Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Million Things....

There are a million unrelated stuff that I want to write about...and dedicating a post for each is not what I want to do..so here are some of the million things - those that I know, those that I want to learn, those that I want to do and so on ...
  •  To do lists were not in my list of to do things every day ;) until I realized what a boon it can be, sometimes. I suddenly seem to have got a streak of forgetfulness for no apparent reason other than the fact that I am not using my gray cells the way they needed to be used! And, that made me forget so many small things that needed to be done. Well, if I am around fifty I could say I am getting old, but I am not and so I decided that I for one shouldn't be forgetting these small things, and until I get cured of this I needed to find a solution for my problem. That is when, a bunch of sticky notes of varying sizes at my desk caught my attention! I haven't been using them except when I needed to pass some information to another person or jot down a phone number quickly... I decided then and there to pick up the largest sticky note and add a list of things that I could remember, the list of things that needed to be done. The first weekend I took it home, I dint even so much so as glance into it. But, I still kept at it. I decided the next week, that I will try it first at work, then at home! So I made a list of things that needed to be done at work and scratched them off as I completed each task! How effortless it seemed when I first finished going through my entire sticky note stuff! After a couple of days, I gained some confidence and took a note home...Well, I dint get around to complete the entire list, but I did manage to do more than I would have otherwise...So I am going to stick on to the sticky note - to do list as long as I have to..until my gray cells repair themselves and get my memory back!
  • It is said that old habits die hard and so I want to convert a few new habits to old. This is the most important of the lot - I used to exercise five times a week and allz usually well in summer but when winter comes, I want some fat added up to make myself warm ;) and so I do not exercise. But then, other factors made me start to exercise in February, this year and I cannot be happier than now. All I want to do, though, is to make this an unbreakable habit!
  • Shouldn't relive the past...Good old days, yeah right! In all the thoughts of the past, I sometimes miss out on my present and the planning for the future..In the words of Hubert Humphrey: "The good old days were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today, and better days are coming tomorrow. Our greatest songs are still unsung." I also remember another sentence: "Keep the fork, for the best is yet to come!" So I am going to hold on to my fork from now onwards!
  • "It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities" - Sir Josiah Stamp. Two things rob people of their peace of mind: Work unfinished, and work not yet begun. And I have plenty along those very two! Unable to prioritize or inability to stick to the goals is what keeps me drifting away. I need to gather all my stuff and be ready to complete, toss, and get rid of some of the burden I am carrying!
My million things aren't over yet, but my day is going to....so let me finish off with these four for now...Later, I will do a part two to see my progress and also to add more things :) Ciao!

Monday, March 21, 2011

My first post for the x-th time!

I have been starting new blogs and writing them...but never keeping it consistent..never continuing it..and not ready to spend some time dedicating to writing something. Also, I have been an avid reader all my life but not really penned anything....so I always had the doubts if what I write is going to be worthwhile. Next comes the issue of am I going to show myself-my strengths, my weaknesses, who I am- to the entire world? The www is not going to be easy on me; how can I withhold my identity and/or discuss issues without creating trouble for me and everyone around me? These are questions and doubts that I always had and thus kept starting and deleting blogs very soon. So this time, I decided not to tell who I am..but with all the rantings everyone is going to know that this sure is a woman! So what is obvious I have added; whatever I consider otherwise, I am going to try to avoid. So no names, no other people's names...nothing to complicate my life and those around me; just a few rantings here and some musings there to make myself better. Sometimes, if we keep a record of our thoughts, our deeds, we will be more accountable. Or, that is what I always have felt...So here I am finishing my first post for the x-th time and hoping that I do not go through the ordeal of deleting this profile too and going on a sabbatical until another one starts!