Let’s explore!

If it were up to me, this blog post would have been up a month ago- I was just too busy.

Well hello! I am Pranjali, and this is my first blog post. I am currently exploring the field of writing while being trained in dance and procrastination, like everybody else.

Before anything else, I want to talk about the process and hardships of starting new things. I had wanted to explore this field of interest for the longest time, and so when lockdown started four months ago, I still didn’t do it! Obviously. I just kept putting it off for days on end, opening my laptop for working and end up watching YouTube or Netflix the whole day- basically just procrastinating. And I believe I am not the only one facing this. The advent of any new project drags procrastination with it.

The psychology behind this is quite interesting and layered. More often than not, we label the reason behind our delaying tactics as laziness or lack of self-control, when in reality there are some things deeper than that. It might be a fear of failure, fear of not being perfect, or simply because the results are far off in the future. Put in the voice of ‘what will people say’ in there and you might as well pack up your project and ship it away. 

There is a huge list of this psychology that you can find with one click. While you look at this list, you will figure out as to why you’re procrastinating and then the blame will shift. Instead of blaming yourself, now you’ll blame your mind or your fear and that is not any better than before. It will not pass on its own.

The key is to find your reason and face it. The fear of failure, perfectionism, and judgment, are just anchors. We hold on to them because that’s practically all we have known in our adult life. Remember as a kid? We never used to back away from new challenges. I started learning Kathak at the age of seven, and honestly, I never thought I would learn it for a decade. I just started learning it because I enjoyed it, and honestly didn’t care what people thought. 

For combating your procrastination record-  just start. Even if you’re only being lazy, just start. Believe in yourself and decide that you’re gonna do this. Doing your project is not the problem, it’s easy; the problem is absolutely deciding you wanna do it.

That’s what we have to start now. Stop caring, about being perfect or about failing and the least about being judged. Whatever you’re thinking of trying right now or ever, just do it. It’ll work out, and even if it doesn’t, you’ll enjoy the process and definitely learn some things in between. Create your heart out. That’s what I intend to do anyway.

So, not to be the ‘strange person behind the keyboard’- I am 18 years old, I am an ambivert and I adore all creative fields. I love to read and write, I am impatient at times and I love to learn new stuff. I have very diverse interests, and I love to dance. 

About why I am here. See, there is no perfect lifestyle. Everyone has their own thing that works for them. Keeping that in mind, there is always something to improve, right? I am simply here to spread some positivity, talk about physical and mental health, and hopefully give out some inspiration and help to help you improve. See, albeit you might have heard all the things written above, a little reminder never hurts. 

I am going to try this two to three times a week. Comment down below any tips or topics you wish to read about or contact me personally- I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for reading, just another reminder- smile.

Happy exploring!

Pranjali Jain

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Aishanya Gupta says:

    God, feels like someone just wrote all my thoughts from the past few months. But I guess that’s who you are. A highly optimistic and vivacious person. All the luck and love for this, and I would love to read more.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      first comment, wonder why that is:’) love you, thank you! ❤

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  2. Yagya says:

    You just wrote what I’ve been going through since the beginning of lockdown. I’ve been willing to start writing my own blog post since last year but you know, I just realised that not doing it, attributing all of it to my laziness and what not is just another way to get away with it and not recognizing that basically it’s just the fear of judgement that’s stopping me from doing it. “What if I’m not as perfect as others who are doing the same thing? What if nobody relates to me? It’s been a lot of time since I last wrote, postponing it for some other time won’t harm much.”

    Shit. You just poured down how I’m feeling. Thank you and love you❤️

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Go for it yags, it’s gonna be amazing. All the love and luck to you<3
      And also, you're an amazing writer:))

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  3. Dhvani Malhotra says:

    This is amaazinnggg! Described so appropriately. My best wishes and all the luck for this.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thanks Dhvani! ❤

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  4. Sarah says:

    SO RELATABLE ISTG!!! I could actually relate to each and every line of yours!!
    Wish I could write half as beautiful as you do. You’re just amazing at it!!! Lots of love and luck to you with this ❤️

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    1. Pranjali says:

      All the love<3

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  5. Akul kumar says:

    This was just wonderful 🙂 . Now i think i should start reading books. I have been running away from them for so long, and i just hate reading. I hope this blog acts as a catalyst in the process of me becoming a patient reader. Thank you so much pranjali
    Lots of love.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Yay! Try it, it’ll be good:)) thank you so much

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  6. Mansi Mehndiratta says:

    Such thoughts have been wondering in my mind since forever and I must say that all this makes so much sense, much more than it ever made in my mind. Very meaningful piece and of course it’s written beautifully. Congratulations on taking the first step towards exploring this amazing field. I am sure it’s gonna be a fantastic journey. Good Luck:)

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you so so much, means a lot! ❤

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  7. Aarushi Kaushik says:

    This is so apt and so beautifully written. Amazing choice of words to describe literally every single person. Good Going!!

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Glad to hear that, thank you so much! ❤

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  8. Aman Sakhuja says:

    Really nice Pranjali!👌

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you so much, Aman!

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  9. Dipra says:

    Great start Pranjali✨! So relatable

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you dipra!

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  10. Vaibhav Bansal says:

    I was in need of such a piece. Thanks a lot pranjalii. Very well written and so relatable. Something is always better than nothing and your very precisely in a simple manner highlighted the logic behind it.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Glad you like it! Thank you so much:)

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  11. Unknown says:

    Your writing skills are very good. During reading your blog , it felt like i was reading a blog of a senior journalist. But their are millions of people who are writing positive blogs these days but the humans skull is getting negative and negative by each passing day . I think meditation must work out rather than positive blogs. I have found sahaja yoga and seen people transforming . I suggest u to do this and other meditation techniques and that u found changing your life will write on your blog.
    It’s your choice

    Big fan

    From your tution class

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Hi there! Thank you for your kind words:) I am a meditator myself, have been practicing for the last 5 years. I will write about it in further blogs!

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  12. sharvin desai says:

    Really that Netflix and youtube thing is one of the major reason behind my unpopularity 🤣(agar ye 2 cheezein nahi hoti na ab tak toh yaar IIT Bombay main teachers ko padha raha hota ki padhaate kaise hai🤣🤣) loved it…. Write more about anything yaar…. Your words are awesome.

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  13. Mahika Chandra says:

    This was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t help but smile because it’s so relatable and it’s just the kind of positivity I guess everyone would need right now.
    My best wishes and all the luck for this❤️

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you so much Mahika, glad you liked it!

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