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Drop the struggle and dance with life!

Mar 17, 2010

To worry or not to worry, that is the question.

To worry, or not to worry: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous problems,
Or to take arms against a sea of worries... 
 
There are days of the year when everything falls into place. And then there are days of the week where a trip to the library becomes an adventure, or at least an exploration. Not that I'm clumsy (ok, I'm a little bit) or lazy (I could give the energizer bunny a run for its money) or unplanned (I write lists!). It's simply how my life is.

Most days are so busy, I don't know how I get through them with my leftover sanity intact. And I recently realized that that's how I like it.

If you are too busy dealing with generously self-made messes, if there are myriad claimants on your time, and  you are busy as a cat on a hot tin roof with no way down, thank the Gods. That the best way to take your mind of irksome predicaments.

For example, when I'm having a bad day, I do something to make it worse - nothing substantial- just a lil' thing, like tight shoes or bunched up socks. Then I spend the rest of the day wiggling my toes and groaning about socks, which takes my mind off the problems.

That's one way to keep your mind off things. On the other hand, I have extra fingers! What didya think? I'd give you more thoughtful examples to read and ponder? Hmphf... Go think for yourself!

Ah, I can't keep quiet. I will tell you the other way. You have a few minutes and instead of peacefully resting, your wandering mind ambles towards the Field of Fertile Imagination to graze on new worries; While your common sense tries frantically to divert the wayward mind towards Peaceful Pastures. This battle, my friend, is lost even before it begins.

Try the diversion tactic II : There is ample fodder in the online world - For example, a random article reads- 'On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year'. Now, you can stare at a pen and try to figure out how that can happen till your duty calls. And please remember to draw the line at experimenting.

The point of this article? To keep my mind and fingers busy in the free-time that I have right now.
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2 comments:

Rupa said...

very good one! I have ballpoint pen ready with me - anytime I have a few minutes, I'll remember to stare at it!

Shikha said...

I am not even going to think about the ballpoint tactic!! Crazy people !! But the thing about socks...hmm interesting