Just Do It!
More often than not, we are so busy filling the pockets and fulfilling the dreams of the organisations we serve that we tend to overlook the importance of ‘me time’ and ‘we time’
Sitting on the last Sunday of November 2018, I really feel today should be that lazy Sunday to look back and plan. Plan how to optimally use the last month before the year bids goodbye. Feels like a flash...December is almost here!
More often than not, we are so busy filling the pockets and fulfilling the dreams of the organisations we serve that we tend to overlook the importance of 'me time' and 'we time'. The latter being more important as life is more unpredictable than we can ever imagine. Trust me!
The best things to do today would be:
Plan the list of people who you would like to visit in December. Family visits you have been postponing because of excessive work pressure or laziness. Prioritise senior members of the family who would be absolutely delighted if you paid them a sudden visit. Imagine the glow on their faces.
Make a list of things you always wanted to buy. Buy not just for yourself but as a gift for someone you love. The beige Kanjeevaram for Maa or something for your favourite Aunt or Uncle. Perhaps you can make a list of things that you think they truly require. Why not gift a Christmas present like a room heater maybe. A little from your end will make a huge difference. Happiness is priceless.
Plan a short trip with your family. Just a night or two if you can't manage a longer duration. Try and include the senior members of your family. Include in-laws and at least have one trip were the family is spending quality time as one.
Avail the year end balance leaves on priority. Just by doing nothing at all can gift you something you truly deserve.
A short 'me time' list:
Pamper yourself with an entire day of good spa, good massage, great food and a good film to end the day. This one day would help you detox the burden of the entire year and keep you brighter as you step towards the next.
Sit down, watch the sky, listen to music and just pen down what 2018 has taught and what 2019 should bring. Reminiscing is very important.
Catch up with some really old friends who know the old you. Discussing great old times and touching nostalgia is always refreshing.
Take the phone and just call to say the 'thank you' that probably you missed. Or the sorry that someone truly deserved. Or may be the 'I love you' that has to be spelt. It will help you embrace a much happier and guilt free new year.
Whatever you do, do consider a thought on the importance of the last month of the year. Before 2019 begins let us cleanse, purify and prepare to make the best for all and us.
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