Enjoying the Walk….

It is a blessing to go for long walks in an open, pollution free and safe environment, specially in this time when the fear of Ms Corona meeting around the corner, unannounced, looms large in every mind. Yes, it is more in the mind, Corona will not catch you unless you to hug and kiss, so practice physical distancing, keep face covered and hands clean.

Why does one go for a walk or a run? Well, most say because it helps them keep fit, so if tomorrow God guarantees you life long fitness without making any effort, will you stop going for the walk/ run? I will not for sure, because I am not being pushed for the walk by the desire of losing weight or staying fit.

What a feeling it is to watch the sun rise and set every morning and evening, hear the birds chirp in the background as I walk past lost in my thoughts; cannot be explained in words. So many people walk past, do not personally know most of them, but yet a good wish and a smile is exchanged, where else will I get an opportunity to smile, pass on a smile and make friends for no specific reason.

I go for a walk because it gives me an opportunity to be with me in a clean and green environment, talk to myself. I get an opportunity to converse with myself, at times with my God and find answers to most of the issues lingering in the mind during these walks. All the blogs I share are first written in my mind during the walks before finally being published.

Yes, an hour-long walk does help in filling the lungs with fresh oxygen, make the heart and mind go gaga with happiness and help the blood flow without stress through the body but I walk because it makes me happy and I have no reason to believe that anything is going to change in the future.

So all of you people, go for a daily walk, it relieves stress, helps you think fresh, make friends, stay happy and also helps you to stay fit.

 

Inspiration Vs Motivation….

‘Me time’ or the ‘Mobile time’….debate goes on….

No other technical gadget has invaded the human life like the smart phones. From communication to entertainment, education, online shopping, work from home, it has become an essential part of our daily lives more so in this difficult time of the COVID pandemic. One feels incomplete with a smart phone in hand.

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Mobile phones from being a means of communication also has become a major source of distraction, addiction, depression. The ‘mobile time’ has gradually replaced the ‘me time’ and taken over major part of the ‘family time’. From the conference tables in the offices to the dining tables at home one common factor is the smart phone occupying a pride of place. The way the phone is displayed on the table indicates who and what is more important. A ping of a message received gets more attention than the real conversation going on. A ring on the phone can make the owner forget his favourite food. Wi-fi connectivity matters more than the mental compatibility.

There was a time when I loved to spend time in my own company, talking to myself, living in my own imaginary world. Now the mobile phone has invaded that space and I spent maximum time in company of my phone. Whenever I am free the hand automatically goes to the phone and the scrolling starts. Most of the time what starts as a ‘check the mail or message update’ ends up in spending a couple of hours on surfing the net without much reason. The smart phone which otherwise is connecting me to the world has taken me away from myself.

The smart phones have made life simpler, but it has also forced the mind away from generating own ideas to ‘cut copy pasting’ from the 100s of ideas available online; the creativity and originality has taken a backseat.

The smart phones are here to stay, rather will continue to get smarter with every passing year. It is on us, the humans, to prove that we are the smartest and keep the smart phones in its place; not let them take over our lives. It is high time we stopped displaying our smart phones on the conference/ dining tables, resist from taking a peek at the messages or chatting during meetings; formal or informal.