MEMORIES

“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our

fear, we

can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies

are

working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the

voices of our loved ones”.

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

INCULCATING PHYSICAL SPORTS IN CHILDREN

INCULCATING PHYSICAL SPORTS IN CHILDREN

 

Hello Folks!

I have often come across parents who complain that their children do not participate in sports at all.

Today, I am going to talk about the benefits of sports and why sports needs to be inculcated in children? So let’s start.

Sport is an activity that involves physical exertion of an individual or team carried out for the mere purpose of entertainment or competition.

Secondly, sports inculcates a lot of positive character traits in children of all age groups.

Such traits go a long way in their future lives.

Thirdly, sports help children in being more connected to their surroundings and the people around them.

The element of fear and loneliness subsides when there are people in the surrounding to back them up.

Fourthly, children are prone to developing more friendships due to their curious nature.Such Friendships are not only long lasting but are free from all sorts of prejudices.

Fifthly, through sports children develop the ability of becoming good team mates which helps them in their future endeavors.

Sixthly, sports are good for their mental well being as well.

Children coming from broken families need a vent to their feelings and aggression which is best served by engaging in some kind of healthy sport.

Seventh,through sports children learn from their successes and failures which help them get ready for their future life.

And Lastly, sports help children in recognizing authority and respecting them.

Now, let us try to address how we as parents inculcate physical activities in children.

Firstly, provide open options to your children regarding physical games.Such as cycling, skating,running, mountaineering,rock climbing etc.c

Secondly, take them to different kinds of sports to see what might interest them.Such as cricket,baseball,netball,badminton,tennis or squash etc.,

Thirdly, ask them what they might be interested in.Make a list according to their choices.They might like to do karate, or gymnastics,swimming or may be archery.

Whatever, they like you need to address their problem and find a solution to it.

Fourthly, if a child wants the support of a parent,engage yourself in their support.Don’t think for a moment that you will be embarrassed by playing that particular support.

Unconsciously, you are strengthening your bond with your child for life and ultimately it will bear great fruits.

And lastly, trust your child in what sport they want to pursue.Sports we did in our childhood may not attract them in the way it used to make us glow.

Every Generation is different.For the coming generations we might appear Noobs to some but there’s no limit to our becoming pro’s. So have an open mind dear parents. 

In the end, I would like to say that children can only develop the habit of sports when you as a parent follow it in practice.Nothing comes without effort.

And the changing times ask us to change too for the mental and physical well being of our children.Not all sports require money to begin.

Think about it.

Until next time, stay safe and healthy.

REASONS OF DRUG ABUSE AND ITS EFFECT ON WOMEN

REASONS OF DRUG ABUSE AND ITS EFFECT ON 

 

WOMEN

 

Hello Folks!

 We often come across the term Drug Abuse and its Effects on women.Today, I will talk in detail about it.

So, next time if any of your loved one is facing it, you are in a position to help them out.So let us start.

Let us dive deep into understanding,what actually is Drug Abuse?

Using a drug for other than what it originally was intended for is called drug misuse.It includes taking more or less of a prescribed drug or using an outdated or a friend’s prescription.

The first reason of Drug Abuse among women is a way of copying with the stress they are facing in their lives.

Secondly,some drugs have side effects that alter the appetites and bodily functions.

Drugs such as Ecstasy(MDMA) or Speed can result in loss of weight and appetite.

Thirdly,women are more likely than men to take substance abuse other than men following crises. Such as miscarriage,divorce,unemployment and depression.

Fourthly, Older women are more likely than old men to self medicate with alcohol and prescribed drugs in order to deal with loneliness,financial insecurity and loss of a spouse.

Fifthly, women who are into Drug Abuse use it for improving their moods,reduce sexual inhibitions or even boost their confidence.

These are the most likely reasons for Drug Abuse among women.However,the Effects of Drug Abuse outweigh them all.Let us have a look on the Effects of Drug Abuse.

Firstly,Opiates, stimulators and tranquilizers all effect in a different way.

Women are at more risk from heat stroke than men as they have a different water/fat ratio in their bodies.

So even if both consume the same amount of drug; due to different chemical makeup ,the effects are different altogether.

Secondly, women experience hormonal changes throughout their lives from puberty to pregnancy and ultimately to menstruation.

During all these stages she needs medication to meet her bodily needs for repair.

In all these phases, the drugs affect the women in different ways.

Thirdly, women are more prone to develop dependency on drugs as compared to men.

Fourthly, women who are prone to smoking may end up in an increased level of hypertension,cirrhosis,drain damage, lung cancer and respiratory diseases.

Fifthly, the repeated use of any drug can lead towards Habituation.It gives enhanced pleasure to the user leading to reduction in stress levels,fear and anxiety.

Sixth, snorting cocaine too can alter the mindset altogether.

Drugs taken at a crowded noisy party are different and have different effects as compared to the ones taken in, at intimate, quiet events.

Seventh,the excessive use of Drug Abuse like alcohol and smoking affects a pregnant woman and it’s child. 

Eighthly, Drugs cause physical dependence in women which changes their body cells causing an overpowering constant need for it. 

And if not taken,then the user develops severe anxiety, extreme nausea and intense craving for the drug.

And Lastly, tolerance is the body’s mechanism to fight the effects of the drug.the continued use of a drug increases the tolerance of the body.

This leads towards toxicity in the body which may result in either permanent damage or minor or major and in some cases may even lead to death.

In the end, I would like to say that it is never too late to look for a solution to treat people from drug abuse.

There are programs like Detoxification, Therapeutic communities and Out patient drug free programs.

There should be awareness programs and informal decision makings from Drug Abuse to the general public.

A campaign focussed on women should be carried on the local,state and International level with the title “NO TO DRUGS”. 

Think about it.

Until next time stay safe and Healthy.

Happy Reading.

 

THE SILENT KILLER

THE SILENT KILLER

Hello Everyone!

As a child, I used to observe people around me who were said to be led by the “silent killer”. I often asked this question from my elders as to what are people talking about and who is the silent killer? Is it a person or what is it? They never answered my innocent questions. I was awed by the silent killer. Those whom I loved or cared about were taken away by the “silent killer”. And I was clueless. Today, I will talk about the silent killer and how it has shaped my life.

Growing up, always thinking about the silent killer, I thought of fighting it when I reach the age of my elders or perhaps earlier if I get to meet him/her. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to meet the “silent killer”. However, I was fortunate enough to meet other silent killers. I coped with them one by one and each one transformed me into a better me.

My first silent killer was my final Graduation result which was not sufficient to get me admission in the History Department of Quaid e Azam University on merit basis. Back in 2000’s, it was a prestigious university, it still is. I did make it in the self finance quota but that was against my pride.

I had applied in the University of Modern Languages, which equally was a prestigious university. There, I was not only given admission on merit but rather it came as a blessing in disguise. I, not only completed the program with flying colors but was offered a place to teach in the English department to the Masters’ student. It was a matter of great pride for me. I took this opportunity, and fulfilled it successfully.

After, a period of two years, I moved to a second phase of my life; my second “secret killer”. The country’s Central Superior Services Examination, which makes the Bureaucracy. I, worked really hard for it, passed the written but could not make it in the services. God has His ways. I was supposed to go elsewhere. At that moment, I just did not know where I was meant to be. It was a dark phase of my life. This “secret killer”, was killing me slowly but then…

There was light which I found on the platform of NOMAD arts gallery and cultural center. Since childhood, I had a passion for drawing and putting my thoughts on paper and canvas with whatever medium was available to me. The first six months of my time there, were mostly drawn in black ink. It was my transformation both worldly and spiritually that drew me towards colors again. I am thankful to my elder sister and mentors who saw the real me and exposed me towards this venue.

From, here started my journey which ever since has transformed me into a better version everyday. Not only have I exhibited my work in various galleries but have allowed me to learn a little more about me and the world around me.

I, have learnt to face my “secret killers”, through pain and turmoil, through experimentation and change,through solitude and meditation and through listening and expressing. All those who are troubled with or have “silent killers” with them, my advice to you all is to face them, talk it out with someone who will not judge you, be confident in the things you do. Take hold of a medium/skill you are good at and develop that. Everything that surrounds us is for a reason and has value of its own. Read it, understand it and follow it. Give a meaning to your life.

In the end, I would say, know your “silent killer” before it becomes your “real killer”.