I know I have been too busy lately. So much that I didn't even get a chance to stop and think about anything, let alone being able to keep them long enough to get them on paper or on this blog. But, this morning, time tricked me a little. (That might not be the best way to put it, but I think it will make sense if you read on.) So, what really happened was that I missed my bus by one minute, and I regretted it so much. I have gotten into this weird habit of turning on my laptop every morning while I am getting ready, and almost every day that’s what makes me running after the bus to work. I think I kind of needed this warning to stop wasting time when I really don't have any. So, on my next bus, I got to thinking about some things that I have learned over past few days, and I just have to share:
- Never add irrelevant things on list, when you're already short of time. It’s always better to be a minute early, than regret being late (or run after buses first thing in the morning.)
- Don't give up. Just keep trying because right when you are about to give up, usually that’s when you've crossed the hard part. Just hang in, and you'll see. If you really need to, take a quick break and grab a coffee or whatever you like to relax a bit, and start with a hopeful mind. Trust me!
- Tomorrow is a myth. If being so busy has taught me something, it is that there is never going to be enough time. We think we have tomorrow to do things, but it’s a trap. There is a great chance that the things we put off will remain in that status for a certain time until you kick your own butt (not an easy thing to do) to go do it. So, just finish off everything while you can. You are always going to want to rest, who doesn’t. But we must do what we have to before it hangs over our heads like this huge bag full of heavy stuff. This doesn't just apply to work- if you have some friends’ outing, time with your family or you get some alone time, make the most of it because no matter how much you procrastinate, life is going to end someday. Let’s make it worth looking back to.
- No one else is to be blamed. I guess this one is a part of growing up, but I finally get it. No one else in this world, not your parents, not your friends, is responsible for who you are. Every person in this world goes through a set of experiences which make them what they are, but that still doesn't mean you can blame your downsides on someone else. It’s you. If you think you don’t like it, change it or accept it. Holding others responsible isn’t doing anything but building this feeling of hatred inside you. Just let go, change what you can and accept what you can’t.
- I just cannot save money. Another growing up one, saving money is no piece of cake. First of all it takes so much planning and then determination to stick to the plan. As if it’s not enough, there are so many unexpected things you have to do- social commitments, everyday chores- which cannot be avoided. Still trying to figure out a good way to do that.
- You are the one who should make you happy. This one you might have heard several times, but it is so true that I have to say it. Never tie your happiness to someone or something. Just be happy.
- Sharing is good. I just think life’s a lot better when you've got someone to come back home to.
What did you learn?