Daily Prompt # 30:Wasted Days and Wasted Nights


Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?

via Daily Prompt: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.

Hey Hello Beautiful People!!!!

How are you all doing??

Today the WordPress guys threw this topic “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights” to all amazing bloggers out there.

So I am not a big English Pundit to be frank so i quickly googled what is this phrase all about. Afterall English is not our Grandfather’s language 😉

Then I got to know that this phrase “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” is from a famous song by Rock and Roll Musician Freddy Fender. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights was supposed to be one of his biggest hits.

The song was a major hit in New Zealand where it stayed for as No.1 for 12 weeks in New Zealand singles charts.

This song is amazing not just it was composed by Freddy Fender but for many other amazing reasons. Please see here:

Must say the lyrics are very nice. Want to have a look?

Click here for song plus lyrics.

Coming back to WordPress guys. This is what they said to us.

Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?

We all know that right from good old student days till our workaholic days we always work on one principle

Objects at rest will stay at rest and objects in motion will stay in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Until our ass is on fire we never wake up. Very often we land up in situations where we only think that

Isn’t that so funny??? 

I was exactly following the same principle until one day I read this book from Great Modern Philosopher Robin Sharma called as “WHO WILL CRY WHEN YOU DIE?” The quick answer for this question was “My Manager”. 

As i opened this book and started reading pages I got really glued to some of the most simple things that we fail to achieve in life only because we have wasted days and nights in not getting our life organised the way it must have been. Take my example, weeks before I read this book I used to be a big queen of having countless tabs opened in Multiple Tabs of Chrome until my system used to slow down indicating that “Hey you… Stop opening another tab”

I understood few points in this book to be very relevant in case of many IT Folks who toil day and night in closed AC rooms sweating out their brains to get things done only at the last moment.

  1. Toiling day and night forgetting that our body is like a machine which needs its daily dose of oiling and that you can only achieve if you donate atleast 30 min of your day towards some physical activity. Here is what a simple 30 min physical activity can do to your amazing body. You lose weight systematically, helps you keep fit, stops your unnecessary mood swings, improves your overall cardiac health and helps prevent some of the common IT diseases like diabetes, backache etc.
  2. Sleep deprived folks = People who work for IT Companies. With the kind of unscheduled lifestyle we often risk our 8 hour beauty sleep and start giving our grey cells in the name of Client Calls, Never ending deployments etc etc…
  3. Stagnant IQ Levels. With the kind of schedule that we enjoy daily we often forget what really interests us and what does not. We simply keep on working until there comes a day when we stop and think “Wait what about the Cricket Player in me? Is he snoring in the deep graveyard of my heart??” But alas… it would be too late by then.
  4. One can often find these IT folks roaming around the vast corridors of magnificient skyscrapers with their Oxygen Pipes plugged into their ears. (HEADSET MANIA). If not oxygen pipes atleast a device on which their eyeballs are glued no matter even if their manager is having a pep talk with them. Even worst you can find sacred words like F#%$#%%^ A$$%^&^* etc etc humming around you in haste.

Where am i heading? was the first thought which came in my head. HAVE I ALREADY WASTED 25% OF MY LIFE FOR SOME RUTHLESS CAUSE???

Then i decided to say to myself

That is when i decided to take to Yoga a little more seriously than ever. I stopped cluttering my desktop, thanks to my bro +Adarsha A who kept an eye on me whenever my desktop became a dustbin. I started focusing on things which are important to me. And also started to read one page daily and write one page daily no matter how busy was my schedule. I started letting go of my past painful memories and started taking Music very seriously. Thanks to Divine Mozart and Beethoven for those endless symphonies which brought the human in me back to track. One thing where i still am not successful is “SOCIAL MEDIA”

With loads and loads of amazing people around me i often find it very difficult to quit Twitter and FB. But i hope there comes a day when i seriously stop tweeting like mad cow and start reading more more and more books.

I try to follow atleast one thing mentioned in the below image. To be frank i fail each day each second. Still i wont give up. Because its never too late to mend your “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”

Thanks a lot for giving this a read.

Love you all amazing people,

ARK

 

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