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What is on your menu? Wednesday Wisdom

by Vidya Sury September 5, 2018 4 comments
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Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is all about the menu and meal planning.

Meal planning—at least for me—is fun. I love to make a food time-table for the week.

As I work from home, this is sensible as it helps me organize my grocery lists and shopping. It helps me manage my time better when I plan. There are enough distractions when working from home without the “what to eat” challenge at mealtimes. Also, being a diabetic, my menu is one of my precious tools in managing my blood sugar levels.

But wait.

We also need food for our soul, right?

That’s where this lovely menu for a fulfilling life comes in.

Of course, plenty of choice, as any good menu is expected to be.

This menu has starters, a main course and naturally, dessert.

It’s a buffet! Help yourself. Feel free to pick as many items as you like.

Menu What is on yours today


Choose at least two.

  • Wake up earlier than usual. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you’re up 30 minutes before your usual time.
  • Try to exercise at least thirty minutes a day. You could walk, take the stairs, walk your pet, exercise at your desk…you figure it out. Break a sweat. (This one’s compulsory)
  • Meditate, sit quietly, or do yoga—whatever works for you.
  • Get enough sleep.

The main course

Choose four.

  • Dress well. Invest in yourself. Your chances of success are better. Like it or not, appearances do make an impression.
  • If you can’t handle it, seek help. Outsource. It is perfectly fine to delegate—because, less stress.
  • Cut down on mobile time. You’ll be surprised how much time you save. Time better spent on more productive things.
  • Reflect: what have you been putting off for a while? What decision have you been afraid to make? Pick one of those things and deal with it. Today. Perhaps, now.
  • Practice creativity. Give your brain some exercise. Maybe take up a hobby, a sport, enjoy music, dancing, gift your time to someone, play with kids…and so on.


Just go ahead and indulge in all of these!

  • Plan and go on vacation at least twice a year.
  • Pledge to spend time with family or friends at least once a week.
  • Pick up a new hobby/interest. Can be as easy as catching up on your reading or taking up a reading challenge.
  • Smile often. Consciously.
  • Enjoy a movie or a play at least once a month.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Got unfinished business? Decide on whether it is still worth tackling. If yes, do it. If no, ditch it.
  • Donate, discard or recycle. Make space for fresh things.
  • Been meaning to call/visit that friend for a while? Do it now.
  • Laugh often. It is still the best medicine! Catch your favorite comedy show.

Isn’t that nice?

I’d love to know what’s on your plate from this menu.

Wednesday Wisdom is a series with short bursts of easy-to-consume wisdom in the form of stories, quotes, anecdotes, and humor.

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Lakshmi Manoj Kumar September 15, 2018 at 11:38 am

Woo Hoo! That was tricky. When I read the post title and started reading initially, I was seriously hoping for some real menu stuff!

You got me! But as usual, it was fun to read. I agree that getting up and dressing everyday does make a big impact on us and even to our near ones. It does feel so good to look presentable anytime. I remember in my younger days, all the elderly ladies in my place used to look good and all ready everyday even if they were just housewives. Now, as a think about it, it does make one feel positive.

Learning a new language or learning anything new itself, makes one feel so good. I am a believer in life long learning. We, as humans, are constant learners. We learn at each stage – through our teachers, parents, children, friends, others, everyone!

Also, it is really important to have a hobby or do something which interests you. Another important one – smile often. Say good morning or good evening to your helpers/security guards/cleaners/your family. It is something simple but it can make that moment beautiful with so much of positivity when you wish their morning or evening to be good or great!

Richa MIna March 14, 2020 at 11:02 am

I was grinning by the time I reached to the part of the desert. great post totally loved it to the core. it’s the right recipe for a great life if we could find a way to follow it.
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Nicole Steyn March 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm

I’m terrible with meal planning with food… so you can imagine that I’m really bad with soul food. This is a great list of ideas to incorporate into daily life. I simply love this idea!

Diane March 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm

I love this idea of a menu for our soul! I have actually been trying to get up earlier so I can check my email and do some quick blog stuff before I get ready for work. This way when I get home from work, it is one less thing I am rushing around to do. I am terrible at planning for the main course! I was starting to get nicer clothing that made me feel good, but then we switched to uniforms at work – which I actually do like – It helps me get ready really quickly in the morning. I am terrible at asking for help – it is something I really need to work on.
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