Welcome to EVLiving.com - An eastern phoenix blog !

East Valley is a booming area within the Greater Phoenix region. If you don’t know what this implies, this means that there is always something interesting that's happening! The question is - how do you keep up with East Valley's awesome places and events when there is little information about it on the web?

We asked the same question, and it has lead to the creation of EVLiving.com.

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What You Can Expect From The Site

Important News - we don't cover every news that simply pop-up within East Valley. That's a newspaper's job; and frankly, that's a bit boring. We handpick only the most awesome and interesting East Valley news for you.

Big Events - EVLiving.com provides you with the significant upcoming events in East Valley. This ensures that you don't miss anything memorable and exciting.

Awesome Spots - as mentioned before, East Valley is a growing area. There is always a new fantastic spot that's worth your interest. We will give you the details and the location, so you can enjoy and experience East Valley yourself.

ELiving.com is a Eastern Phoenix blog that is truly dedicated to bringing you the best of the best in East Valley. We regularly update the site, thus it is a good idea to give us a visit periodically.



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Of rainbows and sunshine

There are times in life when you come across incidents which touch the deepest parts of your soul and make you a different person. One such incident happened to me on the 31st of December 2017. This was the time when I was in the final semester of my graduation.

Everyone in the hostel was in a party mood that night. It was the last day of the year and there was no reason not to celebrate that night. We were a bunch of crazy hostelers and there was no limit to the fun we were having.

While it was close to midnight and the world was ready to welcome the new year, there was a loud noise coming from the street. The noise seemed like the collision of vehicles. Just out of curiosity, we went out into the street to find out what was going on.

On reaching the spot where the commotion was happening, we saw a car turned upside down. There was a girl inside the car strapped to the seat belt. A few meters ahead, there were two teenagers lying beside a bike. People were trying to help them while they were crying in pain. The girl in the car was quiet. I couldn’t see her face.

Someone from the crowd came forward and tried to help her. It was then that I saw her face. It was Shreya. Shreya Jaiswal, my school time crush. She was one of the most beautiful girls I had seen. Seeing her in this condition was not easy. I moved ahead and offered to help.

Minutes later, I was inside the ambulance with her. I was there with her in the hospital. It was new year already. I had never had a new year event like that. I held her hand and kept looking at her face. She had the same baby face which made me fall in love with her in my school days. Only this time there were cuts on it.

Pieces of glass from the car dashboard had gotten into her face. I had the fear that her eyes got hurt. My fears came true when the doctors gave their reports after the initial first aid and examination. She had lost her eyesight.

I was in utter shock to know this. I couldn’t even think of the pain she would go through when she gets to realize that she has lost her vision. This was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life.

Days passed on. Her parents came and took her home. They thanked me for the help. I asked them if I could come to visit her sometimes. They said I could do that if she wanted to. I gave them my number and asked them to call me if there was something I could help them with.

A month later, I got a call from an unknown number. It was Shreya. She wanted to thank me personally. I went there and she was glad to know who I actually was.

After that, I started visiting her whenever I could. I would read books to her and share jokes to make her laugh. I even tried to convince her to learn braille. She listened to me and started taking classes. I helped her read internet articles by using a free online braille translator. This was how I was trying to be helpful to her.

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Through these meetings, I started realizing that Shreya was not just beautiful from the outside, she was beautiful from the inside too. There was soon a time when we couldn’t remain far from each other. I was falling in love with her once again.

I didn’t know what she felt for me then but she did say something that really touched my heart and made me hopeful. She said that I was the sunshine in her life. I just smiled and held her hand that day.

My life before her was not bad, but there was something that was missing. She was the missing piece from my life. She made me feel complete.

Between that day and this day, many things have happened. My life has changed in a good way. She has become a beautiful part of my life now. She has come like a rainbow into my life and made my life beautiful and I intend to be the sunshine of her life forever.

Click on the link of the free online braille translator mentioned in this post to translate braille notations to English text.

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Interesting Facts About Major World Currencies

There are more than 180 currencies in the world today. Of these, there are only few currencies which are actually popular. Some of these are even considered to be world currencies. While I could go on bragging about my knowledge about world currencies, I would rather share with you some interesting facts about some of the major currencies in the world. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

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Interesting facts about world currencies

  1. Have you seen a New Zealand $5 note? If you ever get the chance to see one, take a closer look. This note features Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest.
  2. The Romanian 10 bani is the smallest currency note in the world. While it has not yet been clear as to why it was printed so small, it has gained the attention of the world because of its small size (27.5mm by 38mm).
  3. The Euro is the second most used currency in the world. It is the official currency in 19 European countries.
  4. The British Pound is known to be the oldest currency in the world. It is more than 1300 years old now.
  5. The Kuwaiti Dinar is officially the highest currency in the world today. The current exchange rate is approximately 1 Kuwaiti Dinar to 3.29 USD.
  6. The Iranian Rial is the least valued currency in the world today. The current exchange rate is approximately 1 Iranian Rial to $0.000023 USD.
  7. The US Dollar is the strongest and the most widely used currency in the world.
  8. The first banknotes in the world had its origin in China. They were known as “Flying notes”.
  9. According to reports from top economists in the world, only 8 per cent of the world’s currency is actually physical money. The majority of money exists in online bank accounts.

 

These were some of the most interesting facts about currencies all over the world. The currency of every nation has some facts and stories. There are facts about the smallest currency in the world. There are facts about the highest currency in the world. There are facts about cryptocurrency. You can get access to all these on the internet. Actually, you do not have to search all over the internet for such facts. You might just find it on this website. All you have to do is bookmark this site and keep visiting from time to time.

I really hope you found this post useful and informative. Do you have any queries or suggestions related to this post? If you have any, feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below. I will try and answer all your questions and take your feedback into consideration. Also, let me know if you want to find out more about world currencies. I will be glad to share more insights with you.

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How Video Games Can Help You Socialize

The effect of video games on the society, especially the younger section of the society, has been a topic of debate for a long time. While this debate is likely to go on for years to come, there are other things that need to be brought into the limelight. For instance, why don’t people talk about gamers and their social life? I am of the opinion that gamers are as social as people from other walks of life. Why not discuss their social life? With this thought, I have compiled a list of things that video gamers do and how video games help you become more social in this online world.

1. Join chat rooms and online communities

There are multiple online communities on the internet centred around specific games. When you play a certain kind of game and many others play the game too, you will find online chat platforms where these gamers come to interact with each other. The point of discussion in these chatrooms ranges from the newest weapons, characters, merchandise and everything related to the game. You will feel good being a part of such a community as you will find people who share the same enthusiasm for the game. This is one thing that can really boost up your social life online.

2. Play with friends

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You can now play with your friends online. There are a lot of online platforms which let you play with friends. You can use these platforms to play any kind of online game. This is a good way to play with friends even without being close to each other.

3. Build a reputation

Online games help you build a reputation. When you have a cool username and you play really well, it won’t take much time to build an online reputation as a gamer. Check this xbox gamertag checker to find interesting usernames for xbox games.

4. Gets you out of isolation

Video games help you get out of isolation. There are so many online games which can be played with a team. These games bridge the gap between people and connect them on a virtual world.

5. Improve social interaction skills

Playing online games immensely improves social interaction skills. When you are playing online with friends or strangers, you interact with them. This is something that helps you improve your social interaction skills. When done consistently, this leads to a long-lasting relationship among gamers.

Socializing is an integral part of video gaming. The modern video games are designed with the objective to connect more and more people on a single platform. Tools like xbox gamertag checker are really helpful in this matter.

I hope you found this post helpful. Do you have any suggestions or questions you want to ask. Please let us know in the comment section below. Also, let us know if you want to know more about video gaming. To show your love and support, share this post with your friends on social media and elsewhere. Thank you very much for reading.

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Basics To Improve Advanced Maths

We have been constantly observing a massive drop out rates in the colleges, especially in subjects that are tough and need more logics such as Mathematics and Physics. Subjects which are surcharged with logic and need Higher Order Thinking Skills often becomes the reason behind the intensifying dropout rates.

The transformation of physics into Quantum physics and of Math into advanced maths make the students perspire throughout the session. Math is considered to be the backbone of scientific subjects in which the numerical values decides the units.

Many students drop maths as a subject by the time they pass out of high schools because of its increase in the level of difficulty after a certain standard. The higher you go, the harder it gets. Advanced maths has always been a concern for students who opt for it as a major subject.

Educationalists and researchers are trying to evolve new methods and techniques to make maths and the related subjects fun for the assimilation to the students.

By becoming a bit liberal in terms of setting questions and use of calculators, they have successfully managed to decrease the dropout rates of mathematics student in the colleges and universities.

Besides this, researches are coming with techniques that mix education and technology to help the student in improving mathematical skills.

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Nowadays, it is easier to study from freely available video lectures, lecture notes and textbooks. You can learn better from watching videos and making notes, based on your understanding and their teachings.

We can now study and learn mathematics online in an easy and understandable way. Many websites and the likes have been created to serve the same purpose of helping the students out and decrease the dropping out.

Here I share a few tips on how to improve maths without taking it as a nightmare.

Do all of the homework.

Taking homework as a choice will help you in improving and working on the areas you lag in. It’s indeed a way that students practice and master the concepts taught in class. Stay consistent and never miss doing your homework by making it a habit.

Your relationship with the teachers works too.

High school teachers have up to 60 students in a batch. It’s important to be recognised by the teacher. So, introduce yourself. Your teacher should know you as an interested student. Asking questions will go a long way in clearing your doubts pertaining to the topics. So never hesitate to ask questions.

Mastering basics will increase your grasping capacity.

What’s 8 times 9? To be successful, you need to be quick and sharp in the basics. Polishing your basics that undoubtedly include the multiplication tables, square and cube roots, calculations and so on. Practice deliberately if you find nailing it down.

Analysing and understanding the concepts will surely help

We live in a society where we need perfection in every aspect and we cannot afford to ignore our mistakes as students who desperately want to improve. Studying deeply with high order thinking skill will help us clear our concepts of the subjects. Analyse logically in order to get the most out of the sessions.

Surfing may help

We can use the internet to polish our knowledge by looking for websites and applications that are completely dedicated to the cause.

Instead of wasting time on social media, we can bring this wonderful invention of science to our benefits.

Comment below and let us know your honest feedback.

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Truth Table: Folds Difficulties

It took years to create to develop methods and platforms to ease the way of doing things. Being the only animal that is more diverse and versatile with a brain capable of thinking critically and more precisely, it becomes our onus to serve the world to the best of our capabilities.

We serve the society as students, researchers, teachers, businessman, doctors, engineers, chefs and so on. Each of us owes something to the world in various forms. We have created plenty of operation instruments and similar platforms to give back to society as a tribute for everything that it has been doing for us.

Today I would be tracking down the similar creation that fetched a sigh of relief to the faces of the industrious students and dedicated professionals. I would indeed be jotting down about the truth table that eased our way of performing complex mathematical operations.

What is truth table?

It is a table that shows the truth values for an expression. It is a mathematical table used in logic to perform complex logical expressions, specifically in connection with Boolean algebra, boolean functions and propositional calculus in a nutshell. It is a table representing the output values of a logical expression based on their inputs.

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It used to be a tough and grueling task but the advent of platforms like truth table generator and truth table maker have dragged its complexities and stiffness to the ground. It is now easy to perform and make such logical operation in several different formats.

Should we peep back into the history?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher is considered to have invented the truth table in his meticulously written thesis Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus which was subjected to various intricate alligations for its being an imitation of another thesis with few reforms and creativity that appeared at least a year earlier in a paper on propositional logic by Emil Leon Post.

Apart from these controversies, Irving Anellis has done the research in 1983 to show that C. S. Peirce appears to be the earliest logician to devise a truth table matrix through his deliberate and precise summary of his paper.

Let’s discuss the application of it

Truth table makers and generators extensively make and generate many other logical equivalences respectively and the condensed truth tables are used for binary operations.

Apart from its usages in carrying out mathematical logical operations in boolean algebra and boolean functions, it is used in digital logics too.

It is often used by business analysts to describe complicated algorithms and to show if an account could be eligible for certain treatments.

The developers used to use this table to program the software development in digital electronics  and the testers used it to build test cases with this same truth tables.

Books that polish your knowledge base…

“Religiously reading three books on any niche is considered enough to be the master the matter.”

The Oxford handbook of mathematics and logics tops the list followed by Think about mathematics: the philosophy of mathematics , LOGIC; a very short introduction and The principle of mathematics by Bertrand Russell(1903).

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Graphing calculator: boon?

The advancement in technology on one side is arming us for a better life and on the other hand, is making us deprived of our own assets. We are constantly being exposed to varieties of inventions which are said to be created in our favour but do we really know how and to what extent it hurts us? The world has seen immense changes in the name of inventions, discoveries, innovations and experiments.

Concerns that may count

Today I would jot down the arousing concerns pertaining to the use or exploitation of calculator in various forms like online graphing calculator and others which ultimately has an impact on our lives with disciplined deliberation and introspection.

Studying our own history will enable us to track down every aspect of our lives that started millions of years ago and how it kept reforming in ways that teach and prepare us for things ahead of us as a bane or blessing.

People have discovered and invented plenty of things that serve us in varieties of way which have both good and bad effects. A calculator is also one of the main inventions of the history which too has seen reformation in itself and is still being subjected to changes from time to time. With the advent and rise of the internet, calculators also got morphed in many ways. Online graphing calculator is the result of prolonged experiments which crafted it in a deliberate way, making it more advanced and sophisticated.

What are Graphing calculators?

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Graphing calculators are handheld computers that perfectly plot graphs, solve simultaneous equations and performs tasks with variables. These calculators can be programmed according to our desire and usages to perform multiple tasks at the same time. These calculators are results of hit and trial methods regularly performed by the developers.

Do we have any history of it?

If we track down the history of graphing calculators, we will get know how these came to existence. The first graphing calculator was designed and patented by an electrical engineer named Edith Clarke in the year 1925. Casio was the company to produce the first commercially available graphing calculator named FX -7000G in 1985. Casio and Texas instruments are the companies that have been producing graphical calculators.

Many online calculators have also made their ways into our lives with the rise in the internet which revolutionized the process and made it accessible to a vast majority of the population. It can be downloaded on phones in the form of an application.

Usages

Graphing calculators are being used in institutions and laboratories to perform scientific calculation and to plot graphs. Countries like North America, Finland, Norway, India, Turkey and Netherland have been using these for educational purposes.

Critics will criticise

This invention which is still improving could also not avoid the critics. The critics believe that uninhibited use of graphic calculator will hurt the students’ ability in basic maths and standard algorithm.

This is either a boon or bane that may prove to be of immense use but it does have an adverse effect on the students in their budding stage. We can only hope for the best with our fingers crossed in anticipation.

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Top social media platforms that connect the world

The planet we live in is considered to be the only planet in the universe to have life existing on it. Despite being immense in terms of area, diversities, communities and differences, it is called a global village. A village is comparatively smaller than that of cities and towns. What possibly could be the reason behind this nomenclature of the Earth? Did this thought ever pester you? Did it ever occur to you why we call it a global village despite its being so big and bulky? What forced us to coin the term  “GLOBAL VILLAGE”? The name is not given to it as a tribute for the burden that it carries, neither for tolerating the humans. It is because of the inhabitants who relentlessly worked on bringing us closer to each other through various platforms deliberately created to make us all fall in the same circle. Social media plays a vital role in connecting people from every corner of the world.

In this article, we are going to reveal some of the top social media apps that connect a large number of people coming from different cultures, following different traditions and speaking different languages. These applications are not designed for differentiating people. On the contrary, these apps work towards connecting people and bringing them together irrespective of their caste, colour, region, religion and sex. Here are some of the social media apps I am talking about:

1. FACEBOOK: It is an online social media app developed in the United States of America by Mark Zuckerberg in the year 2004. 22% of people of the world population use Facebook which is more than any other social media platform.

2. INSTAGRAM: It is a photo and video sharing social media application that connects a vast majority of people. This application came to the people in the year 2010. Perfectly crafted and deliberately planned by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, this social media platform passed through a series of improvements since its launch. The total number of users on this platform is estimated to be around one billion.

3. TWITTER: This is a news and social networking service developed in the United States by Jack Dorsey,  Noah Glass, Biz Stones and Evan Williams in 2006, mostly used by celebrities and politician. The number of active users of Twitter is around 335 million.

4. TIKTOK: This is one of the best platforms for young artists to show their talent to the world. There has never been such a time in the history of the world where you could show your talent to the world with a device that fits in the palm of your hand. TikTok has been one of the highest downloaded apps in the US in the year 2018. Because of its worldwide reach and growing popularity, it has become a really competitive space. Getting recognition on TikTok is not as easy as it used to be.

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However, there are websites like tiktokonfire.com which help you get some initial exposure on the platform. Tiktokonfire.com is a social media service provider that offers TikTok followers at a reasonable price. Do check this out if you are looking for a shortcut to fame on TikTok.

5. YOUTUBE: It is a video sharing social networking website created by three ex-employees of PayPal named Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2006. The best part of this website is that it has tons of videos added on a daily basis. It is informative, educative and entertaining at the same time. The total numbers of users are approximately around 1.9 billion.

6. PINTEREST: Pinterest is a social media web and mobile application founded by Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, widely used for GIFs and videos. It has an estimated number of around 250 million active users.

I hope you found this post useful and informative. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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How to gain confidence for public speaking

I remember having stood in the podium of my school auditorium holding a note in my right hand which was getting drenched from my sweaty palm. It was Teacher’s day and I was supposed to deliver a speech for the occasion. Given the fact that I was the head boy of the school, I had a lot on my plate. I had done all the preparations for the occasion except one – the Teacher’s Day speech. While I was confident in most of the things that I did, there was this one thing where I failed to show confidence – public speaking.

I had somehow managed to speak out that day. But that was a lesson for me. Since that day, I have made efforts and worked on learning and improving the art of public speaking. I have come a long way from there. Now, I am in a position where I can offer lessons on public speaking and building self-confidence. In this article, I am going to share with you some of my best tips that can help you build confidence for public speaking.

1. Choose the topic wisely

One of the mistakes many people make is that they choose a topic that they have no interest in. Just think about it. Would you enjoy talking about something that you are not interested in? Definitely not. It is really important to choose a topic that you love to talk about. This will make your speech natural. Isn’t that what you want?

2. Simplify your vocabulary

Assuming that you have a good command on English vocabulary, it is advisable to avoid complex words in your speech. Try to keep it simple. However, make sure that you don’t mess up your Grammar. I have seen a lot of speakers who use English as their second language speak incorrect English. Learn to use the right Grammar and you will make your life easier. For reference, visit the website www.testforenglish.com.

3. Practice

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There is no better way to prepare for a speech than practice. Spend an ideal amount of time every day in practice. You can practice anywhere and everywhere. There is no place where you can’t practice speaking. You can practice it in the bathroom. You can practice it on the subway. In fact, I suggest that you practice in places where you can easily get distracted.

4. Breathe

While you get yourself ready for the speech, make sure that you are relaxed. A lot of people get tensed up before going on stage. It’s normal to feel this way. However, it’s not normal to stay this way. You have to make sure that you are confident enough for the speech. Practice deep breathing. This will help you relax your nerves and make you feel confident.

5. Smile

Standing in front of an audience is an opportunity to share your thoughts with so many people at the same time. While people may listen to you, you may also put them off with your body language. Make sure you do not let this happen. Make sure to smile during your talk. This will help you set a good tone with the audience.

These were the tips I wanted to share with you. Hope you found these useful.

How to make money on Twitch

Wouldn’t it be interesting to earn money right from your home by just playing games all day long? I’m sure a lot of you have had this thought before. And there’s a good reason to think so. There are game streamers out there who make tons of money and get stardom just by playing online games and streaming it on their Twitch channel. However, let’s get practical for some time and think about it. Think about how much money you can actually make from Twitch and where does the money come from. Here are some of the Monetization options you can use of twitch.

1. Twitch affiliate program

If you are a small time streamer, you need to put your focus just on playing the game. You need to use a combination of good gameplay and commentary to build up your initial audience base. Once you get to the mark of 50 followers, you can sign up for the Twitch affiliate program. You can then start getting a share of the revenues from the ads that Twitch runs on your streams. However, it may take some time to gain followers. As beginners, you can buy Twitch followers and give your profile some initial follower boost.

2. Twitch subscriptions

There are additional monetization options on Twitch one of them being Twitch subscriptions. Twitch subscriptions work a little differently than they do on sites like YouTube. Viewers can subscribe to streamers of their choice. This supports the streamers financially and gives the subscriber some special benefits like free emojis and badges. Other than these, they also get ad-free streams. Twitch subscriptions cost anywhere between five US dollars to twenty-five US dollars per month. The subscription amount gets distributed between the streamer and Twitch.

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3.  Amazon affiliate program

Another important source of earning through Twitch is through Amazon affiliate program. As streamers, you can share the links to your streaming gears. Every time a viewer clicks on these links and buys a product, you get a commission for it.

4. Use of emojis in chat windows

Another way you earn bucks from Twitch is when your fans cheer you on chat windows. Bits are Twitch currency that viewers can buy in exchange of real money. They can then use it for buying emojis that can be used in chat windows. Whenever your fans cheer you in chat windows using those emojis, you get a percentage of the money spent on buying those emojis.

5. Donations

Other than this, you also have the option to receive donations from subscribers. The benefit of this way of earning money is that you don’t have to share the revenue with Twitch. You get to keep all the money to yourself.

Conclusion

These were some of the ways to earn money from Twitch. Getting a real income from this platform takes time and effort. If you are not very patient, you can always buy Twitch followers to give viewers the impression that you are a prominent streamer.

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How I wrote a book in less than a month

The idea of writing a book had always been there at the back of my head. But, for some unknown reason, I kept delaying it again and again. There was always an excuse for not starting. That was till the time I came to know about the National Novel Writing Month.

The month of November is the National Novel Writing Month. The moment I got to know about it, something miraculous happened. I suddenly decided to start writing my novel and finish it in one month. It was a mammoth task, especially for someone like me who has the habit of delaying tasks until the last moment. However, this time I was sure that I was not going to back down.

So, this is how I planned the task and finished it in the expected time.

Starting with a new mindset:

The first thing that I had to change was my mindset. There were things that were stopping me from doing my best work. Things like social media platforms were sources of distraction. I decided to quit using social media for a full month. That was how I got myself ready for the task. Other than that I decided to spend the month without much socializing. That way I could solely focus on writing my book.

Setting goals

Writing a book in a month needs consistency. I set my goal in two phases. The first was the completion of the book. The second part was editing and reviewing. The idea was to try and complete the book before thirty days.

I broke down my goals into smaller goals that didn’t seem intimidating. I worked relentlessly towards achieving those small goals. I spent the first 15 days writing and voice typing.  I used this tool for voice typing. That was the first phase.

In the second phase, that is the remaining 15 days, I proofread and reviewed the book and made changes wherever needed. It took me some 10 days to do so. In total, it took just 25 days for me to finish writing the book. I then gave it to a friend of mine to get some feedback. She read the book and gave me some suggestions. I worked on it and made the changes wherever needed.

Exercising and eating healthy

This is really important when you decide to go on a writing spree. Spending hours and hours in a sitting position makes your body stiff. I was aware of the health consequences of not exercising and sitting in one place for a prolonged period of time. That is the reason I spent at least two to three hours everyday exercising. I also made sure that I gave my body good food. I completely cut down on junk food and started trying healthy snacks. This really helped me go through those days.

Those were the things I did that made me finish writing a book in less than a month. I was super excited to have finished my lifelong dream in such a short time. I also realized the fact that we can achieve anything we want as long as we have the dedication and the right approach to do it.