Hello everyone,

I sincerely hope that all of you are doing well in your lives, both at professional and personal fronts.

All those who are happy and content, congrats, you are on the brighter side of the spectrum. There is no feeling like that. All those who are not, please don’t lose heart and don’t give up, yet. Just hold on for some more, the dark clouds never last forever. And I can say that with experience. You’ll be fine, very soon.

To say that I missed this blog, my stories, and all of you who are no less than my extended family, is an understatement. Every single day of past so many weeks, I used to get up in the morning, with an elaborate plan that I will write updates on updates, my corner posts, will make available other stories, edit and do what not. And trust me, every single day passed with a snap of two fingers. In a jiffy.

My deepest, core thoughts keep communicating with me complaining to me that I don’t give them enough time. And when I do, they completely absorb me, overwhelm me, and make me a channel of their voice. I note down in my diary about the topics that I wish to write on. I make plans about my stories and future books. I read. I listen to music. And every single day, I decide that I will write. But it doesn’t go as planned.

I was always a night owl. I used to study for medical exams till late night. I read and do everything constructive work, late at night. After the world goes to sleep and the calm of the dark night sets in, the creative juices flow. So much so, that going to sleep before 2:00 or 3:00 am, felt early. But life starts early in the morning, right? After my kids started schooling, I had to get up early, around 5:30 am or maybe 6:00 am. I realised that I loved early mornings too. The serenity of rising sun, the cool air, the breeze, the calm in the atmosphere did wonders to the spirit. So, if we sum it up, it left me with only 4-5 hours of sleep at night, sometimes, even 3 hours of sleep.
Which is,by the way, a very unhealthy thing to do.
Everyone knows this. But being a doctor, I am more aware of how it works against all of the body systems. One must have adequate sleep. At least 7 -8 hours of sleep, especially the night sleep. Not like working all night and sleeping all day. That is not how a human body is designed to function.

Previously, I used to be very regular with updates. The reason for my regular updates was that I used to write and update late at night. In the last few months, I’ve made a deliberate effort to take care of my routine and take a healthy dose of sleep. So, even if I have a hundred things to do, I postpone them for the next day, put my wandering mind to rest and force myself to go to bed at around 10:00 0r 10:30 pm.
Of course, slip-ups do happen here and there. But mostly, these days, it is early to bed and early to rise for me.

Yes, it did demand a lot of readjustments in the regular schedule. It took some time to get adjusted to the new routine. Sometimes, I used to get up at 2:00 am as I am not used to sleeping more. Sometimes, it was 4:00 am. Sometimes, I used to stay awake for the entire night as I couldn’t go to sleep at all. Clinic work and consultations were shifted to afternoons. I used to think that I will write in early mornings, as I do it late at night. But every morning brought with it new challenges, more work, to-do lists and by the time, I finished them, it was time to go to sleep.

But the best part is that once you reach a stage where a schedule is set, it feels beautiful. As for me, it has done wonders for my body and mind. I feel more rejuvenated every single day. I am geared up to do more, learn more, be more productive. I have lost around 10 kgs of extra weight that I always wanted to get rid of. And I feel fitter and healthier than before.

I was never addicted to social media. These days it has reduced to only a few minutes, each day, but I don’t miss it. I miss only my blog and my readers and so I am here, to tell you about what I was up to in the last few days.

In this process, I had a few people worried for my well-being. I started getting panic messages on several sites asking me if I was fine. Apologies for not updating about my schedule here. But I am touched. I feel deeply, truly blessed to have received so much love here, something which I will never be able to reciprocate back. You are all gems in my life.

I may have replied to a few of you. Couldn’t reply to all. But I decided that I’ll be here, every Saturday, with a personal post at ‘my corner’ to keep you informed about me and to write about all the topics that you want me to write. It’s a perfect Saturday for me today because I am here, writing to you. And I have time, so I am writing BEB after this. I hope and pray, all Saturdays be like that πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Happy Perfect Saturday to you too!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

Stay blessed. All the love, sent your way.

M.

PS –

– I will post BEB in the evening today.Β 

– Do let me know in the comments if you are a morning birdie/or a night owl… and how do you manage your schedules around it? Does it suit your routine? And are you happy the way you are or want to change?

 

 

 

Written By

Manita V

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      Hello Manita Di, welcome back! πŸ˜€ I really missed notifications from your blog on my mail all these days. So happy to have you back here. Glad to know you have been working on your schedule and it has been doing wonders for you. πŸ™‚ As for me I am also sailing on the same boat. I have fixed my work schedule well. Now I am trying to go to bed early (it has become 11:30/12:00 AM these days) and wake up at 4:00 AM. Lately my entire sleep schedule has been haywire. But I really want to wake up at 4:00 AM. The solution for which I know is to sleep early. I am not at all a night person. Just trying to make this happen for myself.

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      Welcome back Manita!! I get you! I used to have some down days when I am so tired that I take off from the work just to sleep. But being home for the past 6/7 months had some advantages, I was always an early riser. I could get up at 2/3 to brush up for the exams. During regular work days (read before covid) I used to get up at 4:45. 4:45 to 6 was my time – Do some exercise, read a book, cook, watch something. After that started our daily prep for schools and offices. These days I get up at 5:30, read for sometime and exercise and prep for schools and office. I get a little more time for myself and family these days now that I don’t have to commute for 1 hr each way. In the evenings, I started learning guitar. I always wanted to learn Violin growing up. Never had a chance. Now utilizing the additional time.

      Saturdays and Sundays are mostly no-screen days. We do hikes, gardening, boardgames, paintings.

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        You make me envy, girl πŸ˜πŸ’–
        You have no idea how I have struggled to get the routine you have been enjoyingπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ™ˆ
        Jokes apart, it is a wonderful routine and I enjoy waking up early to have that me-time in mornings. Making weekends, no screen days is a wonderful idea. I have set a on-screen schedule post dinner and make my kids read something in that time.
        Great to be back. Missed you too. Hope you are fine. Take careπŸ’–πŸ’–

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          😁 my parents are here with us, so they make things a lot easier to manage. I don’t have to stress out about what to cook(cooking is easy than thinking about what to cook, I feelπŸ˜‚), how to handle kids if me and husband are stuck in a meetings or getting late at work.

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        And did you say – guitar!!! Wow!!! That’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Awesome πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
        Do post more about it.

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          yeah, it was actually a birthday gift to my daughter. We started learning it online via an app. Still in very basics. It is slightly harder for me as my fingers aren’t as agile as a kids’ fingers. But I am loving it.I hope to get better. Music in any form is soothing for me.

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      Hey lovely people,
      I tried my best, but I couldn’t complete the update of BEB today. There were so many distractions all through the day. I’ll try to behave better tomorrow and will post it tomorrow as I am free on Sunday too.
      If it were earlier times, I would have stretched my hoursπŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š. But I am trying to be honest to my decision. And so, keeping my resolve and maintaining my streak of sleeping early, I’m headed to sleep now.
      Have a great night.
      See you tomorrow πŸ€—πŸ˜

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        Really nice to see the post di… I am happy you are back rejuvenated… “Missed you ” Is just an understatement..cant explain how much we missed you n your posts for… Love you for everything and now you are inspiring me to have a good sleep cycle too… As I am a night owl n sleep at 2 am most of the nights.. Religiously will decide not to do so everyday but do the same thing every day.. Because that is the only me time I have everyday where I can do anything what I want to… Will try to change it soon.. Glad u r back and out of that habit.. Sleep well eat well and have a healthy lifestyle is my resolution for 2021..hopefully I stick on to it..
        Thku di
        Regards
        Priya

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          2021 is still far away… 3 months more to go… start now and see the results. Regarding me-time – it is as good in early morning as it is in late night. And you can exercise in fresh mind. Try it. Missed you too πŸ€—πŸ’–

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      I so so happy to see you back in the blog di!!! Missed you and your posts like hell. But then I knew everybody has a life outside social media and managing that is a big headache and energy draining. And also seeing you active in your other social media handles let me know that you were fine. Btw, I’m definitely a night owl. Love always❀.

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      I was an early morning person in college times. But now I have become a night person. Adequate sleep is definitely required, as it keeps your body rejuvenated whole day. Definitely missed you and your dose of positivity

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      Night owl as now a day’s courts work nt acc to normal schedule so dats y m lil do relax n some work n sending time with family

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      Hello Di…u posts always give new chills to me….so soothing…πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
      im really thankfull to the best Superwoman i know after my Mom 😘
      i m really Blessed….love u Di..
      take care…n im Both…can mange thing πŸ™ˆ

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        Haha!! people who manage ‘both’ are often taken for granted. I can say that with my experience. People give you all sorts of work, assuming that you will manage πŸ˜‚
        Other than that, it’s really cool!!
        love you too πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      Very very happy to see ur update and really missed u so muchhh and glad to hear you are doing fine. Love uuuu❀️

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      Hey di, hope u are doing good. I was concerned too I saw 1-2 tweets from ur account telling us that everything is fine. This month is hectic in workfront like super hectic but I am managing it well with my experience. I am a morning person and I like my routine that I follow that on week offs too πŸ˜‚ missed u and ur writing ❀ glad and happy that you are back 😍😍

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        I’m touched when people say that they missed me.This is what I consider the most precious part of all that I have earned in my journey of writing and being online.
        I’ve missed you too. And the overthinking element in me kept telling me that people will forget you. Thanks for proving it wrongπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.
        Love you πŸ’–πŸ€—

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          Loads of love back to you ❀❀ how can I not miss my positivity ki dukaan and ur thoughts about anything and everything? I am sorry, I wanna text and ask about ur wellbeing coz u were inactive here for quite long time but I was really stuck with my work 😩😩 and I relaxed after reading ur tweets.. Please sleep properly, u know it’s important for your health so plz don’t ignore. I sleep 7-8 hours a day so it feels fresh to start next day. At least take naps in between when u are free 😁😁

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            Haha!! Yeah, I’m trying to do the same.
            For so many years, my sleep cycle was reduced to 4-5 hours a day. But I am improving πŸ˜‰πŸ€ž
            And hope your work is going fine.

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      Very happy to see your update Di. Yeah proper sleep is very important vfor good health. Take care Di.

      I am rather than a owl nor a early riser. I sleep at 12 and wake up at 7.30. so I am good.

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      It’s good to hear that you y fineπŸ€—

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      Initially I was worried since you weren’t active in the blog. Then I saw that you are active on twitter with atleast one tweet and that’s when my heart calmed down.

      I am a night owl too when I was at hostel. But since I am in home now,I become an early bird:)
      Otherwise dad will start lecture.

      I am happy today.

      Good to see you back on the blog doc!

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        Yes, I used to randomly check twitter for news updates. I don’t watch TV channels because they are rubbish and peddle TRP driven fake news. I read online newspapers for news and twitter for a debate on both sides of the issue.
        I try and post at least one tweet a day or maybe like or RT any post so that people know that I am around.
        Good that you checked it 😍

        Regarding hostel, I think all of us become night birds when in hostel or due to college. Night suddenly becomes so fancy as it gives ample time to catch up on studies and all matargashti with friendsπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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      So I’m both lool, I can stay awake and do work I the night and the other way around aswell, working during the day.

      I know how important schedules are too hsebecaus ei gave bee flowing you for over 9 years but its okay, something things don’t go to plan as we will like them and that is okay.

      I love you
      ,,😘😘😘

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        Haha!!! Yeah, you have been following my erratic schedules for almost 9 years and we were both – both, night owls and early birds… I remember posting an update at nearly 3:30 at night and you were always the first one to respond. And I used to ask you, what time do you sleep as you were always awake, just like me.
        My friends always ask me why I am always awake. No more, though.
        As I am trying to change πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
        Love you too πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      Hello actually I was looking for BEB chapter 1 I can only see them from chapter 28 1to 27 chapters are missing I even checked my corner and masquerade I couldn’t find them there too and I don’t see any menu button I searched BEB there it shows from chapter 28 It will be a great help for me if you can tell me where can I see chapter 1 I have read a little bit of BEB chapter 1 and I really like the concept I really want to read that story so please tell me where can I find chapter 1 to 27

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      Heartening post… Thanks for sharingπŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸ˜Š

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      I am an early rising bird.. but right now m lazing around, since I have came covid-19 positive, and having nothing to do in hand, desperately waiting for BEB…

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