5 Things about Mental Health


Hi folks,

I have not written here for some time. But I wanted to write a good one.

Here is my attempt at that.

Let us talk Mental Health. What is it?

According to Wikipedia, Mental Health is like having peace with your brain; like when your mind is healthy and working well.

People who suffer from Mental health problems are referred to be having Mental Illness.

Fact 1: Look around, 2 out of 10 children have mental health issues and problems since their childhood.

Fact 2: Any kind of substance abuse- narcotics leads to such problems

Fact 3: The ones with mental illness are prone to other diseases than others. They have higher chances of getting neurological, cardiovascular and cancerous diseases.

Fact 4: Mental Illness is treatable. Yet, there is still a stigma about it. People with this illness are subject to isolation in the society. But they need the opposite- the human company is a major way of treating such patients.

Fact 5: According to WHO, around 800,000 people commit suicide every year and many times the substance abuse and mental health issues are the leading cause of such suicide cases.


If you wish to educate someone about mental health issues are want to contact an agency:

+ Google Mental Health Helpline

+In USA- for suicides call: 1800-273-8255  ( National Suicide Prevention online); for general information: SAMHSA Treatment Referral Line- 1877-726-4727

+ In India : 1860-266-2345 / 1800-233-3330

Please search the mental health institutes or crisis management in your local town.





The idea of new furnishings, new buildings charms me; the smell of a new place is always distinctive. It is when we stay there that the place becomes ours and smells and breathes like us!

Yeah, so on that note I have been checking housing areas and it struck me almost there that I am going to throw a house warming party when I move in! Although, that depends on the number of friends I have in that city…. sigh!

But yes, house warming parties, are a total yes !!

Although I am going to pretty paranoid the whole time if my couch has wine spilled on it or the carpet has ketchup on it…. yep.. I will be just like Kim Kardashian… freaking out!!

To be honest, the best House Warming Parties have guests bringing in gifts just like a baby shower… and a thank you note from the host !

So gifts that I recommend would be-


Nowadays, cute and querky shaped bookends are a rage… I like the one here and here . They are needed on shelves having 2-3 books and they have the added ability to look like a stylish showpiece.


Delicate and elegant show pieces make a great impression for attention to a particular place. My favorite showpieces here, here and here.


Vases always find a purpose, with flowers or just as is… they look pretty always. And anyone can bring in any size and shape… it does not matter because there are countless number of ways, a vase can be used… yep.. think of a boho decor room… there are countless places. I find this Kate Spade one elegant and modern.


Finer crystal pieces are exquisite and too expensive so under $100 one can get a small crystal piece. Finer works can be found in Europe… that is where my crystal collection came from! If you want something similar to that, you can look at this piece.


Painting look great as gifts. Well most of the time one does not know the style of one’s house or their decor styling. So I would reserve that gift for when you go out to shop for their home with the specific home owner whom you are gifting to.


A very formal gift is just plain flowers. Get a bouquet of carnations from your nearby Safeway Store and I am sure they would love to decorate them.


When gifting a photo frame, keep in mind to place a picture and never give an empty one. To add a personal touch, add a picture of yourself with the new home owners and it will provide as an awesome memory.


Candle stand vary from ever so classy to modern and bold designs. And there is a stand for every candle. You can find here & here.



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Hey Guys, this is a really really small post! Just to get things going and like a TIP of the Week !!!

When I keep circling in the same situation, I call it “Being in A RUT!”

There are several ways of getting out of a rut, they are:

1.Don’t Perfect

Try not to seek perfection all the time, sometimes the way things are are what makes them perfect. Get going and stop sitting on the same things.

2.Take a Break

A change in setting or a different task can get things going. So take a break, chill, listen to music or go for a drive. It will surely clear things in your head.

3.Speak to Someone

A friend comes in handy here. Just speak your mind and discuss things. A new face will always have a different thing to add on to.


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Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂



When are we not in pursuit of happiness, trying to ace the best class result, getting to dance with the girl we had a crush on, giving an amazing presentation in front of our boss, etcetra and etcetra, the list goes on! Nearly 99% of our actions are in pursuit of happiness, most of the times for ourselves and rarely for others.

In both cases, happiness is relative!

Still, there are some basic underlying principles of being happy and how to have a happy life.

1. Learning Happiness

To be happy it is essential to be surrounded be happy things, things that give you joy and make you feel special. You should surround yourself with activities and people that bring a smile on your face. You should cut down and negate on people and those things that hurt you or upset you in any form.

2. Set Goals for yourself

Having goals will automatically lead you to pursue something. It will remove negative thoughts and you would not be having “a devil’s mind”! What I mean to say here, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop and you will naturally be busy and find various ways to achieve it. Having goals is always beneficial because it gives your mind some direction.

3. Have your armor on

It is essential to always have your guard on. Try and be as confident as possible. An optimistic person seems a confident person. Therefore, confidence is key. Half our battle is won if you are confident.

4. Enjoy the smaller pleasures

Life is all about the little – little pleasures. Take each day as it comes. Enjoy the little things that bring joy. Take out time to just see the birds chirping or the dog playing in the park, dance a little with your grand children or just in the rain! Have a sip of tea and make yourself cozy.

5. Energy follows thought

Positive energy leads to positive action. Last week in my own particular experience, I felt that if I believe and say something good, it always happens. So as a principle, I always say to speak only the good things. 🙂

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Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


Hey guys,

So part of my self help series, is Living your Dream.

Living your dream is doing the things that you enjoy doing and continue to do that, in turn having a rewarding life. So what’s the secret or the code?

Well, the code is….. (drumroll) To live your dream, you must have SMART goals.

💟 S- Simple

💟 M- Measurable

💟 A- Accurate

💟 R- Realistic

💟 T- Time defined

Now take a sheet and a pen and :

💟 Know what your dream is. Is it a big house? Is it helping people? Is it working for animals.

💟 List down all the things that you aspire to be or to get at.

💟 Set priorities to your list. Like put numbers or decide which one is most important to you and decide the rest in a decreasing order.

💟 Set timelines for the goals or dreams. For example: I want to be a known blogger. Now this is a vague dream. Set crisp dreams or goals. Look at it like this- I wan to be a known blogger in the self help area by end of 2017. So define your time and exact goal.

Now you have your dreams- you have a list, now is for action time. Once you are through this, do this:

💟 Now break it down more.

Say I want a 4 bedroom house in 2 years. Now look at your expenses and calculate for the next 2 years.

Or look at your credit score to see if that loan amount is payable by you. If it is, that is wonderful. If not, look at increasing your income.

Think of ways you can make good money. Think of getting into school to learn new things or asking for pay raise. Or you can look out for another higher paying job. Alsop, a great way is to cut down your expenses.

A little goes a long way.

💟 Research is key. You can look up various magazines, read online and get price estimates on things you want to do.

💟 Motivation is a huge ingredient is going strong. There can be setbacks, but those are temporary. They will pass away. Keep your goal in mind and keep working towards it.



So, a couple of years ago, I was sitting next to my window, looking out, watching the skies, birds and everything under it… just looking out mindlessly, well that state is called “bokato”…. yep, i googled it. So had to google it, because I was doing this pretty often. Just having cup of tea and looking out, aimlessly.

Aimlessly is what I did not like. I had to have a goal. Or probably, i just got too comfortable with myself. That is when it struck me- to write down my plan of life.

What is a plan of life ?

💟 Plan of Life is all about what you want to achieve in your life.

💟 It is about what you envision your life to be.

So, how do you make this plan of life?

Simple. Lets take it step by step….

💟 Take a sheet of paper and pen

💟 Write down where you currently are…. now this has to be as detailed as possible… get into specifics… but do not get lost in it…

you know what i mean, right?

💟 Now make 3 columns- 3 years, 5 years and 10 years….. do not be overwhelmed….

💟 Next, think… what you really want. and begin envisioning yourself…. really weigh in everything by thinking you do you want this or do you want that…

💟 Now . begin filling up all the columns… but take one column at a time…

Now the main point or idea is- this is where your overwhelming gets sorted. You do not have to write everything down today only. You can take your time to think about those columns. Give it a month…. you will get there if you do not know what exactly you want.

Once you get those columns filled…. its now action time.

Almost easy as it sounds, this is the most difficult path.. But we can get there another day. Today we did an amazing task of finding out where you want to be.

Some reminders before I go….

💟 I want you all to remember, life is a gift.. enjoy it… live it…

💟 It is not a race. There maybe joy in getting to the finish point first, but a larger joy is in the journey.

💟 Also, some goals are hard to achieve, some are rather easy ones. I am not telling you to go over the easy win, I am saying, do not be too hard on yourself.

💟 If there are milestones, there are set to be roadblocks. I am most definitely sure about it. So do not give up. And it could take longer, but you will get there.

OK… so we are at the end… but you can always reach out to me on email- bhavanaduttofficial@gmail.com

Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


Hey all,

So I made it official on my Facebook page yesterday (link here) and on my Instagram . The news is Our Happy World will have the whole of September month dedicated to Self Help and Personal Growth.

I have realized that to create happiness around us- one aspect that we need to conquer is our own growth. Therefore, the whole of month, I will be making blogs and videos all on personal growth & development.

Series beginning tomorrow.

Also, you can like the Facebook page to stay updated.

Love & Happiness

Bhavana 🙂


I am sure you are guessing, if there is some pun intended! But nope, not this time…

I strongly suggest never go out looking for happiness…. meaning do not do something thinking it might or shall give you happiness.

And Why So?

1. The primary reason is expectancy. Problems that we people have are majorly because of expectations. We believe in something and think and associate expectations. But if things do not pan out the way they are, frustration , anger and depression seeps in.

2. Also, there is reverse psychology to it. If you do something to gain happiness, what it tell about you. It means your brain is trying to tell your that you are not happy in the current state. And I am pretty sure no one wants to know that.

3. A third reason to this is your mind subconsciously attaches itself to anything close. It could be an activity, a cause, a person, a place. And things are not constant. So where there is a shift, the mind has its own battles.

4. Also, the second you go out in pursuit of happiness, you become vulnerable. Vulnerable to anything because all your emotions are out in the open.

So how do you find Happiness?

It is simple.

And there is no code for it.

There is no shortcut to it.

And there is no sure shot formula to it.

Every one has their own happy triggers, one has to understand that better and be aware of them more. In simple words, try out new things and understand what you like and what you do not enjoy. You will find your happiness.


If you have more questions on this, email me on bhavanaduttofficial@gmail.com and I can talk to you there.

Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


Life is short, too short for putting things off.

If you want to do something, do it now! Do it today…

Or if there are a series of tasks, start today…..

So, just think of it as this ice lollipop…  If I do not finish it in time, it will melt away..

So I have less time, and hence, I should start now.. and so should you…

Just sharing my daily dose of Inspiration!

Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


I am a Sunday person, and I believe one needs that Sunday once in a while….

By Sunday here, I mean, a day of relaxation!!!

Yes, we owe it to ourselves… and so that we can prepare for that Monday !!! haha


1.  Go for the run!

Yep, a morning run would not hurt anybody… the fresh air in the morning is actually beneficial. Your body needs it.

2. Make yourself the best breakfast

Healthy eating is a step to healthy living and what better to start your day with eating right. Try not to skip it and go for brunch.

3. Sleep

Make time for sleep/ make yourself a nice bed and snuggle in. Get in that afternoon hours of sleep. That extra 2 – 3 hours will help you in starting your day on Monday.

4. Soak yourself

Take a bubble bath with some amazing bath salts and bath bombs, the ones from LUSH !! Check them out here.. I would totally recommend the Cheer Up Buttercup. 

5. Do some sport

Whether its basketball, baseball, badminton or whatever, play something. Sports helps in working those muscles that have been there not worked out. Find out the community center nearby or if you have a backyard you can work it there too.

That is all for now, folks! Lets just say there is no hard and fast rule for a Sunday. It is your day, so enjoy it.

Have a good one.

Sending you lots of love and happiness

Bhavana 🙂


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