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 😃😍
Happy Perfect Saturday to you too!! 💖💖
Stay blessed. All the love, sent your way.
– I will post BEB in the evening today.
– 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?