Friday, June 23, 2006

The Grease that we all want

Unfortunately nowadays Stress has become a synonym for life. Whenever you ask someone about their life, usually the spit the same word busy/hectic/stressed with no damn time. Is it really a case? I know life is stressful and busy but who are responsible for it?!; maybe us, maybe our unrealistic needs or simply our mindset. The thing is that what free time we do get, we don't use it a effectively.

If a machine has alot of friction then we use grease to reduce it. Similarly when our mental health has alot of friction a.k.a. Stress then we have to reduce it by any means but then the question arises what will be the grease for us? The problem is that we know but we have never realized that there is a beautiful endless world awaiting for us and to reach it we only have to close our eyes for few minutes after which we will see our life with eyes open and with a different perspective for sure. The grease surely is Meditation, Prayers and Imagination. Taking up a hobby with it can make it even exciting like reading, painting, composing music or anything plain creative.

Worrying itself will never help, the thing which will help is your Faith on God that he will fix everything. So next time when you feel stressed out after a long hard day just close your eyes, not for sleep idiot but for a relaxing and profound meditation.

Friday, June 16, 2006

A lil dose of inspiration

Even if people around you sting

There was this person who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decide to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of water, but the scorpion stung him again.

A man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion that keep stinging him. But the person said:
"It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?"

Don't give up loving.
Don't give up your goodness.
Even, if people around you sting.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Hazards of Multi-Tasking

I found it very useful:

Dear Reader,
Have you ever stopped in the middle of a sentence because you lost your train of thought? That happened to me just the other day, and it was a bit embarrassing. Well, if that has happened to you, don't worry, my friend. You may not be experiencing a "senior moment" -- it was probably a case of too much multitasking.
I've been noticing more and more reports on research on the effects of too much multitasking. Evidently you can develop short-term memory problems, or have difficulty concentrating, or have gaps in your attention. And that's not to mention experiencing stress or even physical symptoms, such as a stomach ache or headache.
And it appears that trying to do two or three things at the same time or in quick succession can actually take longer than simply doing them one at a time! This is because when your attention is split, you have less "brainpower" to do each task, and it takes your brain longer to switch from one thing to another. It's rather like that old Italian proverb, "Often he who does too much does too little."
At any rate, I've developed a little game plan to help me out for those times when I start to feel overwhelmed with the quantity of tasks I need to get done. Maybe it could be helpful for you too. Here it is:
1. Make a list of those things you need to do. Be sure to cross off each one when it is done.
2. Finish what you start. The minute your mind starts drifting off to yet another task, just bring your focus back to what you are doing. If you missed putting that task on your list, write it down, and then get back to the business at hand.
3. Turn off or get away from any distractions – radio, television, phone, computer, pager, etc.
4. Take a break. You'll come back refreshed and better able to devote your full attention to the task at hand.
And remember, the first rule of focus is, "Wherever you are, be there."