Think about the town where you currently live: its local customs, traditions, and hangouts, its slang. What would be the strangest thing about this place for a first-time visitor?
I am a small town girl presently living in a tiny city cum capital cum country . The opulence and grandeur of this place make it exclusive. People are warm -hearted, affectionate and friendly. Life is fast, people are working hard like any other crazy city. At night do not be amazed at how bright sparkling lights change the skyline along with the excitement.
I warmly welcome a stranger to my awesome country. Truthfully, it is overwhelming, but at the same time its hospitality makes you feel at home. Most importantly, you do not have to be anxious about a foreign land because it is the safest place to be in. Be it a kid, youth or elderly, there are myriad of activities for everyone. Explore its rich culture if you are a historian or enjoy its delectable cuisine if you are a foodie. Its sightseeing is not to be missed by a tourist. A leisurely stroll at the beach is picture perfect to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.
So, what are you waiting for ‘ lah’? Hurry! Pack your bags!! It is always summer here.
Honey, I need ‘worry breaks’
After the usual long, exhausting day, there is nothing quite like reading a great book by none other than Robin Sharma. As I was reading, I came across the term ‘worry breaks.’
The idea of worry breaks sounds like the perfect escape from the constant worry, but its application and practicality left me a little dubious. Does it really work? Can I really do it? But then I thought that we do worry all day long. We worry about our relationships, we worry about our kids and their studies, their jobs, our dreams and our aspirations. The list is endless. We are trapped in the vicious circle of fretting, worrying and feeling agonized. In this fast paced worrysome world, we have lost the time to sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy.
This essentially means limiting our ‘worry time’ to perhaps 30 minutes an evening or an hour a day. In this scheduled worry session, we may feel exasperated just thinking about the senseless delays or be overcome with annoyance, but it’s important to remember that once this period ends, we must stop. We must stop worrying, train ourselves to leave our worries in the past and engage ourselves in something productive – maybe cook a fantastic meal or just have a meaningful conversation with the ones we love. If we feel worried or anxious during any other times of our day, we must jot it down and fret over it during our next worry break!
This may sound a little absurd at first, but we must admit, we’ve lost ourselves. We’ve lost ourselves in this spiral of constant distress and fretting over things that don’t matter. It’s about time we pause and reflect. We need to take worry breaks. We need to unplug from the chaos and reconnect.
Worry or ‘worry breaks’- The choice is yours.