Monthly recap : July 2021

I don’t have much to share in this month’s recap as well. My mom was diagnosed with covid on 13th July and subsequently on 17th July, the rest of the family (including me) tested positive. I didn’t feel like doing any of the self care activities during this time. However, in the hindsight, I truly believe that spending some time on self care each day could have helped me cope up with this demanding phase of life in a much better manner. Lesson learnt.

Mental health

  • Meditated for 1/31 days.
  • Journaled/documented my day for days.
  • Practiced gratitude journaling for 0 days.

Personal Growth

This section is for a new skill or talent that I’ve acquired in this month, tried a new activity or thing that has pushed me out of my comfort zone.

  • I handled the household responsibilities and took care of my mom as she was diagnosed with covid a week before us. Although it isn’t a talent or a skill to be talked about, I’m glad I was able to pull through this mentally exhausting phase.


  • Zero outdoor/indoor runs
  • Worked out for 4/31 days


  • Zero progress with CFA level 1 curriculum. Exam has been deferred to March 2022.
  • Zero online courses completed in July


  • Completed reading 1 book – Mint your money by Pranjal Kamra. It’s an amazing read especially for the ones who want to understand the basics and begin their financial planning journey. (More than halfway through 2 books.)
  • I watched the season 2 of Never Have I Ever and absolutely loved it. It distracted me from all that was going on at home when we were recovering from covid. A must watch!
  • Also breezed through Mimi on Netflix. Pretty mediocre, can be skipped.

Ending on a positive note and hoping that I can start afresh and accomplish the goals that I set for August.

21 thoughts on “Monthly recap : July 2021

  1. your murakami quote remanded me of how lately occasionally i’ve been trying to remember the coldness
    of winter and visa versa, it is not as easy as it seems.


  2. It isn’t easy to get through times likes these, especially mentally. I hope you’re all doing fine now and recovering well, best wishes to you and your family. Let’s hope August brings you something to cheer about 🙂

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    • Thanks a lot AB for your wishes. Everyone is recovering and are doing well now. I’m just glad that the worst is over and I can start my life afresh now. Hoping for a happy and productive August. 🙂 Best wishes to you too.

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  3. Take care and hope you and your whole family are fully recovered and well by now. It must’ve been a very tough trying time. Soon it’ll be fully behind you..The Murakami quote says it so well..sending lots of love and good wishes

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    • Thanks a lot for your wishes Shammi. I’m really grateful that all the members in my family have recovered. We are taking due care and working on our health and nutrition at the moment. I couldn’t find anything else more relatable to my situation than the Murakami quote. It sounds very hopeful towards the end and that’s how I want to move on from this experience.

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      • Heartening to know all your family members have recovered. Nevertheless the stress of that experience must have taken a toll. For that working on health and nutrition is the best step forward as also keeping the spirits up with whatever is diverting and motivating…(reading quotes like the above!) and soon it will be all behind you! All the best..sending love and good wishes galore

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