KILL the monotony

There always comes a time when a student shuts his book the day before the exam and gives up or when a businessman comes home after work and says he’s retiring the next day. The so-called ‘complain’ phase really does tend to persist especially for people who are doing something which they don’t want to but have to for their own benefit. We’re compelled to do so many things even though they are against are will and we know that if accomplished they will definitely benefit us but pessimism really does have its part.

Doing something you dislike is always caused by a disheartening intention. If the positive outcome is not focused on, then there’s no reason to be doing anything at all. A businessman who works 50 hours a week to support himself and probably others but that doesn’t deprive him of the joy he gets after sipping a cold beer and watching a movie. There’s always something to look forward to even if getting there may be really tough. You can’t change your interests or your likes but you can definitely change your perspective towards the ordinary!

Even the most boring of things can be done with some satisfaction if they’re done the right way. Kids these listen to heavy metal songs and still find a way to solve math problems. It doesn’t mean that they like math but they are finding joy in something that every kid has to go through. Of course no ones likes math but there are ways to make it interesting! Even after sitting on a desk for hours together, in the end you would definitely need to do something to relax your mind after such a hectic day but can’t that hectic day become a little more peaceful?

50 year olds like to play games on the phone in the middle of office as a stress-buster and to remove all the tension. It does help because that distraction does help you focus later. You really do need these small distractions to get you ahead. Focusing on just one thing can really kill the buzz and take everything out of you but focusing on it with the right attitude and mindset can get you right through!

So, what’s your mantra to KILL monotony and STAY FRESH & FOCUSED?

 

Sound Of Muzak

Rhythm is one of the few words in the english dictionary to not have a vowel in it. Probably to showcase the importance of music and its uniqueness, it’s such a special word and we still don’t realise the impact that it has on us! Music constitutes a very important part in each persons life whether they listen to music or not. There is music in everything we see around us. From the ringing of the telephone to a steel spoon falling on the floor, a sound is created and if that sound has a specific tune to it, it’s music!
It’s practically impossible to figure out how many types of music exist. Each song you listen to helps you enhance your ability to capture the essence of the music. It may not be pleasing to your ears or you may not appreciate the kind of music but the fact is that it still is music! A perfect example is the contrasting music images-1between kids and parents these days. While parents would be sitting down on the couch and listening to some calm classical music, the kids may be out in a concert with loud and pounding music! It’s really tough to appreciate all kinds of music because for a fact there’s always something you prefer listening to over something else.
Most people listen to music only for their satisfaction or they need a particular distraction but music can help you in so many more ways! Ways like:
-Helping you concentrate on your work
-Reducing stress to a great amount
-Motivation, when you need it!
-Teaching you to be a little more creativebet
-Improves sleep, very helpful
Music is probably one of the very few things that help people to live together in peace and harmony. It has the potential to create such a strong bond that nothing else can match. Music isn’t something we just listen to, it’s a completely different way of life.

Goodbye Aches!

A common misconception today is that shorter the distance we travel, the less equipped we have to be. Obviously,  you would carry more clothes for a months trip over a day or two. However that doesn’t call for aching backs or joints after a short flight. Kids like travelling in big jumbo planes where the seats are big for them and they’re in the middle of the sky but on the other hands the adults just like their sleep and space. Thousands of people travel on flights everyday for various purposes however only a very small amount remember to carry the essentials for a flight.images
Everyone looks forward to having a good physique and posture but its quite bewildering that after a flight they always start complaining about their shoulder or their back or how the flight moved so much. Thats the only reason why theres a shop in every airport for selling you things that you may not want but you certainly need during your travel time. Those people do their best to ensure that you have a safe travel but the flight always ends in a different way!
From the most basic things like sitting with a correct posture and placing your arms the right way can save you a lot of trouble after a tedious flight. There are some possible things that can be done to evade the burden:
  • Use a travel pillow!
  • Cotton in the ears, always a solution
  • Chewing gum always kills the air pressure
  • Wearing tracks or cozy pants
  • Don’t slouch — you’ll regret it!
The most basic things can help you avoid the biggest pains. These really come in handy for those who can’t stop whining after an hour’s flight. You wouldn’t want to be the one sitting on a wheelchair and getting pushed by someone else.

Pain & Gain

There was always a time where we told our parents that we weren’t scared of anything in this world. Be it leopards or thieves, we were ready to face what the world had in store for us, regardless of the pain inflicted. The faster we grow up, the more pain we experience and similarly more the pain we can endure. Pain could be of any sort including mental or physical but even the smallest amount of pain can do the damage!
The pain comes from within only when we grow up and experience a greater part of the world. Any ache or pain can be dealt with in two ways. One way would be expressing your pain and hurting the people around you and the other way would be keeping it to yourself and finding a way out to deal with it.
Pain-Management
Any sort of pain or distress can be caused by the people around you or even by yourself. You never know when you have borne the ache on yourself. Right from suffering a minute back ache in the morning to a very emotional quarrel with someone can really inflict pain. It’s the degree of pain that matters and not the kind of pain borne. The smallest things could cause the largest amounts of pain and we still may not know it.
The trick is to not get rid of the pain but to control it. It may take a very long time to get rid of it or it may vanish within the span of seconds however the feeling of pain truly tests your capability. There may be nothing you can do to get rid of it but surely there are ways to control it and keep it inside. Some very basic ways such as:
  • Counting to 10 and keeping your cool
  • Meditation. Proved to be the most effective!
  • Sharing the pain with someone close
  • Sleeping if off – works most of the times
  • Distractions – the best way to get your mind working again
People consider speaking to a therapist or an advisor at times of ache or pain because they don’t know the path they are on. To overcome the pain, your potential is truly tested. You may not like it but to prove yourself you definitely have to go out of the way and achieve the impossible. Pain isn’t something which can be measured or tangible, its one of the smallest obstacles in life which just requires a little jump to be tackled with.

Monday Blues

After a long hard week of just pain and torture, the last thing anyone would want to hear is “Oh, It’s Monday already!”. People think one particular day maybe the worst of the week probably because of a greater workload or having to wait in a cue for several hours but whatever excuse they posses doesn’t match up to the disheartening sound of Monday!

dec09-rings-mondaybluesRight from age 6 when the grind of waking up at sunrise begins, everyday for the rest of your life, Monday blues has definitely taken over. No ones likes these Monday blues and it isn’t something we call for just because we like our leisure time during the weekends. No one gives themselves a pat on their back for overcoming the Monday blues because that is something that doesn’t exist. Hate it how much ever to call it your enemy but there’s nothing that can beat the power of Monday.

The entire burden caused by the daily routine is rewarded with a relaxing weekend which includes a tremendous amount of sleep however waking up on Monday to see that sunrise and to know that the entire routine starts all over again is the worst feeling. There isn’t really anything to overcome it as once it is on its way, the weekend is here already! There are somethings that you really can do to skip the feeling that it’s monday and start the week on a good note! Things like:

  • Waking up everyday in the morning for a run or jog to get the blood pumping
  • Eating loads of fruits to improve digestion, a great feeling indeed!
  • A nice cold shower to prevent the droopy effect
  • A positive mindset always does the trick in a way
  • Getting enough sleep sounds lame but its very effective!

Monday blues isn’t something we want but something we need! We wish that everyday of the year could be our birthday but then whats the actual point of it? Like people need a nice cup of coffee to start their day, everyone needs a nice dose of the Monday blues to start their week! Of course then comes the weekend so there’s always something to look forward to.

 

Frankie says relax!

The same old desk job from 9-5 can really exemplify the extent of monotony and there should definitely be something to break that boring sensation and open the mind to a more vast horizon of possibilities.
stress-relief-quote-jamart-photographyCounting to 10 at times of immense rage can really help soothe ones mood however counting to 10 isn’t going to help you after 8 long hours of corporate life each day. Some would say pick up a sport or hobby such as reading which could help you relieve a little stress that may persist. However achieving that higher state of mind is only possible when the body connects with the mind and soul.
The struggle for achieving one’s desire is compelled to be accompanied by stress. The tension that one experiences isn’t something thats called for. Without knowing the extent to which one can exploit their capacity, the stress continues to build on and on to a point where it dominates you as a human.
Tranquility can be found in the simplest of ways and possibly a different inclination based on several personality and characteristic traits. Some can be:
  • Listening to soft and calming music 
  • Playing a sport for leisure
  • Spending time with friends to get rid of the boredom
  • Reading a book or novel with a cup of tea
  • Getting a nice spa or massage to unwind the tension 
The possibilities to relieve yourself are endless. There maybe several ways to end the day on a good note however remember that stress should always be considered as external effect and not a significant part of the mind.