Self Love

Lately I have been so focussed on work and building the blog and it’s reach that I haven’t had the time to pay attention to myself, my body, my mind and their needs. Sure I mostly eat healthy and manage to do Yoga here and there but I could see a steady decline even in the time I was investing in my Yoga. My mind was always switched on and it takes just about a second to switch on the screen of your cellphone and or laptop. I could feel a certain stress building up, my shoulders being tight and in pain all the time and me being bored! Bored! I have never been bored before – I always know how to keep myself entertained even if I’m alone – and no, not with watching tv or surfing the web but with my own damn mind and imagination. I was reminiscing about days when I was broke, had no work but had fabulous days, knew how to have a good time and keep myself entertained and generally feel really good about life. And what bothered me the most was the amount of time my mind and eyes were spending thinking about and looking at work, the screen and the stress in my shoulders. Which is why I am happy to report that I have joined a Yoga class! I’ve been just thrice in my first week and I already feel the change. Not once have my shoulders bothered me with any pain or tightness of muscles, I have about 2 hours everyday apart from my sleep time where I don’t even get the chance to look at any sort of screen and think about anything at all. Really happy I made the decision because for the longest time I felt that I could take care of myself by myself, doing yoga at home etc. But sometimes you need help from outside so that you can get better at self-love. The class will also hopefully bring in some much needed regimen to my hours. Another thing I have done is put my phone on do-not-disturb. No phone calls. It’s so freeing to not be such a slave to that stupid thing.
Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | face

And obviously no, I’m not saying that yoga can solve everyone’s problems but taking out time for yourself always helps build a stronger relationship with yourself which is THE most important relationship EVER. I usually don’t share such personal stuff on the blog but I really felt like I should talk about it here and I’m lucky to have this platform so I did.

Enough about that, I still need to go for my meetings and edit my photographs – so here is an outfit I wore recently to a client meeting at Pullman Hotel. It’s a mix of casual/nerd/chic and the splatter print on the cardi really gives it an element of fun. A bit of sportiness added by the stripes on the pants and glasses to make me look serious 😉 My outfit is all from Benetton.

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front legs apart

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | half front one arm up long

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | face watch

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | sofa heels bag

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front one leg bent

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | half front holding hair

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | bag focus face

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front far hands in pockets

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | sitting on sofa

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front both arms up

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | half front hair on one side

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | bag branding

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front far hands on waist

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | half side bottom

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | lamp

Benetton India | Akanksha Redhu | full front one arm up

{ Outfit Details }
Bag + Top + Pants: Benetton
Shoes: Forever 21
Glasses: Vintage
Watch: Daniel Wellington Watches
Location Courtesy: Pullman Hotel, New Delhi
Photographs of me courtesy Aman Godara

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  • Reply September 5, 2016


    Hi Akanksha,

    I am myself going through this “bored” phase and can’t be my real self.Your post is a mood booster and I feel a little charged up already.

    Of all the love that matters,self love is most important!!

    Love all your posts and your style too!!

    • Reply September 9, 2016


      Thank you so much Mansi!

  • Reply September 6, 2016

    Hema Adhikari

    Amazing Post! HEY, it would really mean so much to me if you could take out 5 minutes of your precious time and checkout my blog Link- THANK YOU SO MUCH, KEEP SMILING 🙂

  • Reply September 7, 2016

    Hetal Shah

    Loved entire look, especially your glasses !! Where are they from? They look gorgeous on you.

    • Reply September 9, 2016


      Hi Hetal, the glasses are vintage 🙂

  • Reply September 8, 2016

    Nutan Rathor

    Great post and your pics is damn good..keep it up (y)

    • Reply September 9, 2016


      Thank you so much!

  • Reply September 8, 2016


    Lovely post dear. The outfit is looking so hot on you. Perfect class and stunning…:)

    • Reply September 9, 2016


      Thank you so much for the comment Mansi 🙂

  • Reply September 13, 2016

    riti Bhadani

    Yoga is really a need nowadays, after so much of stress in life you really need some help for yourself, I am not that kinda yoga girl but yh i am always daily excersise and it helps me a lot.

  • Reply September 16, 2016

    Kriya Dutta

    A good upload on self love. Yoga truly is a self refreshment. Love the haircut btw, Great work 🙂

    • Reply September 17, 2016


      Thank you 🙂

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