There is a certain lump in my throat when I wake up these days. Each day I wake up with a thought- Do something productive! Somehow, I feel that whatever I do may not be good enough or satisfactory enough. But, I soon have to push that thought away. I cannot think like that. I have a lot to do and very less time in my hands.
It is then that my laziness starts playing games with my mind.
Laziness: There is no concept of time. Time is relative. You read it in a book.
Mind: This is a mere excuse to keep lying on the bed. This world values time. And only if you value your time today, you will achieve something tomorrow.
Laziness: Your time will come. You should be patient. Each individual has his/her own pace and destiny. You will get through it one day.
Mind: You have been thinking about like that since past so many years. What did you get? Only frustration and disappointment.
Laziness: Do not speak negatively. Each incident teaches you something. Think positive.
Mind: Thinking positive alone won’t help. One has to take action to achieve some results. You have to take one step at a time to reach somewhere. Merely fantasizing and procrastinating about it won’t give you any results.
Laziness: It is not fantasizing but visualization and visualization is a powerful technique. You have to feel something strong while thinking about it. Let’s think about what you want for 15 minutes and then get out from bed.
Mind: Visualization is a powerful technique, but when used with a strong determination and with a plan to take some action thereafter. You will spend 15 minutes thinking about what exactly should you visualize and then spend the next 15 minutes controlling your wanderlust mind from daydreaming. And the next thing you know, your mom will tell you to bathe and have breakfast and there goes your next hour.
Laziness: You can tell mom that you will have breakfast a little late and then start working.
Mind: Then your aunt, lying beside you, will wake up and will tell you that we should all eat together. You can do whatever you are doing a little while later.
Laziness: Then you can work after your breakfast. Not a big deal. You will have a fresh mind till then.
Mind: And that fresh me will want to open my tablet and work on it. And then your heart will think what is the harm of checking out SNS first.
Laziness: Exactly, once you check all your social sites, you can start afresh and work on anything you want.
Mind: You know your habits. Once you surf through Facebook for about 15 minutes, you will waste more than half an hour on Instagram’s feed. You will be scrolling through the endless images of people you don’t even know and laughing at videos of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. This is your idea of work? It will be noon when you’ll finally feel that you have had enough.
Mind: Unless you want to feel regret at noon for wasting your time on social media and not waking up early enough, you should drag your lazy body from this bed.
And with this fear that I may regret my stupidity at the end of the day, I wake up a jerk and go on to do something this day. Anything. It may not be good enough but it will be something. My something. I may not reach the level I want to achieve in a single day, but I am surely taking a step today. Taking a decision to not to be the same person I was yesterday.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”