fragrant candle while they concentrate on their relaxing bubble bath.

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Cute Bookmark

You are at a very engaging plot of the novel, but its late night and you have the office to attend the next morning. So, unfortunately, you cannot continue and have to wait for it. Bookmarks help you mark the last page you read so that you can pick it up from there in the future. A cute bookmark as a gift will certainly make the booklover swoon over it which they would be more than happy to use.

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Artistic Bookends

Every book lover desire to just decorate their entire house with books. Be it the bookshelf, wall shelf or coffee table, they leave no spot in the entire house where you cannot find books. Gifting an artistic bookend will not just provide enough support to their books lying on the shelves but also make them look attractive enhancing the interiors of the house.

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Just One More Chapter Cushion

We all are familiar with “Just One More Chapter” story of every book lover. Their passion for reading and crave for stories leave them reading not just one but several chapters at the end of the day. A comfy cushion with ‘Just One More Chapter’ will make a classy gift for every bibliophile out there and encourage them to read more and more or maybe just never stop.

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Book-shaped Coasters

Coffee and books are literally the way to heaven!! Ask any book lover and they will agree at once. Stock an avid reader with strong coffee and good books and they’ll disappear for a long time only to return back to restock their supplies. Book-shaped coasters made out of wood will enhance their coffee experience and inspire to buy some more interesting books to read.

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Personalized Book Stamp

It is always a dream of every book lover to have a library, which they can fill with their huge pile of books and pass on the wisdom to others. To help them realize their passion, gift them a personalized book stamp. And you never know, one day you’ll be sitting in a library reading a book that belongs to them!!

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Book Seat

Hooked to books all day long? You must certainly feel the inconvenience of holding a book while reading it. A comfortable book seat will not just hold the book conveniently but also make your reading more enjoyable. Gift it to a reader friend to let them enjoy their reading session for long and long hours.

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We are sure you must be tempted enough with the amazing gift ideas mentioned above and want to buy them all. So wait no more, and take your pick from these presents to offer something unique and memorable to your booklover friend.

There is no dearth of places in Delhi to take your sweetheart on a sweet, romantic date on a fine evening. Still, every time you want to spend some quality time with the love of your life, you struggle hard to think of one good place. Maybe because there is hardly any privacy in malls, India Gate is just overcrowded, and you have been to Old Fort some zillion times. We understand the struggle is hard to think of a perfect place to have some good time with your girlfriend. That’s why we have curated a list of fresh, romantic venues in Delhi where you can bond with your beloved, have some fun, and create unforgettable memories.

Garden Of Five Senses, Saidul Ajaib

What could be better than enjoying some silent moments of life with your date amidst the bright, lush flowers of different species? Quite a heaven for lovebirds in Delhi, you can take a romantic way on the path through the garden while appreciating the natural beauty around. And don’t be shy to steal a mushy moment with your sweetheart during the walk. When the hunger strikes in, there are enough restaurant options to share a romantic meal with your date, including Fio and Magique.

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Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Road

A must-visit place for lovers, situated near Khan Market in Lodhi Road of South Delhi. A peaceful and relaxing winter afternoon spent with your partner strolling along the ancient ruins of Lodhi Garden is something you will remember for the years to come. Hours will go by having heart-to-heart conversations with your partner and enjoying the tranquility of gardens. It also has some famous food joints nearby to complete your date with some mouth-watering food and desserts.

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Parthasarathy Rocks, JNU

An amazing place for all the lovers in Delhi who would love to enjoy the gorgeous sunset with their partner by their side. It is an open-air auditorium in the JNU campus surrounded by rocky hills and the perfect amount of solitude. The pink and purple hues of the sky and cool breeze passing through your hair are sure to turn your date into a fabulous moment that will be etched in your memory for eternity. Once you witness the beautiful sunset from this spot in the city, you would want to do that over and again.

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The Fort and Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Complex is popular among people as the party planet. It turns into a super fun place right when the night kicks in. But the Hauz Khas Fort with a beautiful lake in the backdrop is perfect to have a romantic date with your beloved. Absorbing the lush greenery and exploring beautiful breeds of deer and swan in the Deer Park is a serene experience to have in the middle of the city. With a number of cafés in the locality offering delicious Chinese, Mediterranean, Mughlai, and Indian delicacies, you can have your favorite dishes enjoying the view of the fort and lake with your beloved.

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Connaught Place

Talking about the best date places in Delhi, how can we not include Connaught Place on the list? Known as one of the busiest places in the city, people still manage to have some quiet and romantic moments with their partner and that’s the beauty of this place. You can take a romantic walk around CP, sit in the Central Park for a cozy chat or just fly away the huge flocks of pigeons from walkaway after feeding them. When the empty tummy calls, you can always head to any of the several cafes and restaurants in this area for a romantic dinner with your date.

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Try the places mentioned above for some quality time with your loved one and you will end up thanking us for making your date a happy and memorable one.

Dating is the first step towards finding a potential partner for a long-lasting relationship. But with everything changing around, the process of dating has evolved itself. Dating is no more what it used to be earlier- fun, simple, and easy!! Earlier, people used to find a dating partner based on the terms of compatibility and let a relationship grow on the foundation of trust and reliability. As simple as that!! Sadly, the modern generation doesn’t have it easy. For many of them, dating is just a source of getting intimate physically and others have trust issues that they are way too scared to actually have a full-fledged relationship with a human being.

There are many reasons to why dating has become quite a big challenge for the modern generation and we are here to discuss a few of them.

Blame It on Dating Apps

The arrival of dating apps has completely changed the way to approach someone. The real conversations are replaced by texts and expression of emotions is just limited to emojis now. And for most of the people out there, dating apps are just a tool to kill time by swiping right and left judging someone completely on the basis of their physical appearance. You can totally imagine the devastating situation of a relationship based entirely on the fantasy of the internet.

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Relationship Is Not Priority Anymore

With so much on their plate already, dating has taken a back seat in the life of Gen Y. The pressure of a stable career and the burden of 9 to 5 jobs that extends till the wee hours has made it quite hard for them to develop and sustain a healthy relationship with someone for a long time. Amidst all the responsibilities, they cannot manage to devote enough time and attention to a relationship.

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People Are Afraid Of Commitment

As horrible as it can get, commitment is the prominent thing that the modern generation fears the most. In this monogamous world, staying in the relationship with a person for a long time just doesn’t seem ideal to youngsters. Just when the fun part gets over and the serious phase creeps in, all they desire is to get out of the relationship.

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Inclination towards Physical Intimacy

In the modern dating world, physical intimacy has taken over the importance of emotional bonding in a relationship. Always in the search for something new and thrilling, once people start to feel that their partner has nothing exciting to offer them, they kind of get bored of the relationship. Of course, sexual interaction is necessary for the healthy growth of a relationship, but it shouldn’t be the very base of it because then the whole relationship is bound to fall at some point.

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The Rush of Getting In a Relationship

If you ever ask your mom and dad the age they had their first relationship, the answer will probably be adulthood. But the younger generation is always in a hurry to try new things even before they are fully prepared for them. They start dating in teenage involving their tender hearts in something very serious knowing little about the nuances of the relationship. And when the relationship doesn’t work out, it leaves them heartbroken making dating a nightmare for the rest of their lives.

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Yes, we know that relationships were not like a fairy tale in the old times but they were better, healthier, and happier. A little bit of patience, understanding, and priority to emotional needs over physical can turn the tables for modern dating and make it successful.

Nature is not a place to visit. It is Home.

Gary Snyder

When life gets tough and soul is burdened, an escape to mountains in the Himalayas can do wonders for our peace of mind. Wandering through dense forests, alpine meadows and witnessing majestic snow-covered mountains and milky waterfalls take our senses to a world of heavenly beauty and offer the much-needed solitude to our soul. Filled with the peace, serenity, and spirituality, the lap of nature embrace everyone and refill with love, life, and strength. In fact, they also satisfy adventure-seeking souls who love to take backpacking trips on whims.

Here is a list of best places in mountains whose charm and beauty cannot be elucidated in words and can only be felt by being there.

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Famous as the honeymoon destination among couples, Gulmarg is blessed with alluring beauty that gives you the opportunity to stay close to nature and get some peace of mind. It is the best skiing destination in India where you can try skiing and snowboarding with your travelling partners. Try to enhance the fun with snow fights and building snowmen, we promise, you are going to like it a lot. Take the gondola ride and go for a romantic walk to explore the heavenly beauty of this destination in the Himalayas. If you want to explore the true beauty of Gulmarg, try visiting in winters during snowfall, the place transforms into a divine beauty.

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Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Though Ladakh is known for its rugged mountains and uninhabited hinterlands, its Nubra Valley, nurtured by Siachin and Shok rivers is blessed with fertile lands and known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ and ‘Orchard of Ladakh.’ The Diskit monastery is the holy place of Buddhism in the valley where you can relax your soul by mediation and attend the Festival of the Scapegoat. The Panamik village is a picturesque location of this destination that you must visit to absorb its beauty and get close to nature.

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Settled in the lap of Kullu region, Manali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India that has a lot to offer the tourists visiting this place. Nestled on the banks of the Beas River, it offers numerous trekking and camping adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas. Witnessing the charm of mountains in Old Manali, paragliding in Solang Valley, playing snow games in Rohtang and wandering through the lush apple orchards will enhance your pleasure of spending some relaxing time in Manali with your friends and loved ones. Don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the hot sulfur baths of Vashisht village and exploring the amalgamation of European and Himalayan culture in Naggar Castle. With so much of beauty around, you are bound to fall in love with this town.

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The unexplored picturesque destination, Tawang is one of the best places to visit in the North Eastern part of India. Full of picturesque locations, ancient monasteries, milky waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, it is perfect to enjoy nature’s bliss. You can meditate sitting by the mountains and listening to the music of rivers and waterfalls. Doing so will make you believe in the healing powers of nature and the way it brings peace and balance in our lives. Don’t forget to visit the ancient Tawang monastery, pass through the snow-covered Sela Pass, and click some pictures at the Madhuri Lake to make your trip memorable.

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Chopta, Uttarakhand

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Chopta is a lesser known destination among tourists. Also known as ‘Mini Switzerland,’ it is rich in diverse flora and fauna, and you can find deodar and rhododendron trees in abundance in this region. One of the most picturesque spots, the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Himalayan region from here is something you shouldn’t miss. When trekking to Deoriatal Lake, Chopta serves as one of the best destinations to camp and relax. The charm of camping amidst deodar and pine trees and bird watching are the great options to make the most of your visit to this destination.

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Visiting these peaceful destinations will make you feel at home away from home and heal your soul in a magical way!!

Hiking is a gripping adventure that brings you closer to the beauty and depth of nature. The picturesque landscapes and mighty mountains amidst serenity take your mind and soul to a different world full of imagination and possibilities. Hiking can be a life-changing experience for some and source of the adrenaline rush for others. Witnessing the beautiful sunrise from the mountains and enjoying flamboyant sunset are some of the best perks of hiking.

But there are several preparations required to make your hiking experience successful. Be it a one-day hike or multi-day treks, there are some items that you must carry without fail. Here is a list of a few essentials that you should bring on every hike to turn it into a favorable experience.

Water Bottles

You say why? Because water is the basic essential to survive, and without sufficient water in the body, it may not perform as well. The scarcity of water in the body may cause altitude sickness as well, so always carry a water bottle with yourself whenever going for hiking.

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Munching Items and Snacks

While hiking you tend to lose energy much faster that may lower your blood sugar level. Carry munching items, such as chocolates, energy bars, fruits, candies, dry fruits, etc. that you can consume every now and then to keep your energy level optimal.

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Backpack

A backpack helps keep all your stuff organized while trekking and provides easy access to your items. Make sure you choose one that is water-proof, comfortable on your shoulders, balance the load on both sides, and big enough to hold all your essentials without weighing you down.

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Trekking Clothes

Comfortable, breathable, and quick dry trek suit is a must for hiking that will prove useful in situations when you have to cross water streams or going for snow treks. Always wear clothes in layers, which will allow you to adjust according to the change in weather. Don’t forget to carry least 2-3 pair of socks, inner garments, and comfortable sleeping pants.

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Hiking Boots

The comfortable, light, and high-quality pair of boots will be your best friend during hiking. They will provide you good protection and a firm grip on slippery surfaces that will enhance the trekking experience. You may have to spend a few extra bucks while buying good hiking shoes, but at the end, they will be worth every penny.

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Sunscreen and Sunglasses

The intensity of the rays of the sun is quite high in hills as compared to the cities. Don’t forget to carry effective sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from ultraviolet rays and direct sunlight. Always apply sunscreen with SPF 70 or more to save your skin from getting sunburns, which prove to be very painful later.

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Map and Compass

It is quite possible to lose mobile connections at the height so GPS won’t be able to guide you through the route. Always carry a hard copy of the map and compass to keep track of where you have reached or how far you have to go to reach your destination.

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First Aid Kit

It is very obvious that you or your fellow trekker may get cuts, bruises or burns during hiking. A small first aid kit carrying the basic items, such as bandages, antiseptic lotions, cleansing wipes, painkillers, etc. may come handy during small accidents.

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Torchlight

The mountains are always mysterious. And you never know when you may get lost in the wilderness or it gets late while coming back from the hike. In such situation, a torchlight can prove to be a life-saver and save you from the wrath of wild animals in the forest.

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Swiss Knife

From opening bottles to cutting things and removing splinters to fixing broken things, a Swiss knife can be used for a number of purposes. It comes handy in different situations so never forget to carry one, especially for hiking or any kind of trip.

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Make sure you carry all the essential items mentioned above to make your trekking experience wonderful and a memorable one. There are several other items that can be added to this list based on your personal requirements and duration of the trekking trip.

There is a famous saying that “Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.”

This proverb is a hopeful medicine when you are going through a break-up. When you were in a relationship with someone, there was new hope, excitement in love and romance, and everything about that person seemed cute and adorable. The world seems so much more colorful when your so-called soul mate is by your side and the same world turns grey when that soul mate leaves you.

The first few months or years for some seems to be a punishment. But please, don’t be harsh on yourself or curse that person. Instead, be thankful that the relationship ended because there are some sweet benefits that you can draw from that break-up. Calm down a bit and read the flip side of a break-up!

Freedom like Never Before

Let’s be honest and agree to the fact that – one is never free in real terms in a relationship. Your partner was perhaps ok with the fact that you were going out with your friends or deciding on certain goals but in the long run, these were the things which led to some bitterness in your relationship. But now he/she is no more a part of your life, all you can enjoy is Freedom in the truest sense. You can go on a long drive, return home late, eat the salads, pizza, or roll a joint without compromising, visit your favorite city, or bring a pet home. There would be no shrieking voice to stop you from living your life on your own terms – as simple as that.

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Space like NASA

The physical and mental space that you enjoy after a break-up is commendable. If you have been in a live-in relationship, the wardrobe, bathroom cabinet, shoe rack, and the whole house would feel lighter. Sometimes, after a tiring day at work, all you want is silence and your own SELF which was initially impossible with the presence of your partner. But now all you have is space – so utilize it in a great way. Perhaps you simply wanted to enjoy a relaxing Sunday at home with home cooked food but your partner wanted to meet you – that’s the beauty of a break-up – you don’t have to act to be happy now!

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Finally, There Would be No Acting

Oh! This is such a big sigh of relief – right? You don’t have to unnecessarily act that how much you like his/her friends or relatives who feel it is their birthright to drop at your place every now and then that too unannounced! There would be no one to eat away your peace of mind….you can now be safe on your holidays and weekends. You don’t have to think of the main dish, desserts, and other modes of entertainment for those awful bunch of people.

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You Get Better Understanding of the SELF

You and only you are the most important person in your life and every other thing and people come later. In a relationship, you have understood the other person but after a break-up, you gain more knowledge about the real kind of person you are. You come to learn more about your limits and strengths and most importantly, you learn where you can happily sacrifice and where not! This understanding is very important to avoid more heartbreaks in future. You start loving yourself more now!

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The List of “What I Want in a Relationship” is Refined

Every break up is like a lesson from which you learn something. Every person is searching something special for his/her partner and your list is simply refined now. Maybe the thrill, adventure, or romance was missing a bit in your last relationship. Now you know what all you want in your partner in a clearer way.

The List of “What I Want in a Relationship” is Refined
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The Real Friends would Show Up

When you are going through a shining phase in your life, everyone would praise you, love you, and go crazy about you. But when you are hitting the low lanes of life, you would know who all your real friends are. The real or true friends would come close to you at this moment and built the lost courage and confidence in you again. So, treasure these friends!

The Real Friends would Show Up
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Creativity May Shine Out

Love is sweet, beautiful, and amazing – true. Heartbreaks are pathetic, traumatic, and sour – period! Your heart is in pain and you can use this pain to narrate a novel, write some poems, compose a piece of music, or paint. After channelizing your pain or negative energy for a creative purpose, you are definitely going to thank this break-up phase!

Creativity May Shine Out
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Losing hope and positivity for a break-up is not a valiant idea. I know, understanding this thing at an early stage of break-up is a bit difficult but when you calm down a bit, you would really understand these great benefits of your break-up. You won’t have any hard feelings then and would thank for that phase!

Marriage in society is considered as the union of two people in a relationship. In the starting, you get to learn a few good things about your partner, the chemistry works fine and everything seems hunky dory. Once the honeymoon phase gets over and reality hits you, you start finding flaws in the compatibility and come across situations you never thought would be an issue. The disagreement on several issues keeps on piling up until it leads to a dead end and people are left with no other choice but to divorce or separate.

Sometimes divorce seems the right choice but not for people who want to find solutions to their problems before giving up. To handle such difficulties, the marriage counselling goes a long way that saves the marital relationship and strengthens it.

Here we are going to talk about the importance of marriage counselling for discussing marital disagreement issues.

Help Address Your Problems

Going for marriage counselling let you take some time out of your busy life and focus on the issues that you and your partner are dealing with. You address your problems in front of the counsellor that helps achieve a deeper understanding of the differences that are ruining your marriage.

Provides Effective Communication Methods

Sometimes the spouses want to improve their relationship but are not sure how to do it. The counsellor provides the spouses with effective communication methods to convey their thoughts and problems to each other.

Help Identify Reasons for Conflict

The counsellor studies the behavioral pattern of the spouses and tries to identify the reasons for conflict. Once the counsellor identifies such behavioral characteristics, it can help the couple to understand and work on them.

Help Couple Work On Their Shortcomings

Counselling provides couples the platform to confront the issues causing problems in their marriage. It helps to improve their communication and let them work on bad habits, such as not listening to their partner, interrupting them or not giving them the chance to respond.

Help Identify the Behaviour of Your Partner

We always have this perception in our mind of how we want our partner to be. And when they turn out to be different that leads to utter disappointment in a relationship. The counselling helps create a clear picture of who your partner really is that helps avoid the misunderstandings. It provides the window to understand each other’s desires, needs and respect them.

Provides Communication Tools To Strengthen Marital Relationship

Marriage counselling teaches the spouses to stay responsible to each other. The counsellor assigns some tasks and communication exercises to the couple to practice at home what they have learned during the session. Like, talking to your partner about your routine, sharing funny incidents, how you feel about certain things, etc. Learning new methods to strengthen your relationship will only work if they are put into practice.

Teaches To Resolve Issues in a Healthy Manner

Counselling teaches you to resolve your issues in a healthy manner without resentment or anger. You will learn to listen to your spouse, process what they are saying and then communicate your feelings to them.

If you feel there are problems in your marriage which are quite significant, then it is important to seek professional help of a counsellor. The marriage counselling, like any other type of counselling, can help address the problems and initiate the process of change for the betterment of your marital life.

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