Eight random things I am obsessed with these days.


Hello Friends, today just wanted to share with you all something light to read. So baithe -baithe khayaal aaya let me write about things which I am currently obsessed with. Without further ado, here the list you might wannna check out:

  1. My Calculator Diary: I am obsessed with diaries coz I am a very pen and paper type of a person. I always prefer to write about the stuff I want to keep track of, instead of typing; so, in a way my diary helps me keep organized and stay productive. Recently I laid my hands on this piece of stationary: A diary with bright orange cover which comes with an in-build calculator. Here’s the picture of my latest obsession from ShopByGenius


  1. Instagram: Besides creating content on my website, I do the same on my Instagram page too. And as a content creator, I love the efforts and thoughts I put in to make my Instagram feed look good. My weekends are especially busy with shooting videos for the brands or planning about the entire week’s feed. Instagram has made me an evolved person and I am proud of it. And if I may say, since I am always busy creating content, it keeps me sane during this pandemic. Heres the link to my Insta page, if you want to check: https://www.instagram.com/bytetrails
  2. My cream from Forest Essential: I can’t help my obsession with skincare and have recently switched to Eladi Teenage day cream with SPF 30 from Forest Essential.  Though I am not teenage anymore, but this cream from “teenage” range works wonder for my sensitive skin. The cream keeps my skin hydrated for hours and does not cause any breakouts. It also has SPF 30, so added benefit, as I don’t need to buy separate sunscreen.  This one has definitely found a permanent place in my skincare routine.
  3. Playing Scrabble: The tiles and board game have become much more than a time pass in our house. For us it’s a serious business. We carefully weigh in the options, take time before we make a word, keep an eye on the others’ alphabets and sometimes end up fighting too – on whether a particular word is acceptable or not. Our weekend afternoons are all about playing scrabble for good 2-3 hours.
  4. Comfortable PJ’S, lounge wear and leggings: Staying inside the home 24/7 during this pandemic, I am always in my comfortable wear. My knee length black cotton Capri from Jockey are my current favorite. They are comfortable, smart and stretchable too, making it a perfect wear whether I do yoga or everyday chores. Another piece of clothing which I am obsessed with is my cotton blend night suit from Marks and Spenser which has slip on closure; this one has made my sleep time so much better.
  5. Hand sanitizers, Disinfectant sprays and Masks: Thanks to the deadly pandemic, we all are in OCD zone right now; so currently I am too super obsessing with these three things. I find the 8-layer masks by Falcon super comfortable to wear. Another brand which works well for us is EUME. Dettol and Lifebuoy are good and trusted hand sanitizers to use. And of all the disinfectant sprays I have tried so far, I find Covicoat the best, for the simple reason that its odorless.                                              
  6. Book: The Secret: This is not exactly my current obsession but reading it again and can read it over and over again whenever I want to pep up myself; for the simple reason that the book fills me with positivity with its simple, motivating and inspiring narrative. The book is structured on the premise that if you think and feel positive, you are sending positive frequency to the universe, which in turn conspires to attract circumstances of same frequency, thereby offering you the best outcome.
  7. Blog writing: As we are in midst of MyFriendAlexa by blogchatter, I am currently obsessing over planning the 8 topics I have to write on; so, I am up every morning thinking about the topic and go to bed every night still thinking about it. Hopefully I would churn out something good, something interesting to pen about this entire month.

What have you been crushing on of late?

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I am in no way promoting the brands mentioned ; these just works for me.




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31 thoughts on “Eight random things I am obsessed with these days.”

  1. writenlive at 5:56 am

    Such a nice and relaxed list. Reminds me of things I love but don’t take out time for. Being obsessed with things that give us joy is a little like self care 🙂

  2. Nils at 6:24 am

    Good ones. 1) so cute! 2) im too lazy 3) Is it good for dry skin? Can u use it for the face? I desperately need a good facial cream. 4) I adore Scrabble but no one to play with (better half not interested) 5,6,8) Me too!‍♀️ 7) Its good? Will buy then.

  3. Haimanti at 7:25 am

    Quite an interesting list… You know what I love Forest Essentials though currently not using any of their products… Maybe, should start again!

  4. Tarang at 8:21 am

    That’s an interesting list. I like Instagram mainly because of painting handles. I’m not obsessed about anything but I enjoy watching painting videos on YouTube. Love painting: I want to experiment and for that, I need uninterrupted time, which is not possible. Still, I manage. Reading is the greatest saviour. Haven’t read The Secret though. Not a fan of non fiction/motivational books. And thankfully, with my friend alexa blogging challenge, I would be blogging regularly.

  5. Harshita at 11:24 am

    I am mentally High-fiving you on your obsession with diaries and jockey lounge wear!I have a whole stack of diaries!

  6. Atulmaharaj at 1:48 pm

    This is a good list of must haves. A board game is what I’d definitely want to have, especially LIFE, Monopoly.

  7. Neha at 2:11 pm

    That’s quite an interesting list, I just loved the diary with an in-built calculator. I am a diary person too, it really helps me stay productive.

  8. Shail at 3:36 pm

    I am also obsessed with most of the things in your except if course your diary and cream. It’s good we are obsessed with a few things helps in keeping the mind active and diverted I feel.

  9. Srishti at 5:06 pm

    I could spot things that I am obsessed with, A diary, a book to re-read again. Hoping to read more here. Good luck on planning #MyFriendAlexa posts

  10. Priya Iyer at 5:53 pm

    Such a light hearted read this. I have been obsessed with Instagram too these days though have not been posting anything there. Just loving watching the videos or reels as they say it. Great post.

  11. Jayanthi at 6:34 pm

    Nice list…the pandemic is certainly making us look into alternate things to keep us engaged…

  12. Nupur at 8:18 pm

    i have a bit of a mask obsession going too! Had to literally ban myself from buying more 🙂 🙁

  13. Seema at 5:56 am

    I’m obsessed with getting new reads for my kids, for myself, my blog, Instagram, learning to make better videos. Nice blog.

  14. Debidutta at 8:46 am

    Beautiful and fun read. Gosh, I too love Scrabble and have started playing with my kids. Second addiction is Instagram which is slowly becoming everyone’s addiction.

  15. Radhika Acharya at 11:25 am

    Interesting peek into your life. I loved the look of that calculator cum diary. And I am now tempted to learn a few tips on how to use Instagram to its maximum. I am quite hopeless at it.

  16. Rakhi Parsai at 12:47 pm

    That’s such a lovely list Milan and quite a few of these matches mine too. I am mostly obsessed with managing my daughter’s exams these days and submitting her work at school.

  17. Judy Morris at 11:41 am

    wow I am trying to get obsessed with Instagram but till now have failed to do so.. but certainly mask and sanitizers I am also obsessed with. geat list.

  18. Tina Sequeira at 1:10 pm

    Hey Milan! Such a delightful post. I love the idea of playing Scrabble, and was nice to glimpse into your world. I’m currently obsessing over reading more books and writing more actually. I’ve also started taking to Instagram oflate, and find the platform pretty interesting. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

    1. bytetrails at 6:24 pm

      I wish I were a voracious reader like you. With so much going on , reading has sort of taken a backseat. Nevertheless, enjoying other things as mentioned in the blog:)

  19. Manas Mukul at 7:39 am

    Mine would usually go in the reverse order starting from reading and writing blogs to reading books to masks and sanitisers. Great list. Saw that you are a foodie too. Keep the good work going. Kabhi mauka mila to scrabble khelte hai. 😀

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia.

    1. bytetrails at 5:09 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. And for sure, I am always up for a game of Scrabble:)

  20. Aesha at 10:40 am

    I love collecting stationery too. And I always make notes in diaries. I will also try out the cream because I have dry and sensitive skin as well.

  21. Madhu at 1:33 pm

    This was fun to read. We have a lot in common. I am obsessed with blogging these days and creating new recipes.

  22. Ritu at 4:58 pm

    This was a fun read. Totally relate to being obsessed with blogging. This year’s My Friend Alexa has been quite a ride!

  23. Poonam at 9:52 am

    I have been crushing on reading and writing posts for My friend alexa as you said too. It gives a push to wipe out my procrastination habit.

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