Civil services preparation is a blend of unlimited work and limited time. The latter two form the core ingredients of an interesting delicacy of our life stress.
Often we have been imbibed with ill-effects of it and more than this with the timely expert guidance from almost everyone around- try some meditation, why don t you go for a long walk, stress-oh! listen to some music; it would help and yes what we all certainly try out . With a smile, a deep breathe in and out.. but more or less we have customized our own ways to counter it temporarily. So you must be thinking then what is the other side to it. It is nothing but the same side that we end up after exhausting all our counter attacks and then coming to the conclusion , leave it, let me go back to work .
Stress is the culmination of less energy and more work. As per a simple equation, the first half should be increased with the management of second half. Healthy food and good sleep do address the energy part but the key lies in management of work which is all about prioritizing the urgent and important work(chapters,books etc) and completing them.
However, the most important of all, it all begins with the mental software of ours, the very first thought, I am stressed . It is after we engage with this thought , ingrain it and start fighting , forgetting that WHAT WE RESIST, ACTUALLY PERSIST. In the process of relieving it, we end up creating more of it.
So for a change, can we try out befriending it and accepting that it comes, so that next time when the best buddy knocks , let us welcome it on a comfortable seat and rather than us engaging with it; let it do some work by handing over Medieval history NCERT(XI), I am sure it would definitely run away J
This mysterious delicacy,though may sour our taste buds for a while but is not much capable of taking away sweetness of our preparation. Every time it knocks,let us just rewind our software to thirty minutes, a day back or may be months back to the moment of our last smile and it wouldn’t be a long back but right that moment itself … 🙂